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International House , BristolFavorites heart icon

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.015 reviews

Rating: 4.9/5.0

4.9/5.0
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Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
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School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The Oakfield Road school is located on a quiet street in Clifton, just a few minutes away from many of Bristol's key... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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540£ 515£
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EC English, BristolFavorites heart icon

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.015 reviews

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0
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Rating: 3.9/5.0

3.9/5.0
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 24 August 2020
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school boasts an enviable central location in Queen Square, a peaceful area in the centre of this beautiful and... More

General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
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620£ 620£
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EF International Language Center, BristolFavorites heart icon
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 07 September 2020
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council

Bristol is a beautiful University town. The riverside setting allows students to enjoy unique features like dockside... More

General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
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Includes accommodation -
1225€ 1225€
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TEG English, BristolFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Situated in the centre of the city, two minutes’ walk from the well-known Cabot Circus shopping centre, and the... More

General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
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458£ 439£
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, BristolFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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1920£ 1824£
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school is located in the centre of the popular harbourside area, in a charming stone wine warehouse dating from the... More

Octorial Programme - 30 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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1432£ 1397£
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Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 | 15 reviews

The excellent quality of teaching, both as regards the teachers, and the contents and teaching methods.
A meeting point for people from all over the world, with many different interests and a common passion for communication and good knowledge of English.

8 August 2018
Course: Intensive English - 2 weeks
Student age: 58 years

Angela
Italy

Rating: 4.8/5.0

4.8/5.0 | 15 reviews

The education provided is of quality and the test given before arrival allows us to find ourselves in a class with an equivalent level
Social activities can help bound quickly

27 November 2017
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 32 years

Angéline
France

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 15 reviews

The teachers were open to questions, taught the lessons effectively and used various methods. There were lots of chances to talk- individually, in pair work and in class.
There was always a helpful staff member or a receptionist around if you wanted to ask questions.

24 October 2016
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 54 years

Manuela
Germany

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 15 reviews

The school´s location.
Few lessons. Plenty of free time left.

8 September 2015
Course: Intensive English - 3 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Rushana
Russian Federation

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 15 reviews

The international mix of students, as well as the changes of teachers during the week and depending on the program.
I can not make more comments because I was staying with a friend and stayed with her at night.

11 September 2013
Course: Intensive English - 1 week
Student age: 16 years

Lysa
France

Rating: 4.4/5.0

4.4/5.0 | 15 reviews

The teachers and the activities in the evening.
The school and the city are absolutely lovely.

31 July 2012
Course: General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Claudia
Espana

Key Facts about Bristol

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: 431,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: England, Bristol

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.3107 USD)

Bristol quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

4.7/5.0 (38 reviews by our former students)

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.

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 326 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 271 £

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:77* (23% cheaper than New York)
  • Student 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):3.13 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airports

Bristol (BRS) - 11 km. from Bristol city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 10,00 GBP, 32 minutes.

Main stops: Bristol Airport, Old Market -Bond Street

Taxi: 16 £, 15 minutes drive to city center of Bristol

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Aberdeen, Belfast International, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Inverness, Jersey, Newcastle
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Knock
London Heathrow (LHR) - 148 km. from Bristol city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 30,00 GBP, 125 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Airport London, Bristol Coach Station

Every 20 minutes, 31,00 GBP, 150 minutes.

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

Taxi: 190 £, 100 minutes drive to city center of Bristol

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Austin-Bergstrom, Baltimore Washington International, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Portland, Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, St John's, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
London Gatwick (LGW) - 171 km. from Bristol city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 14,00 GBP, 80 minutes.

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

Taxi: 140 minutes drive to city center of Bristol

Weather in Bristol

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Events in BristolBest time to take a language course in Bristol

August
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

06 August 2020 - 09 August 2020The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta attracts over 130 hot air balloons from around the world. This four-day event is held in August every year.

What to do in Bristol

Clifton Suspension Bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge
St Mary Redcliffe
St Mary Redcliffe
Brandon Hill Nature Park
Brandon Hill Nature Park
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    FAQ about schools in Bristol

  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for England UK is 4 weeks.
  • The student price index in Bristol is 76.94. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Bristol with 4.7 stars out of 5.
  • In Bristol electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type G.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Bristol is Bristol (11.7 km from city center). Alternative airports: London Heathrow (148.3 km), London Gatwick (171.9 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Bristol.
  • In Bristol the following courses are offered specifically for business English: English for Doctors.
  • Schools in Bristol offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, Other exams.
  • In Bristol there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: English & Fitness.
  • See the climate table of Bristol and the event calendar of Bristol with events such as Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.
  • The English school that offered the most popular programs for teenagers in the last 12 months was International House . Their most frequently booked programme was "Junior English Summer" with 20 lessons per week. You can also consult our overview of junior English programs in Bristol.
  • 439£ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Bristol. The average cost of a language course in Bristol is 247£ per week.

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