Best of Bristol 45+
NEW for 2023 we are pleased to introduce our Best of Bristol course for adults aged 45+
Our Best of Bristol 45+ course is designed to fully immerse you in the local language and culture here in the UK. Over 2 weeks you will study English in small groups (up to 10 people) and enjoy a varied social programme of activities and excursions, exploring the best of our city and beyond with your peers and teachers.
In the morning General English lessons, we focus on practical, effective and natural English. The classes are designed to build on any existing knowlegde you already have, whether you've used English frequently in your working life or haven't studied for a while. Our aim is to help you feel more comfortable communicating in English-speaking situations at home and abroad, and we'll cover topics related to the activities and excursions you go on so you'll be even better equipped to discuss them with your classmates.
After class, you can enjoy a daily afternoon activity and late afternoon/evening activity most nights. On Mondays, a welcome lunch is provided at school before heading out for a walking tour of Bristol's Harbourside or Clifton Village & Suspension Bridge. Throughout the week activities include exploring Bristol's Aerospace Museum, Brunel's SS Great Britain, a harbourside walking tour and boat trip and graffiti tour. You will also get a tour of Britain's oldest working theatre in England - and sample a traditional afternoon tea, and fish and chips! On Fridays, you can take part in our (optional) Conversation Club and practise your English with students on other courses; after this, we'll take you to a local bar for a well-earned Friday drink.
On the two Saturdays, there is a full-day excursion to Oxford and London, and the option to visit the nearby UNESCO city of Bath.
In addition to the programme schedule, we have a variety of optional extra excursions such as wine tasting, brewery tours and a tour of the oldest working theatre in England.
- 20 lessons per week (15 hours)
- 1 Saturday excursion per week to London or Oxford
- 4 Afternoon activities per week
- 4 Late afternoon/evening activities per week
- Friday afternoon conversation club
- Access to our GEL online platform from the day your course is confirmed, to 3 months after you finish it
- Course certificate
- Bus pass
If you are studying with us over Bank Holiday, classes will be replaced by an excursion to Bath. Otherwise, Bath will be available as an additional optional Sunday excursion.
Download here - Please note these are sample schedules only, all events are subject to change
This course is suitable for those aged 45+ with minimum Elementary level, to make the most of the experience
All special requests for other ages will be considered
Accommodation & Transfers
IH Bristol can arrange homestay accommodation for you with one of our local families. For those who prefer a little more independence we can also recommend nearby hotels in close walking distance to the school. Although this course takes place outside of our busy summer season, we still recommend booking as soon as possible for greater choice. If booking homestay accommodation with us please do be sure to let us know of any dietary requirements or medical information that we should take into account.
Dates & Prices
This course is available for 2 weeks from 15th May to 9th June 2023 and 14th August to 8th September 2023
Please note Thursday 2nd June, Friday 3rd June and Monday 29th August are Bank Holidays in the UK. On Friday 3rd June and Monday 29th August classes will be replaced by an excursion to Bath. On Wednesday 1st June classes will go ahead as normal however you may have a different teacher on this day
Price (2 weeks)
- Course only: £1052
- Course + Half-board homestay accommodation (Sunday-Sunday): £1485
+ £45 registration fee
Optional additional excursions
- Sunday excursion to Bath 21st May or 20th August*: £35
- Brewery Tour: £25
- Theatre Show: approx. £35
(these will be subject to availability and minimum numbers, so please book at least 4 weeks before you travel)
*If you are studying with us over a Bank Holiday, an excursion to Bath will be included instead of classes that day
See our Dates & Prices page here for other optional additional services such as transfers and insurance