Academic English

Our Academic English courses help international students, staff and academic visitors improve their academic written and spoken communication – building skills and increasing confidence. They are taught by specialists in Academic English and designed to meet the needs of students and staff at the University of Oxford. We also have courses for partners of University staff or students who are not members of the University in their own right.

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The Language Centre offers tailored courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford colleges, divisions and departments. Please get in touch to discuss a bespoke Language Centre course:


Pathway OU Students including Visiting and Recognised OU Staff Alumni, partners of staff and students, retired staff General Public
Term-time course £70 £80 £160 N/A
Week 9 Intensive £100 £150 £175 £200
English for Academic Visitors and Researchers £400 £400 £400 £400
Pre-Sessional English Course (6 weeks intensive) £3250 £3250 £3250 £3250
IELTS Intensive 4 week summer course £1850 £1850 £1850 £1850


The Language Exchange Network is a fun, free facility for students and staff at Oxford to share their native language skills in exchange for support with the language they wish to learn or improve.

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The site is used and updated regularly, so be sure to check what’s new and add your own details.

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