‘The courses in EC Bristol were very interactive’ says Jeremi

I came to Bristol because my studies required me to obtain a TOEIC test with a score of at least 785/990.    I study civil engineering so I had to find a company in England where to work and I found one in Bristol. As my English wasn’t very good I searched for some language schools and the group ESL suggested me to go to EC Bristol school. I stayed for 3 months in the school, and my speaking improved a lot, now I can speak with anybody. I learnt a lot of stuff like grammar, conjugation and some vocabulary. When I arrived my level was B1 and now I am B2. The courses in this school were very interactive, they weren’t many students in the classes, we discussed different and interesting topics. I met a lot of people from all the countries around the world, and all my teachers were very qualified ad competent. The learning strategy was totally different than in France and I found this one more attractive. Moreover, the staff in the school were very close to the students, and they did their best when I needed something. The receptionist team was very active, competent and smiling every time, it was a real pleasure to speak with them every day. I chose to live in the residence King Square in a twodio so I shared my kitchen with another student. It was a really good experience, it was a good way to met people and to speak English, and I recommend living in a residence to enjoy it to the maximum. I will have a lot of good memories about the school, the city and all the friends I met during my internship in Bristol. I will recommend the school and this city because I had a … Read more

Helena speaks about the Elan Valley excursion!

Helena from Czech Republic speaks about the Elan Valley trip organised by EC Bristol. On Saturday 15th August, 30 students from EC Bristol school went on the trip to Elan Valley. Luke, the activity leader of EC Bristol, was our tour guide for this day trip. After we crossed the river Severn by the new bridge, our first stop was Raglan Castle. On our way we enjoyed the scenic countryside overlooking the Pen-y-Garreg and Craig-Goch. We learned a lot about the history of the reservoirs and the dams. They were built a hundred years ago to supply clean water to Birmingham. We had a picnic and some refreshments at Builth Wells. We were told a bit more about the flora and fauna of the Elan Valley. We saw so many sheep! I think it was a successful Saturday which fulfilled our expectations! 🙂  

Aimee writes about her time in Bristol!

I’d like to share with you my story in Bristol. When I arrived it was very difficult because I knew almost no English but my first sensation was ‘The city says ‘Hello Aimee’ and welcome.’ I felt very comfortable. Now I’m still feeling the same but multiplied by one thousand. In Bristol, there are a lot of things that I like: amazing street art, worldwide food, live music everywhere and the people are incredibly friendly. What you are isn’t important but what is important is who you are. I’m lucky because I’ve met special people in Bristol, people from different countries, people from Bristol. These people will be in my life forever, I’m pretty sure. I visited museums, important buildings, beautiful parks & open spaces. For me, Bristol’s real story is on the street. I used to go to have breakfast at Cafe Kino to eat delicious vegan food on Saturdays. I love the sunny days in Bristol. This is happiness when you feel good and comfortable with the environment that surrounds you! Stokes Croft, what can I say about it? I think that is my favourite area in the world!!! I love doing my homework at the pub called the Full Moon but I also love spending my time in the pub n.51 on Fridays or Saturdays. This place has incredible music. I love walking down the streets and seeing beautiful graffiti. I enjoyed a lot the festivals organised by the city of Bristol such as the Harbour Festival, wow, great food, music on the street. The Upfest, a graffiti festival, had amazing street art. The Hot Air Balloon fiesta…I can’t explain with one word…I need time to describe my feelings on that Saturday night. Beautiful fireworks, spectacular balloons, food, music, an amazing energy! I felt love, butterflies in my stomach like when you find your other half. … Read more

Ziyad shares his thoughts on EC Bristol!

Ziyad Alsulami came straight from Saudi Arabia to study & improve English at EC Bristol. He had a wonderful time here and would like to give his opinion on EC! I chose EC Bristol because a friend of mine told me to. It has been a fantastic experience because I improved my English a lot. All EC staff are really friendly especially the reception team, Stella and Raphaelle, they are very friendly, the best reception I have ever seen. The teachers are good and friendly as well, especially Fabi. I would recommend to all my friends to go and study English at EC Bristol. I’ve known a lot of people from different nationalities and we became good friends. We always went out and have parties together.

David Riesco replies to ours Qs & As!

Why did you choose this destination ? – Because my cousin lives here. What did you learn? -I learned a lot and my English is good now. How much did you improve? – I think that I improve my English very much. What was your favourite EC activity? Why? – The walk to the Bristol suspension bridge and the BBQ, because it was funny and a great day. What did you like most about the school/lessons? – The teachers and the partners. What did you like most about your accommodation? – The accommodation was good and I haven’t had any problems because the room is clean and big and the service is good. Would you recommend EC to a friend? – Yes absolutely yes! Where did your new friends come from? – From many countries like Turkey or Korea. What will you remember from your stay? – I am going to remember the funny lessons and the amazing people that I’ve met during this experience.          

‘I am more confident when speaking English’ says Maxim

Maxim Grishin, from Kazakhstan, speaks about his experience at EC Bristol! He was studying in the Work & Business class in the afternoon. Meeting new people is always interesting, especially if you share a common goal – learning English. Lessons at EC Bristol school helped me to overcome shyness and speak naturally. I learned a lot and now I am more confident when speaking English. I’ve got a lot of new friends from different countries and we had a lot of fun during the multiple activities organised by the school, such as the graffiti tour, indoor climbing, bowling and visiting other cities. It was a great experience and I can’t wait to share it with my friends!