This course is intended for any partners of University staff or students, whose level is intermediate (CEFR B1) or above. It is also open to any departmental or college staff looking to improve their spoken English
The aims of this course are to:
Improve your general confidence, fluency and accuracy in English
Develop the language and skills needed in a range of everyday situations
Increase your vocabulary
Improve your pronunciation
Revise and extend essential areas of grammar
Give you guidance on using online resources to improve your English outside of class
Increase your fluency in English on a range of topics
Improve your English pronunciation and practice listening for gist and detail
Revise some basic grammatical areas, and work on your own accuracy, gaining an awareness of errors you commonly make
Increase your vocabulary on selected topics and everyday situations, and have a better understanding of how vocabulary functions in English
Learn more about life in Britain and Oxford
A certificate of attendance is available upon request if you have attended at least 80% of the course.
Timetable Information for Online Classes and Tutorials
Students are asked to enrol onto the course in the first instance. Once enrolment is closed, we will present you with a number of potential online class time-slots during the week, and you can let us know which times are most convenient.
We will then give detailed instructions on how to follow the course online, and confirm the weekly class time-slot that you have been allocated to. In this way, we hope that the ‘live’ classes via videoconferencing software are all comprised of small groups of roughly the same size.
Please be aware, there is no danger that you will be stuck paying for a course that you cannot attend. If it turns out that none of the time-slots are convenient for you, please let us know and we will be happy to refund the price of the course in full.
We have been working hard to adapt this classroom-based course for remote teaching and learning. Owing to the change of format at short notice, we will provide this course at a special, lower price for Trinity term. The above link reflects these new prices.