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Christchurch College of English, Christchurch, New Zealand

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

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What we like about the school

  • Sports field and tennis courts.
  • Best rated school in New Zealand
  • Excellent rating of teaching quality (5.0/5.0)
  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation (5.0/5.0)

What we dislike about the school

  • Additional material fee quite expensive.

English Courses

General Language
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Free cancellation up to 99 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 830 789 1245 1183 1660 1577 2075 1972 2490 2366 2905 2760 3320 3154 4150 3943 4680 4446 390 371
Price in KRW -- 656920 985380 1313840 1642300 1970760 2299219 2627679 3284599 3704078 308674
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 13:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 99 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in NZD -- -- -- 1660 1577 -- -- -- 3320 3154 -- -- 4680 4446
Price in KRW -- -- -- 1313840 -- -- -- 2627679 -- -- 3704078
3 different modules, each Academic English module is 4 weeks.
Students can do just 1 or 2 modules or all 3 modules.
Modules can be done in any order. The entry level is IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
Open to all students who want (for any purpose) or need Academic English (before going to tertiary study).
Students who pass 3 modules of Academic English can pathway to our English for Academic Purposes course without taking an entry test.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Price in NZD -- 624 593 936 890 1248 1186 1560 1482 1872 1779 2184 2075 2496 2372 3120 2964 3744 3557 312 297
Price in KRW -- 493877 740816 987754 1234693 1481631 1728570 1975508 2469385 2963262 246939
Students cannot study part time on a student visa.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:30  - 11:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 99 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
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Price in NZD -- 720 684 1080 1026 1440 1368 1800 1710 2160 2052 2520 2394 2880 2736 3240 3078 3600 3420 4056 3854
Price in KRW -- 569859 854788 1139717 1424646 1709575 1994504 2279433 2564362 2849291 3210201
For students who want to strengthen their general English knowledge and improve their communication skills.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 17:00  - 21:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Free cancellation up to 99 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- 624 593 936 890 1248 1186 1560 1482 1872 1779 2184 2075 2496 2372 3120 2964 3744 3557 312 297
Price in KRW -- 493877 740816 987754 1234693 1481631 1728570 1975508 2469385 2963262 246939
For students who want to strengthen their general English knowledge and improve their communication skills.
Students cannot study part time on a student visa.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 17:00  - 20:20
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Free cancellation up to 99 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in NZD -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4150 3943 --
Price in KRW -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3284599 --
20 group lessons plus 3 eLearning lessons plus 5 optional lessons of supervised independent learning per week.
The course aims to develop and strengthen your general English knowledge as well as your exam skills.
Starting dates
2021: 13 Jan. 2021.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam fee
325 NZD
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Free cancellation up to 99 days before the start of your course. Valid for bookings from April 2020.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in NZD -- -- -- -- 2075 1972 2490 2366 2905 2760 3320 3154 4150 3943 4680 4446 390 371
Price in KRW -- -- -- -- 1642300 1970760 2299219 2627679 3284599 3704078 308674
20 group lessons plus 3 eLearning lessons plus 5 optional lessons of supervised independent learning per week.
The course aims to develop and strengthen your general English knowledge as well as your exam skills.
Students need to complete our online aptitude test to check their level is suitable for the course:
https://www.ccel.co.nz/student-assistance/#aptitude
Starting dates
2021: 04 Jan. 2021, 08 Feb. 2021, 15 Mar. 2021, 19 Apr. 2021, 24 May 2021, 28 Jun. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 02 Aug. 2021, 06 Sep. 2021, 11 Oct. 2021, 15 Nov. 2021.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 13:15  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Christchurch College of English (CCEL)

