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EC, Oxford

Certificate of English - Intensive [Oxford, England]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • High quality English language training with plentiful modern facilities
  • Lively lessons with emphasis on student participation and fast progress
  • Study amongst Oxford’s historic university buildings in a modern learning environment
  • Information
    • About the School
    • Founded in 1991, EC (formerly named European Centre of English Language Studies) is a group of private English language schools committed to providing the highest quality English language training experience. Originally known as one of the oldest private English language schools in Malta, EC has since grown rapidly over the past years and has established a high reputation for excellence in language training. Today, EC has schools located in fascinating English speaking destinations all around the world, in order to offer independent students exposure to different cross-cultural ideas in vibrant living environments that will deepen their English communication skills and cultural understanding.
      Students enjoy small class sizes that ensure sufficient individual attention and the help that students need in order to achieve their goals. The school utilizes a structured curriculum, level tests, student tutorials and frequent homework tasks to support learning. Each of the EC schools is equipped with modern facilities such as wireless internet connections, a multimedia room where students can send emails, a library for study and a cafeteria where students can relax and meet other students. Each EC school has a warm and pleasant atmosphere with dedicated staff offering a wealth of experience.
      All EC centres in the UK are accredited by the British Council and are members of English UK, the national association of accredited English language centres.
    • DATA
    • Type : Private
      Establishment : 1991
      Membership/Accreditation : British Council, English UK
      Enrollment : 250
      Average Class Size : Average11
      Student Adviser : Yes
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Internet Access : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Activities : Frequent
      Location : Urban
      Transportation : Train, bus, taxi
    • A Message from School
    • EC welcomes English language learners from all over the world at our schools in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Malta, Cape Town and Boston. As we are located in the heart of vibrant English speaking cities, we ensure that our students have the time of their lives. Over 20 years of experience has given us the ability to develop a range of English courses that place emphasis upon providing a real path to your personal goals.
      Our aim is to help you succeed at acquiring the English language skills you desire. We also guarantee a high quality learning experience from our teachers who are committed to their students’ progress. We are devoted to client service and excellence. Our dedicated staff members make sure that our students receive excellent personal attention and professional service throughout their stay.
      We love what we do and get great satisfaction in going the extra mile for our students. We believe that our English schools promote a culturally diverse environment that is friendly and educational. We also believe in keeping promises; that’s why we give you our word that we will deliver what we promise, in the classroom and out. At EC we do our utmost to meet and surpass your expectations.
      Above all, we believe in you.
      Adrian GATT
      EC Regional Sales Manager
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • EC Head Office
      Paolo Court, Giuseppe Cali Street
      Ta' Xbiex, England  XBX 1423  UNITED KINGDOM
      TEL: (+356) 23 790000
      FAX: (+356) 23 790674
      E-mail: RinaOya@ecenglish.com
      Website: http://www.ecenglish.com
  • More Details
    • Student Countries of Origin
    • The school has hosted thousands of students from around the world. The majority of students have come to the school from Europe, including Italy (10%), Sweden (10%), Spain (10%), France (5%) and Germany (5%). Students are also from Asia; Korea (10%), Japan (10%) and Taiwan. Others include students from countries in Latin America (10%) and Middle East (10%).
    • Faculty Qualifications
    • The instructors are trained, fully-certified professionals. Many instructors have lived and traveled abroad and have extensive experience teaching English to students from around the world. The personal and academic qualities of the instructors make each uniquely qualified to offer meaningful language-learning opportunities and to care deeply about their students.
    • Housing
    • The school provides students with the opportunity to live in off-campus residences or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer an independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the school environment. The school also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience local culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The school is situated in the heart of Oxford, which lies approximately 55 miles (90km) northwest of London and is surrounded by a number of friendly communities and historical villages.
      The school is centrally-located on the most prestigious street in the city surrounded by historic university buildings and providing a modern learning environment.
      Best known as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English speaking world, Oxford is one of the world’s most popular student towns, and home to various cultural events, a lively social scene and historical architecture. It is a bustling city with a reputation for academic brilliance and scientific discovery. Young people from all over the world enjoy the academic life, around which this town has revolved for centuries.
      With a large student population, Oxford is well-known for an abundance of bars, cafes, restaurants, clubs and shops. Being one of the most diverse small cities in England, students will have many opportunities to meet students from around the world. With a population of over 130,000, the city is also a bustling cosmopolitan center. Along with its famous university, Oxford is also home to a growing hi-tech community. The city is slightly larger, busier, and more industrial than Cambridge. Oxford is associated with the motor industry, whereas the area surrounding Cambridge is known as Silicon Fen and has more high technology manufacturing. The University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, collectively known as Oxbridge, are the two oldest and most famous universities in Britain. Both were founded more than 750 years ago and between them have produced a large number of Britain’s most prominent scientists, writers, and politicians.
  • Courses
    • Intensive English Course

