English schools in Europe
The College of International Education (CIE) is a recognised international college in the very heart of the University City of Oxford. We welcome students from all over the world to study short programmes or year round courses.
We teach over 20 academic subjects, including English Language; prepare younger children for Boarding School; prepare older students for University; teach students from Universities, Schools and Colleges all over the world; run programmes for company staff; and teach in small classes and tutorial groups, similar to the tutorial system of Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Programmes can be flexibly designed to meet the needs of each individual student
General English Intensive English Business English English for Law
English for Medicine Academic English English Plus Business Programmes
(I)GCSE A-levels (exam centre) International Foundation Pre Sessional
Pre Boarding School Halloween course New year courses Holiday Revision
ABITUR Spring courses Summer courses Advanced Seminars
CIE courses are designed to provide you with an effective and enjoyable way to learn English. We welcome all ages levels of English learners, from beginner and elementary to upper-intermediate and advanced. Our courses are designed to provide you with an effective and enjoyable way to learn English:
First day assessment test to place you in the class best suited to your needs
Individual or group tuition - or a combination - with experienced and enthusiastic teachers
Regular assessment tests to help you review your progress
We aim to train students to communicate both fluently and accurately in English through a full introduction to the fundamental elements of the language, so teachers give different emphasis to reading, writing, listening and speaking, according to the needs of the students, using material appropriate to their age and their stage of development.
The General English programme consists of 20 lessons a week in small groups. This can be combined with 5 or 10 individual lessons a week, if required.
Accommodation is generally in single or shared rooms, with hosts who are carefully selected for their interest in hosting foreign students and who live within easy reach of CIE. Accommodation includes breakfast and evening meal on Mondays to Fridays, with the addition of lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Academic English programme usually consists of preparation for an examination. The following tests are offered: IELTS, all Cambridge examinations, TOEFL, TOEIC and SAT.
Certificates and Awards
CIE Certificate upon successful completion of your course.
Social Activities and Excursions
An optional programme of social, sporting and cultural activities runs throughout the year in the late afternoons and evenings and at weekends. It includes visits to world-famous museums and theatres, sightseeing and concerts, with the addition of punting on the river, basketball, badminton, international evenings and picnics during the summer season.
During July and August the social activities programme takes place every weekday. It includes a mixture of Sport, Cultural Visits, Fun and Games, and Oxford specials, such as visiting the film set of Harry Potter, or Punting on the river. There are excursions every weekend.
Places of Interest
Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford- on-Avon, London, Bath, Stonehenge and other places of historical and cultural interest
Oxford is one of the world's most famous and beautiful university cities. It is a splendid city in which to study - the architecture of the mediaeval colleges, the famous libraries and the peaceful college gardens provide an atmosphere conducive to academic work. The city is a thriving cultural centre, with many art galleries, theatres, and concert halls. For those who wish to explore Britain, Oxford provides easy access to London, Birmingham, Bath, Cambridge and so many other places of interest.