General information on courses
Courses at Oxford School of English are very high quality, but are offered at very reasonable prices. Our school is accredited by the British Council. Our minimum age is 16.
Students can join the school any Monday and can study for any period, from one week to one year or more. There are four terms in one year, with three terms timed to end with the Cambridge examinations. Students wishing to take a Cambridge examination can join one of our Cambridge Exam Preparation courses, which run between September and June every year (please ask at Reception or contact us for exact dates). We also run courses to prepare students for the IELTS and TOEFL tests and have Business English courses too.
Each level uses a different coursebook as a basis for the course, though these are supplemented by the teachers according to the collective and individual needs of the students. All students are required to have the correct coursebook for their classes: the first coursebook is provided for free as part of the registration process; all subsequent coursebooks must be bought (all our books, as well as a range of supplementary books, are available from the school).
Video and CD-ROM
Our teachers use a range of learning tools and materials in lessons, including video and DVD and the internet. Videos can help students understand English in environments outside the school. Most coursebooks include a CD-ROM for extra practice, and teachers often use computers as part of the lessons.
All our teachers are experienced professionals, highly valued by students and the school. They are friendly, helpful and genuinely interested in our students and their progress.
All our teachers hold a recognised teaching qualification - generally the Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert TESOL - and many of them hold additional qualifications, including the Cambridge DELTA, Trinity Dip TESOL and MSc Applied Linguistics.
Students are given the chance to hold regular meetings with their teachers and other members of the academic team to discuss their progress in English and to ask any questions they may have about the school and their learning.
There is a maximum of 15 students per class. Usually there are around 10 students per class, but in some cases it can be as low as five or six.