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a world of opportunity

English Language Courses for Adults Study in UK / Canada / USA

2021


Welcome to Oxford International

where students have been learning English for almost 30 years. We truly believe that whatever your level or learning goals, we have the best course possible to help you make real progress in your language skills.

for language learning

Our students are always looking for

Our schools

and throughout this brochure you will

4 Brighton

10 San Diego

6 London

12 Toronto

8 Oxford

14 Vancouver

16 English Language

30 Accommodation

new and exciting ways to study English, read about how our classroom learning and online support will help you both during and after your time with us. At our schools in the UK, Canada and the USA, our experienced

and dedicated staff are always working to help you make the

most of your time with us. Whether through specialist courses, exam

preparation or our fantastic social programme, we believe there is something for everyone.

We look forward to meeting you,

supporting your journey to success and welcoming you to the Oxford International family!

CONTENTS

Programmes

20 General English Programme 22 Electives 25 Sample Elective Packages 26 Scale of Language

Proficiency and Progress

28 Pathways to Higher Education

31 Social Programme 32 Year Round Groups 34 IELTS Testing, OET

& UK Tests

36 Online Courses 37 Teacher Training 38 Why Oxford International? 40 Our Story

OUR ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERS

SHARON CURL & GARY PALMER

Managing Director, North America Managing Director, UK EFL Division


WELCOME

VANCOUVER Pg. 14

CANADA Vancouver Toronto

TORONTO

Pg. 12

San Diego

USA

SAN DIEGO

Pg. 10

OXFORD

Pg. 8

LONDON Pg. 6

UK

Oxford London Brighton

BRIGHTON

Pg. 4

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OUR SCHOOLS

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Brighton

@oiegbrighton

Enjoy one of the coolest cities in the UK, fairly nicknamed ‘London-by-the-sea’. This seaside city with its vibrant and laid back culture is the perfect destination. Long summer days spent on the pebbled beaches and the thriving music and festival scene brings many tourists and students alike during the warm months. However, with two major universities in the area, Brighton is a total student city all year-round. Located in a beautiful Victorian building, our school is right in the heart of the city. Surrounded by quirky independent coffee shops and restaurants and only a 3-minute walk to the beach and city-centre, Oxford International Brighton offers the best combination between academic excellence and authentic home-away-from-home experience.

Sample activities • Sea Life Centre • Brighton Pier & Beach • The Royal Pavilion • The Lanes

• Seven Sisters Cliff Walk • Lewes Village and castle • i360 panoramic view The Royal Pavilion, Brighton

Hove Railway Station

Cricket club Brighton Railway Station

25 minutes walking distance

Terrie and Detty’s Student House 15 minutes walking distance

20 minutes walking distance

Phoenix Residence

Palmeira Square

Hove Lawns

30 minutes walking distance

Brunswick Square

Brighton City Centre Residence

i360

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Royal Pavilion

Brighton Pier


OUR SCHOOLS

QUICK FACTS • Housed in a beautiful 5-storey Victorian building • 3 minutes’ walk from the beach • Opposite Brunswick Square Park • City-centre school in the heart of Brighton and Hove • Dynamic and friendly college community • Cafés and restaurants on the doorstep • Walking distance to residences Study area

Wi-Fi

Computer access

Homestay Residence

University counselling

City map

Social space

KEY FIGURES

16

15

MINIMUM AGE

MAX CLASS SIZE

8

CLASSROOMS

99%

STUDENT RECOMMENDATION RATE

Brighton school building

Student nationality

14%

28% 3%% 3 % 4 % 5 5%

14% 6% 8

%

10%

Russia 14%, Saudi Arabia 14%, Italy 10%, Turkey 8%, Spain 6%, Kuwait 5%, Latin America 5%, Swiss 4%, France 3%, Thailand 3%, Other 28%

Students on beach

Student age

51%

28%

21%

Students in classroom

CLASS START TIME

COURSES AVAILABLE

Morning Classes: 9:00

General English

IELTS Preparation

Afternoon Classes: 13:00

• •

Age

16-21

22-30

30+

Business English Electives Teacher Training

Oxford Test of English

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OUR SCHOOLS

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London

@oiegreenwich

Study English in the historic and picturesque Royal Borough of Greenwich in London. Home of the University of Greenwich, Greenwich is a uniquely beautiful and historic area, located only minutes away from London’s business and finance districts – Canary Wharf and City of London. With a view of the River Thames and its famous market with international street food, this area is full of character. Greenwich is also a very popular neighbourhood amongst young professionals. Also known for being the location of the world-famous music venue – O2 arena, with an IMAX cinema, outlet shopping mall and bowling alley. Our school offers a modern space for students interested in taking their education to the next level. For many of our pupils, our language school is the final step before progressing to higher education in the UK.

Sample activities • West End Musicals/ Theatre

• Greenwich Observatory • London Eye

• Museum Visits

• Tower Bridge Tour

Tower Bridge, London Cutty Sark Cutty Sark DLR

20 minutes to Bank station

University of Greenwich Maritime Museum

McMillan Residence Greenwich Railway Station & DLR

10 minutes to London Bridge station

Lewisham Residence

Royal Greenwich Observatory

25 minutes walking distance

Greenwich Park Blackheath

Click for map


OUR SCHOOLS

QUICK FACTS • A modern building with bright classrooms • Located in an area of historic importance • 5 minutes’ walk to the Royal Observatory & Greenwich Meridian • Only a 15-minutes journey to Central London by public transport • Vibrant student area with universities and colleges nearby • London Zone 2 Self-Study Room & Academic Support

