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CIE - College of International Education, Oxford, England UK

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. The busy summer school is also held in the city centre near facilities, such as Oxford University's Lady Margaret Hall, near the University Parks.

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

Covid-19 Status: School re-opening on 07 September 2020

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by CIE - College of International Education

We have been working to ensure the greatest possible safety of students and staff, as well as a great experience.

In addition to exceeding all local health requirements, we will put the following measures in place:
- Social distancing measures throughout each school.
- Classes in our largest rooms, with reduced numbers where necessary.
- Masks to be worn in school common areas.
- Daily temperature checks for everyone in school.
- Hand sanitizer available in each classroom and common areas.
- Daily cleaning of heavily used equipment.
- Clear signage reminding of social distancing and the importance of sanitizing.

We will also offer a range of socially distanced in-person social activities.

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

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a 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: 45
  • 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 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 03 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 23 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

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

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Morning classes focus on improving the 4 main skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) as well as grammar and vocabulary, and practical English and study skills. 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
Brochures
CIE - College of International Education Brochure (PDF)
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Price in US$ 242 483 724 966 1374 1832 2290 2748 2896 5631 10520
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
Brochures
CIE - College of International Education Brochure (PDF)
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Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course includes 21 hours of lessons, 4 hours of activities and hot college lunch. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Norham Gardens, OX2 6QA, Oxford
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
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  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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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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Price in US$ 440 879 1318 1758 2525 3367 4208 5050 5477 10297 19182
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  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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Lunches (hot meals) are included.
Optional Saturday excursion is GBP 60 per week.
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
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
Brochures
CIE - College of International Education Brochure (PDF)
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Free cancellation up to 28 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 380 361 760 722 1140 1083 1520 1444 1875 1782 2250 2138 2625 2494 3000 2850 3375 3207 -- --
Price in US$ 471 941 1411 1882 2321 2785 3249 3713 4177 -- --
Includes 15 hours of General English, 10 hours of activities and hot lunches.
Optional Saturday excursion is GBP 60 per week.
Junior classes take place at Bocardo House, Oxford city centre.
The Junior Programme is divided into 2 parts. Depending on the student's age, they will either have morning lessons OR afternoon lessons.
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
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
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 28 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 540 513 1080 1026 1620 1539 2160 2052 2675 2542 3210 3050 3745 3558 4280 4066 4815 4575 -- --
Price in US$ 669 1337 2005 2674 3311 3973 4635 5297 5959 -- --
Includes 21 General English lessons, 4 hours of private lessons and hot meal lunch.
Optional Saturday excursion is GBP 60 per week.
Groups will be divided by age.
Prices listed without accommodation.
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
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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FREE changes
Free cancellation up to 28 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 380 361 760 722 1140 1083 1520 1444 1875 1782 2250 2138 2625 2494 3000 2850 3375 3207 -- --
Price in US$ 471 941 1411 1882 2321 2785 3249 3713 4177 -- --
Includes 21 General English lessons, 4 hours of activities and hot meal lunch.
Optional Saturday excursion is GBP 60 per week.
Groups will be divided by age. This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
Norham Gardens, OX2 6QA, Oxford
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
4-5 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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Private
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Price in £ 650 618 1300 1235 1950 1853 2600 2470 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 805 1609 2414 3218 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 28 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 500 475 1000 950 1500 1425 2000 1900 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 619 1238 1857 2476 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 28 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 12 13 26 50
Price in £ 260 247 520 494 780 741 1040 988 1500 1425 2000 1900 2500 2375 3000 2850 3185 3026 6240 5928 11750 11163
Price in US$ 322 644 966 1288 1857 2476 3094 3713 3942 7723 14542
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
Brochures
CIE - College of International Education Brochure (PDF)
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Specialty Courses
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Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 500 475
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 619
Includes initial test, course plan (materials), weekly face to face lessons (live video) with teacher including initial tutorial and orientation, and access to teacher via email.
Starting dates
2020: 07 Sep. 2020, 31 Dec. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) 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.
A 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

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(charged by school)
Price in £ 195 390 585 780 975 1170 1365 1560 1950 2340 195 60
Price in US$ 255 509 763 1017 1271 1525 1779 2033 2541 3049 255 79
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
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Holiday retainer fee is GBP 97.50 per week.
Price extra night:
28 £ (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 01 Jan. 2020 - 05 Jan. 2020, 23 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 80 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 175 350 525 700 875 1050 1225 1400 1750 2100 175 60
Price in US$ 228 456 684 912 1140 1368 1596 1824 2280 2736 228 79
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CIE - College of International Education - 1
Example image of this accommodation category provided by CIE - College of International Education - 2
Holiday retainer fee is GBP 82.5 per week.
Price extra night:
25 £ (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 01 Jan. 2020 - 05 Jan. 2020, 23 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 80 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 235 470 705 940 1175 1410 1645 1880 2350 2820 235 60
Price in US$ 307 613 919 1225 1531 1837 2143 2450 3062 3674 307 79
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Holiday retainer fee is GBP 117.5 per week.
Price extra night:
34 £ (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, Heating, Full board on weekdays, half board on weekends, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 10
Dates:
High season dates 01 Jan. 2020 - 05 Jan. 2020, 23 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 80 £
Under 16s will be charged an extra GBP 10 if they stay for more than 28 days.

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

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0

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Organisation

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.6/5.0

3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
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    FAQ about CIE - College of International Education, Oxford

  • English courses at CIE - College of International Education start at 40 £ for Online Course course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of CIE - College of International Education
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (140 £), Luton Airport (140 £), London Gatwick Airport (180 £), Stansted Airport (180 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at CIE - College of International Education varies from 1 students (Private Academic Tuition) to 12 students (Summer Teen Intensive Course)
  • 90% of teachers at CIE - College of International Education hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at CIE - College of International Education comes from Switzerland with a 18% representation, followed by students from China (15%) and Spain (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • CIE - College of International Education offers courses from 10 years ( Summer Junior General English, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 17 during the summer and 22 for the rest of the year.
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