Of the many unique and inspiring courses offered at our International College, the Gateway to University programme seems to elicit the most questions from parents and students alike. In this post, we will explore who our pre-Foundation course is for, what...
English for Life
A wider range of vocabulary
Better pronunciation and greater fluency in speaking
Great for learning to use English every day
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
(college house or
|ONE FREE EXCURSION
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|
|11.30-12.30||Focus on fluency|
|Tuesday to Thursday||13.30-15.30||Subject choices|
|15.30-16.30||Open Learning Club (optional)|
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Courses start on Sundays
|17 June||24 June||8 July|
|22 July||29 July||5 August|
- 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|
|Homestay (includes breakfast and dinner every day)|
- College Meals – breakfast and dinner every day – £90 per week
- Visa Support documents – £25
- Airport Transfers
Calculate the cost of your course
Use this calculator to find out how much your holiday in Oxford will be. Choose when you want to come to Oxford, select your course and decide what type of accommodation you would like.
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|
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.
Fees for the following examinations are currently between approximately
B2 First (FCE)
C1 Advanced (CAE)
C2 Proficiency (CPE)
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
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