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BLC is a dynamic, independent, BC accredited school in the heart of Bristol for serious students
We at BLC (Bristol Language Centre) are passionate about helping you reach your goals in English!
As a dynamic, independent school, we offer you a wide range of high quality English language courses delivered by experienced teachers using innovative and unique teaching methods. We pride ourselves in taking care of individual student's needs and welfare, and match solid academic teaching to your goals and aspirations.
As well as learning practical, real life English, you will be able to practise your English while enjoying our lively social programme and life in a vibrant city. Our comfortable accommodation options provide something to suit everyone.
We are a British Council-accredited school which is a member of English UK and Quality English, a UK Border Agency (UKBA) Highly Trusted Sponsor and inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
All BLC teachers hold a minimum of a CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL qualification. Many have studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language to a higher Diploma or Masters level, holding additional DELTA, Trinity DipTESOL and MA qualifications.
Here at BLC, we provide great facilities to enhance your experience of learning English. You will benefit from a central location right in the heart of Bristol, well-equipped multimedia centre with a total of 14 computers, as well as 18 modern and bright classrooms with interactive whiteboards and projector screens. Individual student tutorials are delivered interactively using BLC tablets and you will have free access to our online learning environment BLC Anytime. There are several break-out areas where students can purchase drinks and snacks, as well as the BLC shop for practical items such as adaptors and mobile phone credit.
This course will enable you to quickly improve your English language skills and help you reach your goals. You will gain confidence and fluency in the language whether for leisure, further studies, or business. We teach practical real-life English for real-life situations.
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for elementary to advanced level students aged 16 and above. At the start of your course you will be placed in a class, according to your level. You can join the course at any time during term time* and study for the length of time you need.
You will develop English skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening
Your confidence in the language will improve
Your career prospects will be enhanced by achieving a level of English required for international business
You could progress to an academic English language course such as English for Academic Purposes, or an exam focused programme, for example FCE, CAE, or IELTS, to receive an internationally recognised qualification
How we teach
At BLC, we teach English in a communicative way. This means that you will learn English in an active and engaging environment, with plenty of opportunities for you to practice what you are learning. Our teachers are well qualified and experienced, and will give you all the support you need to improve your English.
We use a range of authentic material such as music, video, newspapers, radio and the internet, to help you understand and use real English. You will learn with students from all over the world, which means you will learn about other cultures, and at the same time, you will have to speak English with your classmates.
- Access to our online learning environment BLC Anytime As soon as your booking is confirmed, we will send you a login for BLC Anytime, which you can use before, during and for 3 months after you finish your course. Through BLC Anytime you will have an individual study plan, access to a vast range of online learning resources and much more.
- Access to our BLConTEXT service. While you are studying at BLC, we will send you a daily SMS text message to help your English language learning with links to videos, websites and photos.
- Conversation club. You are welcome to join our conversation club on Monday afternoons and make the most of the opportunity to practice speaking English with a qualified teacher and students of other levels.
- Access to BLC’s Social Programme. We offer activities and excursions after classes, in the evening and at weekends. Join other BLC students and our dedicated BLC Social Programme Leader for a night out, cultural activities or a trip to another UK cities other cities on Saturdays. (Many of these activities are free with an additional costs for things such as meals, cinema entry or train tickets. For full details see this months’ programme.
- Personal attention with an individual study plan and a dedicated tutor.
Intensive English course is the most efficient way to improve your English if you have limited time or need to improve your language as quickly as possible in order to progress to an examination course, or for business.
This course will enable you to quickly improve your English language skills and help you reach your goals. On average Intensive English students improve up to 50% quicker than students on the General English course, making this our best value course.
FCE and CAE courses will prepare you for the Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English) and CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) exams, which are internationally recognised as exams of excellence, focused on improving accuracy in all areas of the language. Lessons comprise General English plus afternoon exam preparation.
IELTS Preparation course will help you improve your English language skills to prepare for the internationally recognised IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam and to progress to a UK university.
BLC offers flexible business English courses for individuals or groups focusing on practical English language for you to use in the workplace and international business communication. We assess your language levels and areas of interest, as we can be flexible to your needs. We offer you a variety of topics such as international marketing, e-commerce, report writing, negotiation or presentation giving. You will work with authentic material taken from online material, the media, TV and radio, relevant to topic areas.
The school must confirm the availability of your chosen accommodation.
If the selected housing is not available for your dates, the school will offer another accommodation option for you to consider.
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3 Portwall Lane, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6NB, UK, Bristol
4.8 out of 5
I have only pleasant memories about the trip. I took an in intensive course, so my schedule was really busy – 3-4 lessons a day (1,5 hour each), quite hard, I must say. I noticed how much my skills developed. Generally, the school was good, schedule and course timetable were well-considered. There wRead more
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