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CIE - College of International Education, Oxford, England UK

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  • 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 (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

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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):

15
5
8
15
10
10
18
15

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is London Heathrow (LHR).

London Heathrow Airport:
140 £ pick up
280 £ return (both ways)
Luton Airport:
140 £ pick up
280 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
180 £ pick up
360 £ return (both ways)
Stansted Airport:
180 £ pick up
360 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

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.
In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019 - 04.Jan.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 27.May.2019.

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$ 315 629 944 1258 1815 2419 3024 3852 7547 14210 297
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 .
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$ 236 472 708 944 1343 1790 2238 2685 2830 5503 10280
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.
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 12
Price in £ 355 338 710 675 1065 1012 1420 1349 1700 1615 2040 1938 2380 2261 2720 2584 3060 2907 3400 3230 4080 3876
Price in US$ 430 859 1288 1718 2056 2468 2879 3290 3701 4112 4935
This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, Norham Gardens , OX2 6QA, Oxford
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
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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$ 442 883 1325 1766 2177 2613 3048 3483 3919 -- --
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.
2019: 01.Jul.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 12.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 26.Aug.2019.
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$ 291 581 871 1161 1421 1706 1984 2274 2558 -- --
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.
2019: 01.Jul.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019, 12.Aug.2019, 19.Aug.2019, 26.Aug.2019.
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$ 315 629 944 1258 1815 2419 3024 3852 7547 14210 224
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
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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 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 165 330 495 660 -- 990 1155 1320 1485 1650 1815 1980 -- 50
Price in US$ 211 421 631 841 1261 1471 1681 1891 2101 2311 2521 64
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 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 185 370 555 740 -- 1110 1295 1480 1665 1850 2035 2220 -- 50
Price in US$ 236 472 707 943 1414 1649 1885 2120 2356 2591 2827 64
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.

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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