Step Towards English Proficiency
STEP is designed for students who hope to further consolidate and develop their English language skills, whilst also gaining an understanding of Economics, Business, Law and International Affairs. All students will attend morning lectures in both Economics/Business and Law/International Affairs, and will also participate in English & Communication tutorials to develop and strengthen their writing, listening, reading and speaking skills.
English & Communication
Consolidate knowledge in grammatical structures and grammatical tenses
Guidance on academic writing
Guidance on writing articles
Guidance on writing essays
Guidance on interviews
Guidance on public-speaking
Increase vocabulary base
Present tense & Present Continuous tense;
Past tense & Past Continuous tense;
Past Perfect tense, Past Perfect Continuous tense, Present Perfect tense, Present Perfect Continuous tense;
Passive Voice & Active Voice;
Indirect Speech and Direct Speech;
Conjunctions & Prepositions;
Modals & Auxiliary Verbs;
Relative Clauses; and
Adjectives & Adverbs.
Grammar includes the following:
Students will attend lectures in Law, International Relations, Economics and Business in the mornings, and will have to attend English tutorials in the afternoons.
a typical day...
Introduction to Law & International Relations
Introduction to Economics & Business
All students have to attend these lectures in the mornings.
Students will have a chance to go through lecture topics with their tutors, as well as consolidate their command of English
Check-in with the college
DATE & TUITION FEE
(students who don't need accommodation)
Sunday 09 August -
Saturday 22 August
The course fees include everything except flights, airport transfers and lunch:
Classes and tutorials (15 hours of in-class teaching plus 1.5 hours of tutorials per week)
Personalised academic reports and graduation certificate
Accommodation in St Edmund Hall of the University of Oxford
Breakfast and dinner
Wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
Day-trips (e.g. London)
Each year we offer a limited number of scholarships based on academic merit or financial need. For more information, please contact our Programme Coordinator, Alice Wong at