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
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.
|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:
Safeguarding induction for under 18s
Letters for opening bank account GP registration
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.