Teachers on this EFL programme are native-level English speakers and all have at least a bachelor’s degree. Teachers are qualified according to British Council standards (CELTA, Trinity CertTESOL or equivalent Level 5 TEFL qualification).
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.
Oxford Summer English (OSE) consists of over 20 taught hours per week (15 class hours and 5.25 taught workshop hours). This programme encourages students to learn English and develop their ability to communicate with people from different cultures and countries. ORA promotes a coherent and multi-cultural approach to English language learning, actively expanding students’ abilities and encouraging them to share ideas.
Students attending he Oxford Summer English course benefit from ORA’s own English programme, which has been developed by 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. ORA’s EFL courses are integrated with cultural activities and excursions outside of the classroom to provide context and practical application opportunities.
Students will complete the course having achieved a more conversant level of spoken English, and a higher level of academic written English for study purposes. They will also practise their new skills on local English people as part of the ORA cultural enrichment programme.
If you would like to spend your summer improving your English in a variety of contexts, practice on native English speakers, and explore the life and culture of the UK, then this course is for you.
By the end of the course, students will have quickly improved their English skills for general contexts. Students will build their confidence in their use of spoken English, develop their knowledge of English grammar, syntax and vocabulary, and improve their English reading and writing skills. Additionally, it will encourage independent learning and provide an insight into various aspects of British culture.
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.
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.
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.
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(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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