English summer school in Bournemouth: 14-17 years
Join our English summer courses in this attractive student town!
Bournemouth is not only a lively seaside resort, but an attractive student town as well. With students and visitors from all over the world enjoying the trendy boutiques, bars, and downtown it’s no wonder Bournemouth has developed such a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Its’ great shopping facilities and live entertainment allows everyone to find something that suits their fancy. Not to mention Bournemouth’s mild climate and fine summer weather make for an unforgettable holiday experience, allowing visitors to enjoy the beautiful landscape and bustling city life.
Our summer English courses take place in the Lansdowne area, just a short walk from the city center and sandy beach. The residences and school are also conveniently located within short walking distance of each other allowing participants to relax and not worry about transportation. And don’t expect to be bored after classes, with planning from our international team afternoons and evenings come alive with a variety of activities designed for students from all over Europe.
E.g. 1 week in residential accommodation from 599 GBP
The English summer school in Bournemouth
Our summer English courses take place in the Bournemouth & Poole College, just a 10-minute walk away from the city centre and the sandy beach.
Our language courses are attended by students from all over the world and have been designed specifically for young people, who are visiting a foreign country for a short period. Maximum class size is 15. All teachers are native speakers and qualified in teaching English as a foreign language. Teaching material is provided, and has been carefully compiled and selected for originality, content and relevance to young people, so your English will quickly improve.
You’ll take a placement test upon arrival, which determines your course level. The following levels are catered for: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). At the end of the course, you’ll receive a certificate indicating your language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference Levels.
Please note that the lessons don't take place on this bank holiday and aren't catched up later: 26.08.2013.
English Language courses
General English Course: 15 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:45. Each of the three morning lessons focuses on a specific area of language learning: grammar and language work, reading and listening, or communicative activities and speaking practice. Our aim is to provide you with the vocabulary and grammar required for effective communication and particular attention is paid to improving speaking and listening skills.
Intensive English Course: 20 lessons (x 45 mins) per week
The Intensive Course consists of the General English Course plus an additional lesson per day (11.45 -12.30) in which key areas of language learning are practised in more depth.
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Residence Purbeck House: Live and socialise with
your fellow students from many different countries in our residence!
Purbeck House offers self-contained flats of 5-6 single study-bedrooms.
Each bedroom has a private shower, toilet and washbasin and there is a
common room in each flat. Public laundrettes with coin-operated washing
and drying machines as well as public phone booths are situated in or
close to the residence. A safe is not available, but you will get a key
to lock your room.
You’ll get full-board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the self-service refectory of the school.
This accommodation is available from 13th July - 7th September 2013.
Residence Hotel: You can also stay in a single,
double or triple en-suite bedroom in a cosy hotel in the centre of
Bournemouth. The hotel is situated 2 km (approx. 25 minutes walk) from
the school, in the heart of the town centre and minutes from the beach.
Each bedroom has a private shower, toilet and washbasin. Public
laundrettes with coin-operated washing and drying machines as well as
public phone booths are situated in the area. A safe is not available,
but you will get a key to lock your room. You’ll get full-board
accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. Breakfast
and dinner are taken in the hotel, lunch is taken in the self-service
refectory in the school.
This accommodation is available only from 29th June - 13th July 2013.
Home stay: You may also stay in twin or triple rooms with one of our friendly home stay hosts, most of whom have been welcoming students for many years. Some live close to the campus while others are a bus-ride (max. 60 minutes, costs for public transport not included) away. You will get full-board accommodation (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner).
We offer an exciting and supervised activity programme during afternoons
& evenings, 7 days a week. In the afternoon you can choose between
several activities on offer: Welcome Meeting, Town Walk, Town Quiz,
Workshops (Health & Beauty, Dancing, Arts & Crafts) Beach
activities (Beach Games, Frisbee, Beachvolleyball,..), Sports (Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Football,...). In
the evening we always offer at least one activity: Welcome Party, Quiz
Night, Open Stage, Theme Nights, Open Air, International Party.
Besides this, you will get two half-day excursions and one full-day excursion per fortnight. Possible trip destinations are Winchester, Corfe Castle, Portsmouth, the Jurassic Coast, London, Brighton, and Bath.
All these activities are included in the price. Additional activities may be offered in the centre as an option at an extra cost.
Special: London Overnight Trip
As one day is not enough for a city like London, our overnight trip gives you more time to take in the sights.
On Saturday morning you will get an early breakfast and a packed lunch for the day. You will arrive in London around lunch time. Our supervisors will organize several sightseeing and shopping walks for you. In the evening you will all go for a warm meal together before making your way to the youth hostel where you will spend the night. The modern hostel has multi-bedded rooms with ensuite toilet and shower facilities. Breakfast on Sunday morning and a packed lunch are provided. You have several more hours to explore London before leaving the city on Sunday afternoon. Once you have returned to your centre, you will get a light evening meal.
This special is not included in the programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade. Please be aware that booking this special prevents you from attending the scheduled full-day trip.
Special: Surf course
Bournemouth is ideal for surfing (wave riding). If you want to geta feel
for rinding the waves, then be sure to join the surfing course at our
The surfing course for beginners includes five lessons (2 hours each) in the afternoons and lasts one week. Equipment will be provided. The times for surfing lessons can vary depending on the weather, tide, and the size of the waves. Please be aware that it might not be possible to join the activity programme or scheduled excursion.
This special is not included in the programme but can be chosen at the time of booking as an upgrade.
Supervision and Welfare
Our friendly and helpful International Team with staff members from England, Germany, France, Spain, Russia or other countries will run a fully supervised activity programme and guarantee supervision.
Your safety and welfare is our top priority: there is one supervisor responsible for 15 students.
The members of our team have been carefully selected for their responsible and caring attitude and for being fun-loving and outgoing. They are the people you can turn to at any time for assistance.
Airport transfers are not included in the price, but regular transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London, Bournemouth and Southampton as well as from St. Pancras train station. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will take you directly to your course centre. On the day of departure, you will leave Bournemouth as required in order to make sure you arrive at the airport in time to check in. Please don’t hesitate to book our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service, if you're looking for a supervised check-in. If you book an Unaccompanied-Minors-Service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service as well.
We also offer a Low-Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10.00 and 17.00 and go to our meeting
point in Terminal 5. There will be a member of staff to welcome you. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow at approximately 18.00. On the day of departure you will be dropped-off at Heathrow about 12.00 - for flight departure after 14.00. Please don’t hesitate to ask for our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service, if
you prefer to be met at the arrival gate or if you're looking for a
If you book an Unaccompanied-Minors-Service with your airline, please be sure to request our Unaccompanied-Minors-Service as well.
English summer school Bournemouth - what's included in the price?
- Full-board residential accommodation in en-suite single, double, or triple rooms in our city centre residence OR Full-board home stay accommodation in twin or triple rooms with one of our local home stay hosts with packed lunches
- IP Ocean Lounge
- Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner (water, tea and fruit)
- English language tuition (15 or 20 lessons of 45 minutes per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
- Maximum 15 students per class
- Course material
- Placement test on arrival
- Certificate at the end of the course
- Supervised activity programme every afternoon and evening: in the afternoon you can choose between several activities on offer.
- 2 half-day trips and one full-day trip per fortnight
- one half-day trip and one full-day trip for every additional week
- supervision by our International Team
Summer English courses Bournemouth - minimum number of participants: 15 students