BLC Blog

Keep up-to-date with our latest blog posts

Latest posts:
Sep 05, 2019 · Filed under BLC Experience · Posted by katie
Kasia Tyka: 15 years at BLC

This September marks 15 years since BLC opened its doors to teach English to the world. Kasia, one of BLC's longest serving teachers, takes a look back on her time at the school so far

Mar 11, 2019 · Filed under Student stories, BLC Experience · Posted by katie
BLC Demi au Pair Programme - Ophélia Sauvaget

BLC student Ophélia has just completed 4 months as a Demi au Pair in Bristol: a combined English language course plus au pair experience. Here she tells us more about her experiences and recommendations for others who are thinking about studying abroad.

Sep 17, 2018 · Filed under Bristol, BLC Experience, Student stories · Posted by katie
July in Bristol - by Roberta Holder

This summer, Roberta Holder travelled all the way from Brasília, the capital of Brazil, to spend 4 weeks of July studying with us BLC. As a keen photographer she fell in love with Bristol - here she tells us why.

Sep 09, 2018 · Filed under BLC Experience · Posted by katie
Introducing Hayley Robinson, BLC's new Director of Studies

Hayley Robinson has recently joined the BLC team as our new director of studies - here she tells us all about her love of languages - and what brought her to Bristol!

May 16, 2018 · Filed under BLC Experience · Posted by blc

We have welcomed young people throughout the year from host countries such as Switzerland, Italy, France and Germany. We took some time to ask them what they feel they have gained from this unique opportunity

Jan 22, 2015 · Filed under Bristol, BLC Experience · Posted by admin

Best opportunity to speak and practice English When students live in home stay accommodation, there is no other option but to speak English! We always encourage our students to speak as much English as possible with their hosts whether it be telling them about their day or getting to know them over dinner in the evenings. Enjoy a British experience By…

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 start…


Accredited by the British Council Cambridge English Exam Preparation Centre