Building on over 40 years of experience teaching summer programmes
As well as challenging the student to improve on their confidence and fluency in English, OISE Young Learners has always focused on giving students the
skills to think critically and challenge the world we live in and push them to continue learning beyond the course by taking a step closer to becoming
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The Academic Program
The academic program of the course develops technical knowledge of the language, confidence and fluency, as well as explores a wide range of topics and
linguistic areas of interest, such as critical thinking, business, theatre or creative writing. During their time at one of the OISE academic centres,
in addition to improving their English expression skills, students acquire new interpersonal skills and intercultural awareness as well as developing
English classes: These lessons cover the four basic language skills (listening and reading comprehension, and verbal and written
expression) and include controlled practice in language structures and lexis development to achieve a good command of grammatical structures and vocabulary.
Life skills and learning strategies: Each lesson is thematically linked to English as seen in the class that precedes it. Sessions
cover concepts such as study skills, time management and self-confidence.
Fluency workshop: A session that helps students overcome their own inhibitions of public speaking.
Project: Projects encourage autonomous learning, teamwork, and homework (such as a presentation, video, newspaper), covering areas
such as journalism, drama, or debate.
Each student has a personal "portfolio" that helps the teacher and student measure progress from class to class, as well as supporting orientation
and learning sessions. In addition, students also use this personal "portfolio" for self-assessment as well as for setting personal goals.
Students wishing to prepare for the FCE or CAE exam study exam techniques, study strategies and receive regular individualised feedback on progress. This
includes real-time practise examinations and coaching in language and examination skills.
Every Wednesday afternoon, students go on excursion to a local point of interest. This is used to engage with British culture, and students are given a
task to enhance their experience.
Course available at OISE Taunton, OISE Swindon, OISE Badminton, OISE Telford, OISE Dawlish, OISE Folkestone, OISE York.
The full day of learning continues after lessons. Residential students have organised
cultural and recreational activities during the evening at the school. Homestay
students return to their host family where they have the opportunity to participate
in family life