CCEL is one of the leading English language schools in New Zealand. With campuses in the two most iconic locations in New Zealand – Auckland and Christchurch – there is a range of courses available to choose from. Thousands of students from around the world have chosen CCEL and have learned English with them since 1991. CCEL is the official English language provider for the University of Canterbury (UC) and the University of Canterbury International College (UCIC). It is the entry point for students who need

to improve their English before they go on to further studies. CCEL is an approved Cambridge-ESOL examination centre, offering the Cambridge TKT, PET, FCE and CAE examinations at

the Christchurch campus. CCEL has been partnering with Immigration New Zealand in various projects for many years, taking part of the Industry Partnership Programme (IPP) in 2014, and more recently as a participating provider in the Pathway Student Visa Pilot.

Why Study at CCEL?

  • a university environment and the use of university facilities on the Christchurch campus
  • a vibrant city atmosphere at the Auckland campus
  • a direct pathway to UC and UCIC programmes
  • the chance to work part-time if you study full time for 14 weeks or more
  • homestay or student residence accommodation
  • studying with friends from more than 20 different countries
  • free wireless internet access
  • an online student visa application service
  • small class sizes – a maximum of 14 students per class in Christchurch, and up to 10 students per class in Auckland
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