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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 of EC Bristol 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, Games Afternoon, Graffiti Tour, Bristol Walking Tour.
On the General English course, you attend a core of 20 lessons per week, which will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. Your confidence will improve as teachers train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Taking the time to seriously focus on your English will open up unlimited opportunities for you. You will develop fluency, accuracy and appropriate uses of English across all four language skills. You will benefit from excellent guidance, monitoring and feedback throughout this course. As your English and your confidence improve, you will broaden your horizons and gain a huge advantage in your chosen career or education.
Studying abroad will also give you incredible experiences. You will challenge yourself, become more independent and make lasting international friendships.
Lessons per week: 20 (15 hours), 30 (22.5 hours). 20 lessons of General English + 10 Special Focus lessons.
Course duration: 24 weeks minimum
The Cambridge exams are recognised by employers, universities and colleges around the world, and the results are valid for life. EC will make sure you enter your exam feeling prepared and full of confidence.
Ensure you enter your Cambridge ESOL exam feeling thoroughly prepared with the confidence to succeed. By the time you complete the course you’ll be more confident in all aspects of your use of English. One-to-one interviews, skim reading for detail, and independent writing are just some of the core skills the course will help you master.
FCE (First Certificate in English) is suitable if you are confident using a wide range of spoken and written English. Prove you have the language skills to live or to work independently in an English-speaking environment.
CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) is what you need if you can use your English skills for most professional and academic purposes.
30 FCE/CAE Preparation lessons (22.5 hours) per week – Sample papers and continuous practising doing specific tasks in the exam format.
Starting dates for FCE in 2019:
12 weeks - 09 Sent - 29 Nov. Exam date: Tue 03 Dec
Starting dates for CAE in 2019:
12 weeks - 09 Sent - 29 Nov. Exam date: Wed 04 Dec
Starting level for FCE preparation: Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate for 8-week course, Pre-Advanced for 4-week course
Starting level for CAE preparation: Pre-Advanced, Advanced for 8-week course and 4-week course
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.
I don't need housing
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. Staying with local people means you will practise your English with native speakers at home in a very natural way.
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. Get personal care and attention in a caring, comfortable, home environment. Staying in a home means you always have someone there to support you. 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
Built in an old cathedral, the brand new Pro Cathedral residence is full of character. It’s bright and spacious with rooms and common areas finished to a high standard. Rooms include all the luxuries a student could want, from comfy double beds, en-suite shower rooms and plasma TVs to contemporary fitted kitchens. The premises boast a range of modern facilities including a DVD cinema room, gym, laundry, study room, bicycle store room, and 24 hour security and reception.
Located in a Georgian square in the Clifton Triangle near Bristol University, the residence is in the heart of Bristol’s student area. There are supermarkets, high street shops, restaurants, bars, gyms, and museums, only a short walk away – everything you could want. There are also regular bus services in and out of the city.
We strongly recommend you to book your flight only after your participation in a course and visa are confirmed.
63 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4JZ, UK, Bristol
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Pay a deposit to reserve your spot
You have three days to cancel your booking with no fees if case you change your mind.
You have until 26/08/2019 to pay the remaining balance
Full cost of the course after prepayment deduction must be paid no later than four weeks before the start of the course.