Improve your English in Bristol with General English
On your General English course at EC Bristol you will improve your level and maximise your skills at a pace that works for you.
If you are anywhere between a Beginner and Advanced student, you will improve quickly and effectively while gaining confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing English.
Bristol is a vibrant and energetic city and less than two hours from London. With so much to see and do, you will be very inspired to get the most from the General English course.
Our students come to EC Bristol from all over the world to take General English. You will be exposed to different cultures, broaden your worldview and make lasting friendships as you practise and improve your skills with like-minded people right here in Bristol.
School: +44 1179 388 600
General English course options
On the General English Course, you attend a core of 20 lessons per week (15 hours), which will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. Your confidence will improve as we train you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. You can also choose to extend and intensify your 20 lessons per week with these add-ons.Contact us
This course is made up of 30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week including the General English classes. It also allows you to personalise your course by taking 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of Special Focus options.
English for Work
This Special Focus Programme, available at all schools, combines 20 lessons of General English with 10 lessons focused on Business English. Topics cover negotiating, management, marketing, project management, giving presentations and interview skills.
Available: all year
Lesson length: 45 minutes
Lessons per week:
20 (15 hours)
30 (22.5 hours)
Minimum age: 16
Starts: every Monday
Class size: average 12 (15 students maximum)
Level: all levels
Where you choose to live is a central part of your study abroad experience. We have a variety of accommodation options to suit your lifestyle, budget and needs. You can live with other EC students or in a homestay with local English speakers.
Residences often have lively atmospheres suitable for anyone who loves socialising. Our accommodation options are convenient for public transport, making it easy for you to get to school.
If you choose a Homestay, you will live with local English speakers and experience an authentic lifestyle. You will live as your hosts live, eat what they eat, and spend time at home together. Many students enjoy the home-cooked meals and the extra feeling of security in a homestay.
Whether you've booked a homestay or residence, you'll always receive a warm, personal welcome. All our hosts are fully briefed on how to make you feel comfortable and well-prepared for your first day of lessons. At our residences, an EC representative will be available at the weekend to help you with anything you need and answer any questions.
Your EC experience starts long before your first day at school. From the moment you book your course, we'll be there to help you prepare for student life in the best and smoothest possible way.
We know that the idea of arriving in a new country can be a little daunting, especially if you’re travelling alone for the first time. That’s why your EC family is there to guide and support you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
At any point during your arrival or stay you can call us on our emergency telephone number (you will be given this number when you book your course). We will work hard to make your arrival a straightforward and stress-free experience.
You can expect a warm, personal welcome and ice-breaker events to help you get to know your fellow students and EC staff. There will also be fun activities for the weekend before your first day at school, so you can get to know the other EC students a little better. Learn more about your first day at EC.
EC Online is your first big step in making your arrival as simple as possible. Our system is a personalised study tool and powerful learning companion you can use throughout your EC journey! You’ll get access to EC Online as soon as you receive your booking confirmation.
Through this online portal, you can:
- Access study materials to start learning before you leave home.
- Complete your placement test before you arrive (saving you time on your first day).
- Fill in the pre-arrival survey so we can better understand your needs and expectations.