IH Bristol

Established in 1987, International House Bristol is a family-run language school in the vibrant university city of Bristol. We are proud to form part of the IHWO network of schools sharing our passion for providing excellence in language courses.

Based in the picturesque neighbourhood of Clifton (home to the University of Bristol) our school has a warm and welcoming atmosphere and is fully equipped with comfortable seating, interactive whiteboards, free wi-fi access and a student room.

In addition to our intensive and part-time English courses, we are a Cambridge and OET exam centre, and a CELTA teacher training centre.


  • English

Specialist Courses

  • Young Learners Courses
  • Corporate and Business Courses
  • Cambridge, IELTS or other Exam Preparation Courses

Established in 1987, International House Bristol is a family-run language school in the vibrant university city of Bristol. IH Bristol is accredited by the British Council and scored in the top 8% of all UK English language schools at our last inspection. We are proud to form part of the IHWO network of schools sharing our passion for providing excellence in language courses.

Whatever you want to do in life, speaking English will greatly contribute to your success: it will boost your career prospects, offer more opportunities for work and leisure and expand your social circle. Whether you are a beginner, an improver or an advanced user of English, our English language courses will help you make great progress. If you need English for professional reasons or for academic study, we can help you get the grades you require in IELTS, Cambridge ESOL or Trinity ESOL exams. We are Bristol’s Cambridge/OET exam centre so students can prepare and take their exam in one place.

If you want to practise and improve your English during the school holidays, we offer a variety of courses for both adults and juniors. Many students choose to combine holiday programmes with one of our specialist courses to maximise their learning while having fun. We are also looking forward to our NEW Best of Bristol 45+ course in 2022.

As a CELTA teacher training centre, we are always learning the latest methods to ensure quality teaching and language-learning success. Our Foreign Teachers of English (FTE) course means teachers from around the world can update their classroom skills while refreshing their English.

At International House Bristol, we are passionate about teaching and about supporting you as you learn: we'll ensure you speak English from the first day, and our approach means you will soon be speaking, reading, writing and listening in English.

Whatever the course, we are committed to providing a fun, engaging and highly effective learning experience for all our students, continuing the high standards of education that we have maintained for our 33 years of operation

Contact us today at International House Bristol to find out how we can help to make your dream of taking an English course a reality.


  • English

Specialist Courses

  • Junior Programmes
  • 40+ or 50+ Courses
  • Internship Programmes
  • Cambridge, IELTS or other Exam Preparation Courses
  • CLIL Methodology Courses


  • Social Programme
  • Transfers
  • Welfare Support
  • For other services please see school website


  • Homestay
  • Student Residence
  • Hotel or Apartment

The City

Named “Best place to live in the UK 2017” by The Sunday Times Magazine, Bristol is a friendly, safe, attractive city with a long and colourful history. It's the perfect place for students: a vibrant year-round city with plenty to do whenever you visit, and medium-sized so it’s easy for new arrivals to get their bearings and feel at home quickly. With a population of 500,000, it’s the cultural and commercial capital of the South West. It’s home to a diverse community of artists, musicians, media, financial and high tech companies. Bristol has two excellent universities, hundreds of pubs and restaurants, both modern and traditional, museums, cinemas and green spaces. Bristol was European Green Capital in 2015. For “shopaholics”, Cabot Circus shopping centre and St Nicholas Market have everything you need. There’s always something going in Bristol - music festivals, Europe’s largest hot air balloon festival, a harbour festival, food festivals and more. For sports and outdoor activity fans, Bristol has two football teams, a rugby club, gyms, swimming pools, climbing, horse riding, mountain biking and a watersports centre in the harbour. Bristol is surrounded by places of interest: Bath, Oxford, Cardiff, Stonehenge and Stratford-Upon-Avon are all close and London is just 90 minutes away by train.

Becoming a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) opens so many doors to new and exciting people and places, to different languages, cultures and experiences which may change your life forever. Whether you see teaching English as a life-long career choice or simply want to experience first-hand the thrill of being able to enhance the lives of others by giving them the means to communicate with the whole world, TEFL is for you.

International House Bristol is an experienced teacher training centre. When you study with us, you will:

Experience the busy life of a highly popular, successful and friendly UK language school in Bristol, mix with our students and see our English training and teaching methods in action

Learn about our innovative methods by observing our expert TEFL teachers and work with the latest TEFL publications

Develop a repertoire of fantastic activities guaranteed to make your English classes a success

If you are new to teaching or do not yet have a TEFL qualification, our CELTA course is perfect for you.

If you have two years’ experience as a TEFL teacher and wish to further your career, our Trinity TESOL Diploma course is the right choice.

If you are a teacher of English and English isn't your first language and you are looking to refresh and update your skills, our Foreign Teachers of English course is perfect for you.

Apply now for a TEFL teacher training course that will truly change your life.

Cambridge CELTA Once you have completed one of our four-week intensive CELTA courses, you'll be able to work as a TEFL teacher anywhere in the world.

Trinity Diploma The next step in your TEFL career.

IH Certificate in Teaching Young Learners and Teenagers Preparing for the specific challenges of working with young learners and teenagers.

Foreign Teachers of English Our two-week intensive Foreign Teachers of English (FTE) course enables teachers who already have some experience to gain greater in-depth knowledge of the job and discover the latest teaching techniques.

Shadow a teacher This is a particularly good way of getting first-hand experience of life in the classroom.

Teacher Training Courses

CELTA Centre

IH Bristol is a CELTA Centre


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