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English for Life

Increased confidence in the use of English

A wider range of vocabulary

Greater accuracy in grammar

Better pronunciation and greater fluency in speaking

English for Life

Age: 18+
Level: From elementary (CEF A2) to advanced (CEF C2)
Start dates: June – August 2024
Course length: 2+ weeks
Start dates:
16, 23 & 30 June 2024, 7, 21 & 28 July 2024 and 4,11 & 18 August 2024
Package fees: From £1,454
Class size: 12-15 students
Lessons (hours): 21 (19.25 hours) Monday to Friday
Package includes: Tuition, accommodation, lunch (Monday-Friday), travel insurance, activities, sports and 1 excursion per week
Accommodation: College residence or homestay
Timetable: English for Life sample timetable
Calculate course: Calculate the cost of your course
Optional extras: Additional Excursions/Activities – £5 – £30
  Airport transfers – view prices
  Courier charges for visa support documents –  £25
  Breakfast and dinner everyday – £98 per week
Terms & Conditions  

Develop your English language skills for every day use

  • 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 70 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.
  • This course is tailored to help international students develop their English grammar and vocabulary alongside their reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • Teaching is excellent and promotes successful learning – ISI PFE March 2019

Other short summer courses

We offer a range of summer courses for adults depending on your personal learning goals.

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If you have any questions about our courses, please get in touch.

Manuela Williams

Admissions Registrar

Tel: +44 1865 517706


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