The UK’s Number 1 School.*

*According to the EL Gazette rankings based on
British Council inspectors’ publishable statements.

Read the article which explains what makes ELC Bristol the number 1 ranked UK school.

ELC Bristol is a family-run school, offering intensive General English and examination preparation courses in Bristol, a lively university city in the South West of England.


Founded in 1983, the International Association of Language Centres (IALC) is a network of high-quality, independent language schools teaching their native language to international students. Located in famous capital and university cities, beautiful beach resorts and historic towns worldwide, IALC-accredited language schools provide effective language courses and cultural immersion for all ages, needs and interests.

Quality is guaranteed through minimum standards, regular inspection, a code of ethics and a philosophy of continuous improvement. IALC schools are for people who want to learn the language where it is spoken. We provide a high level of individual attention and offer language courses with accommodation, cultural activities and expert advice. We are represented by study travel agencies worldwide.

IALC is an association, run by members with a professional secretariat in Canterbury, UK. The benefits of membership are accreditation, professional exchange and promotion under the IALC label.

Click here to contact any of the IALC school members.