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Bristol Language Centre

The Bristol Language Centre is a modern, innovative and dynamic learning hub. A new graffiti wall, unveiled as part of a series of renovations to the building, was created by local urban artists to depict some of the famous locales of Bristol. Seonaid Birkett, the school’s director, commented that the mural highlighted the school’s innovation while reflecting the urban art scene synonymous with Bristol.

The mural was created by artists Tom Deams and Kelp, who used the branding colours of the Bristol Language Centre as their tonal palette and the city of Bristol as their inspiration. Bristol is a beautiful port city with a fascinating history and a lively cultural, arts and music scene. Many English language students choose to come to Bristol as a new and interesting alternative location to study in the UK.

As well as the completion of the BLC graffiti wall, the Bristol urban arts scene is set to receive two further boosts from artists of the city. Bristol-based graffiti artist Banksy will be publishing a new retrospective this month, and the city is also preparing itself to host the Upfest urban art celebration over the Jubilee weekend at the start of June.

You Are an Acceptable Level of Threat is the title of the new publication by Banksy set to hit bookshops later this month. Banksy was born in Bristol and his work is very much the product of the dynamic underground arts and music scene boasted by the city.

A big part of this underground scene is the urban arts celebration that is Upfest. Starting on the 2 June, the city will see two miles of its streets taken over by international artists, who will be painting live to create the equivalent of 20,000 square feet of artwork.

The graffiti wall at BLC is also part of a larger project. The English language centre has recently been refurbished in a way that owes more to recent technology than street art. International students studying at BLC now have access to the latest interactive learning aids that are installed in modern, bright classrooms. Electronic whiteboards, screens and projectors are complemented by a new cafeteria, two modern multimedia centres offering unlimited free internet access and several break-out areas with refreshment facilities where students can relax and chat to friends.

For a vocational or an academic English course Bristol, with its modern cultural scene and fascinating history, has a lot to offer. BLC, with its new facilities and excellent teaching, can help you to succeed.

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Social Networking is now a Part of BLC Curriculum

Students are now taking advantage of BLC’s new programme, Planet Bubble, an online programme that incorporates social networking.

Planet Bubble merges the rigour of the classroom-learning environment with the entertainment and utility of social media and networking. On Planet Bubble students can learn contemporary forms of internet English, while also chatting live with others students, engaging with current events and popular themes as well as picking up a few jokes. More importantly, the programme can be accessed from anywhere. As long as you have filled out your enrolment form you can learn on Planet Bubble wherever you can find an internet connection.

The inception of Planet Bubble is a demonstration of BLC’s commitment to incorporating forms of social media into their curriculum and learning environment. They recognise that the internet is not only used for personal interaction but is also a large part of many business models, making it essential for English students to learn.

BLC follows its own advice and has a strong internet presence on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. They hope through these pages that students will be able to keep current on events around the school, as well as network with other students. A school presence online makes clear that English for BLC is not just what you get in a textbook but also is the living and evolving English of the internet and the world. Planet Bubble is a part of their push to prepare students to take advantage of these new forms of communication. Phrases such as ROFL, LOL, Tweet and Facebook-ed have a social currency among native speakers that BLC students need to be able to take advantage of. If they learn these phrases they can communicate comfortably in online situations.

In terms of an education, an English school with a commitment to social networking and media is probably the best place to go. Programmes like Planet Bubble make it possible to learn English no matter where you are. All you need is to fill out the enrolment form to start. For studying English as a foreign language Bristol could be a great place to go. It doesn’t matter if you looking to start learning English, need to brush up on some term-specific language for business, require teacher training or need pre-sessional programmes UK based BLC is one of the many well-recognised institutions. With an emphasis on social media’s place in current English language education students are better able to communicate on the world wide web.

About BLC BLC offers a wide range of quality courses from General and Intensive course, examination courses, Business English, to university preparation and juniors group programmes. They use up to date methods, excellent materials, a great teaching team, small class sizes, a personal study plan and one to one tutorials meaning that your English skills will improve quickly.

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