English at work

You study General English in the mornings followed by our English at Work course in the afternoons which takes a practical approach to the English you need for the workplace. It is a skills based course and designed to help you improve all aspects of your work communication skills. It focuses on speaking, reading, writing and listening in a professional context and using authentic and up-to-date materials from the world of work. You will learn useful workplace skills from answering the phone and taking a message to delivering a presentation and sending a professional email.

  • Planning, designing and delivering presentations
  • Planning, designing and delivering an elevator pitch
  • Negotiations, interviews and scheduling
  • Reading, listening to and responding to authentic business materials
  • Producing a range of business texts (letters, CVs, emails, social media posts, cover letters, reports etc)
  • Describing data

30 Lessons (22.5 Hrs) per week

By joining our General English + English at Work Course (30 lessons / 22.5 hours per week), you will have four lessons in the morning of General English and 2 additional afternoon lessons of the English at Work course every day.
Classes are of maximum 12 students in off-peak season and 15 students in peak season.

Course Details

  • 30 lessons per week (20 Gen. Eng.; 10 EaW)
  • Duration: minimum 2 weeks recommended
  • Max. 15 students per class
  • Minimum age: 16+
  • Mixed nationality classes
  • Experienced, native-level teachers
  • Placement test on arrival
  • Course materials provided
  • Constant monitoring and regular progress tests
  • Conversation Club and social programme
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Dates & Prices

You can start your course every Monday throughout the year.
Our school will be open again from Monday 20th July 2020 on.
We are currently offering this course for students who are CEFR Level B1 and above.
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Language Course

You can start your course throughout the year on specific dates (see below). Minimum stay is two weeks.
We are currently offering the following levels: Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced

Course Name Off-Peak Season 2020
31/08 to 18/12/20
Peak Season 2020
22/06 to 28/08/20
General English + English at Work
30 lessons/22.5 hours
£159  £209 £159  £240

Christmas Closure 2020/21: 19.12.2020 to 03.01.2021
No lessons on bank holidays: 10.04., 13.04., 08.05., 25.05. and 31.08.2020.
There is no refund for classes that are not taught on public holidays, these classes will not be made up. Should your course start on a bank holiday, you will be asked to come in on Tuesday.

Room type Single room Twin room
only available tu students booking together
Single room with
private bathroom
Low season (price per week) £120 £105 £210
High season (price per week) £147 £126 £245
Additional night (price per night) £25 in off-peak season only
Accommodation changes after arrival £35
Special dietary requirements
(gluten free and lactose free)
Christmas supplement & retainer fee High season prices apply for the christmas period when no lessons are available.
A retainer fee of £50 per week will be charged to students wishing to keep their belongings with the host family when away.
Accommodation is arranged based on Saturday arrival and Saturday departure.
University Residence (in summer only*)
Room type Single room en-suite
(Prices per week)
Peak season (04/07 to 29/08/20) £165
Additional night n/a
Half-board supplement
Breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday
Full board supplement
Breaktfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday
Airport transfers
one way taxi from / to Price
Bournemouth £35
Southampton £105
London Heathrow £220
London Gatwick £255
London Stansted £330
Taxi for 1-3 persons

Your first day in school

When you arrive at school we give you a warm Europa welcome at 9.30am. It is important you bring your passport or your identity card and your visa if you have one, so we can take a copy. We will then ask you:

  • to complete a short language awareness assessment. The results are in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This will take about 45 minutes.
  • Further we will ask you for a 30 GBP deposit payment for your course book. The amount will be returned to you on you last day in school after handing in your course book.
  • After this, we give you a short induction concerning what you can expect and what we expect of you, the social programme options and what you can buy at the school. We will then ask if you have any questions.
Sample Timetable
09.30 - 11:00 Lessons 1 & 2 General English
11:00 - 11:30 Break Meet other students at the school
11:30 - 13:00 Lesson 3 & 4 General English
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch Break Buy a delicious lunch prepared in our school bistro
13:45 - 15:15 Lesson 5 & 6 English at Work

Additional Services and Social Programme

In addition to the courses we offer various additional services and activities that are free of charge to participate in.

Flash Objectives and your personal learning plan

To make your learning as personalised as we can every Monday morning your teacher will ask you to come up with your weekly flash objective.  This is an aspect of your learning that you want to focus on for that week.  It could be the pronunciation of a particular sound or the mastering of a specific piece of grammar.  These are reviewed weekly and make up part of your personal learning plan.

Conversation Club

For all students we organise a Conversation Club once per week. Participating is free of charge. The Conversation Club is all about socialising with your fellow students while improving your English.
We will provide you and the other students with a topic (suggestions are always welcome) that we will discuss all together. Also you will get two exercises and the most important vocabulary.
The Conversation Club takes place on Tuesdays from 15:30 to 17:30.

Language Clinic

Unique to Europa we run a weekly language clinic for free! Each Friday afternoon one of our teachers will be on-hand to answer your questions and provide you with extra materials for you to practise.

Monthly Tutorial

To make sure you are getting the most out of your time with us if you are staying 4 weeks or longer we have monthly one-to-one tutorials where you can spend time with your teacher to evaluate your progress, reflect on your learning and express any concerns you may have with.

Additional Services and Social Programme


We know that effective language learning depends not only on motivated teachers and good classes, but also on the comfort of students’ accommodation. Therefore, we offer different types of accommodation to suit your needs. You can choose between home stay and residential accommodation.
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