Summer (July -August) – General English for Seniors (15+)

15 hrs/25 hrs

The course

Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

Our summer programmes are an exciting and effective way for you to improve your English while living and studying in one of the world’s most famous, stimulating, and beautiful cities.

If you choose a 15 hrs course, you will only have morning lessons. If you choose 25 hrs or 15 hrs + activities, you will have afternoon lessons or activities.

In the Mornings

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., you will have three hours of General English lessons in a group of no more than twelve students. For the first 2 hours we work with a course book to enable you to improve the 4 main skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as grammar and vocabulary. The third hour focuses on practical English and study skills to help you use the English you have learnt.

Our qualified teachers will help you improve your English language skills and during the summer months there is a greater emphasis on interaction and communication in the lessons.

Lady Margaret Hall Gardens, University of Oxford
Lady Margaret Hall Gardens, University of Oxford

In the Afternoons

After lunch, you have several choices:

  • Social activities Most students join our social activities for an enjoyable local outing, such as punting on the river, touring one of the historic Oxford colleges, or enjoying cream tea in a café. Social activities generally run from 1:30pm and are finished by 4:00pm.
    Summer Activities and Excursions for Adults
  • Group classes Students can join a 2-hour group lesson (Intensive English, INT25). The afternoon classes will be multi-skills and topic-based, which may also include videos, project work, conversation, etc.
  • One-to-one lessons Students of any age can have one-to-one lessons with a private teacher in any subject area (Business English, Academic English, Medical English, etc.).
  • Explore You can explore Oxford on your own, or with family, friends, or classmates.

All students under the age of 18 are strongly advised to attend a full-time programme (15 hours of morning lessons plus afternoon lessons/activities). Any student under the age of 18 choosing not to attend afternoon activities/lessons must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian.

Study in the University of Oxford

Students leaving
Students leaving

The summer lessons for students aged 15 + normally take place at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford or elsewhere outside Bocardo House, such as the Oxford Union or one of the other world-renowned Oxford University colleges. The average age of our students is 17/18, although we do cater for all age groups. Click here to see photos on facebook.

 

Lunch

Hot Lunch Buffet
Hot Lunch Buffet

Students are provided either hot lunch or packed lunch. (Please note – students under 18 who are either having lessons or doing activities in the afternoon must have lunch on the premises.)

Hot lunch

This consists of a vast selection of different hot meals every day. There is a wide range of freshly prepared food to choose from, including mains and sides, starters, desserts, salads, bread, drinks, and fruit. It caters for vegetarians as well as students wishing to eat halal. Click here for more photos.

Packed lunch

This consists of a fresh sandwich, a piece of fruit, a drink, and a snack (a chocolate bar and/or a packet of crisps).

 

Key facts

All course materials are provided.
You will receive a certificate at the end of your course stating your level according to the Common European Framework.

Accommodation

If you choose the Host Family programme, we will arrange for you to stay with an British family, taking breakfast and the evening meal with them. During mealtimes, you can chat with your host family about your day and life in England. Our students often keep in touch with their host families long after the summer is over.

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Course Information

Course Code

SUMMER 15+

Start Dates

Every Monday ( July – August )

Course Fee

£230 ( GE15 ) / £325 ( GE25 + packed lunch ) / £355 (GE25 + hot lunch) £60 Weekday Activites + £60 Saturday Excursions See our fees page for more details

Minimum Age

15

Level

Beginners – Advanced

Class Size

12 people maximum

Number of hours per week

15 hours + Activities or 25 hours See our timetable for more information

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