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Celtic English AcademyCardiff, Wales

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

50 students - overall rating
18 Park Grove - CF10 3BN Cardiff - see on map
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Price at School 120£
From 114£ per week
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What we like about the school
  • Internship & Teacher placements
  • Free English clubs such as conversation café, pronunciation workshops, Celtic book club and more.
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • Optional language workshops.
What we dislike about the school
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

School ethos: Close to the city centre of Cardiff is Celtic English Academy, a school whose ethos is manifested in how their small class size, a maximum of 10 students, really helps students to learn with a programme more structured to their individual needs, in a safe learning environment.

Location: The location has everything you could need for a stay in this beautiful city, with shops, cafes and restaurants all around. The Blackfriars Fields, for the more active who want to get away from the bustle of city life for a few hours, is a 20-minute walk from the school and it also encircles the Cardiff Castle.

Getting around: The central train station, Caerdydd Canolog Cardiff Central, is 15 minutes by bus from the school and, for those wanting to explore further afield, is well connected to other locations in Wales. For those wanting to tick another country of the list, Bristol is just over 1 hour and 20 minutes from this station.

Course timetable: The courses are available in the mornings, afternoons and as part-time courses from midday. The general English courses, exam preparation classes for Cambridge and IELTS exams, English for work, Ladies only and Global Citizenship programme are run in the mornings. There is an afternoon General English class. English language skills, exam preparation courses for IELTS and Cambridge along with business English lessons are held as a part-time option from midday onwards.

English Courses

General Language
Junior
Work & Study
Business
Exam PreparationWhy exam preparation courses are excellent for optimum progress

Our price includes

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

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4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Overall school rating of
Celtic English Academy, Cardiff
School
Location of the school
4.6 

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Social activities
3.9 

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Organisation
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Value for money
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.2 

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Shared Flat (apartment)
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years (6 ratings)
4.8 

Rating: 4.8/5.0

Students 18-30 years (19 ratings)
4.5 

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Students 31-49 years (11 ratings)
4.1 

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Students 50+ years (14 ratings)
4.4 

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Student opinions about Celtic English Academy, Cardiff

