we are open

Learn English in Bristol or online - or both!

Our friendly and experienced English teachers are looking forward to meeting you at our our English language school in Clifton, Bristol

See our up-to-date safety measures and COVID-19 FAQs here

1 November 2020: our Queens Avenue building will continue to be open for classes during the November England lockdown

Become a certified English language teacher

Fulfil your ambition of becoming a certified English language teacher.

On successful completion of the course you will obtain the exact same, internationally recognised qualification as our face-to-face course.

Online CELTA teacher training courses now enrolling.

CELTA Courses

Learn English at International House Bristol

Book your course now!

We are open! As of 3rd August we have resumed teaching English in Bristol to adults and juniors, and continue to teach online.

In line with government guidance on schools and education, IH Bristol will remain open and teaching face-to-face classes throughout the November lockdown period. 

Why not join us?

Click here to see our full range of English courses or for any enquiries, please contact info@ihbristol.com

For our up-to-date safety measures & COVID-19 policies see here

Phrase of the day

26th November 2020

It's not the end of the world

We use this expression to say that something is not too serious or negative. It's commonly used to reassure someone when something has gone wrong.

Free Exercises

Practice your grammar, vocabulary and use of phrases, or answer questions as they will be presented in the Cambridge ESOL exams. You won't find these anywhere else. See our Free Exercises

Test your English level

This test will tell you about your English level and what your strong and weak areas are.

Test your level

Useful Expressions

Check out IH Bristol’s extensive list of commonly used (and useful!) English expressions available for free to beginners up to advanced users. See our Useful Expressions

Online Learning

When you join an IH Bristol course, we will give you access to our online materials from the moment you enrol until 3 months after the end of your course.

Find out more

International House Bristol (IH Bristol) is primarily an English language school in Bristol, in the south west of England, UK. We have 2 buildings, both located in the picturesque neighborhood of Clifton, in easy walking distance of all Bristol’s main sights and attractions. While some students come from the local area, the vast majority travel from their home countries to study English with us: in 2019 we welcomed students from 41 countries around the world! 

We offer a range of English language courses both online and for face-to-face learning for adults and juniors. In addition to General and Intensive English, we offer Cambridge English Exam preparation (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE), IELTS English Exam preparation and OET Exam preparation. If you wish to study English in Bristol, we have the course for you. Adult English courses are year-round.

Our Cambridge summer courses are extremely popular and since we are also an exam centre, you can prepare for and take your Cambridge exams for adults and juniors all in one place. For juniors, we run summer schools in Bristol from June-August, as well as winter and spring programmes in January and April. We are the only independent English school in Bristol for juniors. 

We are a CELTA teacher training centre, so not only can you be sure our teaching quality is unmatched, but we are also able to offer free English courses in Bristol at certain times of the year, taught by our teachers in training at our Queens Avenue building. 

In addition to English, we offer other foreign language classes:  Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Mandarin, Russian, Polish, Welsh, Portuguese, Greek,  – and more! 

IH Bristol: Bristol’s international language school!