Short Academic Course

Southbourne School of English

Southbourne School of English is a family run school that was established in 1966. It is located in a beautiful residential area of Bournemouth where young families and professionals live. It is in a friendly, safe and clean area and is on very good bus routes, and close to a railway station. It is only a short walk from the local high street and 10 minutes to the beautiful beach, which is one of the longest sandy beaches in England.

The school is open all year round for individual adult students and groups from 10 years upwards. We offer first class education in a welcoming and caring environment. We provide a comfortable learning experience for our students as all of our 23 classrooms are fitted with latest interactive whiteboards, air-conditioning and heating systems.

All our 400 families who host our students are within walking distance of the school and have worked with us for many years. Families are police checked and visited regularly by our accommodation officer to make sure they are suitable. We also have a dedicated welfare officer to assist and support students.

As well as being accredited by the British Council, we are a member of English UK and English UK Young Learners. We are also a member of Quality English

We are a GESE Trinity examination centre and can offer GESE examinations for groups at short notice. We are also an Open Centre for Cambridge Business examinations, Cambridge Key Examination (KET) and Cambridge Preliminary Examination (PET).


Westbourne Academy

Established in 1996 Westbourne Academy is set in its own grounds near the varied and interesting shopping centre of Westbourne Although we are specialists in English Language teaching we offer a wide range of quality programmes run by a qualified dedicated staff. All our courses represent excellent value for money. We offer a learning centre, café and WI-FI access throughout the school. The Academy is situated in an enviable position close to the town centre and sandy beaches.”

Established in 1996, Westbourne Academy offers a wide range of quality programmes run by a qualified, dedicated staff. All our courses represent excellent value for money. The Academy is situated in an enviable position close to the sandy beaches.


Christian English Language Centre

Beautifully situated on the river in the heart of historic Christchurch, near Bournemouth, Celc has been offering language courses since 1977. Celc has a ’boutique’ feel, is friendly and of a very high quality. It offers general English and exam classes (PET, BEC, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS) to students over 16 years, tailored programmes for groups of students aged 12-18 years and a four week fully-residential summer school for 13-16 years.

Celc offer a wide range of activities & social events, most of which are free-of-charge. It is independent & owner-operated and prides itself on its care of students and its attention to detail.

Christchurch is just five miles from the centre of Bournemouth but quieter and rather quintessentially English. It is more than a 1000 years old and benefits from an ancient priory church, castle ruins and a delightful harbour.



Anglo-Continental is one of the world’s leading English language teaching organisations. As a family run school with 59 years’ experience in teaching English, we understand the importance of individual care and attention whilst providing professional teaching to meet the needs and expectations of our clients. Anglo-Continental is accredited by The British Council and is a member of the professional associations, English UK and Business English UK.

Our facilities include 84 classrooms, Multi-Media Learning Centre, library, lecture rooms, language laboratories, computers with free internet access, Executive Centre, WI-FI, student restaurant, award winning gardens and sun terrace. The campus is within easy walking distance of Bournemouth’s town centre and beach.

Courses include short-term and long-term General English Courses, Academic Study Courses, Examination Preparation and Practice Courses (IELTS, First Certificate, Advanced Certificate in English, TOEFL and TOEIC), Business and Specialised Courses, Business Communication, Finance and Banking, Management, Marketing and Sales, Medical Practice, Legal Practice, Executive Courses, One-to-One Tuition, Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Preparation, CELTA Courses, English for Aviation, Club 50+ Courses, Vacation Courses (16-19 years old) and Young Learners’ Courses (10-15 years old).


ETC International College

A specialist training centre offering a wide range of language and business courses for adults, executives and juniors, with a particular focus on specialist English courses.

Accommodation can be provided in homestay accommodation, student houses, guest houses and hotels and a lively activities programme operating throughout the year.

