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OISE London English Language School

OISE London English Language School

OISE London English Language School

Learn English in the Centre of London

OISE London aims to give students the skills to become eloquent communicators in English. One-to-one tuition, as well as coaching in small groups of no more than 4 participants, is designed to stimulate and drive students towards their ambitions and encourage them to reach their full potential. OISE London caters to students aged 16 and above and is popular with executive and professional clients in particular.

London is a city of unrivalled opportunity, the world capital of fashion, finance, arts and entertainment, and host to some of the world’s best universities and most innovative design colleges, with a diverse international community. OISE London, with its location not 3 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square, provides the perfect setting for ambitious students and executives to thrive. 

OISE London English Language School

Spaces for Focused Study

OISE London is housed in a Grade I listed building, former home of famous English diarist Samuel Pepys (1633 – 1703). The school spans three floors and has been carefully modernised in accordance with OISE’s unique approach to language learning featuring spacious and light classrooms in which small groups of students can thrive.

The school boasts a lecture theatre for group presentations, a debating chamber and a computer suite, as well as our Drawing Room, where learners can enjoy a comfortable break between lessons with the newspapers of the day. WiFi is available throughout the building. Designed with the students' needs in mind, this environment not only supports but enhances the learning experience.

Tuition Programmes

The Tutorial™

OISE’s Tutorial™ Programme engages students in one-to-one situations with experienced tutors. This allows the learner to focus on their individual interests and ambitions so that it is both relevant and meaningful at all times. This leads to accelerated learning and increased confidence in a range of professional or academic situations. Learners are not restricted to one tutor, but have 3 or 4 specialist teachers throughout the day so that they are exposed to a wide range of teaching styles, regional accents and specialist knowledge.

The Tutorial course can be combined with lessons in small groups on the Integrated Tutorial Programme, allowing the learner to also benefit from peer discussion, social interaction and presentation skills.

Tutorial Summary

The Quatorial™

The Quatorial™ programme is an excellent way for students to develop their confidence and performance skills in English. By working together in small groups (2 - 4 students) with learners of a similar age, level of English and professional or academic background they are able to negotiate course content with their tutors each week. This ensures that students only study what is relevant and necessary for their future development and that no time is wasted on topics or language that they will never need.

The daily timetable is designed to by expose students to a range of lesson types and methodology and comprises 22.5 hours per week in Quatorial lessons (max. 4 students) and 5 hours per week of Spoken Assertiveness Workshop (max. 8 students). The overall focus is on communication and presentation skills so that students leave the course feeling both more confident and empowered on return to their workplace or study environment.

The Quatorial™ can be combined with Tutorial sessions to further polish the student’s language. 

Quatorial Summary


Passing the IELTS, or International English Language Test System, is now a requirement for entry into university in the UK as well as many other countries that use English as their primary language. The IELTS test assesses the full range of your English skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing. IELTS Preparation courses are aimed at students and professionals who wish to enrol in an English-speaking university, apply for a work visa or to work abroad. 

IELTS Programme Summary

Specialist Courses

OISE London offers a number of specialist courses, including English for Finance, Business, Leadership, Diplomacy, Entrepreneurs, Media and Oil and Gas Professionals; see below for course summaries.

English for Finance
English for Business
English for Diplomats and the International Sector
English for Leadership and Entrepreneurship
English for Media Professionals
English for Oil and Gas Professionals

OISE London English Language School

Cultural Programme

The social programme at OISE London is designed to give students every opportunity to experience the best that London has to offer in a culturally enriching way, which promotes the use of English in everyday situations.

There is at least one teacher-led activity every evening, Monday to Friday, with 3 free activities per week. Activities range from walking tours of London to attractions such as Covent Garden, Big Ben, the London Eye and Chinatown, meals in local restaurants, visits to the National Gallery and Tate Modern.

Weekend excursions to popular destinations such as Stonehenge & Bath, Canterbury & Dover, Oxford, and Cambridge can be arranged.


    1. Homestay
    2. Homestay accommodation is included in the course price and is a great way of continuing to speak English after class, and to learn about British culture. OISE London offers homestay accommodation on a half board basis with our dedicated families that provide a welcoming, comfortable and secure environment for our students.
    1. Halls of Residence
    2. Experience life in the heart of the city. Residence halls offer stylish studio accommodation for students in central London. Private rooms include an en suite bathroom, kitchen area, free Wi-Fi and a gym membership. All residences are a short underground ride away from the school.
    1. Hotels
    2. We can advise on a range of hotels from 3 to 5 star, all within walking distance of the school. We have negotiated special rates with several hotels which can be booked through the school.
Oxford Travel


All major London airports can be reached from the school within an hour by public transport. There are frequent Eurostar services departing from Kings Cross St Pancras station. Other locations in the UK can be reached by train, coach or plane. The school lies a short walk from Embankment Underground and Charing Cross Station.


Our Location

OISE London is situated in a prime central London location within easy reach of several areas of interest to students. The language school has excellent transport connections just off the Strand, 2 minutes walk from Charing Cross station and 3 minutes walk from Embankment station. On one side of the school lies the lavish Victoria Embankment Gardens, meeting the Thames. On the other side the bustling area around the Strand, with its exclusive shops and restaurants. Trafalgar Square is 5 minutes walk away; featuring the National Gallery, and the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace.

  • Address
  • 12 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6DF
  • Office Hours
  • 8:00am - 6:30pm (GMT+00)