Located in the very heart of the university city of Oxford, OSE (Oxford School of English) provides high-quality courses in English language and associated examinations, while our Oxford OSE Academy offers A Levels and pre-university preparation courses for 16 – 18 year-olds. OSE (Oxford School of English) is accredited by the ISI and the British Council.
More than 35,000 students have graduated from OSE since the college was founded two decades ago.
Every week up to 50 new students join our English language, academic and exam courses, from all over the world - Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, Africa, South America, unusual countries like Polynesia, New Caledonia and Iceland.
Wonderful college building
Our recently-refurbished college building interior is purpose-designed for the modern age, but with the atmosphere of an old English hotel - in a word, unique. From the luxurious leather sofas, mahogany-framed mirrors and potted palms in the student lounge to the sound-proofed classrooms with air-conditioning, projectors and views over the city centre, the emphasis is on both learning and comfort combined.
There is even a piano among the comforts of the student lounge; students who can play are encouraged to do so at break times.
Our two computer suites are fitted with the latest equipment, and our internet connection is the fastest possible. OSE is the official TOEFL testing centre in Oxford, and the exams are taken in these computer suites.
City centre location
OSE is in the very centre of the city, between the Carfax Tower and St Peter's College. Everything in the city centre - sandwich bars, cafes, shops, the university colleges, museums, the coach station, even all the bus stops - are just a few minutes' walk.
First-rate academic quality
Our teaching faculty is second to none: our long-established, experienced team of teachers and academic managers are among the best-qualified in their field, and includes staff with doctorates from Oxford and Harvard universities as well as many at TEFLQ level.
All of the college's courses are continually reviewed and updated to ensure that the syllabi are modern and relevant to today's international topics. In class we use the most recent editions of textbooks by leading British academic publishers, supplemented by our huge library of additional teaching material.
The OSE tutorial system
All long-term students are continually monitored and guided by their tutors, with whom they have a mandatory one-to-one meeting every two weeks, to assess the student's achievements and set individual learning targets. There are also fortnightly progress tests for all students in our standard courses.
Our General English and Intensive English classes are small, with a maximum of 15 students. In the lower and higher levels, there are often only 6-8 students per class. The IELTS class has a maximum of 8 students.
We have accommodation types to suit all preferences and pockets.
- 300 homestay families
- Stylish townhouse apartments
- Luxurious penthouse apartment
Our students are from a fantastic mix of different cultures with different lifestyles and different backgrounds - but all working together, sharing their ideas and time, and making new lifelong international friends. It's a wonderful atmosphere!