Summer Schools -
|Address||Held at Exeter College|
|Dates||Sun 24 Jul to Sat 6 Aug 2016|
Residential (standard room): £2,200.00
Residential (en suite room): £2,390.00
|Application status||Applications being accepted|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
The 2016 English Language Teachers’ Summer Seminar is now full. We are currently operating a waiting list for this programme, but still have places remaining on the following intensive two-week summer schools for English Language Teachers:
The course also gives you the opportunity to learn more about a different aspects English Language Teaching through a series of daily lectures including:
Fees: £2, 400 (includes all course tuition and materials, accommodation, meals, morning refreshments and a full social programme)
Visit the Oxford English Language Teachers' Academy Summer School website for more details.
The Department of Education is offering a two-week course for university lecturers focussing on English as a Medium of Instruction. It would be ideal for those who would like to:
The course includes:
Fees: £1,700 (course only)
Visit the English as a Medium of Instruction Summer School website for more details.
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The English Language Teachers' Summer Seminar is designed for teachers of English working with secondary school and adult learners...
As participants come from all over the world, the programme is also an exercise in community building and international understanding.
The seminar will be accommodated and taught at Exeter College. Founded in 1314, Exeter is one of the university`s oldest colleges and is situated in the heart of Oxford. Prominent college alumni include the authors J. R. R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman.
For a flavour of what to expect please take a look at our video (also available on YouTube):
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to study at the University of Oxford? Our long-established Summer Seminar for English language teachers is a wonderful opportunity for you to engage with international counterparts, to share teaching experiences and to explore new ideas in a positive and supportive learning environment. Under the guidance of some of the ELT world's leading trainers, we aim to offer you a highly practical, engaging and rewarding learning experience.
During your two-week course, you take four workshops; two in Week 1 and two in Week 2. Your day begins with a stimulating and informative plenary lecture followed by your morning workshop. After lunch you take your afternoon workshop on a completely different topic. Each year, we offer a choice of ten lively workshops giving you the chance to enhance your skills in areas such as materials development or to explore areas that are perhaps new to you such as teaching through the medium of English. This unique structure enables you to experience a different dynamic in each workshop and the chance to work with ELT professionals from a variety of teaching backgrounds from across the globe.
You'll also quickly discover that this is a summer school unlike most others as it offers you the rare opportunity to to study and live in an Oxford college. From the opening reception in the Fellows' Garden to the farewell gala dinner in the splendid surroundings of Exeter College dining hall, the memories of the Summer Seminar will, I am sure, remain with you for many years to come. We look forward to seeing you in Oxford very soon.
Week 1: July 25 - 29
Week 2: August 1 - 5
Oxford University has carefully selected an outstanding academic team by bringing together some of the top trainers and tutors in the field of ELT today. Principal Tutor for the Summer Seminar is author, trainer and international ELT consultant Adrian Underhill, a leading figure in the field of teacher education.
Our tutors for 2016 are:
Each morning begins with a plenary lecture delivered by a prominent figure or by authors working in ELT. Some lectures will be directly relevant to classroom practice, whilst others are intended to be more theoretical and thought-provoking. The speakers for 2016 are:
The programme provides 42 hours of tuition, comprising:
Social activities will be organised for the late afternoons and/or evenings, Monday to Friday. These are likely to include: a walking tour of Oxford, a cultural exchange evening, a treasure hunt, a Shakespeare play, guest lectures, an evening of Scottish country dancing (where you do the dancing!), and much more.
During the Seminar, representatives from Oxford University Press and Macmillan will be present to showcase current and forthcoming ELT publications. All teachers will be offered a discount of 20% on ELT publications purchased during the seminar.
It is anticipated that applicants will have at least two years' experience of teaching English as a foreign or second language to secondary school pupils, college or university students or adult learners.
If you teach English to primary school pupils you may wish to consider our Oxford Teachers' Academy Summer School (July 17 - 29) which offers professional development courses for teachers of young learners.
On successful completion of the Summer Seminar, all participants will receive a University of Oxford Certificate of Attendance.
The attendance certificate will state the course title and location, the course dates, and hours of tuition involved. It will be signed by the programme director and the principle tutor.
Please note that this course does not offer any form of official credit to participants.
There is no assessment for this course.
Resident in College
Participants who choose to be resident on the programme will have a single study bedroom in Exeter College and will take meals in the college dining hall. All meals during the programme will be provided for college residents, except for lunch at weekends.
Bedrooms are located up the four to nine floors of a staircase. Bath and/or shower and toilet facilities on each staircase are shared.
A very limited number of rooms have private bathroom facilities (shower room and toilet) and these are available for an additional fee. These rooms are allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so early application is essential.
