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) exams. OISE Bristol offers courses to learners from 16 years of age and upwards.

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 a method of language tuition based on the one-to-one format. The course programme is adapted to the individual’s needs and specialised areas, for fast progress and achieving specific goals in a short period of time. Students can choose between 1 to 6, 60 minute lessons a day with the Tutorial Programme, or combine afternoon tutorials with morning group classes as part of the Bristol Combination Programme

Specialist courses
OISE Bristol offers a number of specialist courses, including Aviation English, Business English, English for Nurses, Legal English and Engineering
Aviation English
English for Medicine
Legal English
English for Engineering
English for Pharmaceutical 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 either 5 or 7.5 hours of one-to-one Tutorials™ in the afternoons.
Please see The Bristol Complete Programme 2019,and Bristol Combination Programme 2019, 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 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  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. OISE Bristol policy states that no other person of the same native language as the student be accommodated at the same time and also that they stay in a single room where they can study, read or be alone when they wish. OISE Bristol does not offer shared rooms as an accommodation option.
The homestay will also provide a full-size, comfortable bed with a good supply of pillows, blankets or a duvet and hand and bath towels.


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.

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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.

Principal Anne Williams


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