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Trinity Preparation

The School

The school is located next to the beach in a traditional building in central Bournemouth, where you will 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 of English, as well as accommodating students and organizing 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. Students will be integrated with students from other nationalities where possible. However, the level of international integration may vary.

The Lessons

Lessons will be based on a communicative teaching model in the English language for people who will be mixed ability users. The language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening will be included in the course reviewing prior knowledge and developing new vocabulary, use of grammar and improving verbal skills. 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 organized a lessons will be done the previous day on the location or subject to prepare you for your trip. All courses follow the European Framework of Reference Levels: Lower Intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper Intermediate (B2) and Advanced (C1). Teaching material, certificate provided. There will be no more than 16 students per group. 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). There will be a level test on the first day and you could be placed on any level from beginners to advance

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
  • 5 minutes away from the beach


Your accommodation is a very important part of the process in your language learning and culture experience in the UK. Being comfortable and in a friendly atmosphere is a must for your wellbeing whilst staying with us, to make your stay a great time to be remembered. We therefore provide a complete choice of living arrangements for you.

Host Family Accommodation

Staying with a family is the BEST way to practice your 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.

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 organizes an extensive program of sports activities, cultural, leisure, excursions such as:

  • Visits to museums, Russell Cotes Museum
  • shopping, movies, karaoke, international sports
  • Kayaking, sailing body board, surfing, etc.
  • Bowling, cooking workshops
  • Cinema
  • Football tournaments
Full day excursions

London, Oxford, Bath, Hever Castle (JOUSTING show), Portsmouth (HMS Victory) and Windsor including tour of 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 organize for 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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An excellent foundation for students wishing to continue to university or for those studying English to further their career.

Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE)

Who are the Graded Exams in Spoken English (GESE) for?

The GESE exams are intended for candidates who have learnt English as a foreign, second or additional language.
There are 12 GESE grades. These are grouped into four stages: Initial, Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. The number of tasks in the exam depends on the stage. At each stage there is a new task, which increases the linguistic and cognitive demands for the candidate.
Candidates must be at least 5 years old at the time of the examination. There is no upper age limit.
The language requirements for each of the 12 grades are shown clearly in the GESE guide. There is a GESE grade to suit every candidate. Please read the GESE Syllabus carefully to decide which grade is most suitable for your language level and abilities.

Integrated Skills in English (ISE)

Trinity's Integrated Skills in English (ISE) is a contemporary four skills qualification intended for young people and adults - typically at school, college or university. It is also suitable for teachers and other adults who require a respected English language qualification.

ISE assesses students’ ability to interact in English in an authentic and meaningful way through the use of integrated reading and writing tasks and integrated speaking and listening tasks. Preparing for ISE builds real-life English skills and transferable skills required for academic study and employability.

Spoken English for Work (SEW)

Preparing learners for the real world of work

The Spoken English for Work (SEW) exam is a unique assessment of spoken English communication in a work context. Through a series of interactive tasks, SEW tests assess a full range of practical speaking and listening skills that are required in the world of work on a day-to-day basis.

SEW prepares candidates for real-life working situations by providing valuable practice and assessment in telephone conversations, formal and informal presentations - along with the opportunity to discuss real work issues in an English-speaking context.

SEW provides a measure of linguistic competence from intermediate to advanced levels - from B1 to C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (2001).

SEW is offered at four levels:

  • SEW B1
  • SEW B2
  • SEW B2+
  • SEW C1

At each proficiency level the exam contains 3 types of tasks:

This SEW factsheet provides a brief overview. Full details are contained in the SEW Specifications document.

To find out what the exams are like watch example videos of SEW exams at levels B1, B2, B2+ and C1.


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