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This programme is aimed at international students aged 16 - 18 years old who wish to study for one term in an international language school and enrol on a course dedicated to Business English or Hospitality and Tourism.
Charming and eclectic, Bournemouth is one of the UK's foremost university towns, with students flocking from the UK and overseas alike to enjoy the balmy weather, miles of beach and excellent quality of life. The city is well-connected to the rest of the UK and Europe via railway and London is just 90 minutes away by train.
Bournemouth bustles with activity and events are organized year-round - regattas, rallies, tennis championships and surfing competitions, to name but a few. Fireworks light up the night sky every weekend and the city's public gardens are dotted with glowing candles.
The beaches, parks, open spaces and pedestrian centre make for a lively yet relaxed atmosphere, perfectly conducive to meeting people and enjoying your stay as well as making the most of your study abroad year.
Westbourne Academy is a family-run institution that offers a traditional English atmosphere. Located in the Westbourne residential area, the school is 10 minutes away by bus from Bournemouth and Poole city centre. In this suburban neighbourhood, students find all the conveniences of banks, a post office, international restaurants, classic English pubs and a variety of retail outlets to satisfy every taste.
Westbourne Academy is a recognized Cambridge Exam preparation centre, a member of "English in Britain" (Association of Recognized Language Schools) and accredited by the British Council.
School facilities include:
The High School programme at Westbourne Academy is 15 weeks long and includes 31 hours per week combining 15 hours General English per week (every morning) and an internationally recognised vocational training (called 'BTEC L2', 3 afternoons per week). Specific English exam support sessions as well as Maths or British Culture lessons are also scheduled.
All students will have the support of a personal tutor to guide them through their studies and help with any personal or course-related issues to ensure they have the best experience and gain a valuable qualification as well as improving their English very quickly.
The courses also offer the opportunity to develop students' personal and professional skills to make them more employable. If they want to extend their schooling in England, they will be able to progress to the Business Level 2 Diploma at New City College in London. Students will also gain a BTEC certificate for their chosen courses and a Westbourne Academy certificate for English classes.
Course times : Monday to Friday - Morning 9:30AM – 12:30PM ; Afternoon 1:30PM – 4:30PM
Language level: B1 ou IELTS 4.5
Below is a sample of weekly timetable:
You can choose one from the two following options:
BTEC Award in Business + English
This course is popular and highly relevant for young international students who are passionnate about pursuing a career in business, or setting up their own business in the future, but with little to no knowledge in business studies.
BTEC award in Hospitality and Tourism
This is an introductory course for young motivated international students who want to pursue a career in tourism and hospitality but have no knowledge of these subjects.
Single room, shared bathroom, half board during the week, full board during the weekend.
Distance from school: families usually live in a residential area between 20 - 45 minutes away from the school, or close to a direct bus line).
15 weeks: August 31 - December 12, 2020
18 weeks: August 9 to December 12, 2020
Includes registration fees and taxesEnrolment
|Course and homestay accomodation (single room - half board)|
|1 trimester (15 weeks)||3,990 €|
|1 semester (18 weeks)||5,590 €|
Prices do not include:
Please join to the online booking form a copy of your latest school report as well as a short cover letter (it must not be perfect: it will just certify your level and introduce you to your host family). All documents can be sent in PDF format.
Arrival airports/railway stations (with approx. travel time to Bournemouth):
Airport transfers available on request (fees apply, see price list)
Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (about 4 days after deposit payment).
Please contact us for more details.