Eckersley House can be found in a pedestrian street, which starts at the Tesco Metro in Magdalen St and comes out at Gloucester Town Square, in the heart of Oxford. It is home to OISE, which delivers intensive English courses for academic and professional development.
OISE was formerly Eckersley School of English, founded in 1955 by John Eckersley, son of renowned linguist and author of Essential English for Foreign Students, C.E Eckersley.
Eckersley and his business partner John Burbank established the school with the shared vision of a supportive and friendly learning environment to provide non-native speakers with all the opportunities the English language can unlock.
The courses have developed over its 60-year history to reflect the needs of the modern language learner, and the school now offers a range of courses under the Octorial Programme, including Exam Preparation courses and specific subject studies for students looking to progress in their academic and professional career.
The range of courses provided under the Octorial Programme offers a high level of individual attention with a wide mix of teamwork training and mentored independent learning sessions.
Students are taught in very small class sizes (restricted to an absolute maximum of 8), which creates a collaborative training environment with constant proximity to tutors.
Both academic and administrative staff, are highly trained and will deal with your specific needs so that you can achieve your ambitions, whatever they may be.
The courses are aligned to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This internationally recognised framework describes language ability on a scale of levels which ranges from A1 for beginners to C2 for those who have mastered the English language.