    • CCEL is located on the campus of the University of Canterbury, which is in the suburb of Christchurch known as Ilam. The school has a number of well connected buses which can get students into the city centre in 40 minutes. 20 minutes on the bus can find student at Westfield Mall, where students can go shopping, enjoy different cuisines and go ...
    • to the cinema. Hagley Park is a 30 minute bus ride away from the school and students can visit the botanical gardens. Lyttleton is a quaint village just outside Christchurch and reachable in one hour by local transport from CCEL.
      CCEL has a number of facilities including cafes, bars, restaurants, tennis courts and sports fields.
      • The language school Christchurch College of English was founded in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1991.
      • Legal name / parent company: CCEL
      • Tax registration ID: 57-758-384
      • Abbreviated name of school: CCEL Christchurch
      • Covid-19 Status: School currently open
      • Average number of levels
        • Adult courses In summer: 6
        • Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
      • The school is an official exam center
        The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Accreditations and Quality seals

Education NZEnglish New ZealandNZQAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalChristchurch Educated Member

English teacher qualifications

  • 96% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

Average age of students

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in all classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    25

    Number of public PC workstations:

    14

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Disabled toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

    • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Tuition
  • INCLUDED Course material
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all adult courses
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 NZD per course level.
Additional school information
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Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Christchurch.

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 04 Jan. 2021, 06 Feb. 2021, 08 Feb. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 25 Apr. 2021, 26 Apr. 2021, 07 Jun. 2021, 25 Oct. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021, 26 Dec. 2021, 27 Dec. 2021, 28 Dec. 2021.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 289 578 27867 1156 1445 1734 2023 2312 2890 3468 289 200
Price in KRW 240774 481547 23216718 963094 1203867 1444641 1685414 1926187 2407734 2889281 240774 166626
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation option includes airport pickup.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
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weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 287 574 861 1148 1435 1722 2009 2296 2870 3444 287 350
Price in KRW 239108 478215 717322 956429 1195536 1434643 1673750 1912857 2391072 2869286 239108 291595
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Airport Transfer is NZD 50 one way.
Price extra night:
41 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 20 Dec. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 70 NZD
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weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 490 980 1470 1960 2450 2940 3430 3920 4900 5880 490 350
Price in KRW 408232 816464 1224695 1632927 2041159 2449390 2857622 3265854 4082317 4898780 408232 291595
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
Airport transfer is NZD 50 one way.
Price extra night:
70 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 20 Dec. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 140 NZD
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weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in NZD 315 630 945 1260 1575 1890 2205 2520 3150 3780 315 350
Price in KRW 262435 524870 787304 1049739 1312174 1574608 1837043 2099478 2624347 3149216 262435 291595
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Airport Transfer is NZD 50 one way.
Price extra night:
45 NZD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 14
Maximum age of students: 17
Dates:
High season dates 20 Dec. 2021 - 31 Dec. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 70 NZD

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet8 km
Baseball5 km
Basketball1 km
Cooking5 km
Cricket1 km
Dancing8 km
Diving
Field Hockey5 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding15 km
Ice Hockey8 km
Mountainbiking8 km
Music8 km
Rugby1 km
Sailing10 km
Skiing120 km
Squash5 km
Swimming5 km
Table Tennis5 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing15 km
Yoga5 km

Reviews

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Organisation

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Facilities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Social activities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Other
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Christchurch (27 students from all schools in Christchurch)
Overall city attractiveness

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Nightlife

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Geographic setting

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5
Public transport

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Climate

Rating: 3.3/5.0

3.3
Cleanliness

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Affordability

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7
Shopping

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7
Safety

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
What students liked about Christchurch College of English, Christchurch
Classmates and my teacher, Linda.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay (18+)
5.0
Other
5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0

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    FAQ about Christchurch College of English, Christchurch

  • English courses at Christchurch College of English start at 297 NZD for General English Day (part time) course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Student Residence is the most popular among all our clients of Christchurch College of English
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Christchurch College of English varies from 14 students (General English Day (full time)) to 14 students (General English Day (full time))
  • 96% of teachers at Christchurch College of English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Christchurch College of English comes from Japan with a 25% representation, followed by students from China (20%) and Brazil (15%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Christchurch College of English offers courses from 14 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.
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