Bournemouth

England / Bournemouth

Discover the vibrant city of Bournemouth on your own initiative

  • Popular English student town
  • 10 km of sandy, clean beaches
  • IP Young Adult Coordinator is available 24/7
  • A lot of freedom – no supervision
  • Students from up to 20 countries
  • 16+ unsupervised
  • Location

    city centre: 10 minutes
    beach: 10 minutes (walking distance from school)

  • Language Courses

    General and Mini-Group English Course, General English plus IELTS

  • Travel period

    22.06.-31.08.2019

  • Already included

    Voluntary international activities
    Young Adult Coordinator
    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
    Half 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 09:30 and 12:45 or in the afternoon between 13:45 and 17:00. 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: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week

MINI-GROUP ENGLISH COURSE

available as a supplement

This course follows the General English course of 20 lessons, but in groups of maximum 6 students per class. Guaranteed to give you maximum teacher interaction. We recommend this course for students whose aim is to focus on actual results in a limited time frame. Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 12:45 or in the afternoon between 13:45 and 17:00.
The following levels are catered for: elementary (A2), pre-intermediate (B1), upper intermediate (B2), advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week

GENERAL ENGLISH PLUS IELTS

available as a supplement

Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 12:45 and from 13:45 and 15:15. This course follows the Intensive English course and has two additonal lessons after lunch focussing on the IELTS preparation.
Minimum level required: B1. Duration: minimum 2 weeks, 4 weeks recommended.

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After the lessons

  • Young Adult Coordinator available 24/7
  • Common speech: English
  • One full day trip in two weeks included
  • Additional trips and activities can be booked on site

LONDON OVERNIGHT TRIP

available as a 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. 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. Minimum number for the Party Bus is 15 students. In case of less students 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 English course with your fellow students.

The surfing course consists of five afternoons with 1,5 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.

SPECIAL FUN DAY: THORPE PARK FULL DAY EXCURSION

available as a supplement

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 close to school with supervisor constantly available
  • Get a glimpse of local everyday life in home stay
  • Half board

Residence

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 are 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).

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

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 welcome in our school bistro to have lunch (with supplement – approx. £6 per meal) or just a hot or cold drink while chatting with people your age. 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 22nd June – 6th July 2019.

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 (on average 30, max. 45 minutes, costs for public transport not included) away. Our host families live in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.You can purchase bus passes (Yellow busses) at our school. Weekly bus passes cost 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 half board accommodation (breakfast and dinner, packed lunch on weekends/bank holidays only). Vegetarian food available. All other special diets or food allergies on request only. Halal and kosher food is not available. You are also very welcome in our school bistro to have lunch (with supplement – approx. £6 per meal) or just a hot or cold drink while chatting with people your age. Please advise at least 4 weeks prior arrival about any special diet.

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

Our Summer Language Holidays are only available with self-arranged travel. Transfers are not included in the price, but transfers can be provided as an additional service from/to London Heathrow or Gatwick. From/to London Heathrow you can join our Low Budget Transfer if you respect the required times. For all other airports please do not hesitate to contact us.

Self arranged journey

You can choose a Self Arranged Journey from the airport in the UK to our centre in Bournemouth. If you are 16 or 17 years old 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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