Why do past students rave about our English language summer course in Oxford? Find out in this short video…
Bill Roby has been an EFL teacher since 1986. Following graduation from Loughborough university in 1981, he spent a few years working in industry before being persuaded that a more academic career was what he wished to persue. After initial TEFL training he landed a year’s teaching on the Peloponnese in Greece, then spent some time teaching in Turin, Italy, where most of his students were FIAT executives. The major part of his teaching career has been in Porto, Portugal, where he has helped with the Cambridge exams for foreign speakers, as well as regularly contributing to EFL conferences in and around the city. Of recent years his teaching has taken him to teaching at universities in Saudi Arabia and primary schools in China.
Zenib Amanat is a former Teacher at Princess Nourah University and King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She previously taught English at a local community school based in High Wycombe. Prior to this, she received a Business and Management degree from Aston University. She uses a dynamic/creative approach to ESL learning and always wants to engage her learners.
Richard 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.
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"The best thing about Fitzwilliam is the kind teachers, and the friendship I’ve built with the students here. I have also adapted to be surrounded by different people from many parts of the world and learnt a lot from the courses."
Blythe Hong Kong
"The staff, who are all current or former students associated with the university, were all amazingly kind and friendly to us, and they seemed to really care about every single one of us, having even memorized our names before we got there, which really helped me, and everyone else, feel very welcome. "
"I was a shy person before coming on the courses but asking and answering questions in tutorials has improved my confidence immensely – the tutors were always happy to answer any question, however silly it may have seemed, and the course staff were always so friendly, on hand to answer any questions about the course, or the teaching system in Oxford in general."
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