Abacus College & Oxford Language Centre

Introduction

Abacus College

Established as part of the David Game College Group, Abacus College is a private tutorial college, ideally situated in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford. We are recognised as a Highly Trusted Sponsor by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and have been teaching international students for over 40 years, helping them obtain good grades and successfully enter reputable universities in Britain.

Our university preparation courses include A Level and fast track University Foundation Programmes in Business, Law, Engineering, Science and Computing. The Abacus Foundation Programme is accepted by over 50 UK universities, including top universities from the Russell Group.

Abacus College accepts students with a range of academic abilities, not just the “elite”. The College has a cheerful and friendly atmosphere and students are motivated to achieve their full potential through excellent personal academic and pastoral support.

Our classes are small, our tutors well-qualified and highly experienced, and every student is treated as an individual. Our programmes are highly flexible and can be adapted to meet the precise needs of each of our students.

Students are given expert advice on choosing a university and on the applications process by our experienced Higher Education Advisor. In 2014, 100% of our Foundation Year students successfully progressed on to UK universities.

Oxford Language Centre

Oxford Language Centre, the English Language Department of Abacus College, is British Council accredited and one of Oxford’s longest established English Language Schools. We have helped hundreds of students from all over the world to achieve success in English learning and to pass international English language exams.

Throughout the year we offer a wide range of English language courses for young learners and adults, including General and Intensive English, Exam Preparation (IELTS and Cambridge), Business English and English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

In July and August we run a Summer School with full activities programme for both juniors aged 12-15 and seniors aged 16+.

Our long experience enables us to be flexible and responsive in meeting every student’s needs. Whatever your level, age or ambitions, we can help you to improve your command of the English language and our team of qualified and dedicated teachers will work with you to ensure that you make the best possible progress. Our courses are designed so that every student receives the individual support and attention that he or she needs.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Courses

Business English & BEC

Campus Full time 1 - 48 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom Oxford

Our full-time Business English course consists of General English in the mornings and targeted Business English in the afternoons. [+]

Business English & BEC Our full-time Business English course consists of General English in the mornings and targeted Business English in the afternoons. This is usually taught on a one-to-one basis or in small groups of 2-3 students*. We offer a variety of Business English modules for students from Elementary (A1) to Proficiency (C2), including: Business communication (telephoning, letter writing and emailing, upselling, diplomatic language) Logistics and business travelling Conference English Customer Service Sales Negotiation in Business Problem solving Project design and assessment Presentations Report writing Interviews Higher level students can enrol on a BEC test preparation course. One of our staff providers of Business English has an MBA. Maximum class size: 15 *Exact number of hours subject to number of students enrolled on the course: - 25 hours per week if group tuition consisting of 2+ students, i.e. 15 hours per week of General English classes plus 10 hours per week of targeted Business English. - 20 hours per week if there are fewer than two students to form a group and one-to-one tuition is involved, i.e. 15 hours per week of General English classes plus 5 hours per week of one-to-one tuition in targeted Business English. Key Facts Duration 20-25* hours per week Start Dates Available on demand Course Length 1 - 48 weeks Levels Elementary to Proficiency (CEFR levels A1 - C2) Price £425 per week [-]

English For Specific Purposes (ESP)

Campus Full time 1 - 48 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom Oxford

Each ESP course is intended to help the learners to crystallise and target their language to their professional needs. The course focuses on specialist terminology and language material. [+]

English For Specific Purposes (ESP) This course is ideal for students who wish to combine General English classes with tuition in one of the specialist subject areas below: a) Military English b) Aviation English c) English For Law Enforcement (Police English) Each ESP course is intended to help the learners to crystallise and target their language to their professional needs. The course focuses on specialist terminology and language material, and is based on approved course books. One of our staff teachers is a certified Examiner and ICAO Rater. Maximum class size: 15 *Exact number of hours subject to number of students enrolled on the course: - 25 hours per week if group tuition consisting of 2+ students, i.e. 15 hours per week of General English classes plus 10 hours per week of specialist English (i.e. Military English, Aviation English or English for Law Enforcement – Police English). - 20 hours per week if there are fewer than two students to form a group and one-to-one tuition is involved, i.e. 15 hours per week of General English classes plus 5 hours per week of one-to-one tuition in specialist English (i.e. Military English, Aviation English or English for Law Enforcement – Police English). Key Facts Duration 20-25* hours per week Start Dates Available on demand Course Length 1 - 48 weeks Levels Intermediate to Advanced (CEFR levels B1 - C2) Price £425 per week [-]

