Kings Oxford | English Language and Summer School Programmes

Kings Oxford is a modern independent college for ambitious students looking for a mature yet supportive learning environment and community in which they can express their own identity, explore their interests and achieve their ambitions. The college supports students to become responsible and independent learners, based on a mutual respect between staff and students.

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“This is a good school” Ofsted 2019.

The college has three campuses. The St Michaels campus, located in the city centre, provides a wide range of English Language and Summer School Programmes for international students. The college has also been the IELTS Testing Centre for the oxford region since 1996. Further details are provided in the separate profile below.

St Josephs, located to the South East of the city, provides academic programmes including GCSEs and A-Levels and is also the administrative hub for the college. Further details are provided in the separate profile here.

The specialist Art Department is located in King Edward Street in the city centre. This campus is the home of Kings Art and Design Foundation programme, which prepares students for entrance to specialist degrees in the creative arts. Further details are provided in the separate profile here.

Kings Oxford takes a personalised approach and offers individual visits and consultations throughout the year. Contact Kings to arrange an individual consultation and find out how we could help you to Reach Higher.

Kings English

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Kings Oxford aim to create an atmosphere in which learning feels like being a member of a large international family which offers the perfect balance between professionalism, support and fun. The school is always focused on quality teaching and practical, tangible outcomes. Meanwhile their wider support teams are here to ensure everything else is taken care of, so students are free to get on with having the time of their lives.

For over 60 years Kings have been one of the world’s most successful providers of the highest quality English courses. Kings focus is always on language learning for a specific purpose and ‘outcome-driven English’. The college offers a range of short and long-term study which can be tailored to meet students’ specific aims, ambitions and interests.

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Fluency and Experience

Kings offer a range of courses to develop students’ fluency and confidence and English and provide a valuable experience of the UK. Oxford is the perfect location, with its rich academic history, numerous activities and places of interest and as a hub from which to explore other areas of the UK. Students can choose from a wide Special Interest Groups to focus on specific areas of language learning or interest. They can develop their fluency 24/7 with opportunities in class, online and in the real world. There is always plenty of to do, with a wide range of extracurricular clubs, societies, learning and social events and activities to engage in.

Professional Success

The college provides a range of ‘English Plus’ courses which offer a unique way to combine English language learning with a range of professional or practical areas. These are particularly relevant for learners who are looking to develop their language skills to further their careers and can include international business communications, legal English, presentation skills and specialist examination preparation.

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Exam Success

Kings provide a range of courses designed specifically to prepare students for formal, internationally recognised qualifications. These include Cambridge First (FCE) and Advanced (CAE) and IELTS examinations. Kings Oxford is the IELTS testing centre for the Oxfordshire region.

University Success

Kings Oxford is the ideal college to prepare for entrance to leading and specialist universities. The St Michaels campus provides a range of programmes to develop English language and skills in preparation for further study in academic fields or the arts. Students wishing to apply directly to university are supported throughout the degree and university selection and application process. In addition, academic preparation courses are provided at Kings St Josephs campus and specialist Art and Design courses are offered at Kings Art Department in the city centre.

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Measurable Progress, Guaranteed

Kings assess students’ language skills at the start of their programme and agree an appropriate and personalised study plan and a challenging but attainable target outcome. Students receive regular progress assessments and tutorials to monitor progress and ensure they are on track to achieve their individual target outcome.

The school provides a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities which bring their classroom studies to life and provide opportunities to practice their language skills, gain confidence and fluency, explore new and wider interests, and support personal development. The Monthly Activities Calendar ensures that there are a wide range of activities and events students can enjoy 7 days a week and these are varied to suit every interest. Weekend excursions offer the chance to explore places of interest across the country.

All Kings English students also have full access to the facilities, support services, extra-curricular, enrichment and social activities provided at Kings St Josephs campus.

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Boarding students

Kings provide a range of options for students who wish to board. Student residences offer modern, well-equipped single en-suite rooms, with comfortable communal areas. Residences are fully supervised. Other options include host families and student houses are available for more independent students.

Summer Programmes

In addition to Kings year-round language programmes, the school also provides additional study opportunities through the Summer period (June to August).

Intensive Academic courses provide opportunities for international students to gain experience of studying academic subjects in the UK, in addition to language tuition and a full programme of enrichment activities and excursions.

The Summer Medical Programme is for students who are considering the study of medicine or allied professions in the future. This two-week course provides an insight in to medical-related studies, the opportunities available and application process for UK medical schools.

Super Intensive IELTS is a highly intensive course concentrating 100% on IELTS for maximum exam preparation in as short a time as possible. This is ideal for students needing IELTS for university entrance in September.

Vacation courses for students aged 14-17, include 15 hours of English lessons per week plus a full programme of sports, activities and excursions. Kings Summer also provide Summer Programme across the UK and US, further details can be found here:

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All enquiries to:

Kings Oxford
St Josephs, Temple Road, Oxford, OX4 2UJ
01865 711829



Business Name: Kings Oxford (English Language)

Address: 1 St Michael’s Street, Oxford, OX1 2EB


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