Eckersley Oxford was one of the first English language schools to be established in Oxford. John Eckersley founded the school in 1955 and since then, we have been helping students from all over the world to achieve their goals. 

We endeavour to deliver high-quality, innovative and inspiring courses and our aim is to improve your confidence and ability to communicate in English. Our experienced and highly-trained teachers will provide you with plenty of opportunities to improve your existing skills and develop new ones. You will be encouraged to use the language as much as possible through speaking, listening, reading and writing. We believe that the students should be the centre of the class, not the material or the teacher, and so we make sure that the learning focus is on you!

Eckersley Oxford has a friendly and supportive atmosphere, where you soon get to know everyone. The school is small enough to get to know staff and students and large enough to offer excellent facilities and teaching. Located right in the centre of the historic city of Oxford, a world-famous centre for academic excellence, Eckersley is the perfect place for students of all ages to study. Our helpful staff are on hand to assist you with anything you need. We are dedicated to providing a great service in a great city and celebrating a proud tradition with a very contemporary outlook, embodied in the school slogan - "Our Past Building Your Future".

To book a place on one of our courses, you can either register online, or download the application form and send it back to

Whichever course you choose, you will be welcomed with open arms to the Eckersley family!

             KEY fEATURES

  • Excellent city centre location

  • Courses for adults (16+)

  • School open all year round

  • Courses start every Monday

  • Maximum 8 students per class

  • IELTS and Cambridge exam preparation courses

  • Accredited by the British Council and English UK 

  • All course materials included


Prepare for an IELTS exam this autumn

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We now take bookings for 2015

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2014 Brochure 

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Certificate in Teaching English as a Life Skill

4 week intensive course starting on 18th August. Please click here for more information

Sample Social Programme - Summer 2014

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English Courses

Latest information about our academically excellent Intensive and Semi-Intensive English language courses for individual students and groups.

Social Programme

Find out more about our fun and varied Social Programme!


Find out more about our IELTS and Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses