General & Intensive English Course

Improve your accuracy, fluency and confidence in 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.

Lessons in small or bigger groups

Our General English Premium Course aims to cover the same content as the General English Course, it is tailored to maximise interaction and progress within a shorter time frame. By joining this program, you will be in a class with a maximum of 5 other students. Smaller classes, quicker progress and a premium service available throughout the year just for you.

Facts

  • 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
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Dates & Prices

You can start your course every Monday throughout the year.
We are currently offering the following levels Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced.
Test your level of English

Language Course

You can start your course every Monday throughout the year.
We are currently offering the following levels: Elementary, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate and Advanced.
Test your level of English

Course Name Off-Peak Season 2019
02/09 to 20/12/19
Off-Peak Season 2020
06/01 to 19/06/20
31/08 to 18/12/20
Peak Season 2020
22/06 to 28/08/20
General English £150   £99 £150   £120 * £160   £130 *
Intensive English £199   £149 £199   £169 * £220   £190 *
General English Premium £199   £149 £199   £169 * £225   £195 *

* Prices valid for all bookings made until 05/01/2020 at the latest.
Christmas Closure 2019/20: 21.12.2019 to 05.01.2020
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.

Homestay
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)
£21
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
+£55
Full board supplement
Breaktfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Friday
+£85
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.
  • 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.

Timetable
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.
Teacher

Accommodation

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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