Welcome from Greg & Grace

Grace and I are the owners and directors of CELT – Centre for English Language Teaching – and have been running the language school since 1989. We are both qualified EFL teachers and have many years’ experience teaching English abroad and in the UK. Originally from San Francisco, USA, Grace is our Academic Director and started her teaching career in Italy. I am the Principal of the school and taught in Spain, France, and La Réunion (Indian Ocean) before returning to Cardiff to teach English at Cardiff University. Cardiff is my hometown and, after returning here, I realised the huge potential of the city as a wonderful destination for foreign students to come and learn English. That’s why we created our language school!

As teachers, we care passionately about our students’ learning experience and do everything we can to ensure that students benefit fully from their time with us.

We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you here to our school. Before that, you can find out about our mission for CELT by reading our mission statement below.

Greg Nelson (Principal) and Grace Durighello (Director).

Directors of Celt - Centre for English Language Training

Greg & Grace

CELT’s Mission Statement

At CELT, our mission is to…

  • offer the best possible English language programmes with friendly and qualified teachers in a positive, learner-centred environment
  • look after our students within a caring and supportive setting, giving them the best experience in every aspect of their time with us in Cardiff
  • encourage our students to learn, do well, and inspire others

10 Reasons to Study English at our language school

High quality English language courses at affordable prices

Why should you study English at CELT?

Read our student testimonials to see what our students think about our English Language Courses

Studying abroad is hard for the majority of people. You need to find the right place with friendly people. These things and much more I found at CELT, a cute small school which is situated in the fairytale city of Cardiff. The school welcomed me with open arms with teachers who focused on my weaknesses. My stay here has given me support and confidence in using English, and I can recommend CELT 100%!

Aneta Zemanova / Czech Republic

I’ve been in the UK for almost 3 years and I have studied in many English language schools. Therefore, from my experience, I can say that CELT school is the best school I’ve ever attended. The teachers are experts in providing the students with the right information depending on the student’s level. They encouraged me to practice more and never give up learning English.

Eman Abbas / Libya

I’m Jaime from Spain, I spent 4 weeks in CELT school and I was living at CELT residence. I enjoyed it a lot. It was a good experience for to know about other countries, other cultures, and the most important, learn a lot of English. It was a wonderful month for me. I would like to repeat it next year.

Jaime Diaz Hevia / Spain

I am Andrea and I am from Italy. I really enjoyed the time I spent here at CELT. The lessons were really interesting and I met many different guys from different countries. I really recommend this school to others!

Andrea Di Gallo / Italy