OISE Bristol

OISE Bristol English Language School

Bristol city

About OISE Bristol

OISE Bristol was established in 1986 and has since then helped thousands of motivated and driven 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 English for the Aviation, Nursing, Engineering, Military and Maritime industries.

Aviation English Profile Sheet

Legal English Profile Sheet

Bristol education

Learning Space

In the heart of the popular harbourside area, OISE Bristol is located in a charming stone wine warehouse dating from the early 19th century, a testament to the rich maritime history of the city.

OISE Bristol's unique 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 extremely 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, making it ideal 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 Combination Programme.

The Octorial™

The Octorial™ Programme is a full time course of 27.5 hours per week, optimised over 40 years of language coaching experience to facilitate an effective path towards a higher English level. This full time course of 27.5 hours per week also includes a choice of either 5 or 7.5 hours of one-to-one Tutorials™ in the afternoons.

The Bristol Curriculum Profile Sheet

The Bristol Combination Programme Profile Sheet

Exam preparation

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

Bristol social

Cultural Programme

OISE Bristol organises three social activities per week in order to give students a culturally enriching experience and the chance to unwind and enjoy themselves in an international setting.

Each activity is free, voluntary and supervised by an OISE staff member, who is responsible for overseeing 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 iconic places in the south west (Salisbury, Bath, Glastonbury, Cardiff).

Sample of Social Programme


    1. Homestay
    2. Half-board homestay accommodation, conveniently located for buses to Bristol City Centre, is available all year round. Living in a homestay is an good way to improve your English, experience British life and develop great friendships. Hosts are selected for their welcoming attitude and comfortable homes, which provide students a safe and comfortable place to relax and study.
    1. Residence
    2. 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.
    1. Hotels & Guest Houses
    2. OISE Bristol staff are also able to advise on local hotels and other private self-catering options and make a reservation on the student’s behalf.
Bristol Travel


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.

OISE Bristol is happy to assist with travel options and can also arrange a taxi meeting service on behalf of the student to and from Bristol Airport, London Heathrow, Gatwick Airport and Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station.

Travel to Bristol

Travel from arrival destination to Bristol


Our Location

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

  • Address
  • Protheroes House, 1 Denmark St, Avon, Bristol BS1 5EJ
  • Office hours: 9:00am - 5:30pm (GMT+00)


OISE Bristol is operated by Instill Education Limited, a company registered in England & Wales under company number 01293463. Registered office: 38 Binsey Lane, Oxford, OX2 0EY UK.

The British Council inspected and accredited OISE Bristol in September 2016. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching, welfare, and care of under 18s and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see British Council Website for details).

  • This private language school offers courses in general and professional English for adults (17+) and for closed groups of adults (16+).
  • The inspection report noted a need for improvement in publicity.
  • The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.
  • OISE Bristol is accredited by ISI and was last inspected in January 2017.

    OISE Bristol is a member of EnglishUK and is a registered test centre for BULATS and TOLES.