Frequently Asked Questions


OISE offers intensive language tutoring in English, French, German and Spanish for young learners, students and professionals.

A Tutorial™ is a one-to-one programme which takes the form of one scholar to one tutor for high intensity learning.

A Quatorial™ is a programme which comprises four scholars to one tutor to maximise individual attention alongside fostering communication and group work.

An Octorial™ is a programme which takes place in small groups of up to eight scholars per tutor to stimulate a strong group dynamic which maximises language acquisition.

No, any student serious about language learning can take an OISE course.

Follow the ‘Get a quote’ or ‘Contact’ links on any page, or simply call the number displayed. OISE accepts all major credit and debit cards as well as international bank transfers.

For courses in the UK, the government offers accurate up-to-date information about requirements online, which can be found here. For courses in France, Spain and Germany, EU citizens do not require a visa as these countries are within the Schengen zone. For non-EU Citizens, please enquire into the visa requirements from your home country.

Primary & Secondary School Pupils

Everything is included in the course price, with exception of the flight.

We advise that you book as early as possible for the summer period as the courses do sell out, but we try to accommodate all requests according to availability.

Professional & University Students

OISE training centres are open 52 weeks a year and so are very flexible. Ideally bookings should be made at least one month before the course start date, but staff do their best to accommodate other requests according to availability.

No, tutors are allocated to scholars depending on the requirements for each lesson, so each scholar will have a variety of tutors to optimise learning.

Groups are selected according to a number of factors including the language level of the scholars, what they want to learn, their age, their occupation and their nationality or native language.

Yes, all OISE training centres have a free WIFI network students may connect to.

Scholars stay with a local family in their home, eating together in the mornings and evenings for a culturally and linguistically enriching experience.