English For Life
• increase your vocabulary
• speak English with confidence
This is the perfect course to improve your English
This is a General English course, but not a traditional General English course – it allows you to activate your language skills, to use them in everyday situations and to grow in confidence.
On our English For Life course you will learn how to speak, listen, read, and write in English. Build your grammar and vocabulary and develop your English language skills in small groups. Our experienced teachers will guide you through the course, giving you the attention and support you need. These standards of teaching and our personal approach mean we can guarantee your progress, giving you the skills you need to use English every day.
Ideal for students looking to develop their everyday English language skills
This course is tailored to help international students develop their English reading, writing, listening and speaking. Levels range from basic to advanced, so whatever your current level, we have the right course for you. Become one of the thousands of students who finishes this course every year fluent and confident using English every day.
|Age: 17+ (18+ in summer)
Level: from elementary to advanced
Length: two weeks to 12 months+
Class size: maximum 12 students
Lessons: 21 per week (note: one lesson = 55 minutes)
Classes in the mornings 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.
Classes in the afternoons are based on student choice. A wide range of options is available each week and popular examples include:
- Speaking, Listening and Pronunciation
- Grammar, Vocabulary and Collocation
- English “out and about” in Oxford
- English for Business and Work
- Popular Music and Film
English for Life
|09.00-11.00||Focus on Accuracy|
|11.15-12.15||Focus on Fluency|
Become more fluent and confident in English for everyday use
The benefits of this course include:
- increased overall confidence in the use of English
- a wider range of vocabulary
- greater accuracy in grammar
- better pronunciation and greater fluency in speaking
Contact the Department
Highlights of the Adult Summer Courses at the International College, including study visits, excursions and social activities.
View a list of events taking place at our International College this Autumn, for students attending our English Language or University Pathways courses.
Students receive a warm welcome to the International College with lots of social events and a proper introduction to Oxford. Read more.
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
|30 July||13 August||20 August|
|3 September||24 September||29 October|
|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!
|21 lessons per week||2-5
|10 private lessons per week||£570|
|15 private lessons per week||£855|
|25 private lessons per week||£1425|
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|