Oxford Market Street

English school in Oxford 

Our English school in Oxford is situated in a quiet and spacious building in the centre of Oxford, a few metres from the main shopping streets and from the cultural and tourist centres of the city. These include the University Colleges, Museums, Art galleries, Historical buildings, the river, bars, clubs and pubs. 

Through the windows of the school, you will enjoy spectacular views of the roofs of Oxford, Carfax Tower, the Cathedral, and the beautiful surrounding landscapes. The bus stations, urban and national, and train stations can be found a few minutes walk from the school. 

In the summer months, some of the classes will take place at the Secondary School, located a 10 minute walk from the main building.

Facilities in the school

  • Self-learning centre where the students can use a wide range of materials to help with their English skills. 
  • A social area and a cafe for relaxing, the best and cheapest cafe in Oxford
  • Equipped classrooms
  • Wifi connection

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

BRITISH COUNCIL

ENGLISH UK


Study English in Oxford

Oxford, located in the centre of England, just 90km from London, is known worldwide for being home to the oldest English speaking University, Oxford University, which is also one of the most prestigious academic centres in the world. This famous University has always attracted students and visitors from all around the world. Amongst its students are Kings, Nobel Prizes or presidents, and its old classrooms have been used for filming many famous films.

However, this old city isn´t just an academic city, but also has an important historical and cultural heritage. Amongst many of the wonders, you will discover its beautiful architecture with its romantic spires and hidden away University Colleges. Its cultural environment is traditional and modern: theatres, comedy clubs and nightlife, pubs and live music ranging from indie rock to jazz, chamber music to orchestral. Oxford knows how to perfectly combine tradition and modernity.

Close to Oxford is the excellent University student city. Studying English in Oxford means studying in probably the most symbolic place in the word. In its streets and buildings there are such respectful traces of the past, one has the impression that the echoes resonate from many generations of students that have studied here in the previous centuries. Doing an English course in Oxford is a unique experience. 

Things to see and do in Oxford

Culture

  • Visit the Ashmolean museum, the oldest public museum in the world
  • Natural History museum at Oxford University
  • Faculty of Music and Bate Collection of musical instruments 

Leisure after the English classes in Oxford

  • Cowley Road is very popular with the students.
  • Come by the Bear, open since 1242
  • In the city centre there is a great selection of bars and clubs

Trips

  • The natural Cotswold Wildlife Park reserve with its large felines, rhinos and magnificent gardens.
  • Enjoy Cutteslowe & Sunnymead Park, the biggest park in the city.

Getting around Oxford - public transport 

Bus 

It is very easy to get around in Oxford. The 2 main bus companies are Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach. There are many stops and all areas of the city are well connected.

Bike

Oxford is a student city, and the most used transport method is by bike. The historical centre can be toured just by bike since cars are prohibited and there are many lanes.

English students nightlife in Oxford 

Oxford, being a Univeristy city, has varied leisure options, from traditional British pubs to modern clubs. At night, there are bars, cafes and pubs full of people, mainly young people and university students, and many international students from the English course can make the most of this at any time. Cowley road is very popular with the students: there are many pubs and clubs. In the city centre, there are a lot of pubs and clubs for every taste, with surprising musical offerings. Visit the Bear, open since 1242, continues to be as popular as we suppose it was 800 years ago.

Cost of living in Oxford

Travelling around Oxford by bus costs £7 per week.

£30 or £40 should be enough to eat and to do things, but if you want to visit other cities and go out most nights, you will need more money. 


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Standard class morning 09:30 to 12:30

Timetable: mornings 09:30 to 12:30

Perfect for

Students that want to combine their studies with their free time.

