#Oxford #16-17 years old #EFL Key Skills #From £3595
English Language: Key Skills
A course specially tailored for students of all abilities, who want to improve their general level of English
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.
- Interactive and immersive learning - Authentic, meaningful English communication and conversation - Combination of taught lessons in small groups, and 'active English' sessions- learning English inside and outside the classroom - All skill areas- reading, writing, listening and speaking, vocabulary and functions 'learning by doing'- pair and group speaking activities, role-plays, games, quizzes, and problem-solving activities
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.
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Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.
Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.
Tower of London
The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.
The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.
Explore the cobbled streets and Georgian architecture of this historic English city. And discover the secrets of the literary world of Jane Austen, the Roman Baths, and its lively shops and cafés.
Uncover the amazing history of the palace where Winston Churchill was born. And explore incredible state rooms, the tricky garden maze, the butterfly house, the beautiful grounds, and much more.
This world-famous museum of art and archaeology in the heart of Oxford University unveils a world of incredible historical artefacts, Egyptian mummies, Picasso, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and much more.
Let us show you around our home town. We’ll visit lots of fascinating museums, take a punt down the river, explore Oxford Castle, and uncover all the best bits of this classic English city.
It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.
Explore Brunel's amazing engineering feat, the SS Great Britain, get hands-on with science at We The Curious, marvel at the Planetarium, and uncover the secrets of one of the UK’s coolest cities.
Ka Ming, China
"I am really having a lot of fun this week, with the help of the friendly staff here and I am having a wonderful experience with my classmates. I really like the way we have lessons, small class teaching lets me have more opportunity to interact with my teachers. I enjoy Active English too as we can learn English in a fun way through games. I would really recommend this Oxford Summer Course to all of you!"
Stay in Oxford
Where it all began. Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and it’s also where Oxford Summer Courses was born. Known as the city of dreaming spires, Oxford has educated and inspired world-changing thinkers through the ages. And its renowned tutorial teaching keeps the university among the global elite. But it’s so much more than books. This is a lively, cosmopolitan and open-minded place. There’s room for everyone, with something new (or very old) to discover at every turn.
All of the accommodation in Oxford is based within Oxford University college grounds, and the beautiful buildings that date back in some cases to the 13th century, present a real sense of the traditional university. Although the bedrooms have been appropriately modernised, they remain in-keeping with the college surroundings with lots of character and charm. Accommodating full-time students during term time, the rooms are practical and usually have some desk space for quiet study time. Each corridor houses a pastoral member of staff, who oversees students throughout the night. We are able to offer twin or single bedrooms with either shared or private bathroom facilities.
Food and catering
You will get the chance to eat at a range of Oxford's best restaurants and cafes during the week, and each Friday evening you will experience an Oxford University formal hall. As an Oxford Summer Courses student, you will get to attend two formal halls per course, where you can expect an excellent dining experience and an electric atmosphere, as students and staff celebrate the achievements of the week 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!
Jane van der Ploeg
Jane is a freelance Teacher of English as a Foreign language. Most of her current work is teaching Germans who are living in Oxford. I am keen to carry on imparting my enthusiasm and love of the English language in this new post Covid 19 environment. I will rise to the challenge of making sure that my learners get at least a taste of British culture and history.