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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 slip-ups which we caught on camera and decided to share! Enjoy ;)



These videos were created by students on our Summer English Course, and their teacher Sophie Clifton-Tucker. These summer lessons normally take place at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford or other world-renowned Oxford University colleges. To find out a little more about this course, read the information below:


The Course

Our summer programmes are an exciting and effective way for you to improve your English while living and studying in one of the world’s most famous, stimulating, and beautiful cities.

In the Mornings

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., you will have three hours of General English lessons in a group of no more than twelve students. For the first 2 hours we work with a course book to enable you to improve the 4 main skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as grammar and vocabulary. The third hour focuses on practical English and study skills to help you use the English you have learnt.

Our qualified teachers will help you improve your English language skills and during the summer months there is a greater emphasis on interaction and communication in the lessons.

In the Afternoons

After lunch, you have several choices:

  • Social activities Most students join our social activities for an enjoyable local outing, such as punting on the river, touring one of the historic Oxford colleges, or enjoying cream tea in a café. Social activities generally run from 1:30pm and are finished by 4:00pm. Summer Activities and Excursions for Adults
  • Group classes Students can join a 2-hour group lesson (Intensive English, INT25). The afternoon classes will be multi-skills and topic-based, which may also include videos, project work, conversation, etc.
  • One-to-one lessons Students of any age can have one-to-one lessons with a private teacher in any subject area (Business English, Academic English, Exam practice etc.).
  • All students under the age of 18 are strongly advised to attend a full-time programme (15 hours of morning lessons plus afternoon lessons/activities). Any student under the age of 18 choosing not to attend afternoon activities/lessons must obtain written permission from a parent or guardian.


If you are interested in coming to study at CIE or if you have any questions please contact us!

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