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238.19 €

Strong points

  • We are a Quality English school and have been in the language industry for over 52 years
  • We are located just 10 minutes from the award winning beach of Southbourne
  • The majority of our host families are within comfortable walking distance of the school

the school

  • Exams : CAE, CPE, IELTS
  • School size : S
  • Accomodation : Adult Homestay, Junior Homestay, Private Foster Homestay (Juniors studying 4+ weeks only)
  • Average number of students per class : 12
  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wifi

The students

  • Minimum age : 9 years
  • Average age : 20 years
  • Nationality of students : Switzerland (13%), China (13%), Italy (9%), Spain (8%), Russian Federation (7%)
  • French speaking student percentage : 15%

Thematics

  • 100% culture
  • Accomodation very close from the school
  • Family
  • Small groups

Descriptive Southbourne School of English

Southbourne School of English is a family run school that was established in 1966. It is located in a beautiful residential area of Bournemouth where young families and professionals live. It is in a friendly, safe and clean area and is on very good bus routes, and close to a railway station. It is only a short walk from the local high street and 10 minutes to the beautiful beach, which is one of the longest sandy beaches in England. All our families are within walking distance of the school.

We offer first class education in a welcoming and caring environment. We have top of the range interactive whiteboards in all of our 23 classrooms. We provide a comfortable learning experience for our students as all our rooms have air-conditioning and heating systems and comfortable classroom furniture. Our student cafeteria can seat 110 students and has an internet area with 10 computers. There is excellent free WIFI throughout the school for students with smart phones and tablets. When the weather is good, the garden has plenty of space to enjoy break and lunch time. We have the capacity for 300 students in the winter months and 330 in the summer months.

Language course in Southbourne School of English

Practical information


Distances

  • London Heathrow Airport = 140km
  • London Gatwick Airport = 150km
  • Pokesdown = 2km

Tourist attractions

  • Southbourne beach = 1km
  • Bournemouth town centre = 4km
  • Christchurch priory = 2.5km

Accreditations

Language course in Southbourne School of English British Council
Language course in Southbourne School of English Cambridge English
Language course in Southbourne School of English English UK
Language course in Southbourne School of English IALC
Language course in Southbourne School of English Quality English
  • General English (15 hours per week)

    • Minimum level : Beginner A1
    • Duration : from 1 to 52 weeks
    • From 215 GBP - is 238.19 €
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  • Intensive English (21 hours per week)

    • Minimum level : Beginner A1
    • Duration : from 1 to 52 weeks
    • From 250 GBP - is 276.96 €
    Details
  • Cambridge First (formerly First Certificate)

    • Minimum level : Upper intermediate B2
    • Duration : from 4 to 4 weeks
    • From 885 GBP - is 980.45 €
    Details
  • Cambridge Advanced (C1)

    • Minimum level : Advanced C1
    • Duration : from 4 to 4 weeks
    • From 1180 GBP - is 1307.26 €
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  • Cambridge Proficiency (C2)

    • Minimum level : Proficiency C2
    • Duration : from 4 to 4 weeks
    • From 1340 GBP - is 1484.52 €
    Details
  • IELTS (21 hours per week)

    • Minimum level : Intermediate B1-B2
    • Duration : from 4 to 4 weeks
    • From 1180 GBP - is 1307.26 €
    Details
  • Spring Junior Course

    • Minimum level : Absolute beginner A0
    • Duration : from 1 to 4 weeks
    • From 325 GBP - is 360.05 €
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  • Summer Junior Course

    • Minimum level : Absolute beginner A0
    • Duration : from 1 to 10 weeks
    • From 295 GBP - is 326.82 €
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  • Summer Junior Residential Course (residence accommodation)

    • Minimum level : Absolute beginner A0
    • Duration : from 1 to 4 weeks
    • From 1480 GBP - is 1639.62 €
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  • Summer Junior Residential Course (homestay accommodation)

    • Minimum level : Absolute beginner A0
    • Duration : from 1 to 4 weeks
    • From 690 GBP - is 764.42 €
    Details

The Adult General English course is for students aged 16+ and includes 15 hours of tuition per week, useful for students who are looking to learn any level of English.

