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9 Best language schools in Bristol (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Bristol? Bristol is a city in southwest England and is one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations. It was named as the best city to live in the UK by the Sunday Times newspaper in 2014 and 2017 and it has also won awards for the European Green Capital. The city has two universities and a wide variety of artistic and sporting organisations and venues. The modern economy is built on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the harbour's 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops and the city-centre docks have been redeveloped as centres of heritage and culture and includes a contemporary art gallery.It is very well connected to London and other major UK cities by road and rail, and to the world by sea and air.
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What our students said about Bristol

Rating: 5/5

5.0

It is a fairly large city that offers many services, which is the idea that I carried.

Javier
Spain

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Bristol

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 15 reviews

The excellent quality of teaching, both as regards the teachers, and the contents and teaching methods.
A meeting point for people from all over the world, with many different interests and a common passion for communication and good knowledge of English.

8 August 2018
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 58 years

Angela
Italy

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 15 reviews

The classes were very pleasant, the teachers made an effort to make you see your mistakes and correct them.

24 July 2018
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 29 years

Marta
Spain

Rating: 4.8

4.8 | 15 reviews

The education provided is of quality and the test given before arrival allows us to find ourselves in a class with an equivalent level
Social activities can help bound quickly

27 November 2017
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 32 years

Angéline
France

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 15 reviews

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.
There was always a helpful staff member or a receptionist around if you wanted to ask questions.

24 October 2016
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 54 years

Manuela
Germany

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 15 reviews

wonderful, energetic, friendly teachers

23 August 2016
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 61 years

Beatrice
Italy

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 15 reviews

The school´s location.
Few lessons. Plenty of free time left.

8 September 2015
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Rushana
Russian Federation

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 15 reviews

the teachers and the organisation
the location is wonderful

31 August 2015
Course: Intensive English - 4 weeks
Student age: 60 years

Beatrice
Italy

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 15 reviews

Punctuality Availability of teachers

15 May 2015
Course: General English - 1 week
Student age: 57 years

André
France

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 15 reviews

The international mix of students, as well as the changes of teachers during the week and depending on the program.
I can not make more comments because I was staying with a friend and stayed with her at night.

11 September 2013
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 16 years

Lysa
France

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 15 reviews

The teachers and the activities in the evening.
The school and the city are absolutely lovely.

31 July 2012
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Claudia
Espana

Rating: 4.4

4.4 | 15 reviews

The teaching and quality of teachers
well located, good staff

11 June 2012
Course: General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Jocelyn
France

Key Facts about Bristol

Population: 431,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: England, Bristol

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.3618 USD)

Bristol quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7

4.7 (38 reviews by our former students)

Visa: 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.

universities: 3 (rankings of universities in Bristol)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 315 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 274 £

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:77* (23% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:60* (40% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (England UK average):3.01 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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What to do in Bristol

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Arrival Airports

Bristol (BRS) - 11 km. from Bristol city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 10,00 GBP, 32 minutes.

Main stops: Bristol Airport, Old Market -Bond Street

Taxi: 16 £, 15 minutes drive to city center of Bristol

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Aberdeen, Belfast International, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Inverness, Jersey, Newcastle
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Knock
London Heathrow (LHR) - 148 km. from Bristol city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 30,00 GBP, 125 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Airport London, Bristol Coach Station

Every 20 minutes, 31,00 GBP, 150 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Terminal 2+3 to London Padington + London Paddington to Bristol Parkway + Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads

Taxi: 190 £, 100 minutes drive to city center of Bristol

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Austin-Bergstrom, Baltimore Washington International, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Portland, Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, St John's, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
London Gatwick (LGW) - 171 km. from Bristol city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 14,00 GBP, 80 minutes.

Main stops: Gatwick Airport London, Heathrow Airport London, Bristol Coach Station

Taxi: 140 minutes drive to city center of Bristol

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