English Language Courses with Oxford Summer Courses
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Improve your English inside and outside of the classroomStudy English with Oxford Summer Courses and unlike a normal language school you will:
Rapidly improve your English inside the class room
- Take 20 to 25 classes per week
- Be taught by expert teachers with many years of experience improving students’ ability to communicate in English
- Have a maximum of 6 students in your class
- Experience the latest highly interactive teaching methods to help improve your English as quickly as possible, including project work, fun activities and modern English language teaching resources
- Receive more individual attention from our teachers than a normal language school
- Get a course specifically tailored to your needs
Immerse yourself in English culture and language outside of class
- Live and learn in the historic buildings of Oxford University
- Mix with native English speakers as well as students from around the world and be immersed in the English language
- Apply what you’ve learned in the real world with our social and cultural activities and excursions, to help you continue your learning outside of the classroom
If you want to immerse yourself in the English language, improve quickly and speak confidently with other students from around the world, whilst living in the unique, historical buildings of Oxford University then study English with Oxford Summer Courses.
Cover key areas of the English language:
- Colloquial English and idioms
What you will learn by studying with us?
- Develop the confidence to use your spoken English freely
- Discuss and debate current affairs in English
- Develop your ability to read and write in English
- Expand your vocabulary and functional language
- Refine your grammar and syntax
- Learn practical skills such as public speaking and creative writing
- Rapidly improve your English skills in the real world
- Learn independently outside of the classroom
- Immerse yourself in British culture
- Get a taste of what it is like to live and study in a Oxford University
- With Intensive English, get an insight into exam techniques needed for exams such as FCE, CAE, IELTS, SAT and TOEFL
The advantages of studying English with Oxford summer courses.
Tailored teaching and small classesUnlike other language schools there is not a set course, instead we base our teaching on your needs. Study English with Oxford Summer Courses and you’ll have a course that is tailored to your interests and requirements, you’ll have more class time and individual attention than you can get elsewhere. The course starts with an analysis of your needs, we consider your learning goals, strengths and weaknesses. What you study will be specifically tailored to the areas of English that you need to improve most, this means you will receive more individual attention than other English language courses helping to improve your English more quickly.
Live in historic Oxford university buildingsLive in central Oxford in high quality student accommodation contained in the historic buildings of Oxford University, you’ll stay at Somerville College which has been a home to students from Oxford University since 1879. Study in the beautiful grounds and live in the historic buildings of this unique college.
Learn from expert teachersLearn from our expert teachers who have number of years of experience and are more highly qualified than other language schools (diploma or certificate qualified: DELTA/CELTA with at least 2 years of English language teaching experience).
Improve your English for university studyPrepare yourself for application to an English-speaking university by studying with us. Our courses will enable you to develop your English in an academic context and strengthen your language skills. You can also improve your English to gain future certifications needed by universities as entrance requirements.
Increase your confidence in communicationIncrease your confidence, speaking and fluency while also immersing yourself in the English language amongst a group of like-minded international students from around the world.
Have fun and learn about British cultureYou won’t simply be getting an improvement in your English but you’ll also have fun, stimulating, sociable classes as well as visiting British landmarks such as London, Windsor Castle and Blenheim Palace (the home of Winston Churchill).
Our English Language courses are designed to allow students the chance to soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful, historic, “dreaming spires” of Oxford. To enable students to make the most of their stay, all of our accommodation is located right in the heart of the city. During your stay you will have shops, restaurants and the city itself on your doorstep – and plenty of time to explore them. All of our academic and pastoral staff are passionate about Oxford. You will be living and studying within university buildings just like undergraduate students do.
Students will stay in high quality Oxford college accommodation; in single rooms with shared bathroom facilities. These are the rooms used by undergraduates during term time, so you will get a true flavour of what student life is like at one of the 38 colleges that make up the University of Oxford.
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CoursesStudy the English language with Oxford Summer Courses in the heart of the history city of Oxford, with a choice of 2 or 4 week courses.
FoundationOur Foundation English course suits students who want to improve their understanding and confidence when speaking, reading and writing the English language:
- Open to all abilities
- 20 classes per week
- Practical English activities and projects included
- Traditional English sports and activities
- 2 day trips per week and cultural immersion in Oxford
Foundation EFL course
IntensiveOur Intensive English course is the perfect opportunity for students looking to accelerate their understanding of the English language in the shortest time possible:
- Open to all abilities
- 25 classes per week
- Practical English activities included
- Homework and examination practice included
- One day trip per week and cultural immersion in Oxford
Intensive EFL course
Teaching MethodsAt Oxford Summer Courses we are committed to delivering the best English language experience, we mix small classes with experienced tutors and lots of class time to ensure that studying with Oxford Summer Courses will improve your ability to read, write and speak the English language whatever your experience and needs.
