32 English Language Schools in Oxford - Ranking 2023

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32 Best language schools in Oxford (ranked based on student reviews)

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How our students rated their experience in Oxford


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Overall attractiveness of Oxford
168 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Oxford

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.4/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.6/5.0


What our students said about Oxford

Rating: 5/5


Oxford is the city of students. Staying in touch with social, allow to discover opportunities to have fun and relax even though with a bit more free time. London is one hour away and going back and forth is cheap.


Rating: 3/5


It's a beautiful city with a lot of students. I don't recommend to go there in July and August. And there are too many tourists.


Rating: 4/5


The city is more beautiful than London but just go to see Bologna to realize that the latter is more beautiful than Oxford


Rating: 5/5


I didn't use any transportation and didn't visit the city at night.


Rating: 4/5


The amount of rubbish in the streets came as as surprise


Rating: 5/5


It's possible that ClassSiX won't change each week.


Rating: 5/5


Very beautiful city with many possibilities


What school directors said about Oxford

Jeanette Lindsey-Clarke

With it's historic building and beautiful parks, Oxford is one of the UK's most attractive cities. It's world-renowned university puts students at the centre of Oxford life, making it the perfect place to live and learn as an international student.

Carolyn Llewelyn

Beautiful small medieval city with world famous university, art galleries and museums.

Doris Suchet

Oxford is world famous for its university, and it has a huge amount to offer its visitors. There are lots of cultural events, a lively social scene, beautiful buildings and a variety of international restaurants. The city is steeped in history and the air of academic excellence is reflected in our language school’s culture.

Peter Thompson

Oxford is a beautiful city with wonderful stunning University buildings, insightful museums and our famous ‘punting’ on nearby canals and rivers.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Oxford

Oxford International Study Centre

The different classes with different teachers and the fact that the placement test put you in the right class (group).

16 August 2022
Course: Standard English - 3 weeks
Student age: 19 years

Rating: 3.5

3.5 | 4 reviews
Oxford School of English

All the teachers and the opportunity to socialize with the other students.

4 July 2022
Course: General English Morning 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 12 years

Rating: 5

5.0 | 4 reviews
Oxford International Language School

Dedicated teachers, small groups, I was very content.

20 June 2022
Course: General English Super Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 60 years

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 5 reviews
Centre of English Studies (CES)

Very nice to learn English in England. Super nice teachers.

29 March 2022
Course: Standard General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 66 years

Rating: 4

4.0 | 6 reviews
OHC English

They should have informed us about the change of the location of the school in advance.

14 September 2019
Course: OHC 20 General English Plus - 2 weeks
Student age: 16 years

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 10 reviews
SebastianOHC English
Oxford International Education

We were only a small group of students so the atmosphere was really good, and the teacher was very nice too.
Thanks for helping and attending. We always got answers when we needed some.

13 August 2019
Course: General English Morning 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 53 reviews
Oxford International Education

Location, hospitality, competence, lessons
Excellent, everything worked out perfectly. One week was not enough, but that was my personal disadvantage

27 February 2019
Course: General English Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 53 years

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 53 reviews
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

The atmosphere and the material studied

14 January 2019
Course: Standard Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 15 years

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 11 reviews
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

Teacher's home: nice countryside area; pleasant accommodation but no heating in the bedroom; far from any public transport.

3 December 2018
Course: Standard Programme - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 11 reviews

Incredibly competent teachers and amazing atmosphere. Other than learning the English language, we also focused on exploring the different cultures represented in the class.

19 August 2018
Course: Compact Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 18 reviews
Oxford International Education

Friendly and nice staff and very central location.

19 April 2018
Course: General English Morning 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 53 reviews

Very good teaching level.
It´s a pity that a student does not get any lessons the first day of arrival, just a test. It would be great to have the possibility to join a group even knowing one´s level only approximately, to avoid wasting time.

24 August 2017
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 43 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 18 reviews

Teachers were very nice and location is great.

17 August 2017
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 18 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 18 reviews
Study & Live in your Teacher's Home

I did not go to school. Education in the teacher's home
Very nice family. Affable and friendly teacher. I learned a lot about life in the UK

19 October 2016
Course: Standard Programme Intensive - 1 week
Student age: 53 years

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 11 reviews

Teh welcoming and the teaching methodology
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.

26 July 2016
Course: Compact Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 53 years

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 18 reviews
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Interesting information about Oxford

Why Oxford? Oxford is an old university city and the university buildings span seven ...
centuries. The city is a living museum with its beautiful buildings and a distinguished past. Harry Potter fans may recongnise a large amount of Oxford as many scenes from the movie take place in this university city. Many famous British authors have links to the city and Oxford has the largest bookshop in the world, whose shelves span for three miles. As a city it is relatively small but it has many parks, restaurants and shops. It is very navigatable by foot, but a unique way to view the city is punting on the river. This historical city has been preserved throughout time for visitors to really capture England throughout the ages.
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What we like about Oxford
  • Everything is in walking distance.
  • Great location to travel.
  • Beautiful surrounding landscape.
  • Just 70min train ride to the city center of London.
What we dislike about Oxford
  • Very high costs for living.
  • Average nightlife scene.

Key Facts about Oxford

Population:   172,000
Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)
Region: England, Oxfordshire
Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.2319 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01-12-2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of England UK in your country. List of embassies and consulates of England UK on the official website - Government Digital Service.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 381 £
Average course price per week (Low season): 273 £
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:81* (19% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:68* (32% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:63* (37% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (England UK average): 3.60 £
    (14% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Oxford

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Events in OxfordBest time to take a language course in Oxford

Bonfire Night
Bonfire Night

07 November 2023Annual fireworks event at South Park with a bonfire, a fair, a stage, a catering village and a bar.

What to do in Oxford

Christ Church
Christ Church
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Arrival airports

Luton (LTN) - 62 km. from Oxford city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 240 minutes, 120 minutes.

Main stops: Luton Airport, High Wycombe, Stokenchurch, Oxford Sandhills, Oxford Headington, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford St. Clements, Oxford High Street

Taxi: 90 minutes drive to city center of Oxford

London Heathrow (LHR) - 63 km. from Oxford city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 90 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Central Bus Station, Oxford City Centre-Queens Lane

Taxi: 55 minutes drive to city center of Oxford

London Gatwick (LGW) - 100 km. from Oxford city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 130 minutes.

Main stops: Gatwick Airport, Reading + Reading, Oxford

Taxi: 120 minutes drive to city center of Oxford

London Stansted (STN) - 103 km. from Oxford city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 90 minutes.

Main stops: Stansted Airport London, London Golders Green, London Finchley Road and Rognal, London Finchley Road, London St. John´s Wood/for London Zoo, London Baker Street Station

Taxi: 110 minutes drive to city center of Oxford

Public transportation in Oxford

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Questions and answers about Oxford

  • Our partner schools can offer junior group courses during summer, usually from June or July. The minimum required age for the adult courses is 16-18 years. If students would like to start before summer they can consider booking private lessons in the teacher's home, which includes lessons, full board accommodation and they may add activities as well.
    Angela Ligartova , Consultant from Languagecourse.net - Mar 08, 2022

FAQ about schools in Oxford

  • Oxford School of English has received the best overall rating in Oxford.
  • CIE - College of International Education, located in Bocardo House, 24B St. Michael's Street has been voted as the school with the best location in Oxford.
  • Students rated the activity program at Oxford School of English as the best.
  • Oxford School of English was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Homestay' at CIE - College of International Education is the best rated accommodation in Oxford.

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