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










Hi. I'm Andrew. 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 Saturday. I also arrange 2 or 3 afternoon/evening activities during the week.

The programme is organised on a 'pay as you go' basis.  If you attend all the events and excursions, the cost will be around £35.00 per week.  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.


Click on the events if you would like more detailed information.




14 November

ELC's Got Talent!




16 November

Bowling at the Lanes/American Pool


17 November
Yoga with Richard and Yoko
14.00 £5


18 November

Excursion to Gloucester






21 November
Live Football: Bristol City v Preston 18.30 £25


23 November
English National Ballet: Romeo and Juliet 19.00 £12

24 November

Yoga with Richard and Yoko

14.00 £5

25 November

AFT Excursion to Raglan Castle and the Big Pit

09.00 £26

*Over 18s Only

If you would like to see the Social Programme for the Autumn Term (September to December), click here




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, swimming and table tennis. For more detailed information,  please click here.

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.