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

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