Celebrating 40 years of international education

In 2014 CIE proudly celebrated 40 years of outstanding achievement. Founded in 1974 by the owner, Mr Kenichi Ikeno, to promote English Language courses in an academic context, CIE has built an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, the success of its students and the friendly and supportive atmosphere at the school.

CIE is accredited by both the British Council and the Independent Schools Inspectorate and we are grateful to these institutions for their support and encouragement. Our HTS status enables us to accept Tier 4 students and with this background, we look to the future with optimism. We are establishing closer links with our parent company in Tokyo with the result that our staff make regular visits to Japan. These visits not only assist in closer cooperation but also give our staff insights into a fascinating culture. In fact work at CIE is an educational and enriching experience for both students and teachers.

The Business Studies Foundation course has been the route taken by many international students to enter a British university, but short courses in such diverse subjects as Philosophy, Theory of Knowledge, Drama and the Art of Beauty have won particular praise and have made many students understand the famous dictum of Marcel Proust that “ the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”.

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We shall continue to help international students to improve their English and to promote their academic development. In particular, we shall try hard not only to encourage our students to have new eyes but also, and in particular, to appreciate fully the beauty of Oxford. Described by Matthew Arnold as “whispering from her towers the last enchantments of the Middle Ages”, Oxford must be one of the most beautiful cities in the world and we are convinced that we have a duty to help our students to appreciate and understand this amazing city.

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Our Aims

CIE’s aim is to provide an environment in which students from a wide range of cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds can

  1. Realize fully their academic and social potential
  2. Understand and appreciate the rich diversity of their various cultural traditions

We try to do this by:

  1. Providing courses that will widen the educational opportunities for students
  2. Teaching that is of a high standard and appropriate to the abilities and needs of each student
  3. Pastoral care that will enable the student to feel secure in a caring and supportive environment
  4. Social activities that widen the understanding of the students of their environment and which create more opportunities for social interaction
  5. An immediate environment which is safe and secure
  6. A school environment in which students and teachers feel empowered to develop their skills and also feel valued and respected

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Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Courses

CIE Oxford

The IELTS Exam Preparation Course is ideal for students who: want to study at an English speaking University ... [+]

The Course

The IELTS Exam Preparation Course is ideal for students who:

want to study at an English speaking University want to study for an internationally recognised exam in English

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. Classes include regular practice tests with individual feedback and advice on how you can improve. We can also offer individual advice for students about your options after the exam.... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 12 weeks
Campus
CIE Oxford

The General English Course offers you the chance to study 3 hours of English in the morning and have free time in the afternoon. ... [+]

The General English Course offers you the chance to study 3 hours of English in the morning and have free time in the afternoon.

Course Details

For the first 2 hours we work with a coursebook 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.

Due to the small size of the classes teachers can personalise the classes to suit your individual needs.

You will have homework most nights and you will have a test at the end of each week so you can monitor your progress. All course materials are provided. You will receive a certificate at the end of your course stating your level according to the Common European Framework. Activities ... [-]
United Kingdom Oxford
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 12 weeks
Campus
CIE Oxford

Our full-time (25 hours a week) Winter Programme combines language learning with cultural studies and is ideal for students who want to improve their English quickly. ... [+]

Our full-time (25 hours a week) Winter Programme combines language learning with cultural studies and is ideal for students who want to improve their English quickly.

Winter Programme: 23 September – 21st December 2019 (13 weeks) £5500 Winter Programme Plus: 23 September – 9th February 2020 (20 weeks) £8320 Course Details Intensive, 25 hours per week Age: 15+ Morning (9-12:30): General English or Exam Preparation Afternoon (13:30 – 15:45): Topic-based (Art of Beauty, Business, Philosophy, Charity, Drama, History of Oxford and the UK) English level: A2 (or higher) Class size: Max. 12 students (average 6-9) Accommodation: Homestay (Private single room) Meals: Half board (breakfast, dinner) Online Study: 3 months continual lessons after the completion of the course* Activities, Excursions: Oxford sightseeing, college visits, punting, cream tea, etc (not included) Airport transfer: Included ... [-]
United Kingdom Oxford
September 2019
Full-time
13 - 20 weeks
Campus