The Oxford English Football Programme

The Oxford English Football Programme

Learn English and showcase your football talent!

Programme overview:

The Oxford English Football Programme with full-board in modern student residence is designed to provide a unique and professional experience to any aspiring footballers wishing to join us in the UK.

Intensive 2-week programme. Fees £1550-1950 per week.

Programme has been successfully delivered in the UK and internationally and provides a fantastic balance between Football Skills Development, English Language and Cultural/Sporting Excursions.

The programme is delivered at Oxford City Football Club - founded in 1882. Based in the City of Oxford, Oxford City FC has a rich tradition within the City and is known for its historical relationship with Oxford University.

The England 1966 World Cup winning captain, Bobby Moore was once the manager of Oxford City FC and was assisted by former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp.

Oxford City FC stadium benefits from a state-of-the-art FIFA quality Pro 3G pitch, a full size 3G training pitch and excellent amenities.

This programme is delivered through a professional partnership: Oxford City Football Club, Ignite Sport UK and Cherwell College Oxford.

Programme Content:

Part 1: High quality football coaching

UEFA A Licenced Coaches

UEFA B Licenced Coaches

Structured training programme 15hrs per week including training & match play

Technical/Tactical practices

Match opportunities

All participants will receive player review and action plan.

Part 2: English football terminology

Class based session to learn:

English football terminology

Structure of the game in the UK

Tactical / Technical / Psychological & Social considerations of the game.

England DNA: These sessions involve developing strategies within games, goal setting and team building sessions

Part 3: English language lessons

Our General English teaching is carefully designed to help you enhance your level of English language and with proof of your progress. We measure your language skills at the start of your English course and at the completion of your course - includes a placement test, progress test and graduation test.

Taught in the classroom and focused on communicating clearly in everyday English.

The course will add further value to your studies in English Football terminology.

You will improve: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing.

There are two further options:

                        A. English language skills in: Current Affairs, Modern Culture, Global Issues, History & Architecture, Literature, Interview and Resume writing.

                        B. Intensive English language skills focused on: Vocabulary, Grammar, Pronunciation, English for Business, Public Speaking, Presentation Skills, Negotiations, Critical Thinking, Using English in Research, Academic Writing, Politics & Society, Music, Health & Fitness.

Part 4: Talks

Football Manager – what to look for in a player; teamwork; individual skills
Psychologist – mental health and the effect on your performance
Physiotherapist – importance of effective training for your body
Referee – the rules of the game (do not shoot the messenger!)
Medics – treatments and recuperation

Programme Duration:

The Programme is designed to offer flexibility with a choice of course duration:



1 – 2 weeks

The Oxford English Football Award

2 – 6 weeks

The Oxford English Certificate

7 weeks +

The Oxford English Football Diploma.


In addition to the core elements there are optional trips and excursions that can be added to the programme:

Wembley Stadium

St Georges Park (home of English FA and training ground for England football teams)

London sightseeing

Oxford Sightseeing / Shopping

Bicester Village

Accommodation: Cherwell House (located in the heart of Oxford)
Single, en-suite study bedrooms.

Facilities include:
Dining room; Home-cooked meals; Water coolers
Student common area; Wi-Fi; Pool Table; Table-Tennis
Laundry room; Iron/Ironing Board
Garden; Petanque; Badminton; Quoits
Security system; linen, bedding and towels supplied