The program is intended to help those who are planning to do the IELTS exam required by many higher education organisations around the world.
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.
Our teachers use the latest course books and promote an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience. Students are taught to develop self-study techniques so learning can continue outside the classroom.
Adults aged 16+ with a range of English language abilities. Where possible, students will be placed with students of other nationalities. The level of international integration, however, may vary.
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 taught on 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 focused on the IELTS exam. 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).
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 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
- Adults Westcliffe Student House
- Adults Springbourne Student House
- Adults Westbourne Student House
- Adults Hurn House
The school organises an extensive programme of sports, cultural and leisure activities, and excursions such as:
- Visits to museums, Russell Cotes Museum;
- Shopping, movies, karaoke, international sports;
- Kayaking, sailing, body boarding, surfing, etc.;
- Cooking workshops;
- Football tournaments.
London, Oxford, Bath, Hever Castle (JOUSTING show), Portsmouth (HMS Victory) and Windsor (including a tour of the Harry Potter Studio).
Poole Harbour and Sandbanks, Christchurch Priory and Highcliffe Castle, Jurassic Coast (Corfe Castle, Swanage, Durdle Door, Old Harry Rock), Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge.
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
Are you ready to book your course?
This course is a combination of either General English plus IELTS preparation or Business English plus IELTS preparation. IELTS is the International English Language Testing system and assesses your level of English for Academic Purposes. We recommend this course for students of Upper Intermediate or higher level. IELTS is recognised all over the world and provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to continue to higher education or apply for positions in business organisations. It is the wiser choice for students who intend to work or study where English is the language of communication.
Are you ready to book the course?
- Required Entry Level: Upper-Intermediate/B2
- Minimum age: 16
- Average age: 25
- Course length: 6 weeks
- Average class size: 12 (maximum 16)
- Lessons a week: 4
- Lesson days: Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday
- Start dates: Check availability
Who is the course for?
This course is a combination of either General English plus IELTS preparation or Business English plus IELTS preparation. IELTS is the International English Language Testing system and assesses your level of English for Academic Purposes. We recommend this course for students of Upper Intermediate or higher level. IELTS is recognised all over the world and provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to continue to higher education or apply for positions in business organisations. It is the wiser choice for students who intend to work or study where English is the language of communication. Find out English level here.