OISE York is set in the impressive grounds of Queen Ethelburga’s, a traditional English boarding school, 30 minutes from the historic city centre of York. Located within 100 acres of rural countryside, its luxurious accommodation and facilities are second to none.
Queen Ethelburga’s in York is the ideal location for an intensive summer of learning English abroad. It is a modern school with a vast amount to offer both in terms of facilities and the surrounding English countryside. Students engage with active lessons and creative projects under the supervision and guidance of an experienced teaching staff.
The Intensive Summer Curriculum is a full time course of 27 hours of tuition per week, with a maximum of 8 students per class. The course aims to develop both an intellectual as well as a social understanding.
OISE deliver a full day of learning which focuses on language, academic literacy, subject literacy and social and cultural fluency. Lessons generally follow a topic throughout the day, flowing seamlessly from grammar and vocabulary to more productive and creative tasks in the afternoons.
Queen Ethelburga’s has a great deal to offer in terms of sports facilities including a full size football pitch. Several student activities are arranged every afternoon and evening, with examples including quiz and casino nights, disco, film and games nights, talent show, theatre workshop, fashion show, teacher versus students sports, music workshops, card tournament, scavenger hunt and karaoke. Every Saturday there is a full day excursion to Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool and Sundays are filled with activities such as arts & crafts, sports and team games and local excursions.
Young Learners are greeted by dedicated and experienced members of the OISE courier team at London airports or the Eurostar terminal within standard hours as part of their course package to ensure their safe and comfortable transfer. Students are then accompanied to the Welcome Lounge, a facility with food and refreshments as well as activities to keep students occupied until they are taken onward to the school.
Founded in 71AD, York has a rich historical past. The ancient city walls still exist and contain the network of tiny cobbled streets which now play host to a number of cafes and quirky independent shops. In 2014 students were able to see the Tour de France pass through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside a short distance from the school.