The UK’s Number 1 School.*

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

Read the EL Gazette article where John explains what makes ELC Bristol their 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.

2019

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The school is open from 7 January – 20 December  

Main course starting dates 2019:

  • 7 January
  • 18 March
  • 10 June
  • 8 July
  • 5 August
  • 27 August
  • 16 September

Elementary level students must start their course on a main course starting date.

Alternative starting dates: Students who are Pre-Intermediate level or higher can start any Monday.

No total beginners. 

Minimum period of enrolment: 2 weeks

Public holidays:  

  • 19 April
  • 22 April
  • 6 May & 27 May
  • 26 August

The school is closed but a free excursion/activity is arranged on each of these days. 

Summer Course dates: 10 June - 13 September 2019.  

TUITION FEES 2019 

Deposit: £400.00 

This is not an extra charge.  It is deducted from the total fees.

Registration Fee: £50.00
Materials fee: £50.00

The materials fee includes guided e-learning and a course book every 12 weeks.

COURSE LENGTH & TUITION FEES 2019 

2-3 weeks  

£285.00 per week

4-10 weeks

£280.00 per week

11-19 weeks 

£270.00 per week

20-29 weeks

£260.00 per week

30+ weeks

£250.00 per week


+ £15.00 per week high season supplement 1 July - 16 August (not payable on courses of 10+ weeks)

Optional Student Travel Insurance: £5.90 per week 

Private Lessons: Can be arranged in advance (£65.00 per hour) or on arrival at the school.

ACCOMMODATION FEES 2019 

Homestay (Half-board): 

£175.00 per week 18+

£185.00 per week under 18

Includes bed (single room), breakfast and evening meal.

Student Houses & Flats (Self-Catering - For students 18+)

£175.00 per week 

£185.00 per week (Ensuite rooms and St. John's House)

£150.00 refundable deposit required - payable on arrival. 

Goldney Hall University Residence (For students 18+)

£175.00 per week (Self-Catering)

 Available 14 July - 25 August

Late Arrival: Please try to arrive in your accommodation by 22.30. Arrivals after this time will incur a late arrival fee of £20.00.

Extra nights' accommodation: £35.00 per night (on request).

AIRPORT TRANSFERS 2019 

For arrivals from the following airports:

Bristol Airport 

£45.00 

Heathrow 

£220.00 

Gatwick 

£260.00

 

Examination Preparation

Minimum period of enrolment: 4 weeks.

Examination courses include electives on 2 afternoons a week.

Cambridge English

First (FCE)

7 January – 15 March (10 weeks)

18 March – 7 June (12 weeks) *

10 June – 23 August (11 weeks)

16 September – 6 December (12 weeks)

Advanced (CAE)

7 January – 15 March (10 weeks)

18 March – 7 June (12 weeks) *

10 June – 23 August (11 weeks) **

16 September – 6 December (12 weeks)

Proficiency (CPE)

7 January – 8 March (9 weeks)

18 March – 7 June (12 weeks) *

16 September – 6 December (12 weeks)

 * If you are taking the exam in Bristol, you will need to book one additional week of accommodation.

** As the exam takes place on a Saturday, you may need to reserve your accommodation until Sunday.

Cambridge English exam preparation courses are not 'closed', which means that students can join the course at a later date if they are not able to attend for the full period (minimum period of enrolment: 4 weeks). 

For more information about the Cambridge English Language exam courses, please click here. 

EXAM DATES 2019

Examination

Dates 2019  Exam Fees
IELTS * Every month
(in Bristol or Bath)
 £175.00
Cambridge English:
First (FCE)
15 March, 11 June,
22 August, 3 December
 £165.00
Cambridge English:
Advanced (CAE)
16 March, 12 June,
23 August, 7 December
 £165.00
Cambridge English:
Proficiency (CPE)
9 March, 13 June,
5 December
 £165.00
Cambridge English: BULATS Flexible - by arrangement
with the school
 £70.00

Cambridge exam fees are payable direct to the exam centre. The fees quoted above are approximate and subject to change.

*IELTS for UKVI - monthly in Cardiff £200.00 

IELTS

Courses are run throughout the year. The IELTS exam is held every month in Bristol and Cardiff. 

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