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Oxford, UK

English Summer Camp - Oxford

About the provider: "Grand" - Begun 1979, best of British and American summer programs for international students wanting to learn English

age icon 13-16 years old

time icon 4 weeks

book icon Weekly hours: 25

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Dive into a vibrant Intensive English program this summer, crafted for teenager learners to master contemporary English in a dynamic setting!

  • Engage in Language Study sessions to build foundational skills for effective communication.
  • Experience real-life scenarios with Language in Use, boosting your fluency and confidence.
  • Explore history and culture in Excursion Link Lessons, intertwined with educational excursions.
  • Enhance your academic abilities with specialized classes focusing on exam techniques and essential academic skills, leading to an Assessment.
  • Choose from diverse electives like creative writing, business, and IELTS preparation, and engage in collaborative projects that culminate in a presentation evening.

This summer, join us for an enriching journey to elevate your English language skills in an exciting and interactive environment!


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Location

St. Hilda's College, Oxford, set on the River Cherwell banks, near city center.

  • Gardens and greenery create a peaceful backdrop for intensive English studies.

  • Unique among Oxford Colleges for its river location; utilizes on-site punts in student programs.

  • Jacqueline du Pré Music Hall for student presentations and graduations, featuring a stage, lighting, and excellent acoustics.

What's Included

Our fees are all-inclusive, so the only additional costs to you should be flights, visas (where required) and spending money!

  • Tuition

  • Learning materials

  • Accommodation in single en-suite rooms with shared kitchen facilities for hot water and fridges.

  • Meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Packed lunches provided on excursion days

  • Airport transfers 

  • Insurance

  • 25 hours of instruction per week.

  • Limited class size of 12 students for focused learning.

  • Inclusion of an Assessment.

  • Personalized report card and completion certificate provided.

  • Focus on English language proficiency in tuition content.

  • Electives in subjects like photography, creative writing, IELTS Preparation (subject availability varies by location).

  • Academic Skills Sessions to enhance exam techniques and improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

  • Two full-day excursions each week.

  • Travelcard included for London programmes.

Activities

  • Engaging social programs that immerse students in British culture and heritage.
  • Activities include:
    • Traditional village fête
    • Sports in Hyde Park
    • Capture the Flag
    • Movie Night

Accommodations

  • Key for integration and friendship, rooms allocated by gender, age, and mixed nationalities.

  • Focus on nourishing, varied meals catering to different nationalities, with vegetarian options and special diets accommodated if notified in advance.

  • Wi-Fi and technology available campus-wide; mobile phones and laptops encouraged for family contact.

  • Students' responsibility to secure their belongings; the boarding school is not liable for loss or damage.

  • At least two first aid trained staff at each center; basic medications available with parental permission.

  • Extra costs for doctor visits; non-UK residents not covered by NHS but included in program travel insurance (excess of £50).

  • Students must disclose regular medication or medical conditions on application.

  • Key Deposit: £50 required at St Hilda's College, collected in cash upon arrival and refunded at departure.

Excursions

Excursions designed to extend learning beyond the classroom.

  • Spectacular sights of Central London
  • London Eye,
  • Private university tours of Cambridge or Oxford Universities.
  • Promotes communication skills by testing English language proficiency with peers and the public.

Transportation

  • There is no fixed arrival time, however we do reccommend arriving in time for lunch or dinner, so between 12-5pm.

Arrival Assistance:

  • Complimentary Transfer: Available at London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW) between 10am and 8pm. Submit flight details at least 1 week before.

  • Wait Time is up to 60 minutes for airports other than London Heathrow; up to 90 minutes for Heathrow arrivals.

  • Look for a Counsellor in a dark red polo shirt, holding a sign with your name.

  • Students grouped by arrival times for efficient transfers to the venue.

  • Full supervision in a comfortable setting to meet peers at Heathrow.

  • Light snacks and refreshments provided for Heathrow waits over 20 minutes.

Departure Assistance:

  • Staff accompany students to the airport and assist with check-in.

  • Planned in advance for timely arrival at the airport, minimizing extended waiting.

  • Coordinated to navigate check-in and security efficiently.

  • Continuous tracking of check-in, security wait times, and flight schedules to ensure timely airport arrival.

Private Transfers: If you arrive or depart outside of the complimentary transfer time, or to an airport not available at your venue, then a private transfer fee will apply.

Lesson Plan

  • Build accuracy and fluency in communicating in English in a variety of different academic and professional settings
  • Accelerated development in your confidence and knowledge of the English language
  • Build professional and academic skills through a wide range of selected electives including literature, business studies, drama, and more

Overview of syllabus:

Over the course of the summer, students will put their language skills into practice through varied learning styles, including:

  • Language Study: The syllabus focuses on contemporary English through topics specifically designed for junior learners. Language study supplies the building blocks students need to communicate successfully with native and non-native speakers.
  • Language in Use: Students are put in real-life situations to develop fluency and communication skills, building students' confidence and knowledge of English.
  • Excursion Link Lessons: Before full-day excursions, students learn about the destinations they are about to visit, including the history and culture of the area.
  • Academic Skills: The academic skills classes give students an introduction to exam techniques to help students improve the skills of academic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. These classes culminate with students taking the Assessment.
  • Electives: Students sign up to a choice of vocational subjects to enhance their English usage through different topics such as creative writing, business and IELTS preparation.
  • Projects: Students are encouraged to work collaboratively on projects. Each weekly project ends with a presentation evening, during which all groups display and discuss their work.

Note: Exact subjects vary slightly between Oxford and London.

Extras

  • Pocket Money Advice: We suggest students bring no more than £150 per week in spending money (can be stored in our safe). Consider providing a credit or ATM card.

  • Private Transfer Fee: If you arrive or depart outside of the complimentary transfer time, or to an airport not available at your venue, then a private transfer fee will apply.

Requirements

  • Travelers under 18 may need to show consent for solo travel at border control. Please print and sign the provided parental letter of consent for your child’s journey.

**Who is this course for? **

  • Motivated students with a specific English language goal

  • Students who have been away from home before and feel confident in a bustling city location

  • Students looking for a more broad and detailed learning experience that takes them beyond the classroom.

No minimum language level required for enrollment.


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Session Dates

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July - Boarding

Start 7/2/2024
End 7/16/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,540

July - Boarding

Start 7/2/2024
End 7/30/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £7,080

July - Boarding

Start 7/2/2024
End 8/13/2024
Duration 6 Weeks
Price £10,620

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Start 7/2/2024
End 7/23/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £5,310

July - Boarding

Start 7/2/2024
End 8/6/2024
Duration 5 Weeks
Price £8,850

July - Boarding

Start 7/9/2024
End 8/6/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £7,080

July - Boarding

Start 7/9/2024
End 7/30/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £5,310

July - Boarding

Start 7/9/2024
End 8/13/2024
Duration 5 Weeks
Price £8,850

July - Boarding

Start 7/9/2024
End 7/23/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,540

July - Boarding

Start 7/16/2024
End 8/13/2024
Duration 4 Weeks
Price £7,080

July - Boarding

Start 7/16/2024
End 7/30/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,540

July - Boarding

Start 7/16/2024
End 8/6/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £5,310

July - Boarding

Start 7/23/2024
End 8/6/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,540

July - Boarding

Start 7/23/2024
End 8/13/2024
Duration 3 Weeks
Price £5,310

July - Boarding

Start 7/30/2024
End 8/13/2024
Duration 2 Weeks
Price £3,540

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