Learn English in Bournemouth, England
Our language courses for adults in Bournemouth are extremely popular for learning English in England. The family-run language school in the south of England has over 50 years' experience and is also recognised by the University of Cambridge as an official examination centre.
England might be known for its rain, but Bournemouth is actually one of the sunniest and driest regions of the country. The beautiful location on the south coast and the miles of beach add to your experience. Accreditation by the British Council and English UK ensures that you will be attending a high-quality English language course. Benefit from a standard or intensive course or improve your chances in the job market by passing the Cambridge exam. The helpful teachers, all native speakers, are always ready to help you with both your learning and your overall adventure.
Outside the classroom, you'll be amazed by the beauty of England's south coast. The school offers activities and trips to the different regions of England, including Oxford, London, Bath, Devon, and other areas around Bournemouth. Both the trips and the activities are designed to complement what you'll learn in the classroom and also give you the chance to apply what you've been learning. The teachers often use the topics such as Stonehenge and Buckingham Palace to help you learn more about English geography and history.
Bournemouth is best reached via Southampton International Airport. It's then just a short trip on public transportation to the school or the school can also arrange an airport transfer for you.
Our School Location
Here you can find a map and photos for the language school building that will give a better idea of what the area has to offer. As you can see, both the main school building and the Wentworth College are located in the centre of the picturesque neighbourhood of Southbourne and close to the beach!
The language school’s main building is well-equipped with a total of 22 classrooms, a large cafeteria (serving both cold and warm dishes), a modern computer lab with 16 new computers, a game room complete with a foosball table and videogames, free internet access (DSL) as well as a multimedia room and quiet rooms for concentrated study. There is also a library, a bookstore and a fully-equipped language lab available.
At the entrance you will find our school’s office. Here you can get general information and assistance. The academic office will help with questions concerning lessons, accommodations, and lesson materials.
The school owns 3 minibuses used for school-organised activities and day trips. These buses are also used to show language school participants Bournemouth and the surrounding area.
"This language school is very good and provide highly qualified teachers. The leisure activities are partly accompanied by a teacher (Neil) who is also an excellent tour guide. In general I can only say good things about the school. The different nationalities make this language school so special. All staff members were available, if there was a problem."
"I'm sorry that I've only just got round to writing to thank the entire organisation at the language school for the time my son Marcell spent with you in Bournemouth in July. Whether it was the school or the host family, Marcell just raved about it and was very sad that he had to come back after only 14 days. I really didn't expect this kind of reaction from my son! The lessons must have been excellent, and Marcell learned a lot. He received a very nice positive report from the teachers there. My initial apprehension about the new host family very quickly disappeared. Marcell was very impressed by the friendly and maternal care from the host mother. I am going to thank her personally for that. (As a mother you are obviously very concerned whether the host family is nice or not. 14 days may be short, but also very long.) My son most definitely wants to go to the same school again next year and also to stay with the same host family."
"Now I'm back in Germany. I'd like to say that I really enjoyed the language course, and all in all it was a real success. The weather was not great, but everything else was very good. Really worth recommending! It was just a pity that it was so short... By the way, I still need a letter from the school so that I can get my course paid for, but I am sure you will help me with that."
"Hello Ms. Allenbach, Now that I'm back from Bournemouth I would like to give you some feedback. The school staff are very friendly and helpful, the teachers are very knowledgeable and deal with the material very well. Two weeks is very little time, but I was still able to make good progress. The accommodation was also very good, but perhaps next time I will stay in a host family because you can use your English more. For me personally, I wish I had taken lessons at the weekend to use that time too (possibly private). Over the course of the year I would like to fly to England again for two weeks. Thank you for making all the arrangements and for the organisation."
"Hello, we're back from vacation and it was very, very nice. A special thanks to Sabine, who took care of my children wonderfully. It was a thoroughly enjoyable time. The school, the accommodation and the family were all a very good choice. Many thanks for your advice and support."
"Hi, I just wanted to let you know that everything worked out great. I was very impressed with England. My host family was really great, thanks for making a great choice. The school was also good, but unfortunately two weeks was too short, but better than nothing. I will definitely do that again. :-) But only if I can live with "my" family. Autumn Greetings from Düsseldorf."
