Our Intensive English course- English as a Foreign Language (EFL) x 21 hours per week is designed to help you improve your overall English language level and develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course will help you improve your knowledge and understanding of English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, for personal, professional or academic use.

Students taking our English programme will be offered help and practice in how to study. 

Our Intensive English Language programme is aimed at:

  • those preparing to take English Language qualifications, e.g. IELTS;
  • those aiming to reach the required level of English to continue studying at The College, or at a UK University.
  • those looking to improve their ability to communicate in English

Our courses include:

  • elementary through to advanced levels (subject to numbers)
  • an average of 18 mixed nationality students per class
  • highly qualified level teachers
  • membership of Student Union, who plan college wide societies and activities
  • free unlimited use of the internet and email during College opening hours
  • access to high quality learner facilities including study support, a library and sport centre.
  • a beautiful seaside location in Bournemouth

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On completion of this course you could progress onto either, English or a suitable level 3 programme.

International students have a choice of internationally recognised General and Academic English examinations: the most popular with our students is IELTS.  If you wish to take an IELTS test, please go to http://www.ielts.org for fees and other important information concerning studying in the UK.

Whilst the college can help with registration the exams fees are not included within the course costs.

 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

For these course you must be aged 16 years or older.

When you arrive at the college you will complete a short English language placement test, which will determine the level of class you will start your studies at. The level of English you finish your course at will depend on how long you are studying for, how hard you study and your own personal progression.

If you are already settled and living in the UK, and wish to learn English as a secondary language please contact ESOL department for ESOL course (English for Speakers of Other Languages) on: 01202 205151.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
LMLXFZ002C 06/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

Please see our international website for tuition fee details.

Course content

Course Content 

Intensive English classes cover reading, writing, speaking (including pronunciation) and listening. They are based on a course book, but teachers will often add materials from other sources depending on their student’s needs and interests. For example, they may bring in newspaper articles, use pronunciation websites or other online resources, or use news items from British television.

In addition to the content specific to every level, the course also includes:

  • study skills that will help you continue to learn outside the classroom
  • pronunciation skills, which will help you understand the sounds you are reading and allow you to say new words in the correct way
  • lessons about British culture
  • exam skills
  • work-related topics (for example, understanding job adverts) and skills (CV writing, presentation skills, interpersonal skills)
  • oral presentation skills which will help in future jobs and if you go on to study at university

In your lessons you will be asked to be active and participate in a variety of activities (e.g. grammar exercises, pair and group work, communication, self and peer correction, oral presentations and exam preparation). It is important that you ask questions when you do not understand an idea that is brought up in class. You will also be able to give feedback on your classes and tell us if you want additional topics or activities.

More info

Start Day/Time 

Any Monday during term time except for UK Bank Holidays or directly before a college holiday

Duration 

21 Hours

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

Certificate

Awarding Body 

Bournemouth & Poole College

Curriculum Area 

International and EFL

More about the course 

For more details and course fees please contact International Office on: 01202 205161, by email: international@bpc.ac.uk or visit our International Section on the website: https://www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees/

 

 

Duration 

21 Hours

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

Certificate

Awarding Body 

Bournemouth & Poole College