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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.t 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

British councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalSENTIO Global Education Network

School Size:

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

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

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, 23.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018 - 07.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 22.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

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.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ 245 233 490 466 735 699 980 931 1440 1368 1920 1824 2400 2280 3680 3496 5400 5130 7560 7182 235 224
Price in US$ 309 617 926 1234 1813 2417 3022 4633 6798 9517 296
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ 215 205 430 409 645 613 860 817 1260 1197 1680 1596 2100 1995 3200 3040 4680 4446 6480 6156 205 195
Price in US$ 271 542 812 1083 1587 2115 2644 4029 5891 8157 259
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ 125 119 250 238 375 357 500 475 750 713 1000 950 1250 1188 2000 1900 3000 2850 4500 4275 125 119
Price in US$ 158 315 473 630 945 1259 1574 2518 3777 5665 158
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ 155 148 310 295 465 442 620 589 930 884 1240 1178 1550 1473 2480 2356 3720 3534 5580 5301 155 148
Price in US$ 196 391 586 781 1171 1561 1952 3122 4683 7024 196
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 24 36 Additional Week
Price in £ 300 285 600 570 900 855 1200 1140 1770 1682 2360 2242 2950 2803 4560 4332 6720 6384 9540 9063 290 276
Price in US$ 378 756 1133 1511 2229 2971 3714 5740 8459 12009 366
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 610 580 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 768 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 610 580 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- 768 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 490 466 735 699 980 931 1225 1164 1440 1368 1680 1596 1920 1824 2160 2052 2400 2280 --
Price in US$ -- 617 926 1234 1542 1813 2115 2417 2719 3022 --
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- 490 466 735 699 980 931 1225 1164 1440 1368 1680 1596 1920 1824 2160 2052 2400 2280 --
Price in US$ -- 617 926 1234 1542 1813 2115 2417 2719 3022 --
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in £ 230 219 460 437 690 656 920 874 1350 1283 1800 1710 2250 2138 3440 3268 4300 4085 5040 4788 220 209
Price in US$ 290 580 869 1159 1700 2266 2833 4331 5413 6345 277
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in £ 265 252 530 504 795 756 1060 1007 1560 1482 2080 1976 2600 2470 4000 3800 5000 4750 5880 5586 255 243
Price in US$ 334 668 1001 1335 1964 2619 3273 5036 6294 7402 321
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 6 8 10 16 20 24 Additional Week
Price in £ 315 300 630 599 945 898 1260 1197 1860 1767 2480 2356 3100 2945 4800 4560 6000 5700 7080 6726 305 290
Price in US$ 397 794 1190 1587 2342 3122 3903 6043 7553 8913 384
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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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 245 233 490 466 735 699 980 931 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 309 617 926 1234 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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. One-to-one lessons can only be booked in conjunction with a group course.
Material fees:
1 to 4 weeks: £30
5-12: £50
13-24: £75
25-35: £90
36+: £100

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ 135 270 405 540 135 100
Price in US$ 179 358 537 716 179 133
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 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
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ 125 250 375 500 125
Price in US$ 166 332 497 663 166
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 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ 160 320 480 640 160
Price in US$ 213 425 637 849 213
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 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ 180 360 540 720 180 100
Price in US$ 239 478 716 955 239 133
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
16 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, 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
Fully booked on: 22.Oct.2017 - 31.Dec.2017
High season dates 26.Jun.2017 - 22.Sep.2017
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ 160 320 480 640 160 100
Price in US$ 213 425 637 849 213 133
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This is a 3-bedroom apartment. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
16 minutes walking
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
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ 160 320 480 640 160 100
Price in US$ 213 425 637 849 213 133
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This is a 3-bedroom apartment. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
16 minutes walking
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
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ 135 270 405 540 135 100
Price in US$ 179 358 537 716 179 133
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
This is a 7-bedroom apartment, students share the kitchen. No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
16 minutes walking
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
  • 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 185 £ (one way); for 360 £ (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
Cricket2 km
Dancing2 km
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf3 km
Horse riding2 km
Mountainbiking3 km
Music1 km
Rugby2 km
Sailing3 km
Swimming2 km
Tennis2 km
Windsurfing3 km
Yoga1 km

Reviews

City
4.7/5.0 
Organisation
4.0/5.0 
Facilities
3.8/5.0 
Social activities
3.6/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.4/5.0 
Value for money
3.9/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
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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