Living with a host family, written by students

May 17th, 2016

Most of CIE’s students live with a host family. If you are unsure what it is like and maybe you are thinking about coming to the UK to study English, read this blog. There is also a video at the end. Intermediate students have summarised their views on living with a host family. Here is what they have to say:   ‘If you want to study abroad, you’ll think about living in a host family. I interviewed a family about living in host family, and maybe I answer some of your questions.     I asked the mother about the students’ … Continued

Detective Story written by a student

April 8th, 2016

Here is a detective story by our student Henry, who wrote it all by himself in the lesson. He had been studying how to use different tense forms in a story. How do you think the man died? Leave a suggestion in the comment box. DETECTIVE STORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                  By Henry “The Man under the Bridge” Early in my investigation: The man in that village told me, that case had happened a year ago, that night it had a rained heavily and he would never forget that night.   I love staying in the Police office and thumbing the old … Continued

Student Drama Performance

January 27th, 2016

Students perform a play as part of their course at CIE. Just like every year, our Kyorin students have saved ‘the best for last’. During the first three months of their stay, they attended a specialised course at CIE tailored to their needs, including Business Studies, Art and Beauty of Oxford, Charity and Drama. Each subject provided them with invaluable knowledge, language and skills for the future, and has generated further interest. Drama was their favourite course and the excelled at the challenge of performing in front of an audience. There was definitely no sign of shyness! Here is what … Continued

Charity Event by Kyorin students 2015

January 14th, 2016

This year our Kyorin University students hosted a Charity event for ‘The Gatehouse’, Oxford, which is a charity supporting homeless people in Oxford. They broke last year’s record by £40! In total they raised £155.77!!! Here is what they wrote: We are Japanese students and studying English in Oxford. Also we studied local charity to help someone who suffer from something. We joined The Gate House. This is a charity group which help homeless people. We decided to help them. The reason that we wanted to help homeless people is that is a familiar problem to us. We can see … Continued

Self-correcting English writing

October 14th, 2015

Having problems with writing in English? Here are a few tips which will help you get the structure, content, tone and register (formal, informal or neutral) right! W – Who is it for? (this will help you decide the register) R – Register I – Include (what do you want to say? … make sure you include all the points you need to) T – Text Type? (Are you writing a letter, a report, an article…?) E – Edit (always read what you have written) Here is a short video (from one of our Intermediate classes) offering some ideas on how … Continued

CIE’s renovation

September 18th, 2015

  The College of International Education recently had some renovation work done to provide better facilities for the students when studying English.                                                 We added a computer room and made the rooms lighter and a nicer environment for studying.                                             The photos don’t do it justice so you will have to come and visit to see for … Continued

Minha experiencia de aprendizagem Inglês en Oxford

June 10th, 2015

Minha experiencia de aprendizagem Inglês en Oxford … Minha experiencia em CIE foi maravilhosa e inesquecivel. Primeiro, porque todos os profesores sao fantásticos, o que definitivamente faz a aula ainda melhor. Eu passei duas semanas sem falar, porque eu tinha medo de cometer um erro. Todos os profesores tentaram me ajudar, fazendo com que eu falasse mais nas aulas e fora das aulas, e agora, eu nao tenho mais esse medo. Depois que voce perde esse medo, voce consegue ver como tudo muda e como voce melhora seu Ingles. Segundo, depois de toda essa ajuda, eles se transformam sua familia … Continued

Mi experiencia aprendiendo inglés en Oxford

June 10th, 2015

Aprendiendo inglés en Oxford… Antes de venir En el momento en que te planteas viajar y conocer otros idiomas y culturas muchos sentimientos se adentran en tu cuerpo. Te sientes asustado y nervioso, pero a la vez muy contento por la nueva aventura que estas a punto de vivir. Así es como me sentía yo el pasado verano,  días antes de venir a Oxford. Miles de preguntas se me venían a la cabeza como: ¿Cómo me recibirán? ¿Conseguiré hacer amigos? ¿Podré entender algo de lo que me digan? ¿Cómo será la gente? Ahora miro al pasado y no puedo evitar … Continued

Advice about correcting your writing in English

April 28th, 2015

Students studying English give some advice on how to correct your writing and how you can learn from this:   What type of mistakes are there? There are some mistake about words like Missing words (MW) ,Wrong words(WW) ,Extra words (EW) ,Words order(WO) and the most important Spelling .The meaning of those mistake are :Forget to write some words ,use the same mean words but wasn’t fit for this sentence ,write more useless words and the order is wrong. The type of mistake also have Grammar, Punctuation ,Tense and Paragraphing. These mistakes maybe are more important than the mistake about … Continued

How to improve your English Level

April 14th, 2015

Which level are you on now? If you want to improve your level of English, CIE can show you how! Learning English does not always mean sitting in a classroom with a pile of textbooks. You can improve your skills doing normal, every day things! For example, do you: • Listen to the radio • Watch television programs and movies (you can use subtitles to help you at first) • Read the newspaper • Change the language settings on your Facebook and mobile phone to ‘English’. This is a very useful tool for people who use technology a lot. • … Continued