Meet Bianca from Brazil

When I thought about doing the language stay I talked with the agency and I told them that I would like to go to a small city. They showed me Christchurch and CELC and I loved it. I didn’t want to go to a big city like London because there are more Brazilian people there and I was running from Brazilian people J. I didn’t know that CELC was a Christian school and it was a good surprise for me.

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Meet Daniella from Brazil

My experience here was unforgettable, so I would encourage other students to come! I learned more here about overcoming challenges and going outside of my comfort zone (for example, speaking English!!). The teachers here are very welcoming and accepting. They are very professional in what they do. They explain things well and understand our challenges when learning English. The directors are really good too. They are kind and very approachable.

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Meet Midori from Japan

I had no idea what to expect about English people, but they were really kind and friendly. I’ve had a good experience with British people here. For example, when I went to the train station once I wasn’t sure how to buy a ticket and a man came over to help me without me even asking. Of course, the teachers, staff and classmates are also really kind, as well as my host family.

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Meet Renata from Germany

My host family is very kind. They are all very welcoming. When I arrived they said “Make yourself at home!”. Whenever I come home they always ask me about my day and are interested in me. I can always ask them questions when I have them, including questions about the differences between my country and England. They’re also interested in my life back home in Germany. The food is very good!

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Meet Piero from Ecuador

I prefer visiting the smaller towns than the bigger places. I liked London too though – the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the place where they recorded ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. I loved seeing all the Cathedrals. They are amazing. Visiting Oxford was also a really fascinating experience, because when I heard people talking about Oxford University I imagined it differently. It had a really interesting history too. Bath was also really interesting. I didn’t know the Romans came to England to have their holidays.

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Meet Ana from Ecuador

It was like being in a film here! I’d never seen the red post boxes before! I felt like I was in a Harry Potter film. Everything looks elegant here. I thought the weather would be the same as Quito, but it was much colder here! The way people behave here is very different. They are very polite. When we ask for directions in the streets, the people always smile and try to help. Not everyone is reserved, but in my family they are!

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Meet Hiroshi from Japan

England was better than I expected. Before I came here, I was a little nervous, but I didn’t have to worry about anything. Christchurch was very beautiful and calm. It was a good environment to study English. It was also safer and English people were kinder than I expected. It made me want to stay longer. My host family was very kind.

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Meet Esther from Switzerland

I would really like to recommend this school to people in my age-group and even older, because people my age often like to travel around and they can improve their English. It’s not an expensive holiday if you’re coming from Switzerland because you can get cheap flights, you can get here very fast. Everything is provided – the homestay and the food.

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Meet Seble from Switzerland

It is better to learn a language in the country of origin, because you get more practice, so England is a good choice. I want to become a primary school teacher, so I needed to take the Cambridge Advanced Exam and Celc offered an exam preparation course for this.  It was a good course and you feel really prepared and confident for the exam.

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Meet Fatma from Oman

I’ve been in two host families. Before I came I thought it would be difficult, but the first day the family was so welcoming to me! I like staying with a host family whenever I go somewhere to study. It’s useful for me for practising my English. My first host-mother was a really good cook – I enjoyed her food a lot!

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