Oxford Spires International offers courses for young learners, specializing in summer schools. All of our courses are based in local schools, in many exciting locations: Oxford, Cambridge, Cheltenham, North Oxfordshire, and The Cotswolds.. Students can choose from eight summer school options. - Oxford Brookes University (ages 12 to 17) - Oxford International College (ages 12 to 17) - Summer Fields School, Oxford (ages 8 to 13) - Sibford School, North Oxfordshire (ages 8 to 13) - Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (ages 14 to 17) - Cheltenham Ladies' College (ages 8 to 17) *two programmes here! Plus the option of combining Oxford and Cambridge courses to create a unique "Oxbridge" experience!
With over 30,000 students in Oxford, the city not only offers a vast range of colleges but also many student bars and social opportunities for you to enjoy. Plus, with Central London less than one hour away, you can also easily access everything our capital has to offer. Studying at our English school in Oxford, you will study in a comfortable and modern school surrounded by British heritage. Our team of staff care about our students, their welfare, development and goals. Our dynamic, highly-enthusiastic and experienced teachers are committed to providing you with courses of high academic standards. Facilities include: 7 modern classrooms Computer room Wi-fi enabled EXTERNAL CLASSROOMS: During busy periods, students may be taught off site. They will always be near and of a similar quality. Further details will be available on the first day.
EC Oxford, our new school which is one of the magnificent buildings of Oxford University, in the center of this old and charming city, offers an excellent learning experience with its spacious and ultra-modern structure. Founded: 2013 Central capacity: 204 students Number of classes: 15 Minimum age: 16 Number of students per class: Average 12 (max 15) Facilities: 17 computer with internet connection Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel Library Individual study room Student lounge Interactive whiteboards Kitchen Area
"It's a privilege to be taught English in the most famous University towns in the world!" Oxford is only an hour or so from London and is one the most famous, oldest university towns in the English-speaking world. Yet it is still a vibrant university city with beautiful architecture, lush gardens and expansive parks. There is always something to do in and around Oxford, such as visiting an Oxford University, punting on the river, or relaxing in one of Oxford’s traditional English Pubs. From the varied rural landscape of Oxfordshire, which is excellent for cyclists and walkers - to a the cultural getaway in Oxford - renowned for its history and heritage. The OHC English centre is perfectly located right in the heart of Oxford, surrounded by Oxford University colleges. After school you can easily go shopping or visit some of the attractions, such as the Covered Market, the Bodleian Library or the Ashmolean Museum. The college in Oxford has an atmosphere that is informal and friendly – providing an excellent environment for study. Whatever your reason for studying English, our aim is to ensure you gain the maximum enjoyment and benefit from your course. OHC English Centre in Oxford is a small and friendly International school of English, located in the centre of the city. We have a supportive and caring atmosphere, and you are always sure to find a warm welcome. OHC are accredited by the British Council.
Our centre is located on the Headington campus of Oxford Brookes University, only a short walk from the city centre and with plenty of outdoor space. Oxford is known for its universities, museums and architecture which students will get to explore during their stay. Students can also enjoy the great campus facilities such as a sports hall, a modern dining hall and several shops. Key Facts Location: Oxford Brookes University Dates: 21 Jun - 9 Aug Ages: 12 - 17 Accommodation: single en-suites and single standard rooms
Kaplan International College Oxford invites students to study English on one of their many courses in the historical city of Oxford, home to the world’s oldest English-speaking university. Within easy reach of London by bus or train, Oxford’s city centre bustles with interesting shops, lively markets and a wide range of galleries and museums. For relaxation there is lots to do including river punting, leisurely strolls through Christchurch Meadow, visiting Oxford colleges or enjoying the atmosphere of a traditional pub. Kaplan International College Oxford is housed in an attractive Edwardian building with 3 floors and a modern, prize winning extension. The college is situated just 10 minutes north of Oxford’s city centre and has a beautiful garden and courtyard at the back of the building: the perfect area for summer barbeques and sporting activities.
