Why learn English in Bournemouth?
Full Immersion is the best way to learn a new language. Study English in England, surround yourself with English people and their culture and most importantly of all – have fun while you learn!
Our well-organised language courses consist of lessons in a language school, with the options of interesting excursion, fun events and activities as well as accommodation in carefully selected private homes, residence or hotels.
The excursion packages are designed to give you a deeper understanding of English culture and history through sightseeing and activities. Shopping and fun also play a big part in our excursions. The sports and evening events such as Beach volleyball, karaoke and going out on the Cavendish Speed Boat are some of the many fun additions to the excursions and are a great way for your group to have fun and relax during the holidays.
The language classes are held by qualified language teachers and offer a good opportunity to deepen students language skills. Each student will certainly get to know new words or new grammatical subtleties in addition to the improvement of communication skills.
The main learning objectives are: Development and expansion of communication skills, vocabulary, listening and reading comprehension.
In addition: Consolidation of grammar with the help of written exercises. The division into classes has usually already been done prior to your visit but may also happen when you arrive by means of an approved placement test. The allocation is made solely on the basis of the result, regardless of age. A change to another level can of course be done on site at any time.
Facilities at Cavendish School of English in Bournemouth
- 30 classrooms – most equipped with interactive whiteboards
- Separate IT rooms for junior and adult students with free access to Internet
- Free Wi-Fi for the entire campus
- Latest in-house Multimedia Facilities
- Events venue for cinema/nightclub/disco/karaoke/party nights
- Large, modern and beautiful conservatory
- Canteen with breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Vending machines are available for snacks and drinks
- Daily home cooked barbecue in the summer
- All public areas are fully air-conditioned
- Landscaped gardens with palm trees, decked terraces and plenty of seating
- Little London! This little taste of London is based in our gardens for all our students to enjoy. Cavendish students can find famous icons from London and the United Kingdom including the red phone box which is part of Britain’s National Heritage and a red London bus which has been converted into a café downstairs and has video screens and music equipment upstairs
- The Little London catering trailer provides a variety of hot meals all year round
Green and Safe
Known as the ‘Garden City by the sea’ and recently voted as the best seaside resort in the UK, Bournemouth’s said to have the cleanest air and is the safest place in Britain to bring up children. Often the winner of ‘Britain in Bloom’, the town’s gardens are superb all year round. Bournemouth is surrounded by the famous Dorset countryside with beautiful coastal walks as well as the idyllic New Forest – all of this and only a 90 minute drive from London – the perfect location to enjoy southern England!
The seaside resorts of the English South coast are famous for their miles of sandy beaches and the pleasantly mild climate. Bournemouth enjoys more sunny days than any other seaside resort in England.
There are plenty of department stores such as House of Fraser, Marks & Spencers and Debenhams, as well as a diverse choice of shops. Bournemouth is well known for its designer boutiques, jewellers and antique shops. If you like shopping, you’ll feel like you’re in heaven!
Bournemouth University is one of the most popular universities in the South of Britain. Many foreign students come to study in Bournemouth every year and this is one of the reasons why there is such a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere.
At night, there is always something to do. Nightclubs, restaurants, bars, casinos, cinemas and concert halls all provide great entertainment.
Here students from all around the world gather for a party that nobody wants to miss! Bournemouth has such a vibrant and colourful nightlife that it rivals the West End of London!
Bournemouth is an ever popular holiday location due to its 11kms of fine sandy beaches which are perfect for beach volleyball, surfing, SUP boarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skis etc. There are also plenty of places in the surrounding countryside and in the New Forest where you can go horse riding, paintballing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking.
However you enjoy spending your leisure time, there is something here for everyone.
Did you know?
Famous people such as David & Victoria Beckham, Jamie Redknapp (footballer), his wife Louise (pop star) and Madonna all own properties within 3 miles from Bournemouth.
Discover Bournemouth’s surrounding areas
To the East of Bournemouth is the historic harbour town of Poole boasting the largest natural harbour in the world and in the middle lies the idyllic nature reserve of Brownsea Island. The town‘s picturesque old quay retains its 18th-century charm and is an ideal location to have something to eat while overlooking the harbour. Just outside the historic centre you can discover modern entertainment facilities at Tower Park leisure complex including Splashdown which is an indoor and outdoor water park, Bowlplex with their special GlowBowling and Empire Cinemas.
Christchurch is situated to the East of Bournemouth, on the shore of its own harbour, close to the magnificent Dorset World Heritage Coast and the tranquil New Forest National Park. This area is an amazing combination of fascinating heritage, beautiful coastline and picturesque countryside. Famous with locals, students and tourists alike as having a great range of places to eat and drink, a wealth of things to see and do, plus a variety of festivals and events. There is something to suit everyone whatever your age or taste.
Portsmouth is the second largest city in the county of Hampshire on the South Coast of England.