Participants cannot be accommodated at Exeter College either prior to or beyond their programme dates. Family members and/or friends who are not enrolled on this programme cannot be accommodated in college.
Participants who choose to be non-resident on the summer school are responsible for finding their own accommodation. Information on accommodation in Oxford can be found on the internet at:
(Please be aware that demand for accommodation in Oxford during the summer months is high.)
Exeter College has rooms which can be taken on a self-catering basis roughly one mile away from the main college site. For further information please contact the Accommodation Manager by email: email@example.com
Disabled Participants (including those with mobility difficulties)
The aim of Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE) is to treat all participants equally and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Individuals` needs are taken into account as far as possible, providing reasonable adaptations and assistance within the resources available. We ask that people let us know of any disability or special need (confidentially if required) so that we can help them participate as fully as possible.
When applying for OUDCE`s college-based summer programmes, prospective participants with mobility difficulties or visual or hearing impairments may want to make preliminary enquiries to the Programme Administrator, as the age and layout of these colleges often makes them user-unfriendly (although adaptations are often possible). Oxford, as an ancient city, tends to be difficult to navigate for people with disabilities. The number of very old buildings, designed in an age less sensitive to issues of disability, makes access to much of the city centre difficult. However, OUDCE will do as much as it can to make study with us possible.
Participants should contact us if they will have problems gaining access to a bedroom or a teaching room that is located on upper or basement floors, or to the college dining hall (which is reached via a flight of stairs).
Please note that refunds are only offered in exceptional circumstances. Please consult our terms and conditions for more details.
Applicants are strongly recommended to take out vacation cancellation insurance, and should consult their travel agent and/or insurer for information and advice. Please note that OUDCE does not offer any insurance cover.
OUDCE reserves the right to alter details of any course should illness or any other emergency prevent a tutor from teaching, and to cancel a course or seminar if exceptionally low enrolment would make it educationally unviable.
The status of the course will be reviewed on 1 May 2016. If it is likely that the course may be cancelled, all participants enrolled on the course will be notified in writing within seven days, and possible options clearly explained.
If participants have not heard from OUDCE by 9 May 2016, they should assume that the course will be running; there is no need to contact us to confirm. Participants may wish to delay finalising their travel arrangements until after this date.
Are you looking for additional financial assistance? Each year many English language teachers benefit from the financial support provided by the EU’s Erasmus Plus Programme (Key Action 1 – Learning Mobility of Individuals). If you are an ELT teacher from any EU or EFTA country your school or organisation may be able to apply for funding on your behalf.
To check your eligibility and for full details of the Erasmus Plus Programme, please visit the website of the European Commission here.
Getting started: Erasmus Plus Guidance for English Language Teachers
Our summer schools for English language teachers are extremely popular and fill up quickly. If you decide to apply for financial support from the Erasmus Plus Programme you should:
Please be aware that all places have now been allocated, however not all places are confirmed. Applications received before 1 May will be added to a waiting list.
Click here to download the application form.
Subject to the availability of places, the closing date for applications is 1 May 2016. Please note that applications are reviewed on a first-come first-served basis, so early application is strongly encouraged.
Applicants will normally be notified of the panel's decision by email within 14 days of their application being received.
Applicants who are offered a place on the summer school must respond within 14 days to accept or decline the offer. In accepting our offer of a place applicants are committing to paying their programme fees in full by the due date.
Successful applicants will be formally enrolled on the summer school once they have accepted our offer of a place.The enrolment process includes the issuing of invoices, which will be posted to applicants together with full instructions for payment.
Applicants will be required to pay the full fee within 30 days of their invoice date. Late applicants may be required to pay the full fee within 7 days of their invoice date. Places will not be held for students whose fees are not paid in full by the due date. Under no circumstance will applicants be admitted to the summer school unless all fees have been paid in full.
Once fees have been paid in full, applicants will be sent a formal letter confirming their place on the course and receipt of their payment.
Detailed course information notes will be emailed to participants in Spring 2016. These notes will contain a wealth of practical information to assist students preparing to travel to Oxford.
Please contact the Programme Administrator by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require a visa to study abroad, then we strongly recommend that you apply for this course as early as possible in order to allow yourself sufficient time to make a successful visa application.
A successful visa application may include a letter from the course administrator confirming your place on the course; this confirmation letter will not be issued until all course fees have been paid in full.
In the case of a visa application being unsuccessful the Department for Continuing Education will not offer a refund.
Please note that, for legal reasons, the Programme Administrator is not permitted to provide any visa advice to applicants. All such enquiries should be submitted to Oxford University’s student visa and immigration advisers via email at email@example.com
If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.