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Kings, Oxford, England UK

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of teaching quality
  • Top rated school facilities
  • Excellent student nationality mix

Kings

The language school Kings was founded in Oxford, England UK in 1957. Kings Oxford's St. Michaels campus is a stylish, completely refurbished historic building right in the city centre, close to all amenities. Some summer programmes are taught at St. Josephs campus, just 20 minutes by bus from the centre of Oxford, with shops, bars, restaurants, a library, a sports centre and a swimming pool are all close by.

The school address is: Temple Road, Cowley, OX4 2UJ - Oxford (England UK).

Accreditations and Quality seals

UK Department of Education

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

21

Number of public workstations:

35

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 172
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 123

Average age of students

  • in summer: 21 years
  • throughout the year: 23 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 14 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

3
7
5
3
2
10
9
6
10
2
7
8

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR). It takes 60 minutes by taxi to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 03.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 19.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 28.Aug.2017, 18.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in £ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 678645 1017967 13561289 20341933 27122577 33903221 36843500 69366590 104049884 307292
A full-time intensive course including specialist options in Business English, IELTS, Cambridge exams, Conversation, Language Development, Professional Skills Development, Cultural Interest, etc.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Beginner level start only: 04.Jan.2016, 01.Feb.2016, 07.Mar.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 03.May.2016, 06.Jun.2016, 04.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 05.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 07.Nov.2016, 05.Dec.2016, 03.Jan.2017, 06.Feb.2017, 06.Mar.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 02.May.2017, 05.Jun.2017, 03.Jul.2017, 07.Aug.2017, 04.Sep.2017, 02.Oct.2017, 06.Nov.2017, 04.Dec.2017
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 584555 876833 11681110 17521665 23362220 29202774 30962942 58805586 88208379 258246
Lessons usually take place every morning Monday-Friday. During high season you might have lessons in the mornings, afternoons, or a combination of both.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 22 33 44
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 80967692 1214411537 1619215383
For students who have already completed an undergraduate degree and want to study at the graduate level in the UK. Intensive academic study skills, IELTS preparation + Conditional Offer from your chosen university. Fees are calculated per term, generally 11 weeks long. Study 1–3 terms, depending on English level. Course requirements: Students must have already completed a degree with minimum grade of 2:2. Minimum age: 21. Prices shown are valid until 31.08.16. 2016–17 prices apply from 01.09.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 04.Apr.2016, 12.Sep.2016.
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 03.Apr.2017, 11.Sep.2017.
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 685668 13701336 20552004 27402672 34253340 41104008 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Includes a compulsory programme of activities and excursions, plus some free time. Students are fully supervised in lessons, on excursions and during activities.

