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At A Glance

  • Length of Course: 2 or 4 Weeks
  • Tuition: 19 Hours Per Week
  • Campus: St Hugh’s College
  • Age Range: 15 to 17 Years
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 Students
  • Key Skills Developed: English Language, Critical Thinking, Research & Presentation
  • Language Level Required: Beginner, Elementary or Pre-Intermediate (A1 & A2 Level of English)
  • Suitable for Further Study or Career: Any English Language Teaching Universities or Career

 

View our Foundation English course overview here.

Why Choose Foundation English?

The course is specifically for those students who wish to improve their vocabulary, grammar and speaking skills, in a university style environment. By opting for the Foundation English course, students with this language level will be able to attend Oxford College and take part in the full social and wellbeing programme offered at the college.

Students on our Foundation English course will receive 38 hours of English language tuition every two weeks. By having a more focused timetable, students will have a greater opportunity to develop their English language skills, and thrive in the immersive English speaking environment at the Oxford College.

Course Objectives

  • To develop and practice knowledge of vocabulary and grammar
  • To improve all-round confidence in using English communicatively
  • To develop and practice critical thinking skills
  • To prepare for tutorials and lectures at university
  • To develop and practice academic listening, reading and writing skills

Time to Shine

Students who select Foundation English will have two Time to Shine Challenges per week. Time to Shine Challenges are group work projects which require students to work together to solve an interesting and challenging task, such as engineering challenges, design challenges, and problem solving challenges. By working together in such group work projects, students develop their collaboration skills, communicative skills and critical thinking skills, as well as their English language skills.

What You’ll Take Away

The objective of Foundation English is for students to feel much more confident in their use of English vocabulary and grammar in writing and speaking. Each lesson in Foundation English focuses on a stimulating theme or topic, through which students will develop their reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills. The syllabus follows a communicative approach, meaning that everything which is learned is also practiced in speaking tasks, with the result that students will have many opportunities to practice their spoken English.