One-to-one lessons for adults in summer

• individual attention from your own teacher

• focus on exactly what you need

• maximum progress in the shortest possible time

• boost your confidence and skills

Your chance to improve your English quickly

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, 13.75 or 23 hours)
Is this summer course for me?: Yes, if you want to make maximum progress in the shortest time

If you only have 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, education, medicine, or travel, for example)
  2. Academic language for students, undergraduates, and postgraduates
  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)

Personal training

A personal trainer, in all walks of life, motivates their student 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

Our one-to-one lessons allow you to focus directly on your personal English language development in a short space of time. 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, academic, and personal language needs as follows:

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 post-graduates

  • 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 reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
  • 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
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
We have a wide panel of tutors with English language and life skills. You can be sure that the Director of Studies matches our expertise to your personal needs.

Calculate the cost of your course

Dates and fees
  • Arrival days are Sundays
  • Students start lessons on Monday after an initial English level assessment
  • Minimum stay is two weeks
    (note: one lesson = 55 minutes)
Arrival days
17 June24 June8 July
22 July29 July5 August
19 August


Number of lessons and accommodation options per week
College accommodation
(with self-catering facilities)
(includes breakfast and dinner every day)
One-to-One lessonsTwin StandardTwin SuperiorSingle StandardSingle SuperiorSingle StandardSingle Superior
10 private lessons £843 £892 £909 £976 £843 £916
15 private lessons £1128 £1177 £1194 £1261 £1128 £1201
25 private lessons £1413 £1462 £1479 £1546 £1413 £1486

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
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

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 be happy to help you to apply for the course.
Tom Whitehouse
Sales Coordinator
+44 1865 517383
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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