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English in the City in Oxford

If you are looking to develop fluency, target core skills, and truly experience your destination through its language, this dynamic course is your gateway to practical use of English.

This Special Focus Programme combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on language study inspired by your destination, for a complete intensive experience that is tailored to you and your personal reasons for learning.

Spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with classmates, learning English and getting to know the local area.

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Reasons to take this course

  • You want an experiential programme that gives you opportunities to interact with local people.
  • You want to learn about the history and culture of the city.
  • You want to learn English for everyday situations.
Available All year
Minimum age 16
Intensity 20 General English + 10 English in the City lessons (22.5 hours per week)
Length Minimum 1 week
Starts Every Monday
Class size Maximum 15
Level All levels

Expectations

Real immersion

Get outdoors and learn English while directly experiencing the sights and spirit of your chosen destination. This is a unique, natural and authentic way to use and improve your English. Practise your English with local people in real situations.

Core English

This course builds your General English skills, and focuses on the language you will need in everyday situations. So in future, wherever you are, you will be able to express yourself clearly and confidently. Improve your speaking, listening and writing.

Special focus

You will spend one lesson each week outside of the classroom with your class, visiting places of interest and engaging in activities in the local area.

Themed lessons

Classroom study will also support themes that change weekly, including ‘Describing Art and Culture – Museum Tours’, ‘Talk like a Local – Neighbourhood Visits’ and ‘The Language of Sports – Stadium Visits’.

Testimonials block

  • Camila

    Camila

    Being in Oxford has been one of the best experience of my life. I am lucky of have chosed a good school such as EC and to have good teachers that really helped me to enhance my English. I have never been far away from my family for so much ...

  • Alberto Vazquez

    Alberto Vazquez

    I currently work in French city of Toulouse as as aerospace engineer and I came to EC Oxford during my holidays to improve my English skills while the wonderful and historic city of Oxford. ...

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