Prepare for Exam Success
- San Francisco, USA
Prepare for Exam Success
Students train to gain experience and acquire the skills necessary to succeed in the chosen exam, including IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge exams - teachers push students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, and set milestones and goals for each student, with constant evaluation. This sets the pace for each learner to surpass their academic expectations and achieve more than they thought possible.
Individual tuition provides participants with a learning experience tailored to their precise needs.
The course exposes learners to a range of authentic sources from different academic subjects, piquing their intellectual curiosity alongside exposing them to different styles and registers, as well as new vocabulary and structures. Students debate, discuss and analyse these sources, leading to increased confidence and fluency alongside enhanced critical thinking skills.
Objectives of the stay
To achieve the desired result in an English proficiency exam including IELTS, TOEFL and the Cambridge B2 and C1 exams.
Intensive Tutorial: Exam Preparation
Intensive for accelerated progress for specific purpose is more than one to one lessons, this method coaches the learner and creates strategies to identify obstacles and realise the personal ambitions of the learner.
- Core skills lessons which equip students with the necessary skills in grammar, comprehension and accuracy to succeed in the exam, and communication skills workshops which transform learners into bold and fluent users of the language.
- Students receive intensive examination practice under timed conditions, including exercises from past papers. Regular drills and practice tests give the students the strategies to succeed in every part of the exam: including familiarity with the exam format and content, alongside time management, the ability to respond to difficulties and compensation strategies
- Homework tasks are set daily to allow learners to reflect on and consolidate what they have learned in the day, as well as prepare for the next day.
Achievement of the desired grade in the exam.
Homestay accommodation is provided for all learners on a half-board basis.
The experience of living in the city of San Francisco
San Francisco is a diverse and vibrant city, which is reflected in its cultural scene. The start-up culture in the city attracts talented, creative professionals from around the globe, while the city is also home to numerous arts, theatre and music organizations, cementing its status as one of America’s cultural, financial, and tech centers.
America’s largest modern art museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is just the tip of San Francisco’s cultural iceberg. The city is also home to one of the country’s largest performing arts complexes, hosting the San Francisco Ballet, the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, alongside numerous smaller art and performance venues which highlight a diverse mix of genres and styles. Food culture is strong in San Francisco, with the diverse make-up of the city affording it a world leading reputation in all types of cuisine from local delicacies to international specialities, and a seemingly endless supply of cafes and restaurants to sample.
San Francisco has a strong sporting culture, with several major-league sports teams located in and around the city, as well as numerous parks and sports clubs.
Students arriving into San Francisco have the option of either San Francisco or Oakland International airports. Both airports are well-connected to the city through San Francisco’s extensive public transport options, and there are direct trains and shuttles from each airport to the downtown area of the city. Alternatively the school can arrange a private taxi transfer.
The ‘City by the Bay’ is a beautiful mix of cultures, flavors, and styles. OISE San Francisco students have many opportunities to explore the neighborhoods and experience the activities that encapsulate the unique sophisticated and cultured vibe of San Francisco. Cultural activities include city tours and neighborhood walks, tours of local universities including Berkeley and Stanford and visits to museums and galleries.
The price includes tuition, a social programme, all learning materials and a certificate at the end of the course.