Oxford, known as the ‘city of dreaming spires’, is steeped in a rich and fascinating history. With its mix of ancient and modern, Oxford is a bustling cosmopolitan city. Its’ beautiful architecture, numerous colleges and museums, make it the perfect destination in which to combine study and culture.
Not only the inspiration for many famous academics and authors, such as Lewis Carrol and Tolkien, Oxford is also the backdrop for countless films and TV series, such as Harry Potter and Inspector Morse.
Whether it is shopping, theatre, cinemas or restaurants you seek, there is an extensive selection in the city and its’ surroundings. What’s more, you are also less than one hour from the capital, London.
OEA Oxford, which is also the headquarters of Oxford English Academy, is located in leafy Kidlington, which is ten minutes from the city centre. We are conveniently placed within walking distance of our host families, therefore our students avoid the stress and inconvenience of travelling during rush hour. The school is small and intimate, providing the perfect environment for learning and immersing yourself in English life!
This is our most popular course and students study for 15 or 20 lessons per week. The aim of these classes is to improve competency in all language skills, especially spoken and written English. Students use a textbook and supplementary materials to focus on skills, accuracy and appropriate use of language. There is a strong focus on improving communication skills. We subscribe to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and offer six levels: A1 (breakthrough), A2 (waystage), B1 (threshold), B2 (vantage), C1 (effective operational proficiency) and C2 (mastery).
Our IELTS courses are for students preparing to take the International English Language Testing System examination., aiming for a 5.5 score and above. Students can take 15 lessons per week, concentrating on exam skills in the afternoons. Students can also take 30 lessons per week, whereby they concentrate on General English in the mornings and exam skills in the afternoons.
We also offer an IELTS Foundation course. This is for students preparing to take the International English Language Testing System examination, aiming to achieve between band 4 and band 5.5. Students can take 15 lessons per week, concentrating on exam skills in the afternoons. Students can also take 30 lessons per week, whereby they concentrate on General English in the mornings and exam skills in the afternoons.
Business and English for Specific Purposes.
We use a communicative method teaching Business English and ESP through everyday business situations. These include giving presentations, socialising, negotiating, making travel arrangements and business correspondence. ESP courses are designed for specific industries and goals set by students or their employers. We are also able to provide numerous tailor-written ESP courses, ranging from Legal to Military English.
The course is tailor-made for medical practitioners and runs for 15 – 25 hours per course. The OEA medical course is designed to improve communication skills and specialist language knowledge, enabling medical professionals and trainees to work more effectively and confidently on the ward. The course is practical and motivating, combining a strong grammar review syllabus with real-life situational role plays.
OEA Oxford is located in the quiet suburb of Kidlington. The school benefits from being positioned within walking distance to all of our host families, so eliminating the problem of being caught up in the heavy traffic that chokes Oxford City centre.