Learn English & live in your private teacher's home around Oxford with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including English lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in UK. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one English lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Oxford. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in English. All of our teachers in UK have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Oxford, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
Kings Oxford comprises two main campuses, St. Michaels in the heart of the city (plus an annexe in nearby Alfred Street), and St. Josephs in the popular student area of Cowley. Most English programmes are taught at St. Michaels campus, which enjoys a prime location just off the main shopping street, and in close proximity to all of the major university colleges, and to the central bus and train stations. All the attractions and amenities of this great city are right on our doorstep. The college building has been completed refurbished to a very high standard to provide one of the best international study environments in the city. Campus facilities: - Impressive 5 storey building - Well-equipped classrooms with interactive whiteboards - Computer Learning Centre - Spacious reception area - Stylish student lounge area with computer hotspots - free Wifi Leisure and entertainment: - Superb central location near the famous University college buildings - Shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and cinema all within easy walking distance - Famous museums and art galleries close by - 2 minutes’ walk to coach station - 5 minutes’ walk to train station - Parks and gardens within walking distance - Easy access to punting on the river Courses at St. Michaels: Please note: Vacation Course, Intensive Academic, and the full range of Kings academic pre-university courses are taught at St. Joseph’s, our second campus in Oxford.
Oxford House School of English was founded in 1983, and in December 2011, Centre of English Studies acquired the main school building in High Street, Wheatley. A large number of mainly individual students from a great range of countries, as well as some small specialist groups, have studied English here. Lessons taught by dedicated and professional teachers, self-study resources, social and sports programme, weekend excursions and nearby quality accommodation with local host families all combine to form a total immersion experience which students enjoy and from which they seem to benefit greatly. Students appreciate the fact that the school remains open in the evenings, so that it becomes rather like a club outside school hours. Students are able to use the self-study and leisure facilities at almost any time and meet their friends, relax and play pool or table tennis, watch a film, make tea and coffee, use the student kitchens, the internet, and so on. All this is provided free of charge, so students do not have to spend extra money in the evenings or at weekends unless they want to.
Jesus College was founded in 1571 by Queen Elizabeth I and is located in the very heart of the beautiful city of Oxford. The students' hall has existed there since the Thirteenth Century. This fantastic college combines academic excellence with an informal, vibrant and supportive community. The beautiful historic buildings are just a short walk from the centre of Oxford so students will be fully immersed within the history, culture, and traditions of one of the most famous Universities in the world! Our unique programme enables students the opportunity to explore the life of an undergraduate student at the University of Oxford. With full-day excursions to London, Cambridge, Warwick, and Bath, students can experience some of the most famous and historic cities in the UK during their stay. FACILITIES: Traditional classrooms Stunning 'Quad' on the college campus to relax after lessons Beautiful and historic main college building Minutes from central Oxford
Regent Oxford is the oldest language school in Oxford, with the centre only a 10-minute walk (or two-minute bus ride) away. Our modern facilities and technology within a traditional Oxford building provide you with filming at the beginning, middle and end of your programme here, so at the end of your experience, you have a visual representation of your progress. Here at Regent Oxford, our mission is to create confident and competent speakers of English, who can thrive in today's global community. For this, we employ highly qualified, driven teachers suitable to guide the students in their weekly 1:1 personal coaching sessions - designed to direct and discuss the students' learning. These teachers ensure that all students have clear objectives and get the most value out of their time here - supported by our highly attentive customer service staff. Our life-changing programmes are complemented by our welcoming accommodation options and enhanced with all our extra services (private taxi transfers, engaging social programme) ensuring that at Regent Oxford, you receive an entire transformational experience to have a lasting impact and immediate effect on your life.
Study English in Oxford … Study in Small Classes with Personal Support During the academic year, our class size usually contains no more than 8 students—often half the size of groups at most other schools. CIE’s close family atmosphere throughout the academic year helps to make intensive study easier and much more pleasant. Read comments from our students . Study in the City Centre CIE’s Bocardo House is in the centre of Oxford, opposite the world-famous Oxford Union. Our busy summer school is also held in city centre facilities, such as Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall, near the University Parks. Free Access to CIE Online When you register with us and you are 15 or older, you get your personal account with CIE Online, our interactive learning database. All the material is customised to your personal needs, so you can study as much as you want in your free time. This includes hundreds of IELTS exam practice papers and your personalised timeline. When you leave CIE, you are given three free months to access your account. Free Personal Tutorial CIE students receive a free personal tutorial every four weeks. This enables them to see exactly which areas need improvement and how they can reach their goals faster. Together with the teacher they outline short-term and long-term study goals to work on with the help of CIE Online. Pathway to University and Boarding Schools Our highly-rated Business Foundation course will prepare you for University in the UK and help you to achieve the IELTS score you require. This course is recognised and approved by Oxford Brookes University. We also have a proven record of success in preparing students to attend a UK Boarding School with our Pre-Boarding course. We have a partnership agreement with over 15 Boarding Schools in the UK.
