Your First Day

No need to be nervous on your first day at The Oxford English Centre!

Your First Day

Here’s some advice on what to expect on your first morning.

Your First Day

Join the Oxford English Centre family!

08.45am Welcome!

  • Register and enrol with our friendly reception team.


English Language Level Placement Test and Interview

  • This assessment with our experienced academic team helps us place you in a suitable class to maximise your learning.



  • Meet key staff
  • Tour of The Oxford English Centre campus and facilities
  • Find out about your course
  • Walking tour of Oxford
  • Meet our Social Activities Leaders and check out the programme of social events for the week ahead.
  • Student ID Cards for The Oxford English Centre are issued in your first week – these can help you to get discounts in range of local restaurants, shops and other outlets.



  • The Oxford English Centre has its very own garden restaurant and terrace set in a beautiful environment with free Wi-Fi where you can make friends and practise your English.


Your first class (or social activity)

  • Start your English course on Monday afternoon /Tuesday morning (depending on your particular programme of study)
  • Get your course materials (included in your course fee)
  • Find out how to access OEC’s online learning facilities.
How will I arrive at school?
You will receive the school address and a map with your confirmation letter. If you have booked homestay accommodation with your course, your homestay family will also be glad to give you additional assistance with directions.
What should I bring with me?
Please bring:

  • Your passport or European ID card.
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • 2 passport photos
  • Proof of insurance
What time should I arrive?
08.45am for welcome and placement test
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