Oxford International Study Centre

7 St Aldates - Oxford

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Oxford International Study Center provides annual high-quality and short term programs which include:
Flexibility: Many of the programs are tailored to meet the requirements of the individual client
Excellent contacts with the University, enabling students and clients to be taught in the Colleges of the University in the vacations. Fully residential courses in the University are offered in summer and , subject to status, arrangements can be made for visiting academics to become members of the University libraries;

High calibre tutors and visiting speakers from academe or business;

A range of over twenty subject specialisms, enabling, for example, a student to combine academic English with a University preparation programme;

Strong links with a large number of British and European Schools , enabling younger students to prepare for entry to some of the best Boarding Schools;

Good links with Oxford, Cambridge and other leading universities, and provision of individual educational counselling for students who wish to apply to a British University;

A high level of pastoral care for students, including personal tutors and regular reports.
Well-established links with Companies in the Oxford and London areas, enabling company clients to combine their Oxford programme with meeting new business contacts.

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  • Student counselling
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  • Host family accommodation
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • Student Residence
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  • Literature
  • Music
  • Theatre
  • Art / Painting
  • Art history
  • Cultural tourism (theater, museum, etc.)
  • Geography
  • Historical sightseeing
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • University student social events
  • Local cultural events (festivals, etc.)
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Oxford International Study Centre

Spain   

studied English Teacher Training

Utter disaster

Erasmus+ students in search of Teacher Training program or CLIL, beware!!!! No new methodology, no gamification, no project work, no OHP, no IT, no C2 activities, just gap filling for Penny Lane and a little bell to make us silent. Helpless teachers and staff. Complete waste of time and money. Terrible experience.

posted 3 months ago

Oxford International Study Centre

Germany   

studied General English

ielts

Recently i spent four weeks in Oxford at OISC. I chose to go to this school, because I had previously done some studies there and I had been very pleased with the school, the teachers and the activities outside school.
My stay was divided in two and I did mainly english training to improve my english in order to get a high mark at the ielts exam. During the first week I had some group lessons in the morning, which was quite entertaining. In the afternoon I had on-to-one lessons with a teacher, who had obviouvsly teached other ielts students, and who was aware of how to tackle the exam the most effectively. After these two weeks I had the feeling I knew how to tackle the exam the most effectively, and what the examiners were expecting for a high mark. After classes i did some activities with other students. I really appreciated this because I could do something completely different to my studies and enjoy myself with students of my age.
In the second two weeks I did some mock exams in the morning, as well as some intense studies with my teacher in the afternoon, who guided me through the steps to follow for a high band at the ielts. The parts I struggled with the most were writing and speaking, but soon my results of the mocks improved and I really felt I was improving. After these four weeks I was pretty tired of all the studying, however I felt confident towards the real exam I took a week after returning to Germany.
Last weekend I recieved my sensational result of 8.5 (having started at around 6) and I felt relieved. I am happy to have gone to OISC this summer and without their help I would never have achieved this great result.

