Leadership Course

Develop your communication and critical thinking

Practise debating, negotiating and making presentations

Enjoy a study visit in Oxford and guest speakers

What makes a great leader?

English is the language of global communication – not by chance, but as a result of decisions made by governments, educational policy makers and business leaders. English is increasingly used to study academic subjects in schools and colleges, to make presentations at international conferences and to conduct meetings in multinational companies.

The St Clare’s Leadership Course prepares you to meet the challenges of the 21st century world.


Key Facts: Leadership Course

Age: 17+
Level: From intermediate (CEF B2) to advanced (CEF C2)
Start dates: July
Course length: 2 weeks
Class size: Maximum 12 students
Lessons (hours): 21 (19.25) Monday to Friday
Lesson type: 21 in groups including visits and guest speakers
Fees: From £827 per week
Fees include: Tuition, accommodation, lunch, travel insurance and 1 excursion per week
Accommodation: college residence or homestay 
Sample timetable: Click to view
Optional extras: Additional Excursions/Activities – £5 – £30
  Airport transfers from £120 – Depending on pick-up location
  Courier charges for visa support documents –  £25
  One-to-one English language lessons – £59 per lesson.


Communication and Critical Thinking

  • Develop the right level of formality in speaking and writing
  • Express yourself analytically by describing graphs, trends and patterns
  • Assess the role of today’s media and learn to detect bias
  • Develop awareness of cross-cultural differences and sensitivities
  • Enhance research skills, both individual and collaborative Interactive sessions
  • Learn to make an effective presentation – visuals, language, voice projection
  • Debate the pros and cons of business ethics, leadership styles, teamwork

Interactive sessions

  • Learn to make an effective presentation – visuals, language, voice projection
  • Debate the pros and cons of business ethics, leadership styles, teamwork

Case studies and experiences

  • Evaluate the leadership styles of big names like Richard Branson (Virgin) and newer role-models like Julie Deane (Cambridge Satchel)
  • Respond to a guest speaker and visit a successful business in Oxford

Who is it for?

  • Gap-year and university students who use English for academic study (business, politics, law, medicine etc.)
  • Young professionals who use English for meetings with clients and colleagues

“Policy makers consider English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI), study through English, as a way to internationalise their education, creating opportunities for students to join a global academic and business community…” Going Global: British Council Interim Report 2014

Contact us


Manuela Williams
Admissions Registrar
+44 1865 517706


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