Social space

Study area

Social Programme

Computer access

Wi-Fi

University counselling

Homestay Residence

Interactive Whiteboards

City map

KEY FIGURES

16

15

MINIMUM AGE

MAX CLASS SIZE

16

CLASSROOMS

99%

London school building

STUDENT RECOMMENDATION RATE

Student nationality

6% 41

%

14% 11%

3%4% 5%

2% 2%

6

6%

%

France 6%, Russia 14%, Italy 11%, Turkey 6%, China 6%, Latin America 5%, Saudi Arabia 4%, Ukraine 3%, Thailand 2%, Germany 2%, Other 41%

Students socialising

Students in classroom

Student age

52%

24

24

%

%

CLASS START TIME

COURSES AVAILABLE

Morning Classes: 9:00

General English

IELTS Preparation

Afternoon Classes: 13:00

• • •

Age

16-21

22-30

30+

Business English Electives Teacher Training

Oxford Test of English

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OUR SCHOOLS

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Oxford

@oiegoxford

Become inspired in this historic city of learning. Known as the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford is one of the most beautiful and remarkable cities in England. Full of history and stunning architecture this city has inspired students for centuries. Home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford city has become a hub for the best and brightest and our language school is proudly positioned right in the city centre allowing our students to immense themselves in the culture.

Sample activities • Oxford Colleges

• Museums

• Radcliff Camera

• Restaurant & pub nights

• Punting

Bridge of Sighs, Oxford

University Parks

Ashmolean Museum

Bodleian Library City centre

Oxford Railway Station

Magdalen College

15 minutes walking distance

Merton College

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Circus Street Student House

Hodges Court

Stanley Road Shared House


OUR SCHOOLS

QUICK FACTS • A charming building with its own external courtyard • Centrally located, a few minutes away from the world-famous Christ Church College and Bodleian Library • A short walk from new Westgate shopping centre • Cafes and restaurants on our doorstep Study area

Wi-Fi

Computer access

Homestay Residence

University counselling

Book & DVD rental

Social space

City map

KEY FIGURES

16

15

MINIMUM AGE

MAX CLASS SIZE

6

CLASSROOMS

99%

STUDENT RECOMMENDATION RATE

Oxford school building

Student nationality

14%

27% 3% % 4 % 4 % 4 5%

14%

7%

8%

10%

Russia 14%, Saudi Arabia 14%, Italy 10%, Japan 8%, Latin America 7%, France 5%, Turkey 4%, Spain 4%, Germany 4%, UAE 3%, Other 27%

Student age

Students in classroom

48%

29%

23%

CLASS START TIME

COURSES AVAILABLE

Morning Classes: 9:00

General English

IELTS Preparation

Afternoon Classes: 13:00 Age

16-21

22-30

30+

Students exploring Oxford

• • •

Business English Electives Teacher Training (Groups only) Oxford Test of English

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OUR SCHOOLS

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San Diego

@oxford_

international_ san_diego

Study in the historic heart of this vibrant and exciting Californian coastal city. With beautiful beaches, world famous attractions and a sunny climate all year round, San Diego is the perfect choice for students who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Our school is located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter – well within walking distance to the waterfront as well as many options for shopping, cinema, food and drink.

Sample activities • San Diego Zoo • Balboa Park • Beach Activities • Sea World • Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum

• Professional Baseball Games featuring the San Diego Padres San Diego skyline

Little Italy San Diego Zoo

San Diego Airport

Horton Place

US Midway Museum

Seaport Village

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Gaslamp Quarter

Embarcadero

Balboa Park


OUR SCHOOLS

QUICK FACTS • Bright modern classrooms • Located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter • Walking distance to the charming Little Italy District • Surrounded by public transport options Academic Support

Social space

Study centre

Social Programmes

Computer access

Wi-Fi

Pathway Program Counselling

Homestay Residence

Interactive Whiteboards

Access to Microwave

KEY FIGURES

16

9-10

MINIMUM AGE

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

14

CLASSROOMS

99%

STUDENT RECOMMENDATION RATE

San Diego school building

Student nationality

5% 6%

7%

17%

10%

10%

19% 18%

8%

Brazil 17%, Europe 19%, Japan 8%, Saudi Arabia 18%, MENA 10%, Latin America 10%, Thailand 6%, Turkey 5%, Other 7%

Students in class

Beach activities

Student age

55%

32

%

CLASS START TIME

COURSES AVAILABLE

Morning Classes: 8:30

General English

Cambridge English FCE

Afternoon Classes: 12:30

• •

14% Age

16-21

• • 22-30

30+

In partnership with

Business English

Cambridge English CAE IELTS Preparation

TOEIC Preparation TOEFL Preparation

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OUR SCHOOLS

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Toronto

@oxford_

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Explore the rich artistic and cultural heritage of this friendly, cosmopolitan city. Toronto has all the exciting attractions of a big city with a small-town feel, charming neighbourhoods and welcoming inhabitants. Our campus is located in the heart of the fashionable Queen Street West entertainment district, with great shopping, cinemas, cafés and restaurants all within walking distance.

Sample activities • Food Tours

• Niagara Falls

• Ice Skating

• Centre Island

• CN Tower

• Kensington Market

• Movie Nights

CN Tower, Toronto

Eaton Centre

Kensington Market

Royal York Hotel Rogers Centre

Union Station

20 minutes walking distance

Ferry Terminal

CN Tower Harbour Front

Ward’s Island

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Toronto Island


OUR SCHOOLS

QUICK FACTS • Bright modern classrooms • Located in the lively Entertainment District • Walking distance to the CN Tower • Eaton Centre and Union Station are within walking distance • Walk to the Rogers Centre – home of major sporting events and concerts • DLI Toronto: O19376112172 Academic Support

Social space

Study centre

Social Programmes

Computer access

Wi-Fi

Pathway Program Counselling

Homestay Residence

Interactive Whiteboards

Access to Microwave

KEY FIGURES

16

13-14

MINIMUM AGE

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

20

CLASSROOMS

99%

Toronto school building

STUDENT RECOMMENDATION RATE

Student nationality

10% 8% 5%

14%

14%

16% 18

%

5

%

10% Students in class

Brazil 14%, Europe 16%, Japan 10%, Saudi Arabia 5%, Latin America 18%, Korea 5%, Turkey 8%, Other 10%, MENA 14%

