- Oxford, 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 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 Oxford
Oxford is centrally located and easily accessed from other major cities in the UK, and is only 50 minutes from London. The city is well-served by public transport from a number of major airports and international stations including direct and frequent buses from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports, and direct trains from Birmingham airport.
A small university city, Oxford is easily navigable and students are quickly able to settle in and feel comfortable. The city has a bustling centre, with numerous shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as opportunities to explore the rich history and culture through museums, galleries and theatres.
Located in the heart of the city, OISE Oxford has three floors, stylishly combining modern décor with exposed wooden beams and listed window facades. The one-to-one classes take place in small, purpose-built rooms. Rooms for small groups are equipped with a whiteboard and some with a screen. There are also common areas for socialising, relaxing and group and self-study.
Oxford is a hub of history, culture and academia, and the school exposes its students to the best of the city. With over 1000 years of recorded history there is a wealth of culture for students to discover as part of the school’s cultural programme, including world-class museums and galleries, being inspired by the colleges of the university and exploring the historic streets. Students are also able to experience unique local activities such as punting, alongside trips to historic pubs and theatre and cinema trips. The school also organises walking tours to familiarise students with the city and give them a deep understanding of its rich history.
The price includes 30 hours of tuition per week, half-board accommodation in a homestay and a cultural programme.