At the beginning I wasn’t sure about where I wanted to study English but now I’m glad I chose Oxford. Oxford has offered me a huge variety of opportunities to broaden my mind. This is the perfect city, it has everything you can spend your free time admiring the magnificent buildings that surround the city, or take part from one of the tours offered by the school. Additionally, everywhere you go there is an intellectual atmosphere which has helped me to implement what I have learned in lessons. The school has provided me all the necessary tools to achieve my goals and more. The staff is extremely friendly and they are always encouraging us to join to extracurricular activities such as pronunciation clinic, café chat, pub nights and charity activities. All those things together, have made of this one of the best (if not the best) experience in my life. I will remember with nostalgia my time here and all the people I met from Turkey, Korea, Switzerland, Italy, Brazil and UK.
I moved here to Oxford about two and a half month ago and I am sad because I am going to say goodbye soon. Oxford was my first choice because it is such a charming ancient city with a huge historical background. This lively place full of students is just perfect for young people like me.
During my stay I highly improved in my writing skills as well as my grammar and reading. Beside my preparation for my CAE I learned a lot about different topics, for instance, the life and politics in GB. Moreover, I achieved accuracy a wide range of vocabulary and of course I improved my fluency!
In the first few days the EC staff was extremely helpful to change my host family as soon as they could. In the new family I immediately felt like home. She was so welcoming and lovely and treated me like if I were her own daughter. I also made great friends even though the most of them were from Switzerland, we managed to speak English most of the time. Furthermore, I got to know a lot about other cultures with my friends from Brazil, Korea, Libya and Russia.
After all I will always remember the amazing time I had in EC Oxford as a student.
EC Oxford, England
I can honestly say that EC Oxford is a great school to be working at, especially to have been here for the first classes with the first students and then watching the school grow, whilst maintaining the intimacy where everyone knows each other is a real bonus.
To be working in the beautiful city of Oxford also has its benefits, whether it be the amazing architecture, the meandering rivers to enjoy in summer, or the (sometimes) intellectual conversations you can soak up in the traditional pubs...it would take a lot to beat Oxford as a place to work or study.
EC Oxford, England
Oxford is the perfect place to study. Firstly there’s the beautiful open spaces all round the city in which one can relax after a rewarding day of academic work. The City Center is the ideal size – small enough to become familiar with quickly but also large enough for there still to be coffee shops and characterful restaurants to discover after years of being there. All of this is set against the backdrop of the inspiring colleges of Oxford University still growing in its international influence and appeal. Oxford provides the student of today with the perfect setting in which to persue their dreams.
EC Oxford, UK
I've been working for EC Oxford for a year now and it's been an enriching and wonderful experience. Taking elementary students on a journey to more advanced levels of English is a real passion of mine, and seeing them progress, understanding grammar and its practical uses, has been hugely rewarding.
In my language teaching I believe it is essential to promote and cultivate abilities of imagination, creativity and innovation. I encourage students to believe in their creative potential and to nurture the confidence to try. Since new technologies help to facilitate creative thinking and creative work, I take pleasure in utilizing the abundance that EC Oxford has to offer, which enhance my classes and allow me to engage in a richer way.
Part of the gratifying experience of working for EC Oxford is interacting with warm and welcoming staff. From the first day I was embraced as a valued team member and the continued support, from management as well as fellow teachers, has been an important factor in my progression.
Being in the nerve centre of Oxford, surrounded by the academic infrastructure that gave birth to a myriad of great English writers, actors, poets and philosophers; inspires students to strive to be the best they can be, regarding their own personal path. I quite often use the surrounding museums and streets for practical projects, thus bringing the students into very real interactions, which I feel is always beneficial.
The students who study with us have a wonderful experience, but more importantly go home with a deeper more comprehensive understanding of what it is to speak English.
EC Oxford, England
I have been working at EC Oxford since August and have been involved in teaching both adults and young learners as well as participating in the social programme and workshops. EC Oxford is an excellent environment to work in; all of the staff are very friendly and highly motivated and work with an enthusiasm which is highly conductive to learning. I have never felt as motivated or productive in any other place. Furthermore, there are several factors which I believe mark EC Oxford out as the best choice for an English student.
Firstly, our motivated and resourceful staff work tirelessly to bring out the best in our students. Our reception team is very friendly and accommodating, and is always attentive to student needs whether it be accommodation, work or medical related. We are constantly seeking to ensure that our students are as happy as possible, and accommodated with all of the amenities they need.
Secondly, our educational curriculum is second to none. Main classes are supplemented with grammar and pronunciation workshops, reading groups, and informal speaking meet-ups. Our very capable teachers continuously seek to personalise the educational process, tailoring it to the needs of the individual student.
Finally, EC Oxford is situated in the heart of the city centre of Oxford; a beautiful historic university town in the heart of England, a stone’s throw away from London, the modern metropolitan capital of Britain. Students who come to this school therefore have the unique opportunity to experience English culture in a way that may not be afforded to them by any other language schools.