English school in Cardiff: Celtic English Academy

From 362.- EUR
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 (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
ratings
6 authentic opinions

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 resources available for students like books, magazines and DVDs you can check out to read and watch in your free time, plus 2 student lounges and even a kitchen with café style 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 362.- EUR
(315.- GBP)
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 GBP
475 GBP
480 GBP
2
545 GBP
845 GBP
855 GBP
3
775 GBP
1215 GBP
1230 GBP
4
1005 GBP
1585 GBP
1605 GBP
6
1450 GBP
2310 GBP
2340 GBP
8
1900 GBP
3040 GBP
3080 GBP
12
2740 GBP
4440 GBP
4500 GBP
16
3565 GBP
5825 GBP
5905 GBP
24
5165 GBP
8545 GBP
8665 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Sunday following course end

Semi-intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 420.- EUR
(365.- GBP)
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 GBP
525 GBP
530 GBP
2
645 GBP
945 GBP
955 GBP
3
925 GBP
1365 GBP
1380 GBP
4
1205 GBP
1785 GBP
1805 GBP
6
1750 GBP
2610 GBP
2640 GBP
8
2300 GBP
3440 GBP
3480 GBP
12
3340 GBP
5040 GBP
5100 GBP
16
4365 GBP
6625 GBP
6705 GBP
24
6365 GBP
9745 GBP
9865 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 500.- EUR
(435.- GBP)
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 GBP
595 GBP
600 GBP
2
765 GBP
1065 GBP
1075 GBP
3
1095 GBP
1535 GBP
1550 GBP
4
1425 GBP
2005 GBP
2025 GBP
6
2070 GBP
2930 GBP
2960 GBP
8
2720 GBP
3860 GBP
3900 GBP
12
3960 GBP
5660 GBP
5720 GBP
16
5185 GBP
7445 GBP
7525 GBP
24
7585 GBP
10965 GBP
11085 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Sunday following course end

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 420.- EUR
(365.- GBP)
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 GBP
525 GBP
530 GBP
2
645 GBP
945 GBP
955 GBP
3
925 GBP
1365 GBP
1380 GBP
4
1205 GBP
1785 GBP
1805 GBP
6
1750 GBP
2610 GBP
2640 GBP
8
2300 GBP
3440 GBP
3480 GBP
12
3340 GBP
5040 GBP
5100 GBP
16
4365 GBP
6625 GBP
6705 GBP
24
6365 GBP
9745 GBP
9865 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Sunday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 380.- EUR
(330.- GBP)
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 GBP
490 GBP
495 GBP
2
575 GBP
875 GBP
885 GBP
3
820 GBP
1260 GBP
1275 GBP
4
1065 GBP
1645 GBP
1665 GBP
6
1540 GBP
2400 GBP
2430 GBP
8
2020 GBP
3160 GBP
3200 GBP
12
2920 GBP
4620 GBP
4680 GBP
16
3805 GBP
6065 GBP
6145 GBP
24
5525 GBP
8905 GBP
9025 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Intermediate to Upper intermediate, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 742.- EUR
(645.- GBP)
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 B2 First)
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 GBP
945 GBP
955 GBP
4
1205 GBP
1785 GBP
1805 GBP
6
1750 GBP
2610 GBP
2640 GBP
8
2300 GBP
3440 GBP
3480 GBP
10
2850 GBP
4270 GBP
4320 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Advanced to Advanced, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 742.- EUR
(645.- GBP)
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 8 C1 Advanced)
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 GBP
945 GBP
955 GBP
4
1205 GBP
1785 GBP
1805 GBP
6
1750 GBP
2610 GBP
2640 GBP
8
2300 GBP
3440 GBP
3480 GBP
10
2850 GBP
4270 GBP
4320 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.15   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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: Sunday prior to course start Departure: Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
B2 First Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 150 GBP
C1 Advanced 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
Cleaning fee 100 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family 30.06-29.09.2019) 10 GBP
Supplement (per wk.) (Under age 18, full-board supplement) 15 GBP
Special diet (per week) 15 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Cardiff) 40 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Cardiff)
compulsory under age 18
75 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Bristol) 90 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Bristol )
compulsory under age 18
175 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 185 GBP
Airport pick-up and drop-off (Heathrow)
compulsory under age 18
360 GBP

Other accommodation options

Host family, double room, half board

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

3.8/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

6 students gave their opinion about this school

22 years old - Germany
/ 5
1 week, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
0 years old - Belgium
/ 5
2 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (2.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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59 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (2 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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26 years old - France
/ 5
Cardiff est une grande ville, qui mérite d'être visitée. Il y a beaucoup à faire et à voir, notamment dans les alentours. Professeur compétent, personnel de l'école très amical et accueillant. Le seul point négatif pour moi est qu'il n'y avait pas assez d'excursions organisées le week-end (je n'ai pu en faire aucune en 2 semaines), après peut-être que c'est lié au fait que ce n'était pas la haute saison?Famille accueillante, mais les repas n'étaient pas partagés... Famille accueillante située dans une jolie ville en bord de mer, Penarth. Les repas étaient pris à part, chacun mangeait quand il voulait, donc peu de contact le soir avec la famille. pour moi, c'est le seul point négatif. Lessive faite régulièrement. Personnel amical et accueillant. Cependant, il faudrait planifier plus d'excursions et sorties
2 weeks, June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Plus de fluidité dans la parole, grâce aux cours. j'ai été envoyée au niveau C1, ce qui était enfin adapté à mes besoins de progression. »
Top tips
« Cardiff Bay, Bute Park, Castell Coch, et le Penarth Pier »
44 years old - Austria
/ 5
2 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
51 years old - Italy
/ 5
2 weeks, April 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (1.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

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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.

Any student under 18 years of age must book a return airport transfer and full-board homestay accommodation.

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. 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 3:00 pm
Sunday until 9:00 am
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit
Non-refundable deposit (cleaning and service fee)
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine Yes
Laundry
GBP 2.90 for washing / GBP 1.50 for drying
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access Yes
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) Yes
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
36 rooms
min.: 14 m2/ max.: 15 m2
Yes
Twin
3 rooms
min.: 22 m2/ max.: 23 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access Yes
Floor
Wood
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

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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