The Summer English courses in Bournemouth take place in the headquarters of the school, situated a 10 minute walk from the city centre and from the beach. You will get to know students from all around the world (In the summer of 2014, the school received between 60 and 250 students from 22 different countries). The residences that we offer can be found a 5 minute walk from the school.
In the afternoons and evenings you will be able to get involved in a leisure activities programme, organised by the international team of supervisores and designed for students from all around the world.
If the students have to take public transport to get to the school, it´s not certain that they can participate in the evening activities, due to the local bus service finished at 9/10pm. Due to this, if the students want to participate in the complete programme, we reccommend staying in residences.
The academic centre has:
The members of our team have been selected carefully for their responsable attitude, for their dedication and friendliness. The students can go to them at any time. There are teachers of different nationalities: from England, Germany, France, Spain, Russia, etc.
The supervision relationship depends on the age of our students:
The students younger than 13 can´t leave the school without a member of staff. The students from 13-17 can leave the school in groups of 3 without being supervised by a member of staff. If the parents want their children to leave campus without supervision, we need a signed document which will be sent in the reservation confirmation.
If the students are travelling in a group, the person in charge of the group is responsable for their supervision.
We offer accompanied flights from Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Valencia and Barcelona to England. One of our international monitors will wait for you in the airport and will accompany you to Bournemouth. You will be accompanied on the flight from the camp to the airport where the parents will be waiting. For these flights, the transfer in England from and to the airport are included in the price.
Please note that for flights which arrive early or late in England, there can be a waiting time of up to 5 hours, since the accompanied transfer leaves at 6pm to take into account flight delays and traffic. We recommend taking a sandwich or some money to buy something to eat and drink in the airport. The supervisors will accompany you throughout your trip and will be worried if you get bored during the waiting time. You will be accompanied throughout your time and your supervisors will take you to your rooms so that you can relax and start your adventure the next day.
* You must take into account the flights that arrive early to England can have up to a 5 hours wait, since the accompanied transfer leaves at 6pm to take into account flight delays and traffic. We recommend taking a sandwich or some money to buy something to eat and drink in the airport. The supervisors will accompany you throughout your trip.
Doing an English course abroad is the easiest way to improve your English knowledge in a natural and effective way.
Bournemouth is an exciting coastal tourist centre and an attractive student city which attracts tourists and students from all around the world, creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The mild climate and pleasant temperatures in the summer encourages a great holiday experience outdoors. It is a crowded city which hsa many shopping areas and entertainment areas.
While you go for a stroll through the pedestrian zone in Bournemouth, you will be able to enjoy fashion shops, discos and bars. The city centre is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is just a few minutes walk from the most popular and clean sandy beach in Great Britain.
Bournemouth University attracts thousands of students every year that want to study here. Nearly 15,000 students live in the city, and its estimated that 10% of these students are international. Also, their English courses attract more than 50,000 teenagers every year.
With so many young people, the nightlife of the city is very lively. At night, fun is guaranteed. At 7:00 in the evening, (the time which is normal to finish supper and go out), a vast number of bars, pubs and clubs open their doors. For students, there are special discounts if you present your school ID card.
In April every year, the Fitness Bournemouth Bay Run is carried out (a marathon on the beach) and in June the Bournemouth Live Festival (Blues, jazz and folk festival). Also, between the end of May and the beginning of June, the Music Competitions Festival takes place.
Bournemouth shopping centre is thriving and varied. There are pedestrian streets that guide you from the Square to the beach through the Knyveton Gardens. In this area, there is a large variety of department stores, boutiques and jewellery shops... In Westbourne, you will be able to find designer clothes and in the Boscombe district you can have a look around the local street markets and antique shops.
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You will need to be in the airport 2 hours before the flight.
2 weeks before the trip, each of the students will receive all of the information about the itinerary.
Each of the three daily lessons will be focused on a specific area of language learning, grammar and vocabulary, reading and listening, or communication activities.
All of the teachers are native and have a special qualification for English teaching as a foreign language. The class material will be given on the first day, and has been compiled and selected for its originality, content and relevance to young people, allowing their English to improve quickly.
A level test will be carried out on arrival which will determine the students level. Also, you will receive a participation certificate which will contain what level you have carried out according to the Marco Común Europeo de Referencia for languages. There is a maximum of 15 students per class.
The classes are Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 11:45, except on English bank holidays, indicated in the calendar to the right, these days will not be made up.
The levels will be classified in the following way: Elementary (A1), pre-intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), high intermediate (B2), and advanced (C1).
Students that want to learn, socialise, make friends and practice English studying vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication, paying special attention in improving communication skills and listening, in an international environment.
Learning through role play and discussions. Small groups allow a more profound learning. The course material is included in the price.
Choosing this residence means you will be living and socialising with students from other countires in our international campus!
This residence offers independent flats with 6 bedrooms/individual studios, sharing bedrooms with people of the same sex.
Each bedroom has a bathroom and also each flat has a common room. In the residence you will have a laundry service with washing machines and dryers which function with coins, and also you will be able to use the public telephones. There is not a safe, but you will have a key to lock your bedroom when you leave. Bed sheets will be provided, but each pupil should bring their own towels (we recommend bringing a bath towel and a beach towel).
Each apartment has a kitchen (not equipped) with fridge, bedrooms with beds, desks and wardrobes (without hangers), and a rug. Once a week the bedding is changed and a thorough clean takes place, light cleaning is done daily. Also, free wifi is available and there is wheelchair access.
The residence offers full board accommodation, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is the option of vegetarian, fluten free or something for those lactose intolerant. All of the meals are in the dining room at the language school, a 5 minute walk from the residence.
A familiar, relaxed and caring environment is the best for learning English. All of the families have been carefully selected; offering full board and a warm and welcoming environment.
Many of the hosts have worked with the school for many years. Some live near the school while others live a small journey away on the bus (max. 60 minutes). You can use the washing machine. In case there isn´t a washing machine in the house, the hosts will show you the closes laundry. The accommodation in host houses are aimed mainly at independent children, that want to get to know the daily life in England and will adhere to the rules of the hosts.
The students will stay in a shared bedroom, double or triple. Bedding will be provided and will be changed each week, but the students should bring their own towels (we recommend a bath towel and a beach towel). The minimum age for staying with a family is 13.
Our welcoming families will give you the opportunity of living in British culture, as well as praciticing your English with natives. We care about adjusting you to the interests and requirements of our students when choosing the local family, making you feel at home and letting you get to know the different cultures. The team at the school and the hosts will always be aware and will ensure that the students are happy throughout their stay.
If the students have to take public transport to get to the school, it´s not definite that the students can participate in the evening programmes, due to the local bus services finishing at 21:00 or 22:00. Due to this, if the students want to participate in the complete programme, we recommend staying in the residence. Normally the students should return to the family at 18:00 for dinner.
The students have rights to a full board: breakfast, lunch and dinner every day in the family house. The breakfast will be a cold takeaway.
You should return to the family home before 18:00 for dinner. If for any reason you going to be a bit late, remember to tell the family.
The majority of the families live in residential neighbourhoods located 20-30 minutes from the school by public transport.
Availability: All year
Room Type: double or triple
School distance: maximum 60 minutes by public transport