Student age

CLASS START TIME

COURSES AVAILABLE

Morning Classes: 8:30

General English

Academic English

Afternoon Classes: 12:30

52%

Exploring Toronto

• •

• • •

25%

23

%

• In partnership with

Age

16-21

22-30

30+

Business English

Cambridge English FCE

Cambridge English CAE IELTS Preparation

TOEIC Preparation TOEFL Preparation

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OUR SCHOOLS

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Vancouver

international_ vancouver

Study in a modern city surrounded by a spectacular natural landscape. Vancouver is a world-class waterfront city with an impressive skyline – surrounded by snowcapped mountains, lush forests, and sandy beaches. Our English language school is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The locality has an abundance of shops and restaurants, and students can enjoy spectacular views from nearby Canada Place.

Sample activities • Capilano Suspension Bridge

• Snow Sports

• Grouse Mountain

• Stanley Park

• Kayaking at Deep Cove

Vancouver skyline

Stanley Park

Coal Harbour

Canada Place

English Bay Beach

Waterfront Station

Pacific Centre Mall

Harbour Centre

G astown

Click for map

BC Place Stadium


OUR SCHOOLS

QUICK FACTS • Bright modern classrooms • Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver next to Canada Place • One block from the waterfront • Short walk to the historic Gastown with stunning architecture and fashionable shops and eateries • DLI Vancouver: O19275179522 Academic Support

Social space

Study centre

Social Programmes

Computer access

Wi-Fi

Pathway Program Counselling

Homestay Residence

Interactive Whiteboards

Access to Microwave

KEY FIGURES

16

13-14

MINIMUM AGE

AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

21

CLASSROOMS

99.6%

Vancouver school building front

STUDENT RECOMMENDATION RATE

Student nationality

10

%

12%

14% 17%

11

%

6%

14

%

5

%

11%

Exploring Vancouver

Brazil 14%, Europe 17%, Japan 11%, Saudi Arabia 5%, Latin America 14%, Korea 6%, Mexico 11%, Other 10%, MENA 12%

Student age

Computer lab

CLASS START TIME

COURSES AVAILABLE

Morning Classes: 8:30

General English

Academic English

Afternoon Classes: 12:30

50%

• •

• • • •

28

%

22%

Age

16-21

In partnership with

22-30

30+

Business English

Cambridge English FCE

Cambridge English CAE IELTS Preparation

TOEIC Preparation TOEFL Preparation

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English Language Programmes

English Language Programmes Our schools in the UK, Canada and the USA are known for their high academic quality and delivery to students from across the globe.

Production

Reception

Mediation


English Language Programmes

OVERVIEW

21st Century Skills

Collaborative Course Review

Your Learning Begins Before You Arrive...

Private Tutorial

Your First Day at School

Formal Assessment

Personalised Study Plan

Continue to Study Outside the Classroom

Course Customisation

Graduation

OIEG Alumni

Premium Academic Quality The OIEG Student Journey 1

21ST CENTURY SKILLS - ENGLISH FOR TODAY’S WORLD In all of our courses, we aim to empower the learner and prepare them for today’s world. When students graduate from one of our six Oxford International schools, they are ready to use the English they have learned in their place of work or study. Classes are available in-person, online, or as a blended learning combination of the two. Our teachers are trained in methodology which builds upon the Common European Framework for Languages, and have also received training in the successful delivery of online classes. Students establish or build on a firm foundation across all the skills, using critical thinking and a combination of modern technology and triedand-tested pedagogical practices to improve their learning experience. It is extremely important to us that students not only learn new language structures, but also use them actively in their everyday life.

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Training in critical thinking allows students to develop and share their opinions, with a focus on interaction and sharing information. Students are guided in their learning to develop their productive, receptive as well as mediation skills. •

Productive skills are an indication of how much or well a student can speak or write.

Receptive skills indicate the student’s ability to understand what they hear or read around them.

Finally, in mediation, the student is able to transfer information (written or spoken) from one source to a recipient, to receive and respond to information, and in return act as a facilitator or intermediary. In making this last step, students are truly prepared to use their English in a meaningful way in their lives.

YOUR LEARNING BEGINS BEFORE YOU ARRIVE… All students are enrolled onto our new Virtual Learning Campus, and receive a log in to begin

their journey with Oxford International. From here they can take a placement test, and access

information about their school. Their profile here will hold all of their academic progress during

their time at the school including test results, tutorials, self-study materials and exam preparation.

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English Language Programmes

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YOUR FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL

PERSONALISED STUDY PLAN

Students receive a warm welcome to

Our teachers provide constant feedback and

first day at school personally meet with

strengths and weaknesses, building their confidence

their accommodation, and then on their

opportunities for students to identify their own

the Director of Studies, support staff and

to not only take advantage of the wealth of knowledge

teachers who they will see every day.

our instructors bring to the classroom, but also to be

They will receive an induction to the

independent learners outside of the classroom. Backed

school and tour of the local area, along

by our online learning platform, which adapts to each

with information about extra activities

student according to the tests and study they do, they

they can do during their time with us.

will receive the highest level of personalised education.

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PRIVATE TUTORIAL Teachers will do regular tutorials with students. During tutorials, level aims are discussed together, and whether the student

has achieved competency in each skill. This collaborative

approach empowers the student to direct their own learning

and keeps them on track to reach their goals. Suggestions for practice materials and self-study options are offered.

7 FORMAL ASSESSMENTS Our students benefit from ongoing assessment

CONTINUE TO STUDY OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

as well as formal assessment in speaking every two weeks. There are weekly opportunities to change classes according to level to keep students moving towards their goal.

