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GENERAL ENGLISH

The Programme

The program is intended to cover all academic, recreational and professional needs of the students. The course consists of 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of General English per week. Students’ progress is monitored regularly through tests and personal interviews. Students will be provided with Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the school to use their own devices.

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.

Teachers

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

Participants

Adults aged 16+ with a range of English language abilities. Students will be mixed with students from other nationalities where possible. 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, as well as reviewing prior knowledge, developing new vocabulary and use of grammar.  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 and 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 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 program of sports, cultural and leisure activities,  and excursions:

  • 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

We can organise airport transfers for the students from/to the main London Airports, which are Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Gatwick (please contact us for details). Students will receive their transfer details before arrival with detailed instructions.

  • Bournemouth International Airport
  • Southampton International Airport
  • London Heathrow International Airport
  • London Gatwick International Airport
  • London Luton International Airport
  • London Stansted International Airport

GENERAL ENGLISH

The course is designed to improve students’ language competency by developing the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Who is the course for?

The programme is intended to cover all academic, recreational and professional needs of the students. It is for those who wish to improve their general English. Students’ progress is monitored regularly through tests and personal interviews and feedback is provided through tutorials.

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Group Classes Full Time - Day Time

These day 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 as well as a little bit of the English culture.

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Group Classes Part-time - Evenings

Students who are busy during the day and tied up with work commitments but still need to improve their English can enrol in our evening courses. They will help students not only to improve their English language skills, but also prepare for Cambridge English First and Advanced, or IELTS.

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Group Classes on Saturday mornings
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