Summer English Plus

Our Summer English Plus Residential Programme is specially designed for pre boarding school students, with a mixture of General English and academic subjects.

Course length

8 weeks


Hours per week
21 Hours English & Academic Subjects + Activities



Pre-Intermediate – Advanced


Start dates

  • 11th July
  • 25th July
  • 8th August

Class size

12 people maximum



14 – 17


About our Summer English Plus Programme

Lesson 1 9.00 - 10.30General English
Lesson 210.45 - 12.1521st Century Skills
Lunch Break12.20 - 13.20 
Afternoon13.30 - 15.45Activities or Lessons

General English

For the first 90 minutes 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.

21st Century Skills

In the second lesson you will be focussing on 21st century skills to build your confidence and develop fluency. This includes topic based project work, conversation, critical thinking exercises, communication, collaboration, team work, drama, culture exchange, and much more. This lesson will give you a lot of freedom to express yourself in English and be creative with what you have learnt.

Academic Subjects

As part of English Plus you have academic lessons. These lessons include Academic Study Skills, which will equip you with skills to study academic subjects more easily. Subjects include, for instance, Science and Maths.


We have different social activities planned for you every day, so you can explore and enjoy beautiful Oxford. Activities include:

  • Oxford University College
  • Harry Potter Tour
  • Oxford Castle
  • Punting
  • Cream Tea
  • Ice Skating
  • And many more
Evening activity

You will also have the chance to join our evening activity programme. This can include, for example, cinema nights, ice skating disco, talent shows, or team building activities.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

All students are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will be able to choose between a variety of freshly prepared food, and drinks.


Bedrooms and bathroom facilities on site. Single bedrooms and multiple bed suites available.

*Please note that all students under the age of 18 are strongly advised to attend a full-time programme (15 hours of lessons + activities). Any student under the age of 18 choosing not to attend a full-time programme must obtain written permission from the parents or guardians because CIE offer no alternative arrangements.

*Courses start every second Monday, except on Bank Holidays. Check our opening times for more detailed information.

Student review of Summer English Plus (Pre-sessional course)

 Junior Summer Programme

Benefits of the Summer English Plus Programme

  • You study in a safe and fun environment
  • Academic subjects to help you with your school journey
  • Our specially selected teachers make learning English exciting
  • Make friends from all over the world
  • Many activities to explore and enjoy Oxford
  • Small class size
  • All course material provided
  • End of course certificate
  • Residential school, so all facilities available

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