As a significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth is home to the world’s oldest dry dock commissioned by King Henry VII in 1495 at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.
Portsmouth Dockyard is also home to some famous ships, including “HMS Warrior”, the Tudor carrack “Mary Rose” and Lord Nelson’s flagship, “HMS Victory”
Did you know that this city is the birthplace of Charles Dickens?
The town centre’s recently modernised square is surrounded by cafes, restaurants and many shops offering fashions, antiques and arts. There is an antiques market every Friday, a flea market on Saturdays and a huge combination of the two on Sundays.
The historic town is beautifully situated on the picturesque water meadows of the River Stour, where it joins the clear, free flowing River Allen. The town’s recorded history dates back to the 8th Century and there are many historic buildings, narrow streets and delightful squares and courtyards to explore as well as model village where you can explore a miniature version of the town!
Every year in June this quaint town’s streets and small squares are filled with hundreds of musicians and dancers for the colourful Wimborne Folk Festival, the largest event of its kind in southern England.
Corfe Castle is a fortification built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century that stands above the village of Corfe in the county of Dorset. Part of the English National Trust and only 8 kms away from both Swanage and Wareham, it is a major tourist attraction with more than 1,000 years of history to discover.
Corfe is an idyllic, quaint English country village complete with churches, pubs and tearooms. You can choose to sit and sample an English cream tea whilst looking at the castle ruins or a typical ploughman’s lunch in a pub if you prefer. Corfe has really old traditional pubs, one of which is actually an ‘old watering hole’ (it has an actual well and free running water underneath it) in fact, the pub is so small you might miss it. The village has amazing cottage style country shops and houses with thatched roofs, you can also take the steam train that runs from the village of Corfe to Swanage and back again.
Custom-made courses for you
Group bookings made with Cavendish School of English will benefit from the following:
- Group transfer to and from the UK airport.
- The option of travelling on our own Cavendish Liner coaches to and from Europe if required.
- Preferential rates for groups of 20 or more.
- A specially designed excursion package.
Please ensure that you contact Cavendish School of English at least one month before making a group booking allowing plenty of time for a special programme to be developed for your group. Booking early is advisable, most especially during the summer months.
Adult Group Courses
Adult courses for groups of students aged 16 and over can be arranged all year round.
Cavendish School of English is highly experienced in designing the best courses for your groups.
Language courses can be specially designed for small or large /open or closed groups.
The Cavendish School of English team will work closely with you to make sure that your language course and your experience with us at Cavendish School covers the needs of all those taking part.
Schools, universities and businesses can all benefit from our special programmes to train and qualify their staff and students.
Junior Group Courses
Junior courses for groups of students aged 7 to 18 can be arranged all year round.
On the first day at Cavendish School, students are given a short informal English test and then placed into groups, from beginners to advanced, with other students of a similar level.
Often, on the first day, students are taken on a sightseeing tour of Bournemouth and the local area.
Morning lessons will be between 08:25 and 12:50 with teachers who are experienced at making English fun and easy to learn. The emphasis in the classroom is on the spoken word and students quickly gain confidence and start to enjoy the challenge of using English with their hosts and in normal everyday situations.
All main classrooms at Cavendish School of English are well-equipped with interactive whiteboards, computer and internet access, and the learning environment is friendly and fun. A variety of up-to-date teaching methods and materials are used to ensure that students reach their full potential.
Lessons will be between 13:10 and 17:35. If students have lessons in the morning then excursions are arranged in the afternoon to various places of interest including London, Stonehenge, Bath, and Winchester.
There is always something to do in the evenings with organised trips to local attractions like LaserQuest, an outdoor dry ski slope centre, cinemas, discos and karaoke evenings.
All students on our junior language courses stay with very carefully-chosen, regularly-inspected hosts in twin rooms, so parents can be certain that their children will be looked after. As well as being immersed in an English-speaking environment and gaining confidence in using their own English, our junior students will thoroughly enjoy their stay in England which is sure to be full of brilliant memories.
Junior Programmes are specially designed to meet the specific needs of diverse groups and the individual student.
Cavendish School of English has been running since 1983 and is accredited by British Council, English UK and RALSA. The British Council hold regular spot inspections to thoroughly check not only the premises but our management, quality of teaching, accommodation arrangements and the safety and welfare of our students. This encourages excellence and high standards of care and efficiency throughout, with an absolute focus on the well-being and happiness of our students. We provide a friendly and caring atmosphere with a local doctor available 24 hours a day. From their arrival through to their departure, our students are under the constant care and attention of experienced staff, who receive regular training and advice on the care and education of under-18s, their supervision and security. In addition to this, all staff hold a criminal record background check to ensure their suitability to work with under-18s.
Our Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures, reviewed annually, are available upon written request.
We systematically collect feedback from pupils, parents and staff to keep improving the quality of our programmes.