"Hello, this is my feedback on the Wentworth College Residence. The Wentworth College was a sensational experience for me. Even though it took a bit of time to settle down at the beginning, this was by far my best summer holiday because I made so many new acquaintances. Among these acquaintances I include the teachers and all the school staff. They were all very friendly and 'cool'. The other students were also very friendly, including: the Germans, Swiss, French, Spaniards, Italians, Japanese, Chinese and Russians. I have nothing but praise for the school and highly recommend it."
"Extremely competent staff, very good atmosphere in the school, a beautiful and well-maintained school building in a quiet location, modern equipment. We can definitely recommend the school."
"The first time I came to this school I was only 14 years old. It was my aunt`s idea, because I could hardly speak any English and I was very shy. After the course I was so happy that she sent me here and I wanted to return to Southbourne. Since then, I have spent every summer here. I have met so many people from all over the world and have had really great times here in Southbourne. Everyone here is so friendly, cheerful, helpful and open. I recommend this school in Southbourne to anyone who wants to learn English."
"My name is Imedia and I come from Georgia. I spent four weeks at the language school and I found England really superb. The school really has the best teachers and is very nice. I will miss my new friends and all the staff at the school, and hope that I come back again one day. Thanks to everybody."
"The school is well organized and beautifully situated. The course and the teachers were good and I was, thanks to the placement tests, placed straight away in the right course. The accommodation was also great. Four weeks at this school was not enough for me - I will definitely come again."
"Learning English at the language school here in Southbourne was simply fantastic. The teachers are great and the school is located near the beach and not far from the shopping area. The courses were exciting and the course books were interesting. The accommodation was also okay and there was delicious food. The social activities were interesting - never boring. The staff in reception are friendly and well organised."
"The school is very nice and offers a great environment to learn English. The other students came from different countries, so I also learned a lot about cultures and backgrounds. The location of the school is great - it's near the beach and the area is safe. There are many buses that go into the city. The school is clean and nicely laid out. Not too big and not too small. It was good to stay with a host family, because I could also improve my English there. I got to know English food and the different way of life compared to that in my country. The activities were great, as they have helped me get to know the country and the people and also to come into contact with all the other students."
"The school is in a really quiet area and the whole team is so friendly. My host family lived not far from the school and the beach. The location and the rooms were perfect. The courses were good and loads of fun. If a student didnÂ´t know how to go on, the teachers helped straight away. I learned a lot at the time and had the chance to speak a lot of English because the students came from different countries. I also gained a deep insight into the different cultural backgrounds of the other students which was very interesting for me. The language school experience was just great and I now have friends from different countries from all over the world. My host family and my friendsÂ´ host families were and also my friends were good and I am happy that I chose a homestay for my accommodation. Out of all the activities, I liked the bowling evenings most of all."
"Thanks again to the great team at the school. Everyone is so friendly and attentive. The teachers are very skilled and know exactly how to motivate an international group. The teachers make every effort to respond to all questions and they relate to every student in the class. The school is located in a nice quiet place with a long beach. The beach is a great place for students to switch off. I attended the Business English course and it has helped me to achieve my goals. Social activities such as quizzes and movie nights and excursions are well organised. The activities are very helpful to improve our language skills, because all the international students speak English to each other. The staff at the front desk are really friendly and will help with any requests."
"The teachers at the school are kind and friendly and the class sizes are always kept small. The school is quietly located in a beautiful environment. The prices are good and I enjoyed the lessons. The accommodation is very comfortable and clean and I could even choose my own room. Furthermore, the activities program was very well organized and a lot of fun. The staff at the school are friendly and helpful."
"The school is nice and the teachers are friendly. Here you quickly get to know students from all over the world. The school is located in a quiet but not far from the beach, shops and various restaurants. I liked the course because the teachers are very good, they speak slowly and you can learn English quickly and efficiently. I had a nice host family and lived only 15 minutes away from the school. The activities and recreational programs are varied and organised well. The reception staff are very nice and will help immediately with any problem."
All course fees include: Complete language course material including: exercise books, ring binders, city map, information pack, course certificate, use of computers and high-speed Internet access (WLAN), city excursion after the placement test, and full-day excursions on Saturdays (in high season), personal support from the student counselor and regular course feedback sessions with the class teacher.
Course Prices (in Euro)
All course fees include: all language course material, exercise books, ring binders, city map, information pack, course certificate, use of computers and high-speed Internet access (WLAN), city excursion after the placement test, and full-day excursions on Saturdays (in high season), personal support from the student counsellor and regular course feedback sessions with the class teacher.
