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Your First Day

Helping You to Feel at Home

We want to help you feel at home from the very beginning and will make sure your first day at CSL is as enjoyable and informative as possible. Here is what you can expect, so relax and look forward to the start of your amazing experience.

Your Placement Test

In order to place you in the right level class, please complete our online placement test before you leave home. Once you have completed the test, we can then inform you of your level before you arrive. If you can’t do the online placement test, our support staff will give you a short placement test.

On the day you arrive, you will also have a speaking test with the Vice-Principal or Director of Studies. Our team will then place you in the correct English class which will be challenging and enjoyable for you.

We continue to check your progress during your stay with us. If in your first week you or we feel that the class you have been placed in is too easy or too hard, we will talk to you and if necessary change your class in order to make sure that you make the best possible progress at the right level.


On your first day, we will inform you of how the school works, and how you can make the most of your time with us. Our induction includes the following:

  • Welcome meeting
  • Tour of the school
  • Introduction to CSL and our services (including going through our Student Handbook and Health and Safety procedure)
  • Life in Swansea (including information about local banks, registering with the police and where to buy lunch)
  • Language placement test score
  • Start your classes!

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