posted 2 years ago

This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
English Language Programmes
These programmes take place year round, both for group and individual bookings. We offer tuition in
small groups and one-to-one for a more intensive experience. All courses train students to communicate
clearly both in written and spoken usage. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.
Course length is entirely flexible: we have students taking English Language for one week, and others for
1 or 2 years.
Group tuition is organised in programmes of two types: General English, consisting of 20 lessons per
week, or the Intensive English programme, which consists of 30 lessons per week.
Typically students taking 20 lessons per week will have lessons just in the morning, from 9.15 - 12.30, and
those taking 30 lessons per week will also have lessons in the afternoon from 1.30 - 3.00.
These timings are not fixed and are subject to variation depending on availability and time of year.
Private tuition is based on 10, 20 or 30 lessons per week (40 lessons per week in exceptional cases) and
students will usually have two or three different tutors in order to have as varied and useful an experience
as possible.
Combined courses of 20 group lessons + 5, 10 or 15 individual lessons are also available
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
English Language Programmes
These programmes take place year round, both for group and individual bookings. We offer tuition in
small groups and one-to-one for a more intensive experience. All courses train students to communicate
clearly both in written and spoken usage. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.
Course length is entirely flexible: we have students taking English Language for one week, and others for
1 or 2 years.
Group tuition is organised in programmes of two types: General English, consisting of 20 lessons per
week, or the Intensive English programme, which consists of 30 lessons per week.
Typically students taking 20 lessons per week will have lessons just in the morning, from 9.15 - 12.30, and
those taking 30 lessons per week will also have lessons in the afternoon from 1.30 - 3.00.
These timings are not fixed and are subject to variation depending on availability and time of year.
Private tuition is based on 10, 20 or 30 lessons per week (40 lessons per week in exceptional cases) and
students will usually have two or three different tutors in order to have as varied and useful an experience
as possible.
Combined courses of 20 group lessons + 5, 10 or 15 individual lessons are also available
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0 Reviews
This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
English Language Programmes
These programmes take place year round, both for group and individual bookings. We offer tuition in
small groups and one-to-one for a more intensive experience. All courses train students to communicate
clearly both in written and spoken usage. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.
Course length is entirely flexible: we have students taking English Language for one week, and others for
1 or 2 years.
Group tuition is organised in programmes of two types: General English, consisting of 20 lessons per
week, or the Intensive English programme, which consists of 30 lessons per week.
Typically students taking 20 lessons per week will have lessons just in the morning, from 9.15 - 12.30, and
those taking 30 lessons per week will also have lessons in the afternoon from 1.30 - 3.00.
These timings are not fixed and are subject to variation depending on availability and time of year.
Private tuition is based on 10, 20 or 30 lessons per week (40 lessons per week in exceptional cases) and
students will usually have two or three different tutors in order to have as varied and useful an experience
as possible.
Combined courses of 20 group lessons + 5, 10 or 15 individual lessons are also available
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0 Reviews
This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Oxford, City of Dreaming Spires
Oxford is a world renowned University City, with origins dating back over eight hundred years. The Colleges of the University, with their beautiful architecture dating from mediaeval times in many cases, provide a spectacular and inspiring backdrop for educational, business and cultural programmes for visitors and students from all over the world. It is also an important cultural centre, with many art galleries, theatres, films and musical performances.


Summer programmes in the University
Once again our programmes for older students will mainly be held in the University of Oxford during July and August. This is a beautiful and memorable venue. There is a full leisure and excursions programme in addition to the opportunity to study English and a choice of over twenty other subjects. The study environment forms a memorable experience in itself.


Summer Junior Programmes at Christ Church Cathedral Preparatory School
We are fortunate that in summer we have the use of Christ Church Cathedral Preparatory School for our junior summer course students…….this is a wonderful venue….right opposite Christ Church College (and connected with it), over 400 years old, but excellent modern facilities (state of the art computers, well equipped gymnasium, library, interactive whiteboards etc). Children must be under 17 to use the facilities.(Older ones will use the university). There is a full leisure and excursions programme in addition to the opportunity to study English and a choice of over twenty other subjects.
The Summer Programmes
There four types of summer programme, and you do not need to choose the same
programme each week.

All the programmes consist of a weekly schedule of:
• A minimum of twenty to thirty lessons of tuition with specialist teachers,
depending on the chosen course
• Projects and cultural visits every weekday afternoon (optional but recommended)
• A full day weekend excursion (optional but recommended)
• The opportunity to have lunch in a College of the University of Oxford
• Current affairs discussion groups...highly recommended for first language
English students or those with intermediate plus level. Good fun and good for
communication.
• Seminars on British Education….schools, universities, Oxford and Cambridge etc…
optional but recommended for those students who may wish to continue their studies in the UK.
• Study Skills ….optional but recommended for those students who would benefit from support
in planning their revision, organizing time, and writing essays.
• Workshops in a range of subjects …Art, Debating, Creative Writing , Film and Photography and Nature Conservation .

