• have private lessons one to one
• improve examination scores and career prospects
Combining English classes with private lessons
Tailor your English language studies to suit your requirements using a combination of group classes and private lessons. Whatever your current level and however you work best, our English Combination course enables you to take a mixture of small group and private classes. This option lets you learn at your own pace and gives you the freedom to develop your English language skills in an environment of your choice, so you can focus on exactly what you want.
The perfect course for students seeking extra progress
If you want to develop your English language abilities as much as possible, this is the perfect course for you. Learn the four core language skills in small group classes, where you can practice reading, writing, listening and speaking with other students at similar levels. Then focus on your specific interests in private One-to-One lessons with a personal tutor matched to your individual needs. Make the extra progress that will prepare you for future university or career opportunities.
|Age: 17+ (18+ in summer)
Level: elementary +
Length: two weeks to 12 months+
Class: five private One-to-One classes plus 15 lessons in small groups (maximum group size 12)
Lessons: 20 per week (note: one lesson = 55 minutes)
The programme consists of 20 lessons per week:
- 15 in small groups (max group size 12)
- five private lessons (One to One)
Group classes focus on developing greater accuracy and greater fluency in the use of English. Lessons incorporate the four skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — as well as the building-blocks of the language – grammar and vocabulary.
Private One-to-One lessons provide individual attention from your own Personal Language trainer. This is an excellent way to focus specifically on making that extra progress — it might just make the difference!
|09.00-11.00||Focus on Accuracy|
|11.15-12.15||Focus on Fluency|
Focus on exactly what you want and develop at your own rate
The benefits of this course include the following:
- learn core English language skills in classes of small groups
- have private lessons one to one with personal tutors
- focus your studies on exactly what you want
- improve your examination scores and career prospects
Contact the Department
An interview with a group of flight attendants, studying Combination English. Here’s their view of the course, their accommodation and the British accent.
We welcomed our new students in style, and introduced them to Oxford with a dinner at the University of Oxford’s Queen’s College. View the photos.
Highlights of the Adult Summer Courses at the International College, including study visits, excursions and social activities.
Private lessons one to one
A personal trainer, in all walks of life, will motivate you by setting goals and providing feedback. In the same way, your one-to-one tutors at St Clare’s will help you to make the maximum English Language progress in the shortest possible time.
Focus on your specific language needs
Your One-to-One lessons allow you to focus directly on your personal English language development. Over the past year, for example, we have built the confidence and improved the performance of individuals from across the world and supported their professional, personal and academic language needs as follows:
|1. Professional language — for business, finance, education, medicine, law
Recent trainees: a senior academic (the Netherlands), CEO media company (South Korea), legal adviser (Brazil)
|2. Personal language — for confidence, examinations, travel and leisure
Recent trainees: accountant (Qatar), retired businessman (Japan), fashion buyer (South Korea), property developer (Saudi Arabia), gap year student (Germany).
|3. Academic language — for students, undergraduates and post-graduates
Recent trainees: postgraduate student (United Arab Emirates), pre-Masters student (China)
The Course Path involves a number of critical stages supported by a tutor from our experienced team:
- self-evaluation (your “needs and wants”)
- diagnosis (analysis and targets)
- monitoring (progress checks and updates)
- self-study (preparation and follow-up tasks)
- feedback (continuous learning ideas)
Our one-to-one team
St Clare’s has a wide panel of tutors with English Language and life skills. The Director of Studies matches their expertise to your stated requirements.
Students can choose to learn English at all levels at St Clare’s. We offer short and long courses with regular start dates throughout the year, including the summer. Many students extend their studies or progress on to other courses, such as English plus Academic Subjects, or the University Foundation Course.
From September to May, English language course students live and socialise alongside native English speakers from American universities. Plan your studies and choose a date and a course to suit you.
Courses start on Sundays
|24 September||29 October||19 November|
|7 January||4 February||4 March|
|8 April||6 May||27 May|
|17 June||24 June||8 July|
|22 July||29 July||5 August|
Tuition fees from September 2017
Book for more than five weeks and pay less!
|15 lessons in class per week plus
Five lessons one to one
Minimum stay is two weeks
One lesson = 55 minutes
Accommodation options from September 2017
|Self catering — per week|
|Homestay — per week
(includes breakfast and dinner every day)
|Single Standard — with shared bathroom||£229|
|Single Superior — with private bathroom||£302|
|Lunch — Monday to Friday||£44 per week|