  • Duration : 20 lessons of 45 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 14 people
  • Minimum age : 16 years

09:00 - 15:00 From 18/6 - 24/8 summer prices apply

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season Peak season
(from 14/06 to 30/08)
1 230 GBP 310 GBP
2 460 GBP 620 GBP
3 690 GBP 930 GBP
4 920 GBP 1240 GBP
5 1100 GBP 1550 GBP

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The Intensive English course is for students aged 16+ and includes 21 hours of tuition per week, useful for students who are looking to learn any level of English.

  • Duration : 27 lessons of 45 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 14 people
  • Minimum age : 16 years

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season Peak season
(from 14/06 to 30/08)
1 270 GBP 350 GBP
2 540 GBP 700 GBP
3 810 GBP 1050 GBP
4 1080 GBP 1400 GBP
5 1300 GBP 1750 GBP

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Cambridge First, formerly known as First Certificate in English, is a 4 week course of 21 hours of tuition per week, running three times a year at our main school outside of summer. We also have one set of summer dates available in August, this course is only a 3 week course. It is available for students age 16 and above. There are examinations available at the end of the 4 weeks.

  • Duration : 23 lessons of 55 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 10 people
  • Minimum age : 16 years

09:15 - 15:30 There 23 lessons per week that total 21 hours of tuition - lesson times vary from 45 minutes to 60 minutes.

Average class size is 6 students (max. 10) Examination courses are guaranteed to run Saturday excursions are not included in any examination course Minimum level required for IELTS courses is Intermediate (B1)

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season Peak season
(from 04/08 to 25/08)
3 GBP 885 GBP
4 1180 GBP

Cambridge Advanced is a course for advanced level English students. It is the next step after attaining their First Certificate. This course runs 3 times a year, the first dates run 21 hours per week for 4 weeks. The second and third dates run for 21 hours per week for 4 weeks + 2 days (due to examination dates).

  • Duration : 23 lessons of 55 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 10 people
  • Minimum age : 16 years

09:15 - 15:30

Average class size is 6 students (max. 10) Examination courses are guaranteed to run Saturday excursions are not included in any examination course Minimum level required for IELTS courses is Intermediate (B1)

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season Peak season
(from 13/05 to 11/06)
4 1180 GBP 1280 GBP

Cambridge Proficiency is for proficient level English speakers who wish to gain a certificate in this level. There are two dates running our Cambridge Proficiency course, these courses are 21 hours per week and last for 4 weeks and 3 days (due to examination dates).

  • Duration : 23 lessons of 55 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 10 people
  • Minimum age : 16 years

09:15 - 15:30

Average class size is 6 students (max. 10) Examination courses are guaranteed to run Saturday excursions are not included in any examination course Minimum level required for IELTS courses is Intermediate (B1)

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season
4 1340 GBP

21 hours per week for 4 weeks Closing dates for the IELTS exam is approximately 8 weeks before the exam date

  • Duration : 21 lessons of 60 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 10 people
  • Minimum age : 16 years

09:15 - 15:30

  • Beginning of classes : See the dates
  • Bank holiday : 19/04 - 22/04 - 06/05 - 27/05 - 26/08

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season Peak season
(from 28/06 to 26/07)
4 1200 GBP 1240 GBP

Our Spring Junior Course runs from 1 to 4 weeks and includes morning activities with afternoon lessons. If students wish to study for 4 weeks then they will need to choose the private foster accommodation option.

