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A fully equipped Edwardian Manor house surrounded by a leafy campus and set in a charming English seaside town, OISE Folkestone is a prime location for focused language study.
OISE Folkestone is a spacious Edwardian building contains well equipped classrooms, wifi, and two games rooms with table tennis, comfortable seating and televisions for learners to relax in between classes. A large wood-panelled hall with a grand staircase in the middle ofthe building gives access to the numerous classrooms and the garden, where students relax and have lunch in the summer months.
The natural coastline and the refreshing sea breeze at Folkestone make it the ideal choice for learners wanting to study away from the distractions of larger towns. The quaint sloping streets towards the harbour feature shops and cafés, and vantage points offer uncompromised views of the seascape. The county of Kent with its beautiful countryside is home to Canterbury, famous for the Cathedral and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. OISE Folkestone is situated to the west of the town, bordering a quiet park with plenty of outdoor space.
OISE Folkestone is staffed by a select group of committed teachers with a great deal of experience in their field. All classrooms are housed in the same building, generating a familial atmosphere. Tuition takes place in OISE’s signature small groups of up to eight students to benefit from both a strong group dynamic as well as a great deal of individual attention.
OISE Folkestone runs the Intensive Summer Curriculum, a full time course of 27 hours of tuition per week, with a maximum of 8 students per class. The course builds on over 40 years of experience from summer school programmes and aims to develop both an intellectual as well as a social understanding.
OISE delivers a full day of learning which focuses on language, academic literacy, subject literacy and social and cultural fluency. Lessons generally follow a topic throughout the day, flowing seamlessly from grammar and vocabulary to more productive and creative tasks in the afternoons.Learn more
Students enjoy film nights, talent and fashion shows, quiz nights, art challenges and theatre workshops. Excursions to the medieval English town of Canterbury to visit the Cathedral and a nearby animal park as well as day trips to Brighton or London with visits to Covent Garden, the Science Museum and Harrods, happen each Saturday.
There is also a welcome party for new students every Monday and a farewell lunch on a Friday to say goodbye to students who are leaving.
A welcoming local host family, either individually or with other students of different nationalities. All OISE host families have credentials checked according to strict guidelines.
The designated airports for Folkestone are London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Our dedicated and experienced meet and greet teams look after the students and ensure their safe onward transfer.
To benefit from the free transfer service students should arrive 10.00 - 19.00 on Sundays and depart 12.00-19.00 on Saturdays. Outside these times private transfers can be organised at a supplement.
Students using London Heathrow are often taken to our nearby Welcome Lounge to join with other students for their school. Whilst at the welcome lounge they can relax in a secure environment and enjoy games, activities and refreshments.
Students using Gatwick Airport travel directly to and from Folkestone.
Known as the gateway to Europe, Folkestone is a traditional seaside town in Kent on the south east coast of England, with a sunny climate, fine beaches and friendly people. Frequented by internationally acclaimed author HG Wells, who is celebrated every year in the town, Folkestone also plays host to a variety of festivals and attractions including Norman churches, the Battle of Britain monument and the annual Harbour Festival. The school itself is a grand Edwardian building situated in the exclusive west end of Folkestone.