Centre of English Studies – Oxford
CES Oxford Location:
Oxford is one of the most popular cities for visitors to Britain.
With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do, whether it’s visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, or taking in a show or shopping till you drop.
Oxford and Oxfordshire’s museums are some of the most famous attractions. They come in all shapes and sizes and ensure all-weather and all year round interest for visitors.
Most have a programme of temporary special exhibitions, tours, lectures and school sessions, as well as sessions – sometimes by torchlight.
The English Course in Oxford Consists of:
- General English Course in Oxford: 20 lessons of 50 minutes
Intensive English Course in Oxford: 30 lessons of 50 minutes
- Up to a maximum of 15 students per class (Average: 12 students)
- Students with some level of English will be able to start any Monday
- Highly qualified, experienced English teachers
- Planned social activities
Prices for the English School in Oxford
See the full price list for 2013 here: CES Schools 2013 Course Fees
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- English course in Oxford plus accommodation (where applicable)
- Internet use at the English school in Oxford
- Course certificate
- Level evaluation
- Course materials
See their website at: http://www.ces-schools.com/
CES Oxford Facilities
CES Oxford’s main school building is located on High Street in Wheatley, Oxfordshire. Wheatley is located a few kilometres from the centre of Oxford along the A40/M40 motorway to London.
It offers many of the facilities of a small town, but has the more intimate and friendly atmosphere of a typical English village.
The school is near all the local shops and services and the village provides a friendly, healthy and safe environment in which to live and study; near Oxford, but away from all the pollution and tourist masses.
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- Multimedia self-access centre (library, audio, video, Wi-Fi, computers with DVD, CD-ROM
- Modern language laboratory
- Free high speed broadband internet / e-mail access, including wireless connection for students’ own laptops
- Free one-year subscription to a major internet language learning site
- Common rooms with pool table / TV / video / DVD
- Free tea and coffee • Student kitchens and dining area
- Attractive gardens with all-weather table-tennis table
- Summerhouse for smokers
- Nearby sports centre
Social & Cultural Programme:
Full Day Excursions: For example London, Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace) and Woodstock, home of Blenheim Palace
- Regular visits to Oxford (theatre, cinema, concerts, clubs, pubs, ice-skating etc.)
- Organised sports afternoons / evenings (there is a sports centre near the school)
- Tennis, swimming and golf (all available locally)
Evening Activities: Parties, films, indoor games, quizzes
Courses and Programmes offered
Standard General English – 20 lessons tuition per week
- 9.30am– 1pm Mon to Fri
Intensive General English – 30 lessons tuition per week
- 9.30am-1pm Mon to Fri & 2.00pm-4.30pm Tues-Thurs
Other courses available
- Combination Course – 20 lessons General + 5 hours 1 to 1 per week
- Examination Preparation – Cambridge FCE / CAE / TOIEC
- IELTS – Preparation Courses / Academic English – 30 lessons per week
- Individual Tuition – English for Special Purposes
- English Language & Work Experience
- Winter Stage Programmes
- School Groups – September to May
One of the best ways to improve your English is by taking home stay accommodation. Our
homestays are all visited and checked by our accommodation officers and are chosen for their friendliness and the warm welcome that each student is given. Homestays are located close to our schools and to public transport links.
We will send you details of your homestay and you must make contact with the office and your homestay to confirm your flight number and time of arrival.
Accommodation is half-board in Oxford so you will have breakfast, a packed lunch and evening meal in your home. It is advisable to bring your own towels and toiletries.
- Breakfast is a light meal consisting of juice, cereal, toast or brown bread. Students can buy their lunch in local cafés or pubs.
- Dinner usually consists of soup, main dish of meat or fish and a dessert.
The main evening meal takes place between 6pm and 7pm, which allows you to join our evening programme or to take part in some sporting activity during the long summer evenings.
We strongly recommend this type of arrangement, as it provides further opportunities for practising English outside the school and it gives an insight into the British way of life.
Many students form lasting friendships with their host families and return to visit them in future years. Several host families have also been invited to visit students in their home countries.
We think our host families are of a very high standard and we very much appreciate the support they give us.
We believe that accommodation in a host family or private home represents the best value when compared with other types of accommodation and we know that a happy experience in this area is an essential part of the overall success of the student’s stay.
See their website at: http://www.ces-schools.com/