  • Duration : 15 lessons of 60 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 16 people
  • Minimum age : 10 years

  • Beginning of classes : See the dates
  • Bank holiday : 19/04 - 22/04 - 06/05 - 27/05 - 26/08

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season
1 340 GBP
2 680 GBP
3 1020 GBP
4 1360 GBP

Our summer junior course is our most popular junior course, with a fun and varied social programme included, as well as full day excursions to London, Oxford or Bath on Saturdays. Students participate in morning activities with afternoon lessons. There are also optional evening activities available

  • Duration : 15 lessons of 60 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 16 people
  • Minimum age : 10 years

  • Beginning of classes : See the dates
  • Bank holiday : 19/04 - 22/04 - 06/05 - 27/05 - 26/08

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season
1 380 GBP
2 760 GBP
3 1140 GBP
4 1520 GBP
5 1900 GBP

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Junior students study at the residential centre with the choice of residential accommodation (age 9-16) or homestay accommodation (age 10-16) The fantastic facilities at BCS residential centre include an indoor heated swimming pool, Astro-Turf pitches, tennis courts, a large cafeteria that serves hot/cold lunches and interactive smartboards in all classrooms.

  • Duration : 15 lessons of 60 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 16 people
  • Minimum age : 9 years

  • Beginning of classes : See the dates
  • Bank holiday : 19/04 - 22/04 - 06/05 - 27/05 - 26/08

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season
2 1540 GBP
4 3030 GBP

  • Duration : 15 lessons of 60 minutes
  • Number of student / class : max. 16 people
  • Minimum age : 10 years

Number of weeks of lessons Reagular season
1 690 GBP
2 1385 GBP
3 2075 GBP
4 2765 GBP
  • Adult Homestay

    Language course in Southbourne School of English Adult Homestay
    • From 111 GBP - is 122.97 €
    • Distance maximum : 1km
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  • Junior Homestay

    Language course in Southbourne School of English Junior Homestay
    • From 138 GBP - is 152.88 €
    • Distance maximum : 1km
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  • Private Foster Homestay (Juniors studying 4+ weeks only)

    Language course in Southbourne School of English Private Foster Homestay (Juniors studying 4+ weeks only)
    • From 161 GBP - is 178.36 €
    • Distance maximum : 2km
    Details
  • Room type : Single room, Double room, Twin room
  • Bathroom type : Shared bathroom
  • Board : Half-board

Students under 18 will generally share a room with 1 other student of similar age and different nationality Students aged 16 and 17 must return home by 11pm Monday to Sunday In the winter Adult students are accommodated in single rooms at no extra charge Half board accommodation includes breakfast & dinner Monday to Friday with full board at weekends.

From 111 GBP
is 122.97 €

  • Room type : Twin room
  • Bathroom type : Shared bathroom
  • Board : Full-board, Half-board
  • Arrival : Monday
  • Back : Sunday

Half board accommodation includes breakfast & dinner Monday to Friday with full board at weekends. Junior students staying longer than 26 nights will need to stay with a Private Foster family, hence the increased price after 3 weeks Students under 18 will generally share a room with 1 other student of similar age and different nationality

From 138 GBP
is 152.88 €

  • Room type : Twin room
  • Bathroom type : Shared bathroom
  • Board : Full-board, Breakfast & dinner

Junior students studying for 4 weeks or more with a host family must choose this option, as private foster families are certified to take students under the age of 16.

From 161 GBP
is 178.36 €

Special offers for Southbourne School of English


General English (15 hours per week)

The Adult General English course is for students aged 16+ and includes 15 hours of tuition per week, useful for students who are looking to learn any level of English.

From

238.19€

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Intensive English (21 hours per week)

The Intensive English course is for students aged 16+ and includes 21 hours of tuition per week, useful for students who are looking to learn any level of English.

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276.96€

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Cambridge First (formerly First Certificate)

Cambridge First, formerly known as First Certificate in English, is a 4 week course of 21 hours of tuition per week, running three times a year at our main school outside of summer. We also have one set of summer dates available in August, this course is only a 3 week course. It is available for students age 16 and above. There are examinations available at the end of the 4 weeks.

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980.45€

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Cambridge Advanced (C1)

Cambridge Advanced is a course for advanced level English students. It is the next step after attaining their First Certificate. This course runs 3 times a year, the first dates run 21 hours per week for 4 weeks. The second and third dates run for 21 hours per week for 4 weeks + 2 days (due to examination dates).

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1307.26€

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