Intensive English Courses at OISE Cambridge

Cambridge’s international renown as a centre of outstanding academic achievement is coupled with a global reputation of distinction for hi-tech industry. Compact, green and beautiful, the city is dominated by the historic university buildings and bound by the lovely River Cam. It offers a unique ambience, where the charm of tradition blends with the conveniences of modern urban life. Cambridge is a prime location for committed language study.

Tuition & Training Centre

OISE Cambridge is in a typical Victorian building situated in the centre of town. The training centre prides itself on intensive English language coaching individually or in small groups of 4 students. There is a lecture theatre, computer lab and plenty of light and airy classrooms with glass walls, comfortable furniture and wifi throughout. Students enjoy the training centre’s stylish garden with modern sculpture and colourful flowers, providing a place to relax between classes. OISE Cambridge attracts a wide range of students and professionals making it an ideal venue to network and establish lasting relationships.

Courses available at OISE Cambridge


Home to 25,000 students attending Britain’s top university and 35,000 workers in the ‘Silicon Fen’, Cambridge sustains a rich cultural mix, creating a dynamic atmosphere. The city’s lively student culture embraces four theatres, two concert halls, nightclubs, 20 cinema screens. The city has a wealth of bookshops, a fine museum and several art galleries. The vast Fitzwilliam Museum reveals ancient Egyptian relics, specimens collected by Darwin and masterpieces by Canaletto, Titian, Cézanne. Fascinating too is the Scott Polar Institute or the 1695 Wren Library. There are many architectural gems like Wren’s Emmanuel College Chapel, Foster’s Law Faculty Building and the world heritage site King’s College Chapel with its sublime choir. Corpus Christi’s mesmerising grasshopper clock, unveiled by Professor Stephen Hawking, is a popular attraction in central Cambridge.

Cambridge is a delight in any season – relax in its varied restaurants, cafés and pubs including The Eagle, where in 1953, Crick announced he and Watson had found DNA. Spend time in the parks and gardens: opposite the school is the expansive University Botanic Garden with over 8000 plant species and just up the road is Parker’s Piece, where in 1863 the basis of today’s Football Association rules were formed. Stroll along the river to the enchanting village of Grantchester and have tea at The Orchard – favourite haunt of Virginia Woolf, E.M Forster and Keynes.

Social Programme

As part of the OISE experience the social programme at OISE Cambridge is designed to extend language learning beyond the classroom in a culturally enriching environment. All activities are chosen to allow students to discover the character of Cambridge, whilst having fun and socialising and to offer students as many different contexts as possible in which to communicate in English.


London Stansted Airport can be reached by train in 30 minutes and London St Pancras Station can be reached in 45 minutes for national and international rail services.


Homestay accommodation offers an ideal way to immerse learners in English language and culture during their stay. Meals and a room with study facilities are provided as standard by hosts who are selected because they enjoy the company of foreign students. During the summer there is also the option to stay in one of the university’s prestigious colleges, and the school is always happy to advise on local partner hotels if prefered.