Academic English for Exam Candidates in Swindon

Academic English for Exam Candidates in Swindon

Ages 13 - 17


Course overview

  • 27 hours of classes per week
  • FCE or CAE preparation possible
  • 6-8 students per class
  • Open in July

About OISE Swindon

In Swindon, OISE offers its students the opportunity to acquire a natural command of English during their linguistic stay. The college is situated in a modern setting that students aged 13 to 17 from all over the world are able to meet. Courses are limited to 8 students per class which guarantee an effective language stay.

OISE Swindon student

The Programme

Students of all levels are able to attend the program in Swindon. From beginner (A1) to advanced (C1), the content is adapted to everyone. Classes are organized according to levels. Everyone is challenged and works according to their abilities and can thus progress to the maximum.


OISE Swindon students in conversation

Exam Preparation

Cambridge exam preparation (PET, FCE, CAE)
The courses are intensive and exclusively adapted to the preparation of the FCE or CAE exams. Teachers are specialized in Cambridge exam training and have years of experience, the program addresses all elements of the exam with a focus on practice.

The Cambridge exam preparation is a 27-hour weekly course with 6-8 students per class. Each lesson lasts 90 minutes, taught by 2-3 different teachers. The teachers are experienced and provide dynamic classes at a fast and constant pace.

The program focuses on the four competencies assessed during the exam: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, the program studies each area in depth. Old exams are used to simulate the exam situation and familiarize students with time management constraints.

The Cambridge exam is a lifelong qualification recognized worldwide by many academic institutions, companies and governments. It is a certificate of the level of the students: upper intermediate (FCE) or advanced level (CAE).
The courses are divided according to the level of the exam that the students wish to take. Before arrival, students must take a test under conditions similar to those of the exam to ensure that they have the appropriate level. The student's progress is constantly monitored by the teacher, who gives everyone maximum attention in the classroom due to the small size of the groups.

OISE Swindon class listening to the teacher

Cultural Programme

Every week, leisure activities complete the course program. During their language stay in Swindon, students have the opportunity to spend a day in London, Oxford or Bath. During the week, relaxation evenings are organised. All the students then get together, for example, for a disco evening, a laserquest, or a barbecue.

OISE Swindon class listening to the teacher


Host Family

A welcoming local host family, either individually or with other students of different nationalities. All OISE host families have credentials checked according to strict guidelines.

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Travel and location

The designated airports for Swindon are London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Our dedicated and experienced meet and greet teams look after the students and ensure their safe onward transfer.
To benefit from the free transfer service students should arrive 10.00 - 19.00 on Sundays and depart 12.00-19.00 on Saturdays. Outside these times private transfers can be organised at a supplement.
The majority of students arriving in London will be taken to our nearby Welcome Lounge to join with other students for their school and then travel together to Swindon. Whilst at the welcome lounge they can relax in a secure environment and enjoy games, activities and refreshments.

Swindon is home to Brunel's railway works that have been restored and remain an integral part of the town's heritage. The historic old town still largely exists and is complemented by modern cultural and entertainment complexes, including a pedestrianised shopping street and a retail outlet with excellent facilities. Just outside Swindon, there are picturesque villages to explore.


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Academic English for Exam Candidates - Swindon 

Weeks Prices
1 week  £1,275
2 weeks  £2,360
3 weeks  £3,435
4 weeks  £4,510

Course Dates

30th of June 1,2,3,4 weeks 14 July 1,2 weeks
7th of July for 1,2,3 weeks 21 July 1 week