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9 English Language Schools in Bristol 2024

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Best English schools in Bristol by category - student age group, value for money

TOP Rated by
Students < 18 years
International House - Oakfield Road
Students < 18 years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(15)
TOP Rated by
Students 18-30 years
International House - Queens Avenue
Students 18-30 years
5.0

Rating: 5

(3)
TOP Rated by
Students 31-49 years
International House - Oakfield Road
Students 31-49 years
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(6)
TOP Rated by
Students 50+ years
EC English
Students 50+ years
4.7

Rating: 4.7

(6)
TOP Rated by
Students all ages
International House - Queens Avenue
Students all ages
5.0

Rating: 5

(4)
TOP Rated by
Quality of teaching
International House - Queens Avenue
Quality of teaching
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(4)
TOP Rated by
Leisure programme
International House - Queens Avenue
Leisure programme
4.3

Rating: 4.3

(4)
TOP Rated by
Value for money
International House - Queens Avenue
Value for money
4.8

Rating: 4.8

(4)
TOP Rated by
Location of school
International House - Queens Avenue
Location of school
5.0

Rating: 5

(4)
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Bristol ratings & opinions

How our students rated their experience in Bristol

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Bristol
59 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Bristol
Nightlife
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Friendliness of locals
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Interesing things to do
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Geographic setting
4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Public transport
4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Climate
3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Cleanliness
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Affordability
3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Shopping
4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Safety
4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

What our students said about Bristol

It is a fairly large city that offers many services, which is the idea that I carried.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Javier Spain

Bristol is worth a trip! With a great history and many attractions.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Marcus Germany

It offers many alternatives for all tastes.

3.0

Rating: 3/5

Sandra Germany

They should pick up the trash more often.

5.0

Rating: 5/5

Helena Spain

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Bristol

International House - Queens Avenue

IH cares about you. Good lessons and also a great leisure program.

22 April 2024
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 55 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 4 reviews
International House - Queens Avenue

Teachers and staff are all very nice

4 September 2023
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 20 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 4 reviews
International House - Queens Avenue

Varied lessons, competent teachers, nice classmates

9 August 2023
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 26 years

5.0

Rating: 5

| 4 reviews
EC English

School with efficient, modern teaching (your course is personalized and you have a QR code with all the course notes so you can focus on what's going on in the classroom). The teachers are good listeners. I appreciated their dynamism. And a real ++ for Ian Waston.

8 May 2023
Course: General English 20 - 1 week
Student age: 59 years

4.4

Rating: 4.4

| 16 reviews
International House - Oakfield Road

The attention to the student, with all the teaching and non-teaching staff always aware of your needs, both inside and outside the school. The facilities are exceptional: coffee, tea, microwave, fridge, table football, outdoor terraces, dining room... Impressive. Very complete social program.

1 May 2023
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 45 years

4.7

Rating: 4.7

| 29 reviews

Information about Bristol

Why Bristol? Bristol is a city in southwest England and is one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations. It was named as the best city to live in the UK by the Sunday Times newspaper in 2014 and 2017 and it has also won awards for the European Green Capital. The city has two universities and a wide variety of artistic and sporting organisations and venues. The modern economy is built on the creative media, electronics and aerospace industries, and the harbour's 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops and the city-centre docks have been redeveloped as centres of heritage and culture and includes a contemporary art gallery.It is very well connected to London and other major UK cities by road and rail, and to the world by sea and air.
Population: M  618,000
Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)
Region: England, Bristol
Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.2741 USD)
Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 04 Jun. 2024 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of England UK in your country. List of embassies and consulates of England UK on the official website - Government Digital Service.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 395 £
Average course price per week (Low season): 251 £
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Price index excluding rent: 77* (23% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index including rent: 59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:60* (40% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (England UK average): 3.48 £
    (14% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz
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Best time to take a language course in Bristol
May
Upfest Bristol
Upfest Bristol

17 May 2024 - 02 June 2024Held in Bristol, Upfest is the largest art and graffiti festival in Europe. Each year it brings over 400 artists together and more than 50,000 visitors. Amazing paintings and colourful designs are displayed on walls at every corner. The beauty of this event is breath-taking!

July
Bristol Harbour Festival
Bristol Harbour Festival

19 July 2024 - 21 July 2024Colourful festival celebrating the marine history of Bristol and her ships. The many events include concerts by both local and international artists, circus and street artist performances, as well as sports competitions and a really varied programme of maritime events.

August
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

09 August 2024 - 11 August 2024The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta attracts over 130 hot air balloons from around the world. This four-day event is held in August every year.

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Brandon Hill Nature Park
Brandon Hill Nature Park
Bristol (BRS) - 11 km. from Bristol city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 32 minutes.

Main stops: Bristol Airport, Old Market -Bond Street

Taxi: 15 minutes drive to city center of Bristol

London Heathrow (LHR) - 148 km. from Bristol city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 125 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Airport London, Bristol Coach Station

Every 20 minutes, 150 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Terminal 2+3 to London Padington + London Paddington to Bristol Parkway + Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads

Taxi: 100 minutes drive to city center of Bristol

London Gatwick (LGW) - 171 km. from Bristol city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 80 minutes.

Main stops: Gatwick Airport London, Heathrow Airport London, Bristol Coach Station

Taxi: 140 minutes drive to city center of Bristol

Q&A - Questions and answers about Bristol

  • The schools we work with offer a wide range of accommodation (homestay, single or shared rooms in flats or residences, etc.). Homestay is the most recommended option for a true language immersion experience, and if you also take into account that in most cases half or full board is also included, you will have the opportunity to continue practising the language around the dinner table, and you will learn much more about the local culture and traditions.
    Rubén De Haro, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 24, 2023
  • In Bristol, Bayswater, LSI, BLC International, Castle School, St. Giles, and Embassy Summer offer day camps for kids and teenagers. Just let us know what you preferred dates and we will be happy to recommend the best options for you.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 12, 2023
  • We work as an agency promoting language programmes throughout the world but we do not arrange any accommodation for our students.
    Our individual partner schools arrange accommodation for their students. I recommend that you contact the language schools directly in the area where you have your accommodation.
    Ana Carolina Dos Santos, LanguageCourse.Net - Feb 12, 2023
  • The school International House offers junior programmes not only in summer but in spring and winter too. You can check our website for specific start dates
    Irina Zotova, LanguageCourse.Net - Nov 23, 2022

FAQ about schools in Bristol

  • At the time of writing (2024), we have 9 partner schools in Bristol delivering English courses. At the time of writing, the one with the best reviews from our former students is International House - Queens Avenue. However, there may be schools that are more suitable for you if you have special requirements regarding your language course. Contact one of our agents and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you!
    Veronica Romualdi, Language Travel Consultant from LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 01, 2024
  • We recommend arriving early afternoon to early evening. The host families are quite flexible and adapt to the arrival time of the students.
    Sabine, German Travel Consultant from LCN - Mar 24, 2022

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