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.


CCEL is registered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). CCEL has earned the highest possible quality rating by the NZQA (Category One).

Cambridge English Language Assessment
CCEL is an approved Cambridge-ESOL examination centre, offering the Cambridge TKT, FCE and CAE examinations at the Christchurch campus.

TOEIC Test Centre
CCEL is an approved TOEIC Public Test centre.


English New Zealand
CCEL belongs to English New Zealand - the peak body for the English language sector.

Christchurch Educated
CCEL is a member of Christchurch Educated.


University of Canterbury (UC)
Founded in 1873 by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge universities,the University of Canterbury (UC) is ranked in the world’s top 3% of universities. With a strong international reputation for high-quality degrees, research-active teaching staff and world-class facilities, UC alumni are sought-after both within New Zealand and abroad.

UC International College
UC is the only University in New Zealand with a Navitas pathway college on campus. UCIC provides an alternative entry point for international students who want or need extra support during their first year of study, offering a range of programmes from Foundation Studies, to the unique University Transfer Programmes (UTPs).

Immigration New Zealand
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.

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