What CIE Oxford is all about

During the academic year, our class size usually contains no more than 8 students—often half the size of groups at most other schools. Your skills will improve quickly in our small classes.

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.

CIE's close family atmosphere throughout the academic year helps to make intensive study easier and much more pleasant. From our reception staff, to our teachers, to our principal, everyone will know your name. Long-term students are assigned a personal tutor to monitor your progress and answer any questions you may have.

Student Feedback:
Yi (China) – “I’ve been at CIE for 2 weeks.
Both teachers and students here are very nice.
I love the way the teachers teach and the
atmosphere in class. CIE is like a big family.
I love CIE very much”.

Lourdes (Spain) – “CIE is a very friendly school
but serious. I learned a lot of English in a
short period of time. Thank you teachers,
I am going back to Spain very happy”.

Bruna (Brazil) – “I’ve been studying at CIE for
8 months, since then I’ve improved my English
a lot. What I really like about CIE are the
excellent teachers with their particular way of
teaching. I’ve made many friends here and
also learnt a bit about their cultures.
Definitely this time at CIE has been a great
experience in my life”.
Rosario (Italy) – “Our times at CIE were very
exciting, I remember the moments with our
teachers and friends, when we played ping
pong and when we watched a movie
completely in English, I remember all the
times spent at CIE and I think that if I could
return I would not think twice about it. I
want to say goodbye all the teachers that
helped me to improve my English. Bye bye”.

Our Albums

    CIE's premises (20 pictures)

    Students and activities (31 pictures)

    Group photos (4 pictures)

    Summer at CIE! (36 pictures)

  • CIE prospectus

  • Nicole from Brazil

  • Giulia and Carmelo from Italy

  • Ana from Spain

  • Davide from Italy

  • Nicole and Lucrezia

  • Yaacoub

  • Federica and Stefano

  • Camilla from Brazil

Associations we are a member of

  • United Kingdom British Council
  • United Kingdom ENGLISH UK - ENGLISH UK
  • Language Program
Calendar & fees

Average cost of 4-week intensive language program including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board: 1.00 (Euro)

Award scholarships? No

Is there financial assistance available for this program? Yes

Main Campus Location of this program

Institution Name: CIE Oxford

Address: Bocardo House, 24B St. Michael's Street, Oxford

City/Location: Oxford

State/Province: United Kingdom (General)

Country: United Kingdom

Zip/Postal Code: OX1 2EB

Telephone: 01865202238

Fax: 01865202241

About this program: We are a fully accredited language school in the heart of Oxford city. Our friendly environment makes it a great place to learn English. We continually get great feedback from our students many who return year upon year to visit and study with us again: http://www.cie-oxford.com/aboutus/video-testimonials.html www.facebook.com/cie.oxford

Foundation Year: 1974

Other Campuses Locations of this program
Languages taught
Courses Offered
Exam Preparation Courses
General Language
Junior Programs
Junior Vacation
Language for Academic Purposes
Language for Specific Purposes (ESP)
Language plus Business
Private Classes
Exam Preparation Offered
Cambridge Advanced
Cambridge First
Cambridge Preliminary
Cambridge Proficiency
Host Family
Student Residence
Our Location

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.

Miscellaneous Information

Closest airport: Heathrow

Airport pick-up service? Yes

Airport return service? Yes

Offer certificates? Yes

Language teacher qualifications: 100% hold a recognized language teaching qualification

Principal student nationalities represented at CIE Oxford: European, Asian, South American,

Offer on-campus work opportunities? No

Offer extracurricular excursions? Yes

Offer weekly activities? Yes

Maximum number of students per class: 11

Average number of students per class: 5

Minimum required age for children/pupil courses: 10

Average age of students in summer: 18

Average age of students for the rest of year: 22

Average number of course levels offered in the summer: 6

Average number of course levels offered for the rest of year: 5

Language Lab? No

Library? Yes

Access to a computer or the internet? Yes

Cafeteria? No


About your school

Student enrollment: Small

School setting: Urban

Student diversity: Very diverse

Other school options:

  • Co-ed (men and women)