English course in Bath
Study English in this most extraordinary Somerset town!
Information on the English School in Bath
The stunning Roman and Georgian city of Bath welcomes nearly 1 million tourists, and thousands of international English students each year, mainly due to its great mix of past and present.
The city gets its name from the 2,000 year old Roman baths, which have also helped gain its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the valley of the River Avon, within the rolling countryside, its beauty ranges from tight streets, independent cafes and tiny bookshops, to Palladio-influenced buildings.
Bath offers all the comforts of a modern-day city surrounded by rich history and culture, and you will find a wide variety of bars, nightclubs, entertainment and activities. Although small, this city captivates a big place in the hearts of those who get to experience it as a student!
The School is located within elegant buildings in the heart of this ancient city, less than a minute’s walk from numerous bars, cafes, shops and landmarks. It offers a comprehensive range of English courses, allowing you to choose the course that best suits your needs. Classrooms boast modern interactive learning equipment, and the School offers a study lounge, student centre and a quiet and peaceful courtyard for you to socialise and work in.
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Choose your English course in Bath
General or Intensive English Course in Bath for Adults
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English! >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Bath
[+] To make the most of your language course, you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
English for Work in Bath for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English for Work course. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Bath
[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Bath
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
Are you also looking for accommodation?
Tips, tricks and links - Independent accommodation
[+] No matter why you're after an independent accommodation, maybe that was your first choice anyway, or you simply couldn't find anything available through the school... When the time to find a private accommodation comes, there are some tips and tricks that might come in handy. Find out more about the ... >> Read more
Castle - Residence
[+] This modern residence features a number of individual studio apartments, with en-suite bathroom, shower, private kitchen. Within every studio there's a large wardrobe/closet, desk, lamp, chair, and as part of the private kitchenette you will find pots & pans, cooking utensils, cutlery & crockery, ov ... >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Bath
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Bath
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Bath brings the modern and historic together with beauty and elegance. It is a dynamic city, with historical attractions, independent and designer shops lining the picturesque Pulteney Bridge, as well as bars, cafes and nightclubs.
Tourists flock here from all over the world to bathe in its natural hot springs and visit the Roman baths, which people have been doing for thousands of years. It is also known for its Georgian architecture, boasting some beautiful buildings such as the terraced houses on
The Royal Crescent, and Bath Abbey, a stunning medieval building with a Gothic interior. The city is surrounded with greenery, and the Kennet and Avon Canal is a popular location for avid cyclists, families enjoying a picnic, those taking peaceful strolls and for students to socialise and get together.
Bath has an excellent bus service within the city itself, although you will find that most things are within walking distance, as well as good links to other major cities such as Bristol and London. Bristol Airport is approximately 1 hour away from Bath City Centre.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- OTHER22 % 22 %
- KUWAIT10 % 10 %
- OMAN10 % 10 %
- SAUDI ARABIA10 % 10 %
- ITALY9 % 9 %
- SPAIN9 % 9 %
- BRAZIL8 % 8 %
- SOUTH KOREA7 % 7 %
- THAILAND7 % 7 %
- JAPAN6% 6%
Here the age groups at the English school in Bath:
- 18-29 75 % 75 %
- 30+25% 25%
Structure and timetable of English course in Bath
First day in Bath
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Bath students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Bath, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Bath, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Bath
Not to be missed!
- The Roman Baths
- The “Bath Spa”
- The Holburne Museum
- No.1 Royal Crescent
- The Fashion Museum
- Victoria Art Gallery
- The Jane Austen Centre
How to get around Bath
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Big Mac £2.89
- Sandwich £3.50
- Can of Coca Cola £0.65
- Coffee £3
- 1 litre of milk £0.80
- 2 litres of water £1.50
- 2 courses in an average restaurant £17.00
- SIM Card £10
- Cinema ticket £7
- Night Club entrance £10 – £15
Visas and travel documents
What requirements are there to study in Bath
If you are NOT European
For you there are no changes with Brexit, everything remains as before, click on: requirements
If you ARE European
Here's what changes:
Until 1 October 2021, you can continue to travel to the UK without a visa, but you will need your passport or valid identity card. You must also have health insurance, see below.
After 1 October 2021, you will only be able to visit the UK if you have your passport and an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA). The authorisation will be obtained very easily, directly online. Updates will be provided in due course. You will need to have health insurance, info below.
The European Health Insurance Card will not be valid after 1 January 2021, so you can add private health insurance to your booking on our website, when available, or make your own arrangements. Health insurance allows you to claim for reimbursement of any health costs you are required to pay in the UK.
For more info click on: requirements