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 members of RALSA, the association of accredited English language schools in Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole, and the IEF, that pulls together all agencies working with international students in our region.