This course is ideal for students who want to improve their English whilst practising their art and design skills.
It allows you to prepare a portfolio of artwork for future study or work purposes.
It combines general English with specialist art and design related disciplines.
Every Monday between 3 January and 5 December 2022
Elementary (Kings Level 2)
Minimum 2 weeks
Maximum 14 in English
Maximum 10 in Art
Lessons per week:
28 lessons per week total (21 hours). 20 lessons (15 hours) General English + 8 lessons (6 hours) Art and Design
Included in the price:
28 lessons per week (21 hours)
Welcome Information Pack
Basic art materials
Use of art studio
Placement test on arrival, weekly assignments, group participation and progress tests
Use of Computer Learning Centre
Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
Free Wi-fi at school
Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
Optional weekly lecture programme
End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
"I studied in Oxford before and then I moved to London. I don't have experience of studying Art in Oxford, but I chose it here because my university major is Fine Art. I am working with watercolours, and there are many books that can help me."
Section 2: Course structure and content
20 lessons (15 hours) per week of General English
8 lessons (6 hours) per week Art and Design + independent project/portfolio work
General English lessons
Your general English lessons will be designed to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening at a consistent rate. Each week, lessons will focus on a different topic.
Key areas covered include:
Conversational language skills
Listening and accents
Reading and interpretation
Writing and presenting
Building your vocabulary bank
Fine tuning your pronunciation
Interpretation of texts
Grammar and syntax
Note taking and revision
Time management and planning
Cultural and personal development
Understanding cultural difference and similarity
Team work and leadership
Presenting an argument
You will be assigned to your general English class based on your current Kings Level. We have classes right through to Level 8 (Advanced), and you will progress up through the levels as your skills improve and your confidence grows.
Specialised Art and Design lessons
The art and design lesson content is determined by the student, and is structured around their experience and personal interests. This allows a broad range of students to gain a different, personally tailored experience in art and design.
Each student fills in a questionnaire on arrival and has a tutorial with their art teacher in their first lesson where they discuss their art background and previous experience as well as their learning goals.
Students can attend with different levels of experience in art and design, from degree level, or pre-masters students to complete beginners, and can attend for different amounts of time.
Those who are planning further study in art and design can get portfolio advice and expert guidance on how to prepare effectively for art courses or job applications.
Students will get an understanding of how art and design is taught in the UK through project work to develop creative thinking.
Many students simply want to work on their drawing skills, either for themselves or for courses for which they are planning to apply.
Art and design techniques
Practical 3-D design, for example, modelling, construction and design process including drawing
Kings Oxford also offers:
Stop frame animation
Students will be advised on further art and design study in the UK.
Portfolio development can consist of advice on selecting and presenting work, creating new work for a portfolio and giving a student the means to continue developing their portfolio after their course.
Students wanting to work on portfolios should bring, if possible, images of any previous work and work in progress that they may wish to include in their portfolio.
Section 3: The Kings Art Studios
At both Kings Oxford and Kings London, fully-equipped art studios are available for English Plus Art and Design students to use. The Oxford studio is based at the Alfred Street Annexe in central Oxford.
Both studios are light and spacious, and specially equipped for teaching painting, drawing and modelling.
The studios provide a great space to meet other students after class to share and develop artistic ideas, and to learn new skills. You may also work on projects in your spare time here.
Software available includes Photoshop, and InDesign and Illustrator in Oxford.
Please note: Sample timetable subject to change. General English lessons may take place in mornings or afternoons in summer.
L = Kings London O = Kings Oxford
09:00 – 10:30 (L)
09:15 – 10:45 (O)
(Lessons 1 & 2)
including listening and writing
Individual and group feedback on test
Using ‘will’ and ‘shall’ in polite requests
Open and closed questions (intonation)
Common idioms and phrasal verbs used to describe behaviour
Reading, listening and writing
Giving tips on how to behave in different situations
Understanding how technology works
Task-based learning (leadership and team work)
Building a bridge
‘Will’, ‘shall’ and relative clauses
Ted Talk: How to lead a conversation between people who disagree
Beyond right and wrong?
11:00 – 12:30 (L)
11:15 – 12:45 (O)
(Lessons 3 & 4)
Social behavior: Talking about norms and customs