English Courses at CCEL
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My name is Amr and I’m 25 years old. I graduated from the faculty of commerce in my country. I came to New Zealand to study English and get an English qualification. I will stay in New Zealand for 4 years because I want to go to university. I will study at CCEL for 6 months. I started studying at CCEL to improve my English. I started in General English at CCEL and moved from pre-intermediate to intermediate. I am now studying English for Academic Purposes (EAP). I feel comfortable when I study in my class in CCEL because it is modern and my classmates are friendly. My teacher tries to help us to study well and her lessons are easy to understand. She is patient and considerate when she teaches English. My school is in Auckland in the city centre. There is a computer room and a prayer room at CCEL. My advice to people thinking about studying here is to come to CCEL. You will find professional teachers and professional staff. Don’t miss the chance to come to CCEL. My next step is to go to university when I finish studying at CCEL, and my dream is to be like a native English speaker.
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My name is Hercules and I am a 23 year old Brazilian and I work in the I.T industry. I left everything in Brazil to come to New Zealand to try a new life. We are having a lot of problems in Brazil now and I see a prosperous future here. I am going to start to establish myself here by looking for a job in my profession. I came to CCEL to improve my English. I have never studied English before and now I see choosing this school was the best thing that I did. The classes are usually lots of fun and we have a great environment here. My classmates are great students too. We are always trying to help each other. Our teacher Sue is the best teacher ever. She really knows how to make the class flow. The best thing about her is that she isn’t just attached to the book, which sometimes can be boring. She really knows how to keep us practising with a lot of fun activities. I already owe a lot of my knowledge to her. The school is really nice and has a kitchen to make tea and coffee and to eat lunch in. There is also a study room with books and movies. The location is in one of the best spots in Auckland. It is on Queen Street near Victoria Street, which has one of the most famous buildings in New Zealand – The Sky Tower. Studying at CCEL is more than just studying. It can be a magical experience. You can make a lot of good friends here. The school is always concerned about providing a lot of fun activities and all of the teachers want to help you, even with personal things. You really feel that the focus of the school is to make you enjoy learning. Thanks to all the help that the school has given me, I really feel that I want to stay here for a long time. I really don’t want my class days to end.
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My reason for coming to New Zealand is to learn English because I want to study aviation in the USA (in Miami). At the university that I want to study at, it is compulsory to know English. I chose New Zealand to study English in because I really like this country. I like the security and it is so beautiful. I’m going to stay in New Zealand for 6 months and studying at CCEL. I’m in an intermediate class now. I really like this class because my classmates are really intelligent and friendly and they help you if you don’t understand something. They aren’t selfish and they are always happy. I think my y teacher Rosie is a very good teacher and she explains things very well. She also has patience when we don’t understand something. She always looks cheerful and willing to help. In my opinion all teachers are very good and if you need help, you can ask any teacher.. I really like the classes because the class has few students (10 is the maximum number) so we can concentrate better. I think CCEL is very well located and it is in a very central place, which all students can reach easily. In addition we have a smart TVs and technology in classroom, which we use for many activities. The school also has a kitchen and self-study centre too. I would recommend CCEL to a good friend, because it is a very good school. It has the best teachers and is a very nice place, where you have the opportunity to make new friends. CCEL does different activities that not only help you to improve your English, but also help you to socialise more with other students. In terms of your English, I guarantee you will see the change from before you were here to after you are studying here.
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I came from Japan four weeks ago. It is the second time that I have been to Auckland. Studying English abroad has been my long-cherished dream. I worked in an art supplies store for a year after graduating university last year. When I was a university student, I visited New Zealand on my first solo trip because it is a safe country. At that time I was fascinated by the kind and friendly people and the clean country with beautiful nature. Moreover, I can enjoy both convenient city life in Auckland and country life near Auckland. That’s why I can here again to learn English. I currently study English at Upper Intermediate level. Our class has eight students now (3 Japanese, 1 Brazilian, 1Korean, 1Ukranian, 1Colombian and 1 Indonesian). In the morning class we mainly learn grammar with the textbook. During the class we always have time to do group work and discuss topics with classmates. In the afternoon, I take the 4 week Job Search class and I can learn how to write things like a CV and practise for job interviews. It’s such a useful class for me because I want to work abroad as the bridge between Japan and the world in the future. I really enjoy learning English because my teacher is really interesting and very nice. Actually, all teachers (at CCEL) are always helpful, so I can ask, not only about English school life, but also about job hunting and for recommendations of good places like cafes and beaches. CCEL is located on the main street in Auckland, so I can go out to eat various foods from different countries during lunch time. It’s also near a post office, bank, cheap supermarket and bus stop, so it is easy to go anywhere. In my school, there is a self-study room where I can read some books and watch DVDs. It’s quiet and a good place for me to do homework after finishing my class. I stayed in a CCEL homestay for a month. It usually took 40 minutes to come to school by bus. I stayed in the suburbs of Auckland with a host family and three other international students (from China, Brazil and New Caledonia). They were not CCEL students, but I enjoyed going to a bar or the beach near my homestay with them. In addition, I looked forward to my host mother’s homemade meals every day. Spending time with them was good practice to improve my speaking skill. I had a lot of precious experiences there. My school is relatively small, so I feel that the distance between teachers and students is so close. It creates an atmosphere where I feel free to talk and ask the teacher in class. You can focus on learning English with friendly students who have high motivation here. Furthermore, there are some activities each week where I could have the opportunity to communicate and make new friends from another class. If you are interested in CCEL, you can apply for a free trial lesson first. When I leave CCEL, I want to be able to have enough English (especially speaking and listening skills) to work here. I’m going to find a job in which I can communicate with travellers from all over the world, and I want to try to work as an au pair or a Japanese Assistant teacher etc. In the future, I hope I can work in NZ someday as a bridge between Japanese and Kiwis.