Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we get from students.
Do you speak my language?
We speak Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Japanese and Turkish.
Can I study part-time?
Yes, you study for 15 hours each morning on our Semi-Intensive General English programs. You can work (if this is not prohibited in your passport or by the terms of your visa), do self-study, or devote time to other activities in the afternoons. Individual Tuition is available if you want to learn for less time.
Can I take an exam?
Yes. In Oxford, you may take IELTS or Cambridge tests. If your level is CFER B1 or above and you’re studying for 4 weeks or longer (not in July or August), please contact us to verify availability and exam preparation options. It’s better to make a decision regarding which test while you’re in Oxford.
Do I need to take a test before I start the course?
Yes, with the exception of those taking a Professional Development Course. Grammar, vocabulary, writing and a spoken interview are all part of the placement exam. You proceed to your level of English via a class.
Can I change my host accommodation?
We may be able to make some changes, but you must notify your current host at least one week before the move (except in an emergency), and if you don’t, you will be charged one week’s accommodation costs.
Can I rent a flat in Oxford?
Yes. However, we do not arrange this sort of lodging for you. You must make a reservation and pay for it yourself since we do not provide this service. It is also more costly than other lodgings and may or may Not include gas, electricity, water, local taxes, or WiFi.
Do you have free WiFi?
Yes. You may use our PCs, printer, or WiFi for free.
Do I have to pay for materials in class?
No, you will receive a free one-year subscription to our e-Learning Centre for all of your study materials. However, you must bring a notebook with you to write in. It’s also a good idea to bring a smartphone, tablet, or laptop with you so that you can access the e-Learning centre when away from school.
How many students of my nationality will there be?
We currently have 46 different nationalities enrolled in our program. In 2018, we taught approximately 900 children from 46 distinct countries. We usually have around 15 various nationalities on our campus at any one time.
Can I get a part-time job?
At the moment, students from the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) and Switzerland can work in the UK. If you want to work at an Oxford school, there are several temporary employment options available.
If you have a visa to visit the UK, you may not be allowed to work, depending on the type of visa you hold. Please see the British Council website for additional information about studying and working in the United Kingdom: www.educationuk.org or the UK Council for International Student Affairs for more information about studying and working in Britain.
Where is the Lake School?
The Lake School is close to everything in Oxford, with a 5-minute walk from important Oxford University colleges, railway and bus stations, cafés, pubs, theaters and shopping districts.
Although this is a small town, the area has some history. Oxford is a medium-sized city (about 150,000 people.) Lake Homestays are within walking distance or a bus ride away from the institution.