English for Life

Increased confidence in the use of English

A wider range of vocabulary

Greater accuracy in grammar

Better pronunciation and greater fluency in speaking

Great for learning to use English every day

Age: 17+
Level: from elementary to advanced CEF A1 to C1
Length: two weeks to 12 months+
Class size: maximum 12 students
Lessons: 21 English plus 3 guided self-study per week (note: 19.25 + 2.75 hours)
Is this summer course for me?: Yes, if you want to build your grammar and vocabulary and improve your general English Language skills — reading, writing, listening, and speaking in small groups.

Course fees include

Tuition Accommodation
(college house or
Lunch Activities

Course structure

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
Sample timetable

English for Life
Monday to Friday

09.00-11.00 Focus on accuracy
11.30-12.30 Focus on fluency
Tuesday to Thursday 13.30-15.30 Subject choices
15.30-16.30 Open Learning Club (optional)

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Contact us 


If you have any questions about our courses, please get in touch.

Manuela Williams

Admissions Registrar

Tel: +44 1865 517706


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Course dates

Courses start on Sundays

17 June 24 June 8 July
22 July 29 July 5 August
19 August

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Package prices
  • tuition (21 lessons per week) — teaching materials
  • college accommodation with self-catering facilities
  • homestay with breakfast and dinner every day
  • activities programme — a full range of activities, sports, and local trips
  • one FREE excursion per week
  • lunch Monday-Friday
  • travel insurance
  • please read our Terms & Conditions
Tuition and Accommodation package prices
Room type 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks Extra week
College accommodation
Twin Standard £1360 £2040 £2720  £680
Twin Superior £1458 £2187 £2916  £729
Single Standard £1492 £2238 £2984  £746
Single Superior £1626 £2439 £3252  £813
Homestay (includes breakfast and dinner every day)
Standard £1360 £2040 £2720  £680
Superior £1506 £2259 £3012  £753

Optional Extras:

  • College Meals – breakfast and dinner every day – £90 per week
  • Visa Support documents – £25
  • Airport Transfers

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Airport transfers

We offer our students a private transfer service by car from all the major London airports — Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted, and London City airport, as well as train or bus stations. Our airport transfer prices are given below.

Airport transfer one way
London Heathrow (LHR) £115
London Gatwick (LGW) £170
London Luton (LTN) £135
London Stansted (STN) £165
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

Become more confident using everyday English this summer

This is a great way to enjoy learning English during the summer holidays.

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