Language course English in Bristol

The English Language Centre Bristol

Learn English in Bristol at our partner school, The English Language Centre. Established in 1969, ELC is a family run language school located in two fine historical buildings close to the University in Clifton. Each of the school’s 20 teachers is a native English speaker, has a university degree and considerable experience in teaching English as a foreign language.

Key features of our partner English school in Bristol:

  • Accredited by both the British Council and EnglishUK
  • High level of personal attention and care dedicated to each student
  • 17 classrooms, all fully equipped
  • An excellent mix of cultures with an average of 180 students from 35 different nationalities
  • Student lounge
  • Conversation clubs and self study programmes included
  • Bristol Airport, with cheap flights to over 35 destinations, is just 20 minutes from the school
  • Language laboratories and study centres
  • Students can join the University’s social clubs- a great way to make new friends
  • Computer rooms and WIFI access
  • Minimum age: 16 years

 

For more information please take a look at the website of ELC. We offer you this link as an extra service, in addition to individual advice, extended travel information and an emergency phone number.

Social Programme

Apart from being able to use the facilities of Bristol University’s Student Union (including swimming pool, bars and restaurants), ELC Students are also invited to join in with the social activities and excursions run every week by the school.  These include:

  • Walking tours of Bristol
  • Sports such as football, badminton, squash, gym and table tennis
  • Excursions to London, Oxford, Wales and Bath
  • Film Club
  • Theatre
  • Salsa Night
  • Ten Pin Bowling

Furthermore, as there is so much to see and do in Bristol itself, many students enjoy exploring the city alone or with friends. This is an ideal way of becoming immersed in English culture and practising your English language skills at every opportunity. 

Intensive

With the intensive course of 28 lessons per week you have 20 lesson per week in the morning. Additionally you will have lessons on four afternoons a week. Two afternoons consist of electives, provided you have sufficient level. In consultation with the teacher, and depending on your level you can choose from the electives culture, conversation or business English. If you have a lower level than the lessons in the afternoon focus on improving fluency and vocabulary. On the two other afternoons the course focuses on writing and listening skills.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€58, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   02/07/2018 - 17/08/2018 : €18 per week
Info student residence:  

The residence opens only in summer, from July until August.

Arrivals in accommodations should be until 22.30. Arrivals after this time will incur a late arrival fee of € 24 p.p. .

Info shared apartment:  

Transfer:  

€52

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol (price per person per way).

  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 255 p.p.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 301 p.p.

Please fill out on the bookingform ("remarks") on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee of € 25 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).

The minimum level to participate in an intensive or combined course is elementary.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 27/08/2018. On those days, the school offers a free activity. The school is also closed from 22/12/2018 to 01/01/2019 inclusive.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€58, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   01/07/2019 - 16/08/2019 : €18 per week
Info student residence:  

The residence opens from July 14 until August 25 2019.

.

Info shared apartment:  

Against a supplement of € 12 per week, it's possible to book en en-suite bathroom in a Student house. Please let ut know in case you wish to book this option, since availability is very limited!

Transfer:  

€52

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol (price per person per way).

  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 255 p.p. per way
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 301 p.p. per way

Please fill out on the bookingform ("remarks") on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee of € 25 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).

Please note (in case you booked accommodation): Arrivals in accommodations should be until 22.30. Arrivals after this time will incur a late arrival fee of € 24 p.p.

The minimum level to participate in an intensive or combined course is elementary (A2).

In 2019 the school is closed on: from 01/01/2019 to 06/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 23/12/2019 to 05/01/2020. On those days (except Christmas holidays), the school offers a free activity.

Combined

This is a combination course consisting of an intensive course in the morning and private lessons (one-to-one teaching) in the afternoon (5 lessons per week). This course is ideal for students who want to improve their general spoken English while focusing on an area of particular interest. You may want to improve your English at work, your secretarial skills in English, learn how to write letters, know more about e-commerce, or just develop excellent social skills.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
33
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€58, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   02/07/2018 - 17/08/2018 : €18 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Transfer:  

€52

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol (price per person per way).

  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 255 p.p.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 301 p.p.

Please fill out on the bookingform ("remarks") on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee of € 25 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).

The minimum level to participate in an intensive or combined course is elementary.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 27/08/2018. On those days, the school offers a free activity. The school is also closed from 22/12/2018 to 01/01/2019 inclusive.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
33
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€58, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   01/07/2019 - 16/08/2019 : €18 per week
Info student residence:  

The residence opens from July 14 until August 25 2019.

