Why study on the pre-sessional?
You will benefit from expert tuition designed to improve your spoken and written English and boost your confidence in your ability to communicate your ideas clearly. You will receive regular individual feedback on your language development from your tutors. When you start your degree course, you will be able to take an active part in seminars, having developed your oral skills by improving your pronunciation and presentation skills. You will learn how to read more effectively and write more accurately, as well as to interpret what you hear in a variety of contexts. You will develop your academic study skills, learning how to search for information and reference what resources you decide to cite in your work. You will also learn about British culture, and in the process make friends with students from around the world, making it easier to integrate into the social life of Oxford from the beginning of the academic year.
‘The pre-sessional course was one of the most exciting experiences of my study period in Oxford. Not only did my English improve but I also had the chance to visit mind-blowing places in the countryside, which are usually difficult to reach by yourself. Most of all, I enjoyed making friends from all over the world and having conversations with them in English!’
Italian/Austrian student, MSc Economic and Social History
‘The most valuable part of the course for me was to get used to thinking and speaking in English. The listening classes were useful, especially listening to recorded lectures and broadcasts and taking notes. This course helped me to settle in at Oxford.’
Icelandic student, MJuris Law