International House Bristol

27 Oakfield Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2AT

Tel: +44 (0)117 909 0911

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International House (IH) Bristol is a language school in the heart of Clifton. With two buildings, for adult and junior students, IH Bristol provides English language classes, foreign language classes and teacher training. As part of the IH family, International House Bristol provides a high standard of teaching, which ensures great progress for language skills. 

English Courses

With over 33 years’ experience, IH Bristol is accredited by the British Council, a member of English UK and a certified exam centre for the Cambridge Exam and OET. Classes are available in-person and online, and many are running in hybrid format. Students have a choice of different levels and courses tailored to their needs:

• General English

• Cambridge Exam Preparation

• IELTS Academic Preparation

• OET Exam Preparation

• Private 1:1 lessons

• Part-time courses

• Online Courses

• Free English lessons taught by teachers in training

• Winter, Easter & Summer Junior English courses - including afternoon social programmes

• NEW for 2022: ‘Best of Bristol’ course for over 45s

(Minimum age for adult courses = 16 years / Junior courses = 12-17 years)

Browse all English courses here

Foreign Languages 

The foreign language offering includes Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Welsh, Polish, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese, Greek and Turkish evening classes – mainly in school, with some online classes available. They also arrange In-company courses for various languages and a study abroad programme, sending students to IH schools all over the world. New terms start in January, Spring and September – see the full range of languages available here.

Teacher Training

IH Bristol has 20 years of experience in training teachers to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL). They provide CELTA courses and FTE (Foreign Teachers of English) training.

See more information on dates and prices for teacher training courses here

Currently, all courses are taking place from 2 Queens Avenue.

In the hopefully unlikely event of a new lockdown in England, all courses will be moved online without interruption.

Updated safety measures & FAQs for students travelling to Bristol from outside of the UK can be found here: 


Map & Directions

Road Directions

International House has two buildings: 2 Queen’s Avenue, Clifton, BS8 1SE 27 Oakfield Road, Clifton, BS8 2AT Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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