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English in Oxford - Oxford International

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Programme summary:

  • Ages 16+
  • Minimum 1 week stay
  • Morning or afternoon programmes
  • Dynamic university town
  • Modern school in the heart of the city
  • Accommodation in a residence or with host family

Programme

Discover Oxford

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 International English school

Oxford International Education Group is located in the heart of the city, close to the student area and shopping street. The school is modern and welcoming, freshly renovate, allowing you to familiarise yourself with the facilities and services quickly and easily. Around 150 students are at Oxford International school every week!

Accreditations: British Council & member of English UK

Facilities:

  • 7 bright and modern classes with interactive whiteboards
  • A computer room
  • E-learning platform
  • WiFi
  • Study hall
  • Lounge room with a television
  • Average age: 25

During peak season, the school uses additional classrooms close to the school premises.

Activities and events during your stay

The school organises sports and cultural activities during the afternoons and evenings. You are more than welcome to participate in these activities, though they are not mandatory. These activities may be free or may require a fee. The variety and availability of the activities changes depending on the time of year.

Some of the many activities may include:

  • Guided tour of the city
  • Museum visits (Ashmolean, Blenheim or Pitt Rivers)
  • Restaurant/bar/pub outings
  • Quiz, Cinema, ice-skating, fish & chips
  • Day excursions to London, Brighton, Stratford etc.

Courses

English language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes
  • Maximum number of students per class: 15 (12 max for exam preparation courses)
  • Placement test: first day of classes (and prior to departure)
  • Certificate of participation at the end of your stay
  • Access to online courses during and up to 2 weeks after your stay
  • Regular progress evaluation (for stays lasting 4 weeks or more)
  • Teachers are qualified to teach English as a foreign language
  • Free individual sessions with teachers can be booked

Courses on offer

  • Standard course: 20 lessons of general English per week (mornings or afternoons)

    With this programme you can choose to have morning classes from 09:00 - 12:15, or afernoon lessons from 13:00 - 16:00. You will learn the four fundamental skills required to learn any language: reading, writing, speaking and listening. Particular attention is paid to oral communication.

    Language level: Elementary (A2) - Advanced (C1)

    Complete beginners: (A0/A1) every first Monday of the month, available on request

  • Semi-intensive course: 30 lessons of general English per week

    In addition to the standard programme, you'll have 10 extra lessons focusing on oral expression. Classes take place between 09:00 - 14:30.

    Language level: Elementary (A2) - Advanced (C1)

    Complete beginners: (A0/A1) every first Monday of the month, available on request

  • Intensive course: 40 lessons of general English per week

    In addition to the standard programme, you will have an additional 20 lessons on oral expression. Classes take place between 09:00 - 16:30.

    Language level: Elementary (A2) - Advanced (C1)

    Complete beginners: every first Monday of the month, available on request

  • Cambridge exam preparation course (FCE & CAE) or IELTS exam preparation: 20 or 30 lessons per week

    • 20 lessons per week: 20 lessons of exam preparation per week
    • 30 lessons [er week: 20 lessons of exam preparation + 10 lessons of general English

    Cambridge exam prep: 6 or 10 week sessions

    IELTS: 1 week minimum

    Language level required: B2 (FCE, IELTS) or C1 (CAE)

Accommodation

Host Family (Ages 16+)

Single room, shared bathroom, self catering OR double room for two students travelling together & breakfast.

Distance from school: families are usually located in a residential area around a 20 - 45 minute walk from school or close to a direct bus route.

Optional extras:

  • Half board with a double room for two students travelling together
  • Breakfast or half board during the week and full board during the weekend

Practical information:

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry facilities available (the family will usually let you use their washing machine once a week).

Chilswell House Residence (Ages 18+)

Features:

  • Three houses of six rooms each (renovated)
  • Single rooms (with a bed, desk, chair and wardrobe)
  • Shared bathrooms and toilets
  • Self-catering
  • Close to the city centre and the school (15 min on foot)
  • Deposit to be paid on-site (reimbursable by the school at the end of your stay if no evidence of damage has been found)

Facilities/services available:

  • Common kitchen
  • Lounge and dining room
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • Common areas are cleaned once a week. Students are responsible for keeping their areas clean the rest of the time.

