General & Intensive English Course

Improve your accuracy, fluency and confidence on our General and Intensive English Courses. Develop your conversational skills and boost your English level quickly and effectively.

  • You will practise speaking, listening, writing and reading
  • You will learn to communicate in English in real-life situations
  • You will develop your understanding of grammar, vocabulary and idioms
  • You will work on your pronunciation
  • You will improve on your communication skills and on your general knowledge of the English language

20 or 30 lessons (15 or 22.5 hours) per week

By joining our General English Course (20 lessons / 15 hours per week), you will have four lessons in the morning. Booking our Intensive English Course (30 lessons / 22.5 hours per week) you would receive four lessons in the morning and an additional two lessons in the afternoon.
Classes are of maximum 12 students in off-peak season and 15 students in peak season.

Special offer

If you would like to start improving your English as soon as possible even while Covid-19 related restrictions still apply we have the perfect solution for you. Europa’s “Start online and finish on site” packages give you the possibility to start your learning online and to finish it on site in our school in Bournemouth. Read more...


  • 20 or 30 lessons per week
  • Duration: 1-48 weeks
  • Minimum age: 16+
  • Average age: 21
  • Max. 15 students per class
  • Mixed nationality classes
  • Native-level teachers
  • Placement test on arrival
  • Course books provided
  • Constant monitoring and regular progress tests
  • Conversation Club and social programme
Reserve your course now
We do
not charge
any enrolment or

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 the following levels: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced.
Test your level of English

Language Course
Course Name Off-Peak Season 2020
31/08 to 18/12/20
Peak Season 2020
22/06 to 28/08/20
General English £99  £150 £99  £160
Intensive English £149  £199 £149  £220

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 9.00am. 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 wait until all the new students have arrived. We will then ask you...

  • to complete a short language awareness assessment. The results are in line with the Common European Framework. This will take about 30 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.
  • You will then have a short tour of the school.
  • Finally, we give you a short talk concerning your lessons i.e. what we expect of you, the course rental book system, rules and regulations, social programmes, what you can buy at the school, next of kin details, emergency numbers, regular testing, tutorials and self-assessments. We will then ask you if you have any questions

It is time to take a break at about 10.45am.
At 11.30am, you are introduced to your teacher and fellow students, and begin your first lesson.

09:30 - 11:00 Lessons 1 & 2 In the morning lessons, you are provided with language input in the form of texts, audio and visual material. You work with the material to develop your communicative skills to become more fluent and accurate in the English language. To develop your accuracy, teachers focus on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. You become more aware of the structure of the language in communicative context. To develop your fluency, you are given various activities and tasks to convey messages in English either in the written or oral form.
11:00 - 11:30 Break Meet other students in our comfortable lounge.
11:30 - 13:00 Lessons 3 & 4 See lessons 1 & 2
13:00 - 13:45 Lunch Break Enjoy a delicious lunch in our school bistro.
13:45 - 15:15 Lesson 5 & 6 Afternoon lessons are based on authentic materials to prepare you for real-life situations. These are also individualised lessons, during which the teacher responds to your particular language needs. Your teacher also acts as a source of authentic linguistic and cultural input, familiarising you with aspects of genuine language and lifestyle in the UK.

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.
Read more…