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Agent Information Pack - Oxford House College

Profile of Oxford House College Background For over 35 years Oxford House College has been providing quality tuition to students from all over the world. Our schools are centrally located in London, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon and offer excellent value with the highest standards of teaching, welfare and social activities. In a truly international environment, students benefit from first class facilities and a wide choice and flexibility of course options. Each year, students from around 100 different countries study at Oxford House College. Oxford House College has been licensed by the UK Border Agency to enrol international students as an A rated Sponsor under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. Our visa Sponsor Licence Number is 0U191CHF9, and this number applies to all three locations.

Locations Oxford House College is centrally located in all of our UK locations. In London, we are at 30 Oxford Street, near to Tottenham Court Road underground station served by the Northern and Central lines and easy to reach from most areas of London. World class shops, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, bars, museums and galleries are all within walking distance. In Oxford, the College is at 15 King Edward Street, off the main High Street, and is surrounded by some of the historical buildings connected with Oxford University, such as The Queen’s College, Magdalen College, Oriel College, Brasenose College and Christ Church. The city centre shops, attractions and amenities are all right on the doorstep. In Stratford-upon-Avon, birth place of William Shakespeare, we are located beside the beautiful River Avon, about 400 metres from the town centre. The town’s mix of ancient buildings, wide variety of shops and rural environment give it a unique character and atmosphere. The school is set in a tree-lined garden and has a friendly, informal atmosphere where students very quickly settle in and feel at home.

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Agent Information Pack - Oxford House College

English Language Courses We teach a wide range of English language courses, including: QQ

General English

QQ

Conversation & Pronunciation

QQ

Introduction to IELTS

QQ

IELTS Examination Preparation

QQ

Cambridge Examinations – FCE, CAE and CPE

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Writing Skills

QQ

English for Business Success

QQ

Business, Technical and Professional English

QQ

Business Communication

QQ

Combined Courses

QQ

One-to-One

QQ

English plus Golf

QQ

Junior Summer Course in Stratford-upon-Avon

Course times and start dates are flexible – most course start any Monday. Lessons focus very much on communicating in pairs & group work. Students can expect correction of errors by the teacher but not all the time. The average number of students in a group is 15 in London and 12 in Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. We encourage learner autonomy through the use of self access materials in the College library & the use of a good dictionary. Students who socialize and go out a lot tend to improve their English more quickly. We therefore encourage students to participate fully in our weekly social activities and excursions programme. In the summer months younger students can study on our popular Junior Summer Course for 11-17 year old students, on a campus close to Stratford-upon-Avon town centre. London: www.oxfordhousecollege.co.uk/english/index.html Oxford: www.oxfordohc.co.uk/courses.html Stratford-upon-Avon: www.stratfordschool.com/english/courses.html

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Agent Information Pack - Oxford House College

Management Courses The School of Management department in London provides a wide range of academic and vocational courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including MBA. Our students can study towards Degree qualifications in: • Business Management • Accounting & Financial Management • Travel & Tourism • Hospitality Management www.oxfordhousecollege.co.uk/management Subject areas: Business Management / Hotel Management / Travel & Tourism Management Level & Course Duration

Master’s

9 months

Entry Requirements Postgraduate Diploma + 2 years relevant work experience + IELTS 6.0

Postgraduate Diploma 9 months

UK Recognised Degree or Relevant Work Experience + IELTS 6.0

BA or BSc Honours Degree 9 months

Advanced Diploma 6 or 8 months

Advanced Diploma or equivalent + IELTS 6.0 Diploma OR Relevant Work Experience + IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Diploma

6 or 8 months

Foundation Certificate OR School Leavers Certificate + IELTS 5.0 or equivalent

For further information visit: www.oxfordhousecollege.co.uk/management

Travel Training Courses Our London campus provides vocational courses: QQ

Airline Fares and Ticketing (certified by Virgin Atlantic & IATA)

www.oxfordhousecollege.co.uk/traveltraining/index.html

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Agent Information Pack - Oxford House College

Teacher Training Courses All three campuses in London, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon provide courses for Overseas Teachers of English in Methodology, Professional Development and Language Skills. These courses are aimed at practising, or recently qualified, teachers of English who have already achieved a good standard of English and who wish to update their knowledge of contemporary issues in teaching methodology, to encounter new ideas and activities to enhance their classroom teaching and to share experience with teachers from other countries. The Creative Methodology and Language Skills course also gives trainees the opportunity to examine aspects of English in greater depth to refine their understanding of key concepts, and develop their knowledge of current didactic materials. 1. Choose the course and dates and check availability with us or our representative in your country. 2. Provide you with an application form. Alternatively, visit their website and download the form. 3. Complete the Oxford House College registration form; we will reserve a place on the course for you when we receive it. 4. Oxford House College, London will send you a letter of acceptance for pre-registration, course information and an (optional) pre-course bibliography and preparatory task. 5. Apply for funding by completing the Comenius/Grundtvig application form (our representative can help you with this), attach our acceptance letter and course information and send it to your national agency. 6. Contact us as soon as you hear whether funding has been granted and we will confirm your place on the course*. There is no cancellation fee if you do not receive funding. *Please note: we can reserve places until 4 weeks before the start of your course, after that you may need to re-apply. www.oxfordhousecollege.co.uk/teachertraining/index.html