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Our teachers provide excellence in level

assessment and many teachers are certified IELTS examiners or work on our own English Language Level Test.

Through our extensive social programme,

where students can mix with others in an informal environment and practice their language, or the

study club where further teacher input can assist with studies, there are plenty of opportunities on offer to continue learning!

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English Language Programmes

COURSE CUSTOMISATION Using our exciting elective syllabus and tutorials

throughout their studies, students can truly have a

personalised experience. This can include learning new study skills, academic English and language

for the world of business. There is a strong focus on language acquisition and real-world application.

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COLLABORATIVE COURSE REVIEW Our students have the opportunity to meet

with their teacher individually at least bi-weekly

and review their progress and performance.

As part of our premium service, all students

also have the opportunity to speak with the

Director of Studies when they need to.

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OIEG ALUMNI Just because a student has left our school, it does not

GRADUATION All students receive certificates

of completion and can also

choose to take a formalised English language test.

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mean their journey is over! We give students access to our Virtual Learning Campus for extra time after

they finish, and they automatically become part of the

Oxford International Alumni, with access to newsletters and future events. We always like to stay in touch with

our students and hear about their future success stories.

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General English Programme

In our morning classes students will have the opportunity to expand on the building blocks of language (grammar, vocabulary and functional language) and also practice them while developing their language skills – speaking, listening, reading, writing and mediation.

Morning 20 20 AM Lessons +

Study Club / Social Programme (optional) The AM Course develops all aspects of

language competence in a personalised programme coordinated by the core teacher.

Intensive 30 20 AM Lessons +

10 PM Specialised Elective Lessons + Study Club / Social Programme (optional) The Intensive Course is the perfect option

for students who would like to complement their core class with 10 elective lessons per week. This will allow exploration of a range

Semi-Intensive 26 (North America only) 20 AM Lessons +

6 PM Elective Lessons +

Study Club / Social Programme (optional) The Semi-Intensive Course includes the full core class with Language Development

and English Skills, with the addition of three elective lessons per week.

of elective options as a well as building on a solid foundation of the language.

Elective packages are available for both the Super-Intensive and Intensive Courses.

Super-Intensive 40 20 AM Lessons +

20 PM Specialised Elective Lessons + Study Club / Social Programme (optional) The Super-Intensive course consists of 20 morning classes plus 20 lessons of

electives per week, allowing students to

maximise their study day and develop a wide variety of skills.

Afternoon 20

20 PM Specialised Elective Lessons + Study Club / Social Programme (optional)

The PM Course is a less grammar

intensive, diverse range of classes allowing

specialisation in a variety of elective English

subjects. Elective packages are available for the PM course.


General English Programme

The elective lessons provide students the opportunity to specialise in, or explore further, a particular area of interest, or to address an area of challenge.

SAMPLE CLASS SCHEDULE

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Daily Duration

AM 1

AM 2

General English

LUNCH PM 1

Specialised Elective 1

BREAK PM 3

PM 4

PM 5

Specialised Elective 2

Study Club / Social Programme

Afternoon 20

PM 2

Super-Intensive 40

General English

Intensive 30

AM4

Semi-Intensive 26

AM 3

Morning 20

BREAK

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Electives

Electives

During the elective lessons, each school will offer a selection of different themed lessons to cover a variety of levels and students will be able to choose from these to match their interests and learning goals. Our electives are designed to focus on key skills, further your language knowledge in specific subject areas, or give you more opportunity to practice speaking with confidence. Here is a small selection to give you an idea of the variety on offer. KEY: Level CEFR

Confident Speaking 1-10

A1-C2

This class develops students’ fluency and listening skills through communicative practice and

reinforcement. Students will discuss a range of

trending and relevant topics. Presentations, project

work and cooperative tasks are designed to develop confidence in spoken English.

For some courses, there will be the option to add related field trips.

Academic Reading and Writing 4-10

A2/B1-C2

This course will develop the ability to produce

pertinent and accurate writing, exploring style and

register. The integrated approach of the class fosters academic literacy and content development to

build a solid foundation of academic language skills. Students will write formal essays, read and analyse fiction and non-fiction and improve their reading speed and comprehension.

English for Customer Service 4-10

A2-C2

The class focuses on English applied to customer

service, featuring vocabulary and common scenarios. Students will develop the skills they will need to thrive in this field in an international context.


Electives

21st Century Business

Exam Skills 4-10

B1-C2

1-10

A1-C2

In this course, test-taking techniques are practiced

Our Business English curriculum combines the best

materials for the FCE, CAE and IELTS exams, tailored

everyday business situations, exploring areas such

and students are exposed to a variety of practice

in academic business knowledge with practice for

to the needs of the students.

as entrepreneurship, marketing, HR and more. 4-10

B1-C2

For this level, there will be the option to add related field trips such as visiting a local business or an industrial facility.

Academic Speaking and Writing 4-10

A2/B1-C2

English for Academic Purposes 4-10

B1-C2

From sentence structure to writing comprehensive

For students intending to study in English, this

in this class students will work on their academic

and teach the skills needed to succeed in higher

reports and oral presentations to formal debates,

productive skills. Students explore a different topic each week and prepare presentations and take

part in discussions, with each week culminating in

course will help them to establish successful habits education including note taking, essay writing, discussions and presentations.

at least one piece of written work.

Debate, Presentation and Public Speaking 4-10

B1-C2

Through structured coaching and feedback, students build on their ability to make their

point with conviction and clarity. They will learn persuasive language and the language of

agreeing and disagreeing politely in the context of various topics, culminating in a debate,

presentation or a speech at the end of each cycle.

Global Leadership 4-10

B1-C2

Our global leadership course offers training in

self-evaluation, critical thinking, negotiation, active

listening and research, all within the framework of an ESL programme of the highest academic standards.

