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English Courses in Bournemouth

Enroll in EF’s English courses in Bournemouth and experience the best beaches and mildest climate in all of Britain.

Study English in Bournemouth and live along England’s southern coast. Our fully-renovated language school is situated a short walk from both downtown and the city’s 11 kilometers of golden-sand beaches. A large public library is just five-minutes by foot, and international restaurants, cafes and pubs are all found nearby. 

EF Bournemouth has become one of our most popular destinations, and not just due to its great location. Our language school features a peaceful and private garden which often becomes the setting for impromptu BBQs and lively student parties. Our English courses in Bournemouth offer small group learning, and the study room and student library ensure your academic success. EF Bournemouth also features an onsite cafeteria, student lounge and wireless internet connection.

Seaside Student City

Nestled among the quaint villages, ancient castles and rolling hills of Southern England is one of Britain’s premier coastal resort cities. For centuries the British have been making the trip to Bournemouth for its charming Victorian center and long stretches of beautiful coastline. While the splendors of this city still abound, today’s generation comes to Bournemouth for the lively student scene, one of the most international in all of Britain. 

The beaches are the center of life in Bournemouth, and for good reason. Green cliffs lead down to the sandy shores where volleyball nets share space with beach chairs and rainbow-colored beach huts. Take a break from the sand between your toes and stroll along the wood-planked Bournemouth Pier, a bustling center for shops, restaurants and live theatre performances. Outside of your English courses in Bournemouth go beyond the beach and explore the city’s nightlife, boasting more restaurants and clubs than London’s West End.

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Program Highlights

  • Start any Monday, all year round
  • Study abroad from 2 to 52 weeks
  • Advance one language level every 6 weeks, guaranteed
  • Learn and explore with friends from 100 countries

School Highlights

  • Charming, intimate course center in a lively student neighborhood
  • Renovated classrooms feature state-of-the art technology
  • Spacious private garden with ping-pong tables and BBQ patio
  • A 10-minute walk from the city center, beach and famous Bournemouth Pier
  • Organized weekend trips to Edinburgh, Dublin, Amsterdam, Bruges, Switzerland, the Alps, etc.
  • Public transportation stops outside the school

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LEARN MORE, FASTER.

Guaranteed results. You’ll advance one level every six weeks – thanks to our innovative and personalized learning method that blends classroom lessons, interactive tools and cultural immersion.

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  • Intensive Course

    Accelerated language acquisition, our most popular course.

    32 Lessons / weekFind out more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Online post-course
    6 months included for all Intensive English courses.

    Ideal course for
    Students wanting to learn a language as quickly as possible for academic or professional reasons.

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  • General Course

    A well-rounded program of language study.

    26 Lessons / weekFind out more

    Start date
    Every Monday

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 52 weeks

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Online post-course
    3 months included for all General English courses.

    Ideal course for
    Students looking to gain a sound understanding of the essential disciplines of a language through a well-rounded course.

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  • Basic Course

    Combine your language studies with a fun-filled vacation.

    20 Lessons / weekFind out more

    Start date
    Every Monday, summer only
    Please note: In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa summer is Jan-Mar

    Level
    Beginner to Advanced

    Length
    2 to 12 weeks

    Online pre-course
    from enrollment

    Ideal course for
    Students who want to focus on how to communicate as well as enjoy lots of free time to explore the destination.

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  • Junior Course

    Students ages 10-15 who want to learn a language and experience a new culture alongside classmates from their home country.

    20 Lessons / weekFind out more

    Start Date

    January, June, July and August

    Groups travel throughout the year

    Level

    Beginner to Advanced

    Length

    2 to 8 weeks

    Ideal Course for

    Students ages 10-15 looking to gain a sound understanding of the essential disciplines of a language

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  • Junior Intensive Group Course

    Students ages 10-15 who want to make maximum language progress and experience a new culture alongside classmates from their home country.

    26 Lessons / weekFind out more

    Start Date

    January, June, July and August

    Groups travel throughout the year

    Level

    Beginner to Advanced

    Length

    2 to 8 weeks

    Ideal Course for

    Students ages 10-15 with the goal of quickly advancing their level of English alongside classmates from around the world.

