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EFL- Academic IELTS
16-17 year olds
14 days commencing:
Study for your IELTS exam on our intensive two-week course, where we will teach you everything you need to know about the exam. You will practice exam-style reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises and receive individual feedback on your progress in each area. You will also take timed mock exams using authentic materials to get a real idea of your progress.
This course also focuses on academic writing, teaching you how to structure your essay, what vocabulary to use and useful phrases to take your writing to the next level.
You will study all possible topics for the IELTS Academic exam; from Art to Business, Environment to Education. Improve your vocabulary and practice using new language effectively.
At the end of your course, you will receive a Certificate, and a Letter of Recommendation from Oxford Summer Courses.
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.
"The tutor asked us questions that I wouldn’t normally ask myself, and I feel like I really grew during the course."
"My time at Oxford Summer Courses has been nothing short of extraordinary. I have honestly had one of the best experiences of my life here."
"Oxford Summer Courses has exceeded my expectations and has been a great way for me to meet people from all over the world while experiencing all that Oxford has to offer."
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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