Cardiff is the capital city of Wales, and an excellent place to learn English just 2 hours from London by train. It has everything that one would expect from a capital city, but it is also one of the least expensive and safest places to live in the UK. Cardiff has a high student population meaning there is a young, vibrant population, and the standard of living is excellent.
Cardiff has had a number of huge developments in the last few years, such as the new Cardiff Bay area, located on the quays of the old port. The city centre, surrounding the Cardiff castle, Bute park and the mythic Millennium Stadium has no shortage of entertainment, which makes Cardiff one of the fastest growing cities in the UK.
With 330 parks & gardens in Cardiff alone, it's not difficult to see why it has been claimed as one fo the most peacfeul urban areas in the UK. You'll also find a number of architecturally beautiful castles and museums located across the city, which is an excellent way to learn about Welsh culture and get a feel for the country and its inhabitants. Lose yourself in the 'fairytale castle' (Castell Coch) and immerse yourself in the rich history this country proudly boasts of. Cardiff has also been nominated 'European Capital of Sport' twice and hosted the Champions League final in 2017.
Welsh is also one of the country's official languages alongside English - so don't be surprised when you see bilingual signs or adverts. It's a fascinating language, as it includes words such as 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch' (the name of a town in North Wales) which is the longest word in the entire English language! Try saying that ten times in a row.
This programme is ideal for students enrolled in schools or universities, who wish to improve their general knowledge of English. The English course runs for at least two weeks, and the students can then utilise the skills they have learnt in an internhsip and further improve their English skills and capabilities in a professional environment.
Not only will you make vast improvements in the language, but you will also gain professional experience- which is a fantastic advantage to have when you return home. Having international experience in a foreign language is an asset to future employers, and will showcase your capabilities.
Students are placed in Welsh companies in different sectors in accordance with their qualifications and experience. In addition, students will get an internship coordinator, who help them throughout the whole internship.
Why do an internship abroad?
- Professional experience abroad: an asset to your CV.
Doing an internship in a foreign country is a fool-proof way to acquire new skills, as well getting to know another language and culture (and notably its work culture). You'll be able to improve your English language skills in a professional context, which will push you to learn the language very quickly. A good level of English and professional experience is an asset to any employer nowadays.
- A high quality partner organisation
Our partner offers a high quality for international students, and our programme provides regular assistance during each stage of the internship process. We offer advice and act as a link between the host company and the candidate themselves. Our partner has established links with numerous different companies in Brighton, of all different sizes and sectors.
- Assistance throughout the duration of the internship
Easy Languages helps participants throughout the whole internship process, from enrolment through to the end of the programme.
Participants have to have at least an intermediate level (B1) in English. The level of English requirement can vary for the area in which you wish to pursue your internship - some sectors ask for a higher level than others. Participants will have to do a placement test to check their level of English.
- The duration of English courses must be for 2 weeks minimum.
- The internship must be at least 4 weeks and maximum 24 weeks (students work for a minimum of 30 hours per week).
- The internships are all unpaid.
Cardiff is a city with many opportunities and plenty of different business sectors from you to choose from.
Your internship will take place in one of the following sectors:
- Public Relations
Are you interested in another sector? Please let us know, and we will do whatever we can to help you!
Dates & enrolment deadlines
Internships can take place all year, for a duration of your choice.
The registration deadline is 8 weeks before your departure .
Note, some industries require more time, be sure to prepare your placement as soon as possible so that you can take advantage of a placement appropriate to your goals.
Internships take place all year or for as long as you would like them to.
If you wish to book your accommodation with Easylanguages, you can either stay with a host family or in a student residence.
Single room, half board
Living with a host family will allow you to explore Cardiff and practise your English with the locals: the best way to improve.
The families are regularly inspected. Students have half-board (breakfast and an evening meal) and a single room. The families are located in safe, residential areas up to 45 minutes from the school.
Student Residence 'Lumis Student Living' (ages 18+)
- Single room
- Bathroom and toilet in each room
- Distance from school: 15-minute walk
- Location: in the centre of Cardiff, close to Cardiff Central station
- Deposit to be paid on site (please see 'Dates & Prices' tab), reimbursable by the school if no evidence of damage has been found.
- Communal kitchen
- Lounge area with a TV and vending machine
- Laundry room
- Bed linen and towels provided
- Bike shed
- 24 hour surveillance
Dates & Prices 2019
The internships start on the first Monday of every month.
We request that you book this programme and pay the enrolment fees at least 8 weeks before the start date.
Course start dates: our Partner school recommends that you start on the following dates: 07/01, 18/02, 01/04, 13/05, 01/07, 19/08, 30/09, 11/11. However, students can start a course every Monday of the year. If Monday falls on a holiday, classes will start on the Tuesday.
Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded): 01/01, 19/04, 22/04, 06/05, 27/05, 26/08, 21/12/2019 to 05/01/2020 included.
- English lessons on your chosen period of time (a minimum of 2 weeks is mandatory)
- Internship placement
- Homestay accommodation (half-board) or residence (without meals) - if requested
- Access to all facilities and school materials
- Help and support from internship coordinator
- All administrative and enrolment fees
Prices do not include:
- Transport to and around Cardiff
- Residence deposit (£100, to be paid on site)
- Possible visa fees
After submitting the enrolment form on line and paying the required deposit, we also ask you to send us the following documents in Word format:
- Your CV in English
- A cover letter for the sector or company that you are interested in
- An indication of your level of English (to be confirmed by the placement test of our partner)
- A most detailed description of the specifications you need for your internship
- Arrival airport: Cardiff (CWL)
Airport transfers available on request (extra fees apply, please see 'Dates & Prices' tab)
If you wish, we can book the journey for you. Please make sure you note this in your enrolment form.
Please make sure to arrive on the Sunday before the start of your course and leave on the Saturday following the end of your programme.
Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.
Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any additional information.