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English in Bournemouth - ETC, students aged 16+

Programme Summary:


Language programme in Bournemouth

Bournemouth is undoubtedly one of the best student towns on the southern coast of England. Its quaintness, charm and miles of sandy beach alongside the bustling atmosphere of the city have created a centre for tourism, education and business. Complete with an exceedingly well organised public transport system with links all over Britain and Europe, Bournemouth is a hub of activity. Even getting to London is as simple as hopping on a two hour train ride.

It's safe to say that there is a never a dull moment in this seaside town. Witness powerboat races, vintage car shows, international tennis championships and windsurfing competitions throughout the whole year. During the summer months there are weekly firework displays from the pier, along with laser light shows and the Musicmaker's festival. Bournemouth even has a unique 'Flowers by Candlelight' festival, where the towns's inhabitants light 15 000 candles in the central gardens. A safe and inviting city for young people, the beaches and pedestrian zones offer adolescents the opportunity to enjoy their holidays in a safe and relaxed environment.

ETC English School

ETC (Educational Training Centre), is a family-run institution founded in 1989 by Mr. David Jones. The school is located in the centre of Bournemouth, near to the town’s pedestrian area and the beach, some 500m from "the Square" and right next to the Central Gardens.

School facilities include:

Accreditations: British Council and English UK

Activities and events during your stay

The school organises sports and cultural activities during the afternoons and evenings. You are more than welcome to participate in these activities, though they are not mandatory. These activities may be free or may require a fee. The variety and availability of the activities changes depending on the time of year.

Some of the many activities include:


English language courses: the basics

Courses on offer


Homestay (16+)

Single room, shared bathroom, half board during the week, full board at the weekend.

Distance from school: families usually live in a residential area between 20 - 30 minutes away from the school, or close to a direct bus line (maximum 50 minutes).

Optional extras:

Practical information:

ETC Residence: (unavailable from the 07/07 to the 17/08 - Age 18+)


Facilities and services available:

Extras (for a fee):

Dorchester House Residence: Summer only (from 07/07 to 17/08 - Age 18+)


Facilities and services available:

Prices & Dates 2019

Dates 2019

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Complete beginners MUST start on the following dates: 07/01, 01/04, 24/06

Bank holidays and holidays: from 01/01 to 04/01 ; 19/04 ; 22/04 ; 06/05 ; 27/05 ; 26/08

Cambridge exam sessions: please contact us

Prices 2019

Booking prices -

Includes course, accommodation, meals as described, all taxes and enrolment fees

Course & accommodation in a host family, single room (except summer), half board
1 week425 £465 £565 £
2 weeks730 £810 £985 £
3 weeks1,025 £1,145 £1,400 £
4 weeks1,280 £1,440 £1,820 £
6 weeks1,850 £2,090 £2,660 £
8 weeks2,420 £2,740 £3,500 £
12 weeks3,560 £4,040 £5,180 £
16 weeks4,695 £5,340 £6,860 £
18 weeks5,270 £5,990 £7,645 £
20 weeks5,840 £6,640 £8,540 £
24 weeks6,740 £7,700 £10,025 £
32 weeks8,940 £10,220 £13,260 £
36 weeks10,040 £11,480 £14,825 £
Extra week295 £335 £380 £
Course & residence accommodation, shared room, no meals included
1 week415 £445 £555 £
2 weeks710 £745 £965 £
3 weeks995 £1,040 £1,370 £
4 weeks1,240 £1,340 £1,780 £
6 weeks1,790 £1,955 £2,615 £
8 weeks2,340 £2,555 £3,435 £
12 weeks3,440 £3,740 £5,060 £
16 weeks4,540 £4,940 £6,700 £
18 weeks5,090 £5,540 £7,520 £
20 weeks5,640 £6,140 £8,340 £
24 weeks6,495 £7,100 £9,470 £
32 weeks8,620 £9,420 £12,940 £
36 weeks9,680 £10,580 £14,540 £
Extra week285 £290 £365 £
ETC residence - optional extras (per week)
Breakfast at the residence20 £
Extra night40 £
Summer extra (June-August, if shared room)20 £
Summer extra (June-August, if single room)30 £
Dorchester House residence, single room, no meals included (summer only)
Extra for this type of accommodation65 £
Host family - optional extras (per week)
Special diet (vegan, halal, ...)20 £
Summer - Single room40 £
Extra night30 £
Exam preparation, host family, half board
12-week session20L24L
FCE, CAE, IELTS3,560 £3,795 £
Airport/railway station transfer (per journey)
Bournemouth50 £
Southampton85 £
Heathrow155 £
Gatwick185 £
Luton205 £
Stansted255 £
London city centre / St Pancras225 £
Optional extras - paid on site
Residence deposit200 £
Course material per level (standard course)60 £
Course material per level (intensive course)90 £

Prices include:

Prices do not include:

Practical Information

Arrivals: Sunday (from 16.00 in residence)

Departures: Saturday (before 12.00 in residence)

Arrival airports/railway stations (with approx. travel time to Bournemouth):

Bournemouth International Airport offers daily and weekly flights to and from numerous British and European destinations. Poole also offers daily ferry cruises to and from France.

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).

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.