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BLC - Bristol Language Centre, Bristol, England UK

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BLC - Bristol Language Centre

The language school BLC - Bristol Language Centre was founded in Bristol, England UK in 2004. Based in Bristol, the Bristol Language School offers a range of tailored programs to match the requirements of students of all levels of fluency in the English language. Students have the opportunity to experience learning in a socially stimulating environment that combines education with function. The school is accredited by the British Council. It is also an Quality English and English UK member. The school has a teaching program that is focused on functional understanding of the language in all forms of communication whether written or spoken. The school integrates technology smoothly into it’s classroom through the use of tablets, free internet and whiteboards. With students from over 40 countries, the school encourages students to connect and network with their peers through the social programme.



Bristol Language Centre is only minutes away from the city’s central attractions which include the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Old Vic Theatre, Colston Hall and other Venues where students can enjoy music, dance and other fun activities. Students can revel in street art and take hot air balloon rides. Adventure sports like paddle boarding and rock climbing easily accessible as well as sports events like football and rugby. The school is only an hour away from London with frequent trains from Bristol.

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKQEBristol Education Group

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Daily press

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Heating in most classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

10

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Facilities for disabled students

  • Disabled car park

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 30 £ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 50

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4
  • Junior courses in summer: 6
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 2

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 7 years for specific Junior courses

English teacher qualifications

  • 100% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

3
2
5
1
2
1
9
1
9
3
2
9
9
7
2

Optional airport transfer

London Heathrow Airport:
215 £ pick up
430 £ return (both ways)
Bristol Airport:
45 £ pick up
90 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
240 £ pick up
480 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 19 Dec. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

Reviews

4.6/5.0

Rating: 4.6/5.0

City

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 
Organisation

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 
Facilities

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0 
Social activities

Rating: 3.7/5.0

3.7/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6/5.0 
Value for money

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 4.5/5.0

4.5/5.0 
Other
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Students liked about BLC - Bristol Language Centre, Bristol
The low number of students per class, around 10
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: They should give more information about the visits and social activities. The destinations are interesting but there is no (or very little) previous explanation, nor during the visit by the teachers. It would be interesting to do this part, it would be more didactic. I liked the classes more.

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    FAQ about BLC - Bristol Language Centre, Bristol

  • English courses at BLC - Bristol Language Centre start at 15 £ for Evening Course - English for Life and Work course with 1 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of BLC - Bristol Language Centre
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive English 30, General English 20
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (215 £), Bristol Airport (45 £), London Gatwick Airport (240 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at BLC - Bristol Language Centre varies from 14 students (Intensive English 30) to 15 students (Junior Summer Course)
  • 100% of teachers at BLC - Bristol Language Centre hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at BLC - Bristol Language Centre comes from Italy with a 9% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (9%) and Spain (9%).
  • BLC - Bristol Language Centre offers courses from 10 years (Junior Summer Course, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 0 during the summer and 0 for the rest of the year.

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