OISE Oxford Advanced Learners is for ambitious, young individuals. It takes place at Oxford University where students will sleep, dine and study within the historic walls of Brasenose College. Brasenose College is ideally situated in the centre of Oxford, overlooking the magnificent Radcliffe Square. The programme is fully residential. Students will eat breakfast, lunch and an evening meal within the historic wood-paneled dining hall. All bedrooms are single and well equipped including a desk and a chair and some have a shared lounge. There will be a maximum of 4 students per shower room. Wash basins are in every bedroom.
St Giles Oxford is based on the beautiful, green and modern campus of Oxford Brookes University. Based at one of the UK's leading modern campuses, St Giles Oxford junior centre offers high standards of accommodation, leisure and teaching facilities. This is a safe and secure campus, with plenty of green outdoor space to relax and enjoy our exciting social programme. The classrooms, student houses and leisure/dining facilities are all within walking distance from each other and are located just a 20-minute bus ride from the centre of Oxford.
OISC is situated in the very heart of the University City in the conservation area, between the Town Hall and Christ Church, Oxford’s most famous College. The Study Centre occupies a beautiful and prestigious building which is over four hundred years old and retains its beamed ceilings and many other original features. Students are taught in the Study Centre and in an adjacent building, and in summer OISC also teaches many older students in a College of the University. The college is accredited by the ISI and StudyUK. OISC provides high-quality year round and short programmes which offer: •Flexibility: many of the programmes are tailor-made to meet the requirements of the individual student; •Excellent contacts with the University, enabling students and clients to be taught in the Colleges of the University in the vacations. Fully residential courses in the University are offered in summer and, subject to status, arrangements can be made for visiting academics to become members of the University libraries; •High caliber tutors and visiting speakers from academe or business; A range of over twenty subject specialisms, enabling, for example, a student to combine academic English with a University preparation programme; •Strong links with a large number of British and European Schools, enabling younger students to prepare for entry to some of the best Boarding Schools; •Good links with Oxford, Cambridge, and other leading universities, and provision of individual educational counseling for students who wish to apply to a British University; •A high level of pastoral care for students, including personal tutors and regular reports.
IH InTuition Languages is a market leader in language home tuition - where students live and study one-to-one in complete immersion at their teacher's home. Courses are personalised to each student's individual requests and academic requirements - from General English to Exam Preparation and Business and Professional courses, our programmes are entirely customised to each student's needs. Accelerated progress is guaranteed in a one-to-one environment and complete immersion, even outside formal classes. With a network of more than 600 teachers across the UK, Ireland, Malta, the USA, Canada, Australia, France, Spain, Germany and Italy, we are able to offer the broadest range of language learning experiences and adventures. Established in 1990, IH InTuition Languages is a proud member of the International House World Organisation, one of the world’s premier language teaching organisations. We are British Council accredited for the teaching of home tuition courses in the UK - the first organisation to be granted this accreditation.
We offer private, 1-1 and small group (max group size of 3) immersive language courses where the majority of learning comes through experiencing Oxfordshire´s culinary and historic heritage alongside in-depth linguistic reflections with an expert language teacher. If you are looking to improve your English quickly and effectively then these are the courses for you. Reflect on real English you hear outside of the classroom with your language coach and prepare yourself for the next time you hear it! Expeditions to Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds, tours around the city centre, food tours in Stow-on-the-Wold, Harry Potter tours, trips to museums such as the Ashmolean, and many more daily activities to choose from! Join us for an English experience you will never forget!
Pembroke College was founded by King James I in 1624, and the school takes place in the Sir Geoffrey Arthur Building, an idyllic self-contained campus on the banks of the River Thames, less than a mile away from Oxford city centre. History Founded in 1624, the University of Oxford’s Pembroke College was founded by King James I, using combined donations from a merchant named Thomas Tesdale and a priest, Rev. Richard Wightwick. The College’s coat of arms pays tribute to King James’s union of England and Scotland, with the rose of England and thistle of Scotland situated above three lions, the sigil of the Earl of Pembroke, who the College was named after. Pembroke College historically admitted solely male students, until 1979, when the first female undergraduates began to be admitted. Location Situated on the River Thames, the summer school takes residence in the Sir Geoffrey Arthur Building, where the vast majority of the programme (tuition, activities, meals and accommodation) take place. Bucksmore has exclusive use of the ‘GAB’, making it an ideal backdrop for the Young Leaders course for older students (aged 16-18). The ‘GAB’ is located a short walk from the city centre and shopping districts, so students find themselves close to shops, cafés and landmarks that they can explore during their free time. Pembroke College’s picturesque setting and close proximity to the centre of town make it a wonderful location for international students to study over the summer. Students studying at Pembroke College also receive one traditional Oxford University ‘formal dinner’ towards the end of their stay. Accommodation Students at Pembroke College stay in single rooms with separate male and female accommodation. Bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students. Laundry is available onsite and free of charge. Bucksmore also offers a complimentary airport transfer service to students arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, for all flights arriving/departing between 10:00 and 22:00. Safety The Sir Geoffrey Arthur Building is a gated building, accessible only by students and staff with keys to the site. Bucksmore’s residential centre management team and counsellors provide pastoral care and support to students.
