Created in 1978, Lake School is a small school where students benefit from individualized attention in a dynamic and professional environment. Classes each welcome about eight students at a time: these are optimal conditions to gain confidence in English, progress and learn how to communicate with ease and flexibility. The staff is approachable: the director of the school prepare the students’ stays themselves. Renowned for its dynamic and highly-qualified teachers, the school maintains a friendly atmosphere in which students progress and succeed. At Lake School, students and teachers take their studies very seriously and work hard, but they also have plenty of opportunities to have fun in class and during extra-curricular activities.
Lake School offers an intensive English program lasting a minimum of 10 weeks. Composed of 21 hours of weekly classes, this program is directed at students over 18. During English classes, students work on grammar, speaking, writing, reading and vocabulary. Teaching is dynamic and students often work in pairs or in groups. Students take a test every week to evaluate their progress.
In addition to English lessons, students benefit from one-to-one meetings with their academic advisor, as well as from a program of social, cultural and sports activities.
At the end of their stay, students receive a detailed certificate as well as a report written by their teachers. All students having studied at Lake School have access to the online training center for a year to continue to progress while working from home.
Lake School also prepares students to join a British university. The school offers English classes adapted to a university approach and preparation to official English exams, required for university entry. Moreover, Lake School organizes campus visits as well as meetings with university professors.
This program costs between £230 and £260 per week depending on the amount of weeks students sign up for. This program takes place from January to June and from September to December.
Lake School is located in the heart of Oxford, close to all academic and touristic facilities. Oxford is famous for its university — one of the oldest in the UK — and for its student life. The city has many parks and gardens, excellent sports facilities, a great variety of shops and an animated nightlife.
Lake School offers its student the opportunity to stay with local families. Hosts are carefully handpicked and all live close to the language center. A single bedroom costs £160 per week while an en-suite bedroom is £200 per week. This price includes half-board on weekdays and full-board on weekends.
Students can also opt for a hotel room or even rent an apartment. A week in a hotel costs £420 while a furnished apartment with two bedrooms is usually around £450 per week.
Studying at Lake School is the opportunity to meet students from all over the world and to familiarize oneself with the British culture while enjoying the breathtaking views of Oxford. For more information, contact a member of the Study Experience team!