Headington Oxford (Ages 13-16)

Academic Discovery

For students who wish to further develop their English language skills, our Academic Discovery course provides a great alternative to General English. Through a content-based learning approach, Academic Discovery assists students in developing their English language skills through a range of subjects including history, geography, and creative writing. Students are challenged by its interesting and topical content, which has been designed specifically for 13 to 16-year old learners by our Academic Team. Due to the multinational and communicative environment provided, students will also be able to build on their fluency and confidence in using English.

Academic Discovery at Headington Oxford

At A Glance

  • Course Length: 2 Weeks
  • Additional Cost: £145 Per Week
  • Hours of English Through Academic Subjects Tuition Per Week: 15
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 Students
  • Age Range: 13 to 16 Years
  • Suitable for English Level: Upper-Intermediate (B2) to Advanced
  • Key Skills Developed: English proficiency, subject knowledge including subject-specific language, communication, presentation and research skills
Academic Discovery at Headington Oxford

What You’ll Learn

During the course students will develop their language proficiency by studying the following subjects: English Literature, History, Creative Writing, Science and Geography. This diverse programme draws on a variety of materials, ranging from current scientific debates to famous works of literature, and focuses on spoken interaction through classroom discussions, debates and engaging topic-based activities.

Academic Discovery at Headington Oxford

How You’ll Learn: Time to Shine

Each week, our Summer Study students research and create engaging, thought-provoking presentations, as part of our Time to Shine programme. Through this project, our students can activate their newfound subject knowledge, further develop their understanding of the language surrounding the subjects studied and work together to deliver effective presentations to their peers.

3 students sat together with a teacher in a Headington Oxford class discussing work
Academic Discovery at Headington Oxford

What You’ll Take Away

By the end of the course, our Summer Study students will have improved their English fluency, gained a broader understanding of the subjects studied, and will have developed key research, collaboration and presentation skills through Time to Shine. By studying in a communicative classroom environment, students will also return home with a higher level of confidence in using English.

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Academic Discovery at Headington Oxford

Academic Discovery takes place at Headington Oxford Summer School (Ages 13 – 16).  To find out more about our Headington Oxford campus including accommodation, activities, excursions, and prices and dates visit our campus page.

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