Optional extras : - Private bathroom

The Mews Residence (summer only, ages 18+)

Features:

  • Single rooms
  • Bathroom and toilet in every room
  • Self-catering
  • Distance from school: short distance by bus
  • Deposit to be paid on-site (reimbursable by the school at the end of your stay if no evidence of damage has been found)

Facilities/services available:

  • Common kitchen
  • Coin laundry
  • Bed linen provided
  • Entry under surveillance
  • Common areas are cleaned once a week. Students are responsible for keeping their areas clean the rest of the time.

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Complete beginners (A0/A1) must start on the first Monday of the month.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): 01/01, 19/04, 22/04, 06/05, 27/05, 29/08, 23/12/19-03/01/20.

Exams: IELTS - every week, for 2 to 8 semaines. Exam dates can be checked on the IELTS website.

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included 24h support
Programme prices -

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

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General course + accommodation in a host family (single room, no meals or double room* with breakfast)
Duration20L AM20L PM30L AM40L - day
1 week475 £425 £550 £605 £
2 weeks840 £705 £960 £1,070 £
3 weeks1,205 £945 £1,390 £1,555 £
4 weeks1,570 £1,215 £1,815 £2,035 £
6 weeks2,190 £1,750 £2,485 £2,805 £
8 weeks2,885 £2,325 £3,275 £3,705 £
12 weeks4,020 £3,425 £4,545 £5,135 £
16 weeks5,085 £4,535 £5,675 £6,505 £
18 weeks5,705 £5,075 £5,995 £7,270 £
20 weeks6,325 £5,695 £7,065 £8,105 £
24 weeks7,425 £6,745 £8,245 £9,515 £
32 weeks9,865 £8,905 £10,955 £12,650 £
36 weeks11,085 £10,005 £12,310 £14,220 £
Extra week305 £280 £345 £395 £
IELTS + accommodation in a host family (single room, no meals or double room* with breakfast)
Duration20L IELTS30L IELTS
1 week475 £550 £
2 weeks840 £960 £
3 weeks1,205 £1,390 £
4 weeks1,570 £1,815 £
6 weeks2,190 £2,485 £
8 weeks2,885 £3,275 £
Optional extras (per week)
Host family - single room, breakfast15 £
Host family - single room, half board40 £
Host family - double room*, half board25 £
Host family - private bathroom, half board120 £
Host family - summer extra (July, August)20 £
Chilswell House Residence - single room105 £
Chilswell House Residence - private bathroom60 £
*double room for 2 students travelling together
Transfers (per journey)
Heathrow130 £
Luton135 £
Gatwick155 £
Stansted165 £
London City175 £

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course and accommodation
  • Host family: no meals, breakfast or half board
  • Residence: self-catering
  • Course materials
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Oxford
  • Airport transfers and local transportation
  • Host family: lunch from Monday to Friday
  • Residence: all meals
  • Activities & excursions
  • Deposit (residence, 100£ to be paid on-site)
  • Possible exam fees (Cambridge & IELTS)
  • Optional insurance

Practical Information

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday Departures: Saturday (residence), Sunday (host family)

Arrival airports/railway stations:

  • London St Pancras : 2.5 hours (by taxi)
  • London Heathrow* : 45 minutes (by taxi)
  • London Gatwick* : 45 minutes (by taxi)
  • London Stansted* : 4 hours (by train) or 3 hours (by bus)
  • London City* : around 2 hours (by bus)
  • London Luton* : around 2 hours (by bus)

Transfers available on request (fees apply, please see 'Dates & Prices' tab).

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

Visa information

Brexit : No visa required for EU citizens until the 31/12/2020.

Do you need a visa for this course? For more information please visit our Visa Information page..

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

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