English course in Bournemouth
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Information on the English School in Bournemouth
If you would like to combine your English studies with seaside views, then look no further than the resort town of Bournemouth (voted the best seaside town in England and the fourth in all of Europe!).
Outside of London, it is the most popular destination for studying English in the UK, but comes at a much cheaper price. With seven miles of beaches, the mildest climate in the UK, a World Heritage Site on its doorstep, numerous festivals and vibrant nightlife, it has become a lovely, cosmopolitan and highly sought after destination for language students from across the globe.
The School is located in the heart of an affluent area just a stone’s throw away from the centre of town, which boasts an endless array of restaurants, clubs, cafes and shops. The classrooms are bright and spacious and equipped with interactive whiteboards, helping you make the most out of your learning experience.
Each class has maximum of 15 students, with an additional computer lab and study centre to complement the classroom-based lessons. The School also has an outside area where students can work and socialise with over 50 nationalities that attend this school each year.
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General or Intensive English Course in Bournemouth for Adults
[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English! >> Read more
One to One Lessons in Bournemouth
[+] To make the most of your language course, you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more
English for Work in Bournemouth for Adults
[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English for Work course. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more
IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Bournemouth
[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more
Certify your study stay in Bournemouth
What certificates can you get?
At the end of your English language course you will receive a certificate of participation stating the dates, the type of course and the language level you have achieved. This certificate of partecipation is a nice addition to your CV. Remember that to get your level certified and recognised internationally, you will have to take a test like the IELTS or TOEFL, for example. You can apply for your examination directly at school, there are normally 2 sessions every month.
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Tips, tricks and links - Independent accommodation
[+] No matter why you're after an independent accommodation, maybe that was your first choice anyway, or you simply couldn't find anything available through the school... When the time to find a private accommodation comes, there are some tips and tricks that might come in handy. Find out more about the ... >> Read more
Lansdowne Point - Residence
[+] Lansdowne Point consists of shared apartments with well-equipped communal kitchens, high speed internet and IPTV in well furnished, en-suite bedrooms. The residence is comprised of cluster flats in combinations of 4, 5, 6 rooms each with a large communal kitchen and lounge area. >> Read more
[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more
Extra activities, learn while having fun!
What extra activities are available for the students in Bournemouth
Each English Course includes a variety of educational and social activities for free, which are specifically designed to promote linguistic practice and socializing. Activities are ongoing and differ from week to week, involving teachers and participating adult students that come from all around the world. There are also varied activities such as concerts and movie nights that can be purchased directly at the school, so make sure you inquire! Among the free activities, you'll find:
- Pronunciation Classes;
- Arts and Food Cultural Evenings;
- Sports, Walking and Hiking;
- Guided Tours of surrounding areas and local markets;
- Focus Groups for conversation practice;
Why study English in Bournemouth
Find out why this destination may be the right choice for you!
Voted the best UK Coastal Resort for the second year in a row, it’s not hard to see why Bournemouth’s popularity has increased incredibly for students. It is just 2.5 hours by car from London, has no regional accent (making it easier for those taking an English course) and has a huge multicultural community.
It takes pride in its award-winning beaches, green spaces and excellent lifestyle facilities like shopping, entertainment, cafes, restaurants, sports centres and nightlife.
It also hosts some of the biggest events in the UK, such as the Bournemouth 7’s Festival (the World’s Largest Sport and Music Festival), the Air Festival and the new International Festival. All of these things add to making Bournemouth an exciting year-round destination for students and tourists alike.
Statistics, some interesting numbers
Does this English course meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.
- OTHER23 % 23 %
- SAUDI ARABIA11 % 11 %
- TURKEY11 % 11 %
- CHINA10 % 10 %
- ITALY10 % 10 %
- SPAIN10 % 10 %
- SOUTH KOREA9 % 9 %
- OMAN8 % 8 %
- FRANCE7 % 7 %
- COLOMBIA6% 6%
Here the age groups at the English school in Bournemouth:
- 18-29 83 % 83 %
- 30+ 40+ 50+17% 17%
Structure and timetable of English course in Bournemouth
First day in Bournemouth
The first day begins at 08:30 with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about, it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons.
Welcome Package Tipically, on your first day of English course in Bournemouth students get a welcome package, including a manual with information about Bournemouth, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Bournemouth, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event On the first day of your course you are invited to a welcome event. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.
As of your second day, you will start with the regular timetable. For courses of 20 lessons/week, it typically starts at about 09:00 am up until 12:30, with a coffee break in the middle. For courses of 30 lessons/week, the timetable also includes an afternoon session, typically from 13:30 up to 15:00.
NOTE: At certain times (often in the High Season), the school opts for a “Double Banking” time table, this means that your lessons will be held in the morning one day, and in the afternoon the day after. Naturally, the overall amount of lessons you booked will be completed.
Useful information about Bournemouth
Not to be missed!
- A day at the beach
- The Bournemouth Eye
- The Jurassic Coast
- The Durdle Door
- Corfe Castle
How to get around Bournemouth
The best way to travel lightweight and securely, is to use your mobile and Google Maps to organize your commutes, you probably use it already, but just in case… try it out here: Google maps. Also, in most English speaking countries worldwide you can use private transport services such as Uber and Bolt. Please try them out, you will find the Apps on your mobile App store, most students use these services to commute from and to school, sharing the rides with their class mates.
Cost of living, some examples
- Big Mac Meal £2.50
- Sandwich £3.00
- Can of Coca Cola £065
- Coffee £2.00
- 1 litre of milk £0.80
- 2 litres of water £1.20
- 2 course meal in an average restaurant £17.00
- SIM Card £10
- Cinema ticket £7
- Night Club Entrance £10 – £12
Visas and travel documents
What requirements are there to study in Bournemouth
If you are NOT European
For you there are no changes with Brexit, everything remains as before, click on: requirements
If you ARE European
Here's what changes:
Until 1 October 2021, you can continue to travel to the UK without a visa, but you will need your passport or valid identity card. You must also have health insurance, see below.
After 1 October 2021, you will only be able to visit the UK if you have your passport and an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA). The authorisation will be obtained very easily, directly online. Updates will be provided in due course. You will need to have health insurance, info below.
The European Health Insurance Card will not be valid after 1 January 2021, so you can add private health insurance to your booking on our website, when available, or make your own arrangements. Health insurance allows you to claim for reimbursement of any health costs you are required to pay in the UK.
For more info click on: requirements