Sunday is the standard arrival/departure day. Course ends 07.08.
Accommodation fees (payable separately) are on a full-board basis for our off-site student residence, less than 5 minutes' walk from the school. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Josephs Campus, Oxford
Starting dates
2016: 26.Jun.2016, 03.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016, 24.Jul.2016.
2017: 25.Jun.2017, 02.Jul.2017, 09.Jul.2017, 16.Jul.2017, 23.Jul.2017, 30.Jul.2017, 06.Aug.2017, 13.Aug.2017.
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 14441408 21662112 28882816 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) 27 hours of lessons per week of academic English, a range of academic subjects and IELTS preparation. Students have a programme of excursions and University Counselling sessions.
Sunday is the standard arrival/departure day. Course ends 31.07.
Includes accommodation in a residence less than 5 minutes' walk from the school. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
St Josephs Campus, Oxford
Starting dates
2016: 03.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 17.Jul.2016.
2017: 25.Jun.2017, 02.Jul.2017, 09.Jul.2017, 16.Jul.2017, 23.Jul.2017, 30.Jul.2017, 06.Aug.2017, 13.Aug.2017.
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 27632625 -- 36843500
20 lessons of General English + 8 lessons of exam preparation per week.
9-week course start date: 4 January.
12-week course start dates: 14 March and 19 September.
Minimum of 5 hours of homework per week. Two sets of mock exams before the exam. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price. Students are responsible for submitting exam application forms.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
05.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 10.Dec.2016
Exam fee
130 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 30702917 36843500
20 lessons of General English + 8 lessons of exam preparation per week.
10-week course start date: 4 January
11-week course start date: 11 September
12-week course start date: 14 March
Minimum of 5 hours of homework per week. Two sets of mock exams before the exam. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price. Students are responsible for submitting exam application forms.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 14.Mar.2016, 19.Sep.2016.
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Mar.2017, 18.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level
Upper intermediate (B2)
Exam dates
12.Mar.2016, 04.Jun.2016, 03.Dec.2016
Exam fee
130 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- 20341933 -- -- -- -- 339323
Students wishing to take the IELTS test must complete their registration themselves online - assistance is available. We recommend doing so at least 5 weeks in advance. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price.
Our school is the only Official IELTS Test Centre in Oxford.
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jan.2016, 15.Feb.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 09.May.2016, 20.Jun.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 24.Oct.2016.
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 13.Feb.2017, 27.Mar.2017, 08.May.2017, 19.Jun.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 11.Sep.2017, 23.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:00
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam fee
150 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 818778 12271166 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Two-week course start date: 27 June.
Three-week course starts: 11 July, 1 August.
Students wishing to take the IELTS test must complete their registration themselves online - assistance is available. We recommend doing so at least 5 weeks in advance. Test fee is subject to change and is not included in the price.
Our school is the only Official IELTS Test Centre in Oxford.
Starting dates
2016: 27.Jun.2016, 11.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016.
2017: 25.Jun.2017, 09.Jul.2017, 31.Jul.2017.
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
Exam fee
150 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 740703 11101055 14801406 22202109 29602812 37003515 40683865 77287342 1159211013 339323
If you are accomplished at art, and need to improve your English while preparing a portfolio of artwork, this course is ideal. It combines General English with specialist art and design-related disciplines, and can include drawing, painting, clay work, sculpture, modelling, textiles, fashion and jewellery making and 3D design, taught in our dedicated art studios.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
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Note: All courses offered by Kings, Oxford can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 55 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- 590 885 1180 295 150
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Part of Oxford Brookes University, Crescent Hall offers bright modern accommodation with excellent facilities. Two minutes' walk from our St Josephs campus, and 20-30 minutes by bus from our St Michaels campus. Each self-contained apartment has 6 single rooms, 2 toilets, 2 bathrooms and a telephone. Half board with with meals provided at the college cafeteria. Warden on-site. Minimum age 16, except for Kings Summer Intensive Academic and Vacation Extra students (14+). No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
2 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
Fully booked on: 15.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016, 01.Jan.2017 - 24.Jun.2017, 14.Aug.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 368 552 736 184
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Internet access available subject to our fair usage policy. N.B. Internet access is not guaranteed during High Season. Christmas supplement £44 GBP per week. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 12.Jun.2016 - 07.Aug.2016
High season
High season supplement per week: 23 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ -- 368 552 736 184
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Twin rooms are only available to two people travelling together. Internet access available subject to our fair usage policy. Please note that Internet access is not guaranteed during High Season. Christmas supplement £44 GBP per week. This accommodation option includes airport pickup. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
Fully booked on: 07.Aug.2016 - 31.Dec.2016
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- -- -- 1180 295 300
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This new, contemporary residence is available to all students during summer (11 June–10 September) or year-round for students on the Intensive English course for 24+ weeks. Located in the heart of Oxford's vibrant student quarter, close to local amenities and 15–25 minutes' walk to the school. Shared, fully-equipped kitchen, common room with TV and games, and on-site security and resident warden.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- -- -- 900 225 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Located in safe, friendly neighbourhoods, close to shops and transport links, either within walking distance or a short bus ride from the College. They offer spacious single bedrooms and communal living and dining areas.
Minimum booking: 12 weeks.
N.B. All houses are non-smoking.
Bookings shorter than 12 weeks may be accepted from end of June. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: on request
  • Optional airport transfer
    London Heathrow Airport: for 151 £ (one way); for 302 £ (return trip)
    Luton Airport: for 151 £ (one way); for 203 £ (return trip)
    London Gatwick Airport: for 195 £ (one way); for 390 £ (return trip)
    Stansted Airport: for 195 £ (one way); for 390 £ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet 1 km
Basketball 1 km
Cricket 0.5 km
Dancing 1 km
Diving 3 km
Field Hockey 1 km
Football (soccer) 0.5 km
Golf 3 km
Horse riding 6 km
Ice Hockey 2 km
Music  
Rugby 0.5 km
Sailing 12 km
Squash 1 km
Swimming 0.5 km
Table Tennis 1 km
Tennis 0.5 km
Volleyball 0.5 km
Windsurfing 12 km
Yoga 0.5 km

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.3/5.0 
Facilities
4.4/5.0 
Social activities
4.1/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.7/5.0 
Value for money
3.6/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.9/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9/5.0 
Other
3.9/5.0 
Students liked about Kings, Oxford
What I most like was the atmosphere: everyone tried to do their best to help you so that you feel comfortable and happy during your stay.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Crescent Hall Summer Residence
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Of course, mind bringing your umbrella with you!
The environment and the teachers' quality
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Premium Student Residence
5.0/5.0
The staff availability and the whole organization
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Teh welcoming and the teaching methodology
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Crescent Hall Summer Residence
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: For me it was useful to inform me via the school website about their own organization.
Other comments: Having had this experience with my 14 year old daughter I appreciated, as a parent, the seriousness and responsibility in taking care of the kids.
Organization, teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Crescent Hall Summer Residence
4.0/5.0

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