Learn English Summer School 2023

All ages can learn English on the campus of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions. Live, dine and study on campus; from the historic prestige of Oxford and Cambridge University to Uppingham School, a top UK boarding school.

Oxford Royale Academy English Language Summer School 2023

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Transform your English skills in the world’s most famous academic settings, Oxford and Cambridge. Whether you want to improve your English skills for school or your career, develop your English essay writing skills, or gain a top score in the IELTS exam, you’ll study with top English tutors and improve your knowledge of English beyond recognition. ORA offers courses for all ages, from our Junior English Programme at Uppingham School to our General English for the Modern world and Workplace course for ages 19+, offered in Oxford and Cambridge.

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Junior English Programme (Ages 8-12)

The Junior English Programme will provide you with the opportunity to improve your English in a fun, safe and inspirational environment.

English as a Foreign Language (Age 16-18, Oxford)

Gain fantastic English skills on our Oxford Summer English course, as you live and study in the famous colleges of Oxford University, home to the true masters of the English language.

IELTS Preparation (Ages 16-18, Oxford)

Our IELTS Preparation course gives you a comprehensive understanding of the IELTS examination. You'll learn exactly how to prepare for the assessment, in a fun and proactive environment.

English as a Foreign Language (Ages 13-15, Oxford)

Join this English Language course in Oxford, and transform your knowledge of written and spoken English. You'll live and study in the historic University of Oxford and experience life as a student of one of the top universities in the world.

English as a Foreign Language (Ages 13-15, Cambridge)

Join our Cambridge Summer English course, and transform your knowledge of written and spoken English. You'll live and study in the historic University of Cambridge, and experience life as a student of one of the top universities in the world.

English as a Foreign Language (Ages 16-18, Cambridge)

Join our Cambridge Summer English course, and transform your knowledge of written and spoken English. You'll live and study in the historic University of Cambridge, and experience life as a student of one of the top universities in the world.

General English for the Modern World and Workplace (Ages 19+, Oxford)

Develop strong skills in English grammar, syntax, pronunciation and colloquial usage in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Expand your vocabulary and build the foundation to support superior English reading and writing skills leading to a strong application to an English-speaking university or a career at an English-speaking company

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Meet your goals

Getting to grips with language in use is a focus of English language study at Oxford Royale – 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 practical and enjoyable to use.

Immerse yourself in the English language

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.

Enjoy Life on Campus

An ORA summer course will prove an unforgettable summer experience, combining academic rigour with a lively, engaging classroom setting and a host of events, workshops and excursions for all ages. Students will enjoy a superb course, world-class extracurricular activities, and make connections to last a lifetime.

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Book a call with one of our expert advisors. We will call you back at the time requested to answer any questions you have and help you through the booking process. Start your summer adventure now!

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I found the Oxford Royale course online, saved the link as ‘life saving course.’ What I needed the most was help with my UCAS application, but I also wanted to challenge myself intellectually and learn new things.

Yoosuf

Maldives

This summer school has taught me many things, including the basics of engineering, which will most definitely help me in my future – academically and professionally.

Doreen

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The Medicine course gave me the opportunity to meet people from around the world with the same passion as me. My new friends and I were able to discuss and exchange information to support each other

Sara

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Year after year the allure of Oxford Royale has pulled me back. I met many different people during my first two weeks from different cultures and backgrounds.

Mifta

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I decided to return because I fell in love with Oxford, the gardens, the old buildings, the good books.

Carolina

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I found the Oxford Royale course online, saved the link as ‘life saving course.’ What I needed the most was help with my UCAS application, but I also wanted to challenge myself intellectually and learn new things.

Yoosuf

Maldives

This summer school has taught me many things, including the basics of engineering, which will most definitely help me in my future – academically and professionally.

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How do I book a place on the course I want?

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, you can book online using our secure booking system. Once your application has been submitted, you will be sent an email confirming that it has been received.

If you prefer, you can download an Application Form by clicking here. You can return the Application Form to us by any of these methods:

  • Scan and email to [email protected]
    Fax to +44 (0) 845 280 01 22
    Post to Oxford Royale Academy, The Punt House, St Catherine’s College, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ, UNITED KINGDOM

Once your booking has been processed by one of our members of staff, you will receive email confirmation of your place on the course of your choice. A Welcome Pack will be available to download from the ORA Portal from April. If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a course advisor, please feel free to email [email protected] or call us on +44 (0) 1865 954 800.

How do I pay for my course?

All courses require a deposit payment to secure the booking. The deposit is £995 GBP for all two-week courses for ages 13+, and £395 for one-week courses for 8-12 years. You may either pay the full course fee when you book your place, or pay the deposit amount and then the balance at a later date. The balance clearance is required at least 60 days before the start date of the course. Where the student is booking less than 60 days before the start date, the balance must be covered in full.

New online enrolments will require a Debit or Credit Card payment of at least the deposit amount. If you would like to enrol and make your deposit payment via Bank Transfer, please contact our Admissions team, who will be happy to assist you in doing so. ([email protected])

Payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to your ORA Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.

What do my course fees include?

All course fees include the following:

  • Classes and tuition (20 taught hours per week)
  • Study files/materials
  • Guest lectures by academic speakers
  • Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
  • Accommodation in your chosen location (see our accommodation page for the specific colleges and locations)
  • Meals in the Hall
  • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
  • Daily updates for parents and family on the ORA campus blogs
  • A wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
  • Coach excursions
  • Welcome and graduation events (parents invited)
  • A multitude of extras, including an ORA notebook and branded clothing
Will I receive a graduation certificate?

Yes, students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Academy Graduation Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the course.

Will I have to share a room/facilities?

Most of our accommodation sites offer a mix of single and twin bedrooms, with some campuses having en-suite bedrooms available and others have shared bathroom facilities between a small group of same-sex students. If you have a particular preference for a certain room type, you can make a request on booking, which may be granted subject to availability. If a particular room type is required for medical reasons, please contact our Admissions Team who will be able to check availability on different sites, depending on the course chosen.

Sharing your room with fellow students is a great way of getting to know people and making friends.

How secure are the campuses?

All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at roll-call at breakfast; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.

Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.

All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.

Do I need a visa to travel to the UK?

If your country is part of the EU or the European Economic Area you will not require a visa to enter the UK. It is always safest to check whether you need a visa with the relevant authorities.

I want to change to another course or study option. Is this possible?

If you wish to change your course or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to courses are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the course start date.

If I need to cancel my booking, will I get my money back?

Oxford Royale Academy’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:

Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be on the following terms:

no refund of deposit will be made under any circumstances, once the two-week cooling-off period has concluded;
for cancellations before your course start date, the remainder of the course fees less the deposit amount will be proportionally refunded as per the table below:

Period Before Start Date Total refunded
120+ days 100%
90-119 days 50%
45-89 days 10%
0-44 days 0%
I want to attend one of your English language courses: how will you know what my level of English is and what sort of tuition I need?

All students registered to attend our English Language courses will be required to take an English Language Placement Test, which will assess the relative abilities of each student. Students are then placed into ability groups based on the results of their assessment, and the material that they study is tailored to the level of the class.

Once you have booked your place on a course we will send you information on how to take our online Placement Test. This test should take approximately one hour and should be taken by the student at least one month prior to their arrival date.

Please note that Oxford Royale Academy English courses do not cater for beginners in English.

Can I take more than one course?

It is certainly possible to take more than one course and combine a variety of study programmes. You can simply book onto two different courses, for example students from 13 to 15 years old could start with our Creative Writing course in Oxford and then move on to the Flim Academy

Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one course please do not hesitate to contact us.