Founded in 1992 the Bournemouth Center school presents a vibrant and lively atmosphere, first-class learning facilities and a perfect location in the center of the city. Among the services offered, there is a job search service in local companies to combine English classes with work experience.
The staff of the school will help you with everything, any question or doubt that may arise about your course, the academic programs, the accommodation, the leisure program; also once per week all students can take advantage of the "language clinic" a free and individualized counseling service on their improvements and progress in the use of the language.
The English school has been accredited by the British Council since 2001 and is the official center for the preparation of Cambridge exams.
France 22%, Eastern Europe 3%, Spain 10%, Germany 20%, Austria 9%, Italy 9%, Russia 11%, Turkey 1%, Czech Republic 10%, Hungary 3%, Other 2%
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Bournemouth is one of the most popular holiday destinations in England. The summer shows, its 7 miles of beautiful golden beaches, the amazing nightlife and the great variety of shops makes Bournemouth an amazing place to do your English course.
The University of Bournemouth attracts thousands of students every year who want to set up here. Nearly 15,000 students live in the city, and it is estimated that 10% of the students are international. Also, their English courses attract more than 50,000 young people every year.
With so much youth, the nightlife of the city is very lively. At night, diversity is guaranteed. At 7pm (the time where it is normal to finish dinner and go out), there are an infinite amount of bars, pubs and discos that open their doors on every street. For students, there are special discounts if you show your school card.
In April every year, the Fitness Bournemouth Bay Run (a marathon on the beach) takes place, and in June the Bournemouth Live (Blues, Jazz and Folk festival). Also, between the end of May and the beginning of June, the Music Competitions Festival is carried out every year.
The shopping scene in Bournemouth is prosperous and varied. There are pedestrianised streets that take you from the Square to the beach through the Knyveton Gardens. In this area, there is a great variety of stores, boutiques and jewellery shops. In Westbourne, you will be able to find designer clothes and in the Boscombe district there is the local market and antique shops.
Ideal to combine studying and holidays, since you will have a lot of free time in the afternoons
The objective of the course is to improve knowledge of the language and grammar, learning vocabulary, improving language skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening, and consolidating aspects of the English culture. The teachers will provide a lot of material as well as books that will help you to solve problems and improve. The focus of the course is communication. There are weekly exams to evaluate the students progress.
Ideal for students that want to make the most out of their stay in Bournemouth, and have classes in the morning and afternoon. The intensive course includes 30 lessons per week (45 minutes).
ideal for those that want to progress quickly
The basis of the course is the same as the standard course; but having a wider timetable allows more time to practice speaking and consolidate other language skills.
This programme is a combination between a standard English course of 1 to 8 weeks followed by work experience for 4 to 12 weeks.
It is available throughout the year. There are many companies that work in different sectors, however you cannot choose.
Ideal for students that want to reinforce their language skills through work experience
The objective of the course is to improve language skills to adapt to a working and professional context. The work experience will help you to develop specific skills such as team work, problem solving, decision making, capability to organise, etc.
Among the activities that are organized weekly, which are displayed on the school's social activities board, you can also participate in:
Living with a family is ideal for students that want to submerge themselves in a different culture and practice English after class. We pay special attention when choosing families to ensure that all of our students enjoy themselves in a safe, clean, comfortable and friendly environment.
Take into account that the majority of the families live in residential neighbourhoods and the majority of them, you will need to get public transport to get to the school or to the city centre.
Half board is offered Monday to Friday and full board at the weekend.
Availability: all year
Room Type: single and double room (for students that travel together)
School distance: between 15 minute walk and 40 minutes by public transport
The residence is very big and can welcome up to 590 students. The residence is made up of shared apartments for between 3 and 7 people. All of the bedrooms are singles with ensuite; they are fully furnished with a large bed, desk, wardrobe and everything you may need.
The kitchen and living room are shared, as well as common areas where you will be able to get to know the other students and make new friends.
The residence has a security service 24 hours a day, and access with electronic keys.
The laundry works with coins: the price for a wash and dry is 3 pounds.
You will be able to connect to the internet by wifi or cable.
There is a cleaning service in the common areas, while the students are responsable for cleaning their own flat.
The residence has a very central location: it is just in front of the bus and train station, and very close to a big supermarket (ASDA). The school is just 1km away.
Availability: Summer: July - August
Room Type: Single room
School distance: 1km
Check-in: Sunday from 15:00
Check-out: Sunday before 10:00
Deposit fee: Yes
The Bournemouth Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) northeast of Bournemouth.
The companies that fly to Bournemouth from Spain are:
Bus: A shuttle bus service transfers passengers from the venue to Bournemouth every hour. Operates 7 days a week from 7 am to 7 pm.
Taxi: Taxis are located outside the arrival area. Duration of the journey to the urban area: 15 minutes.
National Express, line number 205 F: Departures from the airport to the Bournemouth central bus station. There is a train every hour and a half from 07:15 to 23:59. Journey time: 2.15 hrs approx.
Flightlink and Jetlink line numbers 747 and 777: Buses leave from the Gatwick bus station (LGW South Terminal Coach Station). Journey time: 3.30 hrs approx.
National Express, line number 035: Departures from the London Victoria Bus Station.
There are buses at 08.00, 09.30 and every hour until 20.30, then there is one at 22.00 and another at 23.30.
Journey time: 2.35 hrs approx.
Trains: The train to Bournemouth departs from London Waterloo Station: www.nationalexpress.com
You also have the option to get to Bournemouth from London with the bus company 'Megabus' from Victoria station. The hours vary according to the day and the prices depend on what you take to book the ticket online. They are very cheap and operate every day. The website is: www.megabus.com/uk