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English school in Bristol: EC English

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

EC English (EC)

  • The school boasts an enviable central location in Queen Square, a peaceful area in the centre of this beautiful and unique city. Spread over three floors, the school is modern and spacious with large classrooms and bright, buzzy communal areas.
  • 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
  • Covid-19 Status: School currently open

Covid-19 related security measures that are taken by EC English

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The safety of our students and team members remains
our highest priority

Signs are posted prominently throughout the school to
remind us all of the importance of social distancing and
hygiene

Floor markings throughout the school give clear
guidance on social distancing measurements

Regular, vigorous cleaning regimes will ensure our
schools are as safe as possible for you

Hand sanitisers are stationed throughout the school
EC will follow local protocols for staff or students
showing COVID-19 symptoms or who test positive for
COVID-19

Accreditations and Quality seals

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School Size:

Facilities

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Lounge

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

18

Number of public PC workstations:

14

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Disabled toilet

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

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

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 160
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 100

Average age of students

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

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years

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
4
6
5
10
11
9
10
10

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Bristol.

London Heathrow Airport:
250 £ pick up
500 £ return (both ways)
Bristol Airport:
50 £ pick up
100 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
285 £ pick up
570 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2021 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2021, 02 Apr. 2021, 05 Apr. 2021, 03 May 2021, 31 May 2021, 30 Aug. 2021, 25 Dec. 2021 - 28 Dec. 2021.

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

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Price in £ 365 730 1095 1460 1825 2190 2555 2920 3650 3600 6900
Price in US$ 475 949 1424 1898 2373 2847 3321 3796 4745 4680 8969
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 special focus lessons per week. The student can choose from the following options: speaking with confidence, real-life listening, expand your vocabulary, and global awareness.
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: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in £ 295 590 885 1180 1475 1770 2065 2360 2950 2880 5520
Price in US$ 384 767 1151 1534 1918 2301 2685 3068 3835 3744 7175
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: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in £ 425 850 1275 1700 2125 2550 2975 3400 4250 4440 8510
Price in US$ 553 1105 1658 2210 2762 3315 3867 4420 5524 5771 11061
This course allows students to focus on their specific language needs.
Students can book additional one-to-one lessons for GBP 65 each.
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 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 5400 8100 10800
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 7019 10529 14038
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 6720 10080 13440
Price in US$ -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 8735 13102 17469
This course is designed to help develop fluency and accuracy across all the 4 core language skills. There are a wide variety of extras to maximise your practice time, with activities including lectures, a pronunciation clinic, conversation class, and a reading workshop.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Business
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Price in US$ 475 949 1424 1898 2373 2847 3321 3796 4270 4745 --
This course consists of 20 general English lessons and 10 English for work lessons per week. These 10 lessons focus on teaching the student skills for working in an English-speaking environment. This includes negotiations, management, HR, branding, promotional strategies, project management, business ethics, giving presentations, and preparing for interviews. There will be assessments throughout the course which take place both in the classroom and through assignments. Additionally, there will be 5 weekly progress tests, 5 weekly tutorials and progress reports, and an exit test.
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: 9:00  - 14:30
Afternoon: 13:00  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Exam Preparation
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Price in £ -- -- -- 1160 1450 1740 2030 2320 2900 2880 5520
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1508 1885 2262 2639 3016 3770 3744 7175
This is a preparation course for the IELTS exam. The course price does not include the exam fee.
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: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 14:45  - 18:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 15 £
High season dates 14 Jun. 2021 - 10 Sep. 2021
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Lesson duration: 45 minutes
School's administrative fee: 50.00 £
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 Supplement 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 31
- Student insurance: GBP 10.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 195 390 585 780 975 1170 1365 1560 1950 2340 195 30
Price in US$ 267 534 801 1068 1334 1601 1868 2135 2668 3202 267 42
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
30 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 270 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2700 3240 270 30
Price in US$ 370 739 1109 1478 1848 2217 2586 2956 3695 4433 370 42
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 15 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 255 510 765 1020 1275 1530 1785 2040 2550 3060 255 30
Price in US$ 349 698 1047 1396 1745 2094 2443 2792 3489 4187 349 42
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 165 330 495 660 825 990 1155 1320 1650 1980 165 30
Price in US$ 226 452 678 903 1129 1355 1581 1806 2258 2709 226 42
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast & 1 meal, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 170 340 510 680 850 1020 1190 1360 1700 2040 170 30
Price in US$ 233 466 698 931 1163 1396 1629 1861 2326 2792 233 42
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday 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:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 140 280 420 560 700 840 980 1120 1400 1680 140 30
Price in US$ 192 384 575 767 958 1150 1341 1533 1916 2299 192 42
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
20 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 135 270 405 540 675 810 945 1080 1350 1620 135 30
Price in US$ 185 370 555 739 924 1109 1293 1478 1848 2217 185 42
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
20 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 2 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ 160 320 480 640 800 960 1120 1280 1600 1920 160 30
Price in US$ 219 438 657 876 1095 1314 1533 1752 2190 2627 219 42
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday 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:
50 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 25 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in £ -- -- -- 980 1225 1470 1715 1960 2450 2940 245 30
Price in US$ 1341 1677 2012 2347 2682 3353 4023 336 42
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
40 minutes by public transport
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Dates:
High season dates 12 Jun. 2021 - 11 Sep. 2021
High season:
High season supplement per week: 20 £
Special dietary requirements: GBP 45 per week.

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 

Reviews

4.4

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school

Rating: 4.6/5.0

4.6
Organisation

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4
Facilities

Rating: 4.3/5.0

4.3
Social activities

Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9
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

3.7
Other
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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.
Overall rating
5.0
Value for money
5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0
Additional information
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...
Other comments: There was always a helpful staff member or a receptionist around if you wanted to ask questions.
The international mix of students, as well as the changes of teachers during the week and depending on the program.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
School organization
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: I can not make more comments because I was staying with a friend and stayed with her at night.
The classes were very pleasant, the teachers made an effort to make you see your mistakes and correct them.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
4.0
Social activities
3.0
Accommodation
Homestay
2.0
Other
2.0
Pro Cathedral Studio
2.0
Management and teachers are very understanding and friendly.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
King Square Twodio
4.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: See Bristole which is a beautiful city
The teachers and the activities in the evening.
Overall rating
4.0
Value for money
4.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0
School organization
5.0
Social activities
4.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0
Other
4.0
Residence The Rackhay 1-7 weeks
4.0
Additional information
Other comments: The school and the city are absolutely lovely.

Brochures

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  • Class in Bristol
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  • Common area
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  • EC English computer facilities
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  • Seeing Bristol
    Seeing Bristol8/18
  • lesson
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  • Entrance to class
    Entrance to class10/18
  • Study area
    Study area11/18
  • Facilities in Bristol
    Facilities in Bristol12/18
  • EC English hallway
    EC English hallway13/18
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  • Learning in Bristol
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    FAQ about EC English, Bristol

  • English courses at EC English start at 225 £ for Academic Semester / Year course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of EC English
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (250 £), Bristol Airport (50 £), London Gatwick Airport (285 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at EC English varies from 14 students (Intensive English) to 14 students (Intensive English)
  • 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%).
  • EC English offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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