English Courses

Combine a quality Berlitz language experience with a stay in the unique and iconic university city of Oxford. Learn More

Intensive courses

We specialise in intensive one-to-one English-language courses for adults. ‘One-to-one’ means that we can meet your needs exactly, in terms of both level and content, as there are no other students in the class to distract you or the instructor. Progress is then much quicker as you and the instructor work closely together – giving you maximum opportunity to practice and produce the language.

The other benefit of a ‘one-to-one’ course is that you can choose your own schedule – we can be totally flexible and build the course around you considering your time, your budget and your other commitments.

With 140 years experience training a global workforce, the brand is firmly established and Berlitz is now the natural choice for individuals and companies internationally.

Study in Oxford

The name Oxford instantly brings to mind one of the oldest and greatest universities in the world and a city that has long been associated with the English language in its purest form.

From the muddle of its medieval cobbled lanes and wooden beamed shops, pubs and houses to the grandeur and order of the spectacular university buildings and quadrangles, everything in Oxford speaks of an almost unrivalled heritage that places it amongst the most elite centres or learning anywhere.

Learn in the quickest way possible

Your programme is personal

We will work with you in the development of your programme, discussing your progress to meet your language goals.

Experienced instructors

Our native-speaker instructors are both Berlitz trained and CELTA-qualified, with international work experience.

Only English in the classroom

Using only the target language puts an emphasis on relevant communication skills and maximises student participation.

The Berlitz Method®

Maximilian Berlitz established the Berlitz Method teaching style in 1878, and the effective, conversational approach has remained at the heart of our language instruction for 140 years.

Presenting practical vocabulary and grammar in the context of real-life situations, the Berlitz Method focuses all speaking on learning the English language. Our instructors use a communicative approach based on listening and speaking, supplementing study with relevant reading and writing exercises, so students take on a new language the same way they did their first – with natural ease.


“I arrived as a client and left as a friend. Brilliant teaching team!”

Wolfgang Rill, Marketing Manager, Martkauf, Germany

Set in a 300-year old building in the very heart of the city, with good access to all the university colleges, museums, shops, restaurants and public transport, Berlitz Oxford is a great place to learn English. As well as our very friendly and welcoming staff, at Berlitz Oxford we have great resources and facilities in the centre, combining a charming, traditional Oxford building with everything we need to teach well in the classrooms (whiteboards, interactive screens, iPads, etc) and for our students to be comfortable outside them too in the student room.

Most weeks the staff and students go out together on a social evening to a local historic pub to chat and, if people want to, to sample some real English ale and pub food. As well as this, we are happy to take our students to places of interest inside and outside Oxford, for instance to university colleges and further beyond into the English Cotswold countryside.


Learn outside the classroom

Students step outside our front door and immediately start to practise the language they have seen in the classroom. Oxford is the perfect environment to practise your English where students get the opportunity to speak all day, in restaurants, museums, shops and on the bus too!

Study Abroad video

Follow the journey of Konrad, one of our students, and his Study Abroad experience with us at Berlitz.

Our English Programmes

Total Immersion®

This is our most intensive programme. In addition to the one-to-one tuition, each day includes a lesson wit two teachers present, allowing natural use of third person verbs and expressions. The programme includes a working lunch, where you continue to practise in a social context, and a multi-media lesson using the newest material developed by Berlitz each day. Total Immersion creates a miniature target-language environment and is highly effective.

60 lessons per week, from £2750

09.00 to 18.00

Monday to Friday

Compact Total Immersion®

Compact is an intensive course but with a slightly shorter day than a Total Immersion®. There is a trainer-led working lunch, but no lesson with two teachers and no recap lesson. It is a good choice of those students who wish to solely concentrate on time with a teacher.

50 lessons per week, from £2350

09.00 to 16.30

Monday to Friday

Crash Course

The Crash Course is our less intensive one-to-one full-time course. It is still a highly effective course and will push your language abilities forward significantly.

40 lessons per week, from £1760

09.00 to 12.45 & 14.15 to 16.30

Monday to Friday

Private Half Day

This course retains the benefits of one-to-one teaching, but for half a day only. This course is perfect for those wishing to combine a study programme with leisure, work or preparation for an internationally-recognised exam qualification in the English language.

25 lessons per week, from £1100

Mornings: 09.00 to 12.45

Afternoons: 13.30 to 17.15

Monday to Friday


The Semi-Private offers the opportunity to study with students at a similar level. This creates a lot of interesting opportunities to work together in the classroom. There is a high level of personal attention and support from the teachers at a lower cost than for one-to-one training.

2 students

25 lessons per week, from £695

09.00 to 12.45

Monday to Friday

‘Combo’ Course

Students study in a semi-private class in the mornings for five lessons each day and have two lessons of one-to-one tuition each afternoon. This offers the student the opportunity to focus on any particular problems they had in the morning class.

35 lessons per week, from £1100

25 Semi-Private lessons + 10 one-to-one lessons

09.00 to 15.45

Monday to Friday

More English programmes

Bespoke programmes

We can create a tailor-made course to fit around your schedule or professional specialism.

Online lessons

Learn English with our instructors through a regular online video call.

IELTS Exam Preparation

Streamline into an IELTS English exam with our exam preparation course.

It’s time to become fluent