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UIC English (formerly ISIS), Oxford, England UK

What we like about the school

  • Best rated school in Oxford
  • Excellent student nationality mix

UIC English (formerly ISIS)

The language school UIC English (formerly ISIS) was founded in Oxford, England UK in 2011. The school is right in the centre of Oxford, with classrooms that overlook the High Street and views of some of Oxford's most famous colleges. Restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and pubs are all on the school's doorstep and buses stop right in front of the door.

The school address is: Pembroke House, 36-37 Pembroke St., OX1 1BP - Oxford (England UK).

Accreditations and Quality seals

ISI

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Movie rental

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Adapted for deaf students

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Air conditioning in most classrooms

  • Heating in most classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

9

Number of public workstations:

14

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

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 55 £ per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 250
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 80

Average age of students

  • in summer: 21 years
  • throughout the year: 26 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 5

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 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):

3.4
3.4
10.1
6.0
6.3
3,4
12.5

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR). It takes 1.5 minutes to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016 - 04.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 16.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016

Courses

All prices in £ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 316301 632601 948901 12641201 14301359 17161631 20021902 22882174 25702442 30842930 240228
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 0 Additional Week
Price in £ 205195 410390 615585 820779 930884 11161061 14881414 16701587 20041904 35283352 153146
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 14:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 0 Additional Week
Price in £ 154147 308293 462439 616586 695661 834793 11121057 12501188 15001425 26642531 115110
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:00  - 16:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 850829 17001658 25502487 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 850829
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Programmes begin on Sundays. Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip) This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Oxford Brookes Campus - Harcourt Hill, Oxford
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016, 01.Aug.2016, 08.Aug.2016.
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Additional Week
Price in £ 630615 12601229 18901843 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 630615
Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner) Programmes begin on Tuesdays. For children under the age of 10, the course is only available for the first two weeks of July. Price includes
Supervision 24/7, Airport transfer (return trip) This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
Starting dates
2016: 04.Jul.2016, 18.Jul.2016.
Required language level
Elementary (A2)
Note: All courses offered by UIC English (formerly ISIS), 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 62 £. 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
Price in £ 153 306 459 612 153
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
21 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2016 - 31.Aug.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ 173 346 519 692 173
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
24 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
21 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (supplement fee), Heating, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2016 - 31.Aug.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ 250 500 750 1000 250
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
36 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, 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: 18
Maximum age of students: 99
Dates
High season dates 01.Jul.2016 - 31.Aug.2016
High season
  • Homestays: Wi-Fi facilities cannot be guaranteed and a small charge may apply.
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    London Heathrow Airport: for 130 £ (one way)
    Luton Airport: for 135 £ (one way)
    London Gatwick Airport: for 155 £ (one way)
    Stansted Airport: for 165 £ (one way)

Leisure activities

Leisure activities activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Cooking  
Dancing  
Football (soccer)  
Music  
Examples of social activities
organised by language school:
available upon request

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.2/5.0 
Facilities
3.9/5.0 
Social activities
3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
3.9/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
3.9/5.0 
Other
3.9/5.0 
Students liked about UIC English (formerly ISIS), Oxford
The quality of teaching
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: the willingness of the teachers of ISIS is fantastic
Other comments: Located in the center, easy to reach, maximum availability
the teachers were really active in the classroom and you never have the occasion to getting bored
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
4.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Friendly teachers
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
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
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Price / performance and pleasant teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Oxford Mews Student Residence
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The Pub
Other comments: Activities were chaotically organized but rather due to the staff than due to the school. The school definitely made efforts.
the environment, homey
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
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
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Learn and enjoy every second
Other comments: you get to meet people from all over the world

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