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Academic Subjects Immersion Programme – Folkestone – Ages 13 -17

This Academic Subjects Immersion Programme taking place in Folkestone goes beyond language knowledge, fluency and confidence in English and explores a wide range of academic subjects such as History, Geography, Natural Sciences and Literature. Students also explore areas of interpersonal skills and inter-cultural awareness as well as developing their learner autonomy.

This programme is perfect for students who want to learn and discover new subjects in English in an intimate and immersive way. No English level is required to participate in this programme, but an Intermediate level is recommended in order to fully enjoy your language stay.

This course takes place in 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.

1 week course

From 16 June to 24 August 2019 (continuous enrolment)

Package includes:

  • 27 hours per week lessons in multinational classes
  • Learning materials: file, use of academic course book and additional materials
  • First day placement test
  • End of course certificate
  • Free internet access supervised by staff
  • Full Board Homestay Accommodation in shared rooms
  • Weekly Excursions
  • Leisure activities
  • Insurance
  • Return airport transfers on arrival and departure (subject to the arrival and departure times of the flights)

 

If you are booking a residential course after 31st March please contact us to check availability of places before booking online.

If you need a VISA, please contact us before booking online.

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Trips include:

  • Brighton
  • London
  • Canterbury

From: £1,335

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 LOCATION

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.

 

THE SCHOOL

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.

The school 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.

 

THE PROGRAMME

Academic Subject Knowledge

Students develop a greater understanding of subjects that are key for work and life in the 21st century including Economics, Arts, Geography, History, Science and Government.

English Language in use

Students look at content in English from a reading text or video, analyze its language features and practise using this language in engaging, meaningful speaking or writing tasks.

Creative Project

have the opportunity to develop their ability to think creatively, work creatively and collaboratively with others to share their innovative ideas through different presentation styles such as pecha kucha, video reportage or a blog.

Portfolio

Each student has a personal portfolio. This "portfolio" helps the teacher and student to measure progress and acts as a support during individual coaching sessions. Students also use their personal "portfolio" for self-assessment, as well as to set personal goals.

Cultural Awareness & mid-week excursion

Students through an inquiry approach develop skills for understanding aspects of culture. Students research a place they will visit on a mid week excursion, then after their visit they will present their findings and finally contrast these findings with their own culture.

 

LEISURE PROGRAMME AND ACTIVITIES

Every week, leisure activities complete the course programme of the language stay. During their language stay students have the opportunity to spend a Saturday in London, Canterbury or Brighton. During the week, relaxation evenings are organised. All the students then get together, for example, for a dance or a barbecue.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Host families take care of the well-being of the learner. They welcome the student into their home and share meals and talk in English. The distance from the host family to the school is usually covered on foot. On the first day the family will take the student to and from the school so they are familiar with the journey. If public transport is required, the student will receive the required tickets.

 

TRAVEL

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 will be driven directly to and from Folkestone

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