English school in Bristol: IH Bristol

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approx 600.- EUR
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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 (FCE, CAE)
School size
M
Accommodations
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
43 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. The school has a second course centre, some 5-8 minutes’ walk from the main building. During the low season, it is used for IELTS and Cambridge exams preparation courses. During the high season, lessons for young students are held there in the morning and in the afternoon the students of the 20-lesson programme for adults attend their classes there.

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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 GBP 540.-
(about EUR 605.-)
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
2
540
910
3
790
1325
4
1040
1740
6
1540
2570
8
1960
3320
12
2920
4940
16
3720
6400
24
5560
9560
Extra week (24+)
210
375
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 GBP 610.-
(about EUR 683.-)
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
2
610
980
3
895
1430
4
1180
1880
6
1750
2780
8
2240
3600
12
3340
5360
16
4280
6960
24
6400
10400
Extra week (24+)
245
410
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 (FCE)

Intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From GBP 2665.-
(about EUR 2985.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 FCE)
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
10
2665
4355
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 (FCE) 30 lessons/week

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1435.-
(about EUR 1607.-)
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
4
1435
2135
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 (CAE)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 10 week(s)
10 week(s) - From GBP 2665.-
(about EUR 2985.-)
Lessons
30 of 45 minutes
(20 general + 10 CAE)
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
10
2665
4355
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 (CAE) 30 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From GBP 1435.-
(about EUR 1607.-)
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
4
1435
2135
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 GBP 610.-
(about EUR 683.-)
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
2
610
980
3
895
1430
4
1180
1880
6
1750
2780
8
2240
3600
12
3340
5360
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.17   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 26 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
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/ 5
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/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

43 students gave their opinion about this school

18 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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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)
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School (3.8 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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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)
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Teaching (3.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) ()
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22 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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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)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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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)
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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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)
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Residence)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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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)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.5 / 5) (Other)
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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« 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)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
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50 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, August 2016
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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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!

Liberty Park

General information

Liberty Park is a very high quality student residence offering modern en-suite rooms which include a small kitchenette. Most residents are full time University students Liberty Park is a residence with great history, there are two buildings – one is a contemporary conversion of a listed cathedral plus an ultra modern new build. The residence is located on Park Place which is super close to the heart of the city centre, so you’re in best possible spot to make the most of both your studies and your social life. It's a 15 minute walk to the city centre and a 7 minute walk to IH Bristol on Oakfield Road.

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 4:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Entry card (building) 1
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area 1
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry 1
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace 1
Garden 1
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible 1
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles) 1
Swimming pool
Gym 1

Room types and facilities

Single
10 rooms
min.: 0 m2/ max.: 19 m2
1
Air conditioning
Heating 1
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided 1
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning 1
Desk 1
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave 1
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access
Floor
wood
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

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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