With over 750 years of history, Abingdon School is a perfect location just south of Oxford. The school offers first-class facilities for our camps, with an indoor heated pool, sports hall, tennis/netball courts and extensive sports pitches for children to enjoy. Modern classrooms are brilliant for our English programme, and a full-size climbing wall in the Sports Centre offers children a chance to challenge themselves. Facilities Amazing indoor heated swimming pool Indoor climbing wall Tennis and netball courts Large sports hall Playing fields Space for art and food craft activities Visit the Abingdon School website Camp Hours Drop off from 8.00am Collections until 6.00pm Why choose our day camps? A range of over 40 activities including art, sport and adventure 10 hours of English lessons per week Integrate with English children – 85% English! Camps hosted at some of the UK’s best Independent schools
Cothill House School is the perfect venue for our summer camp. During the academic year, the school is a leading preparatory boarding school for boys in a small village, only 10 minutes away from the centre of Oxford. The school has a proud history of academic achievement with many leavers going on to top schools such as Eton or Harrow. The school offers 160 beds arranged in a mix of dorm sizes in 3 different boarding houses as well as top-quality facilities. Facilities 160 beds arranged in dorms Indoor heated swimming pool Large hall and theatre Treehouse adventure playground Tennis courts Outdoor basketball rings Extensive playing fields On-site 9-hole golf course Comfortable classrooms with projectors Male and female accommodated in separate zones Wi-Fi throughout
St Hilda’s College is one of the riverside colleges of Oxford University and was founded in 1893. The College only accepted female undergraduate students until 2008. It is situated next to Magdalen bridge, famous for punting, and is a short walk away from the centre of Oxford. History St. Hilda’s College is one of more than 30 colleges at the University of Oxford. The college was founded in 1893 by Dorothea Beale, a Principal of Cheltenham Ladies College. In 1896, St. Hilda’s was recognized as a hall for women only, and remained an all-women’s college until 2008. St. Hilda’s became an incorporated company with its own council where in 1910 the University acknowledged female students and therefore finally permitted them to become undergraduates for Oxford degrees. In 1959 the women’s society made an application to the University to be admitted as a full College of the University. The application was accepted making St. Hilda’s the only women’s College in Oxford University between 1994 and 2008. The charter and status was then changed in 2006 to accept men into the College. Location The medieval city of Oxford revolves around the prestigious University of Oxford. Nicknamed the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ by the poet Matthew Arnold, Oxford is known for its beautiful buildings just 60 miles north-west of London. The city is one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse in the UK, with a broad economic base with industries such as motor manufacturing, education and science-based businesses. St. Hilda’s College is based on the river side of the River Cherwell next to Magdalene Bridge, famous for its traditional punting activity. With only a short walk to the main high street, the college provides a perfect location for students to explore this famous city. Since the arrival of the Saxons, the buildings demonstrate English architectural periods including the mid-18th century Radcliffe Camera. Accommodation The accommodation at St. Hilda’s consists of single and twin bedrooms in separate male and female accommodation blocks, and bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students. Laundry is available onsite and free of charge. Bucksmore also offers a complimentary airport transfer service to students arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Safety In addition to the Bucksmore’s residential centre management team and counsellors that provide pastoral care and support to students, there are also friendly and welcoming St. Hilda’s College staff available 24 hours a day.
