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Overview

Whatever the career path, present or future, OISE experts design courses to suit participants’ precise professional needs, transforming them into masterful and eloquent communicators. OISE classes can be solo sessions (Tutorial™) or shared in groups of maximum four or eight (Quatorial™/Octorial™). These options can be combined depending on the scholar's objectives and length of study.

The Tutorial™

Modelled after Oxford University’s tradition of intellectually-close tuition between the scholar and the tutor, the course is conducted entirely by means of individual tuition. Tutors identify the scholars’ personal study mindsets to deliver a specifically tailored education. Due to its intense and personal nature, the Tutorial™ is a powerful catalyst for growth, one that helps shape an assertive bilingual ability.

The scholar is assigned a range of tutors throughout the day, who adapt the style and pace of their pedagogical approach to ensure that the individual before them can perform as a confident speaker of their second language. Learning materials are selected specifically; some professionals choose to bring documents used often in their place of work in order to tackle the linguistic challenges they are confronted with in their day-to-day working life. Extensive personal attention and detailed feedback ensures that the participant advances cogently in their competencies.

Communicative activities such as public speaking, brainstorming in teams, interviews and negotiation are staged within an authentic context to develop a confident level of English fluency.

OISE Tutorial
Tutorial™ a la Carte

“ À la Carte” means the scholars choose the number of hours they wish to spend with their tutors; it can be 3, 4, 5 or 6 hours per day. Whatever the choice, 2 or 3 tutors are assigned to each participant. These sessions are conducted in studious isolation, allowing scholars to concentrate at their fullest.

Integrated Tutorial

The Integrated Tutorial™ combines the intensity of one-to-one sessions with interactive Workshops and team project work with the purpose of exposing the scholar to authentic social and business exchanges in the language.

The Critical Analysis Workshop develops the participant's ability to analyse, categorise and process information in their language. Scholars apply critical thinking skills through the lense of current affairs by evaluating text and offering cogent and well-structured responses. This workshop is restricted to a maximum of 4 participants.

In the Spoken Assertiveness Workshop, Scholars develop their oratory skills in an environment that is both authentic and challenging. They proceed to tackle spoken pronunciation, intonation and performance. The workshop is delivered in groups of up to 8 speakers.

Tutorial™ Timetable (subject to change)
School day starts at 08:45
Tutorial 15 Tutorial 20 Tutorial 25 Tutorial 30
Plenary Session - News Review 15 mins
Preparation work or use of multimedia 45 mins
Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins
Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins
Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins
Self study for the rest of the day Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins
Self study for the rest of the day Tutorial 60 mins Tutorial 60 mins
Self study for the rest of the day Tutorial 60 mins
Self study for the rest of the day
School day finishes at 17:45
Tutorial™ Prices
Course prices per week, based on 2-3 week programmes (including host family accommodation)
15 hours 20 hours 25 hours 30 hours
Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol £1,458 £1,854 £2,250 £2,646
London £1,630 £2,050 £2,470 £2,890
Boston $2,210 $2,810 $3,410 $4,010
For a 1 week programme, add £90.00 - For a 4-7 week programme deduct £30.00, per week - For a 8-11 week programme deduct £60.00, per week - For a programme of 12 weeks + deduct £85.00 per week
Integrated Tutorial Prices
18.5 Tutorial™ + 2.5 Quatorial™ Project + 5 Spoken Assertiveness Workshop + 5 Critical Analysis Workshop
Oxford, Cambridge £2,062
London £2,270
Boston $3,094
Course prices per week, based on 2-3 week programmes (including host family accommodation)
For a 1 week programme, add £90.00 - For a 4-7 week programme deduct £30.00, per week - For a 8-11 week programme deduct £60.00, per week - For a programme of 12 weeks + deduct £85.00 per week

The Quatorial™

The Quatorial™ course is designed with precision to give participants the skills and confidence to interact effectively in English. A carefully engineered management training environment enables participants to improve not only their language skills but also their confidence in tackling international situations.

A fully interactive pedagogic environment, The Quatorial™ programme is formatted around study circles of up to 4 participants, thus ensuring the personal touch afforded by intellectually-close tuition, as well as coaching the participants to develop an enhanced degree of competence in English. The lessons mirror, at different levels, the international world through the practice of business skills in an authentic context: debates and negotiations, writing letters, emails and detailed reports.

Through intense collaborative study, the participant overcomes inhibitions and develops eloquence. They become articulate speakers and in time gain confidence and charisma as they tackle international situations with natural ease. The participant's grasp on all facets of the language becomes more complete and practical for the professional environment.

OISE Quatorial

The learning day can include a choice of 1, 1.5, 2 or 3 hours of Tutorials™. The addition of Tutorial™ sessions offers an even more focused programme, allowing participants to deepen their language skills in specialised technical areas or prepare for an international exam with extensive personalised support from their tutor.

Working together as well as individually, students deliver a weekly presentation to an audience. The preparation requires analysis, problem solving, research, planning and assertiveness and is an excellent opportunity to develop their bilingual identity through a creative approach.