.

Info shared apartment:  

Against a supplement of € 12 per week, it's possible to book en en-suite bathroom in a Student house. Please let ut know in case you wish to book this option, since availability is very limited!

Transfer:  

€52

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol (price per person per way).

  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 255 p.p. per way
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 301 p.p. per way

Please fill out on the bookingform ("remarks") on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee of € 25 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).

Please note (in case you booked accommodation): Arrivals in accommodations should be until 22.30. Arrivals after this time will incur a late arrival fee of € 24 p.p.

The minimum level to participate in an intensive or combined course is elementary (A2).

In 2019 the school is closed on: from 01/01/2019 to 06/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 23/12/2019 to 05/01/2020. On those days (except Christmas holidays), the school offers a free activity.

Cambridge exam

Preparation course for First Certificate, Advanced Certificate or Cambridge Proficiency. The course includes general English lessons and specific lessons for exam preparation divided over 4 afternoons per week. The duration of the complete Cambridge Exam course is either 10, 11 or 12 weeks with 28 lessons per week.

Nevertheless, Cambridge English exam preparation courses are not 'closed', which means that students can join the course at a later date if they are not able to attend for the full period of 10, 11 or 12 weeks. Please contact us if you wish to take a course shorter than 10 weeks. Minimum period of enrolment: 4 weeks.

To read more about the Cambridge examination course please click here.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 1306 1618 1930 2242 2554 2866 3178 3363 3664
Cambridge exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2069 2572 3074 3577 4080 4582 5085 5460 5952
Cambridge exam with host family (18+), single room, halfboard 2069 2572 3074 3577 4080 4582 5085 5460 5952
Cambridge exam with host family (16-17 years), single room, halfboard 2115 2629 3144 3658 4172 4686 5200 5588 6090
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

  • Cambridge English exam preparation courses of 11 and 12 weeks have starting dates that are in line with the exam date at the end of your course: 02/01/2018 (11 weeks), 11/06/2018 (11 weeks), 19/03/2018 (12 weeks), 17/09/2018 (12 weeks)
  • The Cambridge English exam preparation courses are not 'closed', which means that students can join the course at a later date (always on request) if they are not able to attend for the full period of 11 or 12 weeks. Minimum period of enrolment: 4 weeks.
  • In June, the Cambridge English exams are held in the week after the end of the course, so students taking the June exam should book an extra week accommodation (if required).
  • Depending on your level, the exam date may differ; an extra night might be necesarry (price on request).
  • Cambridge Exam fees are not included in the prices

Exam dates 2018 per level:

  • First (FCE): 16 March, 12 June, 23 August, 4 December
  • Advanced (CAE): 17 March, 13 June, 24 August, 5 December
  • Proficiency (CPE): 10 March, 14 June, 6 December

Course materials:  

€58, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €168, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   02/07/2018 - 17/08/2018 : €18 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Transfer:  

€52

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol (price per person per way).

  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 255 p.p.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 301 p.p.

Please fill out on the bookingform ("remarks") on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee of € 25 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).

The minimum level to participate in an intensive or combined course is elementary.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 27/08/2018. On those days, the school offers a free activity. The school is also closed from 22/12/2018 to 01/01/2019 inclusive.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
  4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge exam without accommodation 1352 1676 2000 2323 2647 2970 3294 3490 3802
Cambridge exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2161 2687 3213 3739 4264 4790 5316 5715 6229
Cambridge exam with host family (18+), single room, halfboard 2161 2687 3213 3739 4264 4790 5316 5715 6229
Cambridge exam with host family (16-17 years), single room, halfboard 2208 2745 3282 3820 4357 4894 5432 5842 6368
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Cambridge English exam preparation courses of 10, 11 and 12 weeks have fixed starting dates:

  • 10 weeks: 07/01/2019,
  • 11 weeks: 10/06/2019
  • 12 weeks: 18/03/2019, 16/09/2019
  • However, the exam preparation courses are not 'closed', which means that students can join the course at a later date (always on request) if they are not able to attend for the full period of 10, 11 or 12 weeks. Minimum period of enrolment: 4 weeks.
  • Depending on your level, the exam date may differ; an extra night might be necesarry (price on request).
  • In June, the Cambridge English exams are held in the week after the end of the course, so students taking the June exam should book an extra week accommodation (if required).
  • Cambridge Exam fees are not included in the prices

Exam dates 2019 per level:

  • FCE: 15/03/2019, 11/06/2019, 22/08/2019, 03/12/2019
  • CAE: 16/03/2019, 12/06/2019, 23/08/2019, 07/12/2019
  • CPE: 09/03/2019, 13/06/2019, 05/12/2019

Course materials:  

€58, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €191, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   01/07/2019 - 16/08/2019 : €18 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Against a supplement of € 12 per week, it's possible to book en en-suite bathroom in a Student house. Please let ut know in case you wish to book this option, since availability is very limited!

