Combine English language classes with academic study to maximise your options for higher education
Our Compact Course combines English Language classes with academic study
|English for Academic Purposes
|Academic subjects (suitable for beginners)
|10 lessons per week
|Choice of 3 academic subjects (3 hours a week per subject)
English plus Academic Subjects is a stimulating alternative to the traditional English language course, and is ideal if you are on a gap year or would like to prepare for further study at university. This course is for you, if you would like to:
- Prepare for university study in an English-speaking country: Develop your academic study skills for higher education or improve your English language skills in a supportive environment
- Enhance academic knowledge: Deepen your understanding of an academic subject you’ve studied before or learn something new
- Build academic literacies for further study: Improve your essay writing, debating, critical thinking, researching & presenting skills
- Prepare for a Cambridge (CAE/CPE) or IELTS exam: Develop your language skills to take an externally validated language exam.
The key benefits include:
- Intellectually-engaging offering: Choose from a range of undergraduate level academic subjects
- Small class sizes: Interactive academic study groups of 6-15 students and language tutorial groups of 1-2 students.
- Quality academic and language teaching: Benefit from our 65+ years experience
- Improve your language confidence, fluency, & accuracy: Learn through engaging topical themes through the medium of English
- Supportive study environment: Dedicated academic support from a Personal Tutor
- Excellent results from college inspections: ‘Teaching is excellent and results in high levels of student engagement and motivation to learn.’ – ISI PFE March 2019
- Academic and cultural Study Visits: Go beyond the classroom with our inspiring and engaging Study Visits in Oxford
- Excellent Careers and Higher Education guidance: Specialist support from our CDI (Careers Development Institute) accredited Careers & Higher Education Advisers who help you apply to universities around the world
- St Clare’s Seminar Series: Experience university-style lectures on intellectually engaging topics
- International Community: Build your international networks or make friends for life while you live and study
- Gain more from your study experience: Engage in team sports, socialise with classmates or travel to popular places in and around the UK with our wide range of activities and excursions.
- Specialist membership: A member of Quality English and English UK
- Accredited by the British Council (BC) and the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) for the teaching of English.
English plus Academic Subjects – 6 week compact course
You will benefit from being able to study alongside international students as well as native English speakers. We offer a wide range of academic subject options:
|Communications and Film
|Oxford and Fantasy Fiction
|Politics and Philosophy
|The Philosophy of Freedom
|National Identity, Diversity and Tolerance
|Art History and Visual Arts
|Oxford Art and the Museum
|Oxford Art and Architecture
|Chinese, French, Spanish and Italian
|Topics updated every semester
When submitting your application please select 5 courses, numbered in order of preference. We make every effort to give you your first 3 academic subject choices.
We also offer a 14 week semester course starting in September 2022. If you would like further details please click on tab below.
If you are interested in enrolling for the full academic year, and have IELTS 5.5 (upper intermediate), you may take English plus Academic Subjects in the summer semester and progress to the Undergraduate Programme in the autumn semester.
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