Our college is accredited by the British Council and a member of English UK, so students can be sure that we offer language courses to internationally-recognized standards. Our college has been established since 1989 and since then we have run courses in a wide range of language - related specializations for clients from all over the world. In fact, at any one time, there are usually students from over 32 different countries.
Our courses have included subjects such as Business English, Medical English, exam preparation, Tourism English, General English (Standard and Intensive), 1:1 courses, courses for beginners, Executive English courses and even English plus Golf, English plus Tennis and English plus Sports Car Tours.
* Accommodation: Our college can arrange host family accommodation for you if you would like to stay with a local family. Most students who come to study at our college choose this option, because living with an English family is a great way to practice your spoken English outside the school, and a marvelous way to find out how British people live.
All of our host families are carefully selected, and regularly inspected by our experienced Accommodation Officer. It is normally possible to cater for your special needs, as long as we have enough information about your requirements at least four weeks before your course starts (we may need more time in the busy summer months).
You may choose between:
- Single host family accommodation - £85 per week.
- Executive family accommodation – with extra-special attention, larger bedrooms and en-suite facilities - £140 per week.
Whichever you choose, you will have a comfortable, clean room with a desk to study at. Accommodation is half-board during the week (bed, breakfast and evening meal) and full-board at weekends (bed, breakfast, lunch and evening meal). Most of our families live along a convenient bus route, so that coming to our college each day will not take too long and should not cost too much money. Above all, you can be sure that whichever of our college’s families you stay with, you will be made very welcome.
Please note that our college does not firmly book host family accommodation until we are informed that the student has obtained a visa and full fees have been paid. Accommodation is provided subject to availability.
Single rooms are available in either “Homestay Accommodation” or “Private Home Accommodation”. Homestay Accommodation means that hosts treat the student as a full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas. No more than three adult or four junior students will be accommodated in Homestay accommodation at any one time.
Private Home Accommodation means that more than three adult students may be accommodated in the home and there may be less direct contact with the host(s). Private home accommodation is not suitable for juniors. Junior (i.e. under 18 years of age) and adult students will not be accommodated in the same families. In all cases, students are placed in host families as close to the school as possible.
We also offer a University Foundation Program (Business) that is validated by Middlesex University.
All of the teachers at our college are experienced in their field, and have been selected for the high standard of their classroom management skills and knowledge of teaching / training techniques. We only employ teachers who have a proven record of success. You will find the teachers friendly but efficient, and capable of responding to your particular learning requirements.
Throughout your course, your teacher will be a supportive, understanding guide to the learning process who will monitor your progress and create opportunities for practice in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
Our lively Cultural, Sports and Social Activities Program runs throughout the year and offers students the chance to meet each other (as well as staff members) and to practice their English outside of the classroom. Activities include parties, quiz nights, karaoke evenings, football matches, charity fund raising activities, DVD shows, etc.
Excursions are normally organized with a local travel company. One or more of our International College group leaders will accompany each student group. There are a number of places of cultural and historical interest that students may be able to visit, including:
- London (shopping and sightseeing or visits to museums)
- Bath (including a visit to the Roman Baths)
- Windsor (including Windsor Castle)
- Salisbury and Stonehenge
- Swanage and Corfe Castle
- The New Forest
- Purbeck and Lulworth Cove
- Stratford Upon Avon (the home of Shakespeare)
- Brownsea Island.
Sports, social activities and excursions - all these activities are organized and run by our activities organizers. Here is a list of the kind of activities that we run for our students: football; basketball; volleyball; snooker; bowling; boat discos; discos; barbecues; DVD shows; lectures and cultural workshops; visits to places of local interest (e.g. museums, parks); karaoke; swimming; international food parties.
Our college has 15 classrooms, a library with reference books and materials that clients can borrow, a large reception and offices area, several self-study areas and a large patio. The college has the following facilities: modern, well-equipped library with books, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, etc that students can use; an internet cafe (free access) with ADSL connection to the internet and patio where clients can relax and meet up with their colleagues and tutors; computers that clients can use to access the internet, send emails, type letters or view CD-Roms; hot and cold meals served in the college cafe. We are currently in the process of taking over a second building with a further 17 classrooms.
The standard course price for 20 lessons (ie. 15 hours) of General English, Specialist English or Exam preparation is £100. More intensive courses and 1:1 courses are priced according to the course components and duration.
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Based in Bournemouth on the south coast of England, M05214 is a specialist languages college, accredited by the British Council and a member of English UK. Since 1989, our college has offered a wide range of courses to international students and our clients have included the staff of multi-national companies, embassies...
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