Study English as a Foreign Language
The College of International Education Oxford
CIE is an expanding language school and tutorial college located in the centre of Oxford. Founded in 1995, we are one of the few colleges who offer students the opportunity to combine academic study and English as a Foreign Language. Our small classes mean that students benefit from individual attention and our dedicated and enthusiastic teachers ensure that all students achieve the best possible results.
understand that the most important person is the student. Co-ordination
of the programmes is flexible in order to encourage the interests and
needs of the student, whose progress is closely monitored to ensure his/
her success. A friendly atmosphere enables the student to talk with any
member of staff about their academic progress and free internet access
in the common room means experiences can be shared with friends and
family around the world.
STUDYING IN OXFORD
CIE enjoys a prime central location in the historic and beautiful city of Oxford, one of the oldest and most famous university cities in the world. The city offers beautiful architecture and gardens as well as museums, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, parks, shops and a wide range of sport facilities. It is only one hour by train or coach from the centre of London. Heathrow Airport is also only an hour away, and Gatwick and Stansted less than two. Buses are regular and inexpensive.
Most of our students choose to stay with our carefully selected host families, where they can study in a friendly and secure environment and practise their English in a less formal setting than the classroom. The family normally provides breakfast and dinner during the week, with lunch as well over the weekend. For students wanting greater independence, we can arrange guest houses and hotels. Premier host family accommodation is also an option, and help and advice will be given to students wishing to rent a flat.
AND CULTURAL PROGRAMME
co-ordinates a varied activities programme to enable you to get the most
out of your stay in Oxford and the United Kingdom. Tours of Oxford's
'dreaming spires', punting expeditions on the Cherwell River,
football games in the University Parks, international evenings with
barbeques and films, and visits to the theatres and Oxford's
impressive museums all make up part of the activities programme.
also organises trips to places of interest such as London, Stratford
upon Avon, Warwick Castle, Bath, Stonehenge, etc. On these trips you can
explore the old Roman baths, wonder at the civilization that dragged
huge stones 400 miles, or enjoy London's sights and shops. These tours
run most Saturdays and Sundays during July and August.
ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
courses are designed to provide you with an effective and enjoyable way
to learn English.
welcome all levels of English learners, from beginner and elementary to
upper-intermediate and advanced. Our courses are designed to provide you
with an effective and enjoyable way to learn English:
We aim to train students to communicate both fluently and accurately in English through a full introduction to the fundamental elements of the language, so teachers give different emphasis to reading, writing, listening and speaking, according to the needs of the students, using material appropriate to their age and their stage of development.
25 or 30 lessons per week in small classes (max. 12 students) focusing
monitoring of progress and regular feedback.
tuition, flexible hours, tailor-made materials
English: business, legal, medical.
test preparation for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, PET, KET, FCE,
in combination with Group English or separately.
classes and 5 or 10 individual lessons to benefit from the interactive
environment of a group of students and the specialised focus of 1-to-1
fun and learn a new skill with a course that combines learning English
with, for example, flower arranging, golf, tennis, or horse-riding.
English at an Oxford College and enjoy the varied afternoon activity
programme in and around the city.
run from 1 to 8 weeks, throughout July and August, with a maximum class
size of 16.
Summer Junior Courses
an Oxford summer of specially-designed morning classes and afternoon
activities with students between the ages of 8 & 15 years.
lessons in academic subjects such as Maths and Science.
with a carefully selected and experienced host family.
has an established tradition of preparing international students for
GCSE and A-level qualifications, as well as for equipping them with the
skills necessary to succeed at British boarding schools and
universities. A system of small groups, regular reports and educational
counselling means that students are closely monitored to ensure they
achieve the best possible results.
GCSE & A level
and advice in choosing the right subjects for you.
and small group tuition in chosen subjects.
tuition available during Revision Programmes.
are a recognised national examination centre for Edexcel and OCR (Oxford
Cambridge and RSA Examinations).
include Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Computing,
Economics, English, History, History of Art, Geography, Languages, Law,
Mathematics, Information Technology, Philosophy, Physics, Politics,
Psychology, Sociology, Statistics.
hours of English in the morning, with specialist academic tuition in
chosen subjects in the afternoon.
and supportive tutors available in most subjects.
tutor to monitor academic and social welfare.
visits to prospective boarding schools.
activities which reflect the style of teaching at British schools.
to parents on student progress.
to assist students in gaining the necessary IELTS score for entry onto
Foundation Courses at British universities.
English classes per week with focus on IELTS preparation.
lessons of specialist academic tuition per week.
tutor and tutorials, advice on university entrance, visits to
universities and help in arranging interviews.
English programme to assist you in achieving the necessary IELTS score
for entrance to university.
English classes and 10 specialist lessons per week .
on subjects, courses and universities.
with completing your (UCAS) application form and personal statement.
or Postgraduate preparation available.
interviews for Oxbridge applicants.
run at Christmas, Easter, Summer and during the half term breaks with a
high level of flexibility to allow for the best use of time and
tutors read all the available details of each student thoroughly before
papers and specialist study materials are available to students at all
College of International Education
Bocardo House, 24B, St Michael's Street, Oxford. OX1 2EB
+44 (0)1865 202 238
+44 (0) 1865 202 241