General Information


The Christian English Language Centre is a well-established English language school providing quality English language tuition in a relaxed, friendly environment. Founded as a UK school of English in 1977, Celc was originally located in Bournemouth but moved to a new home in nearby Christchurch in 2006.

As  consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020-21 Celc was forced to close its year-round programmes and say goodbye to its lovely building. However, it continues to organise a fully-residential Summer School for students aged 13-16 years in July each year.

Celc is also very pleased to be partnering with Bournemouth School of English, that is able to offer year-round English language programmes to those aged 16-80 years of age. It is also able to offer bespoke programmes for school groups of students aged 12 years+.

We are accredited by the British Council, an organisation that inspects English language schools in Britain to ensure that they meet high standards of quality for those wishing to study English courses in the UK. We are also members of EnglishUK & EnglishUK South, the national association of accredited language centres and its regional expression, RALSA, the association of accredited English language schools in Bournemouth, and the IEF, that pulls together all agencies working with international students in our region.