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AT HOME IN THE WORLD

Live like a local. You’ll feel at home after a day at the beach – whether you’re staying with a British family or living in EF’s residence.

  • EF Homestay

    Experience maximum cultural exchange by living with native speakers in a private home. Gain insight into local culture, pick up expressions with greater ease and return home with a more authentic accent. Enjoy breakfast and dinner with your host family on weekdays, and all meals on the weekend.

  • EF Residence

    Live in the heart of the city alongside EF students from over 100 countries. Enjoy easy access to your course center by public transportation – as well as the city’s shopping, restaurants and sport facilities. Residences vary, but often offer Wi-Fi internet access, meal plans and more.

Bournemouth videos & photos

  • Welcome to EF Bournemouth
  • EF Language Courses Abroad

Student Talk: Bournemouth

  • HeddaSweden
  • Zoe HeinsBelgium
  • “There's so much to do in Bournemouth – I've sunbathed at the beach, shopped, eaten at a few restaurants, played miniature golf and been to discos.”

    Hedda

  • “What I like the most about EF is that you meet people from all around the world. You become a big family.”

    Zoe Heins

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Student life in Bournemouth

It should come as no surprise that the Bournemouth lifestyle is lived mostly outdoors. Boasting Britain’s finest stretch of beaches and mildest climate, city residents prefer spending time on the golden sand to hanging out indoors. EF’s activities coordinators are onsite to introduce you to all Bournemouth has to offer.

Sightseeing & CultureShoppingSports & OutdoorsExcursionsEntertainment & Nightlife
Life here revolves around the 11-kilometer stretch of golden sand on Bournemouth’s coast. Slip your sandals off and walk barefoot down Britain’s best stretch of beaches. Stroll along the wood-planked Bournemouth Pier, a hive of activity stretching beyond the shore. Take in the seaside view from atop the Bournemouth Eye, a tethered helium balloon floating high above the city. Marvel at the rainbow-colored Pleasure Gardens, meticulously landscaped since the Victorian period.
Central Bournemouth is almost entirely dedicated to pedestrians, and its lovely gardened avenues are filled with clothing boutiques, jewelry shops and cafes. The weekly open-air Boscombe Market offers artisanal products in addition to fresh flowers and produce.
Surf the swells of Boscombe beach, enhanced by a state-of-the-art artificial surf reef. Take advantage of Bournemouth’s ideal conditions and try kite or wind surfing. Join locals for yoga sessions on the beach. Meet friends for games of beach volleyball, shoot a round of golf at Meyrick Park or play a game of tennis at Bournemouth gardens.
On the weekends, you’ll have the chance to discover the academia aura of Oxford and Cambridge, the fun-loving spirit of Dublin and Edinburgh and the cosmopolitan flair of the international capitals of London and Paris.
Thanks in part to a large international student population; Bournemouth has established itself as one of Britain’s most popular clubbing destinations. Dance the night away at Elements, Bournemouth’s largest club, or The Opera House, a renovated 19th century theater turned live music and dancing venue. For a more sophisticated night out try the elegant Pavilion Theater which frequently hosts West End shows.

Prices & Dates for Bournemouth

Personalized and flexible. Your course is personalized to meet your specific needs. With start dates every Monday and programs ranging from 2 to 52 weeks, you can study when it’s most convenient for you. All prices include accommodation with a local host family.

Included in the Price

Course
  • 20,26 or 32 English lessons per week (40-minute lessons)
  • EF Placement test and progress tracker
  • EF Course Certificate
  • Post course English level report
  • Online pre & post course
  • Free access to My EF – Your Online Campus. Meet new friends, explore your destination and improve your language skills!
Accommodation
  • Monday-Friday: breakfast & dinner
  • Weekends: all the meals
  • Twin room with homestay
Lesson materials
  • Digital learning media (tablet)
  • Academic material
Accessibility
  • Wireless Wi-Fi Internet at EF school
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  • £ 720
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  • £ 760
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