OISE gives children a head start in life and encourages them to follow their bilingual ambitions. Stimulating and dynamic tuition at a fast, consistent pace instills advanced language skills beyond school needs and provides a valuable asset for the future.
- Newbury Hall Education
- Open all year Age 13-17 27 hours a week Newbury, UK
- The aim of the school is to encourage pupils to develop the intellectual and social understanding and behaviour that will allow them to develop the personal skills and career skills for a fulfilling future life.
Newbury Hall is a comfortable, well-equipped and safe environment set in a traditional English market town. The school itself is an impressive Victorian building dating back to 1859, modernised to accommodate OISE students.Example topics covered in lessons
- Writing Craft
- Narrative Strategies
- Complex Grammar
- Interview Aptitude
Students who wish to prepare for the exam study. Weekly individual speaking tests, listening, reading and prnounciation practise and coaching in examination skills.Subject Literacy include
- Ethical Issues
- Great Thinkers
- Future Choices
Students take charge of their own learning. They are supported to assume a high degree of independence and take on full responsibilty for planing their study time. Students learn how to research and discover information for themselves.Timetable
Mon - Fri English Language literacy Subject literacy Lunch English Language literacy Social and Global Fluency on Wednesday & Friday only Subject literacy Break Evening activites
A stay at Sherbourne Priors is an inspirational experience which will have a striking influence on the child’s early international personality. Lessons focus on the four key skills
- Sherbourne Priors Education
- Open all year Age 7-13 22.5 hours a week Sherbourne, UK
- Provides an intimate educational setting where staff and students live and learn together in English country manor house.
Workshops encouarge fluency in English through games and activites, includes sport and team games as well as arts and crafts. Students work in team on a week long project bassed on Science or English literature.Core subject lessons based on English curriculum
- General Science
Mon - Fri English Language lessons Break Mixed subjects taught through English, History, Geography, Science Lunch Workshop Education excursion (Wednesday's only) Workshop Break Break Project Self-study Break Evening activites
- American English Programme
- Open all year Age 16-17 22.5 hours a week Boston, USA
- Challenging students to immerse themselves in American English language and culture to foster strong language skills to give them an international voice.
The program is designed specifically for the ages 16-17 with an aim to prepare students for their future academic and professional future. It is a rigorous course that encourages fluent communication and effective self-expression in American English.Classes focuses on
- Grammar structures
- Field trips
Students study American culture and civilisation through subjects such as:
Students who wish to prepare for the exam study. Weekly individual speaking tests, listening, reading and prnounciation practise and coaching in examination skills.Timetable
Mon - Fri Comprehension & Expression Break Accuracy Cultural Studies Lunch Afternoon Workshops & Projects Self-study
- The Oxford College Programme
- Summer Age 14-17 27 hours a week Oxford, UK
- Offers students ample opportunity to prepare for an aspirational, professional future through skill-based workshops, field trips and case study analyses.
The Oxford College Programme is the most rigorous of OISE courses; for students wanting to perfect their English language skills who already have an advanced level of English. Tuition takes place in small groups of maximum eight students.Daily research
The daily research project is taught in groups of four, and concentrates on current affairs through text analysis and debate, resulting in a presentation at the end of each week.Lesson specific subjects options
- Internation Relations
- Journalism & Digital Media
- Public speaking
In the summer offers students an unforgettable taste of university life including outdoor activites in the city's open space and a wealth of cultural enrichment in the form of museums, galleries and breathtaking architecture.Timetable
Mon - Fri Text of the Day Current Affairs Workshop Break English Language Focus Writing Skills Lunch Lecture Case Study Project Homework Break
Building on over 40 years of experience teaching summer programmes
- The Summer School Curriculum
- Summer Ages 7-17 23 or 27 hours per week
- Students are completely immersed in the English language from the start of the day to the very end in order to maximise the learning potential.
