At English Time we offer a service for adults who would like to study English, short or long term, in Cardiff in the U.K We provide custom made itineraries all year around for persons aged 18 years old and over. These itineraries include the organisation of accommodation with English speaking families, English classes (both in groups and or one to one), social activities during the week and trips and excursions at weekends. English Time works with Peartree Languages based in Cardiff. It opened in 2005 and is owned by Nicky Partridge. Nicky is a fully trained English Teacher and a qualified Examiner. She has been organising Junior Summer Schools and Adult programmes for many years and has lots of experience. Nicky studied at the University of Southampton where she obtained her degree in European Studies specialising in Modern Languages. She began her teaching career in the same year when she taught EFL to children in Cambridge. LINK
Welcome to Cardiff
Cardiff is the capital city of Wales. As the Capital City it has a rich cultural history and at the same time is vibrant and diverse. People are hospitable and you will find it easy to make friends and mix with local people to practice your English. From the two thousand year old castle, to the beautiful and modern Cardiff Bay, Cardiff and its surrounding area has something for everyone, and an almost an inexhaustible list of attractions to visit. The busy city centre has excellent shopping and many coffee shops, cafes, museums, cinemas, theatres, bars, pubs and clubs. Cardiff has around 380.000 habitants and is situated in the south west of the United kingdom. It is a very famous University City and has international students From all over the world.
Cardiff is the capital of Wales
Located in the United Kingdom (U.K.)
Approximately 200km from London
English Time can organise collection to and from your U.K arrival airport and then you will be taken to meet your English speaking Host Family and shown where you will live during your stay in Cardiff.
All families have to go through a strict application process and have to pass police checks and house inspections. This process it not only monitored by Peartree Languages but also by the British Council of which Peartree Languages is accredited. Families can be of all ages, can be single parents or married with and without children. The family will provide breakfast and dinner. Students will be made to feel at home and encouraged to eat with the family, share their experiences, watch T.V, together and most importantly speak English all the time. Families could have dogs, cats and other domestic animals. All houses have internet access.
Students will attend English classes both in small groups, based on their level, and individual one to one classes too. The number of days, weeks and classes you require can be discussed together with English Time and a personal package can be arranged for you.
Each student is given a certificate at the end of their stay. English Time and Peartree Languages can also organise for you to sit official Cambridge Exams such as PET B1 and FCE First Certificate B2 during your stay in Cardiff, however your stay will have to coincide with the dates that the exams are running.
For me, going to Cardiff last summer was incredible.
First of all, I remember at the beginning when I was doubting about going, because I thought that staying two weeks in another country with a host family, where maybe I wouldn’t be comfortable, being there without friends and speaking every day in English, it would be really hard for me and those things scared me, but I can promise you that it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
My host family were really close to me and always helped and gave me whatever I needed. Since I was young, for me learning English was difficult, but in Cardiff I learnt English like I had never learnt before, because the native teachers are great fun and teach really well and you never feel bored in class.
I learnt a new culture, I tried new foods, I met new people from all over the world and I made a friend that I’m still chatting with, now I am home. Going to Cardiff helped me to grow up, be responsible and generally opened my mind to new experiences. I liked it so much that this year I will try to go again but this time for a month instead of two weeks.
Sant Joan Les Fonts, July 2017
The English course for adults in Cardiff was a very good experience for me and I enjoyed it very much.
The two weeks I was in Cardiff I learned its culture and its customs and above all it helped me to learn more its language and visit places I had never been before.
Peartree Languages school is very welcoming and the whole team is very friendly and professional. I felt very comfortable in the classes, since they adapt perfectly to your level and are formed by very small groups of people from different countries.
Thanks to this experience, I have met people from other countries who were learning with me in the same classroom and we have been able to continue with a good friendship.
I recommend it to all people who want to learn or improve their English.
I'm sure I'll repeat, for two weeks or longer.
Olot, August 2018