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Agent Information Pack - Oxford House College

The College is one of the largest UK providers of the Cambridge ESOL CELTA and DELTA courses:

CELTA CELTA is the most prestigious initial English Language Teaching qualification (TEFLi) available. Awarded by the University of Cambridge it is aimed at both native and non native speakers of English who wish to develop a fulfilling career in English Language teaching. It combines both theory and practice and can be taken full time (4 weeks) or part time (13 weeks in the evenings and on Saturdays).TEFLi is a minimum qualification for teaching EFL in the UK as well as being a requirement for many institutions around the world. http://www.oxfordhousecollege.co.uk/teachertraining/celta.html

DELTA DELTA is the most prestigious advanced English Language Teaching qualification available. Awarded by the University of Cambridge it is aimed at practising teachers of English (native or native speakers) who have at least two full years’ teaching experience and wish to progress their career in English Language teaching. It combines both theory and practice and is taken semi-intensively (16 weeks in the evening and on Saturdays) allowing candidates work around a teaching position but still become qualified in under half the time of a standard part time course. The three modules can be taken separately or simultaneously and when qualified the DELTA can open the doors to ELT management and/or teacher training. http://www.oxfordhousecollege.co.uk/teachertraining/delta.html

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Agent Information Pack - Oxford House College

Accommodation We can provide accommodation in Homestay and summer residences.

Homestay accommodation - carefully selected by our Accommodation Officer Self-Catering: Meals not provided. Students can use the kitchen. Bed and Breakfast: Breakfast provided. Other meals not provided. Students cannot use the kitchen. Half Board: Breakfast and dinner provided. Students cannot use the kitchen.

University summer residences - available each year in July through to the end of August. Check our fees and dates information for availability and what is included.

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Accommodation should be requested at least one week prior to course commencement with full arrival or departure details provided in relation to your booking. Where information is not provided we cannot guarantee availability particularly in the summer season. Students awaiting the issuance of a visa should notify us immediately when the visa has been granted. To avoid unnecessary cancellation charges bookings will not be confirmed until we have received notification that the visa has been issued. Cancellations – At least one week notice should be provided prior to cancellation otherwise a cancellation fee may apply.

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Agent Information Pack - Oxford House College

Airport Transfers We also provide an airport transfer service from and to most UK airports. Airport transfer times provided below may vary depending on the exact location of your accommodation: London: Heathrow - 52mins, Gatwick - 1hr 12mins, Luton - 1hr, Stansted - 1hr 14mins, City Airport - 37mins Oxford: Heathrow - 1hr 6mins, Gatwick - 1hr 40mins, Luton - 1hr 25mins, Stansted - 1hr 58mins Stratford-upon-Avon: Heathrow - 1hr 39mins, Gatwick - 2hrs 13mins, Luton - 1hr 38mins, Stansted - 2hrs 30mins, Birmingham - 41mins, Coventry - 32mins. Airport Transfer should be requested at least one week prior to course commencement with full arrival or departure details provided in relation to your booking. Where information is not provided we cannot guarantee availability particularly in the summer season. Students awaiting the issuance of a visa should notify us immediately when the visa has been granted. To avoid unnecessary cancellation charges bookings will not be confirmed until we have received notification that the visa has been issued. Cancellations – At least one week notice should be provided prior to cancellation otherwise a cancellation fee may apply.

Excursions & Social Activities We organise weekend excursions to various UK destinations such as Brighton, Cambridge and Bath. We visit famous castles and other popular tourist attractions, and we can also arrange weekend trips to places such as Edinburgh and Paris. Apart from the weekend excursions, students can join in on our social activities programme, which may include include parties, barbecues, DVD film evenings, soccer, international food parties, drama evenings, and visits to well known local attractions (e.g. the London Eye in London, Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon and Christ Church College in Oxford). www.oxfordohc.co.uk/SocialProgramme/college_social_program.html

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All applications to be sent to: enrol@oxfordhousegroup.com LONDON

OXFORD

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

30 Oxford Street, London, UK, W1D 1AU Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 9785 Fax: +44 (0)20 7323 4582

15 King Edward Street, Oxford UK, OX1 4HT Tel: +44 (0)1865 724 032 Fax: +44 (0)1865 72 7269

24 hr contact: 07970 280260

24 hr contact: 07770 772670

8 Tiddington Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, CV37 7AE Tel: +44 (0)1789 269 497 Fax: +44 (0)1789 262 837

Agent Information Pack - 15/February/2011


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