Junior English courses

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


Junior summer courses are intended to make learning fun while teaching the most up to date language ad the most relelvant 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 summer courses (homestay accommodation)

Summer 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 classes 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 9am to 12.30pm or 9.30am to 1pm 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

Songs and music: Every two weeks, each group chooses an English song they like, learns and practises it and then performs the song in our Friday afternoon talent show. This is a good way to find out more about your fellow teenage students' favourite music and artists.

* 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.

Every Wednesday, at the Queens Avenue site, we have an afternoon excursion to places of interest such as Weston-super-Mare beach, the SS Great Britain, Bristol Zoo or the City of Bath.

On some afternoon excursions, 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.


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.

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Bromsgrove Summer School (residential accommodation)

The Bromsgrove Summer School 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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