    • About This Course
    • The Intensive English Course is offered year-round. Students enrolled in the program receive 30 in-class lessons (22.5 hours) per week. The program is the most comprehensive and popular course at school and enables each student’s all round skills to develop in the morning, with a particular focus on areas to improve or special interests in the afternoon.

      This program assists students at any ability level in developing English language skills, general communication skills, and building confidence when speaking. Instruction focuses on grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each week, academic objectives are planned in advance and discussed with the students.

      The program is offered with 6 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. When students arrive at the school, they are given a comprehensive placement test to evaluate their grammar, listening, speaking and writing skills and guarantee their proper placement into an ability level. Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to independently explore the local areas of interest and experience the city’s vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods to gain real, practical insight into the culture of the city. Many students participate in school-organized events, as well, and enjoy the local entertainment and leisure activities.

      Classroom sizes range from 10 to 12 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: Average 11students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 6 levels
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 years old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 1 - 23 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 50 (US$ 65)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      1-11 WEEKS UK£ 375-385 per week
      12-23 WEEKS UK£ 310-320 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      UK£ 30
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-23 WEEKS UK£ 135-315 per week UK£ 285-370 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application Fee is Non-Refundable.
      Homestay Fees Include Meals.
    • Academic Semester/Year - Intensive

    • About This Course
    • The Academic Year Program is offered year-round with starting dates every Monday. Students enrolled in the program study for a minimum of 24 weeks and may study at multiple centers for at least 12 weeks per center. Each student receives 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week. The Academic Year Program is most suitable for students who are interested in studying abroad long-term or are considering study in a university degree program. The course allows students to focus on improving all-around English fluency and open unlimited opportunities for their future.

      During the Academic Year Program students will be able to substantially develop their English language and General Communication skills, and build confidence when speaking. Instruction focuses on all skills including grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening. The highest level of monitoring, supervision, feedback and assessment is provided through weekly tutorials, homework and regular level tests. As an additional service specifically for Academic Year Program students, the school has a special Academic Year Coordinator who students will meet regularly for assistance.

      The program is offered to all students with English levels from Beginner to Advanced. When students arrive at the school, they are given a comprehensive placement test to evaluate their overall English skills and guarantee placement into an appropriate ability level. Each student receives a Personal Language Portfolio which includes a report of progress, records of progress tests, descriptions of personal learning methods and examples of work. Upon reaching the Intermediate level, students have the additional option to choose between two separate learning tracks; English for Work & Life and English for University. Students also may take a recognized exam such as TOEFL or IELTS as part of their course.
      Outside of the classroom, students are strongly encouraged to explore personal areas of interest and experience the country they live in to gain real, practical insight into the culture as well as the language. Many students participate in school-organized events, as well, and enjoy the local entertainment and leisure activities.
      Classroom sizes range from 10 to 14 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective long-term English language learning.
    • Course Data
    • CLASS SIZE: Average 11 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 24-52 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 24 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/04/12
      • 2021/04/19
      • 2021/04/26
      • 2021/05/03
      • 2021/05/10
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
    • Fees
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 50 (US$ 65)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      24+ WEEKS UK£ 225-230 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      UK£ 30
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      24+ WEEKS UK£ 135-315 per week UK£ 280-370 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are approximate and may change without prior notice.
      Application Fee is Non-Refundable.
      Homestay Fees Include Meals.
  • Location
    • United Kingdom Oxford
    • Location
      EC, Oxford
      Boswell House 1-5 Broad Street Oxford, England  OX1 3AJ  UNITED KINGDOM
    • Getting To Your School
    • From London Heathrow International Airport:
      The school arranges airport pick-up service that costs GBP 120 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 90 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport.

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