College of International Education (CIE)

Oxford’s friendly, independent and professional English language school

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Distance to Oxford City Centre | 0.1 miles

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Welcome to CIE Oxford – independent English language school

The College of International Education (CIE) is a friendly, independent and professional English language school located in the centre of Oxford. Established in 1974, we have been building up an excellent reputation for the quality of our courses, the success of our students, and the friendly and supportive atmosphere at the school. Our small class sizes, dedicated teachers and personal support will help you to improve your English quickly.

Amazing teachers and unique people from around the world.

Small classes with personal support

During the academic year, our classes usually contain no more than 8 students. CIE’s close family atmosphere helps to make intensive study easier and much more pleasant.

Study in the city centre

CIE’s Bocardo House is in the centre of Oxford, opposite the world famous Oxford Union. Our busy summer school is also held in the University of Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall, near the University Parks.

CIE e-learning

Students (over 14s) who enrol at CIE can log in to a personalised online programme which provides extra options to study before, during, and after your course.

Accreditation & Membership

CIE is accredited by the British Council, The British Accreditation Council and the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). We are a Highly Trusted Sponsor and are also members of English UK.


  • Located in the centre of Oxford.
  • English Language, Academic, Foundation Year and Pre-Boarding courses.
  • Tuition is in small classes, given by dedicated and well-qualified teachers.
  • Our summer courses are held in Oxford University colleges such as Lady Margaret Hall.


  • 01865 202 238
  • Bocardo House,
    24B St Michael’s Street,
    OX1 2EB
College of International Education Accredited by the British Council for teaching English
College of International Education - English UK
College of International Education BAC accredited


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