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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

Free WiFi and 1 year’s free subscription to e-Learning materials are just some of the benefits you receive as a student in our centre of excellence.

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Teachers Courses

Erasmus+ Funding

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

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Homestay accommodation


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

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Study for Free!

If you enrol and study on a long stay programme (10 weeks or more) between February 1st and July 1st, 2016, you'll get a week of tuition completely free! Quote SPR16 when you make your enrolment. There is limited availability for this offer, so book your course now!

NEW! Erasmus+ funded professional development course: Creative Teaching in the Secondary CLIL Classroom

This practical, exciting and relevant course is for people who teach their subject through English at Secondary school. Find out about all our professional development courses here. If you have submitted an Erasmus+ KA1 project application for 2016-17 and would like to check course availability, ask the course director for more information.

It's official! The Lake School of English is the best value school in Oxford.

And in the top 1% of English language schools in the UK. Come and enjoy a QUALITY ENGLISH experience in an excellent school where having the best teachers really does make the difference. Enrol now!

Trinity College London Registered Centre for International ESOL Examinations

The Lake School is delighted to be a registered centre for Trinity College London GESE examinations. GESE tests speaking and listening. There are 12 grades available from beginners to advanced (pre-A1 to C2).

Over 700 students from 47 different countries studied at the Lake School of English in 2015

An amazing and wonderful group of students from all over the world have improved their English in Oxford, with the Lake School. Will 2016 be the year that you improve your English? Contact us!

Lake School is a Centre of Excellence 2010 - 2016

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

The Lake School scored a total of 14 strengths out of a possible 15; one of the very few 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.

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