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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)

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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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$ 229 458 686 915 1302 1736 2170 2604 2744 5336 9967
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
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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 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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Price in £ 510 485 1020 969 1530 1454 2040 1938 2940 2793 3920 3724 4900 4655 5880 5586 6305 5990 12480 11856 23750 22563
Price in US$ 599 1197 1795 2393 3448 4597 5746 6895 7394 14634 27849
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 £ 355 338 710 675 1065 1012 1420 1349 2040 1938 2720 2584 3400 3230 4080 3876 4425 4204 8320 7904 15500 14725
Price in US$ 417 833 1249 1666 2393 3190 3987 4785 5189 9756 18176
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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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
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See availability »
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$ 446 892 1337 1783 2199 2639 3079 3518 3958 -- --
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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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$ 634 1267 1900 2533 3137 3764 4392 5019 5646 -- --
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
Reserve this course »
See availability »
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$ 446 892 1337 1783 2199 2639 3079 3518 3958 -- --
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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5 lessons per week available for GBP 325 per week.
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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Price in US$ 587 1173 1759 2346 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 lessons per week available for GBP 250 per week.
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$ 305 610 915 1220 1759 2346 2932 3518 3735 7317 13778
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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Specialty Courses
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Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 500 475
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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

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 195 390 585 780 975 1170 1365 1560 1950 2340 195 60
Price in US$ 241 482 723 963 1204 1445 1685 1926 2407 2889 241 75
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
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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$ 217 433 649 865 1081 1297 1513 1729 2161 2593 217 75
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$ 291 581 871 1161 1451 1741 2031 2321 2901 3481 291 75
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

4.0/5.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

City

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0 
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 
Shared Flat (apartment)
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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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