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English for Examinations

The best way to prepare for the IELTS exam

Practise examinations in class

Improve your fluency and accuracy skills

Start the path to your academic future

English for Examinations helps you prepare for an English language exam such as IELTS or Cambridge examinations (FCE, CAE)

This course is designed to prepare you for these examinations, giving you the best possible chance of future success in your academic and working life.

Course provision and the curriculum are excellent and are successful in promoting progression and in meeting the students’ needs – ISI PFE March 2019

Key Facts: English for Exams

Age: 17+
Level: From upper intermediate (CEF B2) to advanced (CEF C2)
Start dates: 27 June, 11 July and 25 July 2021
Course length: 2, 3 or 4 weeks
Class size: 12 – 15 students
Lessons (hours): 24 (22) Monday to Friday
Lesson type: 20 in a group and 4 teacher-guided self-study sessions
Fees: From £642 per week
Fees include: Tuition, accommodation, lunch, travel insurance, activities, sports and 1 excursion per week
Accommodation: College residence
Timetable: English for Exams sample timetable
Optional extras: Additional Excursions/Activities – £5 – £30
  Airport transfers from £120 – Depending on pick-up location
  Courier charges for visa support documents –  £25
  Exam entry for IELTS/Cambridge suite £180 – £210
  1-to-1 English language lessons – £59 per lesson.
Calculate course: Calculate the cost of your course
Terms & Conditions  

IELTS is a popular English Language exam and can be taken every month in Oxford. It tests your language ability in the 4 key skills reading, writing, listening and speaking and is widely used by universities as an entrance requirement.

FCE and CAE (two of the Cambridge Examinations) language exams also have a very high reputation. It may be taken in your home country three times a year.

Summer price list and dates

Course package for adults

Our adult course prices include tuition, accommodation, meals, insurance, activities, sports and 1 excursion per week. 

Quarantine package

We look forward to welcoming you to Oxford this summer. For those that need to quarantine, we have set up 2 quarantine arrival days on 1 July and 15 July 2021. You will need to purchase an additional 10 day quarantine package which includes:

  • 15 hours English & Culture (10 hours live online classes + 5 hours self-study)
  • Access to the residential house garden where you are staying
  • Evening COVID safe activities online
  • Make friends with students in the same bubble
  • Access to protective equipment like face masks and hand sanitisers
  • Accommodation in our college residence
  • Welfare support – daily call or chat with our staff
  • Full board – meals delivered to your room
  • Price for 10 days is £590

After the quarantine period face-to-face teaching resumes. We would like to reassure you that our current precautions have already reduced the risks within the school environment. Our COVID web page includes the latest updates. We have also put together Covid-19 FAQs to help you plan your visit.

Contact us

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

Manuela Williams

Admissions Registrar

Tel: +44 1865 517706

ic.enquiries@stclares.ac.uk

Other short summer courses

We offer a range of summer courses for adults depending on your personal learning goals.

Develop your language skills for an IELTS or Cambridge exam

Prepare for an English language exam this summer

Summer course enquiry

Please fill in this form to submit an enquiry about our English for Exams course.

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