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English Summer School in Oxford

English Summer School in Oxford

Taking your English from good to great is invaluable for your academic studies and your future career. Studying at our Oxford summer school can help to improve your English for everything from academic work to casual conversation.

Study in the city that defines the English language

It’s here in Oxford that the Oxford English Dictionary is written to this day, but there’s more to Oxford’s contribution to the English language than that. The way people speak English in Oxford helps to shape how the language is spoken throughout the country, and indeed, across the world.

English courses in Oxford

Here in Oxford, guided by our expert English language teachers, you’ll learn to build your confidence across all parts of the language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Our total immersion approach – where you may not be studying alongside anyone with the same first language as you – encourages the use of English, so you have an incentive to give it a go and try out what you’ve learned.

Whether you’re studying English with the aim of taking IELTS, or you simply want to improve your skills, you’ll find Oxford a fascinating and inspiring place in which to learn.

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Learn alongside students of 150 different nationalities

At Oxford Royale Academy, you could be studying alongside students who come from anywhere around the world, from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe. This is hugely helpful for practising your English, not just because being around people who don’t share your native language is an incentive to learn, but also because it helps you get to grips with different accents, and exposes you to different perspectives on learning a new language.

From the practice you’ll get inside and outside the classroom, and sharing your ideas, you may find you learn as much from your fellow students as you do from your teacher.

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Study English for academic purposes

Our expert teaching staff can help you hone not only your general English, but specifically the English you’ll use for academic purposes, such as in essays. This can be quite different from the English you use in conversation. Academic English also has particular conventions in writing that might differ from the conventions you’re used to in your native language; for instance, essays tend to promote your own side of the argument, rather than aiming for balance.

On our English language programmes, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the academic English you’ll be expected to use should you study at school or university in an English-speaking country.

Enjoy practising English outside the classroom

All Oxford Royale Academy programmes in Oxford are taught in English, so you’ll have lots of opportunity to practise your English not just inside the classroom, but also during activities, excursions, parties and leisure time. You’ll also have plenty of time to spend with students who are studying other subjects, so you won’t just be socialising alongside people on the same programme as you.

This further helps to develop your English language abilities by giving you the chance to speak to a diverse group – and it also helps encourage you to practise when it means you can hang out and communicate more easily with your friends.

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Find out about British culture

Studying with us isn’t just a great opportunity to improve your English, you can also learn about British culture at the same time.

The quintessentially English city of Oxford is the perfect place to start. While our excursions help you to uncover British history, you can also find out about British culture, habits and manners in the city, whether that’s on a guided tour or in your free time. If you’re considering studying in the UK in the future, this can help you explore whether it would be the right place for you.

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Get support with your university applications

If you have decided that you’d like to study in an English-speaking country, you can also use your time with us at Oxford Royale Academy to get support with your university applications. Our teachers and counsellors can discuss with you which university might be right for you, and talk you through the application process.

We also have programmes specifically designed to prepare you for an IELTS examination, the qualification most often required by universities, so you can demonstrate your level of English to your future university.

Find the perfect course for you

“It can be said that the teaching was not limited to the formal classes, but was incorporated throughout our journey.”

- Ariel, St Lucia

“One benefit of a programme of this kind is the diversity and the fact that the students came from many different countries. In my opinion, that made discussions and debates more dynamic, as it wasn’t biased and we almost always saw multiple sides to the same story.”

- Danae, Trinidad and Tobago

“This was one of the best academic experiences in my life.”

- Dennis, Sierra Leone

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