English Courses - Looking for a language school? Why choose Progress English?

About us

At Progress English, we offer online English courses for anybody living in and outside Bristol. We offer a variety of courses and qualifications. 

All our courses come with:

Detailed course overviews and objectives

Clear goals ensure our courses meet your expectations. We will track your progress between lessons and ensure we focus on the key areas.

Virtual platform

Access to an online learning platform for homework and optional extra study

Contact between lessons

Tutor support available between lessons. If you have any questions, you don't need to wait until the next lesson

Our English courses

English courses


David Thomas

David Thomas, head of teaching, has been in the English as a Foreign Language industry since 1989, and has managed and taught in Spain, Lithuania, Ecuador and the United Kingdom.

Bristol became his home in 2002, where he ran and expanded the British Council accredited English courses at City of Bristol College from 2010 to July 2016.

Test your English level

Student testimonials

David was my teacher during the Proficiency Exam preparation course. I loved his dynamic and motivating classes, continuously exercising all the different skills requested in the exam. They were very well prepared in advance, so not a single minute was lost! He also provided a lot of extra material to prepare the exam which was very useful. I would definitely repeat the experience!
Esther Casla Sanz
David has an ability to encourage students to push their own limits. He is a great motivator and the best partner for your learning process if you want to achieve real results. He facilitated me to work hard and improve my weakest spots in English. Focusing on all language skills, adjusting lessons to the individual needs of students and constantly providing invaluable feedback was just what I needed to successfully pass the English proficiency level.
Petronela Bariciakova
For me, it is the best service in Bristol. I made a huge research on finding a good English course and I concluded that it is very difficult to find a learning environment where you don't feel like a customer but as a student. Amazing teaching. I trust David and have been very satisfied. My next goal is getting the CPE and I will definitely carry on learning with him
Terry Karampini
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