University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Centre for
English Language Education
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CELE’s Knowledge Exchange team is responsible for developing commercial courses and entrepreneurial opportunities, as well as strengthening connections and contributing to the society of our host city. Examples of our current projects can be found below.    

Contact Person:

Lula Ye

Cindy Chen



IELTS Training

CELE now offers commercial IELTS training courses both part-time in-semester, and full-time over the summer.

Because of our tutors’ qualifications and IELTS experience, we are confident that our IELTS courses are the best in Ningbo.

For more information see our IELTS page here.



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Teacher Training Programme

Since 2008, CELE has delivered training and development courses to hundreds of English teachers in primary schools, middle schools and universities. These courses are designed and delivered by experienced teacher trainers who have previously taught on courses such as MA TESOL, CELTA and DELTA.

Our training and development courses consist of:  

  • practical workshops
  • demonstration lessons
  • microteaching sessions with feedback

The goals of our courses are to:

  • widen teachers’ repertoire of student-centered activities
  • encourage reflection on current practice and how alternative practices might change student behaviour/learning
  • enable teachers to adapt activities to their classroom context
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Tailor-Made Professional English Courses 

CELE has delivered tailored English courses to various companies and organizations which include:

  • Sondrel   
  • Ningbo No.1 Hospital    
  • Sofitel Hotels     
  • CRRC
  • Simcere Pharmaceutical    

These courses are aimed at preparing trainees to succeed in an English-language work environment. Courses can be adapted to suit the needs of each client. They could include:

  • English for workplace communication
  • English for administration   
  • Professional presentation skills
  • Email writing language and etiquette
  • Data description and report-writing skills
  • Medical English       
  • English for the sporting industries
  • English for the design industries