Bournemouth

England / Bournemouth

Enjoy the vibrant city of Bournemouth on your England student language trip

  • Students from up to 20 countries
  • Popular English student town
  • 10 km fine sandy beaches
  • School close to the town centre
  • Ideal for beach activities and water sports
  • 13-17 supervised
  • Location

    City centre: 10 minutes
    Beach: 10 minutes
    (walking distance from school)

  • Language Courses

    General and Intensive English Course

  • Travel period

    22.06.-31.08.2019

  • Already included

    Supervised, international activity programme
    Free Wifi in our student lounge in school
    Fruit’n’Fit Corner (water, tea, fresh fruits)
    24/7 Emergency Phone

  • Accommodation

    Residence or home stay
    Full board

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Learn English with students from all over the world

  • placement test on arrival
  • study in mixed nationality classes with maximum 15 students
  • qualified teachers
  • all materials provided
  • certificate at the end of course
Our language school is part of Europa School of English which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK and a member of English UK, the world's leading language teaching association. Our summer English courses take place in our local school and during peak weeks we might use additional teaching facilities such as the Bournemouth & Poole College. Please note that the lessons don't take place on bank holidays on the 26.08.2019 and will not be made up.

GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE

already included

Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 11:45. Each of the three morning lessons focuses 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 where particular attention is paid on improving speaking and listening skills. The goal of the course is to strengthen your communication skills and help overcome your own speaking inhibitions.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week

INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE

available as a supplement

The Intensive Course consists of the General English Course plus an additional lesson per day (11:45 -12:30) which focuses on a fourth area of language learning: Project-based lesson which emphasis on writing skills.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week

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After the lessons

  • Exciting, supervised activity programme 7 days a week
  • common speech: English
  • sports and beach activities
  • creativity and lifestyle workshops
  • half and full day excursions

OUR ACTIVITY PROGRAMME

already included
  • Welcome- and Farewell Meeting
  • Town Walk, Town Quiz
  • Sports (Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball)
  • Beach Activities (Beach Games, Frisbee, Beachvolleyball)
  • Workshops (Arts & Crafts, Health & Beauty)
  • Welcome Party, Games Nights, Movie Nights, IP’s got Talent, Surprise Nights, and International Parties
  • One half-day trip during your first week (e.g. Durdle Door (Jurassic Coast), Winchester, Portsmouth, Swanage or Salisbury)
  • One further half-day trip and one full day trip for each additional week (e.g Bath, Brighton, Oxford or London)

LONDON OVERNIGHT TRIP

available as a supplement

As one day is definitely not enough for a city like London, our Overnight Trip gives you a unique chance to discover better this amazing place. You will leave your IP centre on Saturday morning, after the early breakfast, and arrive to London shortly before Midday. Our well-trained supervisors will take you on a walking tour around Westminster and you will get plenty of free time to do shopping with your international friends. Having spent a day out, the group of Overnighters will be taken by tube to a modern London Youth Hostel, where they will have dinner. But do not worry, the day is not over yet! After the meal, a VIP Party Bus will pick you up from the Hostel and take you on a night 2h tour around London. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the city lights with great music in the background! On Sunday morning, just after breakfast in the hostel you will set off to spend one more full day in London and explore the rest of this beatiful city. You will come back to your IP centre just in time for the late dinner.

Important Notice: This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance. Minimum age required is 13 (exceptions might be made for closed groups only upon request). Booking the Overnight Trip automatically prevents you from attending the scheduled full day trip. Minimum number of students is 15 – in case the are not enough participants, an alternative programme will be offered. 

SURF COURSE (5 x 1,5 hours)

available as a 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 one and a half 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.

Please bear in mind that booking this course combination may prevent you from joining other activities or a scheduled excursion.

This special is not included in the programme and must be booked in advance.

SPECIAL FUN DAY: THORPE PARK FULL DAY EXCURSION

already included

Enjoy your day in one of the world’s most famous theme parks! Situated between the towns of Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames, in the beautiful county of Surrey (South-East England), Thorpe Park is UK’s most renowned amusement park offering thrilling attractions, such as large water rides and exciting roller coasters. Thorpe Park’s wide range of attractions can please even the most demanding customers – the notorious rides like “Saw”, “Stealth” or “The Walking Dead” do not need further introduction. However, the great theme park does not neglect calmer visitors and offers much interest to those who seek less thrilling amusement – take a walkthrough attraction based on “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” or give a try to “Angry Birds” themed land. Together with a large shopping and leisure area, Thorpe Park is a perfect destination for a Fun Day Trip!
Students will be provided with packed lunches and leave their IP centre in the morning after breakfast. They will arrive back to the centre in time to have dinner.

Caution: Students joining the trip can experience huge amount of Great Fun and Amazing Memories! Book in advance at your own risk 😉

Residence or home stay

  • Student residence just a short walk away from school
  • Supervisors constantly available in our Residence
  • Get a glimpse of local everyday life in home stay
  • full board

Residence

Live and socialise with your fellow students from many different countries in our residence! It 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. You’ll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the self-service refectory of the school, which is just a 10-minute-walk from the residence.

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 to lock your room. Also our supervisors live in the residence and are available for any inquiries.

We cater for vegetarians and special diets e.g. gluten free, lactose free and halal. Please advise at least 14 days prior arrival about any special diet.

This accommodation is available from 6th July – 30st August 2019.

