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EFL- Academic IELTS
18-24 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.
Studying Academic IELTS with us, you will have an intensive two weeks of practice. We use taught lessons in small groups with an experienced IELTS teacher. Our classes cover all test areas- reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as vocabulary, all with an academic focus. You will cover IELTS exam topics, take mock tests, and your teacher will give you feedback along the way to help you identify and boost key areas of improvement.
You’ll have time to explore Oxford for yourself, as well as forging new friendships for the future, and there’s an action-packed programme of social activities, field trips and excursions to help bring your learning to life. We might even head to London for the day.
You’re not a tourist, so we won’t treat you like one. Instead we’ll help you uncover genuine local treasures and show you what life here is really like, from the inside.
"I loved having people from different cultural backgrounds in my course-- they brought experiences to the conversation that I had never encountered before."
"Oxford Summer Courses, as an institution is such a perfect opportunity to experience the Oxford life for aspiring students!"
"The tutor asked us questions that I wouldn’t normally ask myself, and I feel like I really grew during the course."
"The course was specially adapted to what we wanted to learn about, taught by such a knowledgeable expert in the field, with very well facilitated discussions with other eager students."
Study English in a multicultural and vibrant city, full of the world's brightest young minds, and a place where you can communicate with native and non-native speakers alike. Check out the famous Cowley Road, full of international eateries and vintage shops, or perhaps stroll through historical Jericho, and watch an Indie film at the Pheonix Theatre. Whatever you choose to do with your time in Oxford, the city offers a wealth of opportunities to practice your English, meet new friends, and immerse yourself in an authentic British university experience.
Your accommodation will be in or close-by the city center, and will offer you a chance to explore the different neighbourhoods of Oxford- so whether you're near to quirky Jericho, or lively Cowley, you are bound to have an amazing time. The rooms are modern, clean and comfortable, and you will have plenty of opportunities to meet and socialise with your new friends there.We are able to offer twin or single bedrooms with either shared or private bathroom facilities.
You will get the chance to eat at a range of Oxford's best restaurants and cafes during the week, and at the end of your course, you will experience a formal dinner out at one of Oxford's finest eateries- a great chance for students and staff to celebrate their achievements together. Usually followed by a traditional party and graduation ceremony it really is an experience of a lifetime, so don’t forget your cameras for this one!
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