OES welcome students to the UK to embark on enriching programmes of language, sports and cultural discovery. Our programmes are fully inclusive and take place in a variety of sought-after locations across England, which have been carefully selected for their safety, comfort and pleasant surroundings. We pride ourselves on delivering a personalised service, and our dynamic staff endeavour to provide students with a once-in-a-lifetime academic, cultural and social experience to aid their future development. Students improve their knowledge and confidence in a professional yet fun environment, and take home wonderful memories that we hope will stay with them forever.

Key Programme Facts
• Suitable for students aged 12- 17
• Cultural Excursion options include: London,
Oxford, Winchester, Isle of Wight, Bath
• University halls of residence accommodation
• All inclusive price
• Heathrow Airport – Southampton: 140km
Southampton

Football and Culture Programme

Football

England is home to the Premier League, one of the best football leagues in the world, watched throughout many countries and featuring some of the best clubs and players from across the globe.
Based in Southampton, this programme gives students an insight into why the UK has such a renowned league, with high quality football training from professional Football Association qualified coaches. Suitable for girls and boys of all abilities, students will develop core skills by breaking down the basic techniques into sessions including passing, shooting, dribbling and defending, all focusing on improving technique through working with the ball. We’ll bring the football teams to life with theme colours, chants, games and challenges!

English and Culture Programme

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The English culture course uses interactive, fun, student- centred teaching methods, and is designed to improve students’ communication in written and spoken English. We encourage students to build their confidence with lots of opportunities for conversing in English, developing their ability to communicate with native English speakers. Classroom-based lessons challenge students to be communicative, creative with language, and hardworking. Speaking and listening will be the primary focus to take full advantage of the presence of the native speaker teacher.

 

On arrival students are tested, and then grouped according to their ability. Our English course aims to:
• Provide an insight into British culture
• Help students quickly improve their English skills for general contexts
• Build students’ confidence in their use of spoken English
• Improve English reading and writing skills
• Encourage independent learning

Admissions

OES can only accept group bookings of a minimum of 15 students. All students within a group must be within a 2 year age range. A pre-programme English test will be sent to all students to ascertain the language ability of the group as a whole.

As a guide students should meet the following English levels in order to enjoy and engage with the programme, and be able to take instructions in English in order to stay safe.

South Coast English and Culture Programme: IELTS 4.0

UK Football and Culture Programe: IELTS 3.0

English competence:

IELTS Band 3: conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

IELTS Band 4: Limited user: basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.