The basic course consists of:
For a 15-hour a week course:
Monday to Friday inclusive,
three hours daily : 10am - 1pm
For a 21-hour a week course:
Monday to Friday inclusive,
four hours daily : 10am - 1pm
and two afternoon sessions
|The duration of the course can be varied to meet individual needs. It is recommended that a minimum stay of four weeks is in the best interests of the student. |
Programme of Study
All students are interviewed and graded on the first day to identify a course suited to their standard and requirements.
All courses are intensive. Students are given regular tests and, because they are placed in small groups, progress can be closely monitored.
Provided their stay in England is of sufficient duration, students can prepare and enter for the Cambridge KET, PET, First Certificate, CAE and CPE examinations at the local Open Centre. There is also the facility for entering the IELTS and the American TOEFL and TOEIC examinations.
Optional excursions are arranged and the local International Student Centre offers a variety of social events including parties, supper evenings, cultural visits and trips to places of interest.
Students are placed in carefully selected local homes in Central Bristol to live as a member of the family. This is to further their use of spoken English and to encourage participation in the English way of life. In this way the student will have "the complete English language experience" during his/her stay in England.
Accommodation with a family is arranged by the Institute. The cost is £135 per week and includes a room, breakfast, evening meal and all meals at weekends.
Self-catering accommodation is also available, usually costing £105 per week.
There is a £5 per week supplement for high season accommodation: mid-June to late August.
Bristol has much to offer students while staying here.
There are several museums and places of historical and architectural interest. It is a lively city with theatres,sports & leisure centres, indoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a public golf course, cinemas, restaurants, bars and clubs.
The Bristol International Student Centre during the University term time offers a varied social programme for all foreign students staying in Bristol.
The school also offers visits and excursions on an occasional basis.
Click on to "Application" to apply for an English Course
Course fees to be paid two weeks before the start of the course.
Price includes: Tuition, loan of text books, coffee break facilities
Not included: Examination fees
Tuition : 15 hours per week - Course fees : £140 per week
Tuition : 21 hours per week - Course fees : £165 per week
One-to-one tuition: £30 per hour
Other options are available.
For long-term students (of 3, 6, or 12 months duration) who pay the fees in advance, there are the following discounts :
For a 15-hour a week course :
For the first 12 weeks : £130 per week
For the second 12 weeks : £120 per week
For the subsequent 24 weeks : £110 per week
For a 21-hour a week course :
For the first 12 weeks : £155 per week
For the second 12 weeks : £145 per week
For the subsequent 24 weeks : £135 per week
Method of Payment
A cheque drawn on a British Bank and made payable to The English Language Institute at Bristol
Alternatively fees can be paid by Bank Transfer and should be made payable to:
Barclays Business Centre
86 Queens Road
Bank Sorting Code : 20-13-34 IBAN: GB50BARC 2013 3450 116459
Account No : 50116459 Swiftbic: BARCGB22
The English Language Institute at Bristol
Please send the bank your name and address
Documents for a student visa will be issued when the student has completed the enrolment procedure which includes paying an appropriate amount of the course fees for the duration of the visa.
There is transport by National Express from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol Airports to Bristol Marlborough Street Bus & Coach Stattion.
Alternatively a taxi from Bristol Airport to the Family Home costs about £25.
Please note that the English Language Institute at Bristol does not have the staff to offer an Airport Meet Service.