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Oxford Intensive School of English

Career start programme

Who is this course for?

Graduates, university students and school leavers who need to improve their language level for academic or future career purposes.

Your specific language goals
· to improve fluency in the language for exam success at college, university or business school
· to gain confidence in speaking the language (presentations, interviews)
· to develop accuracy in grammar and syntax
· to understand and extract information from a written document (a report, an article, research material)
· to produce a written document (essay, thesis, dissertation, correspondence)
· to expand vocabulary (collocation, word-building, expressions, idioms)
· to increase speed of reaction (absorb information, process and respond

Career start programme
Start:every Monday
Duration:any number of weeks
Minimum duration:one week
Career Start course prices per week
All courses include host family accommodation

Option 1
10 Tutorial lessons + 15 Quatorial lessons + 10 Workshop sessions
10 Tutorial lessons + 25 Octorial lessons
1 week800
2-7 weeks750
8-12 weeks735
· Participants can choose to increase or decrease the number of Tutorial lessons +/- £160 per week per 5 lessons

Option 2
15 Quatorial lessons + full-day study programme
1 week480
2-7 weeks430
8-12 weeks415

Option 3
25 Octorial lessons (per week)
1 week480
2-7 weeks430
8-12 weeks415

How OISE will help you achieve your goals

The course concentrates on stimulating fast and accurate reactions so that the use of the language rapidly becomes instinctive.
Students are exposed to a highly structured programme:
· purpose-designed grammar drilling 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 and journal articles and literary texts
· listening exercises of authentic materials to enable students to sharpen their comprehension skills, improve their pronunciation and increase their ability to think in the language.

Extra support is at hand during individual preparation and consolidation times, to help students with any difficult linguistic points.