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The alternative guide for when you study English in Cardiff!

7th April 2015

When coming to another country it might be useful to have a guide which gives you some advice on what to see and do.

However the best type of guide gives you local information too. For example, what you can do in your spare time or where you can find special shops or coffee shops.

Here is an alternative guide from former Celtic students who wanted to share some local knowledge for future students that come to study English in Cardiff:


Good places to buy food/ eat out:

  • You should buy halal food in City Road 
  • You should eat Biriainy rice at a restaurant in Cardiff Bay
  • If you need something you can shop at the Lidl supermarket which is a good price!


Good places to buy clothes/ go shopping:

  • You should buy clothes at Debenhams and Zara in Queen Street 
  • You should buy toys from Argos in Queen Street
  • You can go to Queen Street and The Hayes for window shopping 


Interesting activities to do in Cardiff and the UK:

  • You should take your parents to visit the countryside in the UK during your holidays
  • You should listen to music from all over the world at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff
  • You should go to the museum and the castle to learn something about Cardiff’s history


Different things you can do to improve your English:


Rules at Celtic school:

  • You must speak English
  • The lessons start at 8.45 in the morning. You must be in your classroom before that time
  • If you are more than 10 minutes late you will have to wait until the break
  • You should turn off your mobile phone when you go to your classroom


Rules in Cardiff:

  • You must respect rules in Cardiff
  • You can’t make any problem in Cardiff because all areas have a camera
  • You must stay in your classroom until the lesson has been finished
  • You aren’t allowed to make loud noise from 11.30 pm until 6.00 am in Cardiff


Check out some more alternative guides below: 

If you would like to study English in Cardiff go to www.celticenglish.co.uk

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