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CIE - College of International Education, Oxford, England UK

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of host family accommodation

CIE - College of International Education

The language school CIE - College of International Education was founded in Oxford, England UK in 1974. CIE's Bocardo House is in the centre of Oxford, opposite the world-famous Oxford Union. Our busy summer school is also held in city centre facilities, such as Oxford University's Lady Margaret Hall, near the University Parks.

The school address is: Bocardo House, 24B St. Michael\'s St., OX1 2EB - Oxford (England UK).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Table tennis

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

5

Number of public workstations:

10

Prices include

  • Organized activities
  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 200
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 40
  • Junior courses in summer: 40

Average age of students

  • in summer: 17 years
  • throughout the year: 22 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 6

Minimum age of students

  • 15 years
  • 10 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 90 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR). It takes 60 minutes to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 25.Mar.2016 - 28.Mar.2016, 02.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 21.Dec.2016 - 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 28.Aug.2017, 25.Dec.2017, 26.Dec.2017

Courses

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The morning General English classes will focus on the 4 main skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. These are relevant to the 4 sections of the IELTS exam. These lessons will be course book based. The third hour focuses on practical English and study skills to help you use the English you have learnt. In the afternoon, classes will be focussed on the IELTS exam and the skills you will need to gain a better score.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 £ High season dates 27.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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For the first 2 hours we work with a course book to enable you to improve the 4 main skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as grammar and vocabulary. The third hour focuses on practical English and study skills to help you use the English you have learnt.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 45 £ High season dates 27.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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Optional weekday activites: £60/week, Optional Saturday excursion: £50/week.
Junior classes take place at Bocardo House, Oxford city centre.
Groups will be divided by age.
Lunches from Monday to Friday are optional: £60 per week
Starting dates
2016: 27.Jun.2016 - 22.Aug.2016.
2017: 26.Jun.2017 - 01.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 £ High season dates 27.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 26 50 Additional Week
Price in £ 250238 500475 750713 1000950 14401368 19201824 24002280 30552903 59805681 1125010688 235224
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required language level
Lower intermediate (B1)
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 £ High season dates 27.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00  £
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 45 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: In the summer months, group classes have a maximum of 12 students. Activities and excursions during summer time are not included and need to be booked in advance.
Bank transfer fee of 12 GBP applies to all foreign currency transactions.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 165 330 495 660 165 50
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Full board on weekdays, half board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 10
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 27.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 185 370 555 740 185 50
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Please note that if you are under 16 and you are staying for more than 28 days you will be charged £10 extra for accommodation per week.
Price extra night:
26 £ (Only weekend extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 10
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 27.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
High season
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    London Heathrow Airport: for 140 £ (one way); for 280 £ (return trip)
    Luton Airport: for 140 £ (one way); for 280 £ (return trip)
    London Gatwick Airport: for 160 £ (one way); for 320 £ (return trip)
    Stansted Airport: for 160 £ (one way); for 320 £ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet 10 km
Basketball 5 km
Cooking 5 km
Cricket 5 km
Dancing 10 km
Football (soccer) 5 km
Golf 15 km
Horse riding 15 km
Rugby 5 km
Squash 5 km
Swimming 5 km
Table Tennis 1 km
Tennis 5 km
Yoga 5 km

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
2.7/5.0 
Facilities
2.5/5.0 
Social activities
3.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
3.2/5.0 
Value for money
2.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0 
Other
5.0/5.0 

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