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CIE - College of International Education, Oxford, England UK

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay 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

ALTOBACBritish councilEnglish UKTier4Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalISI

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • 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 PC 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

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 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 21.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 26 50 Additional Week
Price in £ 260 247 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1500 1425 2000 1900 2500 2375 3185 3026 6240 5928 11750 11163 245 233
Price in US$ 345 690 1034 1379 1988 2651 3314 4222 8270 15573 325
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. In the afternoon classes will be multi-skills and topic-based, which may also include videos, project work, conversation, etc.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 25.Jun.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 26 50
Price in £ 195 186 390 371 585 556 780 741 1110 1055 1480 1406 1850 1758 2220 2109 2340 2223 4550 4323 8500 8075
Price in US$ 259 517 776 1034 1472 1962 2452 2943 3102 6031 11265
For the first 2 hours you'll work with a course book which will help 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
2018: 02.Jan.2018 - 24.Jun.2018, 28.Aug.2018 - 20.Dec.2018.
Fully booked on: 25.Jun.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 240 228 480 456 720 684 960 912 1175 1117 1410 1340 1640 1558 1880 1786 2115 2010 -- --
Price in US$ 319 637 955 1273 1558 1869 2174 2492 2803 -- --
Starting dates
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018.
Fully booked on: 25.Jun.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 365 347 730 694 1095 1041 1460 1387 1800 1710 2160 2052 2520 2394 2880 2736 3240 3078 -- --
Price in US$ 484 968 1452 1935 2386 2863 3340 3817 4294 -- --
Including activities (10h) + hot lunch.
Optional Saturday excursion: £60/week.
Junior classes take place at Bocardo House, Oxford city centre.
Groups will be divided by age.
Starting dates
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 28.Aug.2018.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 240 228 480 456 720 684 960 912 1175 1117 1410 1340 1640 1558 1880 1786 2115 2010 -- --
Price in US$ 319 637 955 1273 1558 1869 2174 2492 2803 -- --
Starting dates
2018: 25.Jun.2018, 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018, 13.Aug.2018, 20.Aug.2018, 27.Aug.2018.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
RESERVE & Secure the Lowest Price »
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 26 50 Additional Week
Price in £ 260 247 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1500 1425 2000 1900 2500 2375 3185 3026 6240 5928 11750 11163 185 176
Price in US$ 345 690 1034 1379 1988 2651 3314 4222 8270 15573 246
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Fully booked on: 25.Jun.2018 - 01.Sep.2018
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 60.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 50 £. 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 automatically included and need to be booked in advance.
Bank transfer fee of 12 GBP applies to all foreign currency transactions.
All students taking a full day course are provided hot lunches in summer.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 165 330 495 660 -- 50
Price in US$ 231 461 691 921 70
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Holiday retainer fee: £82.5 per week.
Price extra night:
24 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
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
Dates
High season dates 16.Dec.2018 - 30.Dec.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 80 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 185 370 555 740 -- 50
Price in US$ 259 517 775 1033 70
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Holiday retainer fee: £92.5 per week.
Price extra night:
26 £ (Individual 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
Dates
High season dates 16.Dec.2018 - 30.Dec.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 80 £
  • 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.
  • 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 possibledistance from school
Ballet10 km
Basketball5 km
Cooking5 km
Cricket5 km
Dancing10 km
Football (soccer)5 km
Golf15 km
Horse riding15 km
Rugby5 km
Squash5 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis5 km
Yoga5 km
Leisure programme for adults & juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - adults and juniors (PDF)

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
Homestay
5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0 
Other
5.0/5.0 

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