Verified reviews only, uncensored. All student opinions from students who booked a course at the school with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Everything, everyone was very nice and happy to help you! The school looks neat! The teachers were very nice and would like to help you, although I have heard that not every teacher ... so the area is very nice and the school helps you happy to see this.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss You get a list of sight-seeing tips, they just go away because this list is really a summary of Cardiff. Gower is not there but go in advance, be sure to go there because it is really nice heeeeeeeel there !!!!!!!!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Standard Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Top school!
Course: General English 28 - 2 weeks
3. May. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Simple and uncomplicated enrolment. The teaching staff were committed and you could always ask questions during the lessons. Good location, good lesson timetable. Please bear in mind that 2 weeks is too short to give a meaningful assessment.
Disliked
I chose a bad time. Exams were already taking place after 2 days. This should have been clearly communicated when I enrolled. But we found a solution for me to make up the lessons. The classrooms are small. The equipment could be a bit more modern. The school is very expensive and the lessons are too playful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Was only at the school for 2 weeks.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: Would have liked more grammar and to read aloud.
Other comments Provide an overview of the exam dates in the course programme.
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
7. Jan. 2024
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The classrooms were small, not suitable to accommodate more than 10 people, there were only 4 of us in the class and this allowed to be followed in a better way by an excellent teacher.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The school is beautiful as the city, an experience that is worth making!
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Great school, there were some works in some classrooms and this suggests that it is also restored really often.
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
14. Aug. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
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.
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.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Homestay Executive
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
24. Sep. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Very good teachers who respond individually to the students. The teachers were motivated and it was important to them that there was a good atmosphere in the class.
Disliked
Classrooms a bit small, but otherwise everything was great
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress: I found the course varied and both teachers very pleasant. I was able to learn a lot, even though I only attended the course for 2 weeks.
Other comments Very friendly staff! I would recommend the language school to anyone.
Course: General English 28 - 2 weeks
19. Jul. 2023
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The quality of some teachers, and the efforts of the school's management to find the best courses for everyone.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Join the weekend trips!
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Standard Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Professional language school in a nice city
Course: CAE Exam Preparation 28 - 4 weeks
3. Aug. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers were awesome, alongside with the students. It was more of a social activity than learning :D
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Don´t be afraid and visit some local pubs. Go to McDonald´s at home.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Standard Homestay
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other comments Sadly our accommodation was a disaster. Although the lady kept our rooms clean, the portion of food they gave us for breakfast was very small. In addition, we wanted an accommodation without pets, but this lady had an old cat :/ Also we wanted gluten-free food, but there was wheat flour in the bread we were eating for the BF. We had also blunt rules, but I can understand that.
Course: Afternoon General English 28 - 2 weeks
14. Aug. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
They say that the accommodation is two minutes distance but instead is on the other side of the town
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The teaching is focused on the presence of many Arabs to whom you pay more attention to the Europeans with the excuse that they have more difficulties in learning
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The wifi does not work, there is not even a shared PC.
Course: General English 28 - 2 weeks
26. Aug. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Its cosmopolitan atmosphere. The teachers are very didactic, they were always willing to help.
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.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Residence - Standard
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Afternoon General English Language 21* (28 lecciones de 45'/semana) - 4 weeks
30. Sep. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
They were no guys with my same nationality but only foreigners. So I could apply myself more.
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Superior Homestay
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Course: General English 20 - 8 weeks
17. May. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Small size class and cooperative learnings. Teachers try to enhance my English ability.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Accommodation, most of all is good. But the shared kitchen was dirty. Some students don't understand how to use the kitchen. I always clean up like a house wife.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Residence - Standard
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Other comments Teachers and staffs are very friendly. Good atmosphere to study English.
Course: General English 40 - 4 weeks
6. Sep. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The courses organization and the preparation of teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Every Monday they don't start again the courses from the beginning, so when you join the class you resume the program where they had left them. The entire course has a duration of three months, but already I I reworked all topics in only five weeks. There are two residences, identical structured apartment with private kitchen every 4/5 bedrooms and private bathroom. One is behind the school the other one is a littel bit far away, but it allows you to cross the city center doing a pleasant walk.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments I highly recommend it to those who plan to spend from 4 weeks onwards.
Course: IELTS Preparation 40 - 4 weeks
26. Aug. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
It was multicultural although most students were Arabs.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Residence - Standard
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The first day is a bit chaotic, because I thought they were weekly courses but they are annual courses. You just join the class and study the weekly topic.
Course: General English 28 - 2 weeks
11. Sep. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The professional level of teaching and the small group
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Please provide a classroom out of the reception area for students completing the level-test. Please provide better equipment for audio-lessons.
Course: General English 20 - 1 week
6. Jun. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The approach of teachers and all those who work there
Insider tips about what future students should not miss look closely at the period in which you intend to start
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: General English + Business English - 2 weeks
29. May. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers and staff are prepared and friendly.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Residence - Standard
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments I think that I will return in Celtic.
Course: IELTS Preparation - 2 weeks
25. Jul. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The helpfulness and friendliness of the teachers
Insider tips about what future students should not miss How the levels work exactly
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Lumis Student Living (Standard).
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General English 40 - 4 weeks
15. Jun. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The pedagogy, the international side of students
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Standard Homestay
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Other comments Excellent reception, very helpful and skilled staff
Course: Afternoon General English Language - 2 weeks
24. Apr. 2017
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
My classmates and some of the teachers
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Standard Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments My departure date did not match with date I received from the Academy. I was not informed about the bank holiday when I was booking the course.
Course: General English + IELTS Exam Preparation 40 - 2 weeks
11. Sep. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Employee Orga + Training. Rooms.
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Lumis Student Living (For 30+ Adults).
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: Afternoon General English 28 [Englisch] - 1 week
17. Aug. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The teachers'professionalism
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Standard Homestay
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: General English 20 - 4 weeks
29. Sep. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
People are very friendly.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss Tintern Abbey
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Lumis Student Living (For 30+ Adults).
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Course: General English + Teacher Development - 2 weeks
15. Aug. 2019
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
Teachers. Atmosphere
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Course: Afternoon General English Language - 7 weeks
25. Nov. 2015
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
The atmosphere
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Residence - Standard
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Other comments Great, thank you!
Course: General English 40 - 36 weeks
18. Jul. 2018
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
Liked
THE TEACHER
Insider tips about what future students should not miss The school does not provide information so it is better that the student gets informed about the city.
Overall rating
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Value for money
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities
1.0

