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We would love to meet any prospective students. While you are always welcome to send us any questions you might have about Modern Languages at Oxford by email (contact us at, the best way you can get a feel for Oxford is to meet us in person. Below you will find details about our Open Days, our annual teachers' event, and other events schools can get involved in.

Open Days

Open Days ordinarily provide an excellent opportunity to visit the Faculty and meet tutors and students. The Faculty holds its main open day in April or May each year, and information sessions on the University open days in June or July and September. There are additional open days in Spanish and Portuguese, German, Italian, and Russian and other Slavonic Languages in February and March. 

Most students attending are in Year 12, but we welcome equally students from Year 11 who are finalising their sixth-form subject choices and looking ahead to higher study, as well as all others with an interest in applying (e.g. post-qualification, mature students). You must register and book a place to attend the events below, unless otherwise stated.

Please note that some of our buildings are very old, with certain rooms being difficult to access for those using wheelchairs or walking aids. If you have any accessibility requirements and are planning to attend one of our events, please let us know via email as soon as possible so that we can accommodate specific needs. 

Upcoming Open Days

Open Day Date, Time & Location Further details Programme Bookings Contact
Beginners' Languages Taster Day

Saturday 2nd March 2024 | 10.45-16.00

Locations: Taylor Institution Library & 47 Wellington Square (our main Faculty teaching spaces). 

This new event offers prospective applicants to Modern Languages degrees at Oxford greater insight into our beginners' languages degree programmes. After an information session in the morning, students will have the chance to attend taster sessions in two of our beginners' languages. 

A great opportunity to try something new, meet our tutors and current students, and ask your questions!


Bookings have now closed for this event as maximum capacity has been reached. 

If you would like to be contacted in case any places become free due to cancellations, please email us to be put on the waiting list. 

Please note that booking is compulsory for this event. Due to restricted places, only one parent/guardian/teacher may accompany each student for the morning session. Companions will not be able to attend the taster sessions in the afternoon.
Modern Languages Open Day

Saturday 11th May 2024 | 10.30-16.00

Location: Examination Schools (75-81 High Street, Oxford).


Our main Faculty Open Day, at which all of our languages are represented, along with most of our Joint School degree subjects.

After a general information and Q&A session in the morning, students and their companions will have the chance to attend subject-specific sessions in the afternoon, where they can meet tutors and current students from those subjects. 

Due to restricted places, only one parent/guardian/teacher may accompany each student for the morning session.


Please note that booking is compulsory for this event. The deadline to register for the event is Wednesday 8th May

After booking, you will receive a ticket via email. If you do not receive your ticket within 24 hours, please check the spam folder in your email system and, if it is not there, contact us via email at
University Open Days

June 2024: Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th

September 2024: Friday 20th

Locations: Modern Languages sessions take place on both days in the Taylor Institution Library & 47 Wellington Square (our main Faculty teaching spaces). 

Our University-wide Open Days occur in June and September each year. These days offer an ideal opportunity for prospective applicants to explore Oxford, find out more about our courses, tour colleges, and quiz tutors and students.


Programme for Modern Languages

For the Modern Languages sessions, we do not take bookings. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

You do not need to register in advance to attend an Oxford Open Day, although we strongly recommend that you sign up to receive newsletters containing updates and top tips on how to make the most of your day.

If you book a place and are then unable to attend, please do cancel your place using the 'cancel' option(s) above, or email the relevant contact above to cancel your place for you.

Further Information



Teachers' Conference

Our annual conference for teachers has developed out of the Sir Robert Taylor Society (named after the founder of our Modern Languages Library, the Taylor Institution), a network of teachers of Modern Foreign Languages in secondary schools, academics from the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, and others with an interest in languages. The event is a core aspect of the Faculty’s schools liaison activity, and provides a unique forum for interaction and exchange between the university and teachers, as well as exciting CPD and enrichment activities.

We invite teachers to spend a night in an Oxford college, to attend taster lectures and roundtable discussions, and to ask our academics and admissions team questions about supporting students in applying to Oxford. Our academics here at Oxford really appreciate this opportunity to meet with colleagues from schools, in order to learn about new curriculum developments and discuss issues of shared interest. You can find out more about it here

Our 2024 Language Teachers’ Conference is taking place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September at Somerville College. The event programme can be found here and you can book your place here