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Rating: 4.4

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Rating: 4.5

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Rating: 3.8

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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres)

Close to the city centre of Cardiff is Celtic English Academy, a school whose ethos is manifested in how their small... More

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General English Basic Course (Morning Class) - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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510£ 487£
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Rating: 5.0

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Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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1590£ 1511£
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School accredited by BAC (The British Accreditation Council) School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Situated in the centre of the city, near plenty of shops and entertainment facilities. More

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General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
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458£ 439£
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom) School accredited by ISO 9000/9001 (International Organization for Standardization)

Capital School of English is centrally located in Cardiff city, with a direct link to London along the M4 highway.... More

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General English Course 22 - 22 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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590£ 566£
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Connect is located in the bustling city centre of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. The academy is easily accessible... More

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Intensive English Course - 21 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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460£ 460£
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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.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Cardiff

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 42 reviews

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 Basic Course (Morning Class) - 1 week
Student age: 68 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 42 reviews

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

4.4 | 42 reviews

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 Basic Course (Morning Class) - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 42 reviews

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

4.4 | 42 reviews

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 Basic Course (Morning Class) - 1 week
Student age: 29 years


Key Facts about Cardiff

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.

Population: 303,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: Wales, Cardiff

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.2986 USD)

Cardiff quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.6

4.6 (43 reviews by our former students)

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.

universities: 4 (rankings of universities in Cardiff)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 251 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 219 £

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)

Arrival Airports

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

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 5,00 GBP, 35 minutes.

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

Every 10 minutes, 6,00 GBP, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Cardiff Airport, Cardiff, Customhouse Street

Taxi: 30 £, 20 minutes drive to city center of Cardiff

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Anglesey, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Jersey, London City, Newcastle
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin
  • USA: Orlando International
Bristol (BRS) - 33 km. from Cardiff city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 32,00 GBP, 60 minutes.

Main stops: Bristol Temple Meads, Cardiff Central

Every 180 minutes, 9,00 GBP, 85 minutes.

Main stops: Bristol Airport, Cardiff, Castle Street

Taxi: 115 £, 60 minutes drive to city center of Cardiff

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Aberdeen, Belfast International, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Inverness, Jersey, Newcastle
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Knock
London Heathrow (LHR) - 188 km. from Cardiff city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 20 minutes, 140,00 GBP, 170 minutes.

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

Every 60 minutes, 43,00 GBP, 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

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Austin-Bergstrom, Baltimore Washington International, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Portland, Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, St John's, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

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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
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    FAQ about schools in Cardiff

  • 439£ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Cardiff. The average cost of a language course in Cardiff is 224£ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Celtic English Academy as the best.
  • 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.
  • Celtic English Academy was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Lumis Student Living (Standard).' at Celtic English Academy is the best rated accommodation in Cardiff.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations.
  • The student price index in Cardiff is 69.82. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Cardiff with 4.5 stars out of 5.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Cardiff is Cardiff (14.6 km from city center). Alternative airports: Bristol (33.8 km), London Heathrow (188.7 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Cardiff.
  • Schools in Cardiff offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, IELTS, BULATS, Other exams.

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