English school in Cardiff: Celtic English Academy

From 315.- GBP
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Key points

  • Great location in the centre of Cardiff near famous attractions
  • Small class size of 10 students maximum
  • Free language workshops, conversation club and grammar review
  • Extensive activities programme allowing you to explore the UK

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (FCE, CAE), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years

Just a stone’s throw from Cardiff University, Bute Park and Cardiff Castle, this excellent language school is the perfect place to study English in Wales. Your English classes will take place in one of 21 modern classrooms housed in three beautiful Victorian buildings. Enjoy the latest technology, like interactive whiteboards, free Wi-Fi and a computer lab. You’ll also find a library with books, magazines and DVDs you can check out to read and watch in your free time, plus a student lounge and even a kitchen with café tables where you can prepare lunch and hang out with other international students. Dive right into the action on your first day of school where you’ll take a placement test followed by a city tour with the friendly school staff and your fellow students.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 315.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
315
475
580
2
545
845
955
3
775
1215
1330
4
1005
1585
1705
6
1450
2310
2440
8
1900
3040
3180
12
2740
4440
4600
16
3565
5825
6005
24
5165
8545
8765
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (Host Family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (Host Family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start (Residence)
Departure: Sunday following course end (Residence)

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 365.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 language and culture)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 12:30-14:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
365
525
630
2
645
945
1055
3
925
1365
1480
4
1205
1785
1905
6
1750
2610
2740
8
2300
3440
3580
12
3340
5040
5200
16
4365
6625
6805
24
6365
9745
9965
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (Host Family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (Host Family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start (Residence)
Departure: Sunday following course end (Residence)

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 435.-
Lessons
40 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 14:15-17:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
435
595
700
2
765
1065
1175
3
1095
1535
1650
4
1425
2005
2125
6
2070
2930
3060
8
2720
3860
4000
12
3960
5660
5820
16
5185
7445
7625
24
7585
10965
11185
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (Host Family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (Host Family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start (Residence)
Departure: Sunday following course end (Residence)

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 365.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 business)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 12:30-14:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
365
525
630
2
645
945
1055
3
925
1365
1480
4
1205
1785
1905
6
1750
2610
2740
8
2300
3440
3580
12
3340
5040
5200
16
4365
6625
6805
24
6365
9745
9965
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (Host Family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (Host Family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start (Residence)
Departure: Sunday following course end (Residence)

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From GBP 330.-
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
1
330
490
595
2
575
875
985
3
820
1260
1375
4
1065
1645
1765
6
1540
2400
2530
8
2020
3160
3300
12
2920
4620
4780
16
3805
6065
6245
24
5525
8905
9125
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (Host Family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (Host Family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start (Residence)
Departure: Sunday following course end (Residence)

Cambridge course (FCE)

Intermediate to Upper intermediate, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 645.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 FCE)
Course duration
2 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 12:30-14:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
645
945
1055
4
1205
1785
1905
6
1750
2610
2740
8
2300
3440
3580
10
2850
4270
4420
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (Host Family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (Host Family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start (Residence)
Departure: Sunday following course end (Residence)

Cambridge course (CAE)

Advanced to Advanced, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 645.-
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 CAE)
Course duration
2 - 10 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 12:30-14:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
645
945
1055
4
1205
1785
1905
6
1750
2610
2740
8
2300
3440
3580
10
2850
4270
4420
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start (Host Family)
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end (Host Family)
The arrival and departure days must be identical

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start (Residence)
Departure: Sunday following course end (Residence)

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
FCE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 150 GBP
CAE Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 155 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) 160 GBP
Extra night with host family 20 GBP
Extra night with host family (30.06 - 29.09.2019) 22 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family 30.06-29.09.2019) 10 GBP
Special diet (per week) 15 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Cardiff) 40 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Bristol) 90 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 185 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, half board

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Host family
Staying with a host family during your English course is full of perks. In addition to constantly practising the language at meal times and during casual conversation with your family, you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in Welsh culture and experience life like a local! You’ll have your own private room (doubles available for students travelling together), and enjoy half board plus free Wi-Fi, bed linens and towels. Most host families live about 20-45 minutes from the language school by public transport.

Lumis Student Living residence
If you’re looking for a mix of independence and socialising within the student community, this residence is a fantastic option. You’ll have your own en suite room complete with free Wi-Fi, a desk, chair, wardrobe, a large twin bed and free sheets and towels. For meals, there’s a modern shared kitchen with tables where you can cook and share meals with your fellow residents. When it’s time to go to school, you’ll be able to walk there in under 20 minutes. Rounding out the amenities are an onsite gym, games room, cinema and plenty of common areas to hang out and socialise.

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Lumis Student Living

General information

Lumis Student Living is a new, purpose-built student accommodation located in the heart of Cardiff. Spread over two accommodation blocks, Lumis Student Living offers studios and en suite rooms, as well as a private gym, games rooms and onsite cinema. Perfectly located, Lumis Student Living is less than a mile from Cardiff University Cathays campus and only a short 5-minute walk to the University of South Wales Cardiff campus. There is excellent public transport from the property, with a direct bus to the Cardiff Metropolitan Cyncoed campus.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
monthly pass : GBP 52
Walking distance to public transport:
10 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
10 minutes
Coffee shops:
10 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
10 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 15:00
Sunday until 09:00
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
Non-refundable deposit (cleaning and service fee)
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area 1
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine 1
Laundry
GBP 2.90 for washing / GBP 1.50 for drying
1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access 1
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible 1
Parking (cars) 1
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym 1

Room types and facilities

Single
36 rooms
min.: 14 m2/ max.: 15 m2
1
Twin
3 rooms
min.: 22 m2/ max.: 23 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access 1
Floor
Wood
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

There are so many activities and outings organised by the school that your only problem will be choosing which ones! Free options include walking tours, local festivals, language workshops and conversation practice, while activities for a reasonably priced extra charge could be cinema outings, bowling, mini-golf, bus tours, museum visits, white water rafting and full day trips to cities like Bath, Bristol, Oxford and London. And, if there’s something specific you’re interested in doing, you an always suggest it to the school staff and they’ll do their best to make it happen. Of course, you can always just explore Cardiff with your new friends and enjoy the vibe. It’s the perfect way to practise your English outside the classroom and develop lasting friendships with your classmates!

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