British Study Centre , OxfordEstablished: 1996
British Study Centre (BSC), Oxford was founded in the 1930's by Joseph Cleaver, grandfather of our current Chairman and Chief Executive, Simon Cleaver. To this day the company remains a resolutely 'family' firm, privately owned and managed by Simon and his family, and committed to providing a warm friendly environment for its customers.
All students so far have come from Europe - none from Asia, so this is a great chance to book a course and be sure of having a class not filled with Japanese and Koreans! The minimum age is 16 yrs and the average class size will be about 11 with 14 being maximum.
British Study Centre, Oxford is situated in the very centre of Oxford, very near to the pedestrian shopping area and all the old historic colleges and museums. There are 17 spacious and modern classrooms, some with interactive whiteboards; a fully-equipped study centre, a free internet zone with 20 computers. BSC Oxford has about 320 students in the peak season, most coming from Italy, Spain, Germany and France. The average age of the students is 25 years old, while the minimum age is 16. The average class size is 11 (maximum is 14) and we have a large social activity and weekend excursion programme. There are three types of accommodation available (homestay, student house or summer residence). We also have business courses and offer an extensive Teacher Training programme to teachers from other countries.
British Study Centre Oxford keep their teaching team up to date with the latest ideas in EFL teaching in a number of ways. We have staff meetings every week, and training sessions (every other Friday afternoon) when we introduce new ideas and techniques as well as discuss the particular needs of students who might be having problems, and plan for the future. To have regular meetings like this is unusual in a language school, but we believe it is the only way we can maintain the proper level of professionalism and care.