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Why Peartree?

We will teach you and help you to stay safe and happy. Many students think of Peartree as a ‘second home’ in Cardiff.

At Peartree Languages we have been committed to providing you with a memorable language learning experience since we first opened our doors in 2015. We are an independent school with our year-round adult teaching facilities and offices located in a vibrant area of Cardiff, Canton, located 10 minutes by bus from Cardiff Castle (city centre). Our junior summer course 2018 takes place at Cardiff and Vale College (Dumballs Road), just behind the central train station and our mini-stay groups are delivered in teaching facilities selected according to the specifics of the programme.

You should choose Peartree if you are looking for:

A small school with a passion for helping you achieve your learning goals.

An office where the doors are always open and you will always find a member of staff ready to help.

A flexible school that will listen to your individual requirements and suggest the best option for you by offering a realistic timetable to fit with your life and objectives.

A culture of support and care where staff are chosen according not only due to their professional abilities, but also their personal qualities to be able to provide a productive and warm environment to encourage learning and well-being.

An experienced and reputable organisation fully accredited by the British Council for the Teaching of English with over a decade of knowledge in how to meet your needs.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5pm

Term Dates

January 8th 2018 to
December 19th 2018

Bank Holidays

School is closed but you do not pay for classes on these days

We teach languages and we are really nice people!

Our teachers

We choose our teachers because of their bright personality, qualifications and serious approach to learning. All our teachers are committed to creating a friendly and supportive learning environment that makes our students comfortable to use language.

All teachers at Peartree are TEFL qualified, approachable, adaptable and sensitive to different learning styles and needs, aiming to make your learning experience enjoyable and productive. Teachers of courses such as English for Specific Purposes or examinations will also have additional experience and qualifications relevant to the course they are instructing.

Our academic management

Our academic management team is responsible for developing all our curricula in accordance with the requirements of the British Council and the individual needs of our students. We welcome feedback, act quickly to respond to any learning requests and believe in an open door policy.

For our adult students (16+) at our year round school our Academic Manager and Senior Teachers conduct initial objective setting meetings, regular progress tests and individual meetings, course book catch up sessions, lunchtime language classes, recommendations for post study and continuous input on how to develop language skills in a realistic context while being immersed in the UK.

On our Junior and mini-stay courses the academic team, including the Academic Manager and designated Course Coordinators, oversee all aspects of the learning programme from design to delivery, including the production of reports for parents, teachers and third parties (agencies, government organisations).

Facilities at our year round centre:

  • Fibre broadband for students
  • Student room for study or relaxation
  • Free breakfast every morning (toast, jam, tea, coffee, hot chocolate)
  • Free hot and cold drinks all day
  • Range of DVDs and books to borrow
  • Free car park (2 hours) behind the school and free parking all day in the local area

Peartree Languages year round school and office is situated in Canton, a vibrant and lively inner-suburb of Cardiff. We have been in this location since we opened our doors in 2005 and we are well established in the area. Cardiff as the capital city of Wales, is located only 2 hours from London by train and one hour from Bristol. The city has its own airport with an excellent international connection and well built network of public transport.

We are only 5 minutes by car, 7 minutes by bus or 20 minutes on foot from the city centre of Cardiff (Cardiff Castle). The easiest way to move around the city is by bus or on foot. For bus information and timetables visit www.cardiffbus.com. The most convenient bus to reach our school is number 17/18, which stops at Tesco Metro, Canton.

Address

2A Llandaff Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF11 9NJ

Get directions here: Directions to Peartree Languages

How to find us (click to download).

We chose this location to provide students with an authentic study abroad experience. You will benefit from learning English in a real community. We are surrounded by boutique shops (Fair Trade, Herbalists, Micro-Brewers), award winning restaurants (Calabrisella and more), several major banks and supermarkets and an internationally famous Arts Centre (2 cinemas, theatres, art gallery, restaurant).

There is so much to explore, right on our doorstep! You will have a lot of fun enjoying the many facilities that the area offers and communicating with local people (our friends and neighbours) in real life situations every day, while being only minutes away from the centre of a capital city. We can advise you on how to become involved in local community groups, assist you in finding volunteer work experience to practice your language skills with local people and generally help you to experience real life in a British neighbourhood.

To give you a better idea of the many facilities we have close to our school, take a look below! If you would like to find our more about our local community, including student interviews with local people and photos, follow this link to our ‘12 Days of Canton’ series of blog posts.

