Junior English courses

We offer a range of Junior English courses designed for younger students which are run in January, April (NEW for 2022) and then in Summer from late June to the end of August.

Perfect for improving your English, making friends and having fun.

To apply for our Junior English courses, please fill out the application form.

    Junior Courses in Bristol

    English classes for juniors aged 12 to 17 years* at Queens Avenue, Clifton. Students who study here stay with host families.
    Our English courses for teens offer the best possible combination:
    • Excellent classroom teaching
    • 8 levels available
    • Mixed nationalities
    • up to 15 students per class (max 16)
    • Free access to computers and internet
    • A fantastic social programme of afternoon and evening activities
    • Free Creative Classes
    • Excellent location
    Classes run from 9.15am to 12.35pm, Mon-Fri. You learn from our own specially written study booklets. 
    Lessons include:
    • Fun activities
    • Grammar, vocabulary, phrases and skills (Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing)
    • Project 100 - learn 100 words or phrases each week (or more!)
    *11 year olds can only join if they are on a course and in a host family with an older relative, or older student if travelling with a group

    Social programme

    We offer a full activity programme including cultural, sport, and social events. For examples of activities find the activity calendar here

    • A varied selection of afternoon activities and evening events:
      • Afternoon excursions to places of interest
      • Quizzes and competitions
    • Full-day Saturday trips to London, Cardiff, Oxford, Warwick Castle, and exciting local destinations like Wells or Cheddar
    • Excursions include a guided tour

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    Creative Classes

    On up to 3 afternoons each week students can take free creative classes, where they learn a new skill and work towards a project. In the winter programme we are offering drama and video-making classes, in summer there is a choice of video-making, DJ’ing, drama, journalism, and photography.

    You can find details of these courses here: Specialist English courses.

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    Homestay Accommodation

    Most junior students stay in homestay accommodation with a British host family. This allows you to share family meals and experience English culture first hand.
    Our homestay hosts are families, couples and single people. We have chosen them for you because they have clean, comfortable homes near the school, and they offer a friendly welcome to our students. We want you to feel like one of the family. This is a great way to help you practise your English naturally. We visit all our host families regularly to make sure the accommodation they offer is of the highest standard.
    When you arrive, your host will show you how to get to school on the first morning. Most hosts live within 20-30 minutes of the school on foot or by public transport.
    Homestay families provide two meals a day. You have a bedroom with clothes storage, and a table. You eat breakfast and dinner with members of the host family. You have plenty of opportunity to practise your English and get to know more about the English way of life. We arrange lunch for you in the school.
    Students on junior courses normally share a bedroom (twin beds, with a student of the same sex, but different first language). Single rooms are normally available on request.
    For more information on our supervision and welfare for junior students, please read section 6 of our Safeguarding Children Policy and sections 31 – 42 of our Safeguarding Children Handbook. Both of these documents are at the bottom of our Terms and Conditions page.

    Dates & prices

    Winter 2022: 4th* - 29th January 2022
    • Course: £285 per week + £45 registration fee
    • Homestay accommodation: £210 per week + £45 placement fee
    Easter 2022: 11th-23rd April 2022 *NEW for 2022* 
    • Course: £295 per week + £45 registration fee
    • Homestay accommodation price: £215 per week + £45 placement fee

    Please note Friday 15th and Monday 18th April are Easter Bank Holidays in the UK - there will be no classes on 18th April, instead we will arrange an excursion

    Summer 2022: 20th June - 19th August 2022

    • Course: £295 per week + £45 registration fee
    • Homestay accommodation price: £215 per week + £45 placement fee
    Optional private taxi transfer (price per journey): Bristol airport £77 / London Heathrow airport £241 / London Gatwick £271 / Other airports available on request / Unaccompanied Minor Service £21
    *Please note Monday 3rd January is a Bank Holiday in the UK so the school will be closed. Students are welcome to arrive on Sunday 2nd as normal 
    Bespoke junior group courses are available year round in Bristol or online - contact us to enquire 
    Please see our updated Terms & Conditions for new courses booked in 2020, along with our Safety Measures & FAQs for Face-to-Face courses in Bristol

    Bespoke Group Courses

    We can arrange group stays all year round and organise bespoke classes and activities. For more information on group programmes and quotes please get in touch.

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    Bromsgrove Summer School (residential accommodation)- *2022*

    The Bromsgrove Summer School English course is based in one of the UK’s oldest independent schools, set within 100 acres of grounds, an hour from Bristol; 30 minutes from Birmingham. It has excellent facilities:

    • Single, twin, triple or four-bedded rooms, many of them en-suite
    • State-of-the-art gym
    • 25m swimming pool
    • Coffee shop
    • Dance studios
    • Tennis, badminton, dodgeball and netball courts
    • Art and Design studios
    • Extensive grounds and lots more.

    International House Bristol provides the teaching, Bromsgrove School provides accommodation, activities, excursions and pastoral care. You study General English in modern, fully equipped classrooms with the latest IT equipment. Two main programmes: Teens’ (13-17 years), in the mornings, and Junior (8-12 years), in the afternoons.

    You practise English while taking part in a wide range of activities such as cookery, football, badminton, art and design and dodgeball all arranged by Bromsgrove School.

    Being part of the Bromsgrove Summer School international community means meeting new friends from all over the world, taking part in British culture, and hearing and speaking English all day in and out of the classroom.

    ***Unfortunately Bromsgrove Summer School is not available for 2021, but will be back for 2022***

    Please contact us for more information.

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