Ten reasons to choose ELC Bristol

Ten reasons why you should choose ELC Bristol

Established in 1969 and now part of the Clifton College Education Group, ELC Bristol is still a family-run school where personal care and attention is very important, and we get to know every student as an individual.

ELC Bristol is the joint number 1 English Language School in the UK, according to the EL Gazette rankings based on British Council inspectors’ publishable statements.

Our dedicated, caring teachers have an average of more than 18 years’ experience, including an average of 9 years at ELC and our Cambridge exam pass rates have generally been better than the national average.

Full-time intensive General English courses and preparation for the Cambridge and IELTS exams – suitable for motivated students. The school is open all year round and runs a full range of classes, even in winter.

An excellent nationality mix with an average in 2023 of 135 students from 23 different countries. The average age is 23. The minimum age is 16. There is no maximum.

Almost all accommodation is located within walking distance of the school including friendly homestays, independent student houses and flats and summer residences with en suite bathrooms for both under-18s and over-18s.

An exciting social programme arranged by our teachers with at least 3 events each week, including a Saturday excursion to another city, live music, football with the teachers and many more activities.

Bristol has topped a number of polls for quality of life and is the UK’s coolest city according to the National Geographic Cool List 2018. It is also the only British city to have been named European Green Capital.

A lively university city with more than 50,000 students. A special advantage is that during the academic year you can join the university clubs and societies - the perfect way to make English friends!

Bristol International Airport has flights to over 100 destinations in more than 30 different countries, so it is easy to get here and a big advantage if you want to visit other European cities. Bristol is also well located for day trips to London, just 1 hour 40 minutes by train.