Intensive English

• aimed at the more serious student

• focus on fluency and accuracy

• develop English for academic work

• examination practice

Discover new English language and academic study skills this summer

The Intensive and Examination English course is aimed at the more serious student. It combines integrated English Language skills, academic study skills, and examination practice with a range of activities and excursions.

English Language development: 25 lessons per week (22.9 hours per week)

  • mornings: integrated skills, learner training and study skills
  • afternoons: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) plus Examination skills for IELTS and Cambridge (FCE, CAE,CPE)

Level: from intermediate to advanced

Length: three weeks

Class size: 12 maximum

Lessons focus on:

  • accuracy and fluency skills: grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, conversation practice, role plays, debates, discussions, presentations
  • English for Academic Purposes and Examination skills: note-taking, research, IELTS and Cambridge Examination preparation

Your teachers have high expectations and encourage you to work hard both inside and outside the classroom, with regular homework tasks and weekly progress tests.

Note: one lesson=55 minutes

Digital Books are part of the Intensive English curriculum therefore it is essential that students on this course bring a windows or apple tablet or laptop to make the most of their learning experience*.

* The eBook system is not device-specific and will work on any internet connected device with a modern web browser. The absolute minimum size of screen is 7 inch but 10 inch is far better as it affords a greater working area. Mobile phones are not suitable as they are simply too small. Android or iPad tablets will work fine as will windows and apple laptops. The software works best with the google chrome web browser.

DatesNumber of weeksPrice
Sunday 30 June – Saturday 20 JulyThree £3174
Sunday 21 July – Saturday 10 AugustThree £3174
Contact the Department
We would be happy for you to contact us with any questions you may have about the course, the college, what is like to be a student here, travelling here, and fees.
Patricia Alvarez
Summer Admissions Manager
+44 1865 517340
Tom Whitehouse
Sales Coordinator
+44 1865 517383
Banbury Road Campus
St Clare’s Oxford – 139 Banbury Road – Oxford – OX2 7AL – UK
Office hours: Monday – Friday 0900-1700 GMT


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Enjoy developing your English language skills this summer

This is a great way to prepare yourself for future academic work and examinations.

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