Bournemouth is an exciting seaside resort as well as an attractive student town, with visitors and students from all over the world creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It's a busy town with great shopping facilities and live entertainment. When you walk through the bustling pedestrian precinct of Bournemouth you will find trendy boutiques, CD-shops and bars. The city centre is surrounded by beautiful gardens and just a few minutes away you will find one of Britain's cleanest and most popular sandy beaches. Our summer English courses in Bournemouth take place at Europa School of English, near the town centre. Our residence and school are within ten minutes walking distance from each other. You enjoy your freedom as well as the safety net of having responsible adults to help you should there be a problem.
Our language school is located in a former church, built in the 19th Century and was refurbished in 2014. Of course our school offers a lot of comfort: In our refectory you can help yourself to coffee, tea, water and snacks with your new friends. Furthermore you have the possibility to spend your free time on the beach, which is only 5 minutes away or stroll into the town centre, which is just a 15-minute-walk.
Photos of BOURNEMOUTH and the campus
English Language Courses
Our Bournemouth school, Europa School of English, is located just a few minutes walk from the town centre. The school is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK and is a member of English UK, the world's leading language teaching association. Please note that the lessons don't take place on bank holidays on the 14.04., 17.04. and the 28.08.2017 and will not be made up.
General English Course
20 lessons x 45 mins or 15 hours per week Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 12:45 or in the afternoon between 13:45 and 17:00 (in summer only). Each of the four morning lessons focus 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, writing and listening skills. The following levels are catered for: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
General English Course
25 lessons x 45 mins or 18.75 hours per week This course combines the General English course of 20 lessons in the morning with additional afternoon lessons to deepen your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You’ll have four lessons in the morning from 09:30 until 12:45 and one after lunch from 13:45-14:30. This extra lesson will help you to progress more swiftly. The following levels are catered for: lower intermediate (A2), intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
Accommodation and Meal Plan
The student residence 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/key card to lock your room. You'll get half board accommodation that includes breakfast and dinner which is both taken at the school. Lunch in the self-service refectory can be booked as a supplement in advance for the duration of your stay or you can purchase lunch on the day (approx. £6 per meal). If you eat vegetarian or vegan food, please let us know when booking. In case you need halal, kosher, gluten-free or lactose-free food, we will try to make this possible as well - upon request in advance. This accommodation is available from 08th July - 2nd September 2017.
You stay in a twin or triple en-suite bedroom in a comfortable hotel in the centre of Bournemouth. The hotel is situated about 1 mile (approx. 10 minute walk) from the school and the city centre. To go to the beach you will need approximately 5 minutes by foot. Each bedroom has a private shower, toilet and washbasin. Public laundrettes with coin-operated washing and drying machines are in the city centre. A safe is not available, but you will get a key/key card to lock your room. You'll get half board accommodation that includes breakfast and dinner that are both taken at the school. You are also very welcomed in our school bistro having lunch (with supplement - approx. £6 per meal) or just a hot or cold drink chatting with people your age. If you eat vegetarian or vegan food, please let us know when booking. In case you need halal, kosher, gluten-free or lactose-free food, we will try to make this possible as well - upon request in advance. The hotels are available all year round, but not from the 08th of July to the 2nd of September 2017.
You may also stay in single or twin room (triple rooms on request ) with one of our friendly homestay hosts, most of whom have been welcoming students for many years. Some live close to the campus while others are a bus-ride (on average 30, max. 45 minutes, costs for public transport not included) away. Homestay accommodation is a good opportunity for independent students who like to learn something about the everyday life of a British family. You will get half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner, packed lunch on weekends/bank holidays only). You are also very welcome in our school bistro having lunch (with supplement - approx. £6 per meal) or just a hot or cold drink chatting with people your age. If you eat vegetarian or vegan food, halal, kosher, gluten-free or lactose-free food, we will try to find a host for you. You can purchase bus passes (Yellow busses) at our school. Weekly bus passes cost approx. £15 child and £16.50 adult.
Our IP Senior Coordinator is available if any problems arise. Of course, students will be given all the necessary information regarding their stay during the Welcome Meeting and Town Walk with their IP Senior Coordinator. There are five activities per week included in the Senior programme.
