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English Summer School

English Summer School

Study English this summer in top UK academic settings - including Oxford and Cambridge - with Oxford Royale Academy.

Learn English with ORA

Oxford Royale Academy’s award-winning English summer courses are designed for students of all ages wishing to improve their English language skills.

Our range of English courses, taught by expert tutors on the campuses of world-famous academic institutions including Oxford and Cambridge, offers students the opportunity to live and study in some of the UK’s most magnificent academic settings, while improving core areas of the English language.

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Accredited EFL courses taught by expert teachers

At ORA, we make sure that our teaching staff are of the highest calibre. All teachers on our EFL programmes are native English speakers and have at least a bachelor’s degree, along with recognised English-language teaching qualifications according to British Council standards. Teachers hold a CELTATrinity Cert TESOL or equivalent Level 5 TEFL qualification. Many of our staff have studied, taught or worked at top universities, including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

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Comprehensive study and understanding of the English language

Aiming to develop a solid foundation of grammatical knowledge, the courses address the fundamentals of any language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. They also focus on aids to communication, such as specialist vocabulary, pronunciation and colloquial English.

With English established as the world’s lingua franca, particularly in business contexts, it’s important to be aware of how the language changes and adapts to different circumstances. At ORA, we prepare our students for the range of eventualities in which they might speak English.

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English language immersion

The summer school provides a total linguistic immersion in English, helping to improve students’ confidence rapidly. Conversations in English happen all over the summer school, not just in lessons, and effort is made to ensure that students broaden their social groups so as not to speak too much in their native language.

Prepare for IELTS

Studying is often easier if you have a goal to aim for. Oxford Royale Academy offers IELTS preparation courses for students aged 16-18. IELTS is one of the most-respected and widely accepted English language qualifications in the world, and it has many advantages.

One important aspect of IELTS is that there is no fail grade. Instead, candidates are given a score between 1 and 9 from non-user to expert user, and so preparing for and taking the test is always rewarded. There’s also no restriction on retaking the test – that can be done as soon as you like and as often as you like, so it matters less if you happen to have a bad day.

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One of the best reasons to study English is to gain access to English-language universities. Every single one of the world’s top ten universities (according to the QS World University Rankings) teaches in English, with four of them located in the UK: the University of Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College London, and of course the University of Oxford.

Where better to gain the skills you’ll need to attend an English-language university than with Oxford Royale Academy?

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Enjoy a varied and exciting English programme

Students at Oxford Royale Academy get exposed to a wide variety of different uses of English, going far beyond the usual EFL focus on essays and presentations (although they gain a thorough grounding in those important areas as well). For instance, on our EFL course for students aged 13-15, students will learn how to use English in circumstances as varied as travel itineraries, sonnets and recipes.

This kind of engagement with the language not only makes lessons more interesting, but it also gives students better comprehension of how the language can be used.

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English for all contexts and goals

Getting to grips with language in use is a focus of English language study at ORA – from courses with a vocational focus like Business English and Legal English for adults, to fun activities like creative writing exercises in our courses for under-18s. Activities that build thorough grammatical understanding are frequently paired with entertaining tasks so that students are always aware of how their newfound knowledge can be of practical and enjoyable use to them.

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Where are our English courses?

Our English Summer Schools take place in the stunning surrounds of the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, St Mary’s School in Ascot and Uppingham School.

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