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12 - 17 yrs - Oxford | Summer Camp OSE

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Why choose Summer Camp in Oxford?

  • Ages 12 - 17
  • Beginners to advanced
  • Minimum 2 week stay
  • Supervised activity programme
  • Homestay or residence accommodation
  • Warm and welcoming school & staff


The OSE Junior Summer Camp blends first-class English language tuition with a fun and varied recreational activity programme for students aged 12 to 17. The atmoshpere is warm and welcoming, which is just the environment you need to flourish in a language and boost your confidence when speaking English.

English language lessons: the basics

  • Lesson length: 60 minutes
  • Class size: Average 12 students (maximum 15)
  • Nationality mix: students from over 30 countries in 2017
  • Timetable: lessons are held in the mornings one week (9:30-13:00) and the afternoons the next (14:00-17:30) with a break of 30 minutes
  • Placement test: online test prior to departure and on the first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Daily homework assignments
  • Qualified native English teachers

Base programme

  • Standard course : 15 lessons per week, to which you can add lessons or activities as you so desire (see the options available below).

    Classes are interesting and dynamic, allowing students to become at ease with the language and boost their confidence when using English in everyday situations. Teaching methods centre round the four crucial language skills: speaking, listening, reading & writing. Topics such as history and culture (after having visited a cultural or historical site) are also discussed in class in order to fully benefit from each cultural experience. Students participate in group work, and are able to take their work home with them at the end of their stay.

    Language Level: beginner (A2) to advanced. Please note this programme does not accept complete beginners.

3 programmes to choose from

1. English & multi-activities

Per week:

  • 15 hours of English
  • 5 half days with cultural and sports activities
  • 1 full day excursion
  • 7 night activities (2 if staying with a host family)

2. Intensive English (ideal for those looking to make rapid progress in a short space of time)

Per week:

  • 27 hours of English
  • 1 half day of cultural visit (on Wednesday)
  • 1 full day excursion
  • 7 night activities (2 if staying with a host family)

3. English & Tennis

Per week:

  • 15 hours of English
  • 12.5 hours of Tennis (class and practice with qualified coaches)
  • 1 hald day cultural visit
  • 1 full day excursion
  • 7 night acivities (2 if staying with a host family)

Activities and events during your stay

Examples of activities - per week:

  • 1 half-day visit of Oxford and the surrounding area: Oxford Castle, Warwick castle (medieval castle and one of best kept!), boat ride along the river (punting), a visit to the Blenheim Palace - the Duke of Marlbourough's home.

  • 4 half-day sports and recreational activities (14:30 - 16:00) on campus: visit to Christ Church College (where some of Harry Potter was filmed), visit to the Natural History Museum, Cotswold animal reserve, Bowling, treasure hunt in Oxford, theatre workshop, Quizzes.

  • 1 full day excursion: London (city walk to Buckingham Palace, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus & Covent Garden), Bath (Roman baths, walk around the centre to Royal Crescent & Pultney Bridge), Brighton (guided visit, visit to the Royal Pavillion & Brighton Pier).

  • 7 evenings (19:30 - 21:30) on campus: quiz, disco, karaoke, barbecue.

  • 2 evenings only if staying with a host family

Optional activities on Sundays (these usually cost between £25 and £55): London (shopping day with free time to explore the shops and markets), London (Madame Tussaud and the London Eye), Windsor (visit to the castle & royal home)



Located in the South of England about an hour from London, Oxford is undoubtedly one of the most reputable university towns in the world. Every year more than 37,000 students flock to Oxford for its excellence in education as well as the numerous opportunities for recreational activities that this student town offers. Theatres, cinemas, pubs, museums, art galleries, restaurants, nightclubs, concert halls, markets, and a botanical gardens contribute to the exceptional atmosphere of this superb historical centre.

When the weather gets a little warmer, street performers play music to the crowds. If you prefer something more unusual, you can try the Oxford tradition of punting on the river, or watch cricket and rugby on the university sports grounds (you can't get something British than punting or cricket!) Oxford is surrounded by some of the most beautiful landscapes in England, including the Cotswolds with its traditional stone-built villages and undulating hills; perfect for a weekend getaway. Henry the Eighth studied here, and JRR Tolkien taught at the university for decades. Quintissentially English, Oxford is home to a diverse population with bars, restaurants, cafes and shops catering to all tastes. Delve into English history and wander through the quaint town for a real taste of British architecture and culture.

Oxford School of English

Located on the same campus as Magdalen College, our partner school's summer camp is held in the heart of Oxford. The recently refurbished facilities are central and there are on-site sports facilities. 200 and 300 students attend every week.

OSE is accredited by the British Council.

School facilities include:

  • Spacious classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Common room
  • IT suite with free Internet access
  • WiFi
  • Cafeteria with hot and cold drinks, meals and snacks
  • Garden and sports grounds


Homestay (ages 16-17)

Shared room with a student from a different country, shared bathroom, full board.

Distance from school: The majority of the host families are located in the areas of Crowley, Kidlington and Headlington, which are about a 15 - 25 minutes bus journey away. Some families live within walking distance. On your first day, your host family will show you to nearest bus stop and explain which bus to take to school/the city centre.

Practical Information:

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day
  • Host families provide breakfast and an evening meal. During the week lunches are packed by your family for you to take to school.

Clive Booth Residence (ages 12-17)

Please note: residence is fully booked until July 21st 2019


  • Private, comfortable rooms with private bathroom
  • Gender-separated 5- or 6-person apartments, OSE students only
  • Full board at the school cafeteria
  • Travel time to school: 5 minutes on foot
  • Located in the city centre
  • Capacity: 200 students

Services and facilities available:

  • TV room
  • 24hr surveillance
  • Coin laundry facilities (£2-£3 per wash)
  • Bed linens provided, towels are not
  • Refundable deposit payable on arrival (see 'Dates and Prices' tab)

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

The camp runs from 30/06 - 11/08.

Course start dates:

  • 2-week session (from 30/06 - 14/07, from 14/07 - 28/07, from 28/07 - 11/08)
  • 3-week session (from 30/06 - 21/07 and from 21/07 - 11/08)

The number of places is limited for 12-13-year-old students. We recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please note: residence accommodation is fully booked until July 21st 2019

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included Supervision 24h support

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Homestay, shared room, or residence accommodation, single room, both full board
  • Placement test
  • Course materials
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Activity programme chosen
  • Free Internet access
  • Oxford bus pass
  • Laundry once per week
  • All taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Oxford
  • Airport/railway station transfers
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurances

Practical Information


Arrivals: Sunday

(Students must arrive between 9:00 and 21:00. An additional fee will be charged for arrivals after 21:00. If you arrive between 19.00 and 21.00 a light meal will be provided)

Departures: Sunday

  • Arrival airports/train stations:

(Students must depart between 8:00 and 12:00. An additional fee will be charged for departures after 12:00.)

Arrival airports/railway stations:

  • Oxford Station
  • London Heathrow
  • London Gatwick
  • London Stansted

(Other London airports are also accessible but are located farther.)

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see Dates & Prices tab)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.


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