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MINI STAYS

02a Junior Courses

Bournemouth

Bournemouth is located in south coast of England and enjoys a mild climate. It has become in one of the most popular   resorts in Britain, getting reputation as the entertainment capital of southern England. The town, founded in 1800, has   developed into a resort and is characterized for its wide tree-lined avenues and pedestrian boulevards.

Victorian architecture is complemented by beautiful gardens and interesting shops and warehouses, located in the lively and cosmopolitan streets. The city centre is surrounded by beautiful gardens and just a few minutes away you will find one of Britain‘s cleanest and most popular sandy beaches.

The School

The school is located next to the beach in a traditional building in central Bournemouth, where you find many restaurants, classic English pubs and a variety of shops to suit all tastes. The library is very close to the school. The school has developed an infrastructure that allows to offer high quality, both in teaching English as well as accommodating students and organizing recreational and cultural activities.

Location & Facilities

  • Located in Bournemouth Town Centre;
  • 12 spacious classrooms on 2 floors;
  • 10 minutes’ walk from the beach or town centre with banks, post office and supermarkets;
  • Fully – equipped computer room with WIFI;
  • Garden with seating to enjoy Bournemouth sunshine.

The Programme

We combine an English course of 15 hours per week which includes project work with lessons specifically designed to   prepare students for their day trips. This encourages students to put their learning into practice in a creative and real life situation providing proficient learning at all levels for different age groups with a full program of sports, cultural activities and excursions. This enables to build up knowledge and confidence in an international atmosphere. Our team members have been carefully selected for their responsible, caring attitude for being fun-loving and outgoing.  Our partner school in Bournemouth is a member of English UK and accredited by British Council.

Lessons

All courses follow the European Framework of Reference Levels: Lower Intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1). Teaching material and certificate provided.

There will be no more than 16 students per group in closed groups. Generally, these students have varying native languages and are of similar age. All our teachers are qualified, with either a TEFL qualification or a teaching qualification (PGCE Primary/PGCE Secondary for Modern Languages).

Level

There will be a level test on the first day and you could be placed on any level from beginners to advance.

Host Family  accommodation

We offer homestay accommodation as this is the best way to practice your English and to learn more about British life. Host Family will provide all the necessary assistance. Services included:

  • Shared room of 2/3 students of the same sex;
  • Shared bathroom;
  • Full board (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner);
  • Laundry, sheets and towels provided by the family.

Transfers

We can organize an Airport Transfers from and to the main London Airports, which are Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Gatwick. (Please contact us for details). Students will be picked up on arrival by members of our staff who will travel with them to Bournemouth, where host families will be waiting for them.

Typical activities

School can organize a program of sport, cultural and leisure activities or excursions. You can choose from:

  • Bournemouth Town Tour;
  • British Cultural Quiz;
  • Scavenger Hunt;
  • Sport Activities;
  • Bowling;
  • Cinema;
  • Water Sports;
  • Multi Adventure Day;
  • Bike Ride;
  • Oceanarium;
  • Fire Up (paint your own mug);
  • Laser Quest;
  • Bournemouth Eye;
  • Snooker;
  • Swimming;
  • Ice-Skating.

Typical full day excursions:

    • London (optional: visit to Winsor Castle, Madame Tussauds, London Eye flight, cruise along the Thames, etc.);
    • Oxford;
    • Bath;
    • Portsmouth & HM Victory visit;
    • Cambridge;
    • Stratford upon Avon;
    • Harry Potter World, etc.

Typical half day excursions:

    • Jurassic Coast (Corfe Castle, Swanage, Durdle Door, Old Harry Rock);
    • Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge;
    • Winchester;
    • Portsmouth;
    • New Forest;
    • Poole Harbour;
    • Christchurch & Highcliffe, etc.

students' Welfare

We offer a 24 hours emergency included in the basic package.

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Mini Stays Schedule

  • Dates: October to May
  • Duration: From 5 to 14 nights
  • 11 - 17 years old

What is included

  • Registration fee;
  • 15 hours of English lessons per week;
  • Host Family Accommodation – Full Board;
  • Study materials & Certificate of attendance;
  • Pastoral care;
  • 24 hours Emergency Phone.

Optionals

  • Single room;
  • Residence accommodation;
  • Additional night;
  • Travel card for local buses;
  • Airport transfer & Welcome Service;
  • Activities and excursions.

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