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English for Life

Build your confidence in English

Truly international classes

Learn inside and outside the classroom

Flexible start dates


Enhance your language skills for everyday life

This course is tailored to help international students develop their English grammar and vocabulary alongside their reading, writing, listening and speaking. Our language programmes maximise your learning potential with our experienced, supportive teachers.

Teaching is excellent and promotes successful learningISI PFE December 2022

English for Life

Age: 16+
Level: From pre-intermediate (CEF A2) to advanced (CEF C2)
Upcoming start dates: 31 August & 27 October 2024 / 5 & 26 January, 23 February, 16 March, 20 April & 11 May 2025
Course length: Full academic year, short courses (from 2 weeks) available
Class size (maximum): 15 students
Lessons (hours): 25 (23 hours) Monday to Friday
Lesson type: 20 in a group and 5 teacher-guided self-study sessions
Tuition fees: International College price list
Accommodation: College residence or homestay
Sample timetable: English for Life Sample Timetable
Course content:  Our teaching approach follows a Weekly Theme
Term dates: English Language courses term dates
Included: Lunch Monday to Friday (academic year 2024/2025)
Optional extras: Breakfast and dinner everyday £100 per week
  One-to-one English language classes – £60 per lesson
  Excursions/Activities – £5 – £30
  Airport transfers depend on on pick-up from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton or Stansted – From £120
  Courier charge for visa support documents – approx £25
Calculate course: Calculate the cost of your course
Terms and Conditions  

Develop your English language skills for life to match your professional, personal or your career goals

  • Small international classrooms: Progress your English language skills in small groups with other non-native speakers
  • Study Visits: Take your language learning outside the classroom to local places of interest in the beautiful city of Oxford
  • Build your language confidence: Improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to support your learning goals
  • Flexible study programme: Study with us from 2 weeks up to a full academic year
  • Personal tutor: Develop your language and exam skills with a teacher to guide you
  • Wide-ranging activities and excursions: Discover new hobbies, explore new cultural experiences or visit somewhere new
  • More than a study experience: Establish life-long friendships with international students from over 20 countries
  • Accredited by the British Council (BC) and the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for the teaching of English
  • Teaching experience: Over 60 years experience in teaching English to non-native speakers in an international community
  • Close to London: Oxford has a good geographic location and is only is an hour from London by train
  • Weekly Themes: Learning is engaging and and includes study activities outside the classroom based on our topical themes
  • Specialist membership: A member of Quality English and English UK.

English Language courses

We offer a range of language courses depending on your personal learning goals. We offer courses for career, life or an examination:

Enhance your language skills for everyday life

Build confidence and fluency in your speaking listening, reading and writing

English language course enquiry

Please fill in this form to submit an enquiry about our English for Life course.

You may also wish to get in touch to arrange a campus tour or find out what it is like to live and study in the city of Oxford.


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