English + Barista Class FAQ – Kelly’s 2 weeks intensive class

20 June is the next start date for our intensive English + Barista. The new intake is filling fast, with a limit of 6 places.

Here are some questions students ask about this course:

Q: Will I enjoy the course?

A: Tutor Kelly says that the students really enjoy the course because of the mix of “hands on” and theory.

Q: Is my English good enough?

A: Students need a level of IELTS 4.5 to enter, or an equivalent score on the Canterbury College‘s internal test.

Q: What are the dates of the exam?

A: The tests are all included in the intensive 2 weeks of the English + Barista Course. Still, it is good to know that there is a back up plan – if a student does not pass the test, they have the opportunity to resit the test in the following week (resit fee applies).

Luckily, the college has had 100% success in students attempting the theory tests as well as the practical coffee-making.

Q: Will it help my English?

A: In preparing for assessment, the students can’t help improving their English reading and writing skills. 

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Where is she now? PART II (Maggie Shi)

Today, I am in my previous language school, the Canterbury language college, to help international students here, when I am looking at the new and happy faces in the college, I can see myself running around in the college 9 years ago…….

9 years ago, I had studied at Canterbury College for one year at Christchurch, the college’s high standard education system and friendly teachers helped me to improve my English significantly. So, I could pass my English test, and got the offer to study in Canterbury university. The Canterbury college not only taught me English, also taught me a lot the local culture and western thinking, I think these elements are very essential when I was studying in the Canterbury Univesity.

After I had graduated from Canterbury University, I gained my Permanent Resident in New Zealand, and happily work and live at Christchurch.

As many people know, Christchurch is also called the “Garden City”, the pretty city deserved the pretty name. although, the pretty city has been suffered twice major earthquakes, the first was on September 2010, and the second one was on the Feb 2011. Mny people may feel sorry about the damages of the city, but I think the city is even more charming than before. Because of people here are so pure and warmly helped each other to get through the terrible earthquake. Christchurch is not only pretty as a garden, but also has charming character.

The Canterbury College is a token of Christchurch, it has nice classrooms, high quality education system, and warmly support students from both academic aspect and everyday living. During the tough earthquake time, the owner of the school and other staffs helped to settle students, even cook for them and let them shower in the staffs’ own house. And the college was efficient to recover back to its teaching track as well. And former students, as me are coming back to college to help. We have gained so much from the school, its my turn to do something for the school.

From Bishopdale to Burnside, from strength to strength

Not content with investing a new building at Bishopdale, Canterbury College has expanded this week to a new venue at 213 Memorial Avenue, just opposite Burnside High School.

It is very good to see the growing numbers of students returning to Christchurch and the new Burnside premises have room for 5 classes of varying sizes. The first class to be established here this week  is Upper Intermediate, taught by Kelly. The spacious kitchen and outdoor area lead through to a park and concrete areas, offering potential for football and basketball.

Football last Friday

More classroom space at 213 Memorial Avenue also signals the restart of FREE English Christchurch Class for Residents. Phone 3651920 NOW to register…

Did you know:

There is a viral video about Skating in Christchurch post quake on Youtube!

Cool new website for Study Christchurch

Want to learn English or coffee-making in Christchurch? Check out the options at Study Christchurch’s cool new site, out TODAY!
And start by viewing the Canterbury College profile at http://www.studychristchurch.co.nz/students/study-options/english-language-school/canterbury-college
coz we’re the BEST IELTS IN TOWN!