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!
Junior English Summer Programme
A residential summer programme for young learners.
Maximum 15 students (average 12)
19th July – 16th of August 2015
2 or 4 weeks
15 of General English + Activities
A2, B1, B1+, B2
Gallery of English Summer Programme
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.
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
|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 wireless internet access throughout our buildings.
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.
Large trestle tables and a good range of food for students’ meal times
Superb Cardiff Bay location, in the hub of Cardiff’s most desired area.
A range of snacks and drinks available. Located in the student lounge area.
For sports or evening activities. Also has a cinema projector screen.
Free time space with snooker table, TV and games, plus a vending machine.
Residential accommodation situated inside the stunning Wales Millennium Centre, a world class arts venue.
Junior School Location
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
4 half-day excursions
1 full-day excursion
Example activities and excursions:
Horse Riding, Water Sports
Quiz nights, games, music, dance, fashion shows, discos and cinema nights.
Cardiff Castle, Llandaff Cathedral and Caerphilly tours and museum visits.
Bath, London and the Gower.
Cardiff Castle (Historical)
Millennium Stadium (Sports & Culture)
Welsh Assembly (Political)
Cardiff Crown Court (Law)
Wales Millennium Centre (The Arts)
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