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Electives

Electives (contd.)

English for Journalism 4-10

English through Literature 4-10

B1-C2

B1-C2

In this class, students have the opportunity to design

This class gives students the opportunity to study

as a team, this class produces weekly editions,

focus on pronunciation and performing the English

and run a blog, magazine or website. Working

collaborating to decide on content and format as

well as identifying and exploring areas of interest. The class develops all the skill areas and there is no limit to the scope of students’ research and creativity.

Pronunciation and Fluency 1-10

English through theatre & literature and includes a

language. Students study particular plays or books,

their meaning and characters, culminating in writing

their own piece of work to perform or share them with

the rest of the class. For some courses, there will be the opportunity to add a trip to a local theatre production.

Projects and Communication 1-4

A2-C2

A1-B1

Participants in this class receive intensive coaching

Each week the class undertakes a project, in teams,

by structured practice and free practice

decisions, reaching compromise, giving instructions

on how to pronounce the sounds of English, followed in conversation with partners.

English in a Local Context 3-10

to learn/practice to language of cooperation, making and presentations.

Essential English 1-10

A2-C2

A1-C2

A four week cultural and linguistic introduction to one

Cycling through pronunciation, reading

and get the most out of their trip. Students will gain an

English and/or idioms, students will hit the ground

of our beautiful locations to help learners prepare

insider’s knowledge of local attractions, entertainment and shops, with the option to add related field trips.

comprehension, listening comprehension, situational running with practical skills.

“Please note, the elective options may vary according to the location, and we cannot guarantee which electives will be running during your time with us.


Electives

Sample Elective Packages Electives packages are curated selections of classes catering to several areas of interest and providing variety while still addressing the specific needs of each student. We have put together a collection of sample elective packages to

demonstrate how to use electives in the afternoon to focus on a particular area of study.

Intensive 30

(30 lessons)

General English 20 AM Lessons +

10 PM Elective Lessons

Electives focusing on Fluency & Pronunciation

Business English 20 AM Lessons +

10 PM Elective Lessons

Electives focusing on Business English, Global Leadership and/or Presentation and Debate

Super-Intensive

(40 lessons)

General English 20 AM Lessons +

20 PM Elective Lessons

Electives focusing on Fluency, Pronunciation, Reading and Writing

Academic English

Super-Intensive package (40 lessons) 20 AM Lessons +

20 PM Elective Lessons

Electives focusing on Academic Reading and Writing, Academic Speaking and Writing, Global Leadership, Debate and Presentation

FCE/CAE

Super-Intensive package (40 lessons) 20 AM Specialised FCE/CASE Lessons + 20 PM Elective Lessons Electives focusing on Exam Skills, Academic Reading and Writing and English for Academic Purposes

IELTS

Super-Intensive package (40 lessons) 20 AM Specialised IELTS Lessons + 20 PM Elective Lessons Electives focusing on Exam Skills, Academic Reading and Writing and English for Academic Purposes

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Scale of Language Proficiency and Progress

Scale of Language Proficiency and Progress Our Scale of Language Proficiency is an accurate reference to many other popular language proficiency tests around the world. This framework helps students understand their individual skill levels so they can effectively

communicate with their teachers regarding their

learning objectives; it also guides our staff so they can help students to achieve their desired goals.

Following the Progress Chart, students can estimate

the amount of time they will need to reach their goal

or the progress they can expect to make during their time at Oxford International.


Scale of Language Proficiency and Progress

PROGRESS CHART

Level CEFR

Test Equivalences

Estimated

Estimated

Estimated

level 26

level 30

level 40

time to pass lessons/week

time to pass lessons/week

time to pass lessons/week

Learning Stages

CPE A–C, CAE – A

10

C2

Mastery

TOEFL 270 – 330/637 – 667 (iBT 110 – 120)

9-15 weeks

7-12 weeks

6-9 weeks

9-15 weeks

7-12 weeks

6-9 weeks

8-13 weeks

6-12 weeks

5-10 weeks

5-10 weeks

4-9 weeks

3-8 weeks

5-10 weeks

4-9 weeks

3-8 weeks

5-10 weeks

4-9 weeks

3-6 weeks

5-10 weeks

4-9 weeks

3-6 weeks

5-9 weeks

4-7 weeks

3-5 weeks

KET - Pass

5-9 weeks

4-7 weeks

3-5 weeks

Not Applicable

5-9 weeks

4-7 weeks

3-5 weeks

TOEIC 910+ IELTS 8.0 - 9.0

TOEFL 267/630 (iBT 109)

9

TOEIC 801-910

C1

Advanced

IELTS 7.0 – 7.5 CAE – C, FCE – A TOEFL 237/580 (iBT 93)

8

Proficient

CAE – B

TOEIC 721-800 IELTS 6.5 - 7.0 FCE – B TOEFL 210/547 (iBT 78)

7 B2

Upper -

Intermediate 6

TOEIC 641-720 IELTS 6 – 6.5 FCE – C, PET – Distinction TOEFL 170/497 (iBT 60)

IELTS 5.5 PET – Merit TOEFL 143/463 (iBT 49)

5

TOEIC 431-530

B1

Intermediate 4

Independent

TOEIC 531-640

IELTS 5.0 PET – Pass KET – Distinction TOEFL 103/413 (iBT 34) TOEIC 381-430 IELTS 4.0 KET – Merit

3

A2

2

1

A1

Beginner

TOEIC 246-380

Basic

Elementary

IELTS 3.0

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Pathway Program (North America)

Pathways to Higher Education

KEY FACTS Canada & United States

All language levels possible

Our programs prepare students for post-secondary study and are customised to the needs of each individual learner and their education goals.