Additional information

The objective of the course is to help the students to communicate effectively, and in an appropriate manner in diverse situations, expressing their ideas and opinions with precision and clarity. To be able to understand diferent situations and registers, speaking and writing with precision and in a variety of different styles, situations and registers. To help you to do this, the classes focus on all of the aspects of the language: you will learn how to use vocabulary, grammar, and how to improve your language skills.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables from 09:30 to 12:30
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Standard course afternoons 14:30 to 17:15

Afternoons 14:30 to 17:15

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Afternoons from 14:30 to 17:15
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  No
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive course

Timetable: 09:30 to 13:35

Two breaks: one of 30 minutes, and the other 15 minutes

Additional information

The structure of the intensive course is the same as the standard course. It includes 5 more lessons each week.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  No
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Super Intensive course

Mornings from 09:30 to 13:35, and afternoons from 14:30 to 16:10

Breaks during class: one of 30 minutes and the other 15 minutes

Perfect for

Students that want to progress quickly, enjoying classes morning and afternoon

Additional information

The structure of the course is the same as the standard course. The number of hours of classes change every week. In this case, there are 6 lessons per day.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  30
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables Morning and afternoon
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  No
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  15
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation course for IELTS or Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE - in the mornings

Starting dates for the 2016 course:

  • FCE&CPE: from 4/01 to 04/03
  • CAE: from 4/01 to 11/03
  • FCE: from 14/03 to 13/05, from 19/09 to 09/12
  • CAE&CPE: from 14/03 to 03/06, from 19/09/ to 02/12
  • FCE&CAE:  from 20/06 to 19/08

Perfect for

Students that need to prepare for the Cambridge exams

Additional information

The preparation course at the Oxford school is very successful. Approximately 90% of the students have passed their exams since the beginning of 2005.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 9 to 12 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables from 09:30 to 12:30
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Preparation course for IELTS or Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE - in the mornings

Starting dates for the 2016 course:

  • FCE&CPE: from 4/01 to 04/03
  • CAE: from 4/01 to 11/03
  • FCE: from 14/03 to 13/05, from 19/09 to 09/12
  • CAE&CPE: from 14/03 to 03/06, from 19/09/ to 02/12
  • FCE&CAE:  from 20/06 to 19/08

Perfect for

Students that need to prepare for the Cambridge exams

Additional information

The preparation course at the Oxford school is very successful. Approximately 90% of the students have passed their exams since the beginning of 2005.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 9 to 12 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  15
  • Duration of Classes  50 Minutes
  • Timetables from 09:30 to 12:30
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  12
  • Average during the rest of year  10
  • Minimum age  16

Characteristics

  • Course duration 4 semanas
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  50 minutos Minutes
  • Timetables Mañana y tarde
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  10
  • Average during the rest of year  12
  • Minimum age  16

Extra-curricular Activities

Every week and especially in  the summer, the school organises a varied programme of cultural activites. Nearly every afternoon, evening and weekend the school organises excursions, trips, tours and various events. Participating in the activities is the perfect way to get to know the city and the surroundings, whilst also making new friends. 

During the weekends, we organise full day trips. 

This list is just an example: 

  • Pub night: It is a very popular activity. Every Thursday we go to a pub in the city centre. This is always very fun, and is an opportunity for the students to not only make new friends but also to practice their English. 
  • Salsa dance classes: the classes are given by one of our teachers.
  • Guitar classes: There are several guitars in the school and sometimes there are guitar classes. The lessons are cheap, but the students should practice in their free time.
  • Tours around Oxford: during the summer especially, we organise guided tours of the centre of Oxford for the new students. The guide will take you through the old streets and alleyways, pointing out the main buildings and explaining simply in English its history and relevance. 
  • Ice skating: The ice skating rink is near the school and is a popular activity (especially in the summer!)
  • Bowling: this is often included in our summer activity programme.
  • Barbeques: Barbeques are organised in the evenings in the summer.
  • Football: during the winter, there are football training sessions (with a qualified FA coach) at the weekends.
  • Visits to museums and art galleries: there are four museums and two art galleries near the school, and visits are organised to them regularly. The Ashmolean Museum is the oldest museum in the western world, and has one of the most interesting and extensive collections of artefacts in the UK; whilst the Natural History Museum is a particularly beautiful building. 
  • Shakespeare outside: every summer, one of Shakespeare´s works is performed in an outside theatre in the park. Despite the difficult language, these plays are always popular. There are special lessons for students that want to go, to explain the play. 
  • Visits to the colleges and buildings at the University: we regularly organise guided tours to faculties at the University of Oxford and important buildings, including Christ College church (where they filmed scenes from Harry Potter) and the Bodilean library.

