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BUSINESS ENGLISH

The School

The school is located near the beach in a traditional building in central Bournemouth – an area packed with a variety of restaurants, shops and cafes to suit all tastes. The library is very close to the school. The school itself has all the necessary facilities to offer high quality in teaching and accommodating students, organising recreational and cultural activities.

GENERAL ENGLISH

Teachers

Our teachers use the latest course books and promote an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience. Students are taught self-study techniques so learning can continue outside the classroom.

Participants

Adults aged 16+ with a range of English language abilities. Where possible, students will be placed alongside students of other nationalities. The level of international integration, however, may vary.

The Lessons

Lessons will be based on the communicative approach, which has proved its worth in mixed-ability classrooms. The language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening will be included in the course. Prior knowledge will be reviewed, and vocabulary and use of grammar will be further developed. All courses include English language level assessment and diagnostic screening to identify strengths and areas for further improvement. Lessons will be as practical as possible and when trips or specific activities are organised, a lessons will be dedicated to familiarising the students with the destination. All courses follow the European Framework of Reference Levels: Lower Intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1). Teaching materials and end-of-course certificate are provided. There will be no more than 16 students per group. Generally, these students will have varying native languages and will be of similar age. All our teachers are qualified, with either a TEFL qualification or a teaching qualification (PGCE Primary/PGCE Secondary for Modern Languages). There will be a level test on the first day and students could be placed in any level from Beginner to Advanced.

Location & Facilities

  • Located in Bournemouth Town Centre
  • 12 spacious classrooms on 2 floors
  • 10 minutes’ walk to the beach or town centre with banks, post office and supermarkets
  • Fully-equipped computer room with WiFi
  • Garden with seating area to enjoy a sunny day in Bournemouth

Accommodation

Accommodation plays a very important part in our students' language and cultural experience in the UK. Being comfortable and in a friendly environment is a must for our students' well-being, and we would go the extra mile to make their stay a memorable one. To this end, we provide a choice of living arrangements tailored to everyone's needs.

Host Family Accommodation

Staying with a family is the BEST way to practise English and to learn more about the British way of life. Bournemouth is a city of many cultures and this is reflected in the homestays we use. Families are carefully selected for their friendliness, cleanliness and access to and from the school. Host family homes are regularly inspected. Most of our families are located within 20-45 minutes away from the school by public transport.

The family will provide all the necessary assistance. Services included:

  • Single or shared room for students of the same sex
  • Shared bathroom
  • Full or half board
  • Laundry, sheets and towels provided by the family
Residence
  • Adults Westcliffe Student House
  • Adults Springbourne Student House
  • Adults Westbourne Student House
  • Adults Hurn House

Optional Activities

The school organises an extensive programme of sports, cultural and leisure activities, as well as excursions such as:

  • Visits to museums, Russell Cotes Museum;
  • Shopping, movies, karaoke, international sports;
  • Kayaking, sailing, body boarding, surfing, etc.;
  • Bowling;
  • Cooking workshops;
  • Cinema;
  • Football tournaments.
Full-day Excursions

London, Oxford, Bath, Hever Castle (JOUSTING show), Portsmouth (HMS Victory) and Windsor (including a tour of the Harry Potter Studio).

Half-day Excursions

Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, Christchurch Priory and Highcliffe Castle, Jurassic Coast (Corfe Castle, Swanage, Durdle Door, Old Harry Rock), Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge.

Airport Transfers

If students need a transfer from the airport, one of our representatives will be waiting for them on arrival to take them to their chosen accommodation.

  • Bournemouth International Airport
  • Southampton International Airport
  • London Heathrow International Airport
  • London Gatwick International Airport
  • London Luton International Airport
  • London Stansted International Airport
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This is a twelve-week course designed to focus on the essential skills required for communication in an English-speaking working environment, with an option to register for the Cambridge Business Examinations at Vantage or Higher level. Students are required to have a minimum of Upper Intermediate level of English. Students are encouraged to actively participate in classes and are provided with individual feedback by their tutor to ensure that personal aims are achieved. Skills and practice include: company structure, presentations of products and ideas, formal correspondence, negotiations, marketing, customer service and  public relations.

Choose your Course

These daytime courses are aimed at those who have time in the morning or afternoon during the week and would like to experience high quality English teaching and a little bit of the English culture.

If the student is busy during the day and tied up with working commitments but still needs to improve their English, they could enrol in our evening Business English courses.

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Course Details

  • Required Entry Level: Upper-Intermediate/B2
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Average age: 25
  • Course length: 12 weeks
  • Average class size: 12 (maximum 16)
  • Lessons a week: 15
  • Start dates: Every six weeks on a Monday

Who is the course for?

This is a twelve-week course designed to focus on the essential skills required for communication in an English-speaking working environment, with an option to register for the Cambridge Business Examinations at Vantage or Higher level. Students are required to have a minimum of Upper Intermediate level of English. Students are encouraged to actively participate in classes and are provided with individual feedback by their tutor to ensure that personal aims are achieved. Skills and practice include: company structure, presentations of products and ideas, formal correspondence, negotiations, marketing, customer service and  public relations.

Find out your English level here.