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OISE Taunton – Ages 7 -12

Taunton is a small market town located in the heart of the South West of England, approximately 40 minutes south west of Bristol.It is surrounded by rolling hills and expansive rural farmland, providing a safe and friendly environment for children.

The School is purpose-designed for younger children with sports and leisure facilities on site and large grounds and lawns for outdoor games and activities. The lessons are lively, interesting and, above all, fun. Pupils are encouraged to develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills using storytelling, arts and crafts activities and songs.

1 week course

From 08 July to 04 August 2018

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 Residential Accommodation in shared rooms
  • Weekly Excursions
  •  Afternoon and evening activities
  • Insurance

 

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

 

  • Crealy Adventure Theme Park
  • Wookey Hole
  • Bristol Zoo

From: £1,680

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THE LOCATION

Dating back to Saxon times, Taunton is situated between the Quantock and Blackdown hills in the south west of England, with the beautiful River Tone running through it. The town itself is 50km from Exeter and 80km from Bristol.

Taunton is a small market town located in the heart of the South West of England, approximately 40 minutes south west of Bristol and Sherbourne Priors is located in the Warwickshire countryside. Both are surrounded by rolling hills and expansive rural farmland, providing a safe and friendly environment for children.

 

THE SCHOOL

OISE Taunton is ideal for the younger student and has a safe and friendly atmosphere. As all staff live on campus there is 24 hour supervision which gives the centre a real family feel and encourages younger learners to flourish in their linguistic abilities.

Taunton boasts a unique atmosphere of active language learning, set in a lavish countryside estate. Students have ample space to enjoy summer both inside and outside of the classroom. OISE Tutors at Taunton make the most of the family atmosphere at the school and make sure that everyone feels at home. Activities during break time and after school are creative and engaging, often involving dance, theatre, sports and games of all kinds.

OISE Taunton has a wide range of facilities including a sports hall, a pool and a woodland assault course. It is ideal for the younger student, with a safe and friendly atmosphere. As all staff live on campus, there is 24-hour supervision, giving the centre a real family feel and encouraging younger learners to flourish in their linguistic abilities in a natural environment

 

START DATES

  • 8th July for 1,2,3 or 4 weeks
  • 15th July for 1,2, or 3 weeks
  • 22nd July for 1 or 2 weeks
  • 29th July for 1 week

 

 

COURSE

The programme:

Motivating first step The aim of the programme for children is to give them an early advantage for the rest of their lives: a love of the English language at an age when it can make a real difference, not only for the great motivation factor but the enhanced capacity to absorb the language in the earlier years.

Contextualising language – Storytelling The teacher tells a story, graded to the language level of the students. The story involves participation from the students. Storytelling is a memorable, engaging and realistic way for children to be exposed to and experience the language.

Listening and reading

 Receptive skills development A reading or listening lesson follows that uses the language and theme from the story, giving students practice with this lexis.

Song analysis workshop A song based on the story’s theme allows students to interact with the language in yet another way. Songs offer cultural enrichment, aid memorisation and use language in a genuinely communicative way. Students are exposed to the lyrics of the song which they study and sing.

Individual learning - project

Here students are writing their own magazine about themselves using the language or theme from the day’s story. This helps them personalise the language and make it relevant to their own lives.

Arts and crafts

To end the lessons, students have the chance to make or do something connected to the story. This is still a very communicative lesson as students have to follow instructions in English, ask for different things from the teacher and their peers. Although the lesson is called arts and crafts, it includes a variety of other active activities such as science experiments and cooking.

 

ARRIVALS 

The designated airports for Taunton 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 Taunton. 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 Taunton

 

THE RESIDENCE

OISE Taunton 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

Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, birds of prey displays, theatre workshops, circus skills, bowling, dance, talent shows, discos, barbecues, casino nights, treasure hunts and games on the field. Destinations for excursions include Bristol City Attractions, Wookey Hole and Bristol Zoo.

 

 

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