This program consists of English lessons for teenagers aged 14 to 17. Its classes, taught in groups of up to 4 students, are designed to develop the skills needed for a future using English as an international language. Students are immersed in American language and culture and develop strong language skills to give themselves a voice in the world. The program is challenging but rewards the student with a new level of confidence and an excellent command of the English language.
Courses start every Monday of the year. Students arrive on Sunday evening and leave on Saturday morning.
On this course, every day is a full day of learning. First, morning coaching sessions focus on using American English as a tool for international communication. Strong language skills are nurtured in intensive classes in comprehension, expression, and accuracy.
Afternoon and evening bring workshops, projects, self-study, and field trips. In these sessions, students develop teamwork, presentation, and critical thinking skills.
Students learn about American culture through academic subjects such as geography, history, politics, business, and media. This gives them context for their language studies and teaches them to think about a range of topics in English. It can also prepare students who wish to enter the US educational system to integrate into American society by teaching them about its background and current events.
Students who wish to enter an English-speaking high school or university must submit their results of either the TOEFL or the IELTS English tests. Usually, a non-native English speaker must attain a minimum score on one of these tests to be considered for admission.Learn more
Students planning to apply to a US university while studying at OISE will need to do some preparation.Learn more
Boston is a center of US history and education. Home to over 20 higher education institutions including MIT and Harvard University, this city is an ideal location for students preparing to enter a US university.Learn more
OISE organizes 3 leisure activities each week. These help students relax between days of study and explore what Boston and the US have to offer. Some examples are: