Modern Language Courses

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 as well as EAQUALS.

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


Book now your course starting in January 2019!

Term dates 2018/2019:

15-week Autumn Term 2018: 3rd September - 20th December (Half term break: 29th Oct - 2nd Nov)
15-week Winter Term 2019: 14th January - 9th May (Breaks: w/c 18th February, w/c 22nd April) 
5-week Holiday Term 2019: 20th May - 20th June
6-week Summer Term 2019: 1st July - 8th August

See price list here.

Class size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 15

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

Ways to learn

15- week 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

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


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 and German; £330 for Greek.

Other options

One-to-one or small group lessons

  • £38 per hour (1:1) / £60 per hour (1:2)
  • Packages of 10 lessons available with a 5% discount
  • Please check our Price_List or call 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
  • 5% discount when booked with us

In-company courses

  • 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