Save: The longer the duration of the course, the cheaper the price per week.
|English Course Prices (EUR)|
|Courses start every Monday||1 Wk||2 Wk||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||8 Wk||12 Wk||24 Wk|
|Standard Course (20 lessons)||265||472||708||943||1,415||1,886||2,829||5,382|
|Intensive 'Crash' course (28 lessons)||305||552||828||1,104||1,656||2,208||3,312||6,210|
|Business English (20 lessons + 4 hours)||518||978||1,467||1,955||2,933||3,910||5,865||11,454|
|Business English (20 lessons + 8 hours)||771||1,484||2,226||2,967||4,451||5,934||8,901||17,256|
|50+ Program (20 lessons)**||-||943||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|High-season (19/06 – 01/09/17)|
|Standard Course (20 lessons)||340||621||932||1,242||1,863||2,484||-||-|
|Intensive 'Crash' course (28 lessons)||386||713||1,070||1,426||2,139||2,852||-||-|
|Business English (20 lessons + 4 hours)||593||1,127||1,691||2,254||3,381||4,508||-||-|
|Business English (20 lessons + 8 hours)||846||1,633||2,450||3,266||4,899||6,532|
|Combined English Courses|
|Combined course (20 lessons + 6 hours)||616||1,231||1,846||2,461||3,692||4,922||7,383||14,766|
|Combined course (28 lessons + 6 hours)||656||1,311||1,967||2,622||3,933||5,244||7,866||15,732|
|Private English Course (20 lessons)||1,265||2,530||3,795||5,060||7,590||10,120||15,180||-|
|Private English Course (28 lessons)||1,771||3,542||5,313||7,084||10,626||14,168||21,252||-|
|Extra single lessons (4 hours)|
|Extra single lessons (8 hours)||506||1,012||1,518||2,024||3,036||4,048||6,072||12,144|
|Exam preparation courses||3 Wk||4 Wk||6 Wk||8 Wk|
|Cambridge KET / PET Course (28 lessons)**||-||-||1,725||-|
|Cambridge FCE Course (28 lessons) (40 lessons)*||1,369||1,288||-||-|
|Cambridge CAE Course (28 lessons)**||-||1,288||1,426||-|
|Cambridge CPE Course (28 lessons)**||-||-||1,863||-|
|IELTS Preparation Course (28 lessons)**||-||1,288||-||-|
|BEC Preparation Course (20 lessons + 6 hours)**||-||-||-||2,300|
Lesson: 45 minutes - Hour: 60 minutes, * For the 3-week summer course 07 August - 25 August 2017 ** These courses are held on specific dates.
The prices for the upcoming year will be published here shortly. We would be delighted if we could provide you with an individual offer in advance.
Course Dates and Info
Please consider the following dates when planning your language course:
General language courses, Combined courses, Business English start dates 2017: Start any Monday
Absolute Beginner start dates 2017: First monday of each month
50+ programm start dates 2017: 07 May - 21 May, 03 September - 17 September
IELTS Course Dates 2017: Four weeks duration from: 06 February, 13 March, 18 April, 08 May, 18 September, 16 October, 06 November.
Cambridge FCE Course Dates: 06 February - 03 March (4 weeks), 08 May - 02 June (4 weeks), 07 August - 25 August (3 weeks summer course), 13 November - 08 December (4 weeks). Examination dates: 04 March, 03 June, 09 December.
Cambridge CAE Course Dates: 13 February - 10 March (4 weeks), 08 May - 06 June (4 weeks and 2 days), 30 October - 28 November (4 weeks and 2 days), Examination dates: 11 March, 07 June, 29 November.
Cambridge CPE Course Dates: 08 May - 07 June (4 weeks and 3 days), 30 October - 29 November (4 weeks and 3 days). Examination dates: 08 June, 30 November.
Cambridge BEC Course Dates: The dates of these courses are according to the level. The levels and dates are as follows (duration 4 weeks):
Level B1: 16 January, 20 March, 02 October
Level B2: 16 January, 09 April, 16 October
High season: 19 June - 01 September
Holidays in Bournemouth (on weekdays): 02 January, 03 January, 14 April, 17 April, 01 May, 29 May, 28 August. The school will be closed from 18 December 2017 until 01 January 2018.
Homestay is our most popular form of accommodation and the accommodation is located a few minutes from the school. The school demands the utmost care from the host family and tries to match the age and interests of the individual with the correct host family wherever possible.
Further we are very happy to offer a small selection of B&Bs in Bournemouth and the surrounding environment. They are mostly located within just a short walk from the school.
