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.
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.
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.
Custom-made courses for you
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.
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, FDSV, DIN CERTCO and is a member of EnglishUK and RALSA. The British Council, FDSV and DIN CERTCO hold regular 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.
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Discover Bournemouth’s surrounding areas
To the West 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. Pleasure boats wait at the quayside and regularly make the short trip over to the island. Poole Harbour is a great location for water sports and fishing. 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 with 16 screens showing all the latest blockbusters.
Christchurch and The New Forest
To the East of Bournemouth is the historic harbour town of Christchurch which was founded in approximately AD 650 by missionaries. During the 18th and 19th centuries smuggling flourished in Christchurch and became one of the town’s most lucrative industries. The town’s harbour, beaches, nature reserves and historically important buildings have made Christchurch a popular tourist destination attracting some 1.5 million visitors a year. It has the longest parish church in England with a nave over 95 m long.
To the north-east of Christchurch lies The New Forest which is one of the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land, heathland and forest in Southern England with an area of 571 km². Here you can find thousands of wild-living horses and ponies and picturesque villages.
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?
This small market town is dominated by the twin towers of the imposing Minster church, but offers a whole lot more. The Minster was built in the 12th century and is recognised for its unusual chained library which is one of only four surviving chained libraries in the world.
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.
It is believed that King Edward the Martyr was stabbed to death here on the orders of his stepmother in 978 AD, so that her son Ethelred ‘The Unready’ could rise to the throne.
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.