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English in Oxford

Why learn English in Oxford? – With its rising spires and neoclassical architecture, Oxford is a thriving city with a growing economy. It topped the PwC Good Growth for Cities Index again in 2018 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 – the city is also one of the fastest growing in the UK. It’s got a large international population, with approximately 20% of its 162,000 residents coming from other parts of the world.


Learning English in Oxford not only places students at the centre of academic excellence, it also places them at the heart of the language itself. The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the most authoritative records of the English language, with over 600,000 words in their books and 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. 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’s also annual literary, music, fashion and beer festivals as well as a host of museums, galleries and attractions. Oxford was Visit Britain’s eighth most popular city in 2017, after 536,000 international visitors spent more than one night in the city.

Unsurprisingly, education and publishing are cornerstones of the city’s economy, offering plenty of job opportunities for those taking English classes in Oxford. However, 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.

An estimated 600,000 people travel to the UK every year to learn English, according to a 2016 report by Marketing English Ireland. Taking English classes in Oxford will allow you to study under experienced teachers while enjoying the city’s multicultural mix of culture, history and community. And speaking English is becoming an essential requirement of today’s business and political world. According to the British Council, one in every four people worldwide speak English to a useful level. This makes it increasingly the lingua franca for trade and politics, especially between countries that do not share a common tongue. Why not take our free online English level test to find out how good your English is?

From an employment perspective, speaking English gives access to higher-paid jobs and improved opportunities in communications, science, technology and business. Send us a quick enquiry to find out about the personalised courses that will help you climb that ladder.

Interesting Language Facts

Bilingualism helps delay the mental aging process!

Bilingual children do better in school than monolinguals.

Over half of the world’s population is bilingual.
WHY people learn ENGLISH?
Work in home country and abroad
Personal reasons
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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Some of our Language Teachers in Oxford

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Kjersti is a Norwegian teacher with a great teaching and academic background. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences, as well as a Master's in Sociology and Social Research. In addition to freelance work, she teaches social science subjects at the university level.

Language Taught: Italian, Spanish, English, French

Armed with a Master's degree in Euro-Mediterranean languages, Roberta is a qualified teacher of Italian and Spanish, and an expert in language. Her teaching career has involved exam preparation, working at primary schools, and teaching to adult professionals. She currently tutors students in Spanish and French at a state school in Oxford.

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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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Client testimonials

See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.

”I am so happy with my English teacher Jennifer. She is so calm, patient and she is understanding with me all the time. If there are gaps in my understanding, she always helps me to fill them in. So overall, I would recommend her 100%.”

Lilyana Vaseva English course in Walsall

”All is fine, thank you. The lessons are still good and they help me to improve my English.”

Fatema Adamjee English course in Liverpool, wife of one of their employees, Nutricia

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