Transfer:  

€52

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol (price per person per way).

  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 255 p.p. per way
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 301 p.p. per way

Please fill out on the bookingform ("remarks") on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee of € 25 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).

Please note (in case you booked accommodation): Arrivals in accommodations should be until 22.30. Arrivals after this time will incur a late arrival fee of € 24 p.p.

The minimum level to participate in an intensive or combined course is elementary (A2).

In 2019 the school is closed on: from 01/01/2019 to 06/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 23/12/2019 to 05/01/2020. On those days (except Christmas holidays), the school offers a free activity.

IELTS

The IELTS course has a minimum duration of 4 weeks and prepares you for the IELTS exam, which is specifically interesting for students planning to study in English in Further Education either in the UK or in their own countries. Students should be at least at Intermediate (B1) level before joining the IELTS classes. The course consists of 28 lessons per week (21 real clock hours) and the content depends on the group you will be in (usually there are 2 IELTS courses running, one on B1 level and one on B2 level). Please see more about the IELTS exam here.

Minimum age is 16 year .

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

This course requires a minimum level of B1.

Exam fees need to be paid on site (please note you have tu subcribe for the exam online with sufficient time in advance).

Course materials:  

€58, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

€203, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   02/07/2018 - 17/08/2018 : €18 per week
Transfer:  

€52

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol (price per person per way).

  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 255 p.p.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 301 p.p.

Please fill out on the bookingform ("remarks") on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee of € 25 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).

The minimum level to participate in an intensive or combined course is elementary.

In 2018 the school is closed on: 01/01/2018, 30/03/2018, 02/04/2018, 07/05/2018, 28/05/2018, 27/08/2018. On those days, the school offers a free activity. The school is also closed from 22/12/2018 to 01/01/2019 inclusive.

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 14 per class
Number of lessons per week:
28
Starting dates:  

intermediate : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Course materials:  

€58, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

€203, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   01/07/2019 - 16/08/2019 : €18 per week
Info student residence:  

The residence opens from July 14 until August 25 2019.

.

Info shared apartment:  

Against a supplement of € 12 per week, it's possible to book en en-suite bathroom in a Student house. Please let ut know in case you wish to book this option, since availability is very limited!

Transfer:  

€52

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol (price per person per way).

  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 255 p.p. per way
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 301 p.p. per way

Please fill out on the bookingform ("remarks") on which airport you will arrive.

All prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

If you have to apply for a General Student Visa, an extra fee of € 25 applies for the letter of acceptance (CAS: Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies).

Please note (in case you booked accommodation): Arrivals in accommodations should be until 22.30. Arrivals after this time will incur a late arrival fee of € 24 p.p.

The minimum level to participate in an intensive or combined course is elementary (A2).

In 2019 the school is closed on: from 01/01/2019 to 06/01/2019, 19/04/2019, 22/04/2019, 06/05/2019, 27/05/2019, 26/08/2019, and from 23/12/2019 to 05/01/2020. On those days (except Christmas holidays), the school offers a free activity.

Shared apartment

Each shared apartment has 2 to 7 individual bedrooms, a sitting room, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Each bedroom includes an individual bed, table and chair, wardrobe and telephone. You usually share with other students from the language school, but it might be that you will share with other Brittish people (students or family). The apartments are simply furnished.

Host family (18+)

Students stay in comfortable host family homes in the best areas of town, at walking distance from school. It is a school policy never to place students who speak the same language in the same home.

Student residence

In the summer you can book a single room in the halls of residence at the university. You share the kitchen, living room (with TV) and bathroom with other students. There is a launderette, reading room, music room, computer room with internet access and a truly beautiful garden with tennis courts.

Host family (16-17 years)

Students of 16-17 years old stay in comfortable host family homes in the best areas of town, at walking distance from school. You can stay in a single or double room (double rooms only when travelling together) on a half board basis (breakfast and dinner).

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Neil Mullens
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