For an International Future
- Edinburgh, Scotland
For an International Future
Students train to gain experience and acquire the skills necessary to use the language at a high level in the workplace- 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. Small class sizes also allow for a large amount of individual coaching, which helps to provide students with the confidence and disposition to exercise their skills in a stimulating environment.
Students train to develop the skills which are essential to participate effectively in the workplace; they learn to work as part of an international team, express themselves, defend their ideas and captivate the attention of a small or large audience.
Objective of the stay
To prepare for a professional career in English.
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. Suitable for university-level students who are about to embark on a professional career in English.
- 30 hours of tuition per week, focused on the development of tools necessary for the use of language at a high level in a work environment.
- Core skills lessons which equip students with the necessary skills in grammar, comprehension and accuracy, and communication skills workshops which transform learners into bold and fluent users of the language.
- Learners practise strategies for interviews, meetings and negotiations including verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
- Courses include an element of teamwork, preparing students for the workplace by building expertise in interpersonal, interdepartmental and intercultural communication, alongside problem-solving, critical thinking and leadership.
- 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.
Learners embark on a professional career in English with confidence.
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.
OISE 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.
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.