English Language Schools in Bournemouth - Ranking 2022

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29 Best language schools in Bournemouth (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Bournemouth? Bournemouth is situated on the south coast of England. It enjoys a ...
pleasant climate and has a population of more than 160,000 inhabitants. It is famous for its long sandy beaches and parks. The town also has a shopping centre with a lot of shops, restaurants and bars.
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What we like about Bournemouth
  • Spectacular sandy beach.
  • Student city with a lively night scene.
  • International airport close by.
  • Regular transportation links to other cities including London.
What we dislike about Bournemouth
  • Very popular in the summer months.
  • The winter months bring less options for after class activities.
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What our students said about Bournemouth

Rating: 4/5


Even though it's not the best season to visit, Bournemouth didn't fail to attract us by its mild climate, calm atmosphere and heart-warming locals. Public transportation is inconvenient which makes it rather difficult to hang out at night. Thus, if you prioritize night-life, it might not be the best place. You have an access to everywhere in England, so it'll be your good base for your travels.


Rating: 5/5


A wonderful city, suitable for teenagers who come to learn the language.


Rating: 4/5


Nice city with lots of things to do with classmates after school.


Rating: 4/5


Bournemouth is a beautiful tourist city with many attractions


How our students rated their experience in Bournemouth


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Overall city attractiveness
279 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 4.2/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.3/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.4/5.0


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Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Bournemouth

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 34 reviews

The teachers are trying hard to help the students.
The school needs to review its administrative work and services and try to develop them

20 December 2021
Course: General English (20) - 12 weeks
Student age: 43 years


Rating: 4.1

4.1 | 80 reviews

Well-equipped rooms and nice staff and the lessons were very good.

23 August 2021
Course: Intensive Course - 10 weeks
Student age: 16 years


Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 3 reviews

The teachers
The teachers are qualified, friendly and empathetic. Lessons are fun and engaging.

2 August 2021
Course: English Plus - 4 weeks
Student age: 16 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 26 reviews

What I liked the most about the school were the classes

13 August 2020
Course: General English - Standard - 4 weeks
Student age: 31 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 34 reviews

Everything is OK
I liked everything else

4 February 2019
Course: General English (15) - 4 weeks
Student age: 36 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 34 reviews

Some teachers are really good quality and the employees are friendly people.
Decide students' levels in more detail and place them accordingly. Also do not change the teacher constantly.

6 September 2018
Course: Elementary Standard Course 20 - 8 weeks
Student age: 20 years

Emre Atakan

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 34 reviews

Some teachers, those with more years of experience, were really good and helped me improve my English. The younger ones, on the other hand, were totally unable to properly develop the lessons.

27 August 2018
Course: General English (25) - 2 weeks
Student age: 29 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 34 reviews

I really liked the organisation with the students, with the schedules etc.
Nice experience with young and professionally trained people.

22 August 2018
Course: General English (25) - 2 weeks
Student age: 50 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 34 reviews

Involvement of teachers, materials available for learning, atmosphere and help from school staff.

10 August 2018
Course: General English (25) - 2 weeks
Student age: 16 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 34 reviews

Small groups and talking with the others students allows to considerably increase the level in oral
Problem of organisation on the first day, you only have the test and then just a little presentation, so you lose all the lessons scheduled on this day. A problem if you stay only one week, you pay for a certain number of hours and you lose lessons of the first day.

10 August 2018
Course: General English (25) - 1 week
Student age: 17 years


Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 55 reviews

The way of teaching and the people

9 August 2018
Course: Standard (G-1.20) - 2 weeks
Student age: 16 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 26 reviews

The first week I liked a lot, the other two weeks, after the massive groups of students arrived, I did not like. They changed my schedule to the afternoon and I really did not like the organisation for people my age, I only shared classes with much younger students and from Saudi Arabia, and when I mentioned it they said they could not change me, because I think there were no other possibilities.
I think the school, as far as I could see, is well organised for young students.

22 July 2018
Course: General English - Intensive - 3 weeks
Student age: 48 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 34 reviews

Teachers and classmates were always very friendly and motivating! The school and the way the teachers teach is brilliant! They always try to involve everyone and are ready to answer all questions! School activities and food offered in buffet are varied and always good! Also the family in which I was placed were the best! They were much better than I was expecting! Their welcome and living in their house, being a part of their family, was really enjoyable! The experience I gained in Bournemouth, especially studying in United World School and living in such a good family is invaluable and I will never forget it!
The school is better than I ever could expect!

