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What the Junior Summer Programme includes:

  • 15 hours of General English lessons per week
    (45 minute lessons x 20)

  • 2 sports activities per week 
    (2 horse riding / 2 water sports sessions - for option programmes)

  • 4 half-day excursions per week

  • 6 evening activities per week

  • 1 full-day excursion per week

  • Certificate of Attendance

  • WiFi access (Free)

  • Shared en-suite residential accommodation

  • 3 meals a day (cooked)

Many say that the younger you are, the better you will learn a language. Celtic offers an exciting Junior English Summer Programme to give young learners the opportunity to begin their English language study journey, whilst having a fun cultural experience!

You can choose from 4 junior programmes:

Junior English Summer Programme

A residential summer programme for young learners.

General Information
Accommodation & Facilities
Activities & Sports

Course Details

Class Size
Maximum 15 students (average 12)

Course Dates
19th July – 16th of August 2015

Course Length
2 or 4 weeks

15 of General English + Activities

A2, B1, B1+, B2  


Junior Programme Description

During July and August we run our Junior Summer Programme for young learners aged 12-17.  These fun-filled courses combine quality English language lessons with a stimulating activity programme of sports, social and historical activities, plus visits to exciting places of cultural interest.

We provide excellent residential accommodation for our young learners. The junior residence is situated in the incredible Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, one of the world’s premier art venues! The residence is a purpose-built, year round facility for primary and secondary school students across Wales, so the centre is perfectly equipped for Celtic’s Junior Summer Programme.

Students can study on our Junior Summer Programme for 2 or 4 weeks. Lessons take place in classrooms in the residential centre where there is also a canteen, mini-cinema, multi-purpose hall, common room and 24-hour manned reception.

What's not included?

  • Flights from your home country to the UK

  • Travel & medical insurance

  • Return airport transfer

For additional airport transfer fees, please click here.

Who is the Junior Programme for?

  • Young people aged 12-17

  • Students who want to improve their day-to-day use of English.

  • Students who want to cover all English skills.

  • Students looking to visit Britain and explore the British (and Welsh) culture.

  • Students who want to have a fun summer holiday filled with activities, opportunities to learn and discover new experiences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Extend vocabulary and increase fluency.

  • Become more accurate.

  • Communicate in English more easily.

  • Understand more about English-speaking cultures.

  • Increase confidence with your all-round English ability.

How we measure your progress:

Progress will be measured by class tests, within each level. You are expected to participate fully in classes and will receive regular feedback.

Junior Programme Timetable

An example of a Junior Summer Programme week

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
09:00 - 12:15
Arrive in Cardiff
Cardiff City Centre Tour
General English General English General English General English General English Day Trip
12:15 - 13:30 Half-Day
13:30 - 16:45
16:45 - 18:00 Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time Free Time
18:00 - 19:30 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
19:30 - 22:00 Evening Activity Evening Activity Evening Activity Evening Activity Evening Activity Evening Activity Relaxation Time
23:00 Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out Lights Out

Junior Accommodation and Facilities

Free WiFi

Free wireless internet access throughout our buildings.

En-Suite Bathroom

Twin, triple, four or six-bed rooms available

24-hour Manned Reception

Round the clock on site security.

Free Mineral Water

Free water is available in the reception area. Unlimited use.


Interactive whiteboards or projectors available in most classrooms.

On-site Canteen

Large trestle tables and a good range of food for students’ meal times

Waterfront Location

Superb Cardiff Bay location, in the hub of Cardiff’s most desired area.

Vending Machine

A range of snacks and drinks available. Located in the student lounge area.

Multi-purpose Hall

For sports or evening activities. Also has a cinema projector screen.

Student Lounge

Free time space with snooker table, TV and games, plus a vending machine.

Theatre Venue

Residential accommodation situated inside the stunning Wales Millennium Centre, a world class arts venue.   

Junior School Location

Residence address:

Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place,
Cardiff CF10 5AL United Kingdom

  • Cardiff, the capital city of Wales

  • 2 hours from London

  • Wales Millennium Centre, in Cardiff Bay - one of the world’s premier art venues and home to the Welsh National Opera and numerous West End shows from London!

  • Urdd Residential centre – a purpose-built year round Welsh language residential facility that hosts Celtic English Academy’s Junior Summer Programme.

Junior Activities and Sports

At Celtic English Academy we want our students to have a fantastic time. We want them to be satisfied with their classroom experience but also with their experience outside of the classroom. 

Celtic's Junior Summer Programme offers young learners the opportunity to combine English language lessons with a variety of sports, activities and visits to exciting places. You will be surprised by how much English young learners can pick up from daily use of the English language with total immersion in the British culture.

15 hours of General English


2 sports
4 half-day excursions
1 full-day excursion


Relaxation time

Example activities and excursions:

Horse Riding, Water Sports

Evening activities
Quiz nights, games, music, dance, fashion shows, discos and cinema nights.

Half-day excursions
Cardiff Castle, Llandaff Cathedral and Caerphilly tours and museum visits.

Full-day excursions
Bath, London and the Gower.

Cardiff Castle (Historical)

Millennium Stadium (Sports & Culture)

Welsh Assembly (Political)

Cardiff Crown Court (Law)

Wales Millennium Centre (The Arts)

Techniquest (Scientific)

BBC Wales Tour (Media)

Big Pit Coal Museum (Industrial /Heritage)

We believe in engaging all students with our range of activities, but we understand that every individual has different interests, likes and dislikes. That is why we spend a lot of time planning and preparing our social and cultural activity programme so there is enough variety to suit everyone. This year we have included African Samba Drumming in spirit of the Brazil World Cup, plus a behind the scenes tour of the Wales Millennium Centre with a drama workshop!

The 2014 Junior Summer Programme includes:

African Samba Drumming

Wales Millennium Centre Drama Workshop + Tour

Salsa Dance Lessons

Junior Programme Prices 2015

Junior Programme FAQ