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English school in Bristol: EC English

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

63 Queen Square - BS1 4JZ Bristol - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Free educational workshops.
  • Welcome event in the city for new students.
  • TOP 8% highest inspection scores among all UK schools in British Council inspection (Gazette 2021/2022).
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.

What we dislike about the school

  • Additional costs of course material of approx. 7 £ per week.

Location: EC English Bristol is located within the city of Bristol, in the south-west of England. The school is housed over three floors, in the city centre's Queen Square and has modern and spacious facilities. Surrounding EC English Bristol there are restaurants, eateries, supermarkets and local attractions such as the Old Vic Theatre, the Bristol Cathedral, St Nicholas Market, Bristol Aquarium and Castle Park. The school is very well placed and experienced to offer students a fantastic time in Bristol whilst they reach their language goals. Bristol Airport is within a 35-minute train ride of the school, ensuring that all international arrivals and departures can be made with ease.

School facilities: The facilities within EC Bristol are of an excellent standard, offering everything a student may need to feel comfortable and motivated inside and outside of the classrooms. The school's facilities include a library, a lounge area and free WIFI. All classrooms are equipped with heating and ample natural light to create an optimal learning environment with most classrooms having electronic whiteboards.

Accommodation: EC Bristol can assist with accommodation in various Homestay and Residence facilities local to the school. Meal plans and double room facilities for students travelling together are also available.

School chain: EC English Schools are all part of the larger group of EC Holdings Ltd. As a group, they have pushed boundaries within English tuition, for all levels and age groups, for many years. The group consists of multiple schools, spread throughout locations such as the USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Malta, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

The "EC Promise" is true throughout all EC locations, promising students that their English level will improve if they follow the 3 steps of attendance, homework and participation. The group ensures that all students will receive a friendly atmosphere to learn in, high-quality tuition and care, a varied social programme to accompany their learning, and appropriate facilities to reach their language goals.
  • The language school EC English was founded in Bristol, England UK in 2010.
  • Legal name / parent company: EC English Holdings Ltd.
  • Tax registration ID: GB230781424
  • Abbreviated name of school: EC Bristol

English Courses

General Language
Junior
Business
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by EC English
Comments about courses

One-to-One tuition: A minimum of 2 lessons applies.

Double Banking: Lessons alternate between morning and afternoon sessions on a daily basis.

High Season fee not applicable to bookings longer than 12 weeks.

Students under 18 must book homestay, a return airport transfer and provide a parental consent form.

Not included in the price:

  • UK visa registration fee: GBP 23

  • Bank transfer fee: GBP 13

  • Student insurance: GBP 10.

  • Course material is GBP 20 for the first 4 weeks. It is an extra GBP 5 per week after that.

  • U18 supplement per week GBP 20.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
55.00 £
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
03 Jan. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 02 May 2022, 02 Jun. 2022 - 03 Jun. 2022, 29 Aug. 2022, 19 Sep. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022 - 27 Dec. 2022.
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
02 Jan. 2023, 07 Apr. 2023, 10 Apr. 2023, 01 May 2023, 29 May 2023, 28 Aug. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023, 26 Dec. 2023.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 7 £ per week.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Note: All courses offered by EC English, Bristol can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

Videos & Photos

  • EC English - School Presentation1/12
  • EC English - General School Video2/12
  • EC English - Student Interviews3/12
  • EC English common area
    EC English common area 4/12
  • Class in Bristol
    Class in Bristol5/12
  • Common area
    Common area6/12
  • EC English computer facilities
    EC English computer facilities 7/12
  • Seeing Bristol
    Seeing Bristol8/12
  • lesson
    lesson9/12
  • Entrance to class
    Entrance to class10/12
  • Study area
    Study area11/12
  • Facilities in Bristol
    Facilities in Bristol12/12

EC English (EC)

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOBritish councilEnglish UKYoung Learners English UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:30
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at EC English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Lounge

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

  • Classroom equipment

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 9
    Number of public PC workstations: 14

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:160
Throughout the year: 100
Minimum age of students
16 years
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 9
Adult courses Throughout the year: 9
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 24 years
Throughout the year: 26 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
London Heathrow Airport:
300 £ one way
600 £ return (both ways)
Bristol Airport:
60 £ one way
120 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
340 £ one way
680 £ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Bristol.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Yes
Express shipment fee (via courier)
75 £
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball-
Cooking-
Dancing-
Football (soccer)2 km
Golf-
Horse riding-
Mountainbiking-
Music-
Rugby-
Squash-
Swimming-
Table Tennis-
Tennis-
Volleyball-
Yoga-

Accommodation

Reviews

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Overall school rating of
EC English, Bristol
15 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
School
Location of the school

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
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Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
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Rating: 4.3/5.0

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Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
Course
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Value for money

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)

Rating: 3.7/5.0

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What students liked about EC English, Bristol
The teachers were open to questions, taught the lessons effectively and used various methods. There were lots of chances to talk- individually, in pair work and in class.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: A matinee of a musical at the Hippodrome, a ferry ride with the blue- yellow one for 80 min- good value for the price, the M Shed museum and more...
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Other comments: The school and the city are absolutely lovely.

Student Testimonial Videos

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Brochures

EC English Brochure (PDF)
EC English Brochure (PDF)
2022 Brochure for EC English
2022 Brochure for EC English
 Prices (PDF)
Prices (PDF)
2022 Price list for EC English
2022 Price list for EC English
Junior Brochure 2022
Junior Brochure 2022
Standard IQ Bristol Residence 2023
Standard IQ Bristol Residence 2023
Junior Pricelist 2022
Junior Pricelist 2022

FAQ about EC English, Bristol

  • English courses at EC English start at 290 £ for IELTS Exam Preparation 20 course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (300 £), Bristol Airport (60 £), London Gatwick Airport (340 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 15 students (General English 30) to 15 students (General English 30)
  • 100% of teachers at EC English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at EC English comes from Korea with a 11% representation, followed by students from Italy (10%) and Spain (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • EC English offers courses from 7 years (Junior Summer Camp - Wellington, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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