English course in Bristol
The happiest and most alternative city in the West of England.
Information on the English School in Bristol
The modern language centre in Bristol will delight you with its friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The school overlooks the fantastic Queen Square, right in the heart of the historic city centre, a few steps from the splendid harbour-side art centres and Bristol’s famous shopping streets.
Everything is not what it seems over here, with theatres in old breweries, exhibition spaces in toilets and secret bars beneath Indian restaurants. Discover the hidden gems and treasures this lovely city has to offer and explore it all while learning English!
The centre is surrounded by traditional historic buildings, shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries.
This destination is the best choice if you have a limited budget and want to take a quality English course in Bristol that is both effective and fun.
The school has 26 well-lit, spacious classrooms, and a limited number of international students per class. The language centre gives you access to a well-stocked library, a student lounge with sofas, coffee tables and several independent computer stations. Internet access is free for all students via Wi-Fi.
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Choose your English course in Bristol
General or Intensive English Course in Bristol 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 in Bristol and other nearby destinations! >> Read more
English for Work in Bristol for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Bristol. 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
One to One Lessons in Bristol
[+] To make the most of your studying in Bristol 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
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Bristol for Adults
[+] 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 Bristol
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
IQ - Residence
[+] iQ Bristol provides modern accommodation for English language students in Bristol city centre, with ensuite rooms and a wide range of social and study spaces. iQ Bristol offers well-equipped rooms right in the centre of this creative city. The building includes a gym, games room and private dining r ... >> 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 Bristol
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 Bristol
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
This city is known for its independent spirit and energetic vibe, and it gave the world Banksy and the invention of ‘Ribena’.
Bristol may have a hill around every corner, yet this didn’t stop hundreds and thousands of people creating the UK’s first Cycling City.
In this creative city, street art is everywhere and its been completely transformed over recent years.
You can’t think of Bristol without thinking of this famous landmark – the Clifton Suspension Bridge, and the water and green spaces that surround this city make you think of what it may have been like hundreds of years ago.
It has been voted as the European Green Capital in 2015, yet water plays an integral part, and it’s worth viewing the life there too, with boats and ferries and bridges that swing to allow them to pass.
Studying English in Bristol is worth it even just for the pastries and coffees you’ll wake up to before your lessons! Visit Hart’s Bakery, and finish it off with a coffee from Small Street Espresso!
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- SAUDI ARABIAN20 % 20 %
- KOREAN17 % 17 %
- OTHER15 % 15 %
- SWISS11 % 11 %
- SPANISH9 % 9 %
- TURKISH8 % 8 %
- ITALIAN7 % 7 %
- BRAZILIAN4 % 4 %
- OMANI3 % 3 %
- COLOMBIAN3 % 3 %
- KUWAITI3% 3%
Here the age groups at the English school in Bristol:
- 18-2987 % 87 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+13% 13%
Structure and timetable of English course in Bristol
First day in Bristol
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 Bristol students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Bristol , the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Bristol , 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 Bristol
Not to be missed!
- Banksy’s Graffiti Art
- Bristol Cathedral
- Engineer Isambard Brunel’s ss Great Britain
- Bristol Zoo
- Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
- Clifton Suspension Bridge
- River Avon
- The English countryside
- Bath & Stonehenge
- Shop at Harbourside
How to get around Bristol
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 Coke £0.65
- Coffee in a café £3
- 1 litre of milk £0.80
- 2 litres of water £1.50
- A loaf of bread £0.80
- Two course meal in average restaurant £17.00
- Cost of sim card £10
- Cinema £7
- Entrance to clubs £10 – £15
Visas and travel documents
What requirements are there to study in Bristol
If you are NOT European
Click on: requirements.
If you ARE European
Here's what changes:
National ID cards are no longer accepted in the UK, you must travel with your Passport.
You need a valid health insurance to enter the UK, if you don’t have one, please tick the “insurance” box on the booking form.
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