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Celtic English Academy, Cardiff, Wales

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Wales

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Celtic English Academy

The language school Celtic English Academy was founded in Cardiff, Wales in 2004. It is a friendly and welcoming English language centre in the heart of Cardiff. It takes pride in its small class sizes, wonderful teachers and great support staff. It is located
 a few minutes’ walk from the main shopping centre and it's surrounded by lovely pubs, shops and cafés, as well as the impressive National Museum of Wales and Cardiff University buildings.

The school address is: 18 Park Grove, CF10 3BN - Cardiff (Wales).

Accreditations and Quality seals

SENTIO Global Education Network

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

21

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. Course material costs are approximately 30 £ per month.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 300
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 150

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 6
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

3
3
2
1
26
3
7
5
1
8
3

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cardiff International Airport (CWL). It takes 30 minutes  to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 02.Jan.2017, 14.Mar.2017, 17.Mar.2017, 01.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 28.Aug.2017, 16.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Courses

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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:30 - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 14:15 - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 12:30 - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
8 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Afternoon: 14:15 - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Ideal for overseas primary school teachers. It aims to provide teachers with a range of new ideas, practical classroom skills and materials for teaching English to young learners.
Cultural activities and weekly visits to a local school included (except for the summer course, price is £530).
This course is eligible for EU LLP Comenius funding.
Starting dates
2017: 30.Jan.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 02.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:30 - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Ideal for teachers of students aged 11-16. The course will provide teachers with a variety of new teaching ideas and motivating materials for the secondary classroom and give them the opportunity to improve/perfect their own language skills.
Cultural activities and weekly visits to a local school included (except for the summer course, price is £530).
This course is eligible for EU LLP Comenius funding.
Starting dates
2017: 30.Jan.2017, 31.Jul.2017, 02.Oct.2017.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:30 - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Students are responsible to book their exam and check the dates.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 27.Mar.2017, 25.Jun.2017, 25.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:30 - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
Exam fee
140 £
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Price in £--490466735699980931122511641440136816801596192018242160205224002280--
Students are responsible to book their exam and check the dates.
Starting dates
2017: 03.Jan.2017, 27.Mar.2017, 25.Jun.2017, 25.Sep.2017.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Afternoon: 12:30 - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam fee
145 £
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
150 £
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:30 - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
150 £
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Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
8 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Afternoon: 14:15 - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
150 £
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General English in the morning (8:45 - 12:00 h) + Business English in the afternoon (12:30 - 14:00 h).
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45 - 12:00
Afternoon: 12:30 - 14:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
40 £
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Note: All courses offered by Celtic English Academy, Cardiff can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 60 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses:All students who study more than 15 hours have classes in the mornings and some classes in the afternoons.
One-to-One lessons are not available in July or August and bookings must be received at least 4 weeks before the course start date.
Material fees:
1 to 4 weeks: £30
5-12: £50
13-24: £75
25-35: £90
36+: £100

Accommodation

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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
17 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates
High season dates 26.Jun.2017 - 22.Sep.2017
High season
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
18 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
34 minutes by public transport (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 17.Jun.2017 - 13.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 £
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
23 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates
High season dates 17.Jun.2017 - 13.Aug.2017
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 £
  • Under 18: for homestay, it's compulsory to book full board. This is a supplement of 15 GBP per week (3 GBP per extra night).
    Special dietary requirement: 15 GBP per week (3 GBP per extra night).
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible?yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    London Heathrow Airport:for 180 £(one way);for 345 £(return trip)
    Cardiff Airport:for 40 £(one way);for 75 £(return trip)
    Bristol Airport:for 90 £(one way);for 175 £(return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing2 km
Football (soccer) 
Golf3 km
Horse riding2 km
Mountainbiking3 km
Music1 km
Sailing3 km
Swimming2 km
Tennis2 km
Windsurfing3 km

Reviews

City
4.8/5.0 
Organisation
4.1/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
3.8/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.1/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.1/5.0 
Other
4.1/5.0 
Students liked about Celtic English Academy, Cardiff
Teachers
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Other
3.0/5.0
Residence - Studio
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: It is a shame that while I was there there were no excursions and the activities I did not like so much.
The open-minded, helpful teachers and staff, I felt very comfortable in my class. I also liked a lot that the teaching materials were well structured and coordinated.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
Other
5.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: After school I have visited Cardiff Bay, it is really nice and it is worth to see. Furthermore it is pretty uncomplicated to get there. The city of Cardiff has pleased me very well and it was beautiful every single day.
The professional level of teaching and the small group
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: Please provide a classroom out of the reception area for students completing the level-test. Please provide better equipment for audio-lessons.
The pedagogy, the international side of students
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Standard Homestay
1.0/5.0
Other
1.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
1.0/5.0
Additional information
Other comments: Excellent reception, very helpful and skilled staff
Its cosmopolitan atmosphere. The teachers are very didactic, they were always willing to help.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Residence - Standard
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Evening classes are cheaper, but the 28 lessons option breaks the day, from 12:30 to 14 and 14:15 to 17:30, it doesn't leave you enough time to eat.

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