The English Language Centre, Bristol, England UK

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The English Language Centre (ELC)

The language school The English Language Centre was founded in Bristol, England UK in 1969. Established in 1969, ELC Bristol is the number 1 ranked English in the UK, according to the EL Gazette rankings based on British Council Inspectors' publishable statements. Bristol is the 2nd largest city in the south of England, with 2 universities, and was voted the UK's coolest city in the 2018 National Geographic Cool List.

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKIALC QETEN (The English Network)


  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Billiards

  • Table tennis

  • Table soccer / football

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:


Number of public PC workstations:


Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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 Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 50 £ per course level.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 175

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7

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):


Optional airport transfer

London Heathrow Airport:
220 £ pick up
440 £ return (both ways)
Bristol Airport:
50 £ pick up
100 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
260 £ pick up
520 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020 - 06 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 28 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.


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    FAQ about The English Language Centre, Bristol

  • English courses at The English Language Centre start at 285 £ for General Course course with 28 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Self-Catering - St John's House is the most popular among all our clients of Bristol
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: General Course
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (220 £), Bristol Airport (50 £), London Gatwick Airport (260 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Bristol varies from 14 students (General Course) to 14 students (General Course)
  • 100% of teachers at The English Language Centre hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at The English Language Centre comes from Switzerland with a 14.13% representation, followed by students from Korea (9.69%) and Saudi Arabia (9.26%).
  • The English Language Centre offers courses from 16 years to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.

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