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.


What is your level now? Try the test on the web site. Click on Test your English. The test will give you an indication of your level. Make sure you do it by yourself. There is no point asking someone to help you!

Now have a look at the English language level chart. It shows you which Cambridge exam to take at each level and what IELTS score you can expect to get.

On your first day, the Director of Studies will talk to you and will give you another test to confirm your level.

The school does not accept beginners, and elementary students must start their course on main course starting dates.

There are 7 possible levels in the school, with more than 1 class at several levels between A2 and C2:

A2 - Elementary
A2 - Pre-intermediate
B1 - Intermediate
B2 - Upper-intermediate
C1 - Pre-advanced
C1 - Advanced
C2 - Advanced +

It normally takes around 3 months to complete each level.

What happens if you want to move up a level early