OISE aims to make a significant contribution to its students’ future success in life through inspirational language teaching that challenges the learner and is focused on results.
OISE (Oxford Intensive School of English) was founded by Till Gins, the owner of the company, in 1973 in Oxford, England. Inspired by the renowned teaching methods of the University of Oxford, the school’s one-on-one Tutorial system was unique among language schools in the area.
After successful expansion in the UK and Europe, OISE opened its Boston campus in 1999, as a school of American English. With more than 40 years of experience, the school remains a leader in language education on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, known for its individualized and ambitious approach.
At OISE, learning English is never isolated from its purpose: international communication. There is a difference between mastering English and mastering international communication. The first is important, but it is not a direct route to the second.
For this reason, an OISE education focuses on forming each student’s bilingual identity. This requires more than grammar and vocabulary study - students must learn to use English for their own purposes. In addition to language lessons, projects and optional workshops in critical thinking and assertiveness further develop students’ abilities to express themselves in an international context.
Outside the classroom, students also practice using their English in their everyday life in Boston. A homestay in an American house is the ultimate immersive experience. This education transforms students into autonomous learners and assertive, bilingual leaders who share their ideas with the world.