“Let it Snow” by CIE students

December 9th, 2014

CIE English students singing “Let it Snow” (watch the video below).   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:

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 student 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.

Student feedback about studying English

October 31st, 2014

When students leave us we ask them for their student feedback about studying English at CIE Oxford.   Our lovely students Turki, Naif and Ibrahim from Saudi Arabia leave us after studying at CIE for 8 months. They studied both General English and IELTS during their stay in Oxford.   Watch their last day speeches here to see what they thought about studying English at CIE Oxford:   Listen to Turki talking about how he has improved his English since studying at CIE Oxford:   Watch Naif talking about CIE’s family atmosphere, vocabulary he has learnt and the different cultures he has … Continued

European Day of Languages

September 29th, 2014

The students at CIE came together to celebrate European Day of Languages, and they wish all of you an enjoyable day!

A Day at CIE

September 16th, 2014

The students share their feelings about “a day at CIE” and their time spent here. It shows us that there is a lot more to our school than learning English!   Get a feel for what it is like to study at CIE by listening to the students talk about their experiences:   THE BLOOPER REEL! The slip-ups which we caught on camera and decided to share! Enjoy   If you are interested in coming to study at CIE or if you have any questions please contact us!

Afternoon English classes at CIE

August 28th, 2014

  Take a look at some of the summer afternoon English classes at CIE … These summer afternoon English classes help students increase their confidence in English and allows them to practise speaking about different topics and in different situations. If you would like to join us for summer lessons please contact us and ask us your questions.   Video 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


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