English school in Cardiff: Celtic English Academy

From 315.- GBP
approx 351.- EUR
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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
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
27 years
ratings
2 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 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.-
(about EUR 351.-)
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
480
2
545
845
855
3
775
1215
1230
4
1005
1585
1605
6
1450
2310
2340
8
1900
3040
3080
12
2740
4440
4500
16
3565
5825
5905
24
5165
8545
8665
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (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 GBP 365.-
(about EUR 407.-)
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
530
2
645
945
955
3
925
1365
1380
4
1205
1785
1805
6
1750
2610
2640
8
2300
3440
3480
12
3340
5040
5100
16
4365
6625
6705
24
6365
9745
9865
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (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 GBP 435.-
(about EUR 485.-)
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
600
2
765
1065
1075
3
1095
1535
1550
4
1425
2005
2025
6
2070
2930
2960
8
2720
3860
3900
12
3960
5660
5720
16
5185
7445
7525
24
7585
10965
11085
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (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 GBP 365.-
(about EUR 407.-)
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
530
2
645
945
955
3
925
1365
1380
4
1205
1785
1805
6
1750
2610
2640
8
2300
3440
3480
12
3340
5040
5100
16
4365
6625
6705
24
6365
9745
9865
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (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 GBP 330.-
(about EUR 368.-)
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
495
2
575
875
885
3
820
1260
1275
4
1065
1645
1665
6
1540
2400
2430
8
2020
3160
3200
12
2920
4620
4680
16
3805
6065
6145
24
5525
8905
9025
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (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 (FCE)

Intermediate to Upper intermediate, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 645.-
(about EUR 720.-)
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
955
4
1205
1785
1805
6
1750
2610
2640
8
2300
3440
3480
10
2850
4270
4320
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (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 (CAE)

Advanced to Advanced, 2 - 10 week(s)
2 week(s) - From GBP 645.-
(about EUR 720.-)
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
955
4
1205
1785
1805
6
1750
2610
2640
8
2300
3440
3480
10
2850
4270
4320
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (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
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
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.

3.4/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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

2 students gave their opinion about this school

44 years old - Austria
/ 5
2 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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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
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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
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (1.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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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 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.

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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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