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Welcome to Oxford Royale Academy's Oxford Summer English for 12 year-olds Programme, a summer course in Oxford exclusively for students aged 12.
Oxford Summer English for 12 year-olds is an exciting new English language course residential in an Oxford college and designed to provide students with a true taste of Oxford and the English language. Set in the wonderful surroundings of St Hugh’s College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, students will study English with native-speaking tutors in a city that has produced some of the finest English authors, including J.R.R Tolkien and C.S Lewis.
With small class sizes led by highly qualified EFL tutors, students have the opportunity to make maximum progress over two or more weeks of study. Outside of class, a wide range of extracurricular activities are provided to broaden students’ understanding and to encourage them to use their English in practical scenarios. As a result of this combination of theory and practical applications of English, this course provides students with the best chance of success in their future studies at school, university and beyond.
This course provides students with firm foundations in English grammar, syntax and vocabulary, before putting this into practice in speaking, reading, writing and listening. Lessons are fun and interactive, encouraging students to work together and practise with each other as well as with their tutor, and all topics are linked to real-life, practical scenarios. This means that students can use their skills during activities and excursions in Oxford.
The course also teaches students about British life and culture, ensuring a rounded appreciation that will help students return to the UK for further studies in the future, whether at school or university.
ORA promotes a coherent, multi-cultural approach to learning the English language, where students can share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of actively expanding their English abilities.
The Oxford Summer English programme covers the core English areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening, providing ample opportunity for practice in class and out and about in Oxford. Specific topics covered include:
By the end of the course students will have:
Take this course if you are preparing for future study of English, thinking about moving to the UK for school or university in the future, or want to learn more about British life and culture.
Oxford is a city like no other, combining startlingly beautiful architecture with a buzzing, modern city centre, with superb shopping, restaurants, cafés and more. With the colleges of Oxford University at its heart, some almost 800 years old, it is a city steeped in history and academia.
Students on Oxford Royale's Oxford summer courses will have the chance to live, dine and study in this stunning city, exploring all of its major sites and discovering its hidden secrets. Through both organised trips to key landmarks and free time in the evenings, students will become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.
As students walk the cobbled streets and gaze up at the spires, gargoyles and honey-coloured stone buildings, they will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential figures in history, including prime ministers, presidents, Nobel prize-winning scientists, authors and more.
Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college - please contact our registrations team if you would like more information. Twin rooms are strictly between students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridoor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard accommodation for university undergraduates who study at the university, so students are able to get a flavour for what being an undergraduate at the university might be like. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, though in some cases en-suite facilities are available.
The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications. Each campus has members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Students on this course:
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With an ORA summer course you also get:
(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our admissions team)
What our students have to say
Read how Sara has returned year on year, experiencing different summer courses in Oxford and Cambridge.Read Sara's story
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, a company registered in England as company number 6045196. Registered office: 14 King Street, Bristol, BS1 4EF. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.