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The Oxford English Centre, Oxford, England UK

What we like about the school

  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors

The Oxford English Centre

The language school The Oxford English Centre was founded in Oxford, England UK in 1979. An English school with great history and a reputation for teaching excellence, the Oxford English Centre (OEC) is the perfect location to improve your English in a city famed for its educational distinction. OEC provides popular General English courses along with a wide variety of specialist English subjects. As a popular destination for individual and group study, it offers social activities every day of the week as a part of the standard course, so it's easy to make friends of different nationalities in and out of the classroom. It is located on Banbury Road, withing easy walking distance of the city centre and surrounded by places of cultural and natural interest.

The school address is: 66 Banbury Road, OX2 6PR - Oxford, England UK (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

14

Number of public PC workstations:

12

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 junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

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

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 50
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 25
  • Junior courses in summer: 60
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 8

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 4
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 4

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
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Optional airport transfer

London Heathrow Airport:
160 £ pick up
320 £ return (both ways)
Luton Airport:
190 £ pick up
380 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
190 £ pick up
380 £ return (both ways)
Stansted Airport:
190 £ pick up
380 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 05.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

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.

English Courses

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Price in £ 380 361 760 722 1140 1083 1520 1444 1900 1805 2280 2166 2660 2527 2760 2622 3450 3278 4140 3933 6400 6080
Price in US$ 466 931 1397 1862 2328 2793 3259 3381 4226 5071 7840
It includes afternoon fluency lessons.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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: 9:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ 310 295 620 589 930 884 1240 1178 1550 1473 1860 1767 2170 2062 2320 2204 2900 2755 3480 3306 5600 5320
Price in US$ 380 760 1140 1519 1899 2279 2658 2842 3553 4263 6860
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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: 9:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ 930 884 1860 1767 2790 2651 3720 3534 4650 4418 5580 5301 6510 6185 7440 7068 8370 7952 9300 8835 11160 10602
Price in US$ 1140 2279 3418 4557 5696 6835 7974 9113 10253 11392 13670
Only available when booked in addition to another course.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ 1190 1131 2380 2261 3570 3392 4760 4522 5950 5653 7140 6783 8330 7914 9520 9044 10710 10175 11900 11305 14280 13566
Price in US$ 1458 2916 4373 5831 7288 8746 10204 11661 13119 14576 17491
Only available when booked in addition to another course.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ 625 594 1250 1188 1875 1782 2500 2375 3125 2969 3750 3563 4375 4157 5000 4750 5625 5344 6250 5938 7500 7125
Price in US$ 766 1532 2297 3063 3828 4594 5359 6125 6890 7656 9187
Only available when booked in addition to another course.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 390 371 780 741 1170 1112 1560 1482 1950 1853 2340 2223 2730 2594 3120 2964 -- -- --
Price in US$ 478 956 1434 1911 2389 2867 3344 3822 -- -- --
This programme combines supervised activities in the morning and English lessons in the afternoon. The price includes bus passes, lunch vouchers and excursions on the weekends.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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: 13:15  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in £ 330 314 660 627 990 941 1320 1254 1650 1568 1980 1881 2310 2195 2640 2508 -- -- --
Price in US$ 405 809 1213 1617 2022 2426 2830 3234 -- -- --
General English tuition in mixed nationality classes.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 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: 13:15  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 900 855 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 1103 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Standard General English + 10 lessons on drama skills (movement, voice and improvisation).
Starting dates
2018: 16.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Price in £ 610 580 1220 1159 1830 1739 2440 2318 3050 2898 3660 3477 4270 4057 4880 4636 5490 5216 6100 5795 7320 6954
Price in US$ 748 1495 2242 2989 3736 4483 5231 5978 6725 7472 8966
Standard General English + 5 individual lessons.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ 680 646 1360 1292 2040 1938 2720 2584 3400 3230 4080 3876 4760 4522 5440 5168 6120 5814 6800 6460 8160 7752
Price in US$ 833 1666 2499 3332 4165 4998 5831 6664 7497 8330 9995
Intensive General English + 5 individual lessons.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ -- 800 760 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 980 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Full time course. Minimum age is 20 years old.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Price in £ -- 800 760 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 980 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Standard General English + 10 lessons specialised in Legal English.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- 1560 1482 -- -- -- -- -- 3900 3705 4680 4446
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1911 -- -- -- -- -- 4777 5733
Starting dates:
4 weeks (Compact Course): 12.02, 21.05, 12.11. 10 weeks: 02.01.
12 weeks: 26.03, 17.09.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 26.Mar.2018, 21.May.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 12.Nov.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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: 9:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
Exam fee
185 £
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Price in £ -- -- -- 1560 1482 -- -- -- -- -- 3900 3705 4680 4446
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1911 -- -- -- -- -- 4777 5733
Starting dates:
4 weeks (Compact Course): 12.02, 14.05, 19.11.
10 weeks: 02.01.
12 weeks: 19.03, 24.09.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 12.Feb.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 14.May.2018, 24.Sep.2018, 19.Nov.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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: 9:00  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
185 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- 1560 1482 -- -- -- -- -- -- 4680 4446
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1911 -- -- -- -- -- -- 5733
Starting date:
4 weeks (Compact Course): 19.02, 07.05, 12.11.
11 weeks: 02.01, 19.03.
12 weeks: 17.09.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 19.Feb.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 07.May.2018, 17.Sep.2018, 12.Nov.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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: 9:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam fee
185 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 390 371 780 741 1170 1112 1560 1482 1950 1853 2340 2223 2730 2594 3120 2964 3510 3335 3900 3705 4680 4446
Price in US$ 478 956 1434 1911 2389 2867 3344 3822 4300 4777 5733
Standard General English + 10 lessons of IELTS preparation. Students need to register for the IELTS exam directly.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 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: 9:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 95.00 £

Accommodation

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Price in £ 195 390 585 780 --
Price in US$ 252 503 755 1006
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
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Price in £ 215 430 645 860 --
Price in US$ 278 555 832 1109
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 17
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ 190 380 570 760 --
Price in US$ 245 490 735 980
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Twin room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 17
  • Accommodation can only be arranged if booked at least 1 week in advance.

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