20 to 25 classes per weekWith 20 to 25 classes per week (depending on the course you choose) you’ll be able to quickly learn more English than a school which has fewer classes and develop your English language skills in a supportive environment where you will receive more classroom time and get a great opportunity to develop your English language ability. Our individual courses are tailored to meet your needs – with classes separated by language confidence – and you’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend learning English and immersing yourself in the history and culture of the city of Oxford.
Around 6 students per classOur class sizes are as small as possible so that you get more attention from your teacher. Keeping class sizes small ensures our teachers will closely attend to your needs and tailor their teaching to your level – and force you to justify your directions and conclusions. Don’t be daunted, though. Smaller classes will help to guide and inspire you. Giving us more opportunity to hear what you think and why – and help bring out the very best in you.
Experienced teachersAll of our tutors have a wealth of teaching experience and are TEFL qualified, we are highly selective when it comes to recruitment and choose teachers who are not only highly qualified but supportive, patient and dedicated to bringing out the best in your English language ability. Our pastoral staff live and work in the city of Oxford and know how to show you the parts of the city that larger schools can’t reach, we’ll show you an authentic Oxford experience.
Additional one-to-one classes availableIf you want to spend dedicated one-to-one a tutor we can add in additional classes for you. Our small size and flexibility allows us to tailor classes if you have a specific interest (e.g. academic English for a particular subject, business English or simply to improve your general English level). This flexibility means you can make your experience highly immersive to accelerate the development of your English language skills. Please note that this time comes at a small extra cost.
English Explorers- course for 10-12 year olds
Would you like to improve your English? Our English Explorers course offers an interactive, immersive and confidence-building experience to students with less advanced English skills and fluency. Specialist English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers will help you to expand your vocabulary and understanding, and apply your new skills to a variety of real-life situations. Your experiences on day trips and the fascinating history of your surroundings will be used to enrich classroom learning, and you will gain confidence in a variety of different types of communication. Then it’s up to you to decide where your new skills will take you!
The Oxford Summer Courses Experience
Sandhiya Nanthakumar – Student from 2015
Studying for 2 weeks at Oxford Summer Courses was everything that I hoped for. The seminars allowed us to explore different topics, and the small class size of 4 people ensured that everyone’s views about topics were heard. During the seminars each student gave a presentation about a certain topic; not only has my knowledge about various topics broadened through this experience, but my presentation skills have improved immensely. The weekly one-to-one tutorials allowed me to spend quality time with an actual Oxford tutor. During the tutorials we discussed an essay that I had written during each week. Though I found the many questions raised by my tutor challenging, it was truly an insightful experience. The material covered throughout the 2 weeks was undergraduate material, giving me an insight into university life. It was an experience that I could not have gained anywhere else!
Kika Perez Ilzarbe – Student from 2015
Studying at Oxford Summer Courses has been an intense, non-stop adventure. After many seminars with my tutor and classmates, I am able to recognize different theories and models of rights. I’m hugely satisfied with the increased knowledge and understanding I have of a previously unfamiliar subject. Oxford Summer Courses has been fantastic!
Federico Ferrari – Mathematics student from 2014
Oxford Summer Courses is one of the most enjoyable, challenging and educative summer courses I have ever attended. What I liked most was the fact that we had to take on some responsibilities in order to organise our time depending both on our lessons and activities. Attending seminars and tutorials in Oxford’s buildings, and staying in colleges, made me feel like a real student. Oxford Summer Courses is characterised by a pleasant atmosphere within the students, and by a close relationship between students and tutors. You live in a friendly environment, which makes you experience the best summer course in Oxford.
Leonie RowlandLeonie Rowland has over 20 years’ experience of teaching English as a foreign language to students of different nationalities and learning levels. She has worked as a manager and director of studies for an international language school in London and Milan and has extensive freelance experience working with businesses, schools, EEC funded projects and universities. Leonie is passionate about the study of English and strongly believes that learning is enhanced through lively, interactive student-centred lessons, encouraging independent learning and critical thinking.
Richard OrangeRichard is a native-speaking English teacher, and grew up in the county of Warwickshire, near to William Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon. When teaching, Richard draws upon his practical experience from his time as a journalist writing for renowned newspapers such as the Times, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph to to help you improve your written and spoken English. He has also worked as a university lecturer and has trained students from all over the world in the finer points of English grammar and idioms for a number of years. Drawing on his experience Richard enjoys using dynamic and interactive teaching methods as well as workshops and practical activities outside of the classroom to make his classes diverse and enjoyable for students. Aside from his time spent teaching the English language Richard is an editor and writer of academic books on the media and has also written travel guides to the Alps.
Prices and Dates
- 9th July to 22nd July
- 23rd July to 5th August
- 9th July to 5th August
- • All teaching, including 20 to 25 classes per week
- • Accommodation and breakfast every day
- • All evening meals at local restaurants
- • A three-course college banquet on Friday evening
- • All cultural activities in Oxford and further afield