Our students testimonials are very important to us . We value their  feedback because it  helps us to develop. 

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, Spain

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, Slovakia

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, Greece

In Progress English the teachers offers a high-quality service. The students not only enjoy while learning English, but also have high chances of achieving their goals in terms of passing Certificate exams. David, the leading teacher of the school, has long experience in teaching English to foreigners, including several years living abroad in Spanish-speaking countries. Therefore, he is in invaluable position to offer effective ways of learning. Studying there I felt in a really comfortable atmosphere during class, and outside of it, I had the chance to receive prompt feedback to any enquire or homework sent by email. Just to conclude, I would recommend to anyone thinking about improving their English to first contact Progress English without a doubt. I would recommend it without a doubt  

Jesus L, Spain

David has been for me the best teacher of English. He organizes his classes in a way that you can learn all the hours that you are in class keeping your attention (even after a long day at work) till the end. He encourages you to give the best at every moment. He always prepares amazing activities for the class that make you feel that you are learning all the way through. His recommendations for writings are specific for each student and it helped me incredibly to improve in this aspect. I fully recommend him to prepare any Cambridge exam but also to learn proper English with a smile.


Laura Ruiz Martinez, Argentina

David is an excellent teacher that helped me to develop my English skills needed to succeed in passing CPE exam. I found his lessons to be well-organized and engaging which was extremely beneficial and reassuring. Moreover, his encouragement, as well as constructive feedback filled me with the confidence that I was ready to qualify as a teacher and take CELTA which I had wanted to do for a while. It was most helpful as I was full of doubts and needed professional advice. Overall, in my opinion, David is a great teacher that demonstrates impressive knowledge of English language.

Aldona Szykula

I have been in David's CAE and CPE courses and I really enjoyed both courses. All lessons were really dynamic and his teaching is really motivating, always pushing all his students to better and improve! David always provided us with extra material or little tests, so we had to make sure to revise before attending to our English lessons.

Montse Velasco Gomez,Spain

David is an excellent teacher with long experience in preparing Cambridge exams and an array of useful resources. He is also caring, good-humoured and very motivating, which I think it´s essential

Jorge B, Spain

David is by far one of the best teachers I've ever had. Not only does he do his best to encourage the students but also to guide you for the proper way in order to pass your exams. He is the best option if you want a great teacher and to learn with a human touch.'

Javier Alpanez,Spain

When I first arrived in England, I found in David Thomas just the help I needed to gain confidence and fluency in my English. Now that I’m studying for a Masters at Bristol University. He has been capable of designing a strategy to focus on my weaknesses accordingly to my current requirements.

Benjamin Arena, Mexico

David is like a gripping movie: even when you are worn-out after a day at work, you will neither lose your attention during his lessons nor get bored. Thanks to him, I easily passed the exam and got the Certificate in Advanced English, which has been crucial in getting a job in Spain 

Fabrizio Caon, Italy

It was an absolute pleasure to be taught by David Thomas. He is a warm and friendly teacher and has a really good approach to teaching. He encouraged and inspired me to study and I’ve made a massive improvement. I couldn’t recommend him enough.


Snezana Vujosevic, Serbia

David motivated and helped me to prepare for both the CAE and CPE exams in a very short period of time. He truly knows every detail of the Cambridge tests and he teaches you useful tips and strategies for the different parts of the exam. But, more importantly, he is a teacher who really cares about his students. He doesn’t mind spending time with you, individually (you can see that in his very long writing corrections!). He helped me to identify where and why I was struggling and how to get over it. Thanks to David, I did not only pass the exams but also my English skills have greatly improved while having a great time.


Alba Martin, Spain

I have never had a teacher like David. He is a hard working  professional with a passionate style, who is able to engage with the students and transmit his enthusiasm. His knowledge of the Cambridge exams was essential to pass the Proficiency (CPE). He tailored my skills to the different parts of the exam, showing me where I should put the emphasis. I definitely recommend David to anyone who wants to make the difference.


Victor Bayona, Spain

Besides being a really nice person to discuss with, David really takes his time to help you to give the best of yourself. He would take our difficulties into account and focus on improving them and he gave us enough exercises to practice at home.


Chloe Welter, France

Being a student when you are almost 50 is very difficult because you have to balance study, work and family. The most important thing for me when I passed my CAE exam was a friendly and pleasant atmosphere created by David and his intelligent, passionate teachers.”

Mirela Olejnik, Poland

Being a teacher myself, I particularly appreciated that David has a great understanding of students needs and circumstances and always cares about students progression. I remember that I always left the lessons feeling that I learnt something new and I took some steps towards my goal.

Javier Bernard, Sp

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