Bournemouth - Centre

Strongest Points

  • Course program + professional internships in a company in the city
  • Residence of students less than 1 km from the school
  • There is a good quality price relation

The English School in Bournemouth


Founded in 1992 the Bournemouth Center school presents a vibrant and lively atmosphere, first-class learning facilities and a perfect location in the center of the city. Among the services offered, there is a job search service in local companies to combine English classes with work experience.

The staff of the school will help you with everything, any question or doubt that may arise about your course, the academic programs, the accommodation, the leisure program; also once per week all students can take advantage of the "language clinic" a free and individualized counseling service on their improvements and progress in the use of the language.

The English school has been accredited by the British Council since 2001 and is the official center for the preparation of Cambridge exams.

 School facilities

  • Fully equipped and spacious classrooms
  • Yard
  • Student lounge with a selection of books and magazines. It is the ideal place to relax after class, meet new friends or read

Mix of nationalities

France 22%, Eastern Europe 3%, Spain 10%, Germany 20%, Austria 9%, Italy 9%, Russia 11%, Turkey 1%, Czech Republic 10%, Hungary 3%, Other 2%


Characteristics

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  • Library doesn´t have  Library
  • Computer room doesn´t have  Computer room
  • Cafe doesn´t have  Cafe
  • Tea or coffee machine doesn´t have  Tea or coffee machine
  • Garden doesn´t have  Garden
  • Wifi doesn´t have  Wifi
  • Student lounge doesn´t have  Student lounge
  • Prayer room doesn´t have  Prayer room
  • Kitchenette doesn´t have  Kitchenette
  • Support deparment for the students doesn´t have  Support deparment for the students

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Holidays

  • 01/01/2018
  • 30/03/2018
  • 02/04/2018
  • 07/05/2018
  • 28/05/2018
  • 27/08/2018
  • 24/12/2018
  • 25/12/2018
  • 26/12/2018
  • 27/12/2018
  • 28/12/2018
  • 01/01/2019
  • 02/01/2019
  • 03/01/2019
  • 04/01/2019




Accreditations

The school is accredited by:

BRITISH COUNCIL

TOEIC


Strongest Points

  • Perfect location on the South coast, with 7 miles of golden beaches
  • Student city with 2 Universities, and more than 15,000 students
  • Great atmosphere at night 

Study English in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is one of the most popular holiday destinations in England. The summer shows, its 7 miles of beautiful golden beaches, the amazing nightlife and the great variety of shops makes Bournemouth an amazing place to do your English course. 

The University of Bournemouth attracts thousands of students every year who want to set up here. Nearly 15,000 students live in the city, and it is estimated that 10% of the students are international. Also, their English courses attract more than 50,000 young people every year. 

With so much youth, the nightlife of the city is very lively. At night, diversity is guaranteed. At 7pm (the time where it is normal to finish dinner and go out), there are an infinite amount of bars, pubs and discos that open their doors on every street. For students, there are special discounts if you show your school card.

Places to visit in Bournemouth

  • The Pier: the symbol of the city. It was constructed in 1880 and has been refurbished several times since then. 
  • The Central Gardens and The New Forest, a forest created by William the Conqueror nearly 900 years ago. 
  • The Russel-Cotes Museum. Has a collection of paintings from the 19th century, as well as other works acquired during the Russel-Cotes family trips to Japan and Russia. Sir Merton Russel-Cotes was one of the most important people in the area, and thanks to him, he constructed the promenade.

Festivals

In April every year, the Fitness Bournemouth Bay Run (a marathon on the beach) takes place, and in June the Bournemouth Live (Blues, Jazz and Folk festival). Also, between the end of May and the beginning of June, the Music Competitions Festival is carried out every year.

Shopping

The shopping scene in Bournemouth is prosperous and varied. There are pedestrianised streets that take you from the Square to the beach through the Knyveton Gardens. In this area, there is a great variety of stores, boutiques and jewellery shops. In Westbourne, you will be able to find designer clothes and in the Boscombe district there is the local market and antique shops. 


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Standard English course in Bournemouth

Perfect for

Ideal to combine studying and holidays, since you will have a lot of free time in the afternoons

Additional information

The objective of the course is to improve knowledge of the language and grammar, learning vocabulary, improving language skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening, and consolidating aspects of the English culture. The teachers will provide a lot of material as well as books that will help you to solve problems and improve. The focus of the course is communication. There are weekly exams to evaluate the students progress.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 2 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables 09:00-12:30
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  16

Intensive English course in Bournemouth

Ideal for students that want to make the most out of their stay in Bournemouth, and have classes in the morning and afternoon. The intensive course includes 30 lessons per week (45 minutes). 

Perfect for

ideal for those that want to progress quickly

Additional information

The basis of the course is the same as the standard course; but having a wider timetable allows more time to practice speaking and consolidate other language skills.

