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BLC - Bristol Language Centre, Bristol, England UK

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in England UK

What we like about the school

  • Excellent rating of homestay accommodation
  • Excellent rating of student apartments

BLC - Bristol Language Centre

The language school BLC - Bristol Language Centre was founded in Bristol, England UK in 2004. Located in the centre of Bristol, just a 2 minutes' walk from the main train station and a 5 minutes' walk from shops, museums and restaurants.

The school address is: 3 Portwall Lane, Redcliffe, BS1 6NB - Bristol, England UK (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKQuality English

School Size:

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 most classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard 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

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • 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 25 £ per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 150
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 50

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 4
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 4
  • Junior courses in summer: 3
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 13 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 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 24.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018.
In 2019 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2019 - 06.Jan.2019, 19.Apr.2019, 22.Apr.2019, 06.May.2019, 27.May.2019, 26.Aug.2019, 21.Dec.2019 - 31.Dec.2019.

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.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2200 2090 2750 2613 3300 3135 265 252
Price in US$ 342 684 1026 1368 1709 2051 2393 2639 3298 3958 318
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 235 224 470 447 705 670 940 893 1175 1117 1410 1340 1645 1563 1800 1710 2250 2138 2700 2565 215 205
Price in US$ 282 564 846 1128 1410 1691 1973 2159 2699 3238 258
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1800 1755 2250 2194 2700 2633 215 210
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 2216 2770 3324 265
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Single room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
For students aged 18-25. The students attend a language course in the morning and they provide childcare and domestic help to their host family (20 hours a week). Pocket money and transportation to the school, provided by the host family.
Registration and placement fee: £300.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 520 507 1040 1014 1560 1521 2080 2028 2600 2535 3120 3042 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 640 1280 1920 2560 3200 3840 -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
It also includes activity programme and public transport card. Price includes
Supervision 24/7 This course takes place in a different location than main address of the school:
City of Bristol College, St George's Road, BS1 5UA, Bristol
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018.
2019: 30.Jun.2019, 07.Jul.2019, 14.Jul.2019, 21.Jul.2019, 28.Jul.2019, 04.Aug.2019.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 375 357 750 713 1125 1069 1500 1425 1875 1782 2250 2138 -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 450 900 1350 1799 2249 2699 -- -- -- -- --
This option includes English lessons, full activity programme and bus pass.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jul.2018, 09.Jul.2018, 16.Jul.2018, 23.Jul.2018, 30.Jul.2018, 06.Aug.2018.
2019: 01.Jul.2019, 08.Jul.2019, 15.Jul.2019, 22.Jul.2019, 29.Jul.2019, 05.Aug.2019.
General course schedule
4 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- -- -- 940 893 1175 1117 1410 1340 1645 1563 1800 1710 2025 1924 2250 2138 2700 2565
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1128 1410 1691 1973 2159 2429 2699 3238
Registration and placement fee: £500. The programme can last from 3 weeks to 6 months. It is an unpaid internship. Requirements:
- Be an EU student
- Have suitable experience or qualifications.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1500 1425 --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1799 --
Classes are held on Wednesdays.
Starting dates
2018: 24.Jan.2018.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 150 143 --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 180 --
Classes are held on Wednesdays.
Starting dates
2018: 24.Jan.2018.
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2200 2090 2475 2352 2750 2613 3300 3135
Price in US$ 342 684 1026 1368 1709 2051 2393 2639 2969 3298 3958
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2200 2090 2750 2613 3300 3135 265 252
Price in US$ 342 684 1026 1368 1709 2051 2393 2639 3298 3958 318
Exam fee in August: £170.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 10.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
Exam dates
10.Mar.2018, 09.Jun.2018, 23.Aug.2018, 04.Dec.2018
Exam fee
155 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 24 Additional Week
Price in £ 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 2200 2090 2750 2613 3300 3135 6120 5814 265 252
Price in US$ 342 684 1026 1368 1709 2051 2639 3298 3958 7340 318
Exam fee in August: £170.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 19.Mar.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 25.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
Exam dates
17.Mar.2018, 13.Jun.2018, 24.Aug.2018, 08.Dec.2018
Exam fee
155 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1500 1425 --
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1799 --
Classes are held on Wednesdays.
Starting dates
2018: 24.Jan.2018.
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 285 271 570 542 855 813 1140 1083 1425 1354 1710 1625 1995 1896 2200 2090 2750 2613 3300 3135 265 252
Price in US$ 342 684 1026 1368 1709 2051 2393 2639 3298 3958 318
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
6 daily lessons of 45 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:15
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
Exam fee
155 £
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Note: All courses offered by BLC - Bristol Language Centre can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 45 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 135 270 405 540 -- 810 945 1080 1215 1350 1485 1620 --
Price in US$ 171 341 512 682 1023 1193 1364 1534 1705 1875 2045
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 13
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 165 330 495 660 -- 990 1155 1320 1485 1650 1815 1980 --
Price in US$ 209 417 625 834 1250 1458 1667 1875 2083 2292 2500
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
28 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 13
Dates

High season dates 01.Jul.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- 590 885 1180 1475 1770 2065 2360 2655 2950 3245 3540 295 200
Price in US$ 745 1118 1490 1862 2235 2607 2980 3352 3724 4097 4469 373 253
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
84 £ (Only extra week bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates

High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in £ -- 340 510 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1530 1700 1870 2040 170 200
Price in US$ 430 644 859 1073 1288 1503 1717 1932 2146 2361 2576 215 253
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates

High season dates 02.Jul.2018 - 24.Aug.2018
High season
Changes to bookings will incur a £40 administration fee.
Arrivals should be from 07:00 to 22:30. Late arrivals will incur a late arrival fee of £20.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cooking 
Dancing 
Diving 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Ice Hockey 
Music 
Rugby 
Sailing 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Leisure programme for juniors (sample):
 Schedule of activities - juniors (PDF)

Reviews

City
5.0/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
3.5/5.0 
Social activities
3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
5.0/5.0 
Other
5.0/5.0 

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