Language programme in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is undoubtedly one of the best student towns on the southern coast of England. Its quaintness, charm and miles of sandy beach alongside the bustling atmosphere of the city have created a centre for tourism, education and business. Complete with an exceedingly well organised public transport system with links all over Britain and Europe, Bournemouth is a hub of activity. Even getting to London is as simple as hopping on a 1 hour and a half train ride.

It’s safe to say that there is a never a dull moment in this seaside town. Witness powerboat races, vintage car shows, international tennis championships and windsurfing competitions throughout the whole year. A safe and inviting city for young people, the beaches and pedestrian zones offer adolescents the opportunity to enjoy their holidays in a secure and relaxed environment.

This junior programme is for students aged between 12 – 17 who are looking to start learning English or improve the language skills they already have. The programme combines lessons with activities and offers full supervision from the school. Our bilingual group leaders are on site for the duration of the stays (except in June) to offer an extra amount of supervision.

ETC (Educational Training Centre), is a family-run institution founded in 1989 by Mr. David Jones. The school is located in the centre of Bournemouth, near to the town’s pedestrian area and the beach, some 500m from “the Square” and right next to the Central Gardens, the bus lines and less than 10 minutes walking distance from the beach and park.

Accreditations: British Council and English UK

School facilities include:

  • 44 bright, spacious classrooms located in different buildings
  • An IT room
  • A Library
  • A Cafeteria (fresh, cold and hot meals cooked on site)
  • A large terrace

English language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes
  • Maximal number of students per class: 14 (18 during peak season)
  • Schedule : 09.00 to 12.30 for morning lessons or 14.00 to 17.30 for afternoon lessons
  • Placement test: first day of classes
  • Certificate of participation at the end of your stay
  • CELTA-qualified native English teachers
  • Monitoring of progress (4 week stays or more)

Lessons

This programme includes 20 lessons (15 hours) per week.

Lessons include special themes selected according to the students centres of interest (music, fashion, sports, arts, world news, etc.)

Students will also be given group and individual projects, which aim at improving specific language skills. For example, they may have to do oral presentations, role playing games, research on British culture etc.

Language level: beginner to advanced

Activities

Every week, school group leaders organise and supervise an activity programme in English including:

  • 4 half-days of sports, cultural and social activities: volleyball, football, table tennis, mini-golf, swimming, cricket, bowling, hiking, treasure hunt, beach games, cinema, karaoke, laser tag, skating, international nights, …
  • 1 half-day excursion: Southampton, the Jurassic Coast, Winchester, the New Forest or Christchurch
  • 1 full day excursion (on Saturday, minimum 2-week stays): Oxford & Bath
  • Optional evening activities: DVD, mimi-disco (on-site registration)
  • Sample of timetable (given as example and subject to change:
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Evening activities:

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Daily activities:

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Depending on their date of arrival, the students will be housed in one of the school’s three residences, or on the school site itself. Residences are located a mere 10 minutes walk away from the school. Rooms are shared with international students of the same age.

Depending on their date of arrival, students are accommodated in one of the school’s three residences, either on the school site or within a ten-minute walk, in a room shared with students of the same age and of different nationalities.

Curfew for minors: Young people between 12 and 15 years old are not allowed to go out in the evening outside the supervised activities organised by the youth workers.

Features

  • Shared room (Double or large triple rooms available on request and vary depending on availability)
  • Bathroom and toilet in each room
  • Full board
  • Distance from school: 1 minute (on-site residence)
  • Location: 500m from the city centre and minutes away from the beach

Facilities and services available:

  • Laundry facilities (coin operated)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Internet connection (free WiFi) on the premises
  • Guarded access
  • Reception available 24/7
  • Cleaning of the residence and rooms is made once a week. Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean the rest of the time.

Features

  • Shared rooms (double, triple or 4-bedded)
  • Toilet and bathroom in every room
  • Full board
  • Travel time to school : 10 minutes (escorted twice daily by group leaders)
  • Location: 900 meters from the city centre and a few minutes away from the beach

Facilities and services available:

  • Laundry facilities (coin operated)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Internet connection (free WiFi) on the premises
  • Guarded access
  • TV and games room
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Reception available 24/7
  • Cleaning of the residence and rooms is made once a week. Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean the rest of the time.

Features

  • Shared rooms (double, triple or 4-bedded)
  • Toilet and bathroom in every room
  • Full board
  • Travel time to school : 5 minutes (escorted twice daily by group leaders)
  • Location: 500 meters from city centre and a few minutes away from the beach

Facilities and services available:

  • Laundry facilities (for a fee)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Internet connection (free WiFi) on the premises
  • Guarded access
  • TV and games room
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Reception available 24/7
  • Cleaning of the residence and rooms is made once a week. Students are responsible for keeping their rooms clean the rest of the time.

Curfew for minor students:

  • Students aged 12 to 15 yrs are not allowed to go out at night except for the organised and supervised evening activity programme.

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Saturday

Arrival airports/railway stations (with approx. travel time to Bournemouth):

Bournemouth International Airport offers daily and weekly flights to and from numerous British and European destinations. Poole also offers daily ferry cruises to and from France.

  • Bournemouth Airport-Bournemouth: 15 minutes (taxi)
  • Southampton Airport-Bournemouth: 30 minutes (taxi), 38 minutes (train)
  • London Heathrow-Bournemouth: 1h30 (taxi), 2h25 (express coach)
  • London Gatwick-Bournemouth: 2h (taxi), 3h30 minutes (express coach)
  • London Stansted-Bournemouth: 2h30 minutes (taxi), 4h (express coach)

Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (about 4 days after deposit payment).

Visa Information

Brexit news:

In absence of agreement, the British Government has clearly stated that European citizens can travel to and within the UK with either a valid ID-card or a personal passport until the 31/12/2020.

Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.

Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any additional information.


Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Session dates: from 07/06 to 15/08

Prices 2020

All taxes and enrollment fees included

WPCS 42.0.1
Course, activities & accommodation (residence shared room with bathroom , full board)
DurationPrice
1 week 845
2 weeks 1.595
3 weeks 2.295
4 weeks 2.995
5 weeks 3.695
6 weeks 4.295
Extra week 595
Transfers from airport to accommodation - price per journey
Bournemouth 65
Southampton 100
London Heathrow 180
London Gatwick 210
London Luton 235
Central London 260
London Stanstead 300
Unaccompanied Minor (UM) transfer extra: €60 per journey
Delayed airport arrival extra (from 1 hour delay): €40 per hour

Prices include:

  • English course (20 lessons per week)
  • Residence accommodation in shared room, full board
  • School taxes and administration fees
  • Course materials
  • Complete supervised activity and excursion programme
  • Local transportation
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the programme

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to and from Bournemouth
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Optional insurances