Speaking with Eloquence
- Edinburgh, Scotland
Speaking with Eloquence
Like-minded participants join this programme, all with the clear intention to be driven by their tutors to study and practise under the individual stewardship of the teaching team. The large amount of individual coaching helps to provide students with the confidence and disposition to speak with eloquence.
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
The small number of students in each group provides participants with a learning experience tailored to each individual's needs, while benefiting from the participants' experiences and cultural diversity.
Students train to gain experience and acquire the skills necessary to present; they learn to express themselves, defend their ideas and captivate the attention of a small or large audience.
Objective of the stay
To develop speaking skills and strategies to communicate with eloquence and influence, to convince and inspire and engage with an audience.
The Octorial Programme
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 university level students.
- 30 hours of tuition per week, including core skills lessons for grammatical structures, specialised vocabulary and syntax, and communication skills workshops for delivering a powerful presentation, including voice projection and body language.
- Students study the oracy skills necessary to speak more eloquently, articulate ideas and thoughts, influence others through talk, collaborate with peers and have the confidence to express their views.
- Interview skills and practise, for university admissions and to embark on a career.
- 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.
Self-confidence and the ability to speak with eloquence in English, thanks to a strong mastery of the nuances of the language in context and powerful verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
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. Homestay arrivals the Sunday before the course begins, and departures the Saturday after the course ends.
The school can assist students with hotel recommendations in the local area, and is able to book selected hotels on behalf of students.
For students who wish to make their own accommodation arrangements.
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.
This course is operated by Basil Paterson Edinburgh School of English which is owned by OISE’s daughter company Instill Education Ltd and accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English, and is a member of English UK.
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.