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 2019

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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 395 732 1069 1406 1743 2080 2418 2755 3092 3429 3766 3623 3920 4218 4515 4812 5109 5406 5703 6000 6298 6595 6892 6229
Intensive with shared apartment with english host, double room, no meals 583 1075 1566 2058 2549 3040 3532 4023 4515 5006 5498 5509 5960 6412 6863 7315 7766 8218 8669 9120 9572 10023 10475 9966
Intensive with shared apartment with english host, single room, no meals 629 1166 1703 2240 2778 3315 3852 4389 4926 5463 6000 6058 6555 7052 7549 8046 8543 9040 9538 10035 10532 11029 11526 11063
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 606 1120 1635 2149 2663 3178 3692 4206 4720 5235 5749 5783 6258 6732 7206 7680 8155 8629 9103 9578 10052 10526 11000 10515
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 652 1212 1772 2332 2892 3452 4012 4572 5132 5692 6252 6332 6852 7372 7892 8412 8932 9452 9972 10492 11012 11532 12052 11612
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 743 1395 2046 2698 3349 4000 4652
Intensive with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 755 1418 2080 2743 3406 4069 4732 5395 6058 6720 7383 7566 8189 8812 9435 10058 10680 11303 11926 12549 13172 13795 14418 14080
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 812 1532 2252 2972 3692 4412 5132 5852 6572 7292 8012 8252 8932 9612 10292 10972 11652 12332 13012 13692 14372 15052 15732 15452
  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 486 915 1343 1772 2200 2629 3058 3486 3915 4343 4772 4309 4663 5018 5372 5726 6080 6435 6789 7143
Intensive with shared apartment with english host, double room, no meals 675 1258 1840 2423 3006 3589 4172 4755 5338 5920 6503 6195 6703 7212 7720 8229 8738 9246 9755 10263
Intensive with shared apartment with english host, single room, no meals 720 1349 1978 2606 3235 3863 4492 5120 5749 6378 7006 6743 7298 7852 8406 8960 9515 10069 10623 11178
Intensive with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 698 1303 1909 2515 3120 3726 4332 4938 5543 6149 6755 6469 7000 7532 8063 8595 9126 9658 10189 10720
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 743 1395 2046 2698 3349 4000 4652 5303 5955 6606 7258 7018 7595 8172 8749 9326 9903 10480 11058 11635
Intensive with summer residence, single room, no meals 835 1578 2320 3063 3806 4549 5292
Intensive with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 846 1600 2355 3109 3863 4618 5372 6126 6880 7635 8389 8252 8932 9612 10292 10972 11652 12332 13012 13692
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 903 1715 2526 3338 4149 4960 5772 6583 7395 8206 9018 8938 9675 10412 11149 11886 12623 13360 14098 14835
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €18 per week
Info host family:  
  • Private bathroom supplement host family single room: € 86 per week (High season), € 80 per week (during low season).
  • Surcharge for special dietary requirements: € 52 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 : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €18 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €18 per week
Info summer residence:  

The summer residence is available from July 21st until Aug 31st 2019

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 : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €18 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 : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
Transfer:  

€161

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

For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): € 189
  • Stansted Airport (STN) : € 200
  • Luton Airport (LTN): € 178
  • St. Pancras International Railway Station: € 195

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 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019, 25/12/2019, 26/12/2019. 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 2019

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 395 732 1069 1406 1743 2080 2418 2755 3092 3429 3766 3623 3920 4218 4515 4812 5109 5406 5703 6000
IELTS with shared apartment with english host, double room, no meals 583 1075 1566 2058 2549 3040 3532 4023 4515 5006 5498 5509 5960 6412 6863 7315 7766 8218 8669 9120
IELTS with shared apartment with english host, single room, no meals 629 1166 1703 2240 2778 3315 3852 4389 4926 5463 6000 6058 6555 7052 7549 8046 8543 9040 9538 10035
IELTS with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 606 1120 1635 2149 2663 3178 3692 4206 4720 5235 5749 5783 6258 6732 7206 7680 8155 8629 9103 9578
IELTS with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 652 1212 1772 2332 2892 3452 4012 4572 5132 5692 6252 6332 6852 7372 7892 8412 8932 9452 9972 10492
IELTS with summer residence, single room, no meals 743 1395 2046 2698 3349 4000 4652
IELTS with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 755 1418 2080 2743 3406 4069 4732 5395 6058 6720 7383 7566 8189 8812 9435 10058 10680 11303 11926 12549
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 812 1532 2252 2972 3692 4412 5132 5852 6572 7292 8012 8252 8932 9612 10292 10972 11652 12332 13012 13692
Starting dates:  

elementary : 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. €195, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €18 per week
Info host family:  
  • Private bathroom supplement host family single room: € 86 per week (High season), € 80 per week (during low season).
  • Surcharge for special dietary requirements: € 52 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 : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €18 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €18 per week
Info summer residence:  

The summer residence is available from July 21st until Aug 31st 2019

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 : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €18 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 : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
Transfer:  

€161

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

For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): € 189
  • Stansted Airport (STN) : € 200
  • Luton Airport (LTN): € 178
  • St. Pancras International Railway Station: € 195

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 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019, 25/12/2019, 26/12/2019. 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 2019

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 486 915 1343 1772
Commercial English with shared apartment with english host, double room, no meals 675 1258 1840 2423
Commercial English with shared apartment with english host, single room, no meals 720 1349 1978 2606
Commercial English with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 698 1303 1909 2515
Commercial English with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 743 1395 2046 2698
Commercial English with summer residence, single room, no meals 835 1578 2320 3063
Commercial English with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 846 1600 2355 3109
Commercial English with residence, single room, no meals 903 1715 2526 3338
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Surcharge course:   17/06/2019 - 13/09/2019 : €18 per week
Info host family:  
  • Private bathroom supplement host family single room: € 86 per week (High season), € 80 per week (during low season).
  • Surcharge for special dietary requirements: € 52 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 : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
bed & breakfast → half board : €18 per week
Surcharges residence:   single room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €18 per week
Info summer residence:  

The summer residence is available from July 21st until Aug 31st 2019

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 : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €18 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 : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
double room : 16/06/2019 - 14/09/2019 : €35 per week
Transfer:  

€161

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

For arrivals on other aiports, the following prices apply:

  • Gatwick Airport (LGW): € 189
  • Stansted Airport (STN) : € 200
  • Luton Airport (LTN): € 178
  • St. Pancras International Railway Station: € 195

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 2019 the school is closed on: 01/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019, 25/12/2019, 26/12/2019. 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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