Summer Senior Programme (15+)
Our Summer Senior Programme is designed to give you a fun, as well as educational experience while studying at one of Oxford University’s colleges.
Hours per week
21 hours + 4 hours of activities or private lessons (“morning only” course available)
Elementary – Advanced (Beginners on Request)
Every Monday ( July – August )
12 people maximum
About our Summer Senior Programme
|Lesson 1 & 2||9.00 - 11.05||General English|
|Lesson 3||11.15 - 12.15||Practical English|
|Lunch Time||12.15 - 13.30||Dining Hall|
|Lesson 4 & 5||13.30 - 15.45||Topical English or Activities|
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. (E.g. going to the restaurant, colloquial English, interrupting a conversation, etc.)
Topical English (Mon, Tue, Thu)
Afternoon classes are multi-skills and topic-based. Topics vary and can be selected by the students. The class may also include videos, project work, conversation, etc. and often work towards a small presentation at the end of the week.
Activities (Wed, Fri)
These could include:
- Cream Tea
- Harry Potter Tour
- BBQ (every Friday)
- And many more
Students are provided hot buffet lunch in the college dining hall. 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, hot and cold drinks, and fruit. It caters for vegetarians as well as students wishing to eat halal.
Very rarely (once or twice a year) the dining hall is closed to us, in which case we provide an alternative lunch option, e. g. pizza.
Summer Senior Intensive Programme
If you wish to study full-time, you can opt for our Senior Intensive Programme, which replaces activities with 4 private lessons a week. Choose this option if you want:
- Further English practice specifically adapted to your needs
- English for Specific Purposes (Business, Medicine, Law, conversation, etc.)
- Examination preparation (IELTS, FCE, etc.)
- GCSE and Advanced Level (A level) exams
You can also choose to do morning lessons only.
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.
*Courses start every Monday, except on Bank Holidays. Check our opening times for more detailed information.
First day video
Why CIE - Summer English School Oxford
Senior Summer Programme
Review by students
Benefits of the Summer Senior Programme
- Focus on conversation and practical English
- Plenty of opportunity for you to practise speaking English
- Personalised classes to suit your individual needs
- All course material provided
- Monitor your progress with revisions each week
- End of course certificate (according to the Common European Framework)
- Outdoor space to do sport and relax