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Intensive Course

Bristol, United Kingdom

2 Weeks Please call us for the latest prices
English Intensive Course (28 lessons per week) at English Language Centre

This group course offers 28 lessons (21 hours) per week and runs throughout the year from elementary to advanced levels. Classes focus on the four main language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, combined with aspects of local culture. This course is recommended for those who wish to learn the language at a steady pace and attracts students of all ages and backgrounds. Monday-Thursday class times are 9.1512.45, as well as 14.00-15.30. Friday class times are 9.1512.45.

Higher level students can choose from a range of electives on two afternoons a week, including Business English and British Life and Culture, while lower level students will focus on developing conversation skills during this time. Every two/three weeks on Friday morning you are given a short test to make sure you have understood everything you have been studying. Your main teacher will interview you during your first week and then regularly throughout your course to check on your progress and all aspects of your stay (course, accommodation and general welfare). If you have any concerns about your level, you can speak to your main teacher or to the Director of Studies.

Supervised Self-Study is available 3.45 - 4.45 pm Monday to Thursday, with the Study Centres remaining open until 5.30 pm. Your main teacher will give you a personal supervised self-study programme which will help you with your own particular language difficulties. After school finishes in the afternoon, you can go to one of the multimedia/self-study centres, where you will find a teacher on duty who is happy to help and guide you.

Conversation Club 3.45 - 4.45 pm Tuesday and Thursday is optional and free of charge, and is usually held in the 'Roo Bar', 3 minutes' walk from school. It gives you additional time to practise your English language conversation skills with a teacher and other English Language Centre students, and the relaxed atmosphere encourages you to speak more confidently.

Course Summary

Lesson Length

45 mins

Class Times

Monday-Thursday 9.15-15.30 Friday 9.15-12.45 - Your exact timetable will be confirmed at start of course.

Testing Methods

First Monday

Course Materials

Included in the course fees

Age Range

18 to 80

Average Class Size


Maximum Class Size


Nearest Airport

Bristol, Heathrow, Gatwick



Course Type

Intensive Course


English Language Centre


Bristol, United Kingdom

Important Information

Registration fee of 50 is excluded from the course price.

Course materials are included in the prices. An additional registration fee of 25 is payable for students who would like to study for more than 12 weeks.

On Bank Holidays the school will be closed and lessons will not take place, however a free activity or excursion is usually arranged for this day.

Other English courses at this school

Accommodation Options

Accommodation cannot be booked online for this course. Please contact us if you require assistance with this.

The School - English Language Centre
English Language Centre

Established in 1969, ELC Bristol is a family-run English language school, and offer intensive General English courses and Examination Preparation courses for the IELTS and Cambridge exams.

With the focus on teaching General English and preparing students successfully for internationally recognized examinations, the school provides high quality education in the English language by recruiting and retaining a team of highly experienced and qualified teachers and by being committed as a school to the progress and welfare of each individual student.

ELC believes that progress in language learning is achieved by creating a stimulating, supportive and active learning environment in which the needs of each student can be met. The students are the most important people in the school and every member of staff is here to help you get the most out of your time in the UK.

School facilities

Common Room / LoungeGarden / TerraceNewspapers / MagazinesMultimedia FacilitiesComputers and/or InternetInternet AccessSelf Study RoomCSN approved school for Swedish students

Extra Facilities: 2 language laboratories

Best Time to Go

Bristol enjoys a moderate, though changeable climate. In summer, cool breezes are welcome. Winters run from November to March and can be cold and rainy.


Walking Tour of Bristol, Welcome party, Theatre Visit, Film club, Excursion to Bath (includes visit to Roman Baths), Bristol Harbour Boat Trip, Quiz Evening, Excursion to London (includes Westminster walking tour), International food party, Excursion to Oxford (includes visit to Oxford and city walking tour), Scottish Country Dancing, Jazz Evening, Excursion to Wales (visit to Cardiff Castle)
Bristol is particularly well-known for its music scene. You could, if you wished, see a different band every night of the week!
Sports arranged by the school on a regular basis include football, badminton, squash, running, gym, swimming and table tennis.

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English Intensive Course (28 lessons per week) at English Language Centre


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Nearest Airport Bristol, Heathrow, Gatwick

An airport transfer service is available. 0 pp one way.
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