Interactive English

• our most popular English course

• learn English and have fun

• make new friends from around the world

• go on great trips

Come to Oxford this summer!

This is our most popular course for teenagers. This interactive course creates links between learning English in the classroom and discovering more about the wide range of opportunities in Oxford.

English Language development: 21 lessons per week

  • mornings: integrated skills in the classroom
  • afternoons: active language with study visits, trails, guest speakers and activities

Level: from elementary to advanced

Length: two – nine weeks

Class size: 15 maximum

How does it work?

  • we test you on the first day and place you into a group that suits your level
  • morning classes (five days a week): we will focus on the primary skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing; you will increase your fluency and accuracy; and extend the range of your vocabulary
  • afternoon classes (three days a week): these will be the Active Learning Projects – they encourage you to “activate” your language skills in imaginative and exciting ways with themes such as:
    • Oxford’s contribution to Scientific Innovation or
    • Art, Architecture and Design or
    • the Global Environment and other similar themes
teacher writing on the whiteboard in classroom
two smiling students in classroom

What are Active Language projects?

There are three basic stages:

  • Preparation — input from the teacher or your research
  • Development — organising and sharing ideas with other members of your class
  • Production — a presentation or a performance that concludes the activity

There’s always a clear language outcome, which you will move towards during the week. All your teachers are fully qualified and aim to increase your confidence and accuracy when speaking and writing in English.

Here are some examples of how you will use your English:

  • class magazine, photo display, digital story
  • competitive quiz, questionnaire, or treasure trail
  • presentation (visual, oral) based on a study visit to a location within Oxford
  • you receive a certificate and report on the final day based on your progress during the course.
students smiling in front of a fire engine with fire fighter
Contact the Department
Please contact us with any questions you may have about the course, the accommodation, the college, and what it is like to be a student here. We will be happy to help you to book the course you want.
Patricia Alvarez
Summer Admissions Manager
+44 1865 517340
patricia.alvarez@stclares.ac.uk
Tom Whitehouse
Sales Coordinator
+44 1865 517383
tom.whitehouse@stclares.ac.uk
Banbury Road Campus
St Clare’s Oxford – 139 Banbury Road – Oxford – OX2 7AL – UK
Office hours: Monday – Friday 0900-1700 GMT

Nina Celebrates 20 Years at St Clare’s

Our amazing, brilliant and nutty Course Director for the Junior Summer Course Nina Ward celebrated her 20th year with us at St Clare's! Her daily tasks involve running the busy and fun packed Junior Course as well as ensuring students settle in happily and smoothly....

Looking back at a great summer!

Highlights of the Adult Summer Courses at the International College, including study visits, excursions and social activities.

Why not learn English with us this summer?

Great accommodation — great classes — great trips

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