General English

Campus Full time 1 - 48 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom Oxford

Year round, we run morning groups of General English courses consisting of 15 hours of tuition per week and separated into several levels (A1-C2). [+]

General English & Intensive General English General English Year round, we run morning groups of General English courses consisting of 15 hours of tuition per week and separated into several levels (A1-C2). The timetable provides for two morning sessions: 9.00-10.30 – Focus on expanding grammar and vocabulary, as well as improving accuracy. 11.00-12.30 – Focus on communication skills: fluency, comprehension and language practice. During the lessons, students get a wide variety of tasks and forms of interaction – individual work; group discussions and projects; small group or pair work; competitions; creative tasks; role play; study outings to various places and institutions in and around Oxford. All work is monitored and assessed by the teachers who then give feedback to the students. General English lessons are based on approved course books. For students enrolled on courses of 4+ weeks, the price of the first course book is included in the full registration fee, however, students are expected to purchase all other course books thereafter. There is continuous enrolment at OLC with students having the flexibility of starting on any Monday. The exact length of the course is determined by students’ needs. Our learners discuss their progress with the teachers at weekly tutorials where they look at the challenges and set new objectives. Student groups are usually small – typically, 4-8 students in each, which allows the teachers to give extensive individual attention to every student. All students receive a certificate at the end of their course. Key Facts Duration: 15 hours... [-]

IELTS Exam Preparation

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 48 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom Oxford + 1 more

IELTS is a very popular external test required by universities and employers, and we have a long successful history of preparing students for this exam. [+]

IELTS Exam Preparation IELTS is a very popular external test required by universities and employers, and we have a long successful history of preparing students for this exam. Our full-time IELTS Preparation course takes place every week and consists of General English in the mornings and IELTS specific classes in the afternoons run at two separate levels: - Pre-IELTS (for Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate levels – A2 and B1), target band scores from 4.0; and - Academic and General IELTS (for Upper-Intermediate, Advanced levels – B2 and C2), target band scores 6.5 and higher. The complete term course includes studying and practising the test formats of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing across 12 topic areas (TA). In each TA, our students learn specific vocabulary and other language resources as well as communication skills which they can apply to test-simulating tasks. There are regular mock tests which familiarise the students with test conditions and time keeping. Under continuous enrolment, students can join in the course at any time. Under the teacher’s supervision, they can focus on their individual challenges and fill in the gaps in their knowledge. One of our Staff is a certified IELTS Examiner. To achieve the highest score in the shortest amount of time, a full-time IELTS Exam Preparation course is recommended, in total, 25 hours/week. Alternatively, a short, targeted afternoon course is available – 10 hours/week (Note: This option is suitable for non-visa dependent students only) Note: students enrolled on the Pre-IELTS course will automatically progress on to... [-]

Foundation Year

University Foundation Programme

Campus Full time January 2018 United Kingdom Oxford

If you are willing to study hard on this intensive fast-track course, you can graduate to a UK university in one year or less! [+]

University Foundation Programme In 2014, 100% of our Foundation Programme students successfully progressed on to British universities. Now enrolling for September 2015 … If you are willing to study hard on this intensive fast-track course, you can graduate to a UK university in one year or less! The Abacus Foundation Programme will prepare you thoroughly for studying at a UK university and we shall help you choose where you want to go for your degree studies. Our programme is accepted by over 50 UK universities, including top universities from the Russell Group. What are the different pathways? Business Law Engineering Science Computing How long is the course ? One year or less When does it start? September and January What are the entry requirements ? You should be at least 17 years old You should have finished your secondary or high school You should have an English level of IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent) for September start Foundation and minimum IELTS 5.5 but ideally IELTS 6.0 for January start Foundation. *If you don’t have the required level of IELTS, you can take a pre-sessional intensive IELTS preparation course first in our Oxford Language Centre to gain the right language skills. *For entrance to British universities students will be expected to have passed GCSE or equivalent in Mathematics at Grade C or above. Students applying to Abacus College who do not already meet this requirement will need to undertake additional study to reach the specified standard. What is the cost ? Tuition... [-]