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What you didn't know about Gabby, our Academic Intern

Posted by Melissa Wilson on 08-Sep-2019 15:04:00

After a long summer of working hard it's time to say goodbye to our Academic Intern, Gabby. Gabby spent her summer with the Academic team after a busy 3 years at Cardiff University.

We got to know Gabby a little better before she left; below she tells us all about her experience at Cardiff University, how she coped being so far from home and her favourite places to visit in the city. We'd like to wish Gabby the best of luck for the future! 

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Topics: Cardiff, university, United Kingdom

Everything you need to know about Jess - Our social activities leader!

Posted by Melissa Wilson on 30-Aug-2019 15:04:00

Celtic English Academy and activities go hand in hand! Not only do we pride ourselves on providing excellent English lessons, we also strive to give you an exciting social life. Social activities are a great way to practice your speaking skills, learn more about British culture, and make friends. So, to give you a better idea about what goes on at our activities and to help you get to know Celtic’s wonderful activity leader, we caught up with Jess!



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Topics: United Kingdom, Social Activities

Great British traditions: Creating the perfect picnic

Posted by Melissa Wilson on 03-Aug-2019 11:00:00

Our Academic Intern, Gabby, loves to picnic in the summer.

She tells us more about how to create the perfect British picnic, where to go in and around Cardiff for the best picnic locations and the foods you can try.

Do you have any recommendations for different picnic locations, or some picnic foods from your country? Leave your ideas in the comments! 

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Topics: United Kingdom, Social Activities

Clothing on a Spring day in the UK

Posted by Edyta Kadula on 07-May-2017 13:02:00

Before coming to the UK, you will probably ask yourself: what clothes should I take? Our advice is to bring a range of clothes to suit different weather types. Layers are the key to remaining comfortable in the UK. So, you can take off or put on clothes as the weather changes. 

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Topics: United Kingdom

Coming to the UK? Learn about British Culture

Posted by Edyta Kadula on 31-Mar-2017 12:43:00

Leaving your home and coming to a new city can be both an exciting and stressful experience. You have to learn different cultural practices and try to adapt to them. Before embarking on your journey to the UK, here are some notes about British Culture to keep in mind.

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Topics: United Kingdom

Gear up for a great Welsh summer.

Posted by Pete Price on 30-Mar-2016 12:26:00

This week brings the end of March and the beginning of April, which here in Wales means that one thing is for certain, summer is on its way. With Easter now behind us and the clocks moving forward, the days are beginning to get longer and the temperature is climbing.

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Topics: United Kingdom

The calm after Storm Imogen rages through the UK.

Posted by Pete Price on 09-Feb-2016 12:27:00

Well, thankfully it is a lovely blue sky morning here in Cardiff in the wake of storm Imogen. The biggest storm this winter, named Imogen by the Met Office, had been building all last week and came to a climax yesterday causing widespread chaos across the whole of the UK.

 With offshore recordings of waves up to 19 metres and wind speeds of up to 91mph, Imogen has now passed leaving substantial areas of flooding, damage and power cuts. Fortunately, here at Celtic English Academy, we only sustained a broken window and some windswept hair, but everyone was talking about the storm.

Photo: Porthcawl harbour, wall less than an hour from Cardiff taking the full force of Storm Imogen.

The UK is certainly not famed for perfect weather, though when we do have unsettled weather it is generally more of an inconvenience than a threat to life. Throughout history, parts of the planet have encountered extreme natural disasters such as deadly earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and tornados. Although the UK does have some records of relatively small natural disasters throughout time, we are fortunate to be a seismically stable and an island which is naturally well protected.

 Despite the problems caused by Storm Imogen, many people ventured to the coast last night to watch (from a safe distance) waves crashing into cliff faces and sea defences. Being wrapped up in a big coat with a warm, cosy home to return to, there is nothing more dramatic and exciting than going to see one of Mother Nature’s shows. 

For more dynamic images and information about Storm Imogen, see the News Link.


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Topics: United Kingdom

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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