Hotel

From 22nd June to 6th July you can stay in a twin or triple en-suite bedroom in a cosy hotel in the centre of Bournemouth. The hotel is situated about 1 mile (approx. 15-minute-walk) from the school and the city centre.  Each bedroom has a private shower, toilet and washbasin. You’ll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, warm lunch and dinner. All meals are taken in the self-service refectory in the school.

If you eat vegetarian or vegan food, please let us know when booking. We offer vegetarian and vegan food without extra costs. Any other special diet (Gluten free, lactose free, halal or food allergies) has to be booked in advance with supplement. Please advise at least 14 days prior arrival about any special diet.

Public laundrettes with coin-operated washing and drying machines as well as public phone booths are situated in the area. A safe is not available, but you will get a key/key card to lock your room.

Homestay

You may also stay in a 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 away in Bournemouth, Poole or Christchurch (on average 30, max. 45 minutes, costs for public transport not included – weekly bus ticket approx. £21).

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 full board accommodation (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner).

Vegetarian food available. All other special diets or food allergies on request only and with supplement. Halal and kosher food is not available. Please advise at least 4 weeks prior arrival about any special diet.

Our Supervision Concept

Your safety and welfare are very important to us, therefore our supervision concept for students in our Summer Language Holidays Programme is based on a compulsory activity programme during afternoons and evenings seven days a week. The cornerstone of this programme are the daily „Time to Talk“ meetings.

13 to 15 year olds

You participate in a compulsory programme consisting of a wide choice of afternoon activities and at least one planned evening activity. During town walks our staff will accompany you into town. You will then have the opportunity to explore the city centre with your friends in pairs or bigger groups for a period of up to two hours.

16 to 17 year olds

Teenagers aged 16 or 17 are free to experience and explore things with their friends in pairs or bigger groups on and off campus. Our supervisors provide a good mix of supervision and personal freedom for this age group. Participation in the afternoon and evening activity programme is voluntary for students over the age of 16.

Time to Talk

You will be part of a TTT (Time to Talk) group of up to 25 students. In the lunchtime TTT you tell your supervisor what you want to do in the afternoon and the supervisor will put you in the respective sign-up list which will be checked when the programme starts. The same happens at the dinner time TTT for the evening event.

Bournemouth

The place to be for your summer language holidays Bournemouth is an exciting seaside resort and a colourful student town, with visitors and students from all over the world creating a cosmopolitan and international atmosphere. The mild climate and fine summer weather is perfect for a great outdoor holiday experience. It's a busy town with great shopping facilities and live entertainment. Our summer English schools are just a few minutes away from the town centre, which is surrounded by beautiful gardens. From here it is only a short walk to one of Britain's cleanest and most popular sandy beaches. Our residences and the school are within a few minutes walking distance from each other. In the afternoon and evening an international team will organise various activities for all IP students. All of this will contribute to you speaking a lot of English with students from all over the world - during the summer 2017 we had between 100 and 250 students from 20 different nationalities per week. Our language school is located in a former church built 90 years ago and was refurbished in 2014. Our IP Ocean Lounge is THE meeting-point for our students in Bournemouth. Of course our school offers a lot of comfort: The IP Fruit 'n' Fit - Corner provides you all day long with water, tea and fruit. There is time for beach activities, which is only 5 minutes away from school. In summer we may utilise Bournemouth & Poole College which is situated at a convenient 10-minute-walk from the school, the town centre and the beach. As the school premises are so conveniently located, our leisure programme stretches all the way to Bournemouth town centre or even to the beach, where you will be able to visit our very own and typically British beach hut.

How to get to Bournemouth

Due to UK laws for underage students we can offer you 3 different options of how to get to Bournemouth transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London Heathrow ( Low Budget Transfer) if you respect the required times. Optionally, you can add an individual transfer to your booking (available from/to London Heathrow and Gatwick, other airports on request only).

Self arranged journey

You can choose a Self Arranged Journey from the airport in the UK to our centre in Bournemouth. This requires you to be accompanied by your parent(s) or a Guardian from the airport to Bournemouth or from Bournemouth to the airport.

Low Budget Transfer

We also offer a Low Budget transfer from/to London Heathrow for all our UK centres. Transfers will be provided by well-known coach companies with DBS checked drivers. Fly into Heathrow airport between 10:00 and 16:30 on the day of arrival and our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the terminal and will accompany you to your transfer service. Our coach shuttle will depart from Heathrow, or a nearby pick up station, at approximately 18:00. After approximately 4 hours you will be dropped off at the school in Bournemouth. This service can be booked as a return service only.

On the day of departure you will be dropped off at Heathrow at about 11:00 – so please book your flight after 14:00. A staff member will help you to your terminal and check you in. In the morning the transfer departs from our school in Bournemouth (Europa School of English).

If you book an Unaccompanied Minors service with your airline, please request our Unaccompanied Minors service. The Low Budget Transfer is only available on the indicated arrival and departure days.

 

Individual transfers

In case you can’t meet the required times for the Low Budget Transfer we are happy to organise Individual Transfers for you from/to London Heathow or Gatwick with well-known taxi and transfer companies with DBS checked drivers. We offer a one way service to the centre and /or a return service to the airport for a flat rate. On the day of arrival our Meet & Greet Service will be waiting for you at the exit area of customs and will, if not requested otherwise, take you directly to our school in Bournemouth, where students will either be picked up by their hosts or walk to the residence.

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 also.

Out-of-hours arrivals/departures: you will in most cases be taken/picked up directly to/from the homestay or the residence. Please note that 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 very early/late arrivals/departures in/from the centre (24.00-6.00), an alternative accommodation needs to be arranged.

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