Starts Every Monday

Flexible length of

Choose from over 45 partner colleges and universities. We offer a

booking dependent on

direct study pathway to the following institutions, many of which

level with Free Test

recognise our levels, eliminating the need for an entry exam such as IELTS, TOIEC or TOEFL*.

Most partners are able to offer conditional letters of acceptance.

We have a dedicated Pathway Director to help you choose the right

LESSONS

process. In Canada, full-time students on a college or university

Academic English Package

college or university as well as support you through the enrolment

program that is 6 months or longer and leads to a degree, diploma or certificate, are eligible to work off campus, part-time up to 20 hours per week while studying.

Intensive – 30 lessons or

Super Intensive – 40 lessons

The Process

1

Our Pathway Team is here to guide and support you

2

Identify the best program based on your

future goals and academic background and

take our North America Pathways English Test: www.oxfordinternationalenglish.com/ useful-information/english-test/

3

Complete and submit an application

5

Receive a Conditional Letter

7

Complete Pathway program and

9

Transfer to a top university

form specifying the length of the Pathway Program (English Language Studies)

of Acceptance (CLOA) from our Pathway Partner

achieve English language level to

enter partner institution without IELTS

by studying first at a 2 year

college in the US or Canada

*Please note IELTS scores may be required for certain post-graduate and graduate programs

4 6 8 10

Complete and submit a Pathway Partner application with our help (including the payment)

Apply for the Student Visas & Permits in Canada or US

Eligible to work on campus in the

US and Canada and off campus in Canada only for 20 hours a week

Possibilities for Post Graduate Work

Permit in Canada by studying at an eligible institution


Pathway Program (North America)

Our Partners CANADA Acsenda School of Management

Lambton College

Algonquin College

LaSalle College

Arbutus College

Laurentian University

Blanche Macdonald Centre

Oxford College of Arts,

Business & Technology

Capilano University

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts

Columbia College

Royal Roads University

Corpus Christi College

Saint Mary’s University

Coquitlam College

Seneca College

Dorset College

Sheridan College

Evergreen College

Sprott Shaw College

Holland College

Thompson Rivers University

IBT College

Toronto Film School

JRS College

University of Regina

John Casablancas Institute

Vancouver Film School

Lakehead University

Yorkville University

Ashland University

Palomar College

Clackamas Community College

Tennessee Technical University

College of the Desert

The University of Memphis

USA

Green River College Humboldt State University MiraCosta College

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Westcliff University

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Accommodation

Accommodation We provide safe, secure and welcoming accommodation that gives you the independence to explore. Whether you choose to live in a residence or homestay, we will ensure your stay with us is safe, comfortable and fun.

Homestay

Our Homestay accommodation offers you the

opportunity to live with friendly and welcoming hosts in their home. You’ll be immersed in the

English language as well as getting to know the local culture and customs*.

Residences

We have a variety of residential options for students wanting an independent living

environment. Our residential locations have been chosen for their comfort, facilities, amenities and easy travel options to and from our schools.

Find out more at: www.oxfordinternationalenglish.com/ student-life/accommodation/

*In the UK we work with trusted and experienced agencies offering accommodation in line with the British Council and English UK guidelines. In North America our homestay programmes are run in-house.


Social programme

Social

Programme Our bespoke social programmes are designed to provide students the opportunity to socialise and immerse themselves in the local culture — sharing truly unforgettable experiences whilst being able to put their new English skills to the test in fun and natural environments.

Our programme offers a variety of activities to suit all interests, including:

All of our schools are located in some of the most vibrant cities in the UK and North America, each

possessing their own set of unique attractions and activities — whether it’s visiting one of the many

historic landmarks, museums or colleges, going

to the pub, or even taking a relaxing boat cruise,

STUDY CLUB

CONVERSATION CLUB

CULTURAL EVENTS

SPORTS

CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

WEEKEND EXCURSIONS & SIGHTSEEING TOURS

there is activities to suit all tastes.

In addition, weekend excursions to some of the

best tourist attractions are regular fixtures in our

programmes. Popular excursions in the UK include Stonehenge, Seven Sisters Cliffs, and Blenheim

Palace, while in North America visits can include Whistler, Niagara Falls, and Los Angeles.

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Year Round Groups

So, where can I go?

From the sun in San Diego to the beautiful

architecture and history of Oxford, we have a choice of 6 beautiful destinations for you

to choose from in both the UK, Canada and the USA.

We are fortunate to be working alongside some of the most innovative, enthusiastic and hardworking individuals, all of whom are constantly coming up with exciting ideas for your students. We welcome groups all year round on any date,

any time. And it’s this flexibility which we also put

into planning your students’ trips from arranging

Why should I send a group of students to Oxford International? • Together with you we will arrange an exciting programme of visits,

workshops and other activities to

enhance the learning experience • Whenever possible we will mix your students with other students from around the world – an amazing international learning platform

• Groups can study not only in the class, but

excursions, planning lessons and ensuring your

also have lessons on location, whether it is

student first, and by doing this we make sure what

laboratory – the world is your classroom

accommodation is of a high standard. We put the we offer is the best.

a museum, business enterprise or science • Flexible pricing – we can make a programme to suit your budget

Do you have a minimum group size? A group must be at least 5 people, and if

they are a junior group, they must travel with a Group Leader. If your group has a mix of junior students and adults this is also fine

for us but we encourage the lessons to all

be at the same time so the group can stay together during excursions and activities.

Academic Options A group can choose between General

English, Career-focused Business English

or Exam preparation courses. Alternatively, we also offer very exciting English Plus

programmes or English for Specific purposes. Our syllabus is constantly updated to reflect the modern world and created in-house to get the best out of your students.


