Language course English in Oxford

EC Oxford

Our partner school EC Oxford is located close to the train station, Covered Market and Bodleian Library. The school is nestled among the many inspiring colleges of Oxford University, so you’ll really feel the student atmosphere when studying here!  The school has 15 Classrooms, a capacity of 204 students and 17 Student computers which can be used. The school has excellent facilities such as Interactive Whiteboards, Wi-Fi, a library, Self-study room, a student lounge, kitchen area and of course you enjoy the “orange carpet experience” which gives you a real welcome the first day at school.  

WHAT IS THE ORANGE CARPET EXPERIENCE?
It’s your first day of school and you will literally walk along the orange carpet! You will receive the best possible welcome, including refreshments, music and 100% of the school team’s attention. This is your one-of-a-kind VIP experience so you can enjoy every moment of it. The day includes a short orientation, followed by lessons to show you how you’ll learn at EC, and information on what to expect during your stay in your city. It also includes add-ons such as a Sunday activity for all our new students to get to know each other before their first day at school and an end of course ceremony where you'll get your course certificate.

Key features of our partner English school in Oxford:

  • Located close to the colleges of Oxford University and many attractions including the Covered Market, Bodleian Library and the Museum of History and Science
  • only minutes away from the train station
  • 15 modern classrooms
  • 17 internet connected computers
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the centre
  • Library
  • Self-study room
  • Student lounge
  • Interactive whiteboards throughout
  • Kitchen area

Activity programme

The school will organize several cultural activities for you to get to know Oxford and its surroundings even better. Some are free of charge, but for weekend excursions to Cambridge or London for example, you’ll have to pay a price (approx GBP 35). The school also offers several academic activities  free to students such as lectures and English skills clinics. Of course you can also discover the city yourself by visiting one of the interesting places of the city, like Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, the Botanic Gardens,  Covered Market or the Bodleian Library. See for more information the example of a monthly activity calender.
Activity programme Oxford EC

 

Intensive

The intensive course consists of 20 or 30 lessons per week, each lesson 45 minutes. The maximum amount of students is 15 per class. Lessons may alternate between morning and afternoon sessions.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
30
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 430 799 1167 1536 1905 2274 2643 3012 3380 3749 4118 3979 4306 4632 4959 5285 5612 5938 6265 6591 6918 7244 7571 6736
Intensive with shared apartment with english host, double room, no meals 629 1161 1694 2226 2758 3290 3822 4354 4886 5418 5950 5974 6464 6954 7444 7934 8423 8913 9403 9893 10382 10872 11362 10691
Intensive with shared apartment with english host, single room, no meals 678 1258 1839 2419 3000 3580 4160 4741 5321 5902 6482 6555 7093 7631 8169 8707 9246 9784 10322 10860 11398 11936 12474 11852
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 654 1210 1766 2322 2879 3435 3991 4547 5104 5660 6216 6265 6779 7293 7807 8320 8834 9348 9862 10376 10890 11404 11918 11271
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 702 1307 1911 2516 3120 3725 4330 4934 5539 6144 6748 6845 7407 7970 8532 9094 9657 10219 10781 11344 11906 12468 13031 12432
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 805 1512 2220 2927 3634 4342 5049
Intensive with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 811 1524 2238 2951 3665 4378 5092 5805 6519 7232 7946 8151 8822 9494 10165 10836 11507 12178 12849 13520 14192 14863 15534 15044
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 895 1694 2492 3290 4088 4886 5684 6482 7280 8079 8877 9167 9923 10679 11434 12190 12946 13702 14458 15214 15969 16725 17481 17076
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 527 992 1458 1923 2389 2854 3320 3786 4251 4717 5182 4705 5092 5479 5866 6253 6640 7027 7414 7800
Intensive with shared apartment with english host, double room, no meals 726 1355 1984 2613 3241 3870 4499 5128 5757 6386 7014 6700 7250 7800 8351 8901 9451 10001 10552 11102
Intensive with shared apartment with english host, single room, no meals 774 1452 2129 2806 3483 4160 4838 5515 6192 6869 7547 7280 7879 8478 9076 9675 10274 10872 11471 12069
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 750 1403 2056 2709 3362 4015 4668 5321 5974 6627 7280 6990 7565 8139 8714 9288 9862 10437 11011 11586
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 799 1500 2201 2903 3604 4306 5007 5708 6410 7111 7813 7571 8194 8816 9439 10062 10685 11307 11930 12553
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 901 1706 2510 3314 4118 4922 5727
Intensive with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 907 1718 2528 3338 4148 4959 5769 6579 7389 8200 9010 8877 9608 10340 11072 11803 12535 13267 13998 14730
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 992 1887 2782 3677 4572 5467 6361 7256 8151 9046 9941 9893 10709 11525 12341 13158 13974 14790 15607 16423
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharge course:   15/06/2020 - 11/09/2020 : €19 per week
Info host family:  
  • Private bathroom supplement host family single room: € 91 per week (High season), € 85 per week (during low season).
  • Surcharge for special dietary requirements: € 55 Per week (please indicate on the booking form of you wish to book this option).
  • A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together
Surcharges host family:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €19 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum age for this accommodation is 18 years.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €19 per week
Info summer residence:  

The summer residence is available from July 18th until Aug 29th 2020

Minimum age for the summer residence is 18 years.

Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for the apartment with students is 18 years.

Surcharges shared apartment with students:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €19 per week
Info shared apartment with english host:  

Minimum age for the shared apartment with locals is 18 years.

Surcharges shared apartment with english host:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
Transfer:  

€170

The price is valid for arrival at Heathrow Airport (LHR).

For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): € 200
  • Stansted Airport (STN) : € 212
  • Luton Airport (LTN): € 188
  • St. Pancras International Railway Station: € 206

Please indicate on the booking form at which aiport you would like to arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • welcome activity
  • internet access at school
  • orange carpet experience (welcome on your first day)

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 31/08/2020, 25/12/2020, 28/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 must book homestay for the duration of their course, return airport transfers (if arriving and departing between 8PM and 8AM) and provide a parental consent form.

IELTS

If you would like to finish your language course with an official exam, for example because you want to study at an university in England or Ireland, we recommend the IELTS exam preparation course. The IELTS course (preparing you for the International English Language Testing System) consists of 30 lessons per week, with a minimum duration of 4 weeks. You can take this course to prepare for university, as the IELTS qualification is required by most British, Canadian, Australian, Maltese and South African universities and, in some cases, American academic institutions. During the course you will focus on three key areas to help you achieve a great score quickly and easily: helpful exam strategies, effective exam thinking, and studying only the English you need to pass the test. You’ll have expert instructors with expert knowledge of the exams, and many years of experience teaching English. Usually, the exam takes place on a Saturday after the course. Due to the exam date it is necessary to stay until Sunday (price extra nights on request).
Please note: in 2019, this course consists of 20 lessons per week.

If you want to take the IELTS exam in Oxford after you have finished your language course, you need to register long in advancen at www.ielts.org.

For more information on the IELTS examination course please click here

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 430 799 1167 1536 1905 2274 2643 3012 3380 3749 4118 3979 4306 4632 4959 5285 5612 5938 6265 6591
IELTS with shared apartment with english host, double room, no meals 629 1161 1694 2226 2758 3290 3822 4354 4886 5418 5950 5974 6464 6954 7444 7934 8423 8913 9403 9893
IELTS with shared apartment with english host, single room, no meals 678 1258 1839 2419 3000 3580 4160 4741 5321 5902 6482 6555 7093 7631 8169 8707 9246 9784 10322 10860
IELTS with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 654 1210 1766 2322 2879 3435 3991 4547 5104 5660 6216 6265 6779 7293 7807 8320 8834 9348 9862 10376
IELTS with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 702 1307 1911 2516 3120 3725 4330 4934 5539 6144 6748 6845 7407 7970 8532 9094 9657 10219 10781 11344
IELTS with summer residence, single room, no meals 805 1512 2220 2927 3634 4342 5049
IELTS with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 811 1524 2238 2951 3665 4378 5092 5805 6519 7232 7946 8151 8822 9494 10165 10836 11507 12178 12849 13520
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 895 1694 2492 3290 4088 4886 5684 6482 7280 8079 8877 9167 9923 10679 11434 12190 12946 13702 14458 15214
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

  • The IELTS course is recommended for a minimum period of 4 weeks.
  • Exam fees are not included in the price.
  • If you would like complete your course with an IELTS exam in Cambridge, please contact StudyTravel for the correct starting date.

Exam fees:  

ca. €206, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   15/06/2020 - 11/09/2020 : €19 per week
Info host family:  
  • Private bathroom supplement host family single room: € 91 per week (High season), € 85 per week (during low season).
  • Surcharge for special dietary requirements: € 55 Per week (please indicate on the booking form of you wish to book this option).
  • A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together
Surcharges host family:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €19 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum age for this accommodation is 18 years.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €19 per week
Info summer residence:  

The summer residence is available from July 18th until Aug 29th 2020

Minimum age for the summer residence is 18 years.

Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for the apartment with students is 18 years.

Surcharges shared apartment with students:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €19 per week
Info shared apartment with english host:  

Minimum age for the shared apartment with locals is 18 years.

Surcharges shared apartment with english host:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
Transfer:  

€170

The price is valid for arrival at Heathrow Airport (LHR).

For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): € 200
  • Stansted Airport (STN) : € 212
  • Luton Airport (LTN): € 188
  • St. Pancras International Railway Station: € 206

Please indicate on the booking form at which aiport you would like to arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • welcome activity
  • internet access at school
  • orange carpet experience (welcome on your first day)

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 31/08/2020, 25/12/2020, 28/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 must book homestay for the duration of their course, return airport transfers (if arriving and departing between 8PM and 8AM) and provide a parental consent form.

