Depending on their academic goals and needs students can choose to take either the 5-week or 8-week programme. Both programmes take place from Monday to Friday and are taught through a combination of small classes, one-to-one sessions, lectures and seminars, projects and guided independent study.
This course is designed to help students progress one IELTS band from 4.0 to 5.0 overall, or 4.5 to 5.5 depending on their entry skills.
This course is designed to help students progress half an IELTS band from 4.5 to 5.0 overall, or 5.0 to 5.5 depending on their entry skills.
The English Lessons are focused on helping students improve their proficiency and confidence in English, to help them reach to the IELTS level they need.
Students have 12-15 hours per week of group lessons on a combination of general and academic English, including induction and assessment sessions.
In addition to the live lessons, students will have access to online resources and will receive a physical copy of the coursebook.
Sessions focus on:
• The four basic skills
• TED talks
• Presentation skills
• Vocabulary and grammar revision
• Critical thinking
• Academic skills
• Exam techniques and strategies
• Review sessions
• “Your choice” – student-centred approach to syllabus
Students will have 1.5 hours a day of guided learning during the course. During this time they will take on individual self-study projects, such as creating their own TED talks, allow students to develop independent and personal learning skills.
During their guided learning hours, students will work:
• Their online journey and setting SMART goals for themselves
• Their personal project (Weeks 1-3)
• Moodle and other online tasks
• Recording language learnt on Quizlet, Kahoot, Padlet, etc.
• Their bio and CV
• Keeping reading diaries and entries
In addition to the weeks above, students will work on:
• Their personal statements
• The Extended Project
• Their very own TED talk
To enable students to meet students from around the world, students will have shared between the two time zones most days.
Students will enjoy 1.5 hours of shared sessions on most days. For students in Time Zone 1, these sessions will occur in the afternoon, for students in Time Zone 2 these sessions will occur in the morning.
Students will also have 30-minute individuals sessions most weeks with the course lead tutor to set and monitor smart goals for the course.
For students progressing to d’Overbroeck’s or Oxford Sixth Form College, there will also be three individual sessions over the 8-week course or two over the 5-week course, to help students become familiar with their new school.
• Introduction to e-tuition
• Online learning and Moodle skills
• Group project sessions each week
• Individual tutorials with the course tutor(s)
• Individual tutorials with School Mentors
• Study skills sessions (e.g., note-taking, revision skills, study strategies)
• Lectures on UK Culture and Education
Is the course available in my time zone?
Time Zone 1
Classes start at 02.00 BST.
Suitable for students based in China (+7 hours), eastern Russia, and Southern Asia.
Time Zone Two
Classes start at 08.00 BST. Suitable for students based in Moscow (+2 hours), Turkey, and Europe.
Outside these times
If you cannot attend either of these scheduled classes, we can offer elements of real-time class tuition, with supporting 1:1 sessions and recorded delivery.
|Time Zone 1 (BST +8)||Session 1|
(Time Zone 1
09:00 – 12:30,
BST 02:00 – 05:30)
(Time Zone 1 12:30 – 14:00, BST 05:30 – 07:00)
(Time Zone 1 15:00 – 16:30, BST 08:00 – 09:30)
|Monday||Course Introduction & Initial Language Test||Guided Learning:|
My Online Learning Experience
|Tuesday||English Lesson: TED Talk & Reading Personal Branding||Guided Learning: |
My Own Personal Branding
|Introduction to Moodle & Online Self-study Skills|
|Wednesday||English Lesson: Listening & Speaking Viral Videos||Guided Learning:|
My Personal Project
Writing & Grammar Creating a Digital Presence
Online Research Project
|Individual Tutorial with lead tutor (30 minutes)|
Vocabulary & Presentation Skills Making Your Point
Moodle and Online Tasks
Dates and fees
|Course length||Dates||Contact hours||Total Price|
|5 weeks||27 July to 28 August 2020||27.5 hours per week,|
137.5 hours in total
|8 weeks||6 July to 28 August 2020||27.5 hours per week,|
220 hours in total
How do I reserve my place?
To secure your place, contact your local Oxford International representative or email firstname.lastname@example.org.