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 firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 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).
Please note that you must register and book a place to attend the events below, unless otherwise stated.
Upcoming Open Days
|University Open Days||
Our 2023 University-wide Open Days are Wednesday 28 June, Thursday 29 June and Friday 15 September. These days offer an ideal opportunity for you to explore Oxford, find out more about our courses, tour colleges and quiz tutors and students.
Modern Languages sessions run across these days in the Taylor Institution Library and 47 Wellington Square (our main Faculty teaching spaces), between 10.15am and 3.30pm.
It is not mandatory to register for an Oxford Open Day, although we strongly recommend that you do in order to receive our newsletters, full of top tips on how to make the most of your day.
For the Modern Languages sessions, places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Spanish and Portuguese Open Day
Friday 24th February 2023 | 10am-3pm
This open day will take place in the Levine Auditorium and Garden Room, Trinity College, Oxford.
|German Open Day||
Saturday 25th February 2023 | 11am-3pm
This open day will take place at the Taylor Institution and Worcester College, Oxford.
We encourage students who are considering studying beginners’ German to join us for this event — there are various sessions on offer which require no previous knowledge of German.
For more information about studying German with us, visit our German showcase.
Russian and Slavonic Languages Open Day
Saturday 4th March 2023 | 10.15am-12.30pm
This open day will take place in 10 Merton Street Lecture Room, University College, Oxford.
Please note that bookings for this open day have been extended and will now close on Wednesday 1 March.
|Italian Open Day||
Saturday 11th March 2023 | 11am-1.30pm
|Modern Languages Open Day||
Saturday 13th May 2023
This open day will take place at the Examination Schools (75-81 High Street, Oxford).
All of our languages will be represented at this event, along with most of our Joint School degree subjects.
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.
Please note that bookings will close at midnight on 10th May 2023.
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 email@example.com.
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.
- Modern Languages prospectus
- Oxford Admissions website
- Visiting Oxford and University Open Days website
- How to get to Oxford (by train, bus, plane, etc.)
- Oxford Park and Ride details
- Directions to the Taylor Institution
- Directions to the Language Centre
- Directions to the Examination Schools
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 a number of taster 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.a network of academics at Oxford and Modern Languages Teachers across the UK and beyond. You can find out more about it here.
We’re delighted that our 2023 Language Teachers’ Conference will be held on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 September at St Anne’s College. The event programme can be found here, and delegates can book their places via our online booking system. We very much look forward to once again welcoming teachers to Oxford!