Junior English courses

Junior English courses are held every summer and winter and are perfect for you to improve your English, make friends and have fun. Our Junior courses run from in January and from late June to the end of August. We also offer bespoke junior group courses year round.


Junior English courses are intended to make learning fun while teaching the most up to date language and the most relevant topics for younger people.  You learn real English and have lots of opportunity to use it.

Varied programme of English lessons

Grammar, vocabulary, phrases and skills (Reading, Speaking, Listening and Writing)

8 levels available

Lively and exciting social programme

As a junior student, you study in mixed-nationality, junior-only groups at one of our summer school centres. You can also join one of our specialist English courses in film making, drama or journalism in the afternoon.

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Queens Avenue courses (homestay accommodation)

English classes for juniors aged 12 to 17 years* at Queens Avenue, Clifton. Students who study here stay with host families in the nearby area.

Junior Language ClassOur English courses for teens offer the best possible combination for teenage learners:

Excellent classroom teaching

Free access to computers and the internet

Friendly enjoyable classes

Mixed nationalities

A fantastic social programme of afternoon and evening activities

Excellent location close to shops, banks, sports facilities and other amenities

Classes run from 9.15am to 12.35pm, every day. You learn from our own specially written study booklets, designed specifically for teenagers. Every lesson covers a different topic so you can be sure we will include many different areas in a two-week or three-week programme. Classes are normally limited to 15 students (maximum 16).

Lessons include:

Phrase of the day

Fun activities

Review of earlier English language lessons in the week

Project 100 in every class guarantees that every group will learn at least 100 new words and phrases every week

* Please contact us if you are enquiring on behalf of under-12s. 11 year olds may be able to join as an exception.

Activity programme

Our junior activity programme offers a varied selection of daily afternoon activities and evening events like discos, karaoke, skating, circus skills or bowling.

Some afternoon excursions to places of interest such as Weston-super-Mare beach, the SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo or the City of Bath.

On some afternoons, you get a quiz, which gives you a chance to use your knowledge of English in a friendly competitive atmosphere.

On Saturdays, and some Sundays, there are whole-day trips to London, Cardiff, Oxford, Warwick castle and exciting local destinations like Wells or Cheddar.

Excursions include a guided tour by the accompanying teachers and visits to places of interest in the city or town being visited.

All of these social opportunities give you the chance to make the most of your time in Bristol, see more of the UK and practise the English you will learn while you are with us

Homestay & group accommodation

Most of our 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, included in the price of your accommodation. You have a bedroom with somewhere to put your clothes, and a table to work at. Every day you eat with members of the host family at breakfast and in the evening, and you can have meals together at weekends. We never put two students who speak the same language in the same home, so you will have plenty of opportunity to practise your English and get to know more about the English way of life.

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.

Please go to our Dates and prices page for more information or contact us on +44 (0)117 909 0911.

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.

Residential Accommodation - Subject to a minimum group size of 30, we can also arrange summer residential accommodation in one of the University halls of residence

The rate is £192 per person for 6 nights and includes dinner and buffet breakfast. The halls are located a 15 minute bus journey from the school in one of the best parts of Bristol

For more information contact Anna@ihbristol.com

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Bromsgrove Summer School (residential accommodation)

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

A state-of-the-art gym

25m swimming pool

Coffee shop

Dance studios

Tennis, badminton, dodgeball and netball courts

Art and Desgin studios

Extensive grounds and lots more.

International House Bristol provides the teaching, whilst our partners at Bromsgrove School provide accommodation, activities, excursions and pastoral care. You study General English in modern, fully equipped classrooms with the latest IT equipment. There are 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.

Please contact us for more information.

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