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This week's voice is from our homestay provider from Pontcanna in Cardiff

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 18-May-2019 14:17:00

The Homestay Voice is an opportunity to glance into the experiences of our homestay who are welcoming International students here in Cardiff. This testimonial is a first-hand reflection of the impression on our homestay provider for hosting students in their home.

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Topics: homestay

This week's testimonial is that of Dienaba from France

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 27-Apr-2019 18:11:00

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 Dienaba from France had to say about her experience in internship:

  • Name: Dienaba
  • Age: 17
  • Nationality: French/Senegalese
  • Duration at Celtic English Academy: 4 weeks
  • Internship

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Topics: Student Testimonial

This week's homestay provider voice is from Cindy

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 23-Apr-2019 14:00:00

The Homestay Voice is an opportunity to glance into the experiences of our homestay who are welcoming International students here in Cardiff. This testimonial is a first-hand reflection of the impression on our homestay provider for hosting students in their home.

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Topics: homestay

This week's homestay provider voice is from Aled

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 12-Apr-2019 16:40:00

The Homestay Voice is an opportunity to glance into the experiences of our homestay who are welcoming International students here in Cardiff. This testimonial is a first-hand reflection of the impression on our homestay provider for hosting students in their home.

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Topics: homestay

Marta's tips to pass your Cambridge Exam!

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 04-Apr-2019 10:38:00

 

Our fantastic Assistant Operations manager, Marta, originally from Spain passed her FCE (First) years ago.

She also obtained her CAE (Advanced) and then her CPE (Proficiency).

Marta wants to share with your her tips and advice to be well prepared to pass this Cambridge exam.

 

  

Reading and Use of English:

"For this part of the exam, I would recommend practising sample/past papers as much as possible. The more you practise the less you will worry about what you have to do, and you will be able to focus more on your answers. Past papers (from real exams) will also give you a good idea of what kind of words or texts you can expect to see in your exam."

Writing:

"Make sure you are familiar with the structure of all the different types of text that may come up in the exam (essay, email, article, review…). I would also suggest underlining what you are asked to do in the exercise as a reminder (e.g. “use all the notes provided” or “give your own opinion”), because the examiners will check that you have covered everything."

Listening:

"My top tip for the listening test is to never switch off! The meaning of a whole sentence can change with just one word or after the next sentence, so listen carefully to the full recording."

Speaking:

"On the day of the exam, don’t be afraid of saying “Can you repeat, please?” if you didn’t understand or hear the question, or “Let me think/I never thought about this question before” if you need a few seconds to come up with an answer. We all do this in real life, and it is better than staying silent! Also, whenever you learn a new word or expression that you find particularly interesting and that may impress the examiner, write it down and try to use it in the exam if you can."

 

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Topics: Study English

This week's student voices are that of our Italian group

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 22-Mar-2019 12:30:00

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.

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Topics: Student Testimonial

This week's homestay provider voice is from Deborah

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 21-Mar-2019 14:01:54

The Homestay Voice is an opportunity to glance into the experiences of our homestay who are welcoming International students here in Cardiff. This testimonial is a first-hand reflection of the impression on our homestay provider for hosting students in their home.

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Topics: homestay

This week's student voice is Benyamin from Iran

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 19-Mar-2019 12:00:00

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. 

 

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This week's student voice is Marek from Slovakia

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 08-Mar-2019 12:40:00

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.

 

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Topics: Student Testimonial

Our fantastic University Counsellor, Melissa!

Posted by Elodie Mallet on 13-Feb-2019 13:36:00

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