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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.


Hi everyone! 

I'm Lily. I'm a teacher but I also arrange the school's social programme. There is a full excursion to another city or tourist destination every weekend. I also arrange 2 or 3 afternoon/evening activities during the week in Bristol.

The programme is organised on a 'pay as you go' basis, however many activities are free.

Our social programme is very popular with our students and participation rates are high. To see the sort of things we do, have a look at the programme below.


School party at The Avon Gorge Hotel
Excursion to Oxford



Full Spring Term 2020 social programme available here!

New Summer Term 2020 social programme available soon!

Social Programme Week 8

Wednesday 26 February Laser Fusion 17.30 £9
Thursday 27 February Pub Quiz 19.45 £3
Saturday  29 February Excursion to Cambridge 08.00 £25

Social Programme Week 9

Wednesday 4 March Beatbox Workshop 16.00 £5
Thursday 5 March Afternoon Walk & Fish n Chips 16.00 Free/ £8
Friday 6 March Bristol Zoo 13.30 £10
Saturday 7 March
Excursion to Cambridge 08.00 £25

Social Programme Week 10

Wednesday 11 March Cinema Night at Cabot Circus 19.00 £8
Thursday 12 March School Party at La Rocca 21.00 Free + 1 free drink!
Friday 13 March Visit to Bristol Aerospace 13.15 £8


  • If you cancel your reservation, tickets are not refundable.
  • If we ever have to cancel an event, you will be refunded in full.


Football with the teachers - every Thursday

Football is organised by the teachers themselves. Sometimes it is really popular and places are limited so you may not be able to play every week. It's a 3G astro turf pitch (plastic grass) and you can wear trainers or football boots. Some students can go by car with a teacher but normally some people need to take the train, which costs £2 return. It's a 10 minute journey in total. If you came by train, you should return by train. By the way, the teachers play in red shirts and they sometimes win!

Other sports available in Bristol include volleyball, badminton, tennis, hockey, squash, running, gym, table tennis and many more! For more detailed information,  please click here. 

If you would like to go swimming, we recommend the swimming pool at Clifton College Sports Centre, where you can also use the gym and badmington facilities. This costs £5 per session, or you can also get a 3 month pass for £120.

While you are in the country, why not take the opportunity to see a Premier League football match? Go with some other students; it's more fun and you could save money.

The gym at Clifton College
The pool at Clifton College