Characteristics

  • Course duration from 1 week
  • Lecciones per Week  30
  • Duration of Classes  45 Minutes
  • Timetables 09:00-12:30 & 14:00-16:00
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  16

Internship programme

This programme is a combination between a standard English course of 1 to 8 weeks followed by work experience for 4 to 12 weeks. 

It is available throughout the year. There are many companies that work in different sectors, however you cannot choose. 

Perfect for

Ideal for students that want to reinforce their language skills through work experience

Additional information

The objective of the course is to improve language skills to adapt to a working and professional context. The work experience will help you to develop specific skills such as team work, problem solving, decision making, capability to organise, etc.

Characteristics

  • Course duration 1-8 weeks
  • Lecciones per Week  20
  • Duration of Classes  45 minutos Minutes
  • Timetables 09:00-12:30
  • Level test  Yes
  • Accredited Diploma  Yes
  • Level  B2, C1, C2.
  • Maximum students per class in summer  16
  • Average during the rest of year  0
  • Minimum age  16

Extra-curricular Activities

Among the activities that are organized weekly, which are displayed on the school's social activities board, you can also participate in:

  • Guided tours during the weekend to different places of interest: Bath, Oxford, London, Cambridge ...
  • International school parties
  • Every Tuesday: Movie night at school
  • Every Wednesday: traditional pubs night
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Accommodation

Family

Living with a family is ideal for students that want to submerge themselves in a different culture and practice English after class. We pay special attention when choosing families to ensure that all of our students enjoy themselves in a safe, clean, comfortable and friendly environment. 

Take into account that the majority of the families live in residential neighbourhoods and the majority of them, you will need to get public transport to get to the school or to the city centre. 

Half board is offered Monday to Friday and full board at the weekend. 

Availability: all year

Room Type: single and double room (for students that travel together)

School distance: between 15 minute walk and 40 minutes by public transport

Summer residence

The residence is very big and can welcome up to 590 students. The residence is made up of shared apartments for between 3 and 7 people. All of the bedrooms are singles with ensuite; they are fully furnished with a large bed, desk, wardrobe and everything you may need. 

The kitchen and living room are shared, as well as common areas where you will be able to get to know the other students and make new friends. 

The residence has a security service 24 hours a day, and access with electronic keys. 

The laundry works with coins: the price for a wash and dry is 3 pounds. 

You will be able to connect to the internet by wifi or cable. 

There is a cleaning service in the common areas, while the students are responsable for cleaning their own flat. 

Location:

The residence has a very central location: it is just in front of the bus and train station, and very close to a big supermarket (ASDA). The school is just 1km away. 

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Availability: Summer: July - August

Room Type: Single room

School distance: 1km

Check-in: Sunday from 15:00

Check-out: Sunday before 10:00

Deposit fee: Yes

Characteristics

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  • Laundry facilities it has Laundry facilities
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  • Wifi it has Wifi
  • Kitchen it has Kitchen
  • Kithchen Utensils it has Kithchen Utensils
  • Security service it has Security service
  • Bed-linen it has Bed-linen
  • Towels doesn´t have  Towels
  • Breakfast doesn´t have  Breakfast
  • Half Board doesn´t have  Half Board
  • Full Board doesn´t have  Full Board

How to get there

The Bournemouth Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) northeast of Bournemouth.

The companies that fly to Bournemouth from Spain are:

  • Ryanair
  • Flybe
  • Thomsonfly

From the airport to the city:


Bus: A shuttle bus service transfers passengers from the venue to Bournemouth every hour. Operates 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm.

Taxi: Taxis are located outside the arrival area. Duration of the journey to the urban area: 15 minutes.

From London Heathrow Airport to Bournemouth


National Express, line number 205 F: Departures from the airport to the Bournemouth central bus station. There is a train every hour and a half from 07:15 to 23:59. Journey time: 2.15 hrs approx.

From London Gatwick airport to Bournemouth


Flightlink and Jetlink line numbers 747 and 777: Buses leave from the Gatwick bus station (LGW South Terminal Coach Station). Journey time: 3.30 hrs approx.

From Central London to Bournemouth:


National Express, line number 035: Departures from the London Victoria Bus Station.

There are buses at 08.00, 09.30 and every hour until 20.30, then there is one at 22.00 and another at 23.30.
Journey time: 2.35 hrs approx.

Trains: The train to Bournemouth departs from London Waterloo Station: www.nationalexpress.com
You also have the option to get to Bournemouth from London with the bus company 'Megabus' from Victoria station. The hours vary according to the day and the prices depend on what you take to book the ticket online. They are very cheap and operate every day. The website is: www.megabus.com/uk




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Programme Overview

English courses in Bournemouth:
  • Standard Course 20 lessons
  • Intensive Course 30 lessons that can be focused according to the needs of each student

Accommodation during your English course in Bournemouth:
  • Summer residence
  • Family

Offer

Special offer Language4you - free courses of 2, 3 or 4 weeks for 5 students

Period of traveling: 05/11/2018 - 22/02/2019
Period of booking: 26/09/2018 - 14/02/2019

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