General & Intensive English, The Bournemouth and Poole College

General & Intensive English

Improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

Venue: Lansdowne campus, Bournemouth

Duration: Flexible, full-time, 15 or 21 hour per week

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 plus and if a non EU/EEA student you will need a Short-term Study Visa 6 months or up to 11 months. You will need to provide proof of your English Language level e.g. Academic IELTS or equivalent. 

This EFL course is on campus; we also offer General English Online 

Join General English Online or On campus

Get your first week free for a booking of 5 weeks study

Get your first 2 weeks free for a booking of 10 weeks study

Get your first 4 weeks free for a booking of 20 weeks study

For any starting date before May 28th 2021. Places are limited.

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 16 students per class
  • highly qualified experienced teachers
  • membership of the Student Union
  • access for disabled students
  • student excursions (there will be a charge for these)
  • 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.


Please refer to our International Course Guide (below) for details.

The International Course Guide 2020-21

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