A course specially tailored for students of all abilities, who want to improve their general level of English
EFL- Key Skills
16-17 year olds
14 days commencing:
Gain valuable English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and invest in your international future with our intensive two-week course. Focus on improving fluency and accuracy through interactive, communicative activities and real-life encounters, inside and outside the classroom.
Build up your vocabulary and develop your written work, and at the end of your course receive a Certificate and a Letter of Recommendation from Oxford Summer Courses.
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. Our classes cover all skill areas- reading, writing, listening and speaking, and place a strong focus on speaking and ‘learning by doing’.
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.
"Choosing to take part in this exciting, fun-filled trip has been one of the best decisions I have ever made."
"I will forever appreciate the time I have spent at Oxford Summer Courses. During my time there I gained new friendships from a range of different cultures and I learned new things that about myself. "
"This course is all I could wish for it to be and more. Not only the course I took, but also the freedom of my schedule and the approachability of all the student leaders have contributed equally to making these two weeks absolutely unforgettable."
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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