Personal Language Training

• individual attention from your own teacher

• focus on exactly what you need

• maximum progress in the shortest possible time

• boost your confidence and skills

Focus your studies with One-to-One Private English Lessons

Focus on the personal development of your English Language studies with our one-to-one private English lessons. Private classes allows a one to one experience with your tutor. The Director of Studies will match our teachers’ expertise to your requirements and interests, encouraging you by setting goals and providing feedback in one-to-one lessons to help you make the maximum progress in the shortest possible time.

Improving the confidence and skills of individuals across the world

Over the past year, for example, we have built the confidence and improved the performance of individuals from across the world by supporting their professional, academic and personal language needs:

1. Professional language — for business, finance, education, medicine, law

  • the language and strategies for good presentations and negotiations
  • cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • drafting and re-drafting articles for professional journals

Recent trainees: a senior academic (the Netherlands), CEO media company (South Korea), legal adviser (Brazil)

2. Academic language — for students, undergraduates and postgraduates

  • note-taking and report writing skills
  • presentations for seminars
  • SATs: academic reasoning training
  • linguistic support for dissertations

Recent trainees: postgraduate student (United Arab Emirates), pre-Masters student (China)

3. Personal language — for confidence, examinations, travel and leisure

  • voice training: projection, intonation and stress, accent reduction
  • support for “false beginners” who have a mismatch of language skills reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • tips and practice for specific examinations — IELTS, Cambridge Exams, Business English Certificates (BEC)

Recent trainees: accountant (Qatar), retired businessman (Japan), fashion buyer (South Korea), property developer (Saudi Arabia), gap year student (Germany)

Course information

Age: 17 +
Level: beginner to advanced CEF A0 to C2
Length: one week +
Lessons: 10 or 15 or 25 lessons per week of individual tuition (9.2 or 13.75 or 23 hours)

If you have just a week or two to spare, this programme allows you to focus directly on your own language development:

  1. Professional language in your chosen field (business, finance, education, medicine, travel etc.)
  2. Academic language for students, undergraduates and post-graduates
  3. Personal language for confidence, examinations, travel and leisure

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)

Tailor your studies to your particular interests and learning styles

The benefits of this course include the following:

  • individual attention from a personal tutor matched to your needs
  • focus on your specific language needs
  • make the maximum progress in the shortest possible time
  • boost your English language confidence and skills
Contact the Department
Please do contact us with any questions you may have about the course, the accommodation, the college and what it is like to be a student here. We will help you to make your choice and apply for the course.
Louis Jobin
Client Relations Coordinator
Tel: +44 1865 517184
Manuela Williams
Admissions Registrar
+44 1865 517706
Bardwell Road Campus
St Clare’s Oxford – 18 Bardwell Road – Oxford – OX2 6SP – UK
Office hours: Monday – Friday 0900-1700 GMT

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Course dates and fees

Although the minimum length of stay for One-to-One students is two weeks, you might like to choose your arrival date to match dates when other new students are arriving and enjoy the atmosphere.

From September to May, university students from America come here to study as part of their gap year. You will be able to live with them in college and share your social life as a group. This is a unique experience to improve your English.

Courses start on Sundays

2 September 30 September 28 October
18 November
6 January 3 February 3 March
21 April 19 May 16 June
23 June 7 July 21 July
28 July 4 August 18 August
One-to-One lessons from September 2017
10 private lessons per week £570
15 private lessons per week £855
25 private lessons per week £1425

Minimum stay is two weeks
(note: one lesson = 55 minutes)

Try our Fees Calculator to see how much the course will cost

Accommodation options
Self catering — per week
Twin Standard £238
Twin Superior £289
Single Standard £307
Single Superior £376
Homestay — per week
(includes breakfast and dinner every day)
Single Standard – with shared bathroom £238
Single Superior – with private bathroom £314
Add Meals
Lunch — Monday to Friday £44 per week


Try our Fees Calculator to see how much the course will cost

Optional Extras

Personal Language Training
Students can add one-to-one English language lessons to their language classes. Lessons last 55 minutes and are charged at £57 per lesson.

Examination fees
Fees for the following examinations are currently between approximately
£150 -£210.


Cambridge examinations
B2 First (FCE)
C1 Advanced (CAE)
C2 Proficiency (CPE)

Other examinations

Optional college weekend trips / theatre visits / excursions, etc.
Day excursions at weekends — free to £40
Theatre tickets and transport — £25 to £45
Weekend trip with overnight stay (two nights) — £70 to £300
Additional sports and other activities — £10 to £15 per week

Other costs
Stationery/book purchase (loan of books is included in fees)
General spending money — allow a minimum of £80 per week
Bus travel: single trip from £2.00; 1 week £14.50; 4 week 49.00
St Clare’s sweatshirt £20

Please note: Prices are approximate please contact us at ic.enquiries@stc

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