Please note that our Oxford Summer English 16-18 course is now fully subscribed for summer 2013. We would encourage you to take a look at our Academic Writing with IELTS Preparation course as an alternative. On this course, students aged 16-18 work on academic English skills that are vital for university study in an English-speaking country. Students also prepare for the IELTS exam - the international English testing system recognised by universities and colleges across the world. Click here to read more.
To register your interest for the 2014 Oxford Summer English programme, or to be added to the waiting list for 2013, please contact our Registrations Team on email@example.com.
Advantages of the OSE programme:
Teachers on this EFL programme are native English speakers and all have at least a bachelor's degree. Teachers are qualified according to British Council standards (CELTA, CertTESOL or equivalent Level 5 TEFL qualification) and have a minimum of two years EFL teaching experience.
Class sizes for morning and afternoon sessions are kept to a maximum of 12 students. Attendees on this programme come from all over the world, staying for up to 4 weeks.
The teaching programme consists of 21 taught hours per week (15 class hours and 6 taught workshop hours).
Oxford Summer English (OSE) encourages students to learn English and develop their ability to communicate with people from different cultures and countries. ORA promotes a coherent multi-cultural approach to English language learning, encouraging students to share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of actively expanding their English abilities.
How ORA will improve students' English in and out of school:
To take the course students need to be intermediate English users or above (Common European Framework level B1). Students’ level of English will be assessed using an online test prior to arrival in Oxford. If you are unsure what your level of English is please contact us for more information prior to booking.
A full cultural and recreational programme is provided as a part of the course. Activities include museum tours, the botanic gardens, guest lectures and different summer sports (for example, the traditional English game of croquet). Students also have an opportunity to visit many of Oxford's most famous colleges and explore the fascinating museums and gardens.
For "shopaholics" Oxford offers a wealth of charming markets and department stores. In the evenings, the programme offers students international parties, quiz nights, debates and variety performances.
During the programme there are opportunities for students to take coach excursions where they will explore places of historic and cultural interest as well as enjoy London, Bicester Village shopping centre and evening social events at local country manors.
The course takes place on the campus of Balliol College, University Of Oxford. Single rooms on the campus are provided, which are modern, homely and well lit. The rooms are within walking distance of the teaching rooms, dining hall and computer room. Male and female students are separated by corridors and/or staircases. The course includes breakfast and dinner in college dining hall, with packed lunches available during coach excursions. Lunch is not included but Oxford is scattered with cheap and healthy locations to buy lunch.
Our teachers come from a variety of different backgrounds. Teachers on this EFL programme are native English speakers, and are qualified according to British Council standards (CELTA, CertTESOL or equivalent). For a full list of ORA 2012 teaching staff please see the PDF attached to the bottom of this page.
In the College itself students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University.
The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications.
In terms of the demographics of the attendance of the programme, students come to ORA from all over the world. Studying alongside students from diverse backgrounds and learning more about different experiences, ambitions and cultures is a central part of the ORA experience.
To see more detailed information about the nationalities of our students click here.
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Application Form: Click here to go to the application page or use the attachment below.
Address: Oxford Royale Academy, St. Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ, UK
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You may choose to pay either the full course fee upon booking, or pay a deposit of £495 upon booking and pay the remaining balance 60 days before arrival in Oxford. As soon as the application form has been received with payment, a confirmation will be sent out to you along with further welcome pack materials.
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