Intensive One-to-One English Courses

Your Programme

Because your programme is individual, all the focus is on your needs and objectives, and no two course programmes are identical. The programme is organised on your arrival once we have checked your reasons for learning, your level and discussed and agreed the objectives for your course. Our qualified instructors, using the successful Berlitz Method® of language learning, will then ensure your progress is good and we will make sure that you are happy and learning throughout your stay.

We cater to every need and offer:

  • General English at all levels;
  • Business English at all levels;
  • Functional English such as ‘meetings and presentations’, ‘negotiations’ or ‘emailing’;
  • Specializations such as Legal English, English for Human Resources, Financial English, Sales & Purchasing English, English for the Oil and Gas Industry and Technical English;
  • Exam preparation – we can prepare students for all types of English exams, for example FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, and subject-specific exams such as the Cambridge International Legal English Certificate, and International Certificate of Financial English

Please have a look at some of our example programmes.

Your Schedule

We have two types of one-to-one schedules: tailor-made and fixed:

Tailor-Made One-to-One Schedules

As you will be on your own in the lessons, you can choose a schedule and number of hours to suit you, starting on any day you prefer. All we need to know to organise this for you is what you would like and you can leave the rest up to us. Your course can be as intensive or non-intensive as you want, starting and finishing at times which are best for you.

Please email for more information. We will be very happy to give you a quote and to organise the right schedule for you.

Fixed One-to-One Schedules

The fixed one-to-one schedules which are very popular with our students are:

Full-Day Private

  • 09:00-12:45 & 14:15-16:30
  • Monday to Friday
  • The perfect choice for students who may have to deal with work commitments back home, this schedule gives you more time to make phone calls and answer emails.  Alternatively, you can spend your lunchtime visiting the university colleges and museums, or going shopping.
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Total Immersion®

Most Intensive
  • 09:00-18:00
  • Monday to Friday
  • Covers daily lunches with an instructor
  • The most intensive course we offer.  A good choice for students who want to fully immerse themselves in English and take the most advantage of their study time with us in the UK.
  • Having lunch with an instructor every day means you get the opportunity to practise the language you are learning in the real world.
  • The course includes five lesson units with two teachers together for experience of three-way conversations, and also five multimedia units.
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Half-Day Schedules

These are the most popular solutions for those students who have other significant commitments while in Oxford, or who want to combine studying with a holiday in this beautiful part of the UK.  This type of schedule means that you can concentrate on classroom study for half-a-day and then can go out and use the language immediately – either by sightseeing and taking part in tours, museum visits, seeing the university colleges etc, or maybe because you have business meetings to attend while you are in the UK.

Students can choose whether they prefer to attend their lessons in the mornings or in the afternoons – whichever fits in best with their other plans.

Half Day One-to-One

  • 13:30-17:15
  • Monday to Friday
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Semi-Private English Courses

As well as one-to-one lessons, we also offer other fixed-schedule courses where you are in a class with one other student.  You can either do this as a half-day course or you can combine a morning of semi-private lessons with a session in the afternoon which is individual (the ‘Combo’ Course).

This is the perfect solution for those students for whom the budget is more of a consideration, or who enjoy learning with another student.

The only difference to the individual programme is that, as semi-private lessons have two students, the programme will not be individually created but will follow existing Berlitz General or Business syllabuses.  Therefore, if the objectives of the course are very specific (for example exam preparation), then we do not recommend the semi-private option.

Semi-Private Course

2 students
£750/student per week
  • 09:00-12:45 – Semi Private (2 students)
  • Monday to Friday
  • This course is the most economical option as you will be in your lessons with another student of the same, or similar, level.  The advantage is that you can do a variety of activities together.  The only consideration is that the other students’ needs may be very different to your own and the instructor will have to include material for everyone.
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A truly good experience! 

Coming to Berlitz Language Centre in Oxford to  learn English was the best decision I’ve ever made when it comes to brushing up on my English skills. I spent three weeks here and I really appreciate the professional approach of the teachers, the warm and friendly atmosphere and the well-prepared lessons. The teachers tailored the lessons to exactly what I wanted to learn. I certainly would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who wants to improve their spoken and written English.


President of the Norwegian Montessori Association, Feb 2015