For students with at least an intermediate level of English we arrange weekly discussion and debating groups. These focus upon articles in the news and current affairs generally. They are led by one of Oxford's leading tutors and are an excellent way of developing communication skills. They are also enormous fun since the discussions are often heated!
Students may take this programme for one week or more.
Some of the students who opt to join these groups will subsequently apply to leading Universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge, and they are an excellent preparation for the general interview.
Oxford is well known as the home of discussion and debate. Many of our leading politicians began their careers at the Oxford University Union and Debating Society. OISC students are able to become associate members of this Society if they are over 16 and staying for one academic year or more.