Your First Day

Where to go on your first day at ELC Bristol

On your first day at ELC, please go to
1 The Avenue, Clifton, BS8 3HG

except from July 8 to August 19, 2024, when all new students should go to our
Summer Centre at 4-5 Worcester Road, Clifton BS83UL

If you get lost, call this number and we will come and get you +44 7969782846.

First Day Induction

On your first day at ELC Bristol, the test and/or induction process starts at 09.00. Please arrive at the English Language Centre at around 08.45.  Please bring something to write with, good walking shoes, an umbrella just in case and your passport or ID card.

First, on main start dates and during most of July and August, we introduce ourselves, check your personal details and then give you a test. During the test, a senior member of the academic team interviews you to see how well you speak and understand English.

The test has 100 multiple choice questions. We also ask you to write something about yourself.

During the rest of the year, we will have interviewed and tested you the week before you arrive, so after the introductions and checking of details you will have the welcome talks straight away and then then go on a tour of Clifton.

Welcome talk

After the test, there is a break when you can relax and meet some of the other students. There is a snack shop in school so if you are hungry, you can buy something to eat.

At 11.15, on main starting dates and during July and August, we then have the 'Welcome Talks'. You will hear from the Principal and Directors and some of  the admin team, the social programme manager and the Vice-Principal or Director of Studies. We aim to tell you everything you need to know in order to get the most out of your stay.

Clifton Tour

After the talks, we take you for a short walk around Clifton. We show you some of the main places of interest and then take you to a nearby café where you can get some lunch. Lunch will cost around £6, so please bring a credit card or some cash with you.

We arrive back at school around 1.45 p.m. and we tell you where you need to go to start your class at 14.00.

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