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

2-4 weeks

Hours per week
21 Hours English & Academic Subjects + Activities



Pre-Intermediate – Advanced


Start dates 2024

  • 8th July (Residence check in 7th July)
  • 15th July (Residence check in 14th July)
  • 22nd July (Residence check in 21st July)

Class size

14 people maximum



14 – 17

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More about this course

About our Summer English Plus Programme

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

Communicative English
This course is designed to help you activate and improve your English knowledge by
focusing on spoken fluency and natural language. You will learn how to express yourself
better in lessons covering a wide range of engaging topics.

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.


Wychwood accommodation for girls
Girls aged 10-17 year will stay at Wychwood Campus, which provides a safe and secure environment where students are cared for all day.
*CIE staff present 24/7
*Full board
*Shared rooms between 2-5 students
*Comfortable common room with at TV
*Laundry facilities
*Bedding changed weekly
*Rooms cleaned weekly
*Garden and outdoor sports facilities
*Meals included

Jesus College accommodation for boys
Male students aged 10-17 will stay a 5 minute walk from Wychwood at Jesus college, a part of University of Oxford accommodation at Stevens Close. Stevens Close accommodation is comprised of apartments housing 3 students per apartment, each with their own bedroom and shared lounge and bathroom. Male students staying at Steven Close will have all meals at Wychwood campus.
*A safe and secure environment: accommodation and gardens are secured by a gate with an access fob for all residents
*An onsite caretaker who lives in the adjacent building is responsible for maintaining the area and also the security of the accommodation
*CIE staff will stay at the accommodation
*Laundry facilities
*Bedding changed weekly, bathroom and study area cleaned once a week

*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.

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 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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