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Bristol & London Minibreak
Frenchay Campus

2 or more weeks / July-August / residential
Start dates: 2/7, 3/7, 17/7, 18/7, 30/7, 31/7

The modernity of the buildings married with the green spaces creates a mix of tradition and innovation. The centre of Bristol is less than 20 minutes away thanks to the frequent and punctual bus services. The campus has large and bright classrooms and a sports centre where students can play volleyball, netball, soccer, basketball, and tennis. In addition, the campus also provides: artificial turf fields, a dance studio for dance lovers, a cinema room, cafeteria and a large student union which is used for evening activities. The restaurant is in the middle of the University and has a coffee area open until dinner time. In the University you can also find several small shops, minimarkets and a bank.


• Full board en-suite accommodation in single/twin rooms Top Nationalities

Top Nationalities

• Italy
• Spain
• Ukraine
• France
• Russia
• Portugal

  • 1 Full-day Excursion
  • 5 Half-day Excursions
  • 3 Entrances
  • 3 Days MiniBreak
  • British Experience: Alice in Wonderland Experience
  • 40 English lessons: 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • Online placement test
  • MLA Taskbooks: five student books designed for the needs of learners of all levels of English
  • MLA Portfolio: learning resources, daily evaluation and attendance record, day by day topics, tasks  completed and material used
  • E-board: a record of the learning progress by monitoring the students’ attendance, the content  developed in class, the topics and teaching aids used during the lessons
  • Certificate of attendance
  • End of course report
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Chit Chat Club: speak and practice the language with our MLA Team

Top Plus Programme

  1. Activity Leaders throughout the period
  2. MiniBreak to London (two days/one night) in university residence, standard accommodation and breakfast included
  3. Hard Rock Cafe dinner
  4. British Experience:
    • Two English Breakfasts
    • The Viking Experience
    • Graduation Ceremony
  5. Two full-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Liverpool with The Beatles Story (admission included)
    • Manchester with Museum of Science & Industry.
  6. Two half-day excursions to York by public transportation and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Walking Tour
    • York Minster (admission included)
  7. Two half-day excursions by private bus and support of mother tongue staff:
    • Leeds with Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (admission included)
    • Withby with Walking Tour
  8. Sport and Leisure:
    • Four Disco Nights, two Karaoke Nights, one Treasure Hunt, one Fashion Night, one Quiz Night, two Movie Nights, one Talent Show, sports sessions

This is a sample of a 2 weeks Top Plus programme. Bespoke programmes for more than 2 weeks are available.

Many MLA centres operate a zig-zag format, with either morning lessons and afternoon activities, or morning activities and afternoon lessons. During the second week, the schedule will swap to the opposite format. Below there is a sample timetable. In many programmes in the United States and in some in the UK – where the excursion programme is rich – we use full-day lessons (mornings and afternoons) in order to allow for additional full-day excursions.

Simple Programme


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