English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar

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Accommodation Residence

Price Range £857.50 per week - £1,450.00 per week

Price Includes See Below

Beginners Not for beginners

Class Size 15 maximum

Course Length 2 weeks

Town / City & Region Oxford , Central England

Tuition Style Group

Tuition Hours Per Week 21.0

Ages 18 - 99

Course Type Teachers

Other Information

2020 is a very special year for us as it marks the 25th anniversary of the Summer Seminar and we look forward to welcoming English language teachers from across the globe to Oxford from 26 July to 08 August or from 09 -22 August for an unforgettable professional development experience in one of the University's most beautiful colleges.

The Summer Seminar has been designed for teachers of English as a Second Language  who either teach secondary school pupils or adult learners and is delivered by a team of highly experienced international trainers, the Seminar aims to give you an exhilarating and enriching experience.

In a series of highly practical workshops, you'll collaborate with teachers from many different countries so the programme is also an exercise in community building and international understanding. You'll live in Worcester College and take classes at the University’s Said Business School.










The Seminar provides 42 hours of tuition, comprising 20 workshops, 5 lectures and 3 seminars.

The Summer Seminar is for teachers who would like to…


You choose two morning workshops per week.

Workshops Week 1:

Workshops Week 2:

ELT Guest Lectures

After lunch we invite you to join us for a stimulating and informative plenary lecture or seminar:



Monday - Friday

09.15 - 10.45  Workshop
10.45 - 11.15  Tea/coffee break
11.15  - 12.45  Workshop
12.45 - 13.45  Lunch
13.45 - 15:15  Lecture

The programme provides 42 hours of tuition, comprising:

Please note that as the workshop sessions incorporate a large amount of interaction and participation with colleagues, all teachers are invited to contribute proactively to group discussions.

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 evening, a rich and varied social programme will help you to make the most of your time in Oxford.

Social Programme

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:


Meals and Refreshments

We invite all participants to join us for an opening drinks reception and dinner on Sunday and for our formal farewell drinks reception and gala dinner on Friday .


Breakfast is served in college and you have a choice of a light continental-style breakfast in Worcester College Nash Café or a cooked breakfast in the college Dining Hall.


Tea, coffee and refreshments are served during the morning break.


A buffet lunch is served in the Said Business School Dining Hall. You can choose from a number of hot main course options or help yourself to the salad bar. After lunch you can enjoy a coffee on the roof terrace. 


A two course dinner is served in the Dining Hall at Worcester College.

Professional Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of four years' experience of teaching English as a foreign or second language to secondary school pupils, college or university students or adult learners.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants should have a minimum level of proficiency in English equivalent to CEFR C1.


Residential: En suite (private shower and toilet) - £2,900

Fees include:


Non-residential (no accommodation) - £1,715

Fees include:


How do I apply?

26 July-08 August 2020 - Please download the application form

09-22 August 2020 - Please download the application form

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