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Richard Language College, Bournemouth, England UK

43-45 Wimborne Road - BH3 7AB Bournemouth - see on map
Richard Language College -

What we like about the school

  • The school specialises in IELTS courses, being the only official IELTS testing centre in Dorset.
  • Located within walking distance to the beach.
  • Cafeteria on campus serving a variety of foods.
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.

What we dislike about the school

  • Older students should consider that the average age of students at the school is significantly younger than at most other schools.
  • Additional costs of course material of approx. 90 £ per course level

Location: Richard Language College is located in the seaside, bustling town of Bournemouth, England. Very close to the areas of Charminster and Winton, students have a wide range of small shops and restaurants available to them, with the town centre of Bournemouth only a short walk or bus ride away. The award-winning beaches of Bournemouth are also within walking distance of the school's front doors, meaning you are in a great place to enjoy the town and its surroundings.

School facilities: The school has many years of teaching experience, being one of the oldest schools in Bournemouth! They have excellent facilities, offering students all that they need to have a productive and memorable experience. These facilities include a garden, a library, an in-house cafeteria, free parking, free Wi-Fi, a computer lab, free after-class access to language learning software and a student support desk to assist with any questions, queries or concerns that students may have. All classrooms have ample natural light, many also with electronic whiteboards, ensuring that the optimal studying and learning conditions are available to students at all times.

Course selection: Richard Language College has courses suitable for all ages and levels throughout the whole year. They are also an IELTS examination centre and have multiple courses for teachers as well as business professionals, to further their understanding of the English language.
  • The language school Richard Language College was founded in Bournemouth, England UK in 1964.
  • Legal name / parent company: Richard Language College Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 1543305
  • Abbreviated name of school: RLC Bournemouth
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by Richard Language College
Comments about courses

Short term study Visa, the school does not accept tier 4 visas.

During high season the minimum course duration is 2 weeks.

Included in the course fees are the tuition, first day placement test, study folder, academic materials, regular tutorials, progress tests, end of level tests, regular homework, free wifi and internet access and end of course certificate if a score of above 80% is reached.
Academic materials & services prices:

1-3 weeks: GBP 55.

5-7 weeks: GBP 65.

8-15 weeks: GBP 90.

16-20 weeks: GBP 105.

21-28 weeks: GBP 115.

29-34 weeks: GBP 140.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
90.00 £
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 01 Mar. 2022, 05 Feb. 2022, 06 Feb. 2022, 06 Mar. 2022.
Please note that this school reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons if the minimum number of students is not reached.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 90 £ per course level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
Note: All courses offered by Richard Language College, Bournemouth can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.


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Richard Language College (RLC)

Accreditations and Quality seals
British councilEnglish UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
English teacher qualifications
99% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:45
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Richard Language College and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Printer for student use

  • Table tennis

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with entrance ticket purchases

  • Assistance with reservations for restaurants, bars, clubs

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

    • Halal food offered at the school

    • Homestay option that can prepare halal food

    • Homestay option for female islamic students where no men are living in household and that prepare halal food

    • Arabic homestays available

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 18
    Number of public PC workstations: 30

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age

Minimum age of students
16 years
12 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 4
Junior courses Throughout the year: 4

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
London Heathrow Airport:
250 £ one way
500 £ return (both ways)
Bournemouth Airport:
30 £ one way
60 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
250 £ one way
500 £ return (both ways)

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
150 £
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
100 £
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Football (soccer)
Horse riding
Table Tennis



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FAQ about Richard Language College, Bournemouth

  • English courses at Richard Language College start at 62 £ for Evening Course: IELTS Exam (4 weeks) course with 3 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (250 £), Bournemouth Airport (30 £), London Gatwick Airport (250 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Richard Language College varies from 1 students (One-to-One 20) to 25 students (Pre-Master's Diploma)
  • 99% of teachers at Richard Language College hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.


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