Oxford International Study Centre
Learn English in Oxford
Oxford International Study Centre Individually designed study programmes in the heart of Oxford
English Language Programmes (Click Here for Academic Programmes)
These programmes take place year round, both for group and individual bookings. We offer tuition in small groups and one-to-one for a more intensive experience. All courses train students to communicate clearly both in written and spoken usage. Each lesson is 45 minutes long.
Course length is entirely flexible: we have students taking English Language for one week, and others for 1 or 2 years.
Group tuition is organised in programmes of two types: General English, consisting of 20 lessons per week, or the Intensive English programme, which consists of 30 lessons per week.
Typically students taking 20 lessons per week will have lessons just in the morning, from 9.15 – 12.30, and those taking 30 lessons per week will also have lessons in the afternoon from 1.30 – 3.00.
These timings are not fixed and are subject to variation depending on availability and time of year.
Private tuition is based on 10, 20 or 30 lessons per week (40 lessons per week in exceptional cases) and students will usually have two or three different tutors in order to have as varied and useful an experience as possible.
Combined courses of 20 group lessons + 5, 10 or 15 individual lessons are also available.
We advise all students on the best programme for their needs before arrival.
Our General English programmes cover all four aspects of language learning: Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing, with a focus on learning functional English which can be used in everyday settings.
Courses are tailored to suit the needs of each class – younger students will experience a combination of classroom teaching and activities to make learning the language fun. Classes at a more advanced level will be focused on debating and public speaking skills, using colloquial language and stylistic flair. All tutors of English are CELTA– and degree-qualified and have many years’ experience teaching students of various nationalities.
All students receive a Certificate of Attainment upon completion of their course.
“I had a great time! Such nice teachers and pupils – we had a lot of fun. It’s the perfect place to improve English Language.”
– Ania, Easter Course student, Germany
These courses are designed for students of all ages and abilities – we often have students as young as 5! Students are tested on arrival and are placed into classes based on their ability and their age – whilst English level is our main concern, we attempt to be age-sensitive with class allocation as far as is possible.
Our maximum group size is 15 students, and this is often as low as 3 or 4 students depending on the time of year.
Specialised English Programmes
As well as General English courses, we are able to offer specialist tuition in English:
English for Law, Medicine or Finance
English with Literature or History
We also offer Academic English programmes for students preparing for examinations, usually IELTS. These courses are intensively focused on the objectives of the exam, rather than more general language learning.
We have a 100% pass rate for students taking IELTS preparation courses with us. We accept students at all IELTS levels, and we usually advise that, with hard work, students can expect to improve their score by between 0.5 and 1.0 IELTS points during each six-month period of study.
If you would like further information on any of our programmes, or if you would like a quotation for a group or individual student, please contact us by email at:
+44 (1865) 201009
+44 (1865) 201006
Oxford International Study Centre
7, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BS