Description of centre
St. Clare’s, Oxford is different in so many ways. It is an educational charity which has welcomed a 1,000 students a year over the past 60 years. It occupies 28 large buildings in North Oxford and is close to the centre of this world-famous university city. The focus is on activating English for speakers of other languages and boosting confidence for the international world.
From September to June, St. Clare’s offers six main courses for students aged 17+:
• English for Life
• English for Examinations
• English Combination
• One-to-One - Personal Language training
• English plus Academic Subjects
• University Foundation Course
During summer, St. Clare’s offers different courses for different age groups:
• Summer Courses for 18+
• Summer Courses for teenagers (15-17)
• Summer & Activities Courses for Juniors (10-15)
We now offer a unique course in July and August - the St Clare's Leadership Course. English is the language of global communication – not by chance, but as a result of decisions made by governments, educational policy makers and business leaders. English is increasingly used to study academic subjects in schools and colleges, to make presentations at international conferences and to conduct meetings in multinational companies. This unique course prepares you to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Oxford itself is a great location at any time of year. The colleges and the university are world famous, of course, and there is a range of cultural, social and sporting opportunities within the city. In addition, Oxford is close to London, the airports and many local places of interest (Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Blenheim Palace).
‘Internationalism’ is at the heart of everything we do at St. Clare’s: in fact it has been our mission for over 60 years - ‘to advance international education and understanding’. Students from as many as 50 different nationalities live together in our residences and study together on our programmes.
Students can be confident of the benefits of study at St. Clare’s - every course will help improve their skills for college, for university, for career and for life!