University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education
English Language Teachers' Summer School 28 July - 03 August 2019
Price Range £1,200.00 per week - £1,700.00 per week
Price Includes See Below
Beginners Not for beginners
Course Length 1 weeks
Town / City & Region Oxford , South Central England
Tuition Style Group
Tuition Hours Per Week 18.0
Ages 21 - 99
Course Type Teachers
Welcome to the Oxford English Language Teachers' Summer School 2019 offering a first class professional development experience for English Language teachers of primary and teenage/young adult learners. This one-week programme is taught by highly-experienced international trainers and aims to give you an exhilarating and enriching study experience in one of Oxford's oldest colleges. It is designed for teachers whose students do not speak English as their first language.
The summer school provides you with the perfect opportunity to experience a professional development programme in the heart of Oxford with colleagues from all corners of the globe and has been specially designed to help you to:
- refresh and revitalise your teaching strategies and techniques
- update your classroom skills
- fine tune your language skills
You will live in student accommodation in the beautiful setting of Worcester College. After class you can relax in over 24 acres of tranquil gardens and wooded grounds, sit by the college’s own lake far from the bustle of the busy city streets beyond Worcester’s high walls or explore one of Britain’s most beautiful cities.
Each morning you participate in one workshop of your choice (two ninety minute sessions per day) .
The workshop options are :
Teaching young learners how to think (Primary School Teachers)
Monday - Thinking in the classroom
Tuesday - The teacher's role in teaching thinking
Wednesday - Creative and critical thinking
Thursday - Coursebook and materials analysis
Friday - Microteaching
Creating and writing classroom materials (Secondary/ Adult Teachers)
Monday - The role and purpose of ELT materials
Tuesday - How to write materials for reading lessons
Wednesday - How to write materials for grammar and vocabulary lessons
Thursday - How to write materials for listening lessons
Friday - How to write materials for speaking lessons
On three afternoons we invite you to enjoy an engaging lecture.
Monday - The Future of English (Prof. Simon Horobin)
Wednesday - Not all words are equal: looking at the difference between teaching vocabulary for reception and production (Julie Moore)
Friday - TBA
The workshops and lectures will be held at the University of Oxford's Said Business School.
We have handpicked an outstanding professional team of the top trainers and tutors in the field of ELT today.
John Hughes is a teacher trainer and ELT course book author. He has worked as author and co-author on over 40 titles including the course book series Business Result (Oxford) and Life (National Geographic Learning). He is also series editor of the ETpedia series of resource books for teachers (Pavilion ELT) and specialises in training courses on materials writing. For further information, his website is www.johnhugheselt.com.
Monday - Friday
09.15 - 10.45 Workshop
10.45 - 11.15 Tea break
11.15 - 12.45 Workshop
12.45 - 13.45 Lunch
14.15 - 15.30 Lecture
The programme provides 18 hours of tuition, comprising:
- 15 hours of workshop meetings
- 3 lectures
Meals and Refreshments
Breakfast is served in college and you have a choice of a light continental-style breakfast in Worcester College Café or a cooked breakfast in the college Dining Hall.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are served during the morning break.
A 3-course buffet lunch is served in the Said Business School Restaurant. You can choose from a number of hot main course options or help yourself to the salad bar.
A two course dinner is served in the Dining Hall at Worcester College. A hot main course and a dessert are served on Monday –Thursday.
Gala Farewell Dinner
On the final evening of your course, you’ll enjoy a closing drinks reception. You’ll also receive your end-of-course certificates before proceeding to the Dining Hall for a three-course Gala Farewell Dinner and complimentary drinks.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements
We have carefully tailored your social programme to allow you plenty of free time to explore and enjoy Oxford. You will also benefit from the services of two programme assistants who will be on hand to offer information as to what’s on and what to see in Oxford. We have arranged a number of optional social activities (all at no extra cost) during your course which are likely to include the following:
- Welcome Drinks Reception & Dinner
- Oxford Canal and River Walk
- Pub Tour
- Punting on the River Cherwell
- Open Air Theatre at Oxford Castle. Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'
- Farewell Drinks Reception & Gala Dinner
On successful completion of the Summer School, all participants will receive a University of Oxford Certificate of Attendance.
The attendance certificate will state the course title and location, the course dates, and hours of tuition involved. It will be signed by the programme director.
Please note that this course does not offer any form of official credit to participants.
Resident in College
For that real University of Oxford experience, you’ll have the opportunity to live in student accommodation in Worcester College. The college is situated in the centre of Oxford only a few streets away from the bustling shopping area of Cornmarket and High Street and is also close to the Ashmolean Museum and Oxford Railway and Coach Stations. You will be provided with a single study bedroom with private bathroom and toilet.
We regret that participants cannot be accommodated at Worcester College either prior to or beyond their programme dates. Family members and/or friends who are not enrolled on this programme cannot be accommodated in college.
