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Andrew's BEST EVER Sunday roast πŸ΄πŸ˜›

Posted by Ceri N on 01-Nov-2018 11:34:00

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 #5wondersofCardiff challenge...

During November visit five of Andrew's favourite places to eat and explore in Cardiff. Take a selfie when you visit each place and tag Celtic English Academy on twitter, facebook or insta and use the hashtag #5wondersofcardiff . If you complete the challenge show Chelsea, our new Student Support Officer,  your photographic evidence and you will enter a draw to win a free place on our next trip!! πŸ₯‡

 

All about me! 

Name:  Andrew

Nationality: English/British.

Languages: English alongside bits of French and Spanish!

Travel experiences: I have travelled around most of Europe, in fact when I studied French and Russian in University I studied for half a year in both countries. I have taught in Seville in Spain and travelled through Central and South America. I have also spent time in Shanghai and Turkey with my role at Celtic English Academy. I found it interesting to see how the support staff connect with international markets. 

Three fun facts about me:

  1. I play the repinique in a local samba band!
  2. I love birds, my current favourite is a magpie.
  3. I am the only Andrew Bodgin in the WHOLE WORLD!

Life at Celtic English Academy.

Job Role: Senior Teacher.

Background:  I moved to Cardiff six years ago to study a masters at Cardiff University. Whilst completing my studies a friend told me about Celtic English Academy. I had previously worked for four years as an English teacher so Celtic matched me perfectly.

Typical week at Celtic: There is no typical week! However, I usually start Monday helping to test new arrivals. I spend most of my time teaching, I teach most programmes, including the junior and IELTS courses and I even teach teachers. Some of my days are spent doing administrative tasks such as creating timetables, making resources and marking work. 

Where you will find me: I am either in the Academic Office, a classroom or in the staff room.

Favourite part of my job: I love being part of the cultural melting pot at Celtic. I really enjoy meeting students from all over the world – without having to leave Cardiff! 

Best moment at Celtic: I raised Β£1500 for Cardiff Food Bank by doing a sponsored fast during Ramadan. I broke fast in Dar Ul Isra Mosque, just around the corner from Celtic. I did so amongst friends, staff and students which was a wonderful experience. 

 

Where to go and what to eat in Cardiff πŸ΄πŸžοΈ β˜•

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Where I eat my English/Welsh breakfast: Pen y Lan Pantry.

Favourite Cardiff coffee shop:  Hardlines and Brodies. 

Best place to eat lunch in Cardiff: Secret Garden CafΓ© in Bute park. 

Favourite Cardiff bakery: it’s got to be Nata & Co! 

Best place to eat dinner in Cardiff: La Cuina, a Catalan restaurant. 

The most delicious Sunday Roast: The Crofts pub carvery is great! So much veg, meat and gravy for Β£7.50. They even have a dog, a cat and a grey parrot there AND the football is played on silent.

Favourite place to have a drink: Dead Canary, so cool. 

Best Cardiff park: Bute park, it’s awesome.

 

Words of wisdom for new students πŸ’¬

In your first week make friends with people who do not share the same first language as you. Go and meet for a coffee or a drink and do so regularly.

Topics: Social Activities, Celtic Life, Celtic English Academy Staff, Learn English, Student experience

Hello, we are Celtic English Academy

We teach English today, so you can start your tomorrow.

We are a friendly and welcoming English language centre in the heart of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. We have been providing English language courses for over 10 years.

Whether you are looking to improve your English for your career, to go to university or simply to be able to communicate more effectively in our global world of today, we can help you meet your goals.

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