College of International Education celebrates 40 years of English education
This year CIE proudly celebrates 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.
The fact that we enter our 40th year with great confidence is partly the result of our low staff turnover. Luke and John, our Co-Principals, have been at CIE since 2007 and those of you who have worked with CIE over the past six years will be familiar with our staff. Amy (Activities and Student Welfare), Hisashi (Finance), Irma (Director of studies), Max (Accommodation) and Olivia (Marketing) have provided the element of continuity which in turn has helped them to create the wonderful atmosphere at the school. We were very happy to learn that the Independent Schools Inspectorate described the quality of the curriculum, teaching and learning achievement as “exceeds expectations”.
Read more about CIE’s 40th Anniversary.
My favourite place in Oxford by Adel, Libya
My favourite place in Oxford is CIE. It is in the city centre of Oxford .and it is on St. Michael St. It is next an antique shop.
It is a small college .There is reception down stairs and up stairs there are six classes and a kitchen. There are different students from Spain, Italy, Libya.
Students come here to learn English. I like my school because there are good teachers and it is very quite.
Adel outside CIE
My favourite place in Oxford by Moawia, Libya
My favourite place in Oxford the Ashmolean Museum. The museum is in front of Randolph Hotel on Beaumont Street.
The museum is big, beautiful and quiet .There are three floors and on the floor there is a special café.
All people can enter the museum for free. People go to museum to see old pictures, old clothes.
I like the museum because I can learn a lot about history.
Moawia outside the Ashmolean museum
Japanese students had a go at writing a mini saga in their English lessons. The story had to be 50 words! Here is what they came up with:
Japanese students wrote some mini-sagas …
The shocking by Erica
When I was a child I went to NY. Our room was connected to uncle’s family room. I went to that room and I touch the light and unfortunately that light was broken and I had electric shock. Luckily, I did not die but I had to stay in hospital one night.
Food is important by Akane
I’d never loved a girl, because my appearance wasn’t so good. One day a girl asked to go on a date. I wasn’t answering for a minute but then I decided to go. We had been dating for a month. Unfortunately, we broke up due to different tastes in food.
Too much laugh by Yuki
When I was a child my father always made me laugh. One day, I couldn’t breathe when he made me laugh and I had to go to hospital. My doctor said to my mother not to make me laugh because I had asthma. And after that I had to be hospitalized.
Unexpected weather by Ash
I looked at the sky. It was going to rain tomorrow because the sky was covered with cloud. Certainly, it’s getting cold and rain. Two hours later it was stopped and I relief at that time. But unfortunately the climate was immediately changed. Unbelievable! I was surprised at that it started snowing. Unthinkingly extraordinary weather.
Have a go at this yourselves!
Students studying English at CIE Oxford tell us how to cook typical dishes from their country. Click on the links below to watch their videos …
Alberto from Italy
Kobe from China
Giovanni from Italy
Geoffrey from China
Fernando from Spain