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Elac at Bath Spa University

'A prestigious, secure university campus blending the traditional and modern'

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Bath Spa 

Key facts about the centre

  • World Heritage Site

  • Beautiful, historical city centre, rich in culture

  • Great shopping, sports and leisure facilities

  • Ideally located for a wide range of excursions

  • 1.5 hours from London by train

  • Typical age range 12 – 17 years old
  • Multi-national programme
  • Modern, full-board residential accommodation
  • Centre located in a stunning campus environment
  • Unique blend of history and modernity
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Bath and Bath Spa University


The city of Bath, a World Heritage Site, is one of the jewels of England.  The compact city centre which is surrounded by seven hills like Rome, developed around its hot spring water.  It is a fascinating blend of Roman, medieval and Georgian architecture, combined with a thriving shopping centre and excellent leisure facilities.
There are lots of reasons to visit Bath:

  • One of the finest examples of Roman towns in Britain
  • Excellent shopping centre with many small attractive boutiques alongside the better known High Street shops
  • Superb restaurants, cafés and coffee bars
  • Regular exciting street entertainment
  • Two local cinemas (including a new Odeon Multiscreen) showing the latest films
  • Several theatres including The Theatre Royal, one of the best theatres outside London
  • A great many museums and historical sites
  • Excellent leisure facilities including parks, sports centres and the Thermae Bath Spa
  • Easy access to walking in the beautiful Somerset countryside
  • Inter-city train service to London every half hour
  • Close to many great places of interest such as Bristol, Oxford, Stonehenge and Glastonbury

Our course takes place at Bath Spa University, a spacious campus just four miles outside Bath.  Period and modern buildings blend together against a beautiful backdrop of fields, lake and woodlands, designed by well-known architect Capability Brown in the 18th century.
Modern facilities include state-of-the art classrooms, ICT suites, and both indoor and outdoor spaces for drama, art and music, as well as sports fields.
There are plenty of green areas, perfect for sitting with friends, studying in the sun, or admiring the view.

As with all Elac courses we offer a wide range of sports and activities.  These include football, basketball, volleyball, aerobics and table tennis.  Swimming takes place at the central pool in Bath.
Students can also enjoy a range of non-sporting activities including drama, dance, IT, arts and crafts.
The varied social programme includes BBQs, discos, talent shows, parties and games evenings, where everyone can have fun and make friends while practising their English with students from other countries.

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Accommodation at Bath Spa University


Residential accommodation is in purpose-build blocks, conveniently located close to the main study area.
All rooms are single.  Some are en-suite and some share bathroom facilities.  All accommodation has communal kitchens and common rooms, and secure entry.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are taken at the University restaurant, a spacious building in the heart of the campus.
Hot and cold options are available, as well as vegetarian dishes and a salad bar.

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Excursions from Bath Spa University



Bath is surrounded by interesting destinations for a day trip – including London, which every student has an opportunity to visit.  All students go to London at least once.  Other full-day excursions may be to Oxford, Cardiff or Bournemouth.
Half day excursions include sightseeing in Bath (as well as a visit to the Roman Baths), Bristol and the charming village of Lacock.


Excursion 1 – London (full day)

The journey to London takes about 2˝ hours, so we get an early start to give us as much time to visit the capital as possible.

The trip includes a tour of the famous landmarks before lunch, and then a chance for students to decide if they want to visit a museum, gallery or attraction, or whether they want to spend time browsing in the shopping areas.

Visit the London Town website

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Excursion 2 – Oxford (full day)

This excursion is sometimes by coach and sometimes by train, depending on the day and availability of tickets.  We spend time before lunch walking around the city taking in all the famous locations, and visiting of the Oxford Colleges (depends on availability).
In the afternoon, students can choose to spend time visiting some of the city museums, shopping or having a go at ‘punting’ on the river.

Visit the Oxford City website


Excursion 3 – Bath: Roman Baths (half day)

There’s so much to see in the city without travelling anywhere, and one of our half days aims to give you a good understanding of Bath through its most famous attraction, the Roman Baths.

Following a tour of the Baths and the Pump rooms, there will be free time to spend browsing in the excellent shopping centre.

Visit the Bath City website

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More information, including full centre addresses, maps and directions is available on Elac's Education website.
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