China, University English
Oxford is a good place to study, it's not too big, and not too quiet, so you can calm down and focus on study.
Jinxiao Liu - China, University English
For students from China, there are lots of different things between University English at Oxford Brookes and IELTS study. University English teaches you how to use English when you come to study at university, so it is more "academic". It teaches you a form of writing, a way of thinking and a style you will use afterwards in your degree.
Oxford is a good place to study, it's not too big, not too quiet, so you can calm down and focus on study. I like Oxford’s history, atmosphere and old buildings. Actually, it's easy to get to London if you want to - it’s just one hour away.
We don't have many students in our course; no more than 10. This makes teachers notice everyone in class and you will have more time to practise things and get feedback. It also lets you make new friends.
In my spare time I usually go shopping to buy something, or sometimes eat outside with friends. You can even find authentic Chinese food - remember this, it will make you feel better! Though there are some cultural differences there’s no need to worry about it.