Rating: 1/5.0

Standard Homestay
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments Little support to the student in general terms, few activities that favour interaction with other students or to get to know the city. Between the submission and examinations I consumed much of my time there.
Course: BULATS Business English - 1 week
4. Sep. 2016
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
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Teachers
Overall rating
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

City/place
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments A really good school, very serious
Course: Afternoon General English [English] - 8 weeks
29. Oct. 2018
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4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Other
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Other comments It is a shame that while I was there there were no excursions and the activities I did not like so much.
Course: Afternoon General English Language - 2 weeks
5. Feb. 2014
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss there is no need to buy a bus ticket, it is very nice to walk through the streets to the school, maybe a day ticket is useful.
Overall rating
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

City/place
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
2.0

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Residence - Standard
4.0

Rating: 4/5.0

Other comments The organisation was poor... I received my accommodation information the day before. I had to ask for the emergency numbers by whatsapp... and my report wasn't ready the day I left. I was asking for it for two weeks before I got it... I think the poor secretary is really busy with all the enrolments, they should have somebody else to help him.
Course: General English 20 - 1 week
27. Aug. 2013
Verified student who booked this course with LanguageCourse.net.

Ratings of Celtic English Academy compared to ratings of all schools in Wales

 Celtic English Academy CardiffAverage of all other schools in Wales
Overall school rating4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Facilities4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Social activities3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Organisation4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Quality of teaching4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Homestay4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Shared flat4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Celtic English Academy

“When you study at Celtic you have a good chance to progress with your English skills because we have a range of classes that are open for different levels from beginner to advanced. We have 21 classrooms and a small class size of maximum 10 students per class. This helps students to succeed!”
Shoko Doherty
– 
Shoko Doherty
Director of Celtic English Academy
Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOBritish councilEnglish UKIALCYoung Learners English UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSENTIO Global Education Network, INTO
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)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:15
Student gender mix
48% male / 52% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Celtic English Academy and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoJCB - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
2004
Legal name / parent company
Cardiff Language School Limited | Tax registration ID: 5627292 (registration ID)

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • 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

  • Non-smoking (all indoor and all outdoor areas of school)

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

    • Arabic homestays available

  • Classroom equipment

    • 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
    Paid parking (<500m)

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 300
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 150
Junior courses - In summer: 100
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 40
Minimum age of students
16 years
11 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 3
Junior courses Throughout the year: 3
Average age of students
In summer: 24 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Information for all courses offered by Celtic English Academy

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
65.00 £
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. Course material costs are approximately 60 £ per month.
Comments about courses

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. One-to-one lessons are 60 minutes and can only be booked in conjunction with a group course.

Material fees:

  • 1 to 11 weeks: GBP 60.00
  • 12 to 23 weeks: GBP 95.00
  • 24 to 35 weeks: GBP 115.00
  • 36+ weeks: GBP 135.00

    Cross-Cultural Skills with Global Competence Certificate (GCC): GBP 65.00

    2024 Term start dates: 08 January; 18 February; 08 April; 20 May; 01 July; 12 August; 30 September; 11 November

    University Open Day visit: GBP 60.

    CV and cover letter checking: GBP 40 up to 3 times.

    Language Certificate: GBP 45 to GBP 90.

    Non-partner University applications: GBP 250 per application
    All administration fees are non-refundable. In case of visa refusal, all other fees are refunded on proof of visa refusal apart from the administration fees.