Living with a host family in Bournemouth, is an ideal opportunity to get to know everyday English. The English learning process is supported by day-to-day life in an English speaking family. Perhaps you have help with your homework or you can enjoy organised excursions with the family.
The school visits each of our families regularly to make sure that the participants and the host families are happy with each other. Each family is carefully assessed and evaluated in order to match each participant with the right family. In addition, all families must comply with the government rules and regulations.
Wherever possible, participants from different nationalities will be accommodated in a host family to encourage them to speak English together. This is often a great opportunity to build a new friendship. To ensure the high standards we ask the participants to give feedback on their accommodation towards the end of their stay. The families provide their guests with linen and towels and access to a washing machine.
It would be our pleasure to organise accommodation for you in a suitable home with an English speaking host family who would welcome you as a guest. Our homestays are located just a few minutes´ walk away from the school.
Guest House/ B&B
Beach Lodge www.beach-lodge.co.uk - This family-run Bed and Breakfast is highly recommended. The house is a beautiful 100-year-old property and is located in a small side street only about five minutes` walk from the beach with an impressive view of Poole Bay. The school is just a short walk away, and the local shops, pubs and cafes are within easy walking distance. The house has been lovingly renovated. The original features have been retained and it now combines the best of old and new and is a wonderful place to stay. Each of the eight rooms has been tastefully furnished with beautiful bathrooms. Breakfast consists of a typical English breakfast and in addition there is fruit, yogurt, cereals, fresh juice and tea or coffee. The lounge offers the ideal environment to read, to relax or to improve your English. The rooms are available between 3pm and 6pm on arrival. On departure, the rooms must be vacated by 10:30am. If you arrive or depart outside of these hours, you can leave your luggage at reception until your room is free or until you leave. Small children are welcome and cots can be provided on request.
Mory House www.moryhouse.co.uk/ - Mory House is a very nice, family-run guest house. In 2005 it was renovated and is one of the best B&Bs in the area. Mory House is only 200 metres from the Bournemouth cliffs from where you have a magnificent view of the sandy beaches. You can quickly reach the sea from here across a few short paths. All off the six luxuriously appointed en-suite guest rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with attention to detail with modern furniture. All of the en-suite bathrooms have new toilets and tiles. The rooms have double-glazed windows, central heating, a colour TV and either a video or DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities and clock radios. The main commercial area, with cafes, restaurants and pubs are within easy walking distance. Breakfast is included in the price. Please note the check-in time is between 12 noon and 1pm. In case you arrive at a different time, let us know and someone will be there to give you your keys.
Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)
|Host family with HB Prices||per person per week (7 nights, in EUR)|
|Single room *|
|01/01/17 - 18/06/17||124|
|18/06/17 - 03/09/17||141|
|03/09/17 - 17/12/17||124|
HB: Half Board, * Accommodation in a single room. For people under 18 the accommodation is in a double room. Arrivals and departures can be on either Saturdays or Sundays.
The prices for the upcoming year will be published here shortly. We would be delighted if we could provide you with an individual offer in advance.
The school organises a wide range of optional activities and excursions outside the classroom. These activities provide an ideal opportunity to interact with the other participants and use English in an everyday environment. Almost any sport can be arranged and supervised by the school. If you have other interests, then the school is there to help to provide you with an alternative program to meet your requirements. These social activities are an ideal opportunity to speak English in a relaxed atmosphere and to get to know new people. Excursions include visits to London, Oxford, Windsor and Winchester (the ancient capital of England) and to the city of Bath (with the Roman Baths), Windsor and Winchester. Furthermore, visits nearer the school can be organized to smaller neighbouring English towns and sites such as Dorchester and Wimborne, Corfe Castle or to the local history museum. During the winter months, the school will open its doors on two evenings a week for plays, quizzes and video evenings. Other activities include discos for the younger participants and visits to typical British pubs for adult participants.
Additional activities - all year round (Not included in the price)
Museum, Oceanarium , Sega World , cinema , art gallery, Priory Quay , boat trips , Poole Quay, crab fishing , or go on a trip to the New Forest for traditional English " cream tea " . Visits to monuments of historical importance such as Stonehenge and the beautiful New Forest National Park with its wild ponies are just some of the many school activities. The additional fees are from € 5 to €12, with the exception of riding (the cost is about € 30 per hour, transportation to the stables is included in the price). All optional activities are accompanied by school staff.