A Day at CIE

September 16th, 2014

The students share their feelings about their time at CIE and we can see that there is a lot more to our school than learning English! Get a sense of the excitement students experience every day!   THE BLOOPER REEL! The slip-ups which we caught on camera and decided to share! Enjoy    

Afternoon classes at CIE

August 28th, 2014

  Take a look at some of the summer afternoon lessons at CIE … Edited by Joanna Jakubik Music from: http://www.karaoke-version.com/mp3-backingtrack/pharrell-williams/happy.html

The Lucky Day

August 19th, 2014

    Students make a video about typical superstitions in the UK! Have a watch below and see how many superstitions you can spot:  

Stories in the lift!

August 10th, 2014

  Students in our proficiency class wrote the secret stories from the viewpoint of the lift! Read on to reveal what really goes on behind closed doors!:   The lift   Introduction: Oh well, another day is starting so I’d better test my cables – don’t want the same thing happening as happened yesterday, do we? What a carry on that was. I was half full with people and all of sudden between floors, one of my cables broke. Of course I knew there was nothing to worry about, didn’t I?  Us new lifts have a reserve cable, so you know like … Continued

History of Music and Buskers in England

June 23rd, 2014

Before I went to Oxford many people told me that I would be impressed by the elegant architecture and the peculiar spirit of the city. Indeed, I found myself fascinated by the enchanted towers, by students on bicycles and by the sincere friendliness of the people. But the thing that impressed me the most here was music.   I’ve been studying music for almost 12 years now, and I immediately fell in love with the city that had such a great number of street musicians, or buskers. All of them perform so skillfully that I couldn’t help making some videos of them. … Continued

CIE Birthday Rap!

June 19th, 2014

Students from the pre-intermediate class made a rap to celebrate CIE’s 40th birthday!   (Sorry for the shaky filming – Marlies was dancing along!!) Here are the lyrics so you can sing along!   Happy Birthday CIE, Let’s have a big party, Let’s celebrate 40 years, And sing so loud it hurts our ears.   The teachers are a bit crazy, The students sometimes lazy, School is so exiting, We LOVE doing writing.   Happy Birthday CIE, Let’s have a big party, Let’s celebrate 40 years, And sing so loud it hurts our ears.   Every Friday we have a … Continued

“Before the UK vs now”

May 28th, 2014

Students write about how their lives have changed since being in the UK …   “Before I came to the UK I used to get up earlier, at 6 a.m. Now I’m getting used to waking up later and having breakfast. In Spain I used to eat lunch at 3 p.m. It’s very difficult to get used to having meals at different times of day. I have to get used to left side traffic. I’m still getting used to speaking English every day. I used to speak Polish or Spanish. I can’t get used to English bad weather. I’m getting … Continued

Celebrating 40 years of international education …

April 10th, 2014

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 … Continued

Cultural and Language Programme at CIE

February 26th, 2014

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 one of the teachers wrote about her experience with them: Chuo students are a joy to teach. They are enthusiastic and determined to participate in all aspects of their learning experience as provided in Oxford colleges by teachers at CIE. They quickly pick up the idea that interaction in the classroom is essential … Continued

My favourite place in Oxford

January 31st, 2014

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.   My favourite place in Oxford by Moawia, Libya My favourite place in Oxford the Ashmolean … Continued

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