For ages 14-17, an English course for budding entrepreneurs to build their skills and a business plan for their big ideas.


Available in summer

Arrival Day: Wednesday

For entrepreneurs in the making: improve core skills such as debating, critical thinking, and team work, for bright, academic and professional careers. Includes special trips such as a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

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Course summary

Ages 14-17
Location Oxford
English level B2 (upper intermediate) and above
Course length 2 weeks
Season Summer


Course content

The course runs like a conference, with students enjoying an exciting programme of guest speakers and workshops.

Future Leaders Entrepreneurship encourages students to explore contemporary skills such as debating, critical thinking, and team work. Students work in groups with a mix of nationalities to build a business plan for a social enterprise that will benefit their community.

Students will learn about how to start a business, considering funding and financing as well as writing a business plan. They will pitch their business to a panel of judges on the final day of the course and the best group will win the prestigious Future Leaders Cup.

The course is delivered in English and students will work with others from all over the world using English to communicate and to deliver the end of course presentation. During the course students will develop their business vocabulary and in doing so also improve their English.




Previous Guest speakers

Tom Brookes
Tom is a film, public speaking and acting specialist, who has led courses in over a hundred schools for children in the UK and created courses for students from more than 60 countries. Tom is a guest speaker on all of our Future leader courses, delivering talks on public speaking and presentation skills as well as being a panel judge for the Future leader presentations.

Learning summary (per two-week course)

Lessons: 42 hours

Study trips: 2 full-day trips and 1 half-day trip

Other activities, including sports, arts and evening activities: 40 hours


Learning outcomes

Your child will:

  • Improve core skills for bright, academic and professional careers
  • Improve their spoken English
  • Increase their English vocabulary
  • Network and make new friends from around the world
  • Improve skills such as teamwork and problem-solving
  • Be prepared for studying in an English-speaking environment
  • Be prepared for working in an English-speaking environment
  • Improve their presentation skills
  • Develop a business vocabulary
  • Be introduced to negotiation skills
  • Experience writing a business plan
  • Advance their English language skills even more.

There are two full-day trips and one half-day trip as part of the course.

  • Trips include: a walking tour and entry to a University of Oxford college, London with a tour of the Houses of Parliament, Cambridge with entry to King’s College, a walking tour and punting on the River Cam, or to Bletchley Park, home of the codebreakers and the national museum of computing.

What’s included?

  • All tuition
  • All class materials
  • All activities
  • Full and half day trips to exciting destinations
  • Evening activities organised and supervised by IH staff at the school
  • On-site residential accommodation at the school
  • All meals
  • Regular drinks and snacks
  • 24/7 support and supervision by our on-site IH team
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

Location: Oxford

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