English Language Programmes

A choice of courses aimed at improving your English language skills

 

Our lecturers have extensive experience helping students develop their language skills. Study with us and you will have access to one of the best English Language resource centres in the UK!

We offer:

General & Intensive English

FLEXIBLE FROM 4 – 40 WEEKS, FULL-TIME, 15 OR 21 HOURS PER WEEK,

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English Plus

12 WEEKS, FULL-TIME, 21 HOURS PER WEEK

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Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation for Nurses

Online and in the workplace (by arrangement)

4 WEEKS, 10 HOURS PER WEEK

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Summer School / Winter School (Groups)

2, 3 OR 4 WEEKS, 15 HOURS PER WEEK,

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The College offers English Language programmes to International students. An International student is defined as anyone who lives outside the European Economic Area (EEA)/EU.

A student living within the EEA/EU is considered a ‘home’ student; our English Language programmes are open to EEA/EU students but they will not be subsidised and the same fees apply as for International students.

General & Intensive English

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth

Duration: Flexible, from 4 weeks – 40 weeks

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

Entry requirements

For these courses you must be 16 years or older. If applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa provide proof of your English language level, e.g. minimum UKVI IELTS 4.0 in each discipline. If you are applying to study on a Short-term Student Visa no proof of English is required.

Course details

Both our General English (15 hours per week) and Intensive English (21 hours per week) courses are designed to improve your English ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will improve your knowledge and understanding of English grammar, learn new vocabulary and get help with your pronunciation.

Students taking our Intensive English programme will be offered help and practice in how to study for all parts of the IELTS examination, including timed exam practice.

Our Intensive English Language programme is aimed at:

  • preparation for taking English Language qualifications, e.g. IELTS;
  • preparation for reaching the required level of English to continue with further programmes at The College, or at a UK university

Our courses include:

  • elementary through to advanced levels (subject to numbers)
  • an average of 18 students per class
  • highly qualified experienced teachers
  • membership of Student Union
  • free unlimited use of the internet and email during College opening hours

Next step

Upon reaching the required level of English Language you can apply for a further course at The College, or go on to University, or return to your home country.

Fees

Please see the Tuition Fees and Term Dates section of this website.

English Plus

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth

Duration: 12 weeks, 21 hours per week

Start dates: September and January.  March is subject to availability.

Entry requirements

For these courses you must be 16 years or older and if applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa provide proof of your English language level, e.g. minimum UKVI IELTS 4.0 in each discipline. If you are applying to study on a Short-term Student Visa no proof of English is required.

Course details

You will study English Language for 15 hours each week together with 6 hours per week of your ‘Plus’ subject.

The course includes:

  • English Language tuition
  • Plus subject tuition
  • College Certificate

Plus subjects include:

  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Beauty Therapy
  • IT and Computing
  • Hairdressing
  • Music
  • Sports and Fitness
  • Travel and Tourism

Fees

Please see the Tuition Fees and Term Dates section of this website.

Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation for Nurses

THE COLLEGE IS AN APPROVED OET PREPARATION PROVIDER

Occupational English Test (OET) Preparation for Nurses

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We are proud to be one of the few educational providers in the UK for the Occupational English Test (OET).

The OET is recognised by over 20 regulatory healthcare bodies and councils in the UK as proof of English proficiency for international nurses and doctors. These include the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and General Medical Council (GMC).

Venue: Lansdowne Campus, Bournemouth*

Duration: 4 weeks

Start dates: Various start dates throughout the year

Entry requirements

Initial College language test / IELTS minimum 6.0

Course details

*This course is taught partly in classes at The College (1 day a week) and partly online with self-study required.

Our OET preparation classes cover practice tests and exam strategies in all four skills, within a supportive learning environment together with individual tutorials.

Fees

Dependent on course duration (please contact us for details).

Summer School / Winter School (Groups)

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth

Duration: 2, 3 or 4 weeks,15 hours per week

Start dates: Any Monday

Summer School: July and August. Winter School: January and February.

Entry requirements

You must be 16 years plus. You will be given an assessment at the start of the programme to assess your standard of English and placed in a class with students of the same level.

Course details

This course includes:

  • 15 hours per week of General English Language tuition
  • Qualified and experienced tutors
  • Maximum of 20 students per class
  • Levels from elementary to advanced
  • A tour of Bournemouth
  • One full-day excursion per week e.g. London, Bath, Oxford
  • Afternoon activities including volleyball, beach games, visits to art galleries, museums, cinema, etc.
  • College Certificate
  • Free, unlimited use of internet and email when The College is open

Fees

Please see the Tuition Fees and Term Dates section of this website.