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Learn English in Oxford
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! Oxford is steeped in tradition and is home to England's oldest and most famous university, 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 breathtaking 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. One glance upwards will reveal an impressive view of Oxford's famous majestic spires set against English skies. Since Oxford is home to over 100 libraries, 1,500 laboratories, 30 different colleges and four world-renowned museums, you will learn English in a truly world-class centre for education in a small, friendly community of locals and students.
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.
Lying next to the Cotswolds and just over one hour from London, Birmingham and Bristol, Oxford is not only the perfect place to learn English but well situated close to some of the most impressive countryside and important cities that England has to offer.
Our school in Oxford
Our Oxford English school is in a charming building in the heart of the cosmopolitan city round the corner from the main high street. Situated between a modern art gallery and the Story Museum you will not fail to be inspired by the environment alone. 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. Take a short stroll down to the University colleges at one end of the street or explore the Westgate shopping centre at the other!
The school itself is comprised of 6 classrooms, a self-study room, a social space with table football, a study area, computer access 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 or even 40 lessons per week.
For more long-term learning, you can choose an academic year course of 20 or 30 group lessons.
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!
Our school in Oxford also offers specialised electives to complement your English lessons. These electives allow students to specialise in their learning to help them reach individual goals. Booked as an extra afternoon session they vary depending on the time of year and students at the school. You will be able to use them to enhance your skills in speaking, business, academic reading and writing, debating, pronunciation and leadership.
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. There is a weekly supplement for special diets such as Vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free, halala or a nut allergy.
The homestay option is also 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.
If you’d like more independence or flexibility during your stay but still want the opportunity to practise your English 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.
Accommodation is reserved from the evening of the Sunday before your course starts until the Sunday after the course ends. Shared rooms can be booked if travelling alone but might need to be upgraded to single if a suitable roommate is not available. Students staying in the residence may be required to pay a deposit on arrival. This will be returned on departure provided there is no damage, loss or extra cleaning required.
Our Oxford English school arranges a bespoke and extensive activity programme each week, giving you plenty of opportunities to practise your English and adding to your culturally enriching experience! Visit historic landmarks, museums, and colleges, go to the pub with your fellow students, take a boat tour, or just practice conversating in a local coffee shop.
Weekend excursions further afield to some of the best locations and tourist attractions are also available. Head East and join in on a trip to London or discover the picture-postcard Cotswolds to the west of Oxford. You can also go South to the coast or North to the designer outlet shopping centre Bicester Village. 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, Stansted, Luton or London City airports. 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. Up to 3 students travelling on the same flight can also request a shared transfer to bring the cost down.
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Student stories on our blog
Oxford – A great place for studying and shopping!I always wanted to visit this famous University town and last month I was finally able to go there. Like we all do, the first thing I did when arriving in Oxford was to drop my luggage at the hotel. I stayed at the Randolph, which was an experience on its own because of its neo-Gothic style. The detective fans among us might know that this hotel is famous for the inspector Morse scenes that have been filmed in the hotels’ bar. The bar with the very original name ;) ‘Morse bar’, is often visited by tourists to have a drink or just take some photos and then leave again. I knew that Oxford is known for its University and colleges, but it was a positive surprise that it is also very good for shopping too! You can find many high street shops and department stores, but for a different shopping trip you should definitely visit the covered market, with many specialist shops, food markets, some hairdressers and small vintage boutiques. It was noteworthy that there were a lot of tourists and international students in the shopping areas. It wasn’t comparable to London’s Oxford Street, but the shopping streets of Oxford itself are certainly popular among tourists as well. Read more...
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