Every Saturday we organise full day trips with a private coach. During your stay, you will visit: 

  • London
  • Brighton
  • Cambridge 
  • Stonehenge
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Warwick
  • Windsor
  • The Cotswolds
  • Isle of Wight

During the summer, we also organise half day trips to Blenheim Palace, Las Rozas Village and the BMW Factory (home to Mini)

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Accommodation

Family

Living with a native family during your stay in Oxford is ideal for students that want to submerge themselves in a different culture. Sharing food with your hosts every day, you will have the opportunity to get to know the British culture and practice your English. The majority of the families live in residential areas in the city. To get to the school you will have to get public transport, and it can take 10-30 minutes.

Our families are all very different. Your hosts can be natives or families that moved to the UK many years ago, single people, married or retired people. All of the families are carefully selected and are inspected regularly, to ensure that they comply with the quality criteria of the British Council. 

Accommodation in families includes breakfast and supper from Monday to Friday, and food throughout the weekends.

Double bedrooms are available only for students that travel together.

Remember that the first Sunday you should arrive at the families house before 23:00

Availability: All year

Room Type: single or double room

School distance: 10-30 minutes on public transport

Check-in: Saturday / Sunday before 23:00

Check-out: Saturday

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities doesn´t have  Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen doesn´t have  Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils doesn´t have  Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels it has Towels
  • Breakfast it has Breakfast
  • Half Board it has Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Summer residence

The summer residence is very close to the University Campus of Headington, and close to Oxford Brookes University; it is very well connected with the city centre through public transport.

The residence is made up of shared aparments of 6 people. All of the bedrooms are singles. The kitchen, living room and the two bathrooms are shared with the other students. 

The school is 15-20 minutes away by bus. There is a security service 24 hours a day. 

There are washing machines and dryers available for students - you need to pay for this service. There isn´t a cleaning service during the stay. The students will be responsible for cleaning their apartments. There is no internet connection. 

Availability: Only summer - July and August

Room Type: Single room

School distance: 15-20 minutes by bus

Check-in: Saturday/Sunday from 14:00 to 21:00

Check-out: Saturday before 09:00

Deposit fee: 100 pounds

Characteristics

  • Internet doesn´t have  Internet
  • Private bathroom doesn´t have  Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service doesn´t have  Cleaning service
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

Residence

The residence belongs to Oxford University; it is made up of shared apartments amongst students. All of the bedrooms are individual - bathroom, kitchen and living room are shared within the flat. You will be given sheets but you need to bring your own towels. There is internet connection throughout the building. 

There is availability of single bedrooms with ensuite. To have an ensuite,  you need to pay a supplement. 

This residence is available from September to June. 

Availability: September to June

Room Type: Single bedroom

School distance: 20 minutes by public transport

Check-in: Saturday/Sunday

Check-out: Saturday

Deposit fee: 100 pounds

Characteristics

  • Internet it has Internet
  • Private bathroom it has Private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
  • Cleaning service it has Cleaning service
  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service doesn´t have  Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

How to get to Oxford

Getting to Oxford from London airports. The best option is to get to Victoria Station (London) and from here, you can get a direct bus to Oxford. 

Bus 

Oxford Tube has a service from Victoria, Marble Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd´s Bush and Hillingdon, in London, to the centre of Oxford. 

The X90 bus connects Victoria train and bus station in London to the centre of Oxford. The same company operates the bus service Airport Express, from Heathrow or Gatwick. 

Train

From Paddington Station in London, there are trains to Oxford - it takes 50 minutes.



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