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Join the English Literature Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses

At Oxford Summer Courses, we nurture inquisitive minds to explore the rich tapestry of English Literature. Our tailored learning journeys, designed for ages 16-17 and 18-24, cultivate independent thought within a supportive community environment, hosted at the esteemed Oxford and Cambridge University colleges. Apply now to study English Literature and embark on a transformative summer school journey with Oxford Summer Courses.

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English Literature
16-17 YEARS | Cambridge
English Literature
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Teaching Methodology (Ages 16-17)

Experience the Oxford way of learning with tutorial-style teaching. Expert tutors guide participants through interactive seminars in small groups (limited to 8 students), fostering self-directed learning and critical thinking. Throughout the course, students complete two pieces of independent work, whether essays or problem sheets, meticulously evaluated in personalised 1:1 or 2:1 tutorials. These sessions not only offer valuable feedback but also encourage students to explore diverse perspectives within their writing. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate and a personalised letter of recommendation from their tutor.

Teaching Methodology (Ages 18-24)

Similarly, participants in the 18-24 age group follow the Oxford method with tutorial-style teaching, engaging in interactive seminars in small groups (also limited to 8 students). They undertake two pieces of independent work, which are thoroughly evaluated in personalised 1:1 or 2:1 tutorials, providing opportunities for valuable feedback and exploration of diverse perspectives. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate and a personalised letter of recommendation from their tutor.

What's Included (Ages 16-17 & 18-24)

  • All teaching, including tutorials (1 or 2 students per tutor), small group seminars (8 students or less) and skills development workshops.
  • Accommodation and breakfast every day.
  • All evening meals including those at local restaurants.
  • A Friday evening three-course formal hall.
  • A graduation ceremony.
  • All programmed visits and excursions.
  • Airport transfers.
  • Access to Oxford Summer Courses Foundations.
  • Travel and medical insurance included.
  • Welcome pack: Including an Oxford Summer Courses backpack, notebook, and water bottle.

Reasons to Study English Literature

Studying English Literature at Oxford Summer Courses offers a multifaceted approach to learning that fosters critical thinking, creativity, and cultural understanding. Through engaging with diverse perspectives and exploring various mediums, students develop essential communication skills, cultivate empathy, and experience personal growth. This interdisciplinary field not only provides valuable knowledge but also equips students with the skills and mindset for lifelong learning and success in an ever-evolving world.

Apply Now to Oxford Summer Courses

  • Ready to embark on an unforgettable summer of learning and growth? Apply now and join us at Oxford Summer Courses.
  • Limited spaces available - don't delay!
  • Did you know that you can extend your stay with Oxford Summer Courses when you apply?
  • Did you know that we offer flexible payment options?


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Liberty, United Kingdom

"As I was studying English literature this was especially exciting to me, learning about authors that studied here was an experience I have never had before."

Valentina, Italy

"I attended the English Literature course and have fully adored every single moment. My teacher has been such an inspiration to me, he has helped me expand my horizons and explore complex ideas and feelings through the use of words."

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