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English Course in Oxford for Adults

English course in Oxford

Tradition and learning come together.

Information on the English School in Oxford

The Language Centre of Oxford is located in the city centre, right next to Oxford University. It offers a bright and stimulating learning environment, ideal for the most demanding and motivated students.

Taking an English course in Oxford provides students with a truly international learning experience. In fact, the school is attended by adults from every corner of the world. The mix of nationalities gives a very special “ethnic twist” to the Language Centre’s environment.

The school has 15 modern classrooms, a library and an area for conversation and individual self-study. Besides having a computer room, there is free internet access via WiFi or cable throughout the school.

With a never-ending list of places to see and things to do, it is perfect for students who want to experience a quintessentially British town among students from all corners of the world! You won’t regret studying English here… but you’ll regret having to leave!

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  • English course and materials
  • Accommodation (optional)
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Choose your English course in Oxford

General or Intensive English Course in Oxford for Adults

20 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Oxford and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

English for Work in Oxford for Adults

30 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - Flexible duration

[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Oxford. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more

English in the City in Oxford

30 lessons per week - from Pre-intermediate (only if close to Intermediate) - flexible duration

[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more

IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Oxford

20 or 30 lessons per week - from Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more

One to One Lessons in Oxford

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] To make the most of your studying in Oxford you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

Certify your study stay in Oxford

What certificates can you get?

At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.

Are you also looking for accommodation?

Alice House - Residence

Distance to School: 16 - 20 minutes walking, 5 - 6 minutes cycling - Room type: Single Room, Private Bathroom, Private Kitchen

[+] Finished to superb standards, each studio is complete with a deluxe en-suite shower room and a modern, fully-equipped kitchen. Well located in the heart of Oxford, Alice House is close to the city’s cultural and historical centre. >> Read more

Thames Wharf - Residence

Distance to School: 13 - 15 minutes walking, 4 - 5 minutes cycling - Room type: Single Room, Private Bathroom

[+] Thames Wharf North rooms are a perfect option for students who prefer to have their own space. The rooms are furnished, including en-suite showers, desk, chair and wardrobes with ample storage. The rooms have access to a communal balcony with stunning views of the canal below. >> Read more

Slade Park - Residence (Summer only)

Distance to School: 28 - 32 minutes public transport - Room type: Single Room, Private Bathroom

[+] This is the ideal solution for international students who wish to share and reside with other students from around the globe. This is a mixed residence, with students of similar ages. The residence is located within 30 minutes to the School and city centre by bus. You will have your own single room ... >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 20 - 40 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, breakfast only - Single room, breakfast only, private bathroom - Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board - Twin room, breakfast only - Twin room, half board - Single room, no meals, student can use the host family kitchen - Twin room, no meals, student can use the host family kitchen

[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more

Extra activities, learn while having fun!

What extra activities are available for the students in Oxford

Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:

  • Pronunciation Classes;
  • Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
  • Sports, Walking and Hiking;
  • Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
  • Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Each week you'll find updates to events and activities being held on the school notice boards.

Why study English in Oxford

Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!

Home to the world’s oldest University, and part of Hogwarts, Oxford is a place that allows you to soak up a little bit of magic.

The ‘city of dreaming spires’ has buildings from every architectural period – from the 11th to the 18th century. It’s a city where the old meets the new and the ancient intertwines with the modern. You’re able to capture visions of the past, live the present and create your future whilst studying an English course here.

Take a tour of the Bodleian Library (opened in 1602!), get lost in the Ashmolean Museum for hours on end, along with Pitt Rivers, which have one of the best anthropological and archeological collections on earth! Take a stroll through Port Meadow, walk by the river or take a picnic by the canal.

Once you’re done with walking, stop by one of the many pubs, where some have been serving beer since 1242 – so they certainly know how to do it well! You may pass through Jericho, which is packed with eccentric places like Freud Cafe and The Old Bookbinders.

Come sunshine or snow, this city caters for all. Outdoor theatre events occur during the summer months, and in the winter, well, there’s no place better than to witness the Botanic Gardens right after a snowfall!

Statistics, some interesting numbers


Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.

  • OTHER28 % 28 %
  • TURKISH14 % 14 %
  • KOREAN13 % 13 %
  • SAUDI ARABIAN12 % 12 %
  • BRAZILIAN7 % 7 %
  • JAPANESE7 % 7 %
  • SWISS6 % 6 %
  • COLOMBIAN6 % 6 %
  • TAIWANESE6 % 6 %
  • OMANI4 % 4 %
  • KUWAITI3% 3%

Age groups

Here the age groups at the English school in Oxford:

  • 18-2985 % 85 %
  • 30+ 40+ 50+15% 15%

Structure and timetable of English course in Oxford

First day in Oxford

The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.

Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Oxford students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Oxford , the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Oxford , suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).

Welcome Event On the first day of your course  you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.


As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00. 

NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.

Useful information about Oxford

Not to be missed!

  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • University of Oxford
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Covered Market
  • Bodleian Library
  • Creation Theatre Company
  • Christ Church Meadow
  • Natural History Museum
  • Oxford Castle
  • Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

How to get around Oxford

The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. 
Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.

Cost of living, some examples

  • Big Mac £2.89
  • Sandwich £3.50
  • Can of Coke £0.65
  • Coffee in a café £3
  • 1 litre of milk £0.80
  • 2 litres of water £1.50
  • A loaf of bread £0.80
  • Two course meal in average restaurant £17.00
  • Cost of sim card £10
  • Cinema £7 – £10
  • Entrance to clubs £5 – £20

Visas and travel documents

What requirements are there to study in Oxford

Identity documents, medical care, and more. Before you start your course, make sure to read the information on the page: requirements.

Prices of the English Language courses in Oxford

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