Modern Language Courses

Learn a foreign language, mornings or evenings, in Clifton, Bristol.

Our modern foreign language courses are designed for students of all ages, levels and learning styles. The classes we offer suit all levels and are taught in groups, one-to-one or in-company.

What distinguishes us from other language schools is that our lessons are taught in the target language (no or very little English is used) which we believe and is proven to be the best way to learn a language. Students will feel immersed in the language of their choice and put at ease by our qualified, experienced, native or near-native teachers. 

IH Bristol is part of a worldwide group of more than 150 language schools that are passionate about providing excellence in language courses. With over 25 years' experience, we are sure to deliver a professional service.

The school holds accreditations from the British Council and International House World Organisation.

To self-assess your level, please have a look at the EAQUALS level description here


2020 Term Dates


Winter Term 2020

13th January - 14th May (15 weeks)

Break 1: 17th - 21st February

Break 2: 6th - 17th April


Holiday Term 2020

25th May - 25th June (5 weeks)

Get ready for your Summer Holiday. This course is aimed at Beginner students only.


Summer Term 2020

6th July - 13th August (6 weeks)


Winter Term 2020

31st August - 17th December (15 weeks)

Break 1: 26th - 30th October

Have a question? We are happy to help, get in touch below.

0117 906 7660


See price list here.


Class size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 15

All our classes are based at 2 Queens Avenue BS8 1SE. 

Our Autumn Term is starting w/c 2nd September.

Ways to learn

Group Courses

  • 15-week language courses consisting of a 90 minute lesson per week
  • Cost is £210 for Spanish, French, Italian, German and Portuguese and £240 for Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Welsh, Arabic, Greek and Turkish.
  • Courses run in the evenings between Monday to Thursday either at 6.15-7.45pm or 8-9.30pm
  • All students receive an IH course level attendance certificate on completion of the course
  • We use a communicative approach to our lessons using all the skills and useful vocabulary and grammar
  • Special offers and discounts available

Conversation language classes

  • In Spanish, French, Italian, German and Greek
  • Evening classes either at 6.30-7.30pm or 8-9pm between Monday to Thursday
  • Can be booked together with your regular course ("Combo price" £90 for 15 classes) or seperately for £150 or as a drop-in for £10/lesson. 
  • To enrol, please select the language on the menu to the left, click on the 'Conversation Classes' coloured block and then click on 'Enrol Now' next to the conversation class of your choice. Alternatively, if you're also enrolling for a group course you can select an accompanying conversation class on your booking page.


A1 Level

A2/B1 Level


A1 Level

A2/B1 Level



A1 Level

A2 - B1 Level



A1 Level (some terms)

A2 - B1 Level


A1 Level


A1 Level

Combo courses

Combo courses are designed to speed up your learning. By adding a 60 minute conversation class per week to your regular course, you will have an opportunity to increase your language knowledge and practice what you have learnt. Cost is £300 for Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German; £330 for Greek.

Other options

One-to-one or small group lessons

  • £50 per hour (1:1) / £69 per hour (1:2)
  • Packages of 10 lessons available with a 5% discount
  • Please check our Price_List or email us for more information
  • We advise booking at least a week in advance

Study abroad courses

  • Language courses in a foreign country
  • Short and long term, for all levels
  • 5% discount when booked with us

In-company courses

  • Tailor-made language courses to suit your business’ needs
  • Very flexible on timings and location, and completely personalised
  • Please email us for details or make an enquiry

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