“The diversity of students nationalities and ages provided a close community feel – an experience I would more than recommend, and certainly never forget”

Facts

  • Programme Manager Alice Mitchell
  • Study Level Elementary (A1) to Advanced (C1)
  • Study Mode Part Time (10 hours a week), Semi Intensive (15 hours per week), Intensive (20 hours per week)
  • Course Length 2 - 44 weeks
  • Fees £250 - £320 / per week
  • Start Date Every Monday
  • Application Route -

Entry

No entry requirements.

Course start dates: Any Monday

Contents

Our English course is divided into four parts:

Business English:

Our Business English course allows students to acquire knowledge of the English language skills necessary to succeed in business through materials designed to present English language usage in a variety of contexts, including describing products and strategies, conducting meetings and negotiations and travel abroad. Classroom exercises, including examining case studies and taking part in business role-plays allow students the opportunity to develop their confidence in an international business English context

IELTS preparation

Students will receive a comprehensive introduction to the four parts of the Cambridge International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for University entrance, in which learners’ key skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking are explored using authentic IELTS materials. Students gain confidence in communicating in both oral and written contexts, including extended speaking on course topics and how to engage in discourse, as well as describing factual information and processes. The skills of reading for gist, skimming, scanning and gleaning meaning from context are practised, and listening skills are improved through exposure to authentic material.

Conversational Fluency

Developing confidence to interact with tutors and peers, and to participate fully in seminars and lectures, is the focus of this part of the course. Fluency is developed through 1-1 and group exercises with a strong emphasis on pronunciation. Audio-visual material and lectures from visiting speakers offer exposure to a variety of spoken English. Students are also offered tuition on improving their presentation skills, essential in academic and professional life.

Reading and Writing for Business Studies

This part of the Business English course is designed specifically to help students with their business studies assignments, utilising a variety of reading texts taken from authentic academic and business sources and offering students the business vocabulary necessary to produce successful assignments. Tuition is given on how to structure and produce business essays and reports for a variety of business studies topics.


Pathways

A part of our international English courses the English Language for Academic Study courses are designed to provide international students with the language and skills needed in order to be successful in a number of Oxford Business College courses as well as for further and higher education courses.

Our Business English courses here at Oxford aim to develop students’ level of general English language, while also providing skills such as the planning and writing of academic texts, understanding lectures and note taking and the preparation and presentation of seminars.

The length of time a student should allow for English language preparation depends on their ability and learning capacity.