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OISE Badminton

Bristol, United Kingdom
Excellent 4.8
School 5.0
Accommodation 4.0
Course 5.0
Free time activities 5.0
Quentin
I have improved not only my language skills but also my ability to use complex grammatical structures.

The school at Badminton is over 150 years old and is internationally renowned.

It has hosted OISE Young Learner courses for many years. Located just to the north of Bristol, students will find the local shops of Westbury-on-Trym a short walk away, and Bristol itself is served by regular buses.

The Full Study programme for 14 to 17 year olds is specifically designed to equip students with the tools necessary for an academic and professional future using English as an international language, challenging students to immerse themselves in the language and culture, and fostering strong English skills to give them a voice in the world.

Bristol is a hub of social and cultural attractions such as the historical Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Exploratory Science Museum, the Arnolfini gallery as well as a lively shopping scene. Set in its own beautifully landscaped grounds, the school has excellent sports facilities including tennis courts, a heated swimming pool and an indoor sports hall.

Every Saturday, there is a full day excursion either to London with visits to Covent Garden, the Science Museum and Harrods, or an outing to the city of Cardiff, with visits to the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle, shopping and a boat trip There are also local excursions such as shopping in Bath, a visit to Berkeley Castle, Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol Museum or Bristol Zoo, or other activities including sports and boat trips.

Young Learners are greeted by members of the OISE courier team at London airports or the Eurostar terminal within standard hours as part of the package. Students are then accompanied to the Welcome Lounge, a facility with food and refreshments as well as activities to keep students occupied until they are taken onward to the school.

Courses

Intensive English Full Study Programme (Midterm)
Maximum course duration — 1 week
From 14 to 17 years old 8 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes

The Full Study programme for 14 to 17 year olds is specifically designed to equip students with the tools necessary for an academic and professional future using English as an international language, challenging students to immerse themselves in the language and culture, and fostering strong English skills to give them a voice in the world.

Programme Features:

- Intensive English course tailored for 14 to 17 year olds.

- Language coaching exercises tailored to the interests of the age group.

- All aspects of language and communication covered.

- Fully immersive course provides constant opportunities to apply language learned.

- Course fully prepares students for using English academically and professionally in the future.

OISE tuition hours are a full 60 minutes.

Classes are divided according to the ability of students and this is reassessed each week in line with progress made. There are 3 hours of lessons each morning, with one and a half hours of tuition after the lunch break, totaling in 22.5 hours of tuition per week.

The small groups of up to eight students allows the tutor to give constant individual feedback to the student and offer maximum attention.

The lessons are designed to stimulate fluent use of English in a range of relevant contexts that will be useful to students in the coming years.

The programme is designed specifically for children aged 14 to 17 years of age, and aims prepare students for their future speaking English for academic and professional purposes.

The Full Study programme for 14 to 17 year olds is a rigorous course that encourages fluent communication and effective self-expression in English.

OISE's philosophy of total language immersion plays an important role in the course, meaning that the whole learning experience is structured to teach relevant vocabulary and expressions, and to provide constant opportunities for students to apply what is learned in real situations.

The course offers a unique opportunity for young people to take an intensive course that corresponds to the needs of their age group, in an encouraging and supportive environment.

With over 40 years of experience, the OISE method has proven to teach valuable and relevant communication skills promoting rapid progress in a short period of time, and resulting in the learner gaining confidence and having an excellent command of the English language by the end of the programme.

At the beginning of the course students are tested on their existing English ability and are divided into appropriate groups of no more than eight students according to their level.

In the morning classes are focused on the development of oral and written expression and comprehension, study of grammatical structures and development of vocabulary.

In the evening, workshops focusing on oral communication promote fluency and correct inaccuracies in pronunciation. Confidence in English is built through interesting discussions, presentations and creative writing.

The programme is concluded with half an hour of leisure, culture and sports in the afternoon. These activities vary from school to school and allow students to practise using the language outside the classroom and in different contexts. Saturday excursions allows further opportunities to apply the language learned during tuition.

Accommodation

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Residence

0 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 14
Full board

Students are accommodated in the school residences, most rooms are dormitories sleeping between 4 & 6 students. Meals are provided in the school dining hall. Special dietary requirements can be considered and a vegetarian option is always available.

Included in the course price
full board

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Reviews

France
April 2015
Progress:
A2B1
4.8
excellent

I have improved not only my language skills but also my ability to use complex grammatical structures and now I'm more accurate.

About school

Address
Westbury Rd,Bristol BS9 3BA, United Kingdom
Closest international airport
Bristol International Airport (BRS)
In 20 minutes
Students
Average age: 15
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