My stay was lovely, terrific! Well-informed beforehand and very helpful staff. I loved the sessions on the course, the tutor was amazing and engaging. It was a joy to take part in her lessons.

- Janine Teunissen, the Netherlands
Professional Development Course

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Your first day - a warm welcome

Students on General English courses

Please come to the Main Reception Office at the school before 09.00.

When you arrive, we will explain your first day programme. You will also receive a Welcome Pack with information about your stay here, and a Study Pack to help you make the most of your English language learning experience at the Lake School.

Then you will have a written test and an interview to discuss your personal study programme, before you join your course.

You will also have a welcome meeting when we will show you the self-study facilities and give you a Lake School Student ID Card (please bring a photograph for this). You will also be given a personal user name and password for our online e-Learning Centre.

If you are aged 16 or 17, we will ask to see your completed Lake School Consent to Travel and Study Form.

If you needed a visa to come the UK to study, we will also ask to see your passport and take a copy.

Participants on Professional Development courses

Professional Development Courses are usually held at the Lake School of English. Please go to the Lake School main reception office before 09.00 on your first day.

Professional Development Courses July 2 - August 10 2018 are held at Oxford University Business School, which is 2-minute walk from the Lake School building in the centre of Oxford. Please go directly to Oxford University Business School before 09.00 on your first day. 

First week feedback

At the end of your first week, we will ask you for your feedback, but at any time you can discuss your course or accommodation with one of the school directors: Carmel or Susan.