Study and Support

We are seriously enthusiastic about our junior programmes and work hard on developing engaging lessons which benefit teenage language learners inside and outside the classroom.

Every student who visits an Oxford International Junior Programmes centre deserves to gain confidence, improve their communication skills, enjoy themselves and leave with lasting memories and friendships.

All teaching and learning materials for our courses are designed in-house by our Oxford International academic team and revised according to feedback from students and teacher focus groups.

Bright Futures is the third junior coursebook series developed by Oxford International. Is a great success among students and teachers.

  • Available on six levels ranging from A1 to C2
  • Maximum class size of 18 students
  • 15 hours of tuition per week
  • Students can stay for up to 4 weeks without repeating any lessons
  • Fresh and spacious design to keep teenagers curious
  • Different lesson types for variety

Language Study lessons focus on the building blocks of the English language:

  • Building communicative competence
  • Learning new vocabulary
  • Understanding grammar
  • Practice in realistic and engaging activities

Language for Life lessons focus on topics, skills and vocabulary relevant to students’ lives not just the classroom, e.g.

  • study skills
  • thinking skills
  • functional language
  • communication skills

Reading, hearing, saying and writing new words is not enough. In our weekly Review lesson students recycle new language in the format of a Conversation Club (structure dependent on levels and ability) while projects are all about cooperation and creativity.

Themes range from photography projects to international cookery books or sketch performances.

Our Young Learner’ Programme caters to our youngest learners. We provide age specific materials developed to engage young learners. Lessons times are the same as the standard programme but there are more frequent breaks and the lessons use activity-based learning to maintain focus and concentration. This programme only runs if there are enough students of the appropriate age and/or level to participate. Otherwise, it is up to the discretion of the Director of Studies to assess and place all young learners into the most suitable classes considering their age and language ability.

Intensive English is also available. These provide students with additional language practice. Supplementing their standard 15 hours of lessons, this gives students a total of 21 hours of English learning a week.

Zigzag programmes

Our summer UK Residential & Homestay programmes will run zigzag programmes. This means that students will have some morning, some afternoon or even full-day lessons, mixed with weekday half and full day excursions. There may be some weekend lessons in some campuses too.

Summer North American Residential and Homestay programmes may run on a zigzag according to arrival dates and student numbers. This will be advised upon booking.

Groups studying in our year-round schools have the option to choose AM or PM lessons upon booking, usually in closed classes.

Our Spring programme usually runs a zigzag programme, but this is dependent on arrival dates and student numbers. This can be advised on booking.

Our Winter camp in January runs a programme of morning only lessons, but could be zigzagged should enrolled student numbers dictate this.

Lesson times (15 contact hours per week):


Summer UK and North American Residential Programmes

am pm
09:00 – 10:30 14:00 – 15:30
11:00 – 12:30 16:00 – 17:30


Summer Brighton, London Greenwich and Oxford Homestay programmes

am pm
09:15 – 10:45 14:45 – 16:15
11:00 – 12:30 16:30 – 18:00


Summer St Dunstan’s

am pm
09:00 – 10:30 14:00 – 15:30
10:45 – 12:15 15:45 – 17:15