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EC Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom
Very Good 4.6
School 5.0
Accommodation 4.0
Course 4.5
Free time activities 5.0
​EC gave me the best time of my life, building up some memories that will never be forgotten, living in my heart forever and always. Thank you guys for everything.

The biggest city in South West England and less than two hours from London.

Bristol is green, historic and has a youthful atmosphere (it’s home to one of Britain’s top universities). Bristol is vibrant, fun, and has some of England’s finest countryside stretching out in all directions around it.

EC Bristol is a modern and stylish English school with spacious classrooms and buzzy communal areas.

Set in the central yet peaceful location of Queen Square, you will be within walking distance of everything that makes Bristol wonderful.

Professional, friendly staff are dedicated to your needs, and will give you all the help, guidance and encouragement you need to reach your goal.

EC students come from all over the world, meaning you will communicate with your classmates using English. You will also learn about different cultures, broaden your perspectives and make lasting friendships as you practise and improve your language skills together.

As an EC student, you will be invited to a free welcome event and enjoy a varied calendar of social and leisure activities throughout your stay. Some of the many activities available include:

Movie Afternoon - Watch and discuss a movie with other students.

Games Afternoon - A fun afternoon of games for everyone to enjoy.

Graffiti Tour - A tour of Bristol's street art. See a real Banksy!

Bristol Walking Tour - See the best views of Bristol from Clifton.


General & Intensive English TOP CHOICE
From 16 years old 14 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes
Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels

Improve your level and maximise your ability to use English with our most popular course.

General English (20 lessons per week) will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as we train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Intensive English (30 lessons per week) includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 Special Focus lessons per week across a wide selection of options (see the choices below).

Reasons to take this course:

- Your level is between Beginner and Advanced.

- You want to improve your English level quickly and effectively while gaining confidence.

- You want to develop your fluency in everyday contexts.

Available all year.

Level: Beginner to Advanced.

Starts every Monday.


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Host Family

30 minutes from school on public transport
Minimum age — 16
Half board

In a homestay you will live with local English speakers, and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the homecooked food and extra feeling of security in a homestay.

Speak English all the time

Staying with local people means you will practise your English with native speakers at home in a very natural way.

Cultural experience

Learn more about the local culture and be exposed to a rich variety of cultural learning opportunities. Experience day-to-day family life: activities, holiday celebrations and local cuisine.

Feel safe and secure

Get personal care and attention in a caring, comfortable, home environment. Staying in a home means you always have someone there to support you.

Peace and quiet

Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at home. Living with your host will give you stability, plus a quiet and peaceful environment for relaxation and study.

Homestaying is the perfect way to experience home-away-from-home. You will enjoy all the comforts of home life: security, comfort and home cooked food, plus, you will have a unique cultural experience (it's a great way to directly learn about British culture). In addition, you will be able to use your English in a natural environment outside of the classroom.

The homestay consists of mixed gender accommodation with single or twin room (if you book with a friend). Each room is furnished with a bed, desk/table, chest of drawers or a wardrobe, mirror and a waste paper basket. Some rooms have TVs.

Additionally, students will have access to common areas such as the lounge, kitchen and dining room. It is important that rooms and living areas are kept neat and tidy. Students also have access to a shared bathroom.

Bed linen and towels are provided by the homestay provider. Our homestay provider will offer one wash per week - anything extra will be at the homestay's discretion.

Internet access is available and telephone access is restricted to incoming calls only.

Homestays are arranged via our accommodation partner, Hosts International, who are registered with the British Council.

A variety of food is provided. Homestay providers may adjust the type of food offered when taking into consideration religious beliefs. It is important to mention this at the time of your booking. Vegetarians, or people with food allergies should specify their eating options upon booking so this can be shared with their host prior to arrival.

Breakfast varies from one homestay to another. It is usually self-service and includes bread, coffee and cereal. Hosts are encouraged to offer students whatever is typical for their home.

You will eat whatever the hosts eat. Dinners are usually quite early in Britain but hosts will inform you of the time when they eat.

Distance to school: 20 - 50 minute bus

half board

The Town House (1 review)

20 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 18
No meals

Live with other EC students from all over the world. Whether you would like to stay in a residence with other English learners or alone in an apartment, our range of accommodation options ensures you find the perfect home away from home.

Be independent

Staying with other students means you have more freedom. It’s a good choice if you enjoy your independence and privacy.

Make new friends

Get to know a lot of people in a short time. Meet interesting people from many different countries. Explore your destination with like-minded people and make friends for life!

Fun atmosphere

Staying with other students means there’s always someone for you to talk too. Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising.

Convenient for public transport

Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport making it straightforward for you to get to school.

The Town House residence consists of 6 individual bedrooms in a historic school building. The shared house has 2 bathrooms and a shared kitchen/dining area complete with kitchen appliances. Each room has a double bed, fitted wardrobe, and storage space. Students resident at the house also have access to facilities at the Student Castle Pro Cathedral residence next door which includes a DVD/cinema room, satellite TV, games room, gym, study room, bicycle storage, and laundry.

Located in a Georgian square in the Clifton Triangle near the University of Bristol, the house is in the heart of Bristol’s student area. There are supermarkets, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, gyms, and museums only a short walk away – everything you could want. There are also regular busses in and out of the city centre with a travel time of about 5 minutes.

The residence is only a short 20 minute walk from the school. It is also on a main bus route to the city centre.


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Flight is not included. We recommend you book your flight only after you get a visa to your destination country or make sure that you don't need one. Ticket price is for your information only.


October 2016
October 2015

The best time of my life.

It’s not like learning Math or Chemistry, it’s much better than that... It’s getting in touch with so many different countries: Russia, France, South Korea, Colombia, Argentina, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Holland, England, Italy, Thailand, Belgium, India, Australia, Turkey, China, Spain, Palestine and even Brazil…Building friendships that overcome the distance and finding yourself sharing your life with someone you met a week ago who you know better than your old friends. I loved getting lunch at the Saint Nicholas Market, going to pubs, shopping, having parties in the common room, getting lost everywhere, being hosted by two wonderful families who made me feel like a part of their family.

​EC gave me the best time of my life, building up some memories that will never be forgotten, living in my heart forever and always. Thank you guys for everything.

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63 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4JZ, UK
Average age: 25
  • Saudi Arabia — 14%
  • Spain — 13%
  • Switzerland — 11%
  • South Korea — 10%
  • Turkey — 9%
  • Italy — 9%
  • Colombia — 6%
  • Kuwait — 4%
  • Libya — 3%
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