Quatorial™ Timetable
Plenary Session - News Review
Pre-lesson preparation
Quatorial Lesson accuracy of grammar and lexis
Pre-lesson preparation
Quatorial lesson comprehension and expression
Quatorial Project
Ciritical Analysis workshop
Spoken Assertiveness workshop Tutorial
Tutorial
Plenary session
Quatorial™ Prices
Quatorial Solo with 5 Tutorials with 7.5 Tutorials with 10 Tutorials with 15 Tutorials
Oxford, Cambridge £1,090 £1,486 £1,684 £1,808 £2,204
London £1,240 £1,660 £1,850 £2,000 £2,420
Boston $1,624 $2,224 $2,524 $2,710 $3,310
School day finishes at 17:00
For a 1 week programme, add £90.00 - For a 4-7 week programme deduct £30.00, per week - For a 8-11 week programme deduct £60.00, per week - For a programme of 12 weeks + deduct £85.00 per week

The Octorial™

Octorial™ lessons with a maximum of 8 participants are the conduit for: purpose-designed grammar exercises to develop the ability to write accurately in a range of styles and registers; interactive and dynamic oral practice sessions to encourage the expression of ideas and opinions, incorporating new vocabulary and idioms as well as manipulating sophisticated and more complex language structures; comprehension skills are developed using a wide variety of carefully selected written texts including newspaper articles and literary texts; listening exercises using authentic materials to sharpen comprehension skills, improve pronunciation and increase the ability to think in the language; writing exercises for a wide range of situations from letters and emails to dissertations.

OISE Octorial

Octorial™ project for: practical communication skills focused on problem solving, creativity or socio-political issues gives students vital soft skills such as collaboration skills, information and research skills, and organisation and planning skills. This vibrant teamwork is consolidated through the Spoken Assertiveness Workshop, a fluency skills session to help the learner overcome inhibitions and group communication anxieties.

Students attend one hour session of Individual Monitored Study Strategies in which the participant sets goals with the teacher and puts in place the strategies to achieve them. This full time course of 27.5 hours per week. Tutoring takes place in group classes of maximum eight participants of a similar language level each morning, as well as a choice of either 5 or 7.5 full hours of one-to-one Tutorials™ in the afternoons each week.

Timetable (subject to change)
School day starts at 08:45
Opening plenary
Flipped Classroom Assignment
Topic Analysis
Composition Strategies
Linguistic Flair
Spoken Assertiveness Workshop
Project Classes
Individually Monitored Study Strategies
Closing Plenary
School day finishes at 17:00
Prices
17.5 Octorial™ + 5 Spoken Assertiveness Workshop + 5 Individually Monitored Study Strategies
without Tutorials with 5 Tutorials with 7.5 Tutorials
Bristol £795 £1,140 £1,340
For a 1 week programme, add £90.00 - For a 4-7 week programme deduct £30.00, per week - For a 8-11 week programme deduct £60.00, per week - For a programme of 12 weeks + deduct £85.00 per week

Comparison

Tutorial™
  • Number of Students 1
  • Tuition Hours 35
  • Locations: Oxford London Cambridge Bristol Boston
Quatorial™
  • Number of Students 4
  • Tuition Hours 30
  • Locations: Oxford London Cambridge Boston
Octorial™
  • Number of Students 8
  • Tuition Hours 30
  • Location: Bristol

Exam Preparations

University of Cambridge Examination

The Cambridge Exam Preparation Programme (FCE, CAE, CPE) is an intensive course tailored to the rigorous demands of the exam. The aim is to equip students with all the tools they need, yielding the best results possible. Learners improve their level of English, as well as gain consequential confidence. The course is available in all the Training Centres in the UK and takes place in groups of up to four or eight participants.

The lessons are structured directly around the components of the Cambridge exams and are taught by tutors specialising in Cambridge exam preparation. By the end of the programme, the student will be able to take their exam with confidence; drawing from an extensive vocabulary and accurate grammar to articulate complex ideas.

IELTS

The rigorous and intensive IELTS Preparation Programme thoroughly familiarizes the student with the demands of the exam. Closely supported throughout the course, the participants improve their overall English level, as well as boost their confidence through fully understanding the skills required to maximize their IELTS score.

The lessons are structured directly around the components of the exam, and are taught by tutors specialising in IELTS preparation. By the end of the course the student will be able to tackle their exam with confidence. The IELTS Exam Preparation Programme is the ideal English course for those who want to optimise their results; for professional reasons or as part of entry requirements into an English-speaking University.

TOEFL

The TOEFL, or Test of English as a Foreign Language, is a language test recognised mainly in a university context. It assesses the English level of non-native English speakers, particularly in the admissions process of American and Canadian universities.

BULATS

Employers use the BULATS, or Business Language Testing Service to gain a certificate of English proficiency for non-native speakers in the workplace. The Test can be taken at any of our UK training centres.

GMAT

The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, is an English test that evaluates the skills of candidates wishing to undertake a postgraduate programme in business or commerce. It measures the following skills: analytical writing, problem solving, logic and critical thinking. The GMAT may be required in order to incorporate some internationally orientated Master’s or MBA programmes.

TOEIC

The TOEIC, or Test of English for International Communication, is based on real-life work settings in an international environment (meetings, travel, telephone conversations, etc).

TOLES

The TOLES, or Test of Legal English Skills, is a series of practical English language tests for lawyers and law students. The exams are designed to be vocational legal English exams and test knowledge of legal English within the context of English and international law.

ILEC

The ILEC, or International Legal English Certificate, is a high-level English language qualification for lawyers to assess language skills in a legal framework. The ILEC may be required to work in an international legal context, or to undertake law studies at university.

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Aims & Outcomes

The OISE Course develops a fluent use of the language in a learning environment conducive to high achievement. The day is divided into a number of sessions, each one with a clear language improvement focus and each one delivered in the learning environment most likely to achieve the learning goals.

The OISE Course is designed with precision to give participants the skills and confidence to interact effectively in English. A carefully engineered management training environment enables participants to improve not only their language skills but also their confidence in tackling international situations.

Testimonial

"Before embarking on this course, my expectations were very high. I managed to reach and surpass my goals, acquiring a high degree of confidence and improving my accuracy in the use of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation".