CCEL (Christchurch College of English Ltd) is a private owner-operated language school located on the University of Canterbury campus in Christchurch. We offer quality English tuition within a campus environment. CCEL works in partnership with the University of Canterbury and our students have access to University facilities such as libraries, sports facilities and cafeterias. Students can also transfer from CCEL to the University without taking IELTS. CCEL offers a range of English courses including General English, Business English, IELTS preparation and Cambridge exam preparation. We offer TESOL courses for native and non-native English speakers. We also specialise in group study tour programmes, and welcome over 30 groups to Christchurch each year. CCEL has been teaching English to international students for almost 20 years. Our experience helps students to improve their English and enjoy a unique study abroad experience. We are really looking forward to meeting you and discussing how we can work together.
The General English course helps students to communicate effectively and includes:
Speaking, listening, reading and writing lessons
Discussions of news and current affairs
New Zealand culture and customs
Use of published textbooks and materials
Computer room and language laboratory learning sessions
An independent learning programme
Skills for lifelong learning
CCEL Christchurch is a Cambridge-ESOL exam centre.
Students can gain internationally recognised qualifications by taking Cambridge Examination courses at CCEL. Cambridge certificates can help students find jobs which require English skills. Students can sit the Cambridge Exams in the CCEL Christchurch school.
CCEL offers the following Cambridge Examination courses:
CCEL's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) - Pathway to UC and UCIC courses are for students who want to:
improve their academic English skills for tertiary study in an English speaking country
gain direct entry (without IELTS) into CCEL's partner institution, the University of Canterbury (UC) and UC International College (UCIC)*
At CCEL students can prepare for the internationally recognised academic IELTS examination. Improve your English and learn about exam strategies and topics.
Course length - 6 weeks
Start dates - 8 start dates per year
Programme - Full-time 23 + 2* hours per week
Levels available - intermediate to advanced
This course introduces business language and concepts including:
Participating in meetings
Business writing (reports, formal letters, emails and memos)
Cross-cultural awareness in business contexts
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