Participants who choose to be non-resident on the summer school are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Information on accommodation in Oxford can be found on the internet at:
(Please be aware that demand for accommodation in Oxford during the summer months is high).
Disabled Participants (including those with mobility difficulties)
The aim of Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE) is to treat all participants equally and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Individuals` needs are taken into account as far as possible, providing reasonable adaptations and assistance within the resources available. We ask that people let us know of any disability or special need (confidentially if required) so that we can help them participate as fully as possible.
When applying for OUDCE`s college-based summer programmes, prospective participants with mobility difficulties or visual or hearing impairments may want to make preliminary enquiries to the Programme Administrator, as the age and layout of these colleges often makes them user-unfriendly (although adaptations are often possible). Oxford, as an ancient city, tends to be difficult to navigate for people with disabilities. The number of very old buildings, designed in an age less sensitive to issues of disability, makes access to much of the city centre difficult. However, OUDCE will do as much as it is able to make study with the department possible.
Participants should contact us if they will have problems gaining access to a bedroom or a teaching room that is located on upper or basement floors.
Non-residential (no accommodation): £1200.00
Residential Ensuite: £1700.00
Residential Programme Fees - £1,700
- Course materials
- Full social programme
- Accommodation in a single study bedroom with private shower and toilet for the nights of Sunday 28 July to Friday 02 August 2019 inclusive;
- Meals in College from dinner on Sunday 28 July to breakfast on Saturday 03 August 2019.
- Opening and Closing Drinks Receptions and Dinners
- Weekday morning tea/coffee and biscuits
- Services of resident summer school assistants
Non-residential Programme Fees (no accommodation) - £1,200
- Tuition; access to IT facilities; social activities;
- Lunch Monday to Friday, and the programme's opening and formal closing dinners on Sunday 28 July and Friday 02 August 2019, respectively.
Please note that refunds are only offered in exceptional circumstances. Please consult our terms and conditions for more details.
Applicants are strongly recommended to take out vacation cancellation insurance, and should consult their travel agent and/or insurer for information and advice. Please note that OUDCE does not offer any insurance cover.
Alteration or Cancellation of a Course by OUDCE
OUDCE reserves the right to alter details of any course should illness or any other emergency prevent a tutor from teaching, and to cancel a course or seminar if exceptionally low enrolment would make it educationally unviable.
The status of the course will be reviewed on 28 June 2019. If it is likely that the course may be cancelled, all participants enrolled on the course will be notified in writing within seven days, and possible options clearly explained.
If participants have not heard from OUDCE by 29 June 2019, they should assume that the course will be running; there is no need to contact us to confirm. Participants may wish to delay finalising their travel arrangements until after this date.
The Summer School workshops are highly practical and require daily, active participation and discussion. All participants will be expected to work in pairs and small groups and, for some options, to give short individual presentations.
There is no assessment for this course.
Please download the application form.
- All sections should be completed fully, clearly, and in BLOCK CAPITALS.
- Applications should be posted or emailed to the Programme Administrator at the following address:
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By post: Oxford English Teachers' Summer School, OUDCE, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA, UK
- Applications must be accompanied by a digital photo of yourself or, if posting, five passport-sized photographs.
Subject to the availability of places, the closing date for applications is Friday, 28 June 2019.
Notification of the admission panel's decision
Applicants will normally be notified of the panel's decision by email within 24 hours of their application being received.
Applicants who are offered a place on the summer school must respond within 7 days to accept or decline the offer. In accepting our offer of a place applicants are committing to paying their programme fees in full by the due date.
Enrolling, invoicing, and further course information
Successful applicants will be formally enrolled on the summer school once they have accepted our offer of a place. The enrolment process includes the issuing of invoices, which will be posted to applicants together with full instructions for payment.
Applicants will be required to pay the full fee within 7 days of their invoice date. Places will not be held for students whose fees are not paid in full by the due date. Under no circumstance will applicants be admitted to the summer school unless all fees have been paid in full.
Once fees have been paid in full, applicants will be sent a formal letter confirming their place on the course and receipt of their payment.
Detailed course information notes will be emailed to participants in Spring 2019. These notes will contain a wealth of practical information to assist students preparing to travel to Oxford.
Please contact the Programme Administrator by email at email@example.com
Important information regarding visa requirements
If you require a visa to study abroad, then we strongly recommend that you apply for this course as early as possible in order to allow yourself sufficient time to make a successful visa application.
This may include a letter from the course administrator confirming your place on the course; this confirmation letter will not be issued until all course fees have been paid in full.
In the case of a visa application being unsuccessful the Department for Continuing Education will not offer a refund.
Please note that, for legal reasons, the Programme Administrator is not permitted to provide any visa advice to applicants. All such enquiries should be submitted to Oxford University’s student visa and immigration advisers via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It is anticipated that applicants will have at least two years' experience of teaching English to primary or teenage/young adult learners.
All participants must speak English to a minimum of a high B2 CEFR level of proficiency.
- Phone: + 44 (0)1865 270451
- Email: email@example.com