The cultural/social activities were diverse and interesting. Perfect to expand the knowledge and culture of a country.

- Gustavo Casino, Spain
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Why the Lake School?

Learning a language is about understanding, context, expression and many other elements that bring a language to life.

At the Lake School in Oxford, we have 40 years' experience of providing a friendly, relaxed learning environment, where students make real progress in their English.

Here are some of the reasons why studying at the Lake School is a positive, memorable and enjoyable experience.

The Lake School is currently in the top 2% of UK English language centres! 

The latest 2019 ranking list of British Council accredited English language centres published by the EL Gazette is based on the summary statements of British Council inspection reports. The Lake School was awarded 14 areas of strength. Find the Lake School of English in the top 2%

We have great teachers

Our experienced and dynamic staff really enjoy teaching. They carefully plan your classes to make sure that they are interesting and enjoyable, interactive and beneficial. They support you in your learning, so you can make the most of your time here in Oxford. 

You get individual attention in class

On Intensive and Semi-Intensive courses, there is an average of 8 students in class and 10 on Professional Development courses. So you get personal attention, gain confidence, make progress and feel encouraged to communicate effectively in English.

You get personal attention in school

Carmel and Susan, the directors of the school personally organise all aspects of your stay. They are also highly qualified and experienced teachers who have time to talk to you whenever you need help.

You'll feel at home in your accommodation

We know how important it is for you to feel at home during your stay here, so we carefully consider your needs when arranging your homestay accommodation.

Our students recommend the Lake School

Many of our students have a positive learning experience and recommend the school to their friends and families. In fact, often our students choose to extend their stay or come back for another course themselves.

We run courses for teachers

English teachers from around the world recommend the Lake School because they have experienced exciting, inspiring teaching ideas on one of our popular Professional Development Creative Teaching Courses.

We are situated in the centre of Oxford

Oxford is an ideal place to be a student and the Lake School is close to all the academic and leisure facilities this exciting university city offers.

The Lake School is a member of Quality English