Chandlings is a stunning location just on the western edge of Oxford with extensive grounds and super facilities, Children will enjoy the use of the heated swimming pool, extensive wooded grounds, sports hall, tennis courts and playing fields. This programme is for boys and girls aged 4-11. Facilities Amazing indoor heated swimming pool Indoor heated swimming pool Tennis/netball courts Extensive playing fields and golf course Large hall Camp Hours Drop off from 8.00am Collections until 6.00pm Why choose our day camps? A range of over 40 activities including art, sport, and adventure 10 hours of English lessons per week Integrate with English children – 85% English! Camps hosted at some of the UK’s best Independent schools
One of the leading independent schools in the UK with first class facilities right in the heart of Oxford. Outstanding and well-equipped teaching and sports facilities set amongst extensive grounds. Facilities include; Large heated indoor swimming pool, all-weather astroturf for tennis and hockey, modern sports hall, 240 seat theatre, and dedicated classrooms for art and cookery. Facilities Large indoor heated swimming pool All-weather astroturf pitch Modern Sports hall 240 seat theatre Art & Cookey rooms Camp Hours Drop off from 8.00am Collections until 6.00pm Why choose our day camps? A range of over 40 activities including art, sport and adventure 10 hours of English lessons per week Integrate with English children – 85% English! Camps hosted at some of the UK’s best Independent schools
d’Overbroeck’s modern sixth form centre, completed in September 2017, boasts high-quality facilities – making it the ideal location for the Young Professionals summer programme. History d’Overbroeck’s Oxford is a traditional city-centre boarding school in the city of Oxford. Consistently ranked among the top co-educational boarding schools in the UK, d’Overbroeck’s was first founded in 1977 by Malcolm van Biervliet (the name “d’Overbroeck” comes from part of his family name, which has Flemish origins). The school quickly established itself as a forward-thinking and highly-successful boarding school with a reputation for highly quality academic tuition. Location Located just to the north of Oxford city-centre, the summer school takes place in d’Overbroeck’s’ new sixth form centre, completed in September 2017. This stunning campus boasts state-of-the art and modern facilities, providing an ideal backdrop for the Young Professionals course. Oxford is based in the South-East of England is one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse cities in England. Famous for its beautiful architecture, Oxford is only 60 miles north-west of London. Accommodation Situated in three of d’Overbroeck’s boarding houses, the accommodation consists of single, twin and 3-bed dorms with separate male and female, and all bathrooms are shared. There is a laundry room in the boarding house free of charge. Bucksmore also offers a complimentary airport transfer service to students arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Safety In addition to the the residential centre management team and counsellors that provide pastoral care and support to students, there are also friendly and welcoming d’Overbroeck’s staff on-site and happy to assist students.
At Oxford Summer Courses, we believe in the best. The best teachers, the best setting and the best experiences. If you want summer 2018 to stick in your mind – while stretching and strengthening it– you’ve come to the right place. We are both Oxford alumni. We set up Oxford Summer Courses because we’re passionate about the University and the city – and we’re determined to share the magic of Oxford with the world. We’re proud to have teamed up with Cambridge in 2017, uniting the world renowned “Oxbridge” duo. While we’re not part of the University, Oxford is at the heart of everything we do. It shapes what we teach, how we go about it, and where. Study with us and you’ll be taught by Oxford academics. You’ll live in Oxford college accommodation. And you’ll experience the world renowned Oxford tutorial system. What’s different about Oxford Summer Courses is that we don’t go in for large classes and big groups. Tutorials are what Oxford is built on and they’re what we’re committed to. Our tutors dedicate their lives to researching and teaching but during the summer they love to share their passion with students who want to find out more about their subject. It’s not all work, though. You’ll have time to meet like-minded students as you punt down the River Isis or take in the sights of the ancient city. We eat out in our favourite restaurants every evening (except for Friday’s formal banquet in the college dining hall) so by the time you leave, you’ll know all about the best the city has to offer. Beyond the city you’ll call your home, we take trips to Shakespeare plays, English castles and museums as well as music at the Royal Albert Hall. We founded Oxford Summer Courses in 2010 because we love Oxford and the social and academic adventure it brings. We have grown from a small organisation to a BAC accredited provider of short courses. Across seven summers we have welcomed over 1,500 students from across the globe. Many of our former students now study the subject they read at Oxford Summer Courses at British Universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. There are lots of summer schools in Oxford but we believe ours is the best because we are former Oxford students who intimately know the city, the University and what it really means to be a student in Oxford. We want to share our knowledge and experience with you – so join us, and make summer 2018 unforgettable.
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Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Oxford that is right for you. There are English courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General English courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English. Most general English courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
English test preparation courses are for students who want to prepare for English proficiency tests to improve job prospects or gain admission into a university.
English teacher training courses are for teachers interested in teaching English abroad. There is a tremendous demand for qualified English teachers worldwide with job opportunities in just about every country around the globe.
Professional English courses are for professionals who want to study English in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.