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English school in Bristol: BLC

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Key points

  • Small, independent school with personalised service
  • Qualified and motivated teachers and staff
  • Good value for money
  • Advice service for students wishing to pursue their studies in England
  • Central location, close to all conveniences
  • Dynamic city with a wide choice of activities

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced)
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence, Studio
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
24 years
Nationality mix
Spain, Italy, France, etc..
ratings
117 authentic opinions

Our partner school was founded in September 2004. It is located in the city centre, in the heart of the business district and only a few minutes on foot from Bristol Temple Meads train station. The school occupies the a modern building and has 18 classrooms. Outside of lesson time, students have access to a recreation area and two multimedia centres where there are 14 computers available in total with free Internet access. Students can also benefit from WiFi access in the school. During the high season, extra classrooms are used in a University and a secondary school. The Bristol Language Centre particularly distinguishes itself by its partnership with several colleges and Universities and offers relevant advice to students wishing to pursue their studies in Great Britain.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 285.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
1
285 GBP
450 GBP
- GBP
2
520 GBP
850 GBP
866 GBP
3
755 GBP
1250 GBP
1274 GBP
4
990 GBP
1650 GBP
1682 GBP
6
1460 GBP
2450 GBP
2498 GBP
8
1850 GBP
3170 GBP
3234 GBP
12
2750 GBP
4730 GBP
4826 GBP
16
3490 GBP
6130 GBP
6258 GBP
24
4970 GBP
8930 GBP
9122 GBP
Extra week (24+)
205 GBP
370 GBP
378 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 335.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:30 + 13:45-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
1
335 GBP
500 GBP
- GBP
2
620 GBP
950 GBP
966 GBP
3
905 GBP
1400 GBP
1424 GBP
4
1190 GBP
1850 GBP
1882 GBP
6
1760 GBP
2750 GBP
2798 GBP
8
2250 GBP
3570 GBP
3634 GBP
12
3350 GBP
5330 GBP
5426 GBP
16
4290 GBP
6930 GBP
7058 GBP
24
6170 GBP
10130 GBP
10322 GBP
Extra week (24+)
255 GBP
420 GBP
428 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 4 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 335.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 business)
Course duration
1 - 4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:30 + 13:45-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
1
335 GBP
500 GBP
- GBP
2
620 GBP
950 GBP
966 GBP
3
905 GBP
1400 GBP
1424 GBP
4
1190 GBP
1850 GBP
1882 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
24.06 / 01.07 / 08.07 / 15.07 / 22.07 / 29.07 / 05.08 / 12.08.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 11 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 2800.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 B2 First)
Course duration
10 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:30 + 13:45-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
10
2800 GBP
4450 GBP
4530 GBP
11
3075 GBP
4890 GBP
4978 GBP
12
3350 GBP
5330 GBP
5426 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
10.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 / 11 / 12 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 2800.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 C1 Advanced)
Course duration
10 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:15-12:30 + 13:45-15:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (shared bathroom)
10
2800 GBP
4450 GBP
4530 GBP
11
3075 GBP
4890 GBP
4978 GBP
12
3350 GBP
5330 GBP
5426 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
10.06.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
18.03 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (per course book) 30 GBP
One-to-one course (per lesson) 45 GBP
B2 First Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 165 GBP
C1 Advanced Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) 165 GBP
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (30.06-17.08.2019) 15 GBP
Extra night with host family 25 GBP
Studio apartment deposit (to be paid on site) 200 GBP
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 200 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (Host family 30.06-17.08.2019) 15 GBP
Cleaning fee (Elephant House) 30 GBP
Cleaning fee (Studio City Center) 40 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Bristol) 45 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 215 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 240 GBP
Transfer supplement (23:00-07:00) 20 GBP

Other accommodation options

Studio, single room, no meals (City Centre)
Host family, single room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

94% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

117 students gave their opinion about this school

31 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Vor allem die Lehrerin Naomi ist super Hilfsbereit, freundlich, witzig! Absolut top. Auswahl eher gering, ist aber wohl durch die Grösse der Schule nicht anders handelbar. Hat mich persönlich aber nicht gestört.
3 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, hatte vor allem auch mit Locals Kontakt. Die Schule hat gut fürs Alltagsenglisch vorbereitet »
29 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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18 years old - Italy
/ 5
5 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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17 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (4.7 / 5)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
13 weeks, September – December 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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16 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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24 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, July – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui. Car j'ai été plongé dans cette nouvelle culture de façon immédiate et complète, j'ai donc dû parler directement en anglais et essayer de me faire comprendre dès le début. Je n'ai rencontré que très peu de personnes parlant ma langue, ce qui m'a permis de vraiment m'améliorer. Chaque semaine, nous apprenions divers aspect en grammaire et en vocabulaire, nous étions évalué chaque semaine pour voir notre progression, ce qui m'a motivé à vouloir faire toujours de mieux en mieux chaque semaine. »
School highlights
« Les professeurs sont très gentils, attentifs et à l'écoute. De plus, l'école propose toutes les semaines certaines activités à faire en groupe ce qui permet de faire de nouvelles connaissances. »
28 years old - Belgium
/ 5
Je retiens d'excellentes choses de cette école. Assez bien de professeurs interactifs et jeunes, accompagnement parfait des étudiants et très bien située dans le centre de Bristol.
3 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (3.3 / 5)
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22 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
20 weeks, April – August 2018
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
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School (2.5 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Residence)
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19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
10 weeks, December 2017 – March 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Testimonials

Raquel Sanz Sánchez-Arévalo
Raquel Sanz Sánchez-Arévalo

My language stay in Bristol was great and enriching, from both a personal and professional point of view. The city is amazing and I made lots of new friends from different countries; the relationships were very strong and we were helping each other when we had problems or doubts. I highly recommend this kind of experience!

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David Maciá Sempere
David Maciá Sempere

I just want to say that my language stay in Bristol was amazing. On one hand, I met many people from other countries and this allowed me to know their cultures. It was summer, so there were plenty of university students; the atmosphere was really friendly and teachers were very nice.

On the other hand, I think that Bristol was the right choice for me. Even though it’s not a big city, it has everything you need. The activities and entertainment options are very varied – like the pubs and the innumerable shops. There are also many gardens and parks, where you can spend the afternoon speaking English with your new friends.

The school organizes short trips every week; I went to London and Cardiff! I also would like to point out that the weather was nice because it was summer; we just had some drizzle a couple of times. Thank God I didn’t experience the bad weather they talk about in books!

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Camille Michel
Camille Michel

It was an amazing experience: I managed to speak a new language, I loved my host family in Bristol and their habits, I made lots of new friends that I will hopefully see again one day. This experience will remain engraved in my memory forever.

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Host family
To allow you to fully immerse yourself in the Bristol lifestyle and the English culture in general, our partner school offers this excellent solution: a host family. Students stay in a single room and share the common areas of the household. Half-board is optional, allowing those who are more independent the freedom to cook their own meals or eat out more often. Access to the school is generally easy, on foot or by bus depending on the distance, varying between about 15 and 45 minutes.

Elephant House residence (from 18 years)
Located 15 minutes’ walk to the school, this residence is ideal for meeting students from all over the world in a relaxed and comfortable setting. The building is named after the elephant sculptures which ornate the side facade. You will find many convivial shops and cafés in the nearby Southville district. The residence includes 10 single rooms with various configurations, but all comfortable and welcoming. There is a fully equipped communal kitchen, two lounges (one with a large screen TV) and free Wi-Fi internet access on site. Bedlinen is provided, but towels are not; a washing machine is at your disposal. If you wish to enjoy some independence while living in a community of students, this is the perfect solution for you!

City Centre Studios (from 18 years)
In the heart of the city, these premium studios are located 7 minutes’ walk to the course centre. Beautifully renovated in recent years, the building offers retro studios decorated in the 60’s style, all comfortable and equipped with modern technology. Facilities include a private shower, a kitchen corner, a breakfast bar, a large screen TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. Laundry facilities are to be shared. Bedlinen are available on site, but towels are not. Staying in the centre of Bristol, you will find many restaurants, cafés and shops in the immediate surroundings of the building.

The Bristol Language Centre offers a leisure program all year round. It is generally made up of two to three activities during the week and a weekend excursion, all with the aim of allowing you to discover as many sides of Bristol and England as possible, in the company of other students. And for those who would prefer to enjoy all that this city and its surrounds has to offer by themselves, there is an abundance of choice: film and music festivals, theatre and street markets for Bristol culture, and Stonehenge, Glastonbury or the Welsh countryside nearby.

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