English Language School, Bristol

English Language School, Bristol

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About OISE Bristol

OISE Bristol English language school was established in 1986 and has since then helped thousands of motivated individuals to achieve their life goals using English.

In addition to Business English for professionals, OISE Bristol offers tuition in exam preparation and other specialist areas including Aviation English, Legal English, Nursing and Engineering. OISE Bristol is also a recognised centre for the TOLES (Legal English Exam) and BULATS (Business English) exam.

Learning space

In the heart of the popular harbourside area, OISE Bristol English language school is located in a charming stone wine warehouse dating from the early 19th century, reflecting the rich maritime history of the city.
OISE Bristol's interior is designed with students in mind. There are many opportunities to give presentations in a supportive and friendly atmosphere, organise projects cooperatively, socialise, and learn the skills necessary to live and work in an international environment. Teachers and administrative staff work together to make the experience rewarding and successful. OISE Bristol helps with individual goals and guides students through progress with exam preparation, job and university applications, report writing and specific needs.

English Tuition Programmes

The Tutorial
The Tutorial™ is an effective method of language tuition based on the one-to-one format. This allows the course programme to be tailored to the individual’s needs and specialised areas, allowing for making fast progress and achieving specific goals in a short period of time. Students can choose between 3, 4, 5 and 6, 60 minute lessons a day with the Tutorial Programme, or combine afternoon tutorials with morning group classes as part of the Bristol Octorial Combination Programme

Specialist courses
OISE Bristol offers a number of specialist courses, including Aviation English, Business English, English for Nurses, Legal English, Engineering and Maritime; see below for course summaries.
Aviation English
English for Nurses
Legal English
English for The Maritime Industry

The Octorial

The Octorial™ Programme is a full time course of 30 hours per week, developed with over 40 years of language coaching experience to help the student find an effective path towards a higher English level. This full time course also includes a choice of either 5 or 7.5 hours of one-to-one Tutorials™ in the afternoons. Please see The Octorial Programme, and The Bristol Octorial Combination Programme, for more information about course options and lesson types.
If you wish to book a course at OISE Bristol you can find the enrolment form for the school here.

Exam preparation
Exam preparation is important to many of our students. The intensive training courses we offer include preparation for internationally recognised exams such as IELTS, Cambridge exams, BULATS, GMAT, TOEIC, ICAO and TOLES

Cultural programme

OISE Bristol English language school organises three social activities per week to give students a culturally enriching experience and the chance to enjoy themselves in an international setting.
Each activity is free, voluntary and supervised by an OISE staff member, who is responsible for students’ levels of participation and safety.

Popular activities at OISE Bristol include local museum and gallery visits, walking tours, boat trips, indoor and outdoor sports, international lunches and trips to places of interest in the south west (Salisbury, Bath, Glastonbury, Cardiff). Please see an example of the Winter Programme and an example of the Summer Programme

Accommodation near OISE Bristol


Half-board homestay accommodation, conveniently located for buses to Bristol City Centre, is available all year round. Living in a homestay is a good way to improve your English, experience British life and develop great friendships. Hosts are selected for their welcoming attitude and homes, which provide students a safe and comfortable place to relax and study.


The option of residential accommodation is available in July and August, with a supplementary fee. This consists of centrally located, modern, 5 and 6 bedroom flats, with shared living areas, kitchens and en-suite bathrooms.

Hotels & Guest Houses

OISE Bristol staff are also able to advise on local hotels and other private self-catering options and make a reservation for the student’s.

Travel and location

Bristol is well connected to key destinations within the UK, across Europe and around the world via good public and commercial transport links. Central London can be reached in less than two hours by train. For more information about travel to Bristol please click here.

OISE Bristol is happy to assist with travel options and can also arrange a taxi meeting service for the student to and from Bristol Airport, London Heathrow, Gatwick Airport and Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station. For more information on travel from arrival destination to Bristol please click  here.

Bristol is a young, cosmopolitan university town, with an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary cultural heritage. From the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge to the S.S. Great Britain, St Nicholas Market and a lively arts and music scene, it is easy to see why Bristol attracts thousands of students and visitors from all over the world.


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Aviation 2018 Aviation 2018 (365 KB) 

Aviation English 2017 Aviation English 2017 (176 KB) 

Aviation English 2018 Aviation English 2018 (365 KB) 

Aviation English 2018 Aviation English 2018 (365 KB) 

Bristol Hotels 2018 Bristol Hotels 2018 (1643 KB) 

Bristol Map 2018 Bristol Map 2018 (1845 KB) Travel

Bristol Octorial Combination programme 2018 Bristol Octorial Combination programme 2018 (88 KB) 

Bristol Octorial programme 2018 Bristol Octorial programme 2018 (90 KB) 

English for Nurses 2018 English for Nurses 2018 (123 KB) 

Legal English programme 2018 Legal English programme 2018 (557 KB) 

Living in a Homestay Living in a Homestay (54 KB) 

OISE Adults Brochure 2018 OISE Adults Brochure 2018 (1075 KB) 

OISE Bristol Enrolment form 2018 OISE Bristol Enrolment form 2018 (83 KB) 

OISE Bristol Homestay OISE Bristol Homestay (54 KB) 

Parental Consent Form under 18s Parental Consent Form under 18s (2291 KB) 

Parental Consent Forms 2018 Parental Consent Forms 2018 (55 KB) 

Pre Course Questionnaire 2018 Pre Course Questionnaire 2018 (156 KB) 

Social programme Social programme (4679 KB) 

Social Programme Social Programme (1608 KB) 

Social Programme Winter Social Programme Winter (312 KB) 

Student Welcome Book 2018 Student Welcome Book 2018 (2809 KB) 

Summer Accommodation - Marketgate Summer Accommodation - Marketgate (250 KB) 

Travel to Bristol 2018 Travel to Bristol 2018 (119 KB)