IH Bristol

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering Zoom classes in 13 languages for adults and juniors, as well as exam preparation to keep all our students and staff safe and still provide high quality language classes. Courses will consist of 15 hours per week and be live with our qualified IH Bristol teachers. These will be 50% cheaper than face-to-face classes, but will still have flexible time-tabling and multinational classes.

IH Bristol is part of a worldwide group of more than 150 language schools that are passionate about providing excellence in language courses. Established in 1987 and with over 33 years' experience, we are sure to deliver a professional service. The school is accredited by the British Council, is an authorised test centre for Cambridge English exams, LanguageCert and the OET and is a CELTA teacher training centre.

Our modern foreign language courses are designed for students of all ages and learning styles. Our classes suit all levels and are taught in groups, one-to-one or in-company. We run after school classes for GCSE and A-Level students and evening classes for people aged 16+. We run book clubs and conversation classes, classes for over 65s, cultural workshops and we organise language study trips to other countries to help students get the most out of their language learning.


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Welsh

Specialist Courses

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

During the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, we are offering various online classes to enable our students to continue progressing their English in an international environment from the comfort of their own homes. Courses are available for adults and juniors, consisting of 15, 10 or 5 hours per week and are highly interactive, taught by our qualified IH Bristol teachers via Zoom. We are also offering exam preparation for IELTS, Cambridge and OET.

There are online social activities for you to enjoy, including Secrets of Bristol, Coffee Chat and a Virtual Escape Room. We are committed to providing a fun, engaging and highly effective online learning experience for all our students, continuing the high standards of education that we have maintained for our 33 years of operation

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.

If you want to practise and improve your English during the school holidays, we offer a variety of courses for both juniors and adults. Many students choose to combine holiday programmes with one of our specialist courses to maximise their learning while having fun.

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

The first 100 students booking online courses now will receive the amount paid as credit towards future face-to-face courses in our centre in Bristol, so you can experience the best of both worlds!

Book now via our website (https://www.ihbristol.com/english-courses/apply), or contact us to join a FREE afternoon taster session: info@ihbristol.com


  • English

Specialist Courses

  • Online Classes
  • Junior Programmes
  • Internship Programmes
  • CLIL Methodology Courses


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


  • Homestay
  • 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.
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.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering online teacher training classes via Zoom to keep all our students and staff safe and still provide high quality courses.

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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