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Southbourne School of English, Bournemouth, England UK

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

What we like about the school

  • Located just a 10 minute walk to an award winning beach
  • Every afternoon free organized leisure activities for adults and juniors
  • Top rated school facilities

Southbourne School of English

The language school Southbourne School of English was founded in Bournemouth, England UK in 1966. Southbourne School of English is set in a perfect location, occupying purpose-built facilities in a safe residential area of Bournemouth and just a ten-minute walk from the beach.

The school address is: 30 Beaufort Road, BH6 5AL - Bournemouth, England UK (see on map)

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKIALC QEPreferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalYoung Learners English UK

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Movie room

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in all classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

22

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • 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 For adult courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students
  • INCLUDED Optional language workshops

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 200
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 200
  • Junior courses in summer: 300
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 300

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 7
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 7
  • Junior courses in summer: 7
  • Junior courses throughout the year: 7

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 9 years for specific Junior courses

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English teacher qualifications

  • 80% hold a university degree
  • 100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

3
1
1
4
1
7
5
13
15
4

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Heathrow.

London Heathrow Airport:
190 £ pick up
380 £ return (both ways)
Bournemouth Airport:
30 £ pick up
60 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
205 £ pick up
410 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 08 May 2020, 25 May 2020, 08 May 2020, 31 Aug. 2020, 25 Dec. 2020, 26 Dec. 2020, 28 Dec. 2020.

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

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Price in US$ 334 667 1000 1333 1925 2567 3208 3369 6218 6169 8673
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 £
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
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Price in US$ 284 568 852 1136 1629 2172 2715 3369 6218 6169 8673
Starting dates
For all levels except from absolute beginners:
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:45
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 20 £
High season dates 15 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
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Price in US$ 691 1382 2073 2764 3455 4146 4837 5528 6218 6909 8291
This course combines 15 hours of General English with 6 hours of private lessons per week. Availability must be checked during high season.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in US$ 741 1481 2221 2961 3702 4442 5182 5922 6663 7403 8883
This course combines 15 hours of General English with 6 hours of private lessons per week. Availability must be checked during high season.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Junior
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Price in £ 478 467 956 933 1434 1399 2016 1966 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 606 1211 1816 2553 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Starting dates
2020: 30 Mar. 2020, 06 Apr. 2020, 14 Apr. 2020, 20 Apr. 2020.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:30
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Price in £ 544 531 1088 1061 1632 1592 2236 2181 2795 2726 3354 3271 3913 3816 4472 4361 5031 4906 5590 5451 6708 6541
Price in US$ 689 1378 2067 2832 3539 4247 4955 5663 6371 7078 8494
Course price includes accommodation
Homestay, Double room, Breakfast & lunch & dinner
Starting dates
2020: 15 Jun. 2020, 22 Jun. 2020, 29 Jun. 2020, 06 Jul. 2020, 13 Jul. 2020, 20 Jul. 2020, 27 Jul. 2020, 03 Aug. 2020, 10 Aug. 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 24 Aug. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Private
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Price in US$ 679 1358 2036 2715 3393 4072 4750 5429 6107 6786 8143
10 one-to-one lessons per week specifically tailored to your specific language needs.
Starting dates
Every Day.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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Exam Preparation
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Price in £ -- -- -- 1200 1140 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1481 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 17 Feb. 2020, 11 May 2020, 16 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Elementary (A2) or higher
Exam dates
13 Mar. 2020, 06 Jun. 2020, 12 Dec. 2020
Exam fee
175 £
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Price in £ -- -- -- 1200 1140 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1481 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 17 Feb. 2020, 11 May 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
Exam dates
14 Mar. 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
Exam fee
175 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 1360 1292 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1678 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 18 May 2020, 02 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 14:30
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
Exam dates
12 Jun. 2020, 03 Dec. 2020
Exam fee
175 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 1200 1140 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1481 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 10 Feb. 2020, 23 Mar. 2020, 04 May 2020, 17 Aug. 2020, 28 Sep. 2020, 09 Nov. 2020.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:45
Afternoon: 13:45  - 15:30
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
17 Mar. 2020, 18 Apr. 2020, 30 May 2020, 12 Sep. 2020, 24 Oct. 2020, 05 Dec. 2020
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ -- -- -- 1240 1178 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ -- -- -- 1530 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates
2020: 29 Jun. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
25 Jul. 2020
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Note: All courses offered by Southbourne School of English, Bournemouth can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 100.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 55 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

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Price in £ 114 228 342 456 570 684 798 912 1140 1368 114
Price in US$ 149 297 445 593 741 889 1037 1185 1481 1777 149
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Sunday
Price per person
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Christmas and New Year supplement of GBP 60 per week.
Special dietary requirements (halal, gluten free, etc.) have a supplement of GBP 25 per week.
Students under 18 will share a room with another student of similar age and different nationality and must return to home by 23:00 every day.
During high season, travelling time from home to school might be up to 25 minutes walk.
No extra nights bookable.
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
25 minutes walking
Includes:
Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 16
Dates:
High season dates 14 Jun. 2020 - 30 Aug. 2020
High season:
High season supplement per week: 21 £
All host families are within walking distance of the school. All students aged 18+ are guaranteed a single room year round. Students age 16/17 are guaranteed a single room during low season. Breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and Full board at weekends. Light laundry once a week. 100% of homestay fees are paid to host families. During high season under 18 year old students may share a room with another student of a similar age, same gender and different nationality

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball 
Dancing 
Football (soccer) 
Golf 
Horse riding 
Squash 
Swimming 
Table Tennis 
Tennis 
Volleyball 
Windsurfing 
Yoga 

Reviews

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Location of the school

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Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Facilities

Rating: 5.0/5.0

5.0
Social activities

Rating: 3.0/5.0

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Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Value for money

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0
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    FAQ about Southbourne School of English, Bournemouth

  • English courses at Southbourne School of English start at 219 £ for General Course course with 15 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Southbourne School of English
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive Course, General Course
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (190 £), Bournemouth Airport (30 £), London Gatwick Airport (205 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Southbourne School of English varies from 1 students (Private Course ) to 16 students (Intensive Course)
  • 80% of teachers at Southbourne School of English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Southbourne School of English comes from Spain with a 15% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (13%) and Italy (7.9%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Southbourne School of English offers courses from 10 years (Junior Spring Course, 15 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 18 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.
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