Celtic English Academy

Celtic English Academy

Cardiff, United Kingdom

School Overview

School Description

We are a welcoming English language academy with friendly and helpful teachers and staff. We first opened as Celtic School in 2004 and have been welcoming students from all over the world since then. This means we have a lot of expertise in providing students with a quality study experience.

The school consists of 3 buildings and is located on a quiet, leafy road yet just 5 minutes' walk from the centre of Cardiff with all its amenities, 2 train stations, bus stops and supermarkets. There is on street (metered) parking.

Celtic opened as a CELTA centre in September 2023. The CELTA suite is located on the top floor of building number 12. Here there is large classroom for input and teaching practice and an adjoining slightly smaller room which contains the well-stocked CELTA library with multiple copies of key texts and teaching materials. This room can be used for lesson preparation, self-study or small group work and relaxation. On the ground floor there is a student lounge with easy chairs and kitchen facilities. In building 14 there is another student lounge and a coffee shop.

All the Teaching Practice classrooms have a laptop and projector and online presentation tools for the core coursebooks. There is free WiFi through the school and trainees have open access to a printer, copier, scanner.

As well as the bespoke CELTA library , on request, trainees will also have access to the thousands of resources available in the Teachers' Room and the online resources.

Celtic runs multi-lingual / international General English classes to adult adult students aged 16+ and as part of the CELTA course, trainees will have the opportunity to observe our experienced teachers in a wide range of levels.

Help with Employment

Celtic English Academy is a very busy school and there are often short-term and longer-term recruitment opportunities. As well as the year-round school, we also run a residential Junior Summer Programme in Monmouth and successful trainees will eb encouraged to apply with a fast-tracked application procedure.

In the final week of the course we include a session on EFL employment opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. All trainees are given a Celtic Gmail account on arrival and this account will remain open after the course with regular employment opportunities (internal and external), training events and newsletters being posted.


For trainees, Celtic can offer self-catering accommodation at the West Wing student residence located in the centre of Cardiff, about 15 minutes' walk from the school. Please be aware there are limited spaces so early booking is advised.

These modern apartments in our student residence in Cardiff give you the opportunity to live by yourself. There is free wired broadband in all bedrooms and Wi-Fi throughout the student residence. You will have access to the residence’s communal areas. These include a relaxing lounge area, quiet study area, private gym, games area, and multimedia room.

The standard rooms are in comfortable self-contained areas with a shared kitchen. You will have the privacy of your own bedroom and en-suite bathroom. At the same time, you will be able to relax, socialise, and spend mealtimes with other students in the shared kitchen and lounge area. Each kitchen is shared with between 5-10 rooms, rented exclusively by other students from Celtic. The lounge area is fully furnished with sofas, a coffee table and TV table.

Single occupancy is currently £180.00 per week (2023 prices)

Our Studios offer the added benefit of some extra privacy. Each studio has its own entrance door, an en-suite bathroom and a private kitchen area. Perfect if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet.

Premium studio is currently £220.00 per week (2023 prices)

Penthouse room is ideal for long-term students with separate en-suite bedroom, double bed, and dining space.
The penthouse features a dedicated dining space, ideal for enjoying meals or entertaining friends. While the dedicated study area in our Penthouse allows you to stay focused, whether you’re studying or practicing English.

Penthouse room: is currently £350.00 per week single occupancy (2023 prices)

Cardiff is a student city and there are ample opportunities to find your own accommodation. You may prefer to find your own accommodation in Cardiff. It is really important when you arrange your own accommodation to check what is included. We also recommend you read the advantages and disadvantages of living in your own accommodation. Please check the website accommodation tab for further advice.

Refund Policy

Postponing a course
12. If you want to postpone a course, you may do this by emailing us at least 20 working days before your original course start date.

13. If you ask to postpone your course less than 20 working days before your course start date, you will be charged the first 2 weeks’ course fees, and normal cancellation terms for accommodation will apply.

14. You may postpone your course on the following conditions:
• You must take the postponed course within 6 months of the original start date.
• You can only postpone your course once. If you ask to postpone a second time, our normal cancellation terms will apply.

Cancelling a course
15. If you would like to cancel a course, you must do this by email. If you cancel your course, you will have the following penalties:
• If you provide more than 20 working days’ notice before the course begins: no course fees except the administration fees.
• If you provide less than 20 working days’ notice before the course begins: 50% of course fees and the administration fees.
• If you cancel after the course has started: 100% of course fees and administration fees.

16. If you cancel your course booking because your visa is rejected, you must provide written evidence. Cancellation fees are as follows:
a. If you provide written evidence at least 5 working days before your arrival date: no course fees except administration fees.
b. If you provide written evidence less than 5 working days before your arrival date: 50% of course fees and the administration fees.
c. If you notify us after your course start date about your visa refusal, we reserve the right to charge you in line with our normal cancellation terms.

18. Refunds or compensation will not be awarded for events that are insurable: it is your responsibility to arrange suitable insurance to avoid loss of fees in the event of unavoidable cancellation or postponement.

19. Our terms apply even in the case of unforeseeable ‘force majeure’ events, which may not be covered by insurance.

12. I understand that should I decide to withdraw from the CELTA course at any time, the course fees will not be refunded to me
15. I understand that the Celtic English Academy reserves the
right to cancel or postpone this course. In this case, I understand
that refunds will be made only if alternative or suitable dates are
not available.
16. In special consideration circumstances, for example serious
illness, or bereavement, I will contact the Main Course Tutor
immediately. I understand that if I withdraw from the course due to
serious medical reasons, I must provide medical evidence. A
deferral may be considered under these exceptional circumstances

Location Overview

Celtic English Academy is based in Cardiff. If you come to study in Cardiff, you will be able to enjoy the world-class entertainment, fantastic tourist attractions and excellent shopping which our capital city has to offer.

Cardiff is within easy reach of other parts of the UK (less than 2 hours by train to Paddington). There are numerous bars, restaurants, shops in the city centre and the beautiful Cardiff Bay is only a short walk away. Within 20 minutes' train ride you are by the sea in upmarket Penarth or the seaside town of Barry with its lovely beach and the funfair.

If you want some peace and quiet there's plenty of green space with Roath Park and Bute Park right in the centre of the city.

If you visit the website and click on the 'Cardiff' tab you will be able to watch a short video giving some insights into living in Cardiff as a student.

Details and Comparisons

Contact Celtic English Academy

In order to provide you with the best service possible, Celtic English Academy needs to know a little about your specific situation. If you have questions, please first select a course from the list on the this page. You can always change course dates later.

School Address

t/a Cardiff Language School
18 Park Grove
CF10 3BN
United Kingdom

Upcoming Courses

CELTA (What is CELTA?)

23 Sep 2024 - 18 Oct 2024 Details


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