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International House Modern Foreign Languages

By bristol247, Thursday Sep 24, 2015

International House Bristol Language School is part of a worldwide affiliation established 60 years ago, teaching everyone from children to mature adults and preparing them either for exams or to use foreign languages in the professional world.

The school is particularly focused on the quality of teaching, because they believe students should be able to achieve their learning goals and their satisfaction is the school’s objective. Teachers are native speakers of the languages they teach and qualified to IHWO standards (TESOL/CELTA equivalent). 

IH Bristol is inspired by one aim: to teach the very highest standards in language education.

Group adult evening classes in 11 languages

Courses are available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Welsh and English as a foreign language. From September we will also have a new Portuguese course for beginners.

Group adult evening classes run for 10-weeks, three terms a year (September to December, January to April and April to July) in 11 different languages. Lessons are 90 minutes long, once a week, from Monday to Thursday, at 6.15pm and 8pm. The classes have a maximum of 12 to 14 students and cost only £135 for a ten-week course. The price includes the use of the school facilities, free Wi-Fi, phrase of the week, social and cultural activities (film nights, pub nights, free language exchange) and an IH Certificate at the end of the course with the teacher’s comments and level achieved.

There are three levels (depending on the language and on the demand): A1, A2 and B1. A student should be able to complete a level within three terms.

From September 2015, we will provide our students with course books for most of the languages which they will be able to purchase on site to give them support in their learning.

PLUS course
This is a 10 week course available in French, Italian, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese, and is a combination of 1x90min lesson per week + 1x60min conversation class per week. This is for students who want to take it a little step further and practice their speaking skills. Topics of the 10 week course are also covered in the conversation classes to give continuity to the students and for them to have a go at what they have learnt in a communicative approach.

One-to-one and small groups 
One-to-one lessons and small groups of up to four people allow the teacher to address the student’s individual needs. Packages of 10 lessons are available at a discounted price. These lessons are also available for Juniors (children aged 12 to 17) should they choose to have lessons with us to support their school lessons in the same language. This may be in order to pass their annual exams, GCSEs or A-Levels. Our teachers are here to help them achieve their goals in one-to-one or small group lessons.

Conversation classes
Conversation classes are available in French, Italian, Spanish, German and now Mandarin and Portuguese, from 6.30-7.30pm and from 8-9pm, Monday to Thursday. These cost £10 per lesson for a drop-in or £90 for a block booking of ten.  They are also available at different prices if you enrol on a PLUS Course (1×90 minute lesson per week + 1×60 min conversation class per week) depending on the language you chose.

In-Company Courses
International House Bristol also offer business language or general language courses in all languages, as well as cultural workshops for businesses that need a basic knowledge not only of the language but also about the culture they are doing business with abroad. These can be flexible in terms of timings and location, and completely personalised. Please email for details.

Study Abroad Courses

Language courses in a foreign country, combining learning with social activities. These can be organised on either a short or long term basis, and there’s a 5% discount when booked through International House Bristol (this means your booking is secure with us, and any issues can be dealt with on your behalf).

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