    Although students can start at the beginning of any week (generally Monday, except in the case of public holidays) it is recommended that you begin your course at the start of one of the eight school terms. This can prove essential if you are a beginner.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 105 £. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024 - 08 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 06 May 2024, 27 May 2024, 26 Aug 2024, 20 Dec 2024 - 26 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Lessons needed per English language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Airport transfer

London Heathrow Airport:
250 £ one way
455 £ return (both ways)
Cardiff Airport:
55 £ one way
105 £ return (both ways)
Bristol Airport:
125 £ one way
240 £ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Cardiff International Airport (CWL).
More details about airports near Cardiff and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Cardiff page. For flight comparisons to Cardiff, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
85 £
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking1 km
Cricket2 km
Dancing2 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf3 km
Horse riding2 km
Ice Hockey3 km
Mountainbiking3 km
Music1 km
Rugby2 km
Sailing3 km
Squash1 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis1 km
Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing3 km
Yoga1 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

The school organises free activities for students such as: cinema nights, cooking sessions, treasure hunts... etc as well as outings to Roath Park Lake, Bute Park, National Museum Cardiff...

Adults - Paid activities

Treetop Adventure Golf; Boulders Rock Climbing; Cardiff International White Water; Bowling...


Half-day trips: Big Pit Coal Museum (GBP 10.00); Cardiff Castle (GBP 15.00); Aquabus & Cardiff Bay (GBP 10.00), Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve (GBP 10.00).... etc

Full days trips to nearby places of interest in Wales (GBP 26.00): Brecon Beacons Waterfalls & Castell Coch; Ogmore Castle, Merthyr Mawr & the Vale Coastline; Comeston Lakes, Penarth Pier & Dyffryn Gardens; The Gower Peninsula; Tintern Abbey & Forest of Dean; Tenby & the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
and in England (GBP 26- GBP 45): Bath; Bristol; London; The Costwolds; Oxford; Salisbury & Stonehenge.

Junior - Free activities

Super Social Activities

The social programme offers lots of different activities, such as:

-Enjoyable and informative visits to towns and cities such as London or Bath, so that young learners can discover some of the best cities in the UK.
-Trips to local places of interest so that young learners can learn more about the history and culture of Wales.
-A good range of sports activities so that young learners can keep fit and exercise. These include water sports and football.
-Creative and entertaining evening activities so that young learners can have fun and speak English with their new friends. These include discos, quizzes and crafts.

Junior - Paid activities

Treetop Adventure Golf; Boulders Rock Climbing; Cardiff International White Water; Bowling...


Half-day trips: Big Pit Coal Museum (GBP 10.00); Cardiff Castle (GBP 15.00); Aquabus & Cardiff Bay (GBP 10.00), Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve (GBP 10.00).... etc

Full days trips to nearby places of interest in Wales (GBP 26.00): Brecon Beacons Waterfalls & Castell Coch; Ogmore Castle, Merthyr Mawr & the Vale Coastline; Comeston Lakes, Penarth Pier & Dyffryn Gardens; The Gower Peninsula; Tintern Abbey & Forest of Dean; Tenby & the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
and in England (GBP 26- GBP 45): Bath; Bristol; London; The Cotswolds; Oxford; Salisbury & Stonehenge.
Video about leisure activities at Celtic English Academy Cardiff

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Questions and answers about Celtic English Academy

  • Yes, payment via Erasmus+ will not be a problem.
    Maria, Business Development Manager from Celtic English Academy, Cardiff - Oct 19, 2022
  • Sure! The school has excellent junior courses for 12 years old kids.
    Sawsan Zein, LanguageCourse.Net - Jan 27, 2023
  • At the moment the school only offers junior courses in the summer season. If you are interested we can check with the school whether they could offer private tuition.
    Gosia Mazur, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 24, 2023
  • There is a placement test on the first day that will place the student in a class with other students that had similar results
    Carlos Eduardo, LanguageCourse.net - Jun 01, 2023

FAQ about Celtic English Academy, Cardiff

  • English courses at Celtic start at 114 £ for General English 20 - Afternoon course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Superior Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Celtic English Academy
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (250 £), Cardiff Airport (55 £), Bristol Airport (125 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Celtic English Academy varies from 10 students (General English 28) to 15 students (Young Adults Winter Programme (20))
  • 100% of teachers at Celtic English Academy hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Celtic English Academy comes from Saudi Arabia with a 26.3% representation, followed by students from Spain (8.4%) and Japan (7.2%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Celtic English Academy offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.

PDF brochure / price list of Celtic English Academy

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Adults Beyond (30+) Programme Prices 2024
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Residence Fact Sheet
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Young Adult Winter Programme Pricelist 2024
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