English school in Bristol: IH Bristol

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Key points

  • Professionalism of teaching staff, official centre for Cambridge exams
  • Excellent location in a historical district
  • Warm and friendly atmosphere
  • Dynamic city offering a large choice of activities and amusements

The school

Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced)
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
22 years
Nationality mix
Spain, Italy, South Korea, etc..
ratings
44 authentic opinions

Situated in a lovely and historic building in Clifton (the historical part of Bristol) and with a body of 20 to 100 students all year round, the school has welcomed students from the world over since 1987. It is well located, close to numerous shops, restaurants and the university, and offers ideal facilities: TV, Internet, video, comfortable classrooms, a study room with a listening centre and even a kitchen… all available to students. Its friendly atmosphere and teachers who are very engaged in the daily life of the students distinguish the school.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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Standard course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 540.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
540 GBP
910 GBP
1120 GBP
3
790 GBP
1325 GBP
1640 GBP
4
1040 GBP
1740 GBP
2160 GBP
6
1540 GBP
2570 GBP
3200 GBP
8
1960 GBP
3320 GBP
4160 GBP
12
2920 GBP
4940 GBP
6200 GBP
16
3720 GBP
6400 GBP
8080 GBP
24
5560 GBP
9560 GBP
12080 GBP
Extra week (24+)
210 GBP
375 GBP
480 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 02.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Elementary to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 610.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:05

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
610 GBP
980 GBP
1190 GBP
3
895 GBP
1430 GBP
1745 GBP
4
1180 GBP
1880 GBP
2300 GBP
6
1750 GBP
2780 GBP
3410 GBP
8
2240 GBP
3600 GBP
4440 GBP
12
3340 GBP
5360 GBP
6620 GBP
16
4280 GBP
6960 GBP
8640 GBP
24
6400 GBP
10400 GBP
12920 GBP
Extra week (24+)
245 GBP
410 GBP
515 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 02.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 2665.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 B2 First)
Course duration
10 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:00-15:05

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
10
2665 GBP
4355 GBP
5405 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 01.04 / 23.09.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 02.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (B2 First) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1435.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:05

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
4
1435 GBP
2135 GBP
2555 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
29.07.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 02.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From 2665.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 C1 Advanced)
Course duration
10 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:05

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
10
2665 GBP
4355 GBP
5405 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
07.01 / 01.04 / 30.09.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 02.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1435.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:05

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
4
1435 GBP
2135 GBP
2555 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
29.07.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 02.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 12 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 610.- GBP
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 IELTS)
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:05

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom)
2
610 GBP
980 GBP
1190 GBP
3
895 GBP
1430 GBP
1745 GBP
4
1180 GBP
1880 GBP
2300 GBP
6
1750 GBP
2780 GBP
3410 GBP
8
2240 GBP
3600 GBP
4440 GBP
12
3340 GBP
5360 GBP
6620 GBP
All prices are in GBP.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 02.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (17.06-23.08.2019) 15 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (17.06-23.08.2019) 15 GBP
Additional night compulsory
Extra night with host family 28 GBP
Supplement (Host family, if arrival after 11pm ) 20 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Bristol) 40 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Bristol, (-18)) 60 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow) 205 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Gatwick) 235 GBP

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

44 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
53 years old - France
/ 5
Logement dans un quartier résidentiel, calme, chambre lumineuse, avec sa propre salle de bain wc et un bureau. Parfait!
2 weeks, September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« La localisation de l'école, proche des commerces et des bus, l'alternance des profs, les séances de 45mn, propice à la concentration, l'ambiance générale, détendue mais sérieuse. »
24 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
22 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
45 years old - Spain
/ 5
Todo excelente. Una gran experiencia. Excelente profesorado. Una grsn experiencia. Con ganas de repetir
2 weeks, August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Buen trato e igualdad a todos »
Top tips
« Tour bici a Bath »
17 years old - Belgium
/ 5
8 weeks, October – December 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« J'ai fait des progrès très certains en Anglais, aucun doute. Je parle beaucoup fluidement. D'un point de vue personnel, il est certain que ce voyage m'a permis d'acquérir de l' autonomie etde l' indépendance. Quand on sort de sa zone de confort on apprend beaucoup de choses sur soi-même. »
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
8 weeks, October – December 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
55 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Séjour très agréable. Globalement toutes les personnes que j'ai croisées étaient très gentilles, ouvertes et pouvant discuter facilement avec elles, même en dehors de l'école. Very helpfull.
2 weeks, August – September 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Notre prof. à la fin de la semaine nous a toujours demandé ce que nous voulions faire la semaine suivante. »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
6 weeks, July – August 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Mariana Cintas Garcia
Mariana Cintas Garcia
IH, Bristol
Duration: 4 weeks

I can only describe my experience with both ESL and International House Bristol as rewarding and enriching in every sense. Honestly, it was a vital experience that I recommend to everyone, regardless of their age or reason to do it (for work, school or a personal purpose). My stay was for four weeks and, in my opinion, is in the second week when you can see considerably the progress -especially the fluency in conversation- and that is due to the system study and the time spent socializing with natives and schoolmates of other nationalities. In this sense, I have to highlight the school's social program, in which you can discover Bristol, visit several and interesting cities nearby for a cheap price (especially in the summer), participate in leisure and cultural activities, and meet new people. On the other hand, Bristol is the perfect city to study English and experience the essence of England, because is a big city that keeps a charming character, that allows access to all types of services (good transportation to other cities, malls, pubs, clubs, restaurants...) and interact with native speakers. Additionally is relatively close to the great metropolis London and has a perfect location for visiting Cardiff, Bath, Stonehenge, Stratfford, Birmingham, etc. It’s been a pleasure being able to live this experience. The truth is that I'm thinking about doing it again! Thanks to ESL and IH Bristol.

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Host family
Living with a host family is certainly the best way to get to know the common expressions and to put into practise what you have learned in class. This option will also allow you to discover the local culture, to share meals (breakfast and dinner) with a family experienced in welcoming foreign students, and to get a taste of the local hospitality. You will stay in a single room.

Liberty Park residence
Just a 10-minute walk from the language school and a stone’s throw from the centre of Bristol, this student residence is housed in two buildings: one, a stunning converted church; the other, a contemporary new building. Enjoy the comfort of your own private room, complete with an en-suite bathroom, sheets and towels, free Wi-Fi, a TV and a small kitchenette. Unwind in the gym or cinema room with your fellow international residents and take advantage of convenient amenities like a laundry room and bicycle storage. Enjoy staying in style!

General information

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking
Walking distance to public transport:
1 minute

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
2 minutes
Coffee shops:
2 minutes
Restaurants:
2 minutes
Shops:
2 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 16:00
Saturday until 11:00
Entry card (building) Yes
Key (building) No
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk Yes
Smoking area Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden Yes
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym Yes

Room types and facilities

Single
10 rooms
min.: 0 m2/ max.: 19 m2
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin Yes
Shared toilets No
Shared showers No
Cleaning Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities Yes
Microwave Yes
TV Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
wood
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

If you like sport and culture, you will love Bristol! Whether you prefer rock, jazz, classical, pop, museums or cinema, you will have plenty to do in your free time. Bath, Oxford, Cardiff and Stonehenge are close by, and London is only 90 minutes away by train. That’s for your spirit. For your body, apart from having two football teams and a rugby team to cheer on, you can also practise gymnastics, swimming, climbing, bicycling, horse riding and water sports. On your first day, you will receive a list of “50 things to do in Bristol”. Have fun!

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