Enchanting Segovia is home to OISE's intensive Spanish course for young learners, with programmes designed to challenge and immerse students in Spanish language and culture. When established at a young age, a foreign language can be an inexhaustible resource for the future, and OISE has tailored the student learning experience to make a real difference in learning Spanish.
OISE's philosophy of total language immersion plays an important role, meaning the whole learning experience is structured to teach relevant vocabulary and expressions, and to provide constant opportunities for students to reinforce what is learned in by applying it to natural, real-world situations, both in the classroom and outside of it.
The Summer School Programme is a full time course of 27 hours of tuition per week, with a maximum of 8 students per class. Through this course, we aim to develop in our students an intellectual and social understanding which will lead to a fulfilling life, both personally and professionally. We do this by delivering a full day of learning which focuses on language, academic literacy, subject literacy and social and cultural fluency.
A key part of our English language experience is our culturally enriching leisure programme. The social programme at OISE Cambridge is designed to extend language learning beyond the classroom in a culturally enriching environment. All activities are chosen to allow students to discover the character of Cambridge, whilst having fun and socialising; and to offer students as many different contexts as possible in which to communicate in English.
We offer at least 3 complimentary evening activities hosted by a member of the OISE team and options to visit other cities of interest in England at the weekends. We are also happy to organise some additional weekend activities during your studies here such as horse-riding, clay -pigeon shooting, golf, tennis, archery and falconry.
The residence is a 15 minute walk from the school, in the heart of Segovia. The dormitories are composed of single rooms. Boys and girls have separate dorms, and there is always a supervisor who sleeps in each dormitory. Host families are selected by the school.
Students are collected from the airport in Madrid by OISE staff and taken to their host family or the residence if within the standard hours of arrival.
Segovia is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain with its historical Roman and medieval buildings, and its beautiful natural surroundings. Small but lively and dynamic, Segovia is an ideal location for young students. Located at the foot of the spectacular mountain range of Guadarrama, it enjoys a cool breeze even in summer.