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.
If you are a teacher or working in education in the EU, you can still apply for Erasmus+ funding (2016 - 2020) 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.
The Erasmus+ funding deadline 2017 is February 2nd. So if you are an English language teacher, a CLIL teacher or involved in any kind of training or education, your school/organisation can apply for a grant which covers the cost of your course, travel and accommodation in Oxford. Contact the Course Director for help and information.
Spring 2017 - Study for Free!
If you enrol and study on a long stay programme (10 weeks or more) between February 6th and June 2nd, 2017, you'll get a week of tuition completely free! Quote SPR17 when you make your enrolment. There is limited availability for this offer, so book your course now!
EU Referendum Result
The Lake School of English were deeply saddened by the vote to leave the European Union. Many parts of the UK voted to remain in the EU, including Oxford. This summer, on Professional Development Courses at Oxford University and Intensive General English Courses at the Lake School, there are over 160 teachers and over 250 students from 35 different countries.
'The referendum result does not affect beneficiaries of Erasmus+ or those considering applying in 2017. The UK’s future access to the Erasmus+ programme (2018 – 20) will be determined as a part of wider discussions with the EU.' Jo Johnston, MP, UK Government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, June 28, 2016
The Lake School of English in Oxford has offered English language courses since 1978 to thousands of people from over 75 countries around the world.
Our focus has always been to help promote and foster the best possible communicative and performance skills, working across a range of geographies and sectors which include students, teachers, schools, government departments and ministries, universities, and a wide range of commercial organisations.
We are proud of our long standing international commitment and the long history of associations that we have developed over the last 38 years.
The result of the recent UK referendum to leave the European Union does not change our commitment to developing our international reach and to deepening our existing links both within Europe, as well as our wider global audience.
Effective communicative and performance skills in English are life enhancing, should know no boundaries and be within reach of us all.
We will strive hard to continue to support all our students and colleagues and to remain focused on our work to nurture and develop these crucial skills.
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.
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).
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!
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.