Year Round Groups

Inspiration for your group

AVAILABLE AT ALL LOCATIONS:

hosted in both the UK and North America:

• Luxury English for Seniors

Below are just some of the recent groups we have

• English for 30+

ENGLISH AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS

ENGLISH AND WINTER SPORTS

ENGLISH AND ARCHITECTURE

ENGLISH AND THE WINE INDUSTRY

ENGLISH AND SURFING

ENGLISH AND BIOLOGY

ENGLISH, FASHION AND DESIGN

BEC EXAM PREPARATION

ENGLISH AND BAKING

CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH QUALIFICATIONS FOR BUSINESS

• University Preparation

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IELTS TESTING, OET & UK TESTS

Take IELTS and the OET with Oxford International Wherever you are in the USA, Canada or the UK and need to take IELTS for academic, immigration or professional requirements, we can help you. We offer full-time, part-time and evening courses for IELTS exam

preparation at our six schools: Brighton, London, Oxford, San Diego, Toronto

and Vancouver. Alternatively, online preparation courses are available when you register for an exam at

one of over 25 IELTS test locations

across North America. In the UK we will

Coquitlam

Vancouver

Charlottetown

Kamloops

Comox Valley Surrey

CANADA

Kelowna

Langley

Abbotsford

Regina

Toronto

register you with a local test centre following your preparation course. As an OET Authorised Test Venue,

Oxford International North America also administers the Occupational English Test (OET) in various

locations across Canada and

the US. Within North America, the

Occupational English Test is used by various fields of the medical

profession to obtain professional licensure, ECFMG certification or professional development.

Our official IELTS test centres are

certified with the British Council in

Canada and IELTS USA in America. In addition to the Paper-Based

exams, we offer the Computer-

Delivered exam at select locations.

Boston Omaha

Sacramento Irvine Long Beach

USA

San Diego

Columbus

Kansas City

Dallas

New York Pittsburg


IELTS TESTING, OET & UK TESTS

English Language Level Test (ELLT)

The English Language Level Test is a fully online language examination,

and is recognised by a growing list of universities. The exam takes place over 3 sessions – online placement test, online written examination, and speaking assessment with one of our language examiners from our English schools. Results are available within 48 hours of completion.

ELLT PREPARATION COURSE

For students registering to take the ELLT, we offer a preparation course

100% ONLINE

that takes place over 3 sessions, each focusing on a different element

of the exam. You can either take this intensively over 3 days, followed by

the exam, or one session a week for three weeks. The course is delivered online in live lessons by one of our English language examiners.

ELLT is delivered by Oxford International English Test Centre. For more information, please visit oietc.com

Oxford Test of English

The Oxford Test of English is the only English Language proficiency test certified by the University of Oxford, which means it is quality assured by one of the leading educational institutes in the world.

The Oxford International school in Oxford is the first

approved Oxford Test of English Test Centre in Oxford! You can take the exam in all three of our UK schools.

THE TEST IS:

• Available all year round, 365 days of the year • The test is more flexible, cost-effective and faster than traditional performance tests and includes all four skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading & Writing • Test results for the listening and reading are provided on the same day the tests are taken and the speaking and writing results are issued within 14 days • Test takers can take all 4 modules or combination or single modules to suit the individual • There are 2 types of tests. Learners for 16+, and Oxford English test for Schools which is designed for 12-16 year olds and is tailored to the interests & experiences of the younger learner • Both the Oxford test of English for 16+ and Oxford Test of English for school (12-16 year olds) are endorsed and certified by the University of Oxford • The test is recognised by a large number of universities, educational institutions and organisations around the world

UK

Oxford London Brighton

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Online Courses & Teacher Training

Online Courses We are proud to be accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English online. ADULT VIRTUAL CLASSES

1 hour of online classes offered from Monday – Friday. Offered in 3 time zones allowing for multiple time options throughout the day depending on the market. Options start from UK early AM to late PM in Vancouver.

ONLINE PROGRAMME

20, 30 and 40 lessons per week of online classes offered in 3 time zones – Vancouver/San Diego, Toronto and Asia.* Perfect for students who wish to study from home prior to joining our schools.

ONLINE PREMIUM PROGRAMME

Experience our specialised elective courses with private 1:1 tuition. The premium programme allows students to customise their learning to specific topics with the guidance of a personalised tutor. Courses are customised to a students requirements and organised at a time that suits their schedule.

ONLINE PRE-SESSIONAL ENGLISH COURSE For students who need to improve their English language level before progressing onto their chosen course at a higher education institution in the UK, Oxford International offers 6, 12 or 16 week online pre-sessional English courses.

ONLINE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEVEL TEST Oxford International English Test Centre offers the English Language Level Test (ELLT) as an alternative to students unable to access an IELTS or equivalent test as evidence of their English language level for entry into UK universities.

*Asia time zone – 30 lessons per week option only – 20 lessons of classes via zoom and 10 lessons of guided self-study


Online Courses & Teacher Training

Teacher Training Our Teacher Training department has over 20 years’ experience working with teachers from all over the world, at all stages of their careers. From internationally recognised qualifications, to short courses, specialised groups and online, we are here to help teachers increase their skills to fit the modern classroom.

Qualifications for English teachers For individuals and groups TRINITY CERTIFICATE IN TESOL

(4 weeks full-time study)

Internationally-recognised, entry-level qualification for teachers of English as a foreign language.

Available in London, Brighton (12-week part-time

version only), and online. For people with a certified minimum C1 level of English.

TRINITY DIPLOMA IN TESOL

(9 months remote learning + 2-week assessment in London/or online)

Internationally-recognised, level 7 qualification for

experienced teachers of English. For people with a

certified level minimum of C1 and at least 1000 hours full-time English language teaching experience.

Group courses for Teachers

Online, offline or a blend of both • Tailor-made and certified programmes of study for groups of teachers (5 minimum)

• English language, specialised content and booster lessons available

• Online and in person programmes.

Specialty excursions and activities to fit alongside your course of study.

