Summer Study in York
- York, England
Summer Study in York
Start any Sunday from 28/6/20 - 26/7/20 for a course of 1 - 5 weeks.
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.
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
To spend a summer stay in the UK improving spoken and written English.
The Creative Study Programme
This summer programme helps prepare students for the challenges of the modern world. Students focus on fine-tuning their communicative use of the English language while developing life and career skills such as learner autonomy, cultural awareness and building confidence. Students take part in creative and collaborative projects such as presentations, entrepreneurship, journalism, advertising, drama, art/literature and creative writing.
• Creative projects
Students have the opportunity to develop their ability to think creatively, work creatively and collaboratively with others to share their innovative ideas through different presentation styles such as pecha kucha, video reporting or blogs.
• Life and career skills
Students learn life and career skills such as critical thinking, global competency, social literacy, etc. to flourish in their future lives.
• 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.
• English language in use
Students look at content in English by reading a text or watching a video. They will then analyse its language features, and practise using them in engaging, meaningful spoken or written tasks.
• 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
The ability to speak and write with confidence and accuracy, whilst feeling comfortable using the language.
Accommodation for all learners in a secure residence with a single bed, with all meals included.
The Experience of Living in York
York is located in the North of England, approximately 300km from central London and Heathrow airport. The historic city dates back to the Roman era, and its rich history can be explored through the picturesque cobbled streets with buildings dating as far back as medieval times.
Set in beautiful rural countryside in the north of England OISE York is located on the Queen Ethelburga's College campus, home to a formidable educational complex protected by a huge park and surrounded by numerous sports fields.
During their language stay in York, students have the opportunity to spend a day in Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool at the weekend. During the week, relaxation evenings are organised, including activities such as a disco evening, a film evening, or a workshop in the presence of birds of prey.
The price includes 30 hours of tuition per week, full-board accommodation in the OISE residence and a cultural programme.