The College of International Education (CIE) is a small and friendly English language school located in the centre of Oxford. Our small class sizes, qualified teachers and family-like atmosphere mean you'll improve your English quickly whilst making new friends.
CIE is accredited by the British Council for our English Language Courses and also by the British Accreditation Council for our Independent Further and Higher Education courses. These include our very successful Business Foundation Course for students wishing to go to University in the UK and our Pre-Boarding School Courses to prepare students in academic subjects (Maths, Science, Business etc.) before they go to Boarding School in the UK. It was most recently inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
ISI's inspectors reported that the College exceeded expectations in ‘Teaching and Learning’ stating that “The quality of education is excellent because of the depth and breadth of course planning and high quality of teaching and learning … The courses are rigorously and broadly planned to fulfil the college’s aim to balance academic success with personal and cultural development. The extra-curricular provision is a particular strength. Teaching is of a high quality because of a well-qualified teaching force, well supported by effective observation, guidance and staff development”.
Students themselves were very positive about their experience; “Students responding to the pre-inspection survey almost without exception expressed approval and often strong approval of the education and care provided by the college, in tune with the judgements made by inspectors”.
The inspectors wrote that “Rigorous attention is paid to health and safety … The quality of pastoral care exceeds expectations. Excellent relationships prevail amongst students and between students and staff”.
The inspectors also noted that “Governance and management are good overall and have some excellent aspects … Broad and intelligent aims and objectives, effectively implemented, establish a clear sense of educational direction for all staff and students”
Rosario (Italy) “Our times at CIE were very exciting, I remember the moments with our teachers and friends, when we played ping pong and when we watched a movie times spent at CIE and I think that if I could want to say goodbye all the teachers that helped me to improve my English. Bye bye”. Yi (China) – “I’ve been at CIE for 2 weeks. Both teachers and students here are very nice. I love the way the teachers teach and the I love CIE very much”.
Lourdes (Spain) “CIE is a very friendly school but serious. I learned a lot of English in a short period of time. Thank you teachers, I am going back to Spain very happy”.
Bruna (Brazil) “I’ve been studying at CIE for 8 months, since then I’ve improved my English a lot. What I really like about CIE are the excellent teachers with their particular way of teaching. I’ve made many friends here and also learnt a bit about their cultures. Definitely this time at CIE has been a great experience in my life”.