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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 RefusalIndependent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

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 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.2017In 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 £ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1440 1368 1920 1824 2400 2280 3055 2903 5980 5681 11250 10688 235 224
Price in US$ 315 630 945 1259 1813 2417 3022 3846 7528 14162 296
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
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
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 £ High season dates 26.Jun.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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Price in £ 185 176 370 352 555 528 740 703 1050 998 1400 1330 1750 1663 2210 2100 4290 4076 8000 7600 175 167
Price in US$ 233 466 699 932 1322 1763 2203 2782 5401 10071 221
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
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
High season
High season supplement per week: 45 £ High season dates 26.Jun.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 230 219 460 437 690 656 920 874 1100 1045 1320 1254 1540 1463 1760 1672 1980 1881 2200 2090 2640 2508
Price in US$ 290 580 869 1159 1385 1662 1939 2216 2493 2770 3324
Optional weekday activities: £60/week, Optional Saturday excursion: £50/week.
Junior classes take place at Bocardo House, Oxford city centre.
Groups will be divided by age.
Starting dates
2017: 26.Jun.2017 - 01.Sep.2017.
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.
Absolute beginners start on: 26.Jun.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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 6 8 10 13 26 50 Additional Week
Price in £ 340 323 680 646 1020 969 1360 1292 1920 1824 2560 2432 3200 3040 4095 3891 8060 7657 15250 14488 315 300
Price in US$ 428 856 1284 1712 2417 3223 4029 5155 10146 19197 397
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 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
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 £ High season dates 26.Jun.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 13 26 50 Additional Week
Price in £ 250 238 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1440 1368 1920 1824 2400 2280 3055 2903 5980 5681 11250 10688 235 224
Price in US$ 315 630 945 1259 1813 2417 3022 3846 7528 14162 296
Starting dates
Every Monday .
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
High season
High season supplement per week: 30 £ High season dates 26.Jun.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved 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.
During the summer months, lunch is available at the school (with supplement).

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 165 330 495 660 165 50
Price in US$ 219 438 656 875 219 67
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
23.58 £ (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 26.Jun.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 185 370 555 740 185 50
Price in US$ 246 491 736 981 246 67
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
Dates
High season dates 26.Jun.2017 - 01.Sep.2017
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 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

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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