• The Cambridge Teacher Knowledge Test (TKT) is available as an optional extra with all of our UK programmes, please enquire for more details.

Short Online Teacher Training Courses Control the speed of your own learning

Self-guided, practical and interactive online courses to breathe new ideas into your teaching.

• 15-20 hours course content available for 4 weeks • English Level B1 and above

COURSES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE: www.oxfordinternationalenglish.com/ teacher-training/

• Teaching Younger Learners • Teaching Teenagers

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Key selling points

Why Oxford International? Collaborate with your classmates and keep learning more about the world around you while improving your English skills. Learn how to be creative when speaking to people from different cultures and make your voice heard. Develop your critical thinking and problem solving when discussing variety of different and exciting topics in our elective lessons. Use English to inspire and motivate others to make a difference in the world.

Wonderful Student Experience Outstanding Facilities:

• Our purpose-built, first-class premises are designed to enhance your learning

• Spacious classrooms with natural light and interactive whiteboards create a learner-friendly environment

• We offer modern computer labs,

well-stocked Learning Centres and

contemporary, stylish student lounges equipped with additional computers,

games tables and vending machines • Schools are centrally located close to

public transportation, shops, and bars/ restaurants

• Varied nationality mix


Key selling points

Clear Learning Goals

Online Learning Platform

Academic English

and achievable goals, so you can

customised to your needs to

academic career. Work on exam

We will help you set up quantifiable understand what to expect from

each English level and anticipate your learning outcomes.

Interactive learning platform

help you perfect your English

skills even further. Our new Virtual Learning Campus (VLC) will help to track your progress during

and after your time at school.

Get ready to progress in your skills & test-taking technique.

Learn how to write comprehensive academic papers, participate in formal debates or give a

presentation to your classmates and future university colleagues.

Formal assessments

English for Life Skills

Make a difference

measured every 2 weeks, with in-

grammar and vocabulary.

your vocabulary through

Your course progression will be

depth feedback on your strengths and areas for improvement.

Move beyond just learning English Increase your listening, speaking, pronunciation and fluency.

Develop your oral and written

communication skills so you can

feel confident in real life situations.

Immerse yourself and widen specialised English electives from debates and public

speaking to journalism or English through literature and theatre.

Private tutorials Get ready to and continuous step up in academic support your career

Continuous learning outside the classroom

course, receive complimentary

the world, learn about new

As an addition to your main

Work on your CV, develop self-

private tutorial sessions with our

environment, and learn how to

academic team to go through

your learning achievements and set up a detailed personalised study plan. This is already

included in your course fees.

presentation skills for the business communicate confidently whether you are attending a job interview or pitching to a new client.

Make new friends from around cultures and participate in a

wide range of social events we offer outside the classroom.

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Our Story

University Partnerships in Europe

In addition to our English language schools, we provide high-quality

education through our university pathway programmes and in-home tuition opportunities. Each year our programmes help more than 25,000 students achieve academic success.

EMBEDDED INTERNATIONAL COLLEGES AT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES

International College

Offering international students the opportunity to study at a leading university. With our University partners, we establish on-campus

embedded colleges where students study integrated undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a range of subjects. • One visa for the entire course duration • Full university student status from day one • English language and subject-specific academic support www.oxfordinternational.com/academic-studies/university-pathways

Our Core Values We create life-enhancing learning experiences that help students develop personally, evolve professionally and enrich their future opportunities.

Oh, and we believe that a...

Integrity

We build relationships through trust, honesty and respect.

Care

We put our students and their goals at the heart of everything we do.

Passion & Pride

We love what we do and strive for excellence.

Creativity

We are not afraid to be different and we celebrate innovation.

Smile

goes a long way…


Our Story

Beginnings

Founders receive £5k loan from the Prince’s Trust. Oxford International launches first 1991 Summer School and first University tours

1993

We acquire the Greenwich School of English and establish our first Adult English language school

2010

Oxford International acquires Oxford Sixth Form College

We welcome Bucksmore Summer Programmes into the family 2003

Acquisition of Eurocentres Toronto, 2013 Vancouver and Canadian Adult Language schools 2013 De Montfort University International College,

our first embedded college, opens its doors

d’Overbroeck’s School 2014 is welcomed to the Group 2014

San Diego is added to our centres in North America

Private equity investment 2014 from Bowmark Capital

Launch of DMU Europe Direct 2017 Recruitment Services

International College Dundee begins teaching integrated 2017 Bachelors and Masters courses

2016

Bangor University International College welcomes their first cohort of international students

2018

We launched our first embedded college in London, University of Greenwich International College

2019

Launch of Bangor University South East Asia Direct Recruitment

2020

Launch of Jacobs University International College in Germany

Oxford International acquires 2019 Oxford International College

Our story continues...

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Locations of Schools UK

Canada

USA

Brighton

Toronto

San Diego

East Sussex, BN3 1NA

Toronto, ON M5V 2G9

San Diego, CA 92101

10 Brunswick Place Brighton, Email: brighton@oxfordinternational.com Tel: +44 (0)1273 323 220

111 Peter Street #220,

Email: canada@oxfordinternational.com Tel: +1-416–542-1626

London

Vancouver

London, SE10 8NB

Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4

259 Greenwich High Road, Email: greenwich@oxfordinternational.com Tel: +44 (020) 8293 1188

415 Broadway,

Email: sandiego@oxfordinternational.com Tel: +1-619-233-0355

250-815, W Hastings Street, Email: canada@oxfordinternational.com Tel: +1-604–688-7942

Oxford

36-37 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

Email: cahern@oxfordinternational.com Tel: +44 (0)1865 791 108

Head office: 259 Greenwich High Road, London, SE10 8NB, United Kingdom Call: +44 (020) 8293 1188 Email: info@oxfordinternational.com Connect:

/OxfordInternationalEnglishSchools

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