- London, England
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.
Quatorial Programme: Exam Course
30 hours of tuition per week.
Very small groups equals a high level of tutor attention and a clarity of focus on the exam preparation aims of the group. Suited to professional development.
The format includes 5 one-to-one tuition sessions to target exam preparation, tailored to the student's precise needs, each week.
- 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 English in a relaxed and natural setting. No two students of the same mother tongue are placed with the same host, ensuring that learners are communicating in English at all times. This enables students to broaden their scope in their use of the language and become familiar with expressing themselves in English.
Residence accommodation is available for students who wish to have a greater sense of independence, and self-catering options allow for full flexibility. Residences provide students with a comfortable and clean room with a single bed, and en suite is available upon request.
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 London
London is an exhilarating cosmopolitan city of unrivalled opportunity. The world capital of fashion, finance, arts and entertainment, and host to some of the world’s best universities and most innovative colleges -all promoting a diverse international community.
OISE London is located a short walk from Embankment and Charing Cross Underground stations. The school boasts a lecture theatre for group presentations, a debating chamber and a computer suite, as well as two drawing rooms, where learners can enjoy a comfortable break between lessons with complimentary refreshments. WiFi is also available throughout the building.
London is served by six international airports as well as several train and bus stations. All major London airports can be reached from the heart of the city, where OISE London is located, within an hour by public transport, and there are frequent Eurostar services departing from Kings Cross St Pancras station, just a short ride on the Underground from the school. Alternatively the school can arrange a private taxi transfer.
The cultural programme at OISE London is designed to give students every opportunity to experience the best that London has to offer in a culturally enriching way, promoting the use of English in authentic situations whilst deepening their knowledge of history, architecture and the arts in the context of the city. Activities include walking tours, allowing students to become familiar with London and its history and culture, alongside visits to the city’s world-class museums and galleries and trips to the theatre and local events such as festivals.
The price includes 30 hours of tuition per week, half-board accommodation in a homestay and a cultural programme.