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This week’s student voice is that of Abdirashid from Somalia

5th August 2017

The Student Voice is a glance into the experiences of students from all over the world who have studied with us at Celtic English Academy, here in Cardiff. These testimonials are a first-hand reflection of the impressions left on each student from their time at our academy in the capital city of Wales.

At Celtic English Academy we value our students’ feedback and their opinions, always using them to refine and improve the experiences of our future students.

Here is what Abdirashid  had to say about his experience:

  • Name: Abdirashid
  • Age: 35
  • Nationality: Somali 
  • Duration at the Celtic English Academy:  1 year

After the civil war in Somalia which turned the whole country into turmoil, I fled from my home country to the UK. Before I came to the UK, I had studied Accounting and Finance so, my main aim in coming to the UK was to live a safe place and get a better life for both myself and my family.

I started studying IELTS lunch time classes at Celtic English Academy around 6 months ago. I was made welcome and felt the atmosphere was like a family. The staff were very accommodating and created a timetable for me that suited my work commitments.

Although I only attended the lunch time IELTS class, we still managed to cover a lot within that time. I felt ready to take the examination.

I would like to highlight the teaching quality of the classes that I attended was exceptional and all staff and teachers were very supportive and professional. I have deepest gratitude for April Pugh and the other outstanding teachers at the school such as Rob Hutton, Fraser Jowett and Paul Cousins.

I believe Celtic English Academy is a place which emphasises providing a high standard of teaching, as well as encouraging students to achieve their goals. While some English Schools are more concerned about profit

I will highly recommend Celtic English Academy to anyone who is looking to learn English in a supportive environment.”


For more student voices, you can read Celtic English Academy testimonials from our students from all over the world. 

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