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Welcome to the Lake School of English

A professional, dynamic approach to teaching English in a well-established, independent school in the centre of Oxford.

Quality English Language Courses





This lively university city with its exciting academic and leisure facilities is an ideal place to study English.

Personal attention from experienced and well-qualified staff, supported by excellent resources.

Flexible start dates all year round and a range of English language courses to suit each individual student.

Comfortable, carefully selected accommodation so you feel at home in Oxford.

Bodleian Library, Oxford

The University

The historical Oxford University college buildings and the beautiful parks and gardens of the city are all an enjoyable short walk from the school.

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School Facilities

School Facilities

Wireless broadband and free subscription to online learning materials are just some of the free benefits you receive as a student in a centre of excellence.

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Teachers Courses

Erasmus+ Funding

If you are a teacher or working in education in the EU and EEA, you can apply for Erasmus+ (Comenius and Grundtvig) funding to attend a Professional Development Course at the Lake School of English. Contact us for details of Erasmus+ and about making an application.

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Homestay accommodation


Personally arranged by the school, our homestays and private homes offer a great chance to practise your English and learn about British culture.

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Latest News

Lake School is a Centre of Excellence again in 2014! 

The British Council has again accredited the Lake School and identified the following strengths.

The Lake School scored a total of 14 strengths out of a possible 15, currently one of only two British Council accredited centres in the UK to achieve this exceptional score.

Strengths were noted in areas of staff management, student administration, quality assurance, publicity, premises and facilities, learning resources, academic staff profile, academic management, course design, teaching, care of students, accommodation, leisure opportunities, and care of under-18s.

We are proud that the British Council recognises our many strengths.

Based on this British Council accreditation report, the Lake School of English is again featured in the English Language Gazette as an outstanding Centre of Excellence.

Janet @ The Consultants-E

Janet is a teacher trainer who is passionate about web 2.0 tools. 

She regularly runs courses for teachers of English at the Lake School and presents at conferences. She has just published her first e-book with colleagues @  The Consultants-E. How exciting!

New Accommodation and Welfare Manager

Jayne Chivers is our new Accommodation and Welfare Manager, she arranges our student's accommodation in Oxford.You'll meet her in the main reception office when you arrive. She's also a qualified English language teacher and ran her own language school in Rome, so her Italian is fluent, she speaks French and German and is learning Portuguese now too. She's enjoying being part of our team, making every student's stay in Oxford and at the Lake School, as comfortable, enjoyable and beneficial as possible!

Our entrance re-design is complete!

A new year and a new look. Thanks to all the students who now adorn the walls of our new entrance. You might see some  familiar faces when you arrive! Or have a look at some of the photos on our facebook page.

The NEW Lake School of English e-Learning Centre

Thousands of exercises to help you improve your English!

As a Lake School student you will receive a unique username and password on your first day. This is valid for one year, so you can continue improving your English when you return home!

This e-Learning Centre was designed and is continuously developed by a very experienced Lake School teacher, Angus Savory. If you have any questions, you can ask Angus face-to- face here in school, or you can email him when you return home!

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