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Oxford Summer English Ages 13-15

Oxford Summer School 2019
Also available in Cambridge


An intensive English language immersion programme for international students aged 13-15.

Oxford Royale also offers an Oxford Summer English course for ages 16-18

2 or 4 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 and debates with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - over 135 nationalities in 2018
  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

Course Summary

Oxford Summer English enables students to improve their knowledge of English, both written and spoken, whilst living among the dreaming spires of Oxford, where J. R. R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and C.S. Lewis drew inspiration for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Students attending the Oxford Summer English course benefit from an English programme developed by ORA's own EFL experts. Student learning is maximised in small class sizes, and ORA’s EFL teachers use dynamic, interactive and fun student-centred teaching methods to keep their students engaged. Cultural and enrichment activities outside of the classroom provide context and the chance to try out the skills learned in class.

Teaching

Teachers on this English as a Foreign Language (EFL) programme are qualified according to British Council standards (CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent Level 5 TEFL qualification). Oxford Summer English consists of over 20 taught hours per week (15 class hours and 5.25 taught workshop hours).

What to expect from Oxford Summer English for 13-15 years

This course will help students quickly improve their English skills for general contexts, focusing on the use of spoken language and knowledge of grammar. It will also teach lessons in syntax and vocabulary, alongside improving English reading and writing skills, in order to give a thorough understanding of the language.

The style of teaching on the Oxford Summer English course encourages independent learning whilst also providing excursions to gain an insight into various aspects of British culture, ensuring a rounded appreciation of the language and its homeland.

ORA promotes a coherent, multi-cultural approach to learning the English language, where students can share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of actively expanding their English abilities.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have :

  • Significantly improved their English in the core areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and colloquial English
  • Practised their English with native speakers and expert tutors, benefiting from tuition tailored to their needs
  • Experienced the beautiful and quintessentially English of cities: Oxford

Topics covered

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

Take this course if...

Take this course if you are preparing to apply for an English-speaking university and want to boost your English skills in readiness for use in an academic context, or if you want to improve your English in a fun and historic setting.

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 & parents

Accommodation

Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Twin rooms are strictly between students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridoor and/or staircase. 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.

Pastoral care & student welfare

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.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. Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.

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.

Our Teaching Faculty

At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! For full details of last summer’s teaching faculty, please click here

Guest Lectures & Debates

At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates, involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors.

Coach Excursions

The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include at least one coach excursion to a place of historical and social significance in the UK.

Extra-curricular Activities

At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of their time with us.

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Oxford Summer English for Ages 13-15 is residential in the following venues:

(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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