Academic English for Exam Candidates

  • Teenagers
  • Swindon, England

Academic English for Exam Candidates

Academic English for Exam Candidates
Academic English for Exam Candidates
Academic Experience

Key Points

Study from 2-4 weeks. Arrive any Sunday from 05/07/20 - 19/07/20.

Small class sizes ensure that each student receives individual attention from their tutors, providing a learning experience which is unique to their needs. This close proximity between students and teachers fosters close relationships and a supportive environment, which builds confidence amongst the young learners and encourages them to succeed.
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.
In tandem with English language development, the course piques the intellectual curiosity of the learners by exposing them to a range of authentic sources from different academic subjects, which in turn develops their critical thinking skills as they discuss and analyse them.
The mix of nationalities in the classroom and the wide range of materials covered creates an international outlook amongst students, broadening their horizons and exposing them to new ideas, cultures and ways of thinking.

Objectives of the stay

Objectives of the stay

To spend a summer stay in the UK preparing for the IELTS or Cambridge exams


Academic English for Exam Candidates

30 hours of tuition per week

This summer curriculum which prepares students for exam preparation purposes, focuses on their speaking, reading, listening and writing skills whilst fine-tuning their use of English.

Option tutorial
  • • Cambridge and IELTS Exams
    Students wishing to prepare for the Cambridge First , Advanced and IELTS exam study exam techniques and strategies and receive regular individualised feedback on progress
    and target specific areas in speaking, reading, writing, listening and grammar for improvement. The timetable includes real-time practice examinations and coaching in language and examination skills. Students have the option of sitting the Cambridge exams during the week of the 27 July and the IELTS exam on the Saturday 1 August. The exam supplement for Cambridge First and Advanced is £195 and for IELTS, £300.

    • Measuring progress
    Each student keeps a Learner Portfolio to encourage learning skills, self-assessment, and reflection. Individual coaching sessions allow students to monitor and improve their

    • Cultural awareness & educational field trip
    Students, through an inquiry approach, develop skills for understanding aspects of culture. Students will research a place to visit and, after doing so, they will present their findings and contrast them with their own culture.

Attentes prévues


Ability to speak and write with confidence and accuracy, whilst feeling comfortable using the language.

Achievement of desired grade in the chosen exam.

Hébergement sur place


Half-board homestay

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. 


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The Experience of Living in Swindon

Swindon is a thriving and vibrant town located in the south west of England, and is conveniently located with easy access to many towns and sights of historical and cultural interest, including Bath, Oxford, Stonehenge, the Cotswolds and London. 

OISE Swindon is located in a modern college located close to the centre of the town. The school provides bright, airy classrooms and common areas for students to socialise outside of lesson times. 


Cultural Programme

During their language stay in Swindon, students have the opportunity to spend a weekend day in London, Oxford or Bath. During the week, relaxation evenings are organised, including activities such as a disco evening, laserquest, or a barbecue.

Price includes
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Price Includes

The price includes 30 hours of tuition per week, full-board accommodation in a carefully selected homestay and a cultural programme.

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