1. Language, Culture and Communications
This programme is for those learning English. It is a combination of classroom teaching and activities which make learning the language fun. Participants are grouped according to age and level. The activities for younger people include producing a scrapbook about the city, finding out about where Harry Potter was filmed and Alice in Wonderland was written, or following a treasure trail to find out about the history and culture of the city. For adults activities include taking part in a play with professional actors, making presentations, or visiting companies.
2. Academic preparation for school and university students
This programme is intended to combine a period of academic enhancement with the opportunity to experience the culture and history of one or both of Britain's most fascinating cities. Students choose two subjects , which can be changed after a minimum period of two weeks. English as a Second Language can be included as one subject choice. A full list of subjects is on the website.
For those students with a high level of English there is an optional current affairs discussion group. Some of the students in the group will go on to apply to leading universities such as Oxford .
Over twenty subjects are offered, at a variety of levels. We can help students prepare for these examinations:
o A Level and (I)GCSE
o International Baccalaureate
o Oxford and Cambridge Entrance (both pre-undergraduate and pre-postgraduate)
o American examinations(AP; SAT; TOEFL)
o Abitur and VWO
o IELTS, and Cambridge examinations
o Pre-University programmes (undergraduate and postgraduate)
o Pre-Boarding School programmes
o Common Entrance
3. Cultural and Business Programmes
These programmes are intended for those who are fluent in English. They include seminars, projects and visits to places connected with the chosen subjects. For example, if you are studying Business in London, you might visit one of the financial institutions in the City. If you are studying Art History in Oxford you would visit the Ashmolean Gallery and Museum, which is the oldest in Europe.

Participants choose two subjects , which can be changed after a minimum period of two weeks. The subjects need not be from the same subject group.
o Arts and Humanities: Literature, History, Art History, Languages.
o Social Sciences: International Relations, Politics, Law, Media Studies
o Business and Economics: Finance, General Business Studies, Marketing, Economics
4. Tailor-made Programmes for groups or individuals
We are often asked to design a programme for the specific requirements of a school or university group, a company, or an individual. These have included programmes for Teachers, Lawyers, Health Care Professionals and Company staff. Both Oxford and London offer an enormous range of expertise. Please write to us with your suggestions.
Accommodation
Accommodation is normally with Oxford families, although in the summer vacation students over sixteen may choose to reside in the University. A limited number of places in a self-catering hostel are available for older students, and also a range of hotels to suit most budgets.
Cultural Programme and Excursions

We arrange a regular programme of cultural activities in the afternoons and evenings, and there is a full day weekend excursion each week.
We include in the cultural programme in Oxford the opportunity to act scenes from a play in conjunction with a professional schools theatre group. This is great fun, and also very good practice for those who are learning English.
We are also providing an optional Companions Programme. This enables international school and university students to meet with students of similar age from British schools and Universities. This is an excellent introduction to living and studying in Oxford and also the basis of future friendships. The students will join the British students for shopping, cinema visits, going for ice-cream etc... good fun for everyone!
In Oxford, we include visits to University Colleges, Museums and Galleries, and punting on the river.
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There is an opportunity to dine in an Oxford College and to have discussions with Oxford undergraduates. For younger participants there are treasure trails, sports and barbecues.
Weekend excursions include Warwick, Stratford, Bath and Cambridge, as well as tours to the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City , University campus
Levels: Advanced, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
Refresher programmes for international teachers
The course is aimed at trainee or practising teachers of English and other subjects, who wish to develop their language and teaching skills further.
The course includes:
• developing command of written and spoken English and building confidence in using English in the classroom
• grammar clinics
• extending vocabulary and pronunciation
• developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills
• managing classroom activities
• using games and music in the classroom
• planning effective lessons
• using resources and , media (e.g. video, newspapers, computers, the internet

At the end of the course you will have:
• explored teaching methods and resources
• improved your classroom and presentational skills
• improved your own communication skills


Structure of the programme:
In general, participants have 20 morning lessons and 10 afternoon sessions which include visits to schools, universities,and suppliers of educational resources. We are also able to tailor programmes to meet special requirements.
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This course is for students aged: 13-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
English Language Programmes
These programmes take place year round, both for group and individual bookings. We offer tuition in
small groups and one-to-one for a more intensive experience. All courses train students to communicate
clearly both in written and spoken usage. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.
Course length is entirely flexible: we have students taking English Language for one week, and others for
1 or 2 years.
Group tuition is organised in programmes of two types: General English, consisting of 20 lessons per
week, or the Intensive English programme, which consists of 30 lessons per week.
Typically students taking 20 lessons per week will have lessons just in the morning, from 9.15 - 12.30, and
those taking 30 lessons per week will also have lessons in the afternoon from 1.30 - 3.00.
These timings are not fixed and are subject to variation depending on availability and time of year.
Private tuition is based on 10, 20 or 30 lessons per week (40 lessons per week in exceptional cases) and
students will usually have two or three different tutors in order to have as varied and useful an experience
as possible.
Combined courses of 20 group lessons + 5, 10 or 15 individual lessons are also available
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This course is for students aged: 16-70
Location Type: Town/City
Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate
Class Sizes: Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
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