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General English for the Modern World and Workplace Ages 19-25

Oxford Summer School for Adults 2019


An English summer course for young adults, residential in a college of the University of Oxford.

2 weeks | Available July - August 2019

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Oxford
  • Expert tutoring from ORA's English faculty
  • Rigorous, immersive study of English with native speakers
  • Talks with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - form a global network
  • Inspirational cultural programme

Course Summary

This General English course will help students make rapid progress in improving their speaking, writing, listening and reading skills in English. As they do so, students will build on their vocabulary and gain important practice in communicating in English, surrounded by a supportive and interactive learning environment.

Throughout the course, students will also be able to improve their conversational English in both academic and corporate contexts. A combination of lessons and practical activities provide a rounded understanding of the language and ensures students will leave the course more confident in their English abilities.

What to expect from the General English for the Modern World and Workplace course

Students from all over the world come together on this course to develop their English skills for use in a variety of contexts, extending their vocabulary, grammar and syntax as well as working on their reading, writing and listening skills. The course will help students to improve their language skills with a view to working in either an English-speaking company or an overseas business requiring competency in the language.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:

  • Explored the many idioms of the English language
  • Discovered which style of English is best for different situations
  • Practised different scenarios with their peers
  • Become more confident in their conversational, academic and professional English abilities

Topics covered

Attendees on this course will cover all relevant aspects of conversational, business and academic English, including:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Colloquial English

Teaching

Teachers on this programme are qualified according to British Council standards (CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent Level 5 TEFL qualification).

Take this course if...

Take this course if you would like to improve your English abilities when it comes to academia or the workplace. Equally, if you’re planning to study at an English-speaking university, you’ll find this course useful for refining your English for academic and social contexts.

Welcome to the City of Oxford - your home this summer

ORA Experience

Oxford is a city like no other, combining startlingly beautiful architecture with a buzzing, modern city centre, with superb shopping, restaurants, cafés and more. With the colleges of Oxford University at its heart, some almost 800 years old, it is a city steeped in history and academia.

Students on Oxford Royale's Oxford summer courses will have the chance to live, dine and study in this stunning city, exploring all of its major sites and discovering its hidden secrets. Through both organised trips to key landmarks and free time in the evenings, students will become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.

As students walk the cobbled streets and gaze up at the spires, gargoyles and honey-coloured stone buildings, they will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential figures in history, including prime ministers, presidents, Nobel prize-winning scientists, authors and more.

Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?

Useful information for students

Accommodation

Students will be accommodated in comfortable single rooms in either Merton or University College, depending on the course chosen - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at the university, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like.Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, though in some cases en-suite facilities are available.

Programme Staff

The programme is 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 of Oxford or University of Cambridge and are able to provide an insight into life at these prestigious institutions.

Eligibility & pre-requisites

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be intermediate-level (B1) English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.

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General English for the Modern World and Workplace is residential in the following locations:

(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)

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