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Foreign language courses

Cactus logoWe have formed a partnership with Cactus Language Training to offer evening part-time courses in foreign languages at our school in Oxford.

Cactus specialises in organising language courses for individuals and groups, having done so since 1999 for clients all over the globe and for diverse needs and budgets. With an extensive network of approved teachers and a strong in-house academic team, they are able to design their own courses and tailor a course to suit specific learning needs, anywhere in the world.

Courses are taught by fully qualified, native speaker teachers who focus on practical language for use outside the classroom. Classes are lively, fun and engaging, employing a variety of teaching methods to practise the main language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Above all they are social, and you are guaranteed to meet like-minded people and leave the classroom confident and inspired!

Key facts

Language available in Oxford: Arabic, Mandarin, 
German, Italian, 
Japanese, Portuguese, 

Levels: Beginner to Advanced

Start date: all year-round

Tuition: One 2-hour class on one evening each week for 10 weeks (20 hours total)

Class size: Minimum 4/ maximum 12 students

Ideal for: Long-term learning, and those who want to learn the basics or brush up on an existing language before a holiday.

Course books and materials

You will purchase a course book for the duration of your course. The entire course book will usually be covered in three 10 week courses e.g. from Beginner 1 through to Beginner 3.

Your teacher will also supplement the course book with other materials including worksheets, authentic materials (newspaper articles, Youtube videos, etc). The course content and structure is driven by the needs to the individuals students in the group, not by getting through the course book page by page, activity by activity. Your teacher will be flexible in this regard.

Kings Oxford

In Oxford we have two campuses: one in Cowley, St Josephs, and one right in the centre of town, just around the corner from the University's famous colleges and the Radcliffe Camera, St Michaels.

It is at St Michaels that we are offering the Cactus courses. 

Here is the address:

21 St Michael's Street
OX1 2EB 

Here a link to the Google map:
Kings Oxford (St Michaels)

For details of the courses Cactus offers at Kings Oxford, visit

For more information about Kings Oxford, visit our Oxford study location