Tuition at OISE Cambridge

OISE Cambridge has been promoting excellence in both professional and academic English since 1990 and welcomes students from the age of 16 years and upwards, and from beginners to advanced learners.

At the heart of what we do is the Tutorial system, with its emphasis on very-small-group and one-to-one learning. Students divide their time between studying in mini-groups (maximum four students) and one-to-one with their tutor.

Teaching is always intensive and focussed, whether in group or tutorial lessons. The group setting facilitates interaction between students of a similar age and profile, allowing for simulated meetings, role plays and discussions to take place. The one-to-one lesson provides even greater focus on a student’s individual needs.

Most students choose a combination of the two, while some opt for Tutorial-only. The student’s needs and requirements are always the determining factor.

The Tutorial™

Tutorial lessons are individually tailored to the learner’s specific needs, learning styles and interests. Our highly experienced tutors will quickly identify your priorities and help you work towards your goals, whether they are to expand your language for negotiating or emailing, improve your exam skills or widen your vocabulary and gain fluency. Each learner works with a number of teachers, so that their combined experience and expertise ensures the maximum benefit from the course.

Tutorial Programme – sample timetable

Time* Class Size Tutorial 15 Tutorial 20 Tutorial 25 Tutorial 30
08:30 – 09:00 Plenary News Review News Review News Review News Review
09:00 – 10:30 1:1 Tutorial Tutorial Tutorial Tutorial
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Coffee Morning Coffee Morning Coffee Morning Coffee
10:45 – 12:15 1:1 Tutorial Tutorial Tutorial Tutorial
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30 – 13:45 Plenary Pronunciation Pronunciation Pronunciation Pronunciation
13:45 – 14:45 1:1 Tutorial Tutorial Tutorial
14:45 – 15:00  Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:00 1:1 Tutorial Tutorial
16:00 – 17:00 1:1 Tutorial

*The school opens at 8am and closes at 6pm. OISE students have access to the computer room and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities outside of class times.

Integrated Tutorial

The Integrated Tutorial™ combines the intensity of one-to-one sessions with interactive Workshops and team project work with the purpose of exposing you to authentic social and business exchanges in English.

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Integrated Tutorial – sample timetable

Time* Class Size Session
08:30 – 09:00 Plenary News Review
09:00 – 10:30 1:1 Tutorial
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Coffee
10:45 – 12:15 1:1 Tutorial
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:45 Plenary Pronunciation
13:45 – 14:45 6:1  Critical Analysis Workshop
14:45 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:00 6:1  Project Workshop
16:00 – 17:00 6:1 Spoken Assertiveness Workshop

*The school opens at 8am and closes at 6pm. OISE students have access to the computer room and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities outside of class times.

The Quatorial™

Quatorial™ lessons are designed with precision to give you the skills and confidence to interact effectively in English. The course as a whole seeks to reflect the professional worlds of its participants, through the practice of real-world business skills in an authentic context: debates and negotiations, writing letters, emails and detailed reports, etc. There is a dual focus on accuracy and communicative fluency, with time set aside for dedicated work on pronunciation, critical analysis, and presentation skills.

Hover over the “” below to find out more about the different lesson types.

Quatorial™ Programme – sample timetable

Time* Quatorial Solo Quatorial +5 Quatorial +7.5 Quatorial +10 Quatorial +15
08:30 – 09:00 News Review News Review News Review News Review News Review
09:00 – 10:30 Accuracy Accuracy Accuracy Accuracy Accuracy
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Coffee Morning Coffee Morning Coffee Morning Coffee Morning Coffee
10:45 – 12:15 Communication Communication Communication Communication Communication
12:15 – 13:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:30 – 13:45 Pronunciation Pronunciation Tutorial Pronunciation Pronunciation
13:45 – 14:45 Self Study Tutorial Tutorial Tutorial
14:45 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea Afternoon Tea
15:00 – 16:00 Project Workshop Project Workshop Project Workshop Project Workshop Tutorial
16:00 – 17:00 Spoken Workshop Spoken Workshop Spoken Workshop Tutorial Tutorial

*The school opens at 8am and closes at 6pm. OISE students have access to the computer room and complimentary tea/coffee making facilities outside of class times.