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:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   03/07 - 18/08 : €19 per week
Info student residence:  

The residence opens from July 9 until August 27.

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:  

Some apartments are shared with an English family, one or more persons with or without children. You will shared the kitchen with them. If you would not like to book this option, please let us know on the booking form.

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

Info host family (18+):  

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

Transfer:  

€48

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol.
Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 260 p.p.
Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 308 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
  • 2 optional lessons of conversation and 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials cost € 60, this also includes E-learning.

When deciding on your course dates, please note that it is not possible to end your course on April 14.

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 2016 the school is closed from 01/01/2017 and 02/01/2017. Furthermore, the school is closed on 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017 and 28/08/2017. On those days, the school offers a free activity / excursion. The school is also closed from 22/12/2017 to 02/01/2018 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:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   02/07 - 17/08 : €19 per week
Transfer:  

€48

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 € 260 p.p.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 308 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 2017 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.

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:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   03/07 - 18/08 : €19 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Some apartments are shared with an English family, one or more persons with or without children. You will shared the kitchen with them. If you would not like to book this option, please let us know on the booking form.

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

Info host family (18+):  

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

Transfer:  

€48

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol.
Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 260 p.p.
Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 308 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
  • 2 optional lessons of conversation and 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials cost € 60, this also includes E-learning.

When deciding on your course dates, please note that it is not possible to end your course on April 14.

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 2016 the school is closed from 01/01/2017 and 02/01/2017. Furthermore, the school is closed on 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017 and 28/08/2017. On those days, the school offers a free activity / excursion. The school is also closed from 22/12/2017 to 02/01/2018 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:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Surcharge course:   02/07 - 17/08 : €19 per week
Transfer:  

€48

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 € 260 p.p.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 308 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 2017 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.

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 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 11 or 12 weeks. Please contact us if you wish to take a course shorter than 11 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 1336 1655 1974 2293 2612 2931 3132 3440 3747
Cambridge exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2069 2571 3073 3575 4078 4580 4964 5455 5945
Cambridge exam with host family (18+), single room, halfboard 2069 2571 3073 3575 4078 4580 4964 5455 5945
Starting dates:  

intermediate : 03/01 (10 weeks), 13/03 (12 weeks), 18/09 (11 weeks), 18/09 (12 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The 10-week course starting Jan 3 prepares for FCE, CAE and CPE. An extra night is required for the exams of CAE and CPE due to the exam date (price on request).

The 12-week course starting March 13 prepares for FCE, CAE and CPE. An extra week accommodation is required due to the exam date (price on request)

The 12-week course starting June 5 prepares for FCE and CAE.

The 11-week course starting September 18 prepares for CPE. An extra night is required due to the exam date (price on request).

The 12-week course starting September 18 prepares for FCE and CAE. An extra night is required due to the exam date (price on request).

Exam fees are not included in the pricess (€ 178), for the examen in August, a supplement applies of € 18.

Course materials:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €172, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   03/07 - 18/08 : €19 per week
Info shared apartment:  

Some apartments are shared with an English family, one or more persons with or without children. You will shared the kitchen with them. If you would not like to book this option, please let us know on the booking form.

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

Info host family (18+):  

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

Transfer:  

€48

The price stated here is for an airport transfer at arrival in Bristol.
Airport transfer on arrival at London Heathrow € 260 p.p.
Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 308 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
  • 2 optional lessons of conversation and 4 lessons of accompanied self study per week
  • certificate of attendance

The teaching materials cost € 60, this also includes E-learning.

When deciding on your course dates, please note that it is not possible to end your course on April 14.

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 2016 the school is closed from 01/01/2017 and 02/01/2017. Furthermore, the school is closed on 14/04/2017, 17/04/2017, 01/05/2017, 29/05/2017 and 28/08/2017. On those days, the school offers a free activity / excursion. The school is also closed from 22/12/2017 to 02/01/2018 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 1336 1655 1974 2293 2612 2931 3250 3440 3747
Cambridge exam with shared apartment, single room, no meals 2116 2630 3144 3658 4172 4686 5200 5585 6087
Cambridge exam with host family (18+), single room, halfboard 2116 2630 3144 3658 4172 4686 5200 5585 6087
Cambridge exam with host family (16-17 years), single room, halfboard 2163 2689 3215 3741 4267 4793 5319 5715 6229
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:  

€60, invoiced by StudyTravel

Exam fees:  

ca. €172, to be paid directly on arrival

Surcharge course:   02/07 - 17/08 : €19 per week
Transfer:  

€48

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 € 260 p.p.
  • Airport transfer on arrival at London Gatwick € 308 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 2017 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.

Shared apartment

Each shared apartment has 2 to 7 individual bedrooms, a sitting room, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Each bedroom includes its own wash basin, 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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Situated just 2 hours west of London and with a population of 500,000, Bristol is one of Britain's most important cities and the cultural centre of the West Country. Bristol is a lively and exciting place with many of the attractions of London, but with a much more friendly and accommodating atmosphere, making it the perfect destination to learn English. As Bristol is a major university city, there are more than 50,000 English students studying here, so there is plenty of student life for you to enjoy whilst you take your English course.

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