- Edinburgh, Scotland
Students train to gain experience and acquire the skills necessary to achieve their desired score in an English proficiency exam including IELTS, TOEIC, and the Cambridge B2 and C1- 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.
Students are coached in exam strategy including repeated drills, practice and revision to ensure that they are familiar with the exam format and question styles. Uncomfortable and unexpected exam situations are set up to challenge the students and help them find their inner strength.
Small class sizes also allow for a large amount of individual coaching, which provides students with the security of the knowledge that they are as prepared as possible for their exam, and with confidence and familiarity in the exam format.
Objective of the stay
To achieve the desired result in an English proficiency exam including IELTS, TOEIC and the Cambridge B2 and C1 exams.
Octorial Programme: Exam Course
30 hours per week. Taught in groups of no more than 8 students.
Outcomes-led. Proximity to tutors leads to a collaborative and interactive programme. Learners are participative, collaborative, engaged and make fast progress. Suited to students who require an official English certification for their academic or professional careers.
- Core skills lessons which equip students with the necessary skills in grammar, comprehension and accuracy to succeed in the exam, and communication skills workshops which transform learners into bold and fluent users of the language.
- Students receive intensive examination practice under timed conditions, including exercises from past papers. Regular drills and practice tests give the students the strategies to succeed in every part of the exam: including familiarity with the exam format and content, alongside time management, the ability to respond to difficulties and compensation strategies
- Homework tasks are set daily to allow learners to reflect on and consolidate what they have learned in the day, as well as prepare for the next day.
Achievement of the desired grade in the exam
Staying in a homestay gives participants the chance to be fully immersed into the local culture of the destination, whilst also being able to practice the language in a relaxed and natural setting. No two students of the same mother tongue are placed with the same host, which enables students to broaden their scope in their use of the language and become familiar with expressing themselves.
For students who wish to make their own accommodation arrangements.
OISE can assist students with hotel recommendations in the local area, and is able to book selected hotels on behalf of students.
The Experience of Living in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the breathtakingly beautiful capital of Scotland and an exciting place to visit at any time of the year. The city offers a vibrant cultural life with historic buildings and sites of historical interest steeped in Scottish culture and tradition, galleries and museums, and a vast selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.
A city of culture, Edinburgh hosts the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Festival Fringe, each summer drawing artists of all types from around the globe. The artistic identity remains year-round however, and the city is home to the three National Galleries of Scotland, contemporary and modern art centres, performance spaces for music, dance and theatre as well as hosting several other festivals throughout the year.
Edinburgh is also a perfect base to explore Scotland's highlands and islands, with their rugged coastlines, mountains, lochs and glens.
A variety of social and cultural activities are available to students throughout the week, helping them to get to know Edinburgh and Scotland. Popular activities include walking tours, visits to galleries and museums and partaking in local Scottish traditions. To make the most of their time in Scotland, the school can also help students can also help students to plan and book day trips at the weekends to famous castles and locations such as Loch Ness.
The price includes 30 hours of tuition per week, half-board accommodation in a homestay and a cultural programme.