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City School of Languages, Swansea, Wales

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City School of Languages (CSL)

  • City School of Languages is situated in a renovated Art Deco building in the heart of Swansea. The main shopping centre, the bus and train station and the beach front are all within easy walking distance. Swansea is a unique destination where you will get a true British experience.
  • The language school City School of Languages was founded in Swansea, Wales in 2006.
  • Address: 93-94 Mansel Street, SA1 5TZ - Swansea, Wales (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: City School of Langauges Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 5899490
  • Abbreviated name of school: CSL Swansea
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by City School of Languages


The safety and well-being of our students and staff remains our top priority.

As we continue working to reopen and for face-to-face classes, we are working hard to ensure strict adherence to current government health guidelines, which mandate several important safety routines that our students and staff will have to follow.

All students on their arrival will receive an induction which will include risk assessments and a routine of health and safety.

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKISO 9000/9001Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalNCC Education

School Size:

Facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Table tennis

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

15

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

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 Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • 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 assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at 80£
  • INCLUDED Free local SIM card

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 90 £ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 60
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 70

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 5
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 6
  • Junior courses in summer: 1

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 8 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 78% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

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

3
19
33
10
2
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cardiff Airport (CWL).

London Heathrow Airport:
210 £ pick up
465 £ return (both ways)
Carrasco International Airport:
0 £ pick up
0 £ return (both ways)
Bristol Airport:
120 £ pick up
235 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 28 Dec. 2020.

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

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Teachers assess students weekly and there are mid and end-of-course tests, class participation, homework and online resources. At the end of your course, you will receive a certificate and transcript of your results.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Teachers assess students weekly and there are mid and end-of-course tests, class participation, homework and online resources. At the end of your course, you will receive a certificate and transcript of your results.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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It includes 28 lessons of General English plus a 1 hour one-to-one lesson on Fridays.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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It includes 28 lessons of General English plus a 2 hour one-to-one lesson on Fridays.
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Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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It includes 20 lessons of General English plus a 1 hour one-to-one lesson in the afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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It includes 20 lessons of General English plus a 2 hour one-to-one lesson in the afternoon.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Price includes
Supervision 24/7
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 29 Jun. 2020, 28 Aug. 2020.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Work & Study
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Students will start the programme with an English language course (general or specialised) for a minimum of two weeks. After finishing this course, you will then be placed in one of the school's local partner companies where you will do a work experience placement. Placements are usually unpaid and you can choose a minimum duration of two weeks up to six months. This programme is available to European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and students on a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Business
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This course includes 20 General English lessons and 8 Business lessons per week. Minimum booking of 2 weeks.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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This course is for those who are already working or want to work in catering, restaurants, coffee shops and hotels and need to communicate confidently with colleagues and customers. It includes 20 General English lessons and 8 hospitality lessons per week.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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30-hour preparation course especially designed for professionals in the healthcare sector to improve their level of English and be able to practise safely in this language. Students are expected to do 1 hour of homework every day. Exam fee not included. Minimum of 7.0 in each component (reading, writing, listening, speaking) in different IELTS tests or no lower than 6.5 in one or two components.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
2020: 06 Jan. 2020.
2021: 11 Jan. 2021.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in US$ 431 861 1292 1722 2583 3443 4304 6886 9038 11190 13342
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:45
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Price in US$ 431 861 1292 1722 2583 3443 4304 6886 9038 11190 13342
This course includes 20 lessons of General English plus 8 lessons of IELTS per week.
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 60 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: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Exam fee
175 £
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Specialty Courses
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Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Note: All courses offered by City School of Languages, Swansea can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 100.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 £. 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:Registration fee for European students is GBP 80.
CSL is a registered Trinity centre for English language exams, you can study for and sit an exam with this school.

Accommodation

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Price in £ 128 256 384 512 640 768 896 1024 1280 1536 128 75
Price in US$ 166 332 498 663 829 995 1160 1326 1657 1989 166 98
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday 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:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 14
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Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
19 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
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, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 14
Good choice of accommodation options including homestay and seasonal student residence.
If you prefer to be more independent and want to stay in private accommodation, the school can offer advice and refer you to reputable letting agencies. They can also recommend local hotels and B&B’s for short-term stay.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet0.25 km
Baseball0.25 km
Basketball0.25 km
Cooking0.5 km
Cricket0.5 km
Dancing0.5 km
Diving0.5 km
Football (soccer)0.25 km
Golf15 km
Horse riding12 km
Mountainbiking10 km
Music0.5 km
Rugby0.5 km
Sailing0.5 km
Skiing62 km
Squash0.5 km
Swimming0.25 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis1 km
Volleyball0.25 km
Windsurfing0.25 km
Yoga0.5 km
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)
Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)

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    FAQ about City School of Languages, Swansea

  • English courses at City School of Languages start at 152 £ for Online - Business English course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (210 £), Carrasco International Airport (0 £), Bristol Airport (120 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at City School of Languages varies from 12 students (Business English ) to 16 students (General English)
  • 78% of teachers at City School of Languages hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at City School of Languages comes from Saudi Arabia with a 33.8% representation, followed by students from France (19.1%) and Italy (10.3%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • City School of Languages offers courses from 12 years (Summer Vacation Course, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 18 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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