Commercial English

The Commercial course combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 extra lessons of English for work, focussing on the language you will need in the workplace. This course is therefore ideal for those who want to express themselves effectively in English in a business setting, e.g. write a report or give a presentation. This course will help towards building a career in an international context and addresses skills related ot the following areas
•    Negotiating contracts
•    Management and HR
•    Branding and promotional strategies
•    Project management
•    Company budgets
•    Business ethics and CSR
You will also improve your practical workplace skills such as giving presentations, compiling and writing a CV, preparing for an interview and telephone techniques.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Commercial English without accommodation 527 992 1458 1923
Commercial English with shared apartment with english host, double room, no meals 726 1355 1984 2613
Commercial English with shared apartment with english host, single room, no meals 774 1452 2129 2806
Commercial English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 750 1403 2056 2709
Commercial English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 799 1500 2201 2903
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 901 1706 2510 3314
Commercial English with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 907 1718 2528 3338
Commercial English with residence, single room, no meals 992 1887 2782 3677
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharge course:   15/06/2020 - 11/09/2020 : €19 per week
Info host family:  
  • Private bathroom supplement host family single room: € 91 per week (High season), € 85 per week (during low season).
  • Surcharge for special dietary requirements: € 55 Per week (please indicate on the booking form of you wish to book this option).
  • A double room can only be booked by 2 persons travelling together
Surcharges host family:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €19 per week
Info residence:  

The minimum age for this accommodation is 18 years.

Surcharges residence:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €19 per week
Info summer residence:  

The summer residence is available from July 18th until Aug 29th 2020

Minimum age for the summer residence is 18 years.

Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for the apartment with students is 18 years.

Surcharges shared apartment with students:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €19 per week
Info shared apartment with english host:  

Minimum age for the shared apartment with locals is 18 years.

Surcharges shared apartment with english host:   single room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
double room : 14/06/2020 - 12/09/2020 : €37 per week
Transfer:  

€170

The price is valid for arrival at Heathrow Airport (LHR).

For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): € 200
  • Stansted Airport (STN) : € 212
  • Luton Airport (LTN): € 188
  • St. Pancras International Railway Station: € 206

Please indicate on the booking form at which aiport you would like to arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • teaching materials
  • certificate of attendance
  • welcome activity
  • internet access at school
  • orange carpet experience (welcome on your first day)

In 2020 the school is closed on: 01/01/2020, 10/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 08/05/2020, 25/05/2020, 31/08/2020, 25/12/2020, 28/12/2020. Missed lessons due to bank holidays will not be refunded or rescheduled.

STUDENTS UNDER 18 must book homestay for the duration of their course, return airport transfers (if arriving and departing between 8PM and 8AM) and provide a parental consent form.

One-to-one

Private lessons are the best way to quickly improve your English language skills, and a big advantage is that you can completely focus on the aspects of the language that are important to you! You can book 10 or 20 individual lessons per week, but if you wish to book fewer or more lessons, please contact us for a personalized price quotation.

Host family

Host Family

Share in the daily life and experiences of an English-speaking family: a great opportunity to immerse yourself in local life, and practice your English in a friendly and informal atmosphere. You can choose host family accommodation with a single or double room and breakfast or half board. Homestays are located in residential areas, at a 30-40 minute bus ride from the school and the city centre where students can engage in a variety of cultural events.

Summer residence

The Summer residence is a perfect accommodation for international students, located in Headington Oxford, at a 20 minute bike ride from the school. The building offers flats of 4-6 bedrooms each, with a fully equipped shared kitchen and lounge area. Each room has an en-suite bathroom. Bed linen will be provided, but students need to bring their own towels. There are coin operated laundry facilities available. A weekly cleaning is included and each room has free internet. At 2 minutes from the residence you find local shops and the bus stop. The minimum age to stay in the residence is 18 years old.

 

Student residence

The residence is a great place for students to live and study with well-furnished studios finished to a very high standard. Each studio is complete with a deluxe en-suite shower room and a modern kitchenette.Students will have access to on-site laundry facilities, a comfortable and spacious common room, as well as secure bike storage. Cleaning will be provided on a weekly basis, apart from the first arrival week and final departure week. Towels are not provided, please bring your own!

Description of local area:
Well located in the heart of Oxford, the residence is close to the city's cultural and historical centre. Situated right next to the renowned Magdalen College, students can easily assess the rest of the University of Oxford’s buildings, which are only a short distance away. The residence is less than a mile from the city centre, approximately an 18-minute walk from EC Oxford.

Shared apartment students

The shared student accommodation is a lively apartment complex at just a 15 minute walk from the school, where you can find other students from universities and colleges residing. You’ll have your won bedroom with plenty of storage for clothes and study materials. Furthermore you’ll have access to a spacious living room and a fully equipped kitchen. Other facilities include: Wi-Fi, laundry, bike storage and secure entry system. There will be a weekly clean throughout your stay to ensure you are comfortable in the apartment.

Shared Apartment with locals

In Oxford, you have the unique opportunity to live together with locals and thus get an insight into everyday life, to use your English outside of class and possibly make new friends! You can stay here in a single or double room (double room only if you are traveling with someone else). The accommodation with locals does not include meals.

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