Learn English with students from all over the world
Placement test on arrival
Study in mixed nationality classes with maximum 15 students
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 30.08.2021 and will not be made up.
GENERAL ENGLISH COURSE
Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 13:00 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 (A1), Pre-Intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week.
INTENSIVE ENGLISH COURSE
available as a supplement
This course is for all those who would like to make the most of their stay. It follows the General English course and has two additional lessons after lunch in which you will deepen what you have learned in the morning lessons. You will develop understanding of grammar and learn to communicate in English in real life situations. Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 13:00 and from 13:45 and 15:15.
The following levels are catered for: Elementary (A1), Pre-Intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1), Upper intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 1 week
GENERAL ENGLISH PLUS IELTS
available as a supplement
If you would like to take the IELTS exam this is the ideal course for you! This course follows the General English course and has two additional lessons after lunch focussing on the preparation for the Academic IELTS examination which is a widely accepted exam if you wish to study or work where English is the language of communication. The course includes IELTS practice papers and sample tests and helps you improve your Academic English. Please note, the exam fee is not included in the price. Lessons normally take place from Monday to Friday between 09:30 and 13:00 and from 13:45 and 15:15.
The following levels are catered for: Intermediate (B1), Upper intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1). Duration: minimum 2 weeks, recommended 4 weeks.
Additional trips and activities can be booked on site
Our IP Young Adult 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 Young Adult Coordinator. There are five activities per week, a Conversation Club once a week and 1 full day excursion in two weeks included. If you are 16 or 17 years old and would like to have a programme with more activities, excursions and more supervision included, check out our programme for students aged 13 to 17 in Bournemouth!
Activities and Conversation Club
Improve your English inside and outside the Classroom! Every week our team organises an activity programme for you with at least 5 activities such as quiz evenings, tournaments, movie nights and much more.
Our Conversation Club takes place once a week which is all about socialising with students while improving your English. We will provide you and the other students with a topic (suggestions are always welcome) that we will all discuss together. A couple of challenges will be set and you will be presented with the main vocabulary relevant to the topic.
Full Day Trip
Excursions are a part of our programme and included in the price for students staying at least 2 weeks. You will have one full day trip per 2 weeks booked.
Each trip consists of a guided tour of the area with some interesting background information and stops at the nicest photo locations. Our supervisors will not only tell you more about the city but also where the coolest shops and cafés are, because after the guided tour you will have some free time with your friends for shopping and discovering on your own!
Additional trips can be purchased in the centre.
Full day trip destinations: London, Bath, Brighton or Oxford
LANGUAGE WORKSHOPS (2x60 min./week)
available as a supplement
In addition to your course you can book 2 language workshops of 60 minutes each per week. The workshops take place in the afternoon on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The Monday workshop treats productive and receptive skills (we do them on alternate weeks), these skills are reading, listening, writing, speaking and pronunciation. On Thursday it is time for our “Job Club Workshop” which treats topics such as writing CVs, preparing for interviews in English, creating elevator pitches and much more.
The price for 2 workshops per week is £19.00 per person.
SURF COURSE (3 x 2 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 three 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.
Residence or home stay
Student residence close to school with supervisor constantly available
Get a glimpse of local everyday life in homestay
The student residence offers self-contained flats of 5-6 single study-bedrooms. Each lockable bedroom has a private shower, toilet and washbasin and there is a common room in each flat. Towels are not provided (please also remember beach towels!). You’ll get full board accommodation that includes breakfast, hot lunch and dinner which are all taken at the school. 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. Public laundrettes with coin-operated washing and drying machines as well as public phone booths are situated in or close to the residence.
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. £19.
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 and dinner, hot lunch in school from Monday to Friday and a packed lunch on weekends/bank holidays). Vegetarian food available. All other special diets or food allergies on request only. Halal and kosher food is not available. Please advise at least 4 weeks prior arrival about any special diet.
The place to be for your summer language holidays
Welcome to Bournemouth – the city with the best beach in the UK (as voted in Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards)! The vibrant city in the Southwest of England with a population of almost 200,000 inhabitants welcomes visitors from all over the world every year. Our school, which is located in the magnificent building of an ancient church, is not only in walking distance to the beach and busy city centre, but offers also all the comfort you need during your summer language holidays: a bistro, spacious and modern classroom, free wi-fi, a student lounge… Take part in our exciting activity programme in the afternoon or improve your surfing skills during a surf course in the afternoon. In the evenings dive into our international atmosphere during one of our fun evening events.
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.
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).
The Low Budget Transfer is only available on the indicated arrival and departure days.
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 Heathrow 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.
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.