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GENERAL ENGLISH

The Programme

The program is intended to cover all recreational needs, academic and professional for the students. The course consists of 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours of General English per week covering the four language skills: comprehension, reading, oral and written expression. It is specially designed for those who wish to improve their general English, while students are regularly supervised by teachers, through the work day, placement test and personal interviews. Students will be provided with Wi-Fi in the cafeteria to use their own laptops.

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.

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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 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

Accommodation

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
Residence
  • 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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GENERAL ENGLISH

Courses are designed to improve the competency of students’ English at progressive levels by developing the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Who is the course for?

The program is intended to cover all recreational needs, academic and professional for the students. Courses are designed to improve the competency of students’ English at progressive levels by developing the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, grammatical accuracy, vocabulary and pronunciation. It is specially designed for those who wish to improve their general English, while students are regularly supervised by teachers, through the work day, placement test and personal interviews.

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These day courses are aimed at those of you who have time in the morning or afternoon during the week and would like to experience quality English teaching as well as a little bit of English culture.

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