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OISE Folkestone – Ages 13 -17

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.

1 week course

From 17 June to 25 August 2018 (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 (1 half day excursion on Wednesday afternoon and 1 full day excursion on Saturday)
  •  Afternoon and evening 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 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:

  • Brighton
  • London
  • Canterbury

From: £1,220

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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.

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.

COURSE - THE EXTENDED SUMMER SCHOOL CURRICULUM

An Extended summer curriculum in a choice of summer schools across England. The Extended curriculum goes beyond language knowledge, confidence and fluency and explores a wide range of academic subjects such as History, Geography, Natural Sciences and Literature. Students explore areas of interpersonal skills and inter-cultural awareness as well as developing a learning autonomy.

 

THE PROGRAMME

The Extended curriculum goes beyond the traditional summer curriculum; as well as improving their English, students can expect to widen their subject knowledge in areas such History, Geography, Law and Science.

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 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.

Project lesson

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.

Subject lesson

Students study a subject such as Geography, Natural Science, Politics, Cultural Awareness, British History.

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.

Exam preparation

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.

The full day of learning continues after lessons. Residential students have organised cultural and recreational activities during the evening at the school. Homestay students return to their host family where they have the opportunity to participate in family life.

 

START DATES:

Continuous enrolment between 17 June – 25 August

 

ARRIVALS 

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.

 

ACCOMMODATION:

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.

 

CULTURAL PROGRAMME

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.

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