Engage Confidently in English
Engage Confidently in English
Arrive any Sunday from 28/6/20 - 19/7/20 for a course of 1 - 4 weeks. Departure on Saturday.
Small class sizes ensure that each student receives individual attention from their tutors, providing a learning experience which is unique to their needs. This close proximity between students and teachers fosters close relationships and a supportive environment, which builds confidence amongst the young learners and encourages them to succeed.
Teachers push students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, and set milestones and goals for each student, with constant evaluation. This sets the pace for each learner to surpass their academic expectations and achieve more than they thought possible.
In tandem with English language development, the course piques the intellectual curiosity of the learners by exposing them to a range of authentic sources from different academic subjects, which in turn develops their critical thinking skills as they discuss and analyse them.
The mix of nationalities in the classroom and the wide range of materials covered creates an international outlook amongst students, broadening their horizons and exposing them to new ideas, cultures and ways of thinking.
Objective of the stay
To spend a summer stay in Ireland improving spoken and written English.
The Creative Study Programme
30 hours per week.
This summer programme helps prepare students for the challenges of the modern world. Students focus on fine-tuning their communicative use of the English language while developing life and career skills such as learner autonomy, cultural awareness and building confidence. Students take part in creative and collaborative projects such as presentations, entrepreneurship, journalism, advertising, drama, art/literature and creative writing.
• Creative projects
Students have the opportunity to develop their ability to think creatively, work creatively and collaboratively with others to share their innovative ideas through different presentation styles such as pecha kucha, video reporting or blogs.
• Life and career skills
Students learn life and career skills such as critical thinking, global competency, social literacy, etc. to flourish in their future lives.
• Cultural awareness & educational field trip
Students through an inquiry approach develop skills for understanding aspects of culture. Students will research a place to visit and, after doing so, they will present their findings and contrast them with their own culture.
• English language in use
Students look at content in English by reading a text or watching a video. They will then analyse its language features, and practise using them in engaging, meaningful spoken or written tasks.
• Measuring progress
Each student keeps a Learner Portfolio to encourage learning skills, self-assessment and reflection. Individual coaching sessions allow students to monitor and improve their
The ability to speak and write with confidence and accuracy, whilst feeling comfortable using the language.
Secure, fully-supervised residential accommodation. Two students share each room and bathroom. All meals are included.
The Experience of Living in Gormanston
Gormanston is a small, idyllic village on the Delvin River north of the lively capital Dublin.
Lessons at OISE Gormanston take place in a newly-built modern building and have all the technical necessities needed for interactive teaching.There is a well-equipped Indoor Sports Complex, which allows students to pursue their hobbies after school including football, volleyball, basketball or hockey, as well as a golf course.
On-site activities are varied and can include: sports, arts and crafts, Irish dance, team games, talent competitions.The leisure staff are always guided by the students' suggestions and interests.
The Saturday excursion takes students to places such as Dublin or Kilkenny Castle. All excursions are accompanied by trained instructors to ensure that our duty of supervision is fully respected.
Arts and crafts
The price includes 30 hours of tuition per week, full-board accommodation in the OISE residence and a cultural programme.
Arrival and departure transfers on standard times and dates are included, and learners are met at the airport and accompanied to the school by OISE team members.