TENDERS AND PONS - The language training co


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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.



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.


Adults aged 16+ with a range of English language abilities. Where possible, students will be integrated with students from 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, 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 & 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 practice 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

Optional Activities

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.;
  • 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 you need a transfer from the airport, one of our representatives will be waiting for you on your arrival to take you to your 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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We participate in many tenders in Europe throughout the year, tailoring our programmes to each individual tender. If you would like to know more, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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