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Dec 12, 2014 · Posted by blc

Lights decorating the streets, Christmas carols in every shop, people wearing ridiculously cute jumpers… You can’t deny the evidence: IT’S CHRISTMAS AGAIN!! I love this time of year in Bristol - The city seems to become a winter wonderland where everything looks shiny and bright. Despite this being my second winter in the UK, and coming from Spain (where I thought we celebrate Christmas…

Nov 18, 2014 · Filed under BLC Experience · Posted by admin

English, English, English!  Elephant House has a strict ‘English-only’ policy which, I as the Warden encourage every day. Luckily the students don’t tend to speak their own language very often as there is a broad nationality mix. I think it’s very important for students to not just learn English in the classroom but also in a social…

Aug 21, 2014 · Filed under BLC Experience, Junior Courses · Posted by admin

The BLC Summer is always such a busy time that it comes as a sudden surprise when you find that the Junior Summer Programme is over already – time flies when you’re having fun! This year, we welcomed a really diverse mix of junior students from Spain, China, Italy, Jordan, Czech Republic, Belgium, Switzerland,…

Jul 14, 2014 · Filed under BLC Experience · Posted by admin

I came to Bristol for the first time last year to work as an intern at BLC. It was a very useful experience: I improved my English and, at the same time, I learnt how a real work place works. I mainly helped Joanna at the reception dealing with new arrivals, student enquiries and phone calls. I also helped other staff members from different departments, since it was an extremely…

May 29, 2014 · Filed under BLC Experience · Posted by admin

I joined the BLC team exactly a year ago as the new Group Coordinator. Having started my role in late May, most of the Junior Summer preparations had already been made. This year is completely different for me as I have been preparing for the Junior Programme 2014 right from the…

May 20, 2014 · Filed under Student stories, BLC Experience · Posted by admin

"I've been studying at BLC for nine months as a student. I chose to come here to learn English because a friend of mine that he studied here and advised me to go to Bristol in BLC to learn English. I accepted his advice and he had reason, BLC is a fantastic school the teacher and the staff are very polite and available with the students. The social programme is well organise there three activities…

Apr 30, 2014 · Filed under English Tips, BLC Experience · Posted by admin

What is it that makes online learning so different from a traditional book or the face-to-face learning we enjoy with our tutors and classmates? While I conduct my current role as the teacher responsible for student support with the new BLC Anytime! online learning platform, I am given plenty of opportunities to reflect on this question.…

Apr 16, 2014 · Posted by admin

Accepting the job as the warden of the Elephant House was a bit of a challenge for me at first. I had been staying in a lovely place for a year somewhere in Bristol, so leaving that ‘safe place’ was slightly scary. But I decided to give it a try, so I packed all my stuff and moved to the house. And that was a good decision… My duties…

Apr 11, 2014 · Filed under BLC Experience · Posted by admin

I’ve been working at BLC for one month as an intern. I had always wanted to have a work experience where English is the predominant language with lots of people living in many different countries. This is a real melting pot where everyone is ready to share his culture to others.  I realized that BLC is the right place for me. At school, every day is…

Nov 25, 2013 · Filed under BLC Experience · Posted by admin

Working at BLC has been a job like no other. I run the weekend Social Programme, which means I get the pleasure of leading weekly Saturday trips to cultural hotspots of the South. Bristol’s prime location in Britain means that BLC students get to experience absolutely everything this island has to offer. In just two months on the job, the Social Programme has seen…

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