11 July 2018
Course: General English (25) - 4 weeks
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 26 reviews

Its international meetings
Refusal of refund inadmissible! Not recommended !!

11 June 2018
Course: General English - Super Intensive - 12 weeks
Student age: 19 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 34 reviews

I really liked the school location, as it is near from the beach and the town center (around 5 minutes walk). Also, I liked that the school received students from different countries.
United World School of English should change their level test. Indeed it undervalues the students' level, since it is ONLY a comprehension test were the students JUST have to complete the missing words of 100 lines. There is NO listening test, NO writing test, or NO oral expression.

23 April 2018
Course: General English (25) - 2 weeks
Student age: 19 years

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What school directors said about Bournemouth


One of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts, it is a lively university town just over 1 hour and a half away from London. It has a mild climate, 12 kilometres of sandy beaches , over 800 hectares of beautiful parks, gardens and extensive leisure facilities.

Andy Plain

Great for students who want a more affordable option that living in London or Oxford, but still want easy access to other UK cities and major airports. Bournemouth is surrounded by stunning coastline, national parks, and countryside, making it ideal for those who enjoy spending time in the great outdoors or taking part in a range of outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, horse riding, and surfing.

Paul Gallina

Bournemouth is a thriving town and home to the beach awarded Best Beach in Britain in 2018 and 2019 by TripAdvisor!

Bournemouth is one of the most beautiful towns on the south coast with 12km of sandy beach and the breathtaking Jurassic coastline on your door step

Steve Mott

Bournemouth’s town centre is within easy reach with its vibrant nightlife, theatres and restaurants. Nearby are great places to visit including the New Forest, and the famous Jurassic Coast. London is only 95 minutes by train.

Mark Venus

Bournemouth is the number 1 destination for the best beaches, activities and high-quality teachers.

Interesting information about Bournemouth

Key Facts about Bournemouth

Population: 164,000
Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)
Region: England, Bournemouth
Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.2207 USD)
Visa: 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.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 324 £
Average course price per week (Low season): 189 £
Cost of Living:
  • Big Mac price (England UK average):3.36 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
    Mains electricity:
    • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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    Public transportation in Bournemouth


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    What to do in Bournemouth

    Bournemouth Pier & Beach
    Bournemouth Pier & Beach
    Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
    Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
    The Bournemouth Balloon
    The Bournemouth Balloon
    Ensbury Park
    Ensbury Park
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    Arrival Airports

    Bournemouth (BOH) - 7 km. from Bournemouth city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 60 minutes, 4,00 GBP, 40 minutes.

    Main stops: Hurn - Bournemouth Airport, Meyrick Park - Cemetery Junction

    Taxi: 25 £, 15 minutes drive to city center of Bournemouth

    London Gatwick (LGW) - 128 km. from Bournemouth city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 240 minutes, 31,00 GBP, 210 minutes.

    Main stops: South Terminal Bus Station, Bournemouth Station

    Every 60 minutes, 21,00 GBP, 30 minutes.

    Main stops: Gatwick Airport, Brighton

    Taxi: 165 £, 122 minutes drive to city center of Bournemouth

    London Heathrow (LHR) - 129 km. from Bournemouth city center

    Public transportation to city center:

    Every 20 minutes, 53,00 GBP, 100 minutes.

    Main stops: Heathrow Terminals 1-3, London Paddington, London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, Brighton

    Every 45 minutes, 47,00 GBP, 135 minutes.

    Main stops: Heathrow Airport London, Gatwick Airport London, Hickstead, Brighton

    Every 180 minutes, 30,00 GBP, 140 minutes.

    Main stops: Heathrow Airport London, Ringwood, Bournemouth

    Every 60 minutes, 39,00 GBP, 80 minutes.

    Main stops: Woking, Bournemouth

    Taxi: 142 £, 100 minutes drive to city center of Bournemouth

    Direct international flights from:
    • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Austin-Bergstrom, Baltimore Washington International, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Portland, Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
    • Canada: Calgary, Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, St John's, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
    • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
    • Singapore: Singapore Changi

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    FAQ about schools in Bournemouth

    • Westbourne Academy has received the best overall rating in Bournemouth.
    • BEET Language Centre, located in Nortoft Road, Charminster has been voted as the school with the best location in Bournemouth.
    • Students rated the activity program at BEET Language Centre as the best.
    • ETC International College was rated highest for quality of teaching.
    • 'Residential - 'Lloyds Student Hotel'' at Kings is the best rated accommodation in Bournemouth.

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