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What do I have to bring?

  • Your passport or European ID card. We must take a photocopy for our records.

  • A copy of your visa or Biometric Residence Permit card (if you have one)

  • Your acceptance letter

  • Paper and a pen

  • Packed lunch or money to buy your lunch at a local shop or cafe (about £5)


We welcome students from 16 to 60+ to learn English on any of our adult courses. We have over 40 different nationalities studying with us every year and small class sizes of a maximum of just 10 students per class. Did you know that 98% of Celtic students would recommend us to their friends and family?

First day Programme

During orientation, we will cover the following points:

  • Celtic English Academy tour, including health and safety

  • IT room and how to access Celtic Online using your individual username and password

  • Social activities and how to sign up

  • Academic progression, attendance and study skills

  • Free services:
    Language Doctor
    Conversation Café
    Book Club

On the city tour, we will take you on a guided walk around Cardiff City Centre where you will be shown the local area and introduced to some of Cardiff’s famous landmarks such as Cardiff Castle and the National Museum of Wales.

How will I get to the academy on my first day?

Students in homestay accommodation:

If you are staying with your homestay provider, they will bring you to the academy on your first day or show you how to get to the academy using public transport.

Students in residence accommodation:

If you are staying in our residence accommodation, it’s a short walk across the city centre. On your arrival to the residence at the weekend, our staff will show you how to get to the academy so please make your own way to the academy on your first day.

First Day Schedule

On your first day, please come to the academy’s main reception in number 18 Park Grove, Cardiff, CF10 3BN by 08:45 at the latest. You are welcome to arrive from 08:00 when the academy opens.

When you arrive, you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will provide you with a welcome pack.

Hours Activities
08:15 – 08:45 Arrival Welcome (18 Park Grove, Cardiff, CF10 3BN)
08:45 – 09:15 Enrolment
09:30 – 10:15 Placement Test
10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:45 Greetings Celtic Staff Introduction
10:45 – 11:45 Celtic Tour Orientation
11:45 – 13:00 City Tour Lunch Break
13:00 – 17:00 Individual appointment slots will be available for:
Speaking test
Safeguarding induction for under 18s
Letters for opening bank account GP registration
General consultation

First week feedback

On the Friday of your first week, at 12:00 midday, you are welcome to join us at our local pub opposite the academy, the ‘Pen & Wig’. Management will buy you a drink and would love to hear your first week feedback in person.

We look forward to meeting you soon.