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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

IELTS at CIE Oxford

March 24th, 2015

IELTS 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 In the morning you will have 3 hours of lessons. The first 2 hours are General English classes, focusisng on the 4 main skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. These correspond to the 4 sections of the IELTS exam. The last hour focuses on practical English and study skills to help you use the English you have learnt. There are two types of IELTS – General & Academic. Look at the … Continued

Exam Practice & Skill Development

March 10th, 2015

Thinking about coming to CIE Oxford to prepare for an exam? We offer tutoring for all Cambridge courses (KET, PET, FCE, CAE), IELTS, and TOEIC. We focus on the four main skills of exam practice, Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing to ensure you will do well in your exam. One of our teachers talks about her time teaching TOEIC skills to students from Kyorin University, Japan:     “I took our Kyorin group for 2 weeks, teaching a mixture of TOEIC and IELTS skills. Students seemed to find these sessions particularly useful in working towards their future examinations. Their improvement … Continued

English Courses at CIE Oxford

March 5th, 2015

Thinking about coming to study at CIE Oxford? You’ve made the right choice! We have a number of English courses on offer to suit everybody:     Our Internship Programme is comprised of an English Language Course to prepare students for their internship, and the Internship in a company which is relevant to your experience. This programme is most suitable for people who have practical or theoretical knowledge in a particular field and would like to gain experience in a work environment. We will attempt to place you in a company where your practical or theoretical knowledge will be most … Continued

Cultural and Language Programme at CIE

March 3rd, 2015

Students from Chuo High School are studying a Cultural and Language Programme at CIE. Topics include: Philosphophy, Architecture, Science, History, Politics, Education and many more. In the afternoons they research for a project which they will have to present at the end of the course. Here is what our teachers wrote about their experience with them:     Sophie Clifton-Tucker, English Teacher at CIE “After a week of teaching Chuo students I can see they are a hardworking and fun group! In the mornings we have been learning about the differences in immigration in Japan and the UK. Sometimes my students … Continued

Luke’s visit to Japan

January 29th, 2015

I have just returned from my annual ‘winter’ visit to Tokyo, Japan.   The purpose of this trip is to strengthen existing relationships with High Schools and Universities in Tokyo and so I visited some of our partner educational institutions in order to listen to their views about CIE Oxford and our course. In addition to meeting with Principals, Professors and/or administrative staff, I also used the time to meet with students, give mini ‘sample’ lessons on CLIL topics as well as mini lectures on topics like ‘a brief history of Oxford’ or ‘Architecture in Oxford’ …   At each … Continued

‘Let it Go’ rewritten by CIE students

December 9th, 2014

The Intermediate class have re-written the lyrics to Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’ making it relevant to winter and CIE. The theme for the week was winter and it ended on Friday by singing this song to the rest of the school. Students then created a music video.   All of the lyrics, ideas and footage in the film were created by the students.   Watch it here:   Each of the other classes also had their own “winter” themed project. These included:   – Winter Sports – Winter Festivals Around the World – Winter Food – Winter A-Z     … Continued

Advice for studying English in Oxford

December 4th, 2014

If you’re somebody that has decided they want to come to Oxford to study English at CIE, first let me just say; you’ve made a great decision! And if you’re a little nervous, that’s normal. We’ve written out some advice for you in case you wanted to prepare yourself, so you can fit in like a proper Oxonian   Travelling around Oxford Walking, Cycling and Buses – As a student, this is definitely what you will be using. Travelling in and around Oxford is as easy as making a cup of tea.   Remember that oncoming traffic is on the … Continued

English Students Rap about CIE

October 31st, 2014

Students in Sophie’s pre-intermediate class rap about their experiences learning English at CIE Oxford! Have a look at the results: Students had to invent the lyrics in English and relate them to their experiences of studying English at CIE Oxford. This class had a great time putting this rap together and filming it. The writing part was a little difficult to begin with, rhyming in English is not an easy task! However, by the end of this mini-project the students’ confidence had grown and they were speaking in rhymes! CIE aims to improve students’ skills in all areas, both in … Continued