Do you want to learn English in a city overflowing with culture and renowned for academic excellence? Then join us on an English course in Oxford! Home to England's oldest and most famous university, Oxford is steeped in tradition yet remains young at heart, with its lively, youthful atmosphere echoing throughout the city's cobblestone streets. Brimming with history and blessed with amazing architecture at every turn, picturesque lanes will lead you to breath-taking buildings, such as the atmospheric Christ Church college and the distinctive Radcliffe Camera. Stylish shops, elegant eateries and historic pubs are scattered throughout the city's streets and one glance upwards will reveal an impressive view of Oxford's famous majestic spires set against English skies.
Owing to its student population, Oxford also has an exciting cultural scene. Whether you enjoy theatre, fine art or discovering new music, there is something for everyone! If you prefer life outdoors, you can take a stroll through one of the city's many parks or explore the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.
Our school in Oxford
Our school is situated in Gloucester Green, right in the city centre and just a short walk from the train station. Set amidst the university colleges, the location of the school provides a focused place for you to study, whilst allowing you to easily meet local students and put your English skills into practice. Explore the local food and antiques markets nearby or complement your cultural immersion programme with a visit to the nearby Bodlean Library or the Museum of History and Science.
The school itself is comprised of 15 classrooms, a self-study room, library, student lounge, student kitchen and wi-fi access throughout the building.
Courses in Oxford
If your goal is to improve your general English skills, take one of our Intensive or Super-Intensive courses in Oxford. These courses cover all main aspects of the language, with a particular emphasis on communication and take place in groups of no more than 15 students with the same level of English. The Intensive course consists of 20 lessons per week, while the Super-Intensive includes 30 lessons per week.
For more personalised learning, you can choose a course of private lessons. Private lessons allow a wonderful amount of flexibility and are an ideal option for students who have specific areas of English that they wish to improve.
If you are preparing for an IELTS examination to work, study or even live in an English-speaking country, you might want to consider one of our exam preparation courses. These courses are designed specifically to help students prepare for the IELTS examination and will ensure that you pass your exams in no time!
We also offer a combined Intensive + Business course, aimed at those wishing to improve their English skills within a business context. Perhaps you need to use English at work for meetings, presentations or phone calls, or perhaps you are thinking of applying for an English-speaking role in a company. Whatever the case our Intensive + Business course will help!
For a complete immersion into the language and culture, choose to stay with a local host family, where you can experience daily life in a typical English household! Staying with a host family is incredibly beneficial as it allows you to use your English skills in real-life situations and practise with native speakers in a relaxed, friendly environment. This type of lodging is offered on a breakfast-included or half-board basis.
If you’d like more independence or flexibility during your stay but still want the opportunity to practise your English with locals, you can lodge in a homestay apartment. This type of homestay is offered on a self-catering basis, meaning you will have refrigerator access and can cook for yourself; however, this does provide less social time with your host.
For a chance to live with other students from all over the world, stay in one of the school’s student residences. Here you will have a private bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, while meals can be cooked in the fully-equipped communal kitchen.
Our school also offers a summer residence which is available in the months of July and August. Staying in one of the residences will ensure that you make friends in no time!
Our school in Oxford arrange an extensive activity programme each week, giving you plenty of opportunities to practise your English and adding to your culturally enriching experience! Benefit from creative arts and crafts workshops, cultural activities such as walking tours and punting, educational activities like quizzes and spelling bees, excursions to nearby cities (Warwick, Cambridge, London, etc.), and so much more. What are you waiting for? Discover Oxford’s cultural heritage and make friends with fellow language-lovers along the way!
How to get there
We can arrange private airport transfers from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead, Luton or London City airports, or St. Pancras International station if you are travelling by train. From Gatwick, you can also catch the train directly to Oxford. Alternatively, if you fly into Heathrow, take the London Underground to Paddington, where you can then travel directly to Oxford.