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Cambridge Exam Courses Example Timetable (subject to change)

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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is a thorough test of all areas of language ability.

The updated exam (for exam sessions from January 2015) is made up of four papers developed to test your English language skills. You can see exactly what’s in each paper below.

The Speaking test is taken face to face, with two candidates and two examiners. This creates a more realistic and reliable measure of your ability to use English to communicate.

Paper Content Purpose
Reading and Use of English
(1 hour 30 minutes)
8 parts/56 questions Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with different types of exercise that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
(1 hour 30 minutes)
2 parts You create two different pieces of writing, such as essays, letters/emails, proposals, reports and reviews.
(about 40 minutes)
4 parts/30 questions Tests your ability to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations.
(15 minutes per pair of candidates)
4 parts Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You will take the Speaking test with another candidate.


The Oxford English Centre is one of the leading English language providers in the UK.  Our Group Study Tour programmes are designed specifically for international education representatives, councillors, teachers and schools and offer a complete programme for your students.  The Oxford English Centre welcomes a variety of groups, many of whom have come back to study year after year.  Groups are usually made up of 10-70 students and typical stays are between 1-4 weeks.  Your course will be tailored to meet your own requirements to ensure that your students have the best possible experience of English language study and to experience the English way of life.

Why choose a Group Study Tour?

  • Free group leader place with every 15 students booke

  • Discounted prices for groups of 10 or more students.

  • Course length to suit your requirements.

  • Closed Study Tour Groups welcomed.

  • Teen Programme in teen international classes welcomed January, July and August.

  • Closed Teen Programme welcomed September – June.

  • Bespoke courses to suit your requirements.


Do I need to take an entry test before I book?

No, you’ll be tested on arrival to make sure you’re in a class that’s just right for your level.


Summer Junior Group Study Tour Facts

Key Facts

2016 Summer Junior Programme dates: From Monday 20th June 2016 – Friday 26th August 2016.
Junior Programme Duration: 1 – 10 weeks.
Age range: From 14 – 17 years old.
Social activity programme: Supervised morning activities plus 3 evening activities (Mon-Fri).
Tuition per week: 20 Lessons per week held in the afternoon.


Course Description 

The first 90-minute session has a grammatical focus and will include, where necessary, speaking, reading, writing and listening exercises to cement the grammatical knowledge, further reinforced by weekly testing.  The second 90-minute session takes a weekly themed project such as the creation of a magazine to ensure the students use their productive skills within a fun and imaginative context.  The students will be encouraged to design, research and collate their projects before presenting them on the Friday afternoon.  To complete this project, the students will be placed into small groups and encouraged by the teachers to design, negotiate, arrange and present the content of the project in English.


Homestay Options

Half board Teen Single Homestay: Teen single occupancy bedroom.
Half board Teen Twin Homestay: Sharing a twin bedded room with another junior student of a similar age, gender and different nationality.


What else may I need?

Arrival airport transfer: A group arrival airport transfer from the airport to the school.
Departure airport transfer: A group airport transfer from the school to the airport.
School lunch vouchers: To use in our school restaurant or local selected cafes (Monday-Friday).
Local bus pass: A weekly bus pass to use in Oxford.
Weekend excursions: Maybe a Saturday day trip to London sights, museums and shops; Stonehenge and Bath; Warwick Castle and Stratford upon Avon; Harry Potter Studios and more (all subject to availability).

Young Learner Information

Group students 14-17 years: Can study as an organised group with a responsible group leader and stay in homestay accommodation.

14 year old individual learner: Are required to live with a guardian in Oxford who is responsible for them and will arrange their supervised airport transfers.

15 year old individual learner: Are required to have a guardian in Oxford but can stay in homestay accommodation. The guardian will arrange supervised airport transfers.

16-17 year old individual learner: Do not require a guardian and can stay in homestay accommodation. Should have airport transfers booked or transfer arrangements made.



Social Activities Example Timetable

Junior Course Example Social Activities

10.00 am
Carfax Tower

Meet at Trinity College
10.00 am
Covered Market Quiz
Meet at Trinity College
7:45 pm
Karaoke Night
Meet at Harlequins Rugby Club
10:00 am
Meet at Caramba Café
7.45 pm
Quiz Night
Meet at Balliol College
10.00 am
Sheldonian Theatre
Meet at Trinity College
7.45 pm
Meet at Harlequins Rugby Club
10.00 am
Port Meadow Walk
Meet at Trinity College



Class duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Class size: maximum 14

Lesson duration: 45 minutes

Lessons per week: 30

Learning materials: Included

Start: Any Monday

Minimum age: 16




Deposit: 10% Non-refundable Deposit

Full Payment: 4 weeks prior to arrival

Cancellation: 20% cancellation fee

Payment by cash, debit or credit card

Payment by bank transfer: See Bank Details



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