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 autonomous learners.Example subjects in completion of a task
- Theatre 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 YorkFocuses on
- Lexis Development
- Self confident
- Natural Science
- British History
- Cultural Awareness
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.Timetable
This is an example of a typical timetable and will change depending on course and programme.
Mon - Fri English Language lessons Break Life Skills Lunch Mixed subject taught English, History, Geography, Science Education excursion (Wednesday's only) Mixed subject taught English, History, Geography, Science Break Break Project Project Self-study
Excursions & Activities
Learning does not just take place in the classroom and excursions offer students an opportunity to understand further about British history and culture, whilst the activities are designed to encourage the use of English in a social setting.
Residential courses offer a full evening social programme of sports, art and whole school activities throughout the week. Home-stay courses focus on one activity a week so that students get to know their hosts and use English in a home environment.
OISE provides a Welcome Lounge at Heathrow and Gatwick airports for students to begin their OISE summer experience in comfort and safety in a supervised environment.
From the moment they arrive students are looked after by trained OISE staff (except in cases where parents have informed OISE that students will be arriving independently). All courses include airport transfers on arrival and departure (subject to the arrival and departure times of the flights).
This high level of supervision is maintained throughout the course and includes the departure day up to the point where the students enter the departure lounge.Arrival/departure transfers
Airport Destination London Heathrow All OISE Schools UK London Gatwick All OISE Schools UK Boston Logan Boston, USATaxi transfers Country Price range UK £60 - £350 USA $100 - $200Homestay accommodation
Integration into family life is essential to make the student’s stay in the country enjoyable and to make the learning process complete. Living with a family gives students the opportunity to practise what they have learned during the lessons.
All families meet OISE’s standards: the houses are comfortable, the hosts are welcoming and, above all, are genuinely interested in receiving young guests and helping them to develop fluency in the English language. Students share the family’s way of life by having breakfast and dinner with them, and joining in other activities such as sports and discussions.Residential accommodation
Most schools are set in their own grounds and offer excellent sports facilities: tennis courts, swimming pool, sports hall with courts for volleyball, basketball, badminton, etc. The days are packed full of learning activities with a full evening social programme to complement the daytime programme. All meals are provided on both homestay and residential courses.AvailabilityOISE is committed to providing a safe learning environment for students. Every staff member plays their part in ensuring that students’ concerns are listened to and that support is provided throughout their stay. A 24 hour emergency helpline for all OISE customers is available year round.
School Homestay Residential Newbury N/A Available all year Boston Available all year N/A Sherbourne N/A Available all year Oxford N/A 01/07 - 11/08 Badminton N/A 08/07 - 11/08 Taunton N/A 08/07 - 04/08 Dawlish 24/06 - 21/07 N/A Folkestone 17/06 - 25/08 N/A Swindon 01/07 - 25/08 N/A Telford 08/07 - 04/08 N/A York N/A 01/07- 28/07
Follow the Get a Quote or Contact links on any page, or simply call the number +44 1865 345 543 (operates between 9:00 - 17:30 UK time) . We accepts all major credit and debit cards as well as international bank transfers.FAQsNo, any student serious about language learning can take an OISE course.For courses in the UK, the government offers accurate up-to-date information about requirements online, which can be found here . For courses in France, Spain and Germany, EU citizens do not require a visa as these countries are within the Schengen zone. For non-EU Citizens, please enquire into the visa requirements from your home country.We advise that you book as early as possible for the summer period as the courses do sell out, but we try to accommodate all requests according to availability.No, tutors are allocated to scholars depending on the requirements for each lesson, so each scholar will have a variety of tutors to optimise learning.Groups are selected according to a number of factors including the language level of the scholars, what they want to learn, their age, their occupation and their nationality or native language.Yes, all OISE training centres have a free WIFI network students may connect to.Scholars stay with a local family in their home, eating together in the mornings and evenings for a culturally and linguistically enriching experience.Everything is included in the course price, with exception of the flight.