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British Study Centre, Oxford, England UK

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British Study Centre (BSC)

  • The school is located in the heart of the city, in the historic St. Giles district, just a few minutes from Christ Church College, where Harry Potter was filmed. Cornmarket, with its shops and cafés, is just 50 metres away.
    The modern décor compliments its stylish facilities making this an ideal learning environment.
  • The school is located in the heart of the city, in the historic St. Giles district, just a few minutes from Christ Church College, where Harry Potter was filmed. Cornmarket, with its shops and cafés, is just 50 metres away.
    The modern décor compliments its stylish facilities making this an ideal learning environment.
  • Address: Oxenford House, 13-15 Magdalen Street, OX1 3AE - Oxford, England UK (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: British Study Centres Limited
  • Tax registration ID: 4331708
  • Abbreviated name of school: BSC Oxford

Accreditations and Quality seals

ALTOEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Our price includes

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

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 99% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

3
9
15
6
3
10
3
5
7

Optional airport transfer

London Heathrow Airport:
140 £ pick up
280 £ return (both ways)
Luton Airport:
155 £ pick up
310 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
165 £ pick up
330 £ return (both ways)
Stansted Airport:
175 £ pick up
350 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 03 May 2021, 31 May 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 26 Dec. 2021, 27 Dec. 2021, 28 Dec. 2021.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Please note this school reserves the right to cancel confirmed bookings if a minimum number of students is not reached. Notification of such cancellation would happen at least 28 days before the course is due to start.

English Courses

General Language

Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:20  - 13:10
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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The course includes 20 General English lessons plus 10 afternoon lessons on Skills for Academic Success.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:15  - 16:35
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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The course includes 20 General English lessons plus 10 afternoon lessons on Skills for Career Success.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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The course includes 20 General English lessons plus cultural activities. These activities are held for an additional 2 hours from Mondays to Thursdays. This is only a 2-week programme.
Students may opt to extend their stay by booking a further General English course.
Starting dates
Every first Monday of month.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:10
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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This course is for those students already working or living in the UK or Ireland who want to further develop their English in a focused, communicative context.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course is for those students already working or living in the UK or Ireland who want to further develop their English in a focused, communicative context.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:15  - 16:35
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior

Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course includes 15 hours of General English plus 6 hours of Tennis lessons per week.
Onsite facilitates include:
- Indoor swimming pool
- Large sports hall
- Tennis centre plus outdoor clay courts
- Two artificial pitches
- On-site theatre.
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Bradfield College, Bradfield, Reading , RG7 6AU, Berkshire
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course includes 15 hours of General English plus 6 hours of Tennis lessons per week.
Onsite facilitates include:
- Indoor swimming pool
- Large sports hall
- Tennis centre plus outdoor clay courts
- Two artificial pitches
- On-site theatre.
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Bradfield College, Bradfield, Reading , RG7 6AU, Berkshire
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »

Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course includes 15 hours of General English per week.
Onsite facilities include:
- Indoor swimming pool
- Large sports hall
- Tennis centre plus outdoor clay courts
- Two artificial pitches
- On-site theatre.
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Bradfield College, Bradfield, Reading , RG7 6AU, Berkshire
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »

Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course includes 15 hours of General English per week.
Onsite facilitates include:
- Indoor swimming pool
- Large sports hall
- Tennis centre plus outdoor clay courts
- Two artificial pitches
- On-site theatre.
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Bradfield College, Bradfield, Reading , RG7 6AU, Berkshire
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »

Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course includes 23 hours of Intensive English per week.
Onsite facilitates include:
- Indoor swimming pool
- Large sports hall
- Tennis centre plus outdoor clay courts
- Two artificial pitches
- On-site theatre.
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Bradfield College, Bradfield, Reading , RG7 6AU, Berkshire
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Reserve this course »

Course price includes accommodation
Apartment - shared / Residence, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
This course includes 23 hours of Intensive English per week.
Onsite facilitates include:
- Indoor swimming pool
- Large sports hall
- Tennis centre plus outdoor clay courts
- Two artificial pitches
- On-site theatre.
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Bradfield College, Bradfield, Reading , RG7 6AU, Berkshire
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Online Courses

Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation

This course includes one online pre-arrival lesson.
Course start dates:
4-week course: 03 Aug
6-week course: 27 Jan
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:10
Afternoon: 14:20  - 16:40
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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This course includes one online pre-arrival lesson.
Course start dates:
4-week course: 03 Aug
6-week course: 03 Feb, 20 Apr, 26 Oct
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 50 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 13:10
Afternoon: 14:20  - 16:40
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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The course includes the following topics: IELTS Preparation, Speaking & Listening, Grammar & Writing, Wordpower and Exam Writing Skills.
A FREE IELTS test is provided for bookings of 24 weeks or longer.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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The course includes 20 lessons of IELTS preparation and 10 lessons of Skills for Academic Success.
A FREE IELTS test is provided for bookings of 24 weeks or longer.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
Comments about courses:Express Mail fee: GBP 40
Pre-booked 10 private lessons: GBP 500
No refund is made for classes scheduled on public holidays.

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    FAQ about British Study Centre, Oxford

  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (140 £), Luton Airport (155 £), London Gatwick Airport (165 £), Stansted Airport (175 £)
  • 100% of teachers at British Study Centre hold a university degree. 99% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at British Study Centre comes from France with a 15% representation, followed by students from Italy (10%) and Germany (9%).

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