Caerphilly Castle

Caerphilly Castle by Rob the moment profile (Flickr)

Welcome to Wales

Wales is a beautiful and friendly country. It is the ideal place to practise your English.

My home town, Penarth, is on the sea. It is very, very close to the capital of Wales, Cardiff. The beautiful countryside surrounding Penarth, full of pretty villages, with a dramatic coast, is called the Vale of Glamorgan. Cardiff has world-class theatres, concert halls, parks, sports facilities and museums. It also has many traditional shops as well as modern shopping centres. We can walk to the National Assembly for Wales, the Welsh Parliament, from Penarth. You will have many opportunities to use your English!

If you choose an intensive English course in Wales, we will study and practise English at my home for part of the day. We will prepare conversations and questions to use in real life situations. Then we will go out to visit Penarth, Cardiff and the surrounding area, using the language we have practised in the morning. You will very quickly become confident and fluent.

Tresillian Bay

The lessons are individual so every course is different, depending on the person. If you have a specialist interest or professional need, we will find an opportunity to use English in an appropriate situation.

You can choose to work on any or all of the following areas:

  • pronunciation
  • intonation
  • fluency
  • accuracy (grammar/vocabulary)
  • confidence
  • listening
  • writing
  • cultural awareness
  • exam preparation
  • interview preparation
  • specialist professional development
  • kinaesthetic learning
  • singing
  • games
  • literature
  • relaxing and using English socially

You can come to Wales for 2, 3, 5, 7, 14 or 28 days. You can have English lessons and activities for 3, 6, 9 or 12 hours a day.

I do not provide accommodation. I can recommend hostels, hotels, guest houses or (in summer) university accommodation, if necessary. If your child or children will be travelling alone, I can find a host family for you.

If you have any other questions about intensive English courses in Wales, please contact me by email.

I look forward to welcoming you to Wales!


Cosmeston Medieval Village
Cosmeston Medieval Village by Nilfanion