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OISE Badminton – Ages 13 -17

Situated approximately 20km from Bath, 120Km from Oxford and 205km from London, Bristol is a hub of social and cultural attractions such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Exploratory Science Museum, various museums and art galleries as well as a lively shopping scene. Badminton school is over 150 years old and marked it’s 40 th year of hosting OISE students in 2016. Located just to the north of Bristol, students will find the local shops of Westbury-on-Trym a short walk away, and Bristol itself is served by regular buses. Set in its own beautifully landscaped grounds, the school has excellent sports facilities including a heated swimming pool, an indoor sports hall and tennis courts.

 

1 week course

From 08 July to 11 August 2018

Package includes:

  • 23 hours per week lessons in multinational classes
  • Workbook
  • First day placement test
  • End of course certificate
  • Full Board Residential Accommodation in shared rooms
  • Weekly Excursions (1 half day excursion on a Wednesday and 1 full day excursion on  a Saturday)
  •  Afternoon and evening activities
  • Insurance
  • Return airport transfers on arrival and departure (subject to the arrival and departure times of the flights).

CAE and FCE exam preparation available for a supplement of £180 (includes the cost of the exam), please contact us for more details.

If you are booking a residential course after 15th April, 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

 

  • London
  • Oxford
  • Cardiff
  • Bath
  • Bristol

From: £1,495

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THE LOCATION

Situated approximately 20km from Bath, 120Km from Oxford and 205km from London, Bristol is a hub of social and cultural attractions such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Exploratory Science Museum, various museums and art galleries as well as a lively shopping scene. Badminton school is over 150 years old and is set in its own beautifully landscaped grounds.

 

THE SCHOOL

The school at Badminton is over 150 years old and is internationally renowned. It has hosted OISE Young Learner courses for many years. Located just to the north of Bristol, students will find the local shops of Westbury-on-Trym a short walk away, and Bristol itself is served by regular buses.

The Badminton School is the longest running OISE summer centre. Set in lavish gardens just outside Bristol, the school is a favourite for many returning students. Its location and feel encourages a close-knit and supportive atmosphere among both students and tutors.

 

COURSE - SUMMER SCHOOL CURRICULUM FOR TEENAGERS

The curriculum develops language knowledge, confidence and fluency and has the scope to explore a wide range of academic and linguistic areas of interest such as Critical Thinking, Business, Drama and Creative Writing. Students explore areas of interpersonal skills and inter-cultural awareness as well as developing a learning autonomy.

 

DATES

  • 08 July for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 weeks
  • 22 July for 2 or 3 weeks
  • 29 July for 2 weeks

 

THE PROGRAMME

Beyond traditional language course provision; as well as improving their English students can expect to develop their life skills, work on projects and learn how to become more effective and autonomous learners. •

English Language lesson

These lessons cover the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and include controlled practice in language structures and lexis development to achieve a good command of grammar structures and vocabulary.

Life Skills lessons and Learning Strategies

Each lesson is linked thematically to the English lesson which precedes it. The lessons cover areas such as study skills, time-management and being self confident.

Fluency Workshop

30 minutes of fluency activities which encourage the students to overcome inhibitions.

Project lessons

The projects encourage autonomous learning, teamwork and completion of a task (such as a presentation, a video, a newspaper) and cover areas such as journalism, theatre skills and debates.

Measuring progress

Each student keeps a Learner Portfolio to encourage learning skills, self-assessment and reflection. Individual coaching sessions allow students to monitor and improve their performance.

Cambridge exam

The Cambridge Exam Preparation also covers 27 hours of tuition per week, with a maximum of 8 students per class but focuses on First (FCE) and Advanced (CAE) Certificate training. The course is fast paced and uses a range of stimulating teaching techniques to engage students and familiarise them with the exam. Concentrating on the five skills tested in the exam: listening, reading, writing, speaking and use of English, the course covers each area in depth. Authentic past papers are used to simulate the exam situation and familiarise students with managing time constraints.

FCE and CAE Students wishing to prepare for the FCE or CAE exam study exam techniques and strategies and receive regular individualised feedback on progress and target specific areas in speaking, reading, writing, listening and grammar for improvement. The timetable includes real-time practice examinations and coaching in language and examination skills.

 

ARRIVALS 

The designated airports for Badminton are London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Bristol. 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.

The majority of students arriving in London will be taken to our nearby Welcome Lounge to join with other students for their school and then travel together to Badminton. Whilst at the welcome lounge they can relax in a secure environment and enjoy games, activities and refreshments.

Students using Bristol Airport travel directly to and from Badminton.

 

THE ACCOMMODATION

Badminton offers dormitories onsite for up to 8 students. The accommodation is split between male and female blocks and staff members are always on hand to help out at any time of day or night.

CULTURAL PROGRAMME

The school has excellent sports facilities including a heated swimming pool, an indoor sports hall and tennis courts. As well as sport, other activities available include jewellery making, decorative painting, quizzes, casino nights, film and games nights, talent shows and discos. Weekends offer full-day excursions to London, Oxford or Cardiff, and local excursions to Bath, Bristol city centre or Bristol Zoo.

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