Are the course fees subsidised?
In 2018-19 the Language Centre will receive a grant of just under 40% of its running costs from the University, which is the overall subsidy of the service. The Language Centre needs to raise the rest of its running costs from course fees (plus some premises rental income in the summer vacation). The course fees are set at four price points, in ascending price order, from the lowest prices for students, through staff, to related persons, and finally members of the general public. For term-time Academic English courses students’ college or department also make a significant contribution to the cost of the course so that we can limit the fees we charge to learners (see above).
Why have the course fees changed?
The prices are set at a level designed to meet the remainder of the running costs the Language Centre requires, after the grant received from the University of just under 40% of our running costs. Some of our previous course fees were at a very low level which was no longer sustainable in terms of meeting the costs of running the service. We have benchmarked our new fees against other providers in Oxford and other university language centres and believe they are not out of line.
Who is covered by the Related Persons fee category?
Related persons refers to alumni, retired staff and partners of Oxford university staff.
What is the fee for Visiting and Recognised Students?
The fee is student fee. We charge the same student fee for Matriculated, Visiting and Recognised students of Oxford University and its colleges.
How do I enrol on a programme organised specifically for my department/college?
Please contact your departmental or college course administrator.
Who will my tutor be?
Our tutors are specialists in Academic English.
What times are the classes?
Classes run from 09.00 to 19.00 Monday to Friday.
Where is the Language Centre?
We are at 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HT. Please see https://www.lang.ox.ac.uk/contact-or-visit-us for more information.
Can I eat and drink at the Language Centre?
We provide water fountains and cups, but please bring your own water bottle to be environmentally friendly. There is no other drinks or food available to purchase. You are welcome to consume your own food and drink in the seating in the open area on the ground floor, but we ask that only water in sealed containers is taken into the classrooms.
Do you have wifi?
Yes, we are in an Eduroam zone.