EC Bristol

63 Queen Square BS1 4JZ Bristol England

(4.1/5) • 43 reviews

School Facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Microwaves oven
  • Reception Desk

Media and technology

  • Computer with internet available
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free Wifi


  • Self-study area
  • Student lounge

Food and Drink

  • Vending machine

Choose to take an English course in Bristol if you want to experience life in a fun, green, creative city with an independent spirit.

Bristol is home to one of Britain's top universities and attracts young people from all over the world. It's a youthful, unique city that is home to the iconic artist, Banksy.

Learn English in Bristol and enjoy easy access to some of England's best countryside and coastlines.

EC Bristol offers you an amazing study-abroad experience that will improve your English and put you on the road to a better life. The school boasts an enviably central location in Queen Square, a peaceful and relaxing area in the centre of the city that also holds a Green Flag Award for being one of the best green spaces in England. Spread over three floors, EC Bristol is modern and spacious with large classrooms and bright, buzzy communal areas.

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Language courses

Course starts every Monday and is for all language levels.

General English courses - EC Bristol

English 16 - 99 years old

With a focus on fluency, the General English courses allow you to improve your English and gain a practical understanding of the language and how to use it. You will focus on the 4 skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, in order to improve your level and maximise your ability to use English.

What can you expect from this course?

Real English
We help you to develop your English systems (grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation) and skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), while also building the learning skills that will keep you improving and give you the confidence to use that knowledge in real-life.  

Creative and Energetic Classes
When it comes to creating lessons, our teachers know what works. Classes are dynamic, engaging and motivating, designed to activate and build upon your strengths, whilst also giving targeted attention to your weaker areas. Relaxed and informal classroom environments create an encouraging atmosphere to help you build your confidence, realise your potential, and advance towards fluency.

Learn by Doing
At EC, progress is maximised as you are encouraged to learn by doing. Our task-based lessons focus on the active production of English, promoting class participation and interaction between students. We provide you the targeted support to help you achieve your academic goals. Our assessments give you feedback on how you are progressing and where you need more help.

Improve Your ‘Thinking Time’
As your skills and confidence develop with support from your teachers, so too will your ability to listen, understand and respond quickly and effectively in English. You will notice these improvements most of all when you take your English outside of the classroom and into everyday conversation in one of our vibrant English-speaking destinations!

Expert Support
Your teachers are trained to deliver on-going support, feedback and care throughout your time at EC. You will be taught by at least two teachers, exposing you to a variety of voices, improving your listening and boosting your vocabulary.

Authentic Materials
We believe there is no substitute for authentic English, so in addition to text books, our teachers use real-life resources taken from newspapers, TV, radio and the Internet. The authentic nature of these materials will give you an appreciation of the richness of the English language used in a variety of everyday contexts.

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English for Work - EC Bristol

English 16 - 99 years old

The maximum duration of this course is 12 weeks.

For those who want to compete successfully in today’s global workplace, this intensive course develops the fluency, accuracy and the specific communication skills you need to advance confidently in your chosen career.

What can you expect on this course?

Intensive language learning
This course builds your General English skills, and then focuses on the language you will need in the workplace. Through intensive practice in the four skills, you will gain the means to express yourself effectively in English. So in the future, whether you want to network at a conference, give a presentation or lead a conference call, you can do so with fluency, accuracy and confidence.

Professional focus
As English is the global language of business, politics, international relations, culture and entertainment, this course will develop your linguistic skills and help towards building a career in an international context.

You will develop your language skills within such areas as:

  • Leading and managing meetings and conference calls
  • Presentations
  • Project planning
  • Small talk
  • Goal-setting
  • Applying for jobs
  • Interviewing
You will enhance valuable ‘soft skills’, focusing on how to justify your opinion, make recommendations, present different scenarios and resolve conflict.
In today’s world, understanding these professional issues and having the language and key skills to work with them effectively will give you a distinct advantage as you progress up the career ladder.

Develop your international prospects
By the end of your time with us, important doors will be open for you. You will not only considerably improve your English fluency, but you will also have the specific language, knowledge and skills to deal confidently with a wide range of business issues. All this will give you a vital edge over the competition as exciting new employment prospects open up around the world.

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Usually the check-in is one or two days before the start of the course, and check out on the day of graduation. You can change the dates in the form.

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Standard IQ Bristol Residence - EC Bristol


School residence 18 - 99 years old

Located just 15 minutes’ walk from the University of Bristol, iQ Bristol offers well-equipped student accommodation right in the centre of this creative city. Only 4 minutes from BIMM, and a short bus ride from the University of the West of England. You will be a short walk from the waterfront quarter, Bristol Temple Meads train station and all the entertainment of the city centre.

Description of Accommodation

iQ Bristol provides modern accommodation for EC Bristol English language students in Bristol city centre, with ensuite rooms and a wide range of social and study spaces. iQ Bristol offers well-equipped rooms right in the centre of this creative city. The building includes a gym, games room and private dining room.


  • There are 6 app operated washing machines in the building at a cost of £3.20 and 6 dryer units available at a cost of £1.50. Students need to buy their own washing liquid
  • Utility bills are included
  • 24-hour Security on site
  • CCTV available on site
  • Crockery/cutlery pots pans and utensils are provided
  • Luggage drop-off is allowed

Arrival and departure

Saturday (Sunday arrival is allowed).
Check in: 13:00
Early Check in: On Request 
Late Check in : On Request

Departure Day: Saturday
Check out: 10:00 am
Late check out is not allowed

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Standard Homestay - EC Bristol

Homestay 16 - 99 years old

All homestay providers are English speaking and enjoy sharing their homes with our international students.

Students will enjoy Bristol, a vibrant university city in the South West of England. The city of Bristol is diverse and multicultural with a rich history in shipping and engineering. Our homestay providers reflect this diversity.

Description of Accommodation

Staying with a homestay provider is both exciting and rewarding. Homestay providers offer the best insight into daily British culture and life. This interaction helps students communicate better, faster and allows them to pick up words and phrases used in daily situations.

The homestay consists of mixed gender accommodation with single or twin room. Each room is furnished with a bed, desk/table, chest of drawers or a wardrobe, mirror and a waste paper basket. Some rooms have TVs.

Additionally, students will have access to common areas such as the lounge, kitchen and dining room. It is important that rooms and living areas are kept neat and tidy. Students also have access to a shared bathroom.

Bed linen and towels are provided by the homestay provider. Our homestay provider will offer one wash per week – anything extra will be at the homestay’s discretion.

Internet access is available and telephone access is restricted to incoming calls only.

Homestays are arranged by EC as well as via our accommodation partner Hosts International, who are registered with the British Council.

Meal Description

A variety of food is provided. Homestay providers may adjust the type of food offered when taking into consideration religious beliefs. It is important to mention this at the time of your booking. Vegetarians or people with food allergies should specify their eating options upon booking so this can be shared with their host prior to arrival.

Breakfast varies from one homestay to another. It is usually self-service and includes bread, coffee and cereal. Hosts are encouraged to offer students whatever is typical for their homes.

Students will eat whatever the hosts eat and we encourage them to set the table or clear up after dinner. Dinners are usually quite early in Britain but hosts will inform the student of the time when they eat. It is important that the student informs the host beforehand should they be late or not having dinner.

Journey to school

Our homestays are typically 25 minutes to 40 minutes from the EC Bristol school. Students use public transport (bus) or walk to school. Bristol’s public transport is managed by First bus. A weekly bus pass costs approximately £20 per week’. Bus Passes can be purchased at EC Bristol.

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