English classes for au pairs in Oxford

If you want to improve your English and meet new people during your stay in Oxford, our flexible English classes will be perfect for you. We are very happy to offer au pairs a special discount on our General English and exam preparation classes.

Our flexible timetable allows you to choose the days and times that are convenient for you and for your host family, and you can change your timetable if you need to (for example, of your children are on holiday).

In our General English classes, you will:

  • Develop your speaking confidence and fluency

  • Participate in discussions on a variety of topics

  • Learn, review and practise new grammar and vocabulary

  • Practise and improve your reading, listening, writing and pronunciation skills

  • Receive up to an hour of homework from each class

We ensure that all our students, both part-time and full-time, cover a rich balance of language (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). You can read more about class content and see an example timetable here.

Class information:Course fees include:

– Small group sizes: maximum class size is 12

– Levels available: A2 to C2

– Lesson length: 90 minutes (120 minutes in the evening)

– 15-minute break between classes

– Minimum enrolment age for adults: 16. No maximum enrolment age.

– Students can start every week

– Period of study: 1 week to 48 weeks

– No registration fee

– Class materials

– Placement level test

– Use of students’ room with free tea and coffee

– 8-weekly tutorials (a private 15 minute session with the Principal or Director of Studies to discuss your progress, areas to improve and future learning goals)

– Use of our small library with newspapers and magazines

– Wi-Fi

– End of course certificate of attendance and level

Class typeDaysTimes
General EnglishMonday-Friday

Tuesday and Thursday

09:00-10:30

10:45-12:15

19:00-21:00

Cambridge First CertificateTuesday, Thursday, Friday

Monday and Wednesday

12:30-14:00

19:00-21:00

Cambridge AdvancedMonday, Wednesday, Friday

Thursday

12:30-14:00

19:00-21:00

Cambridge ProficiencyMonday and Wednesday

Tuesday

12:30-14:00

19:00-21:00

IELTSFriday

Wednesday

09:00-10:30

10:45-12:15

19:00-21:00

Daytime classes

£1500per class
  • 1.5 hour class
  • Study from 1.5-19.5 hours/week

Evening classes

£2000per class
  • 2 hour class
  • Study from 2-8 hours/week
Prices correct as of 2016. You can read our terms and conditions here.

Frequently asked questions

If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Our classes are continuous, so you can start any day you like.

If you can’t come to a class, please tell Poppy or Chris a minimum of 24 hours before the class, and you can then recover the class at a later date. If you don’t tell us 24 hours before the class, then unfortunately you will lose the class.
No. There are no registration fees.

You will study a combination of speaking, listening, grammar, pronunciation, reading and writing. We use a rotating timetable system to ensure that students receive a good balance of language and skills work, and always aim to take our students’ needs and interests into account when planning classes. You can read more about this and see an example timetable here.

You will need to bring pens, pencils, and some paper. It is a good idea to have a folder to keep everything organised. We will provide all the study materials used in class.

Yes – all students will be given a certificate stating their level and how long they have studied at Kheiron.

At Kheiron, we don’t give students regular, formal progress tests. We prefer to assess students continuously, based on their contributions in class as well as their homework. We organise a private tutorial for part-time students every 8 weeks with the Principal or Director of Studies, so that we can discuss your progress, areas to improve, and future goals and study ideas. Students can move up to higher levels when they (and their teachers) feel that they are ready.