The English Programme
At Headington Oxford Summer School, we think that learning a language is about more than understanding the words. We encourage our students to communicate freely, helping them to develop through imaginative teaching. Every student receives 15 hours of lessons each week with qualified and friendly teachers to ensure that they learn at the right pace. On their arrival, each student is assessed so that they are placed in the correct class for their ability to ensure maximum progression during their stay. The maximum class size is 15, but there is normally an average of 12 students per class.
Day trip preparation and Project Work
Day trips are a chance to have fun and see some fantastic sights. However, they are also a good opportunity for the students to use their English skills in a real situation. We therefore have lessons specifically designed to prepare students for day trips, so they can get the most out of the day.
The students will also undertake some project work during their course that might involve contributing to the school magazine or focusing on an area of special interest for the students.
The 'Summer Study' option
For those students wishing to experience an alternative type of study programme, similar to a UK Boarding School curriculum, we offer the 'Summer Study' option.
The 'Summer Study' option is an opportunity to develop our students' English language skills through a range of subjects including History, Geography, Science, Creative Writing & English Literature.
The Summer Study option replaces the 5 morning English Language classes and is available to students of an Upper Intermediate or Advanced level of English.
Reports and Certificates
We want to ensure that every student has an enjoyable, fulfilling and rewarding experience with us. So as well as keeping our teaching imaginative, creative and enjoyable, we make sure it is effective. Students are monitored and encouraged to progress throughout their stay. All students receive a Headington Oxford Summer School Certificate and a progress report at the end of their course.