Learn, live and love English, with this inspiring blend of language teaching, practical activities and immersive cultural experiences.
EFL- Key Skills
11-12 year olds
7 days commencing:
You’ll develop skills and build confidence in all areas of the English language. From learning the right way to use vocabulary and functions to writing fluently, we’ll transform the way you communicate.
Studying English Language with us means that you will learn in an interactive and immersive way, to give you plenty of opportunity for authentic, meaningful English communication and conversation. We use a combination of taught lessons in small groups, and ‘active English’ sessions, where you can apply your English to everything from cooking to debating dilemmas and solving murder mysteries.
All teaching and accommodation for English Language courses will take place at Begbroke Hall, an 18th century hall located on a secure and peaceful site in north Oxford. The hall’s grounds back onto Blenheim Palace grounds and includes facilities such as art rooms, food technology rooms, and a technology suite, for a fully-immersive English Language course.
Living and learning at the same site provides for a fully immersive experience, similar to that of an English boarding school. The site is a safe environment, with great staff to student ratios, and all staff are background-checked and trained in safeguarding.
"I enjoyed doing activities with my group and spending time with my friends. I like when we go out for the dinners on Saturday nights and all the trips, especially the Harry Potter Studio trip."
"The subjects were surprisingly more than enjoyable and I absorbed a profusion of information. "
"It’s really interesting - when you do Law there’s loads of mysteries and when we watch documentaries, you have that mystery stuck in your head forever."
Begbroke Hall occupies a secure and peaceful site north of Oxford, allowing students to enjoy the English countryside but be within a 15 min drive to the world famous sights of Oxford. Oxford Summer Courses have exclusive use of the whole school for a fully immersive learning experience, available to 9-17 year old EFL students throughout the summer.
Begbroke Hall started life as a girls boarding school in the 1700s before its owner gave the house to St Juliana’s Convent who ran a small girls independent school until the 1980s. The hall's grounds back onto Blenheim Palace grounds and includes facilities such as: art rooms, food technology rooms and a technology suite for a fully immersive English Language course. Classrooms are well equipped with modern technology including smart boards.
Accommodation at Begbroke Hall is in newly refurbished, modern rooms with shared bathrooms. Student rooming will be mainly be in twin rooms with some students in dorm style rooms of 3-6. We want you to be happy and have the best summer ever, so experienced, highly-trained Oxford Summer Course staff live on site during the summer to help you get settled in and provide the support you need.
You'll enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the old chapel which still has its original features such as the beautiful stained glass windows. On day trips and excursions, you'll have a packed meal or a meal out at a local restaurant.
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