Surf Course 5 x 2 lessons (Supplement)
Bournemouth is ideal for surfing (wave riding). For those of you who want to combine English lessons and the surf experience, we offer this special course with our surf partner in Bournemouth. In the mornings you will attend the General or Intensive English course with your fellow students. The surfing course consists of five afternoons with two hour lessons each. Equipment will be provided. Depending on the weather, tide and the size of the waves the surf lessons might vary. Therefore paddle boarding is offered as an alternative when the weather conditions don’t allow surfing. This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance.
London Overnight (Supplement)
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 (your coach might stop in London Heathrow on the way). Our supervisors will organise several sightseeing and shopping walks for you and you can explore the city during your free time. In the evening you will have a warm meal together with overnighters from our other destinations. On certain weekends (15.07., 22.07., 29.07., 05.08., 12.08. and 19.08.2017) we hire exclusively for our students a VIP Party Bus for two hours going around London by night – relax and party with friends from other UK IP centres. The bus will collect everyone at 20.00 at the hostel. Soft drinks will be provided but there are no snacks included. You will spend the night in a youth hostel in shared rooms. The modern hostel has multi-bedded rooms with en-suite toilet and shower facilities (towel not provided). 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 packed evening meal. This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance.
IP Trip programme (Supplement)
The trip programme is a package consisting of 2 half-day excursions and one full day excursion (per fortnight). Half- day excursions go to Durdle Door (Jurassic Coast), Winchester, Portsmouth, Swanage or Salisbury and full day excursions to Bath, Brighton, Oxford or London. The trip programme is not included and must be booked in advance. Additional trips can be purchased in the centre. Costs are £13 for a half-day trip, £30 for a full day trip (except London) and £34 for London.
Prices for 7 nights, half-board , General English course 20 lessons/15h, IP Welfare Coordinator
(including Meet & Greet and Check-in service)
Low Budget transfer from / to London Heathrow per way
Transfer from /to Southamptom airport per way*
Transfer from /to Bournemouth airport*
Transfer from /to London City airport per way*
Transfer from /to London Gatwick airport per way*
Transfer from / to London Heathrow per way*
Transfer from /to St. Pancras station per way*
Transfer from /to Stansted airport per way*
* Taxi can be shared for 1-3 people travelling together
General Course (25 lessons) / week
IELTS Preparation Course (25 lessons) / week
IELTS exams fee
IP trip programme 2 weeks
Surf Course (5x2 hrs) /week
London Overnight incl. Party Bus (except 01.07.2017)
Bus ticket per week (homestay accommodation)
What's included in the price?
Accommodation and Meal Plan
Half board hotel accommodation in triple en-suite rooms
Half board accommodation in a single en-suite room in our student residence
Half board accommodation in a single or twin room (triple on request) in one of our host families with breakfast and dinner (packed lunch on weekends/bank holidays only)
Vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher, gluten-free or lactose-free food if possible
English language course
English language tuition (20 / 25 lessons of 45 minutes or 15 / 18.75 hours per week) in mixed nationality classes where possible
Maximum 15 students per class
Placement test on arrival
Certificate at the end of the course
Common speech: English
Welfare and Activity Programme
Welcome Meeting and Town Walk
Support and assistance during your stay
Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London, Bournemouth and Southampton Airports as well as from St. Pancras train station. Transfers will be done by well-known taxi and transfer companies with DBS checked drivers. 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. For your own safety, we will assist you with the check-in for your flight. If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service as well.
Students on individual transfers
Students on individual transfers will be dropped off at Europa School of English unless advised/requested otherwise and then either be picked up by their hosts or walk to the residence. Out of hour arrivals might be dropped off directly at the accommodation. Out of hour departures they will in most cases be picked up directly from the homestay or the residence.
For homestay students
All students will be dropped off at Europa School of English unless requested otherwise. Host family student arrivals/departures between 6:00 and 22:00 will be collected by their hosts at the school and dropped off by their hosts there. For out of hour arrivals/departures a taxi transfer would need to be booked (with supplement). For very early/late arrivals/departures in/from the centre (24.00-6.00), an alternative accommodation needs to be arranged by the agent.
Low Budget Transfer
We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow for all our UK centres on Saturdays and Sundays (08.07.- 02.09.17). Transfers will be done by well-known coach companies with DBS checked drivers. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10:00 and 16:30. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the terminal and accompany you to your transfer service. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow or a nearby pick up station at approximately 18:00. On the day of departure you will be dropped-off at Heathrow about 11:00 - so please book your flight after 14:00. A staff member will help you to your terminal and check you in. If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service.
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