English for Life and Work

*PLEASE NOTE* In response to the current outbreak of COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. 


Want to improve your English but don't have time for a day course?

The English for Life and Work course is focused on building communication skills and practising language to help you to feel better integrated into life in the UK – both at work and in your free time.

Our English for Life and Work evening course is a fun, practical course designed to help you:

  • Improve your English and fit a course around your job
  • Be understood and improve your confidence
  • Improve your experience of life and work in the UK

People who typically take this course are looking to improve their communication and confidence when dealing with the public and their colleagues - whether they have just arrived in Bristol or have been here a little while.

People who have benefitted from this course include shop and hotel assistants, au pairs, office administrators, engineers and accountants.

Improving your English can help you advance your career, open up new opportunities in your line of work, or just feel overall more comfortable communicating with colleagues, customers and managers better.

“The teacher was excellent. Evening course was always fun”
- Zuzana Grivalska, Slovakian, aged 28

You will study with people of a range of ages (everybody will be over 18) and with a variety of jobs and interests.

Students will have different strengths and weaknesses with their English, but you will study in a group of students with a similar overall level to you.

Classes are mostly multi-lingual with students from a variety of countries and first languages

  • Classes can be tailored to the needs of the students. You can learn about CV writing and interview techniques, for example.
  • We teach practical, real life English for effective office communication, giving you the confidence to use email andovercome your fear of using the telephone.
  • Learn skills to help you choose the right words for the right situations at work.

All BLC teachers are qualified and experienced, and many have studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language to higher Diploma and Masters level.  We are used to working with both multi-lingual and multi-cultural class groups and are trained in recognising and responding to individual student language and learning needs within group classes.

Convenient City Centre Location

The Bristol Language Centre is conveniently located in Bristol city centre with plenty of parking. There is free on-street parking after 6pm, and a car park opposite. 

During the current outbreak of COVID-19, BLC has moved all operations online and therefore classes will take place online until further notice. Full intructions on how to join the online classes will be provided in plenty of time before classes begin.

Course dates and times

Evening option: Course runs every Tuesday from 5.30-7pm (90mins) during set course dates. Total course duration = 15 hours

Our next courses will start on Tuesday 31st March 2020 for 10 weeks. 


  • £150 for 10 lessons/15 hours
  • Materials provided

“Really helpful”
- Matteo Amione, Italian, aged 35

As a BLC student you’ll also get:

  • Full support of our teaching staff, who are able to advise and counsel on any questions regarding your English level or tips how to improve your skills.
  • Access to BLC’s Social Programme. We offer activities and excursions in the evening and at weekends wher you can join other BLC students and our dedicated BLC Social Programme Leader for a night out, cultural activities or a trip to another UK cities other cities on Saturdays. For full details see this months’ programme

All students on evening courses will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the 10 weeks.

Book directly using our online form or contact us if you have any questions.

Course Pricing & Booking


  • A fun, practical course focusing on communications skills
  • Tuesday nights from 5.30-7pm (total 15 hours)
  • 10 week courses
  • Next course starts on 31st March 2020
  • Maximum class size: 14, but generally smaller based on your goals and ability. 
  • Free pre-course assessment survey to determine your English Level.

The teacher was excellent. Evening course was always fun

Zuzana Grivalska (General English evening course), Slovakian, aged 28


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