Bournemouth is without a doubt one of the best student towns on England's southern coast. Its charm, quaintness and miles of beach coupled with accommodating facilities have helped make it an important center for tourism, education and business. The city offers a well-organized transportation system, with an excellent network of buses and trains extending throughout Britain and to many parts of Europe. London is just an hour and half away by train.
It's never dull in Bournemouth, with powerboat races, vintage car shows, international tennis championships and windsurfing competitions taking place over the course of the year. The pedestrianised shopping areas are just next to large parks. The climate is warm year round and the sandy beaches make for a great destination every season, for both the younger and older students.
Westbourne Academy is located in a residential neighbourhood where students may find all the conveniences of banks, a post office, international restaurants, classic English pubs, and a variety of retail outlets to satisfy every taste. Downtown Bournemouth and Poole are nearby, two towns famous for their international resorts and sailing centers.
WA is a recognized Cambridge Exam preparation centre, a member of "English in Britain" (Association of Recognized Language Schools) and accredited by the British Council.
English & Golf Programme
This weekly programme includes 5 morning English lessons and two or three afternoons of golf.
English lessons: 20 lessons (40 minutes each) per week The lessons are available for all levels, from beginners to advanced students. The allow students to work on standard English focussing on communication skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing).
Golf lessons (1 sessions = 1 hour lesson with a pro + 1 hour of practice on the green) This option allows students to choose either individual lessons or group lessons with two to six people who want to improve their golf skills, whatever their level is. The sessions are given by professional golfers (PGA tour) who can provide balls and clubs. The lessons take place at Parkstone Golf Club, one of the most prestigious courses in the south of England. It was vote a "Site of Special Scientific Interest" in 1996, harmoniously combining the wild beauty of the lakes, large pine trees and the typical flora and fauna that characterises the region. It offers panoramic views of Poole, Brownsea Island and hills of Purbeck Island.
Participants can also play a course if their level is sufficient and have a handicap.
Please note that during the lessons there is a dress code (no jeans, shorts or non-collared t-shirts).
As well as golf lessons, students can opt to participate in video analysis on their swing in order to improve performance.
For a truly immersive experience, we recommend staying with a British host family. The majority of our host families have been looking after students for years and are quite accustomed to it. They are regularly inspected by representatives of the school and are almost entirely the reason students leave Bournemouth with fond memories. (If you are a former student and wish to return to a host family you have stayed with in the past, please indicate this on your enrollment form.)
Half board is provided Monday to Friday. It is up to the student to purchase lunch during the week, which can be done either at the school's cafeteria or at the many local sandwich shops or restaurants. Students receive full board on the weekend.
The families are generally situated in the residential areas of Westbourne or Parkstone, and are roughly a 20 to 30-minute walk from the school or close to a bus stop. Bus journeys are straightforward and simple, and the families will be able to tell the students which buses to take.
Outside of the Easter and summer holidays, students are able to book a single room without any extra cost. During these holidays, however, demand is much higher and individual rooms are therefore much rarer. Students can still try to reserve an individual room that is at an extra cost and subject to availability.
Travel by coach
During the months July and August we organise guided trips from Brussels, Mons, Paris or Lille to Bournemouth. More information here.
Individual travel organised by Easy Languages
We can make your travel arrangements for you (unaccompanied) by plane to England. Please mention in your booking form if you would like to use this service.
Travel and Transfers organised by yourself
Participants can make their own travel arrangements to arrive in England. Transfers from Bournemouth, Southampton and London airports/train stations can be arranged for an additional fee (see price table).
Do you need a Visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.
Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any further information.
Prices & Dates 2017
- Courses can begin every Monday. Stays take place from Sunday to Saturday, except if travelling with Easy Languages (see dates below).
Minimal stay :
- 1 week
Public holidays : 01/01, 01/04, 14/04, 17/04, 01/05, 29/05, 28/08, 17/12 and 02/01/2018
Beginners mandatory start dates : les 03/01, 30/01, 27/02, 27/03, 24/04, 22/05, 19/06, 31/07, 29/08, 25/09, 23/10, 20/11.
Summer courses dates : du 20/06 till 21/08.
Including lessons, accommodation, meals as described, golf programme, all taxes and enrollment feesBook Now
|English & golf programme (individual lessons) - Accommodation with host family, half-board|
|Duration||20L + 2 golf sessions||20L + 3 golf sessions|
|1 week||590 £||635 £|
|2 weeks||975 £||1,095 £|
|3 weeks||1,490 £||1,595 £|
|Summer supplement (per week) (18/06 - 03/09)||30 £||30 £|
|English & golf programme (group lessons) - Accommodation with host family, half-board|
|Duration||20L + 2 golf sessions||20L + 3 golf sessions|
|1 week||560 £||595 £|
|2 weeks||910 £||945 £|
|3 weeks||1,360 £||1,495 £|
|Summer supplement (per week)||30 £||30 £|
|Accomodation supplement (per week)|
|Single room in summer (18/06 - 03/09)||30 £|
|Special diet (vegeterian, halal, etc.)||15 £|
|Extra night||45 £|
|Transfers (one way)|
|Central London/St Pancras||195 £|
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|Escorted travel to Bournemouth - Easter and Summer Programme (Prices in EUROS)|
|Places of departure / return||Roundtrip||One way trip|
|Brussels - Mons* - Lille* - Calais*||215 €||135 €|
*Easter: only Brussels - contact us if necessary
- English lessons (20 lessons/week for all levels)
- Golf programme (including the fees for the green and borrowing of materials)
- Accommodation with host family in single room
- Meals on half-board (breakfast and evening meal) during the week and full-board on the weekend.
Prices do not include:
- Midday meals from Monday to Friday (students can have lunch at the school)
- Local transport