Enjoy!

http://peartreelife.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/12-days-of-canton-day-three-toolbox.html

What? Tell me more! How far from Peartree?
Bus stops

Bus n. 17/18 (go every 5 minutes)

Only 10 minutes by bus to the city centre. Save money and get a weekly pass for £13.50! We can help you with that. 1 minute on foot
SupermarketTesco Metro

Mid-priced

1 minute on foot
Household and personal supplies Homebargains

Budget priced

4 minutes on foot
SupermarketLidl

Budget priced

10 minutes on foot
Coffee Shop / Restaurant Calabrisella

(Italian food)

We love this place, it’s owned by our former students and we often have lunch there with students on Fridays. Yum! Many of our students grab a coffee here on the way to school.

2 minutes on foot
Coffee ShopCosta Coffee3 minutes on foot
Restaurant / BistroSaffron Cafe

(British food)

1 minute on foot
RestaurantBangkok Cafe
(Thai Food)
2 minutes on foot
Restaurant / BistroSen BBQ

(Turkish restaurant)

1 minute on foot
Halal FoodFalafel Wales

(Iraqi restaurant)

Another favourite of Peartree staff, try the Falafel Wrap (go spicy) for a taste sensation.

2 minutes on foot
Fast food / sandwich shopSubway international chain - offering mostly sandwiches and salads4 minutes on foot
Cultural Centre / Art Gallery / Cinema / TheatreChapter Arts Centre

We are so lucky to have a major European arts centre right on our doorstep - check out a film, a play or some art after your classes. Don’t forget to say ‘hello’ to your teachers, you will often find us here after work.

2 minutes on foot
LibraryCanton Library

Borrow books (including English language books), use a computer and Internet for FREE.

1 minute on foot
Bank HSBC1 minute on foot
Bank Natwest1 minute on foot
Church St Mary Of the Angels

Roman Catholic Church

4 minutes on foot
Mosque Bilal Mosque4 minutes on foot
ChemistBoots3 minutes on foot
Mobile ShopCanton Mobile Zone

Don’t forget to tell the guys you are from Peartree!

3 minutes on foot
Computer shop - repairs and purchase Tourotech5 minutes on foot
Hardware StoreToolbox

Visit Russell find all your DIY supplies, or just have a chat, he’s a lovely guy!

1 minutes on foot
Post officeCanton Post office

Don’t forget to send a postcard to your family!

5 minutes on foot
GymIechyd Da

Small, independently run gym. Really friendly staff and great if you are on a budget or want a really flexible gym package.

2 minutes on foot
JobcentreJobcentre Plus5 minutes on foot
DoctorMeddygfa Canna Surgery4 minutes on foot
DentistCathedral Dentist15 minutes on foot
OpticianJ P Gardiner1 minute on foot
HairdresserAnia Hair Salon2 minutes on foot

You will find more details about our local facilities in your Student Handbook! If we have missed anything you need, just ask at the Welcome Desk and we will be happy to help you.

Why should I study English in Cardiff, Wales?

Choose Cardiff if you are looking for:

  • Very friendly, welcoming and tolerant people in a multicultural environment
  • Affordable living compared to other UK cities  
  • A ‘human sized’ capital city. As the Capital City of Wales, Cardiff has a rich cultural heritage 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.
  • Excellent transport links with the U.K. and abroad making it convenient if you want to ‘City hop’ (see more than one city while you are in the UK).
  • An alternative study destination

http://studyinwales.ac.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAy74bE09rU

Still not convinced? Find out more…

CardiffFrom the two thousand year old castle, to the chic and modern Cardiff Bay, Cardiff and its surrounding area has something for everyone, and an almost inexhaustible list of attractions to keep you busy during your stay, however long it may be. The busy City Centre has excellent shopping and many coffee shops, cafés, international restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs are on offer for your entertainment.

Www.cardiffbay.co.uk

Www.visitcardiff.com

Cardiff is also one of Europe’s greenest cities, with many parks and open areas to enjoy and explore. All of these parks are full of history, open to the public and have free access.

Visit: http://www.cardiffparks.org.uk/

Surrounded by mountains and close to a beautiful coastline and sandy beaches, Cardiff is the perfect starting point from which to explore the Welsh Countryside.

Visit: www.visitwales.co.uk

Following the Taff trail which starts from Pontcanna Fields (Cardiff City Centre) will lead you across 55 miles of open countryside which opens out into the spectacular mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Visit: www.breconbeacons.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNL4M0lVT3g

Peartree Languages organises excursions and partners with excursion providers to visit some of the most popular areas in Wales and the U.K. More details can’t be found at the ‘Welcome Desk’.

For more information on our social programme, follow us on Social Media or just send us an email!

At Peartree Languages we have been committed to providing you with a memorable language learning experience since we first opened our doors in 2005. We are an independent school with our year-round adult teaching facilities and offices located in a vibrant area of Cardiff, Canton, located 10 minutes by bus from Cardiff Castle (city centre).

 

  • 2a Llandaff Rd, Cardiff CF11 9NJ
  • 029 2034 2067
  • info@peartreelanguages.com

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