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Who are we? This blog is run by the Oxford International academic team for juniors. We are part of the Oxford International Education Group and provide English language education and activity programmes for children and teenagers in the UK, Canada and the US.   Kamila Dolejsi – Academic Director Kamila has been involved in the ESL industry for about 15 years. She…

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Teaching teens – Setting the tone

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Teenage students studying on short language courses have many different expectations of their study experience will be like. So do their parents. There are a number of small, yet effective, things which you can do in the lessons and which can help to make all the difference to the students’ experience.   * Learn and…

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Welcome to the mind of a teenager

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Every year many EFL teachers decide to work in residential summer schools for teenagers. Around the world the number of children and teenagers learning English is on the increase. Yet, most EFL teachers start their career by taking either the CELTA or Trinity TESOL courses, which are widely accepted as teaching qualifications but primarily focus…

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Things Our International Students Will Like Doing in Kent

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Located in the south-east of England, Kent is what one would call a very English village turned to a town, in a non-metropolitan county. Canterbury is surely the most well-known area of Kent, with its 1,400 year-old cathedral and its Roman museum. However, we also believe there are so many other things to see, especially if…

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7 Great Books You Should Read to Help you Learn English

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Reading is not only a great way to open one’s mind, but it is also one of the best, most fun tools you can use for learning a language. If you are on the path of learning English from scratch or you are well ahead and just want to brush up on your idioms and…

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5 Revision Tips That Work!

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The last few weeks before exams are always the hardest. Endless “what ifs” will spring to mind: what if you can’t remember the fact you need to answer a question? What if you are presented with a problem that has no clear or intuitive solution? What if you are asked to name all the distant relatives of…

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How Parents Can Help Their Kids Study

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Imagine having lots of reading and calculations to do, but you are constantly distracted by beeping phones, blaring radios and bright televisions…It is not always easy for a teenager or a younger child to find the needed concentration to go through proper revision and homework. And this is where parents can greatly help them in…

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Games and Activities to Help With Your English

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There is no greater way than games and certain activities to learn English, or to help your child learn English. Not only is it fun and can go very fast, it is also helping you memorise lots of things without it ever feeling boring. We have put together a little list of the best games…

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11 Reasons Why You Should Send Your Kids to Summer Camp

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While the first week away from school is usually a busy one – a flurry of activities, lots of friends meeting up at different houses or heading down to the beach with the family if there’s one locally, after a while, children quickly get bored.  They look for other things to do to amuse themselves…

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NEW SUMMER CENTRES FOR 2018!

We are delighted to announce our three new summer centres for 2018, which are all situated in fantastic locations – London, Eastbourne and Kent! – University of Greenwich – Daniel Defoe – Benenden School – University of Brighton – Eastbourne Campus UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH – DANIEL DEFOE: Beautiful, historic borough of London with lessons taking…

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