Holiday Language Course

Learn English and discover the culture

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Our Holiday Language Course is designed for both teenagers (minimum age 13) and adults who have already started to learn English and want to improve their command of the language, while also enjoying an exciting programme of visits and activities.

Taking care of our under 18 students is very important to us: find out more about how we look after our young learners here.

All learning materials for CELT’s Holiday Language Courses are included in the course fees.

The cost of the 4 afternoon & 1 evening activities plus the weekly Saturday excursion (including any entrance fees for activities offered by CELT) are included in the course fees.

Course objectives

  • To improve your communicative abilities in English
  • To expand upon your core English skills
  • To develop skills for independent further study

After taking this course, you will:

  • Be more confident when speaking and writing in English in everyday situations
  • Be more able to understand people speaking English with different accents
  • Be more able to read and listen to materials published in English
  • Enrol any Monday during the Summer
  • Levels A1 to C1
  • Focus on communicative English
  • 15 hours tuition per week
  • Monday – Friday, 09:15 – 12:45
  • 4 afternoon activities per week, including an excursion
  • 1 evening activity per week
  • Excursion to a destination outside Cardiff every Saturday
  • CELT certificate showing attendance and level
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Minimum age: 13
  • Maximum age: 17

Sample Programme

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Day with host family
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Afternoon ActivityBowling at Cardiff BayExcursion to Big PitSport at Maindy Leisure CentreVisit to Cardiff CastleFREE AFTERNOON
Evening ActivityDisco at Young Learners Centre

Welfare and Student Care

We recognise that living in a foreign country can sometimes be difficult for students. Students can find things different or confusing particularly at a young age. Whether students need practical advice or are just feeling a little homesick, our friendly teachers and office staff are always there to help. Outside office hours, we have a 24-hour emergency telephone number that students can call.

We also appreciate that sending a child abroad to study can be worrying for parents. We want to make sure that we give parents all the information they need to know they are making the right decision in sending their child to join us at CELT.

We take our responsibilities for young learners very seriously and we have rigorous policies and procedures in place to make sure children have the best possible experience in a safe and secure learning environment. We have a designated Safeguarding Officer and all our staff are trained to work with under-18s.

If there are any aspects of the programme that are not clear, please feel free to contact us.

Note for Parents/Legal Guardians

Students attending CELT’s Holiday Language Course and Closed Group Courses are supervised by our staff during lessons and organised social programme activities at the times indicated in the sample programme. Students must take part in the full activity programme and are not permitted to go off on their own during activities.

Students on this programme are accommodated with homestay providers in the city and will be expected to use local buses to travel between the school and their accommodation. During this time they will not be supervised by either our staff or the homestay providers.

In the evenings and on Sundays when no activities are programmed, students usually stay with their homestay providers unless they have written permission from their parents or guardians stating that they are allowed to go out unaccompanied.