Language course English in Oxford

Embassy English Juniors

During summer months, our Oxford partner school, Embassy English, organizes youth courses for students aged 12 – 17 years.  Summer courses are based on the main campus of Oxford Brookes University, in the attractive Oxford suburb of Headington.  
Classes, meals and sports are conveniently all available on one site. The area of Headington caters especially well to students with shops and cafes on your doorstep. The historic city centre of Oxford, home to England’s oldest university, is just a short bus ride away, waiting for you to discover. It's a great way of combining your English studies with sight-seeing and a lot of fun!

Key features of our partner English school in Oxford

  • School accredited by the British Council and EnglishUK
  • Fully equipped classrooms
  • Excellent modern sports facilities: Astroturf football pitch, large sports hall, green field areas (in local parks)
  • Large dining hall in the main building, close to the classrooms
  • Common room: Sports hall bar with a social and dance area is available for evening discos and activities. Films are shown in the lecture theatres
  • Three times a week a PC suite will be made available to students on a rota basis
  • Wi-Fi is available in certain parts of the campus

Social Programme

 The programme includes a wide range of activities that will take place in the afternoons, after classes. The activities will include:

  • Sports: Football, softball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, aerobics and table tennis.
  • Non-sports: Show rehearsals, crafts and treasure hunts.
  • Evening activities: Blind date, international show, discos, talent show, fashion show, 'It's a Knockout' and karaoke.
  • The programme includes one full-day excursion by coach each week (London, Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon) and three half-day excursions each week. Two of these are into Oxford. The third half-day is an excursion outside of the Oxford area.

Junior activity programme Oxford

Intensive (12-17 years)

  • Ages: 12 -17
  • Minimum level: suitable for all levels
  • Lessons: 20 lessons per week, from Monday to Friday 9:00h - 13:00h (timetable subject to changes). There is a maximum of 15 students per class.
  • Accommodation: residence, single room, with full board
  • Curfew: students are not allowed to leave the campus without supervision.
  • Supervision: 24 hours/7 days a week.
  • Airport transfer:  not included, please see rates on our online price list.
  • Social programme: included

 

English lessons
Our summer English course will rapidly improve your level of ability in a short amount of time. With a maximum of 15 students per class, you will enjoy learning through exercises focusing on speaking and listening. School teachers are highly qualified and students receive approximately 15 hours of tuition in English each week, divided into 4 lessons per day.  There are mixed nationalities in each class.
In the very first English class, students are asked to take an English test. The test includes writing, vocabulary and an oral interview. This allows the school to place you in the right class for your ability level.

 

Sample of the social programme

The programme includes a wide range of activities that will take place in the afternoons, after classes. The activities will include:

  • Sports: Football, softball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, aerobics and table tennis.
  • Non-sports: Show rehearsals, crafts and treasure hunts.
  • Evening activities: Blind date, international show, discos, talent show, fashion show, 'It's a Knockout' and karaoke. 
  • The programme includes one full-day excursion by coach each week (London, Salisbury, Stratford-upon-Avon) and three half-day excursions each week. Two of these are into Oxford. The third half-day is an excursion outside of the Oxford area.
Junior activity programme Oxford

Minimum age is 12 year .

Prices 2017

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 15 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Intensive (12-17 years) with youth residence, single room, fullboard 1870 2744 3619
Starting dates:  

26/06, 03/07, 10/07, 17/07, 24/07, 31/07, 07/08

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Last course day: 11/08/2017

The youth course also includes stay in a host residence (single rooms in flats of 5-6 students) with full board, an activity programme, 1 day- and 1 afternoon excursion, and 2 visits of Oxford per week and the use of teaching materials.

Transfer:  

€243

The price stated here is for an airport transfer on arrival and departure at London Heathrow. Prices for other airports per person (return transfers for both arrival and departure):

  • London Gatwick: GBP: 272 p.p.
  • London Stansted GBP:290 p.p
  • London Luton GBP: 224 p.p
  • London City GBP: 250 p.p

Please fill out on the booking form at which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation (full board) as stated
  • teaching materials
  • activity program
  • 1 full day- and 1 half day excursion
  • 2 visits of Oxford per week
  • certificate of attendance

Youth Residence

Embassy Summer school students are housed in standard rooms in the Clive Booth Halls, a short walk from the main campus. These residences are two-storey blocks of flats, with green land surrounding. They are convenient for sports and leisure facilities.
Students will have a standard single study bedroom, containing modern furniture. Rooms are arranged in 'flats' with 5 – 6 rooms in each flat, sharing 1 - 2 shower rooms, toilet and a kitchen-lounge area.
On the campus there is a big eating area, several sportfields and a gym for in- and outside activities. Next to all kinds of activities such as; football, volleyball and disco nights, there are also excursions in the afternoons, evenings and weekends.

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This quaint city in the heart of England is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Oxford is famous for its cultural and educational heritage with a remarkable history dating back to the 7th Century! Today Oxford is a wonderful combination of ancient tradition and modern cosmopolitan splendour. The city is rich in culture and is the perfect holiday destination for juniors who want to have a real cultural immersion during their holidays. With lots of youth course activities taking place in the city of Oxford, you will get to explore this beautiful city!

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"I had the best summer ever!"

Cathy, Valencia

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