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Southbourne School of EnglishBournemouth, England UK

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4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Overall school rating of Southbourne School of English, Bournemouth
Ranked #8 of 22 English schools in Bournemouth
School
Location of the school
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Facilities
5.0 

Rating: 5.0/5.0

Social activities
3.0 

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Organisation
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Course
Quality of teaching
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Value for money
4.0 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay
4.0 

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
  • Free assistance in finding flats for long-term students.
  • Optional language workshops.
  • Electronic whiteboards in all classrooms.
What we dislike about the school
  • School does not accept credit card payments.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Southbourne School of English is located in the bustling seaside town of Bournemouth, on the southern coast of England. Housed in a purpose-built building in a pleasant residential area, the school offers students an excellent base to further their studies of English, whilst experiencing what Bournemouth and the surrounding areas have to offer. The school is very well situated within the town, just a 20-minute walk from the beach, with shops, cafés and eateries nearby.

School facilities: The facilities of Southbourne School of English are excellent, offering all a student needs to further their English studies and more. As a purpose-built school, students have great resources and facilities at their disposal, including a computer lab, movie room, library, after-class language learning software and a student support desk for any questions or queries. All classrooms have air conditioning, heating, electronic whiteboards and ample natural light to create the optimal learning environment.

Course selection: Adult courses are available throughout the whole year with General English, Cambridge Exam Preparation (FCE, CAE, CPE) and IELTS Exam Preparation programmes all being very popular. For junior students, there are fully immersive programmes in spring, as well as throughout the summer months.

Accommodation: Accommodation is available locally via a selection of Homestay facilities.

Accreditations and Associations: The teaching and quality care of Southbourne School of English is highlighted and confirmed through their accreditation from the British Council.
  • The language school Southbourne School of English was founded in Bournemouth, England UK in 1966.
  • Legal name / parent company: Southbourne School of English Ltd
  • Tax registration ID: 1673616
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Junior
Exam Preparation

Information for all courses offered by Southbourne School of English

Comments about courses

Book supplement fee for students only studying one week: GBP 50.

Insurance: GBP 5 admin fee + GBP 6.65/week.

Lesson duration
60 minutes
School's administrative fee
120.00 £
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 80 £. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 06 May 2024, 27 May 2024, 26 Aug 2024, 13 Dec 2024 - 31 Dec 2024.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per English language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

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
Note: All courses offered by Southbourne School of English, Bournemouth can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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Southbourne School of English

“We have been running language courses for over 53 years and as a family run school that is highly-accredited, we provide quality education for all”
Paul Gallina
– 
Paul Gallina
Director of Southbourne School of English
Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOBritish councilEnglish UKIALCQEYoung Learners English UKPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
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)
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 Southbourne School of English and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • 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

  • Table tennis

  • Self-study areas

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Tourist information

  • Assistance with entrance ticket purchases

  • Assistance with organizing transportation

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

    • Facilities to wash feet before praying

  • 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

Student Age / Nationality

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
Minimum age of students
16 years
9 years for specific Junior courses
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
Average age of students
In summer: 18 years
Throughout the year: 23 years

Top student nationalities

Airport transfer

London Heathrow Airport:
265 £ one way
530 £ return (both ways)
Bournemouth Airport:
60 £ one way
120 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
285 £ one way
570 £ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Heathrow.
More information about airports around Bournemouth and how to get from the airport to Bournemouth on your own here on our Bournemouth page.

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.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
50 £
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
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
Basketball
Dancing
Football (soccer)
Golf
Horse riding
Squash
Swimming
Table Tennis
Tennis
Volleyball
Windsurfing
Yoga

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

The school is open a couple of evenings a week. In the colder months students will have karaoke nights and play games together in the social area. Throughout the summer students head down to the beach to play volleyball and make smores on the BBQ.

Adults - Paid activities

The school offers a social programme, which varies from week to week. There are sporting activities like football or volleyball tournaments. The school opens in the evening for 3 nights a week for an evening activity such as a film night, quiz or game night. There are day trips planned to the surrounding major cities.

Junior - Free activities

The school is open a couple of evenings a week. In the colder months we will have karaoke nights and play games together in the social area. Throughout the summer we head down to the beach to play volleyball and make smores on the BBQ.

Junior - Paid activities

The school offers a social programme, which varies from week to week. There are sporting activities like football or volleyball tournaments. The school opens in the evening for three nights a week for an evening activity such as a film night, quiz or game night. There are day trips planned to the surrounding major cities.

Accommodation

Ratings of Southbourne School of English compared to ratings of all schools in England UK

 Southbourne School of English BournemouthAverage of all other schools in England UK
Overall school rating4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Location of the school5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Facilities5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0

3.8

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Organisation4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.2

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Quality of teaching4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.3

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Value for money4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

3.9

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Homestay4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.1

Rating: 4.1/5.0

Shared flat4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Map  

30 Beaufort Road - BH6 5AL Bournemouth
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    Rating: 4.6/5.0

FAQ about Southbourne School of English, Bournemouth

  • English courses at Southbourne School of English start at 295 £ 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 school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (265 £), Bournemouth Airport (60 £), London Gatwick Airport (285 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Southbourne School of English varies from 10 students (Summer Intensive Course + Activities) to 16 students (Summer Intensive Course (No Activities))
  • 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 0 years to 99. Average age is 18 during the summer and 23 for the rest of the year.

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