In the field of future leadership training, OISE's courses stand out by offering a specialized approach designed for high school students and teenagers. These programs delve into teaching not just essential skills like negotiation techniques, debating abilities, and public speaking prowess; they also embrace language immersion through study abroad opportunities in Europe, providing teenagers with a dynamic environment to hone their language skills.

Language immersion is crucial for developing strong language skills. Studying abroad in Europe allows teenagers to fully immerse themselves in settings where their target language is the primary language of communication, rapidly boosting their ability to understand, speak, and effectively engage in the language. This valuable experience not only enhances their language skills but also exposes them to diverse European cultures, preparing these teenagers for leadership roles in international and multicultural contexts.

When it comes to negotiation techniques, applying these skills in a study abroad context offers a unique advantage. The ability to negotiate with an understanding of cultural nuances, gained through this international experience, gives students leadership skills with worldwide relevance.

Enhancing debating skills and public speaking through language immersion not only sharpens the articulation of ideas but also improves communication in diverse cultural settings. This strategy significantly supports teenagers' personal growth and equips them with essential leadership tools for a globally interconnected world. Such skills are invaluable as teenagers prepare for the challenges and opportunities of higher education and beyond.

Taking advantage of high school vacations to improve skills is a key aspect of these language courses for teenagers. Tailored specifically for these breaks, the programs provide intensive language learning experiences that make the most of the teenagers' time off. This approach not only significantly boosts their language proficiency but also gives them a distinct advantage when they return to high school or college. They stand out for their ability to communicate effectively in the language across various contexts, opening doors to effective leadership in a global and multicultural environment and potentially enhancing their prospects in higher education and beyond, both in the United States and Europe.

13 - 17 years
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Where are courses for teenagers located?

OISE offers Spanish language courses in Segovia and German language courses in Heidelberg.

Why are the courses effective?

The courses are taught in very small groups by teachers who are teaching at the school all year round.  So the teachers are from a dedicated team of language teachers who teach all year round and not only on summer courses.  This means that the teachers work together to ensure the progress and academic support of each student.

How does the course help improve the student's skills?

The course helps students to improve their accuracy and fluency in the language.  The course is a good option for students who need to revise and practise in preparation for school exams.