For an International Future
- London, England
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 Quatorial Programme
30 hours per week.
Very small groups equals a high level of tutor attention and a clarity of focus on the academic aims of the group. Suited to university level students.
- 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.
Residence accommodation is available in July and August 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. Available at an additional supplement.
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 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.