The activities and excursions are a great idea, and the guide is 'a book with legs'!

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Lake School is currently number 4 in the UK top 100 English language centres 2019

The latest 2019 ranking list of British Council accredited English language centres has been published by the EL Gazette. These rankings are based on the summary statements of the British Council inspection reports. The Lake School was last inspected in August 2017 and currently features at number 4!

Congratulations to our teachers Lucy Holmes and Sharlene Matharu, who have just published their first book together: ‘Talking Images: Idioms’.

It's a photocopiable resource book for English language teachers and is based on their many years of experience in the English language classroom, writing for OUP and Macmillan, and producing original material for their students. See the book and download a sample unit.

Nearly 900 students from 46 different countries studied at the Lake School of English in 2018

An amazing and wonderful group of students from all over the world have improved their English in Oxford, with the Lake School. Will 2019 be the year that you improve your English? Contact us!

Oxford University Press authors

Lucy Holmes and Sarah Walker, Lake School teachers and trainers, and OUP authors are delighted that the coursebook series Navigatewhich they contributed to, has been shortlisted for the ESU English Language awards. 

Erasmus+ Funding 2016 - 2020

If you are an English language teacher, a CLIL teacher or involved in any kind of training or education, your school/organisation can still apply for an EU grant which covers the cost of your course, travel and accommodation in Oxford. Contact the Course Director for help and information.

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). If you are bringing a group of students to study at the Lake School, ask us about how they can take a GESE exam.