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General English Courses


Our General English course focuses on communication and is taught in Bristol

All classes focus on the language itself (grammar and vocabulary) and use it in spoken, written and heard language. You will make use of the language in a real context inside the class and outside it. You will be surprised how quickly your security and confidence will improve.



What to expect


We focus on practical, effective and natural communication


Our Intensive (30 lesson) and General (20 lesson) English courses help students improve all their skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and learn the grammar, vocabulary and cultural knowledge necessary for living in the UK and using English in an international context. We focus on practical, effective and natural communication and you will get at least five pieces of new language in each 45-minute class.

15 or 22.5 hours per week
Maximum 12 students per class
Minimum 2 different teachers on every 12-week course

Speak English from day 1, whatever your level
The Cultural Question gives you new grammar and vocabulary on the subject and a chance to share information about your culture and learn about the culture of others.



Intensive English


30 lessons (22.5 hours per week)
Mornings: coursebook-focused lessons & grammar and vocabulary lessons
Afternoons: skills Lessons focused on reading, writing, speaking and listening
12-week English course syllabus ensuring a balanced programme

The afternoon skills classes mean you make even better use of the language you are learning. For students with limited time to study, the Intensive English course is the best way to ensure you get the maximum benefit out of your time at International House Bristol.

General English

20 lessons, 15 hours per week
Mornings: coursebook focused lessons and grammar and vocabulary lessons
12-week English course syllabus ensuring a balanced programme
Afternoons: free self-study in our study room or explore Bristol with your friends


Intensive initiation course


They follow the same structure as the Intensive English course. The 12-week Course starts in weeks with a specific date.


8 Levels

(From Beginner to Advance)
Nivel 1 Beginner
Cambridge ESOL -
IELTS Bands 1.0 - 2.0
Trinity Levels Grado 2

Learners can communicate at a basic level and can deal with some situations necessary to survive in an English speaking environment. Their comprehension of English is limited but a foundation has been laid for further learning.

Nivel 2 Elementary
Cambridge ESOL KET
IELTS Bands 2.5 - 3.0
Trinity Levels Grado 3

Learners can communicate at a basic level. They can survive in an English-speaking environment. Their comprehension of English is limited but a foundation has been laid for further learning.

Nivel 3 Preintermediate
Cambridge ESOL KET
IELTS Bands 3 - 3.5
Trinity Levels Grado 4

Learners are able to communicate in English adequately in simple everyday situations. Their range of vocabulary and ability to manipulate grammatical structure is developing, as is their ability to comprehend oral and written English.

Nivel 4 Lower Intermediate
Cambridge ESOL PET
IELTS Bands 4.0
Trinity Levels Grado 5

Although their English vocabulary and grammar are limited in range, learners are able to communicate in most basic everyday situations. They are beginning to deal confidently with authentic reading and listening material.

Nivel 5 Midintermediate
Cambridge ESOL PET
IELTS Bands 4.5
Trinity Levels Grado 6

Learners are developing their English language skills and can speak quite fluently in most everyday situations. Their ability to express more complex ideas is beginning to develop, although their language is not always accurate.

Nivel 6 Upper Intermediate
Cambridge ESOL FCE
IELTS Bands 6.0
Trinity Levels Grado 7 - 9

Learners are of approximately Cambridge First Certificate in English standard with a range of vocabulary and a command of all basic grammatical structures. They can use English in a variety of contexts and are beginning to appreciate many of the complexities of the language.

Nivel 7 Lower Advanced
Cambridge ESOL CAE
IELTS Bands 7.0
Trinity Levels Grado 10 - 11

Learners are able to use a wide range of language effectively in a variety of contexts and can easily comprehend natural spoken and written English.

Nivel 8 Upper Advanced
Cambridge ESOL CAE
IELTS Bands 8.0 - 9.0
Trinity Levels Grado 12

Learners are developing an understanding of and an ability to produce subtleties and complexities of the language, although they may still require some work on accuracy. At the end of this level, students should be close to native English speaker competence.


12-week educational program


Language Area Examples
Life in the UK, technology, health, going out, music, personality, national festivals.
Tenses and verb structures, the grammar of phrases, modal verbs, determiners, conditionals.
Collocations (words that naturally go together), phrases, idioms, phrasal verbs, affixes.
Word stress, difficult sounds, natural pronunciation, intonation.
The Four Skills
Reading, writing, speaking and listening: to improve your communication outside the classroom.
Effective Communication
Formal / informal language and politeness, linking sentences together to form texts.
Functional Language
Agreeing / disagreeing, giving advice, giving opinions, suggesting.



Morning Class
Class 1
9:00 - 9:45
We use a general English coursebook, which has a balance of skills, vocabulary and grammar. You'll start the class with a Cultural Question, to help you understand the cultures of the UK and other students.
Class 2
9:50 - 10:35
Class 3
10:55 - 11:40
These classes have a grammar and vocabulary focus and we choose from a wide range of resources to suit each group of students. Every morning we also teach you a Phrase of the Day, to help you sound natural.
Class 4
11:45 - 12:30



Afeternoon Class
Class 1
13:30 - 14:15
These classes focus on practising the four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. We often have longer activities to help you improve your fluency and we use a higher proportion of authentic materials when appropriate.
Class 2
14:20 - 15:05

Extras included

punto Access to our online elearning platform from the moment you enrol until 3 months after the end of your course.
punto Permanent open access to our Free Exercises

Free coursebook (low season)


Regular help with English pronunciation


Daily homework


Suggestions about how to learn more effectively


Authentic materials (texts created for native speakers), so that you are learning real English


A huge range of resources or assistance from our tutors to help with your homework, explain English grammar and vocabulary you find difficult or give you advice about improving your English


Access to our weekly conversation club on Friday afternoons to practice English with other students and teachers


Optional modules


You can add a number of supplementary courses to a General English course and have lessons in the afternoon as well.


IELTS Exam English course


Cambridge Exam English course


One-to-One English course




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