Established in 1989, ETC is accredited by the British Council, a member of English UK, the FSB and Dorset Business as well as an official examinations centre for LCCI EB, Trinity College and TOLES Legal English exams.

ETC’s University Foundation Programmes are accepted by a range of UK-based universities.


BEET Language Centre

BEET Language Centre is an independent, friendly, family-run school established in 1979!

We’re situated in Charminster, a residential area only a few minutes away from Bournemouth’s town centre, and a 2 minute walk from our local high street which boasts a Post Office, numerous shops, bars, restaurants and even a nightclub!

We offer General English programmes and a range of optional English Plus courses. We also specialise in Cambridge Examination preparation (FCE, CAE & CPE) as well as IELTS Preparation.

Our students are accommodated in either homestay accommodation, student houses (self-catering) or en-suite summer apartments (available July & August). All our accommodation is available within easy walking distance of the school.

The school is equipped with 2 computer centres, 16 classrooms, a library/bookshop, canteen, Wifi, interactive whiteboards in every classroom and a car park. We have a full and varied social programme every weekday evening and also offer teacher-led Saturday excursions.

BEET is also proud to have a teacher training division (ITTC) and offers CELTA, Delta and Teacher Refresher Courses.


Arts University Bournemouth

Established in 1885 as a specialist institute, the Arts University Bournemouth is a leading university offering high quality specialist education in arts, design and media across the creative industries. Both British and overseas students work together in a friendly and supportive environment where collaboration is the key to a successful study experience and future career. The University has an excellent reputation in the creative industries and many of its specialist courses are considered to be among the best in the country.


Kaplan Aspect Bournemouth

Kaplan Aspect was established over thirty years ago. We are located in Westbourne fifteen minutes walk from Bournemouth town centre and ten minutes from the beaches. We deliver a wide range of English language training programmes and specialise in preparing students for university including the Bournemouth University Foundation Programme and A levels in partnership with Ringwood High School. Home stay and a range of self catering residential accommodation options are available. We offer a year round social programme and have excellent study facilities including three computer centres and Wi-Fi throughout the school.


White House Guardianships

Family-owned and operated, White House Guardianships assists agents and parents to place students aged between 7 and 18 into the full British education system, ( NOT EFL) . Our courses, both long- and short-term, use a selection of excellent schools throughout the area. A full guardianship service is provided for the safety of all pupils. All our staff and hosts are checked through the Criminal Records Bureau. Our company is accredited by A.E.G.I.S. and is a corporate partner to Quality English.


Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University (BU) is a modern university offering professional and innovative learning, combining research-led teaching with industry and professional engagement. This fusion of academic knowledge, practical skills and industry experience makes BU graduates highly attractive to employers, and over 93% of BU graduates are in subject-relevant employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.

BU sits at the heart of Bournemouth?s cutting-edge digital industry, using its research and expertise to support and work with the many digital companies which ensure that Bournemouth has the fastest-growing digital economy in the UK, and largest outside of London.

As an institution with strong aims and ambitions, BU?s ranking is rising fast in all major league tables and BU recently joined the Times World Top 500 universities, as well as being ranked by the Times as one of the world?s top 200 most internationally-engaged universities, and top 150 universities under 50 years old.

Around 240 Bachelor?s and Master?s degrees and Postgraduate Research opportunities are offered at BU in a broad range of subject areas, including: Archaeology & Anthropology; Accounting, Finance & Economics; Business & Management; Computer Animation & VFX; Design, Engineering & Creative Technology; Forensic & Environmental Sciences; Health Sciences; History, Politics & Law; Media Communications & Production; Psychology, Sociology & Criminology; Sports & Events; and Tourism & Hospitality Management.

With UK-leading Centres of Excellence in Media Practice and in Tourism, the world-renowned National Centre for Computer Animation; 1,500 regularly-engaged industry partner companies and 33 professional accreditations across its course portfolio, BU stands amongst the leading UK institutions for professionally-focused teaching, industry recognition and graduate employability.