Mastering the Language
- London, England
Mastering the Language
Students train to gain experience and acquire the skills necessary to use the language at a high level - 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.
Individual tuition provides participants with a learning experience tailored to their precise needs. The scholar is assigned a range of tutors throughout the day, who adopt the style and pace of their pedagogical approach to ensure that the individual before them can perform as confident speakers of their second language.
The course exposes learners to a range of authentic sources from different academic subjects, piquing their intellectual curiosity alongside exposing them to different styles and registers, as well as new vocabulary and structures. Students debate, discuss and analyse these sources, leading to increased confidence and fluency alongside enhanced critical thinking skills.
Objectives of the stay
To make a major step in the mastery of the language
Intensive for accelerated progress for specific purpose is more than one to one lessons, this method coaches the learner and creates strategies to identify obstacles and realise the personal ambitions of the learner.
- 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.
- Lesson content is academically challenging, and students interact with new ideas and approaches through the use of authentic materials from a range of academic subjects. Students are exposed to subjects such as literature, history and economics and acquire mastery of the language through broadening their knowledge of these topics.
- The discussion of current international affairs and topical issues in the classroom allows students to develop skills in speaking, expression and debate in tandem with widening their worldview.
- 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.
Increased mastery of the language, students become bold and confident users of English whilst speaking with accuracy and fluency.
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.
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.
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 tuition, half-board accommodation in a homestay and a cultural programme.