9 English Language Schools in Cardiff - Ranking 2023

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Cardiff Language School Ranking based on student ratings - 9 schools

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Cardiff ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Cardiff


Rating: 4.5/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Cardiff
47 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Cardiff

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 3.8/5.0


Rating: 4.6/5.0


Rating: 4.6/5.0

What our students said about Cardiff


Rating: 5/5

Glan-y-Llyn is not Cardiff. Why do you ask me about Cardiff? I like this little town.


What school directors said about Cardiff

Shoko Doherty

Cardiff is a great place to live and study. It offers everything you would expect from a capital city with world-class entertainment, historical sites and excellent shopping, while still being one of the cheapest places for students to live in the UK.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cardiff

Capital School of English

The stay was absolutely wonderful. Totally committed teachers, great atmosphere.
highly recommended

24 April 2023
Course: General English Course 16 - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 5

| 1 review
Celtic English Academy

The professional level of teaching and the small group
Please provide a classroom out of the reception area for students completing the level-test. Please provide better equipment for audio-lessons.

6 June 2017
Course: General English 20 - 1 week
Student age: 68 years


Rating: 4.4

| 45 reviews
Celtic English Academy

They were no guys with my same nationality but only foreigners. So I could apply myself more.

17 May 2016
Course: General English 20 - 8 weeks
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.4

| 45 reviews
Celtic English Academy

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.
Top school!

3 May 2016
Course: General English Standard Course (Morning Class) + Lunch Time (LT) - 2 weeks
Student age: 16 years


Rating: 4.4

| 45 reviews
Celtic English Academy

They say that the accommodation is two minutes distance but instead is on the other side of the town
The wifi does not work, there is not even a shared PC.

26 August 2014
Course: General English Standard Course (Morning Class) + Lunch Time (LT) - 2 weeks
Student age: 34 years


Rating: 4.4

| 45 reviews
Celtic English Academy

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.
Great school, there were some works in some classrooms and this suggests that it is also restored really often.

14 August 2014
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 4.4

| 45 reviews
Celtic English Academy

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.

24 September 2013
Course: General English 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 4.4

| 45 reviews
Celtic English Academy

It was multicultural although most students were Arabs.
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.

11 September 2013
Course: General English Standard Course (Morning Class) + Lunch Time (LT) - 2 weeks
Student age: 31 years


Rating: 4.4

| 45 reviews
Celtic English Academy

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.

27 August 2013
Course: General English 20 - 1 week
Student age: 29 years


Rating: 4.4

| 45 reviews

Information about Cardiff

Why Cardiff? Cardiff has embraced its new role as the capital of Wales (since just 1955) with vigour, and has emerged as one of Britain’s leading urban centres. Spread between an ancient fort and an ultramodern waterfront, compact Cardiff is probably one of the most interesting cities in the UK and boasts many shopping malls, national museums, thriving pubs, bars, live-music venues and global sporting events. At first glance, the city seems a very unlikely place to find history what with all of its sophisticated and modern architecture, but in the midst of the urbanisation, Cardiff's ancient past is grandly displayed in the form of more than one very fine castle. Cardiff also makes a great base for day trips to the surrounding valleys and coast, where you'll find more castles, beaches and ancient monuments.

Key Facts about Cardiff

Population:   448,000
Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)
Region: Wales, Cardiff
Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.2373 USD)
Visa: 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.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of Wales in your country. List of embassies and consulates of Wales on the official website - .
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 291 £
Average course price per week (Low season): 246 £
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:70* (30% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:50* (50% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:62* (38% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Wales average): 3.59 £
    (14% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Weather in Cardiff

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What to do in Cardiff

Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Castle
National Museum Cardiff
National Museum Cardiff
Wales Millenium Centre
Wales Millenium Centre
Roald Dahl Plass
Roald Dahl Plass
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Arrival airports

Cardiff (CWL) - 14 km. from Cardiff city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Rhoose-Cardiff Airport, Cardiff, Customhouse Street

Every 10 minutes, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Cardiff Airport, Cardiff, Customhouse Street

Taxi: 20 minutes drive to city center of Cardiff

Bristol (BRS) - 33 km. from Cardiff city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central

Every 180 minutes, 85 minutes.

Main stops: Bristol Airport, Cardiff, Castle Street

Taxi: 60 minutes drive to city center of Cardiff

London Heathrow (LHR) - 188 km. from Cardiff city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 170 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Terminals 1-3, London Paddington + London Paddington, Cardiff Central

Every 60 minutes, 180 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Central Bus Station, Bristol Coach Station, Newport, Cardiff University, Cardiff Coach Station

Taxi: 80 minutes drive to city center of Cardiff

Public transportation in Cardiff

FAQ about courses in Cardiff

  • Celtic English Academy has received the best overall rating in Cardiff.
  • Celtic English Academy, located in 18 Park Grove has been voted as the school with the best location in Cardiff.
  • 322£ for 1 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Cardiff. The average cost of a language course in Cardiff is 387£ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Celtic English Academy as the best.
  • Celtic English Academy was rated highest for quality of teaching.

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