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English in Oxford

With its rising spires and neoclassical architecture, Oxford is a historical and lively city with a thriving economy; it topped the PwC Good Growth for Cities Index in 2018 (and not for the first time) because of its mix of employment opportunities, healthcare, affordable housing and low commuting times. Famed for its university – which is the oldest in the English-speaking world – Oxford is also one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK, with a population of more than 150,000 people. According to the 2011 census, 90% of them speak English at an advanced level. This means that learning English is Oxford is a smart move if you are looking for a new job, would like to study at university or would simply like to feel like a local in your new home. Contact us today and we will design a personalised programme for you!

In these uncertain times, it can be hard or scary to continue traditional face-to-face language lessons. But don’t worry: at Language Trainers, we offer online classes to suit your needs and schedule! Reach out to us to know more about English classes.

Why Study English in Oxford

Learn English for Culture: Learning English in Oxford not only places students at the centre of academic excellence, but also at the heart of the language itself. The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most authoritative records of the English language, listing over 600,000 words-forms in the latest editions and with more added each year. The city has a fun side as well. Harry Potter fans can don their Hogwarts’ uniforms and wander the filming locations for the magical school’s library and Great Hall. If you are a fan, take a Harry Potter tour and feel as if you were in Hogwarts! Most of these tours are delivered only in English, so consider taking some classes with us at Language Trainers to make the experience even more magical. Quidditch matches may be hard to come by, but the annual Henley boat race in late March and early April is a worthy substitute. There are also annual literary, music, fashion and beer festivals, as well as a host of museums, galleries and attractions.

Learn English for Work: Unsurprisingly, education and publishing are cornerstones of the city’s economy, offering plenty of job opportunities for those taking English classes in Oxford. Oxfordshire is also one of Europe’s leading centres for innovation and science. This is in part due to the Oxford Science Park, which, as of 2019, is home to 70 influential science and technology businesses–including TripAdvisor, Oxford Nanopore and IBM. All of these companies require their prospective employees to have an advanced command of the English language. As you can see, speaking English is an essential requirement for securing a good job in and around Oxford.

Learn English for Studies: Those who would like to pursue higher education can do so at Oxford University, famous for its exceptional teaching, research and learning opportunities. International students wanting to apply to Oxford must achieve a specified minimum level on an internationally accredited language exam to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency, such as IELTS, TOELF or CPE, to attend classes. These exams are quite challenging and competition for places at Oxford is very high, so make sure you get ready well in advance. Contact us today and we will tailor our Exam Preparation Course to your specific requirements and needs!


Where to Learn English in and around Oxford

Taking English classes in Oxford will allow you to study under experienced teachers while enjoying the city’s historical and cultural events. Don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information about our personalised courses. Our instructors are native-English speakers who live in Oxford, so they will smoothly guide you towards fluency and help you feel like a local in no time. Get in touch with us and we will send a teacher to your home, office or a public place, if you prefer, like the Oxford Public Library on Pontiac Street, Art Café at 14 New Road or The Grand Café at 84 High Street.

And if you are not based in Oxford but live in the surrounding areas, don’t worry: you should still reach out to us. We have excellent teachers waiting to get started in Abingdon, Didcot, Faringdon, Aylesbury, Bicester and Carterton.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go! And if you are not an absolute beginner, you can take our free English Level Test so we can assess your current ability and then design a tailor-made course that suits your preferences and skills!

Stay ahead of the game and develop a valuable skill with our language lessons!

You’ll get personalised support from your native instructor and professional materials developed by our expert Academic Department.

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Interesting Language Facts

Bilinguals have better literacy skills.

Bilinguals have more grey matter, the part of the brain responsible for muscle control and sensory perception, than their monolingual counterparts.

Bilingual adults receive advantages over their monolingual counterparts, such as higher average salaries and more career opportunities.
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Work in home country and abroad
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Travel to English-speaking nations

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1-on-1 General English Course in Oxford

Our general one-on-one courses in Oxford will help students improve their English level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our English classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

1-on-1 Business English Course in Oxford

Our English courses in Oxford are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone English and email skills, as well as a level of survival English, granting them the ability to work in a country where English is the native tongue.

2-to-1 and Small Group
English Courses in Oxford (closed group)

Our English courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One English Course or In-Company Small Group English Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster English Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.

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How to Book

Take our English Language Level Test.

Let us know why you need to learn English and include the time and location that best suit you.

Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.

Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.

Receive confirmation from our team with your English tutor’s details.

Begin your English training and receive your English course book.

Throughout your English course, the Language Trainers Academic Team will be on hand to help you with any queries.
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After the first lesson or two, our team will contact you to ensure you are happy with your trainer. If necessary, we will change the focus of the course to better suit your needs.
After finishing your course, we will send you a course attendance and completion certificate..
Our team will provide you with follow-up learning opportunities, including: self study material, language courses in English-speaking countries, and more advanced courses with Language Trainers.
*Deposit payable by check, credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal. Your quote will include the number of classes and cost. A typical course lasts 30 hours per level, with classes of 2 hours each.

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