CCEL College of English :
∗ Was established in 1991
∗ CCEL is the University of Canterbury’s English language provider, based on its campus in Christchurch and also in the Auckland City Centre.
∗ Has been awarded the highest possible audit clearance by New Zealand Qualifications Authority
∗ Is in a modern building with first class facilities, lots of daylight and a friendly and happy atmosphere
∗ CCEL Christchurch Is located on the campus of the University of Canterbury (further information www.canterbury.ac.nz)
∗ Is located in a high-quality, residential area called Ilam, 15-20 minutes by bus from Christchurch city centre. UC, postoffice and shopping centre and small international restaurants are within 10–15 minutes walking distance from the school.
∗ 20 purpose-built classrooms, all with natural daylight. Each classroom has large desks and comfortable chairs.
∗ Self Directed Learning Centre for (supervised) independent study
∗ Computer room with 14 modern computers with free Internet and email use for all students daily between 8:30am – 5:30pm.
∗ Language laboratory
∗ Campus cafeteria
∗ Campus library
∗ Outdoor and indoor places to eat and relax in a pleasant environment
∗ Minimum age: 15 / average age: 24
∗ Average class size: 10-12
∗ 1 lesson is 60 minutes long, 23 hours per week + 2 optional hours full-time or 15 hours per week pat time.
∗ Average student numbers: 140
∗ Nationalities: CCEL has a good nationality mix from: Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, China, Switzerland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Paraguay, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, France, Indonesia, Russia and other countries
∗ General English at 6 levels (full-time study includes options such as English for communication and study skills)
* English for Academic Purposes (EAP 1&2) Pathway to the University of Canterbury without taking the IELTS exam
∗ Business English
∗ Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) - an English teaching qualification for speakers of other languages.
∗ Cambridge Exam Preparation PET, FCE, CAE and IELTS
∗ There are a variety of activities to suit everybody’s budget and liking.
∗ Activities are arranged for most days of the week (extra costs may apply)
∗There are many weekend activities and trips/sport and social activities in and around Christchurch, such as; cooking, badminton, soccer, rock climbing, walking, ten pin bowling, weekend trips, whale watching, sky diving, swimming, hot pools, skiing, sight-seeing, archery, bungy jumping, ceramic tile painting, sailing, horse trekking and many more ….
∗Homestay with New Zealand family, single room, breakfast and dinner on weekdays, weekends include lunch
∗ Students can choose either a family in walking distance from CCEL (higher placement fee) or in Bus Zone up to a 30-minute bus ride
∗ On-campus and other student accommodation is available upon request (subject to availability)
Why choose CCEL?
∗ CCEL is one of the most modern English language colleges in New Zealand with first class facilities
∗ CCEL understands that students want to do more than learn English: they want to make friends, have new and exciting experiences and they want to invest in their future
∗ CCEL staff understand students make a huge commitment of time and money. Programmes are designed to help students to achieve their goals and help them to continue their learning after their CCEL experience.
∗ CCEL is n partnership with the University of Canterbury and has a campus atmosphere. Students are able to use the campus facilities and have the opportunity to mix with students from the University of Canterbury
∗ CCEL has an excellent environment for study as it is situated in Ilam, and the bus stop is outside CCEL and it only takes 15-20 minutes to the city centre
∗ CCEL teachers and staff are highly trained: all teachers take part in regular teacher development programme seminars. The staff are dedicated, friendly and helpful.
∗ CCEL is a CELTA teacher-training centre, so improving teaching is always in mind.
∗CCEL will give students a memorable and enjoyable study experience in New Zealand.
∗Students studying at CCEL full time for 14 weeks or longer on a student visa are eligible for part time work rights (20 hours a week) on their visa.