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Why study in Bournemouth?

With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all – a vast variety of shops, restaurants, a buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award winning gardens and water sports galore. As a result of the Gulf Stream which results in mild and breezy winters, Bournemouth enjoys a climate that is not “typical English weather,” but rather a moderate environment with an above average number of sunny days. July and August usually provide the most sunshine and hottest temperatures in Bournemouth, which may even reach 30°C on occasion.


Bournemouth has seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all. Bournemouth has lots of shops, restaurants and fantastic nightlife. The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and the world famous Jurassic coast. There is certainly no shortage of things to do in Bournemouth.

Bournemouth has been voted the “happiest town” in the UK and the beaches are often voted the best in the UK and in Europe. In the summer Bournemouth hosts the International Air Festival, attracting over 1 million visitors and in the winter you can enjoy the outdoor markets in the town square. Bournemouth also enjoys excellent transport links to London and the rest of the country and also has its own international airport.

Bournemouth is also home to famous people such as the writer of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, who is buried in St Peter’s Church. The Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum is a fascinating place which benefits from stunning views of the sea, and where you can admire paintings, sculptures and objects collected by Sir Merton Russell Cotes and his wife during their trips all around the world.

You can also visit the Oceanarium, located on the beach front, which shows a wide variety of undersea creatures, or have a good time in the indoor climbing activity centre located on the pier. For an incredible sensory experience, discover the award-winning parks and gardens running through the heart of Bournemouth.

Linguaenglish is located in the centre of Bournemouth and accredited by the British Council. Learning English can help you find a better job in a globalised world. Or maybe you want to experience a new culture and further your studies. Our school is here to help. When you arrive at our school you will be given a placement test, and receive an interview with either the school director or senior teacher to establish your level. We also provide an induction pack, with information on Bournemouth and a student card. We monitor your progress during your course and provide a certificate when you leave. Our school in Bournemouth accepts students from the age of 16 and has no upper limit on age, the majority of our students are adults.


Throughout the year Linguaenglish Bournemouth offers a range of activities and trips. These activities are important as it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and visit beautiful places in the UK. The Bright School employs activity organisers, and they will be introduced to you, to make sure you have a great time in evenings and weekends. It is also a great way to meet fellow students from other levels and classes, and improve your English outside the classroom.

These include trips to local museums and school beach days. We also arrange regular social evenings outside the school so that students can meet new friends and develop their English outside the classroom. Linguaenglish also works with local companies that arrange national and international trips and excursions. These trips include coach travel and a guide, so it is an excellent way to explore the UK. All tickets can be purchased from the school office.

Our school also offers famous Beach Barbecues! All students join the staff and enjoy a beach BBQ and game of volleyball on Bournemouth’s beautiful beach. In the summer period we also watch the weekly fireworks that take place from Bournemouth pier. Other local activities include weekly coffee evenings, local walks and quiz nights. For adult students Bournemouth has a fantastic range of bars and nightclubs, and regular party nights are arranged by the school.


Below is a summary of courses offered by Linguaenglish in Bournemouth. We offer a variety of professional courses to suit all levels to guarantee a fast and effective learn approach:

  • General English: We offer a progressive course in General English designed to suit students of all levels, from elementary to advanced. At each level we aim to improve all aspects of your English, including grammar, speaking, pronunciation, reading, writing, listening and importantly to build confidence. At the end of the course, students will be given an end of course certificate. Each level typically takes 12 weeks, but if a student improves quickly a higher level can be achieved in a shorter time period. English courses are available from 15 hours to 30 hours per week. Students can join the course every Monday all year around (except school closed dates). There is no minimum stay period.
  • Cambridge Courses – FCE: Our school offers First Certificate of English preparation courses. The FCE is an internationally recognised qualification and is aimed around upper intermediate students. The FCE course is run by Cambridge University and Exams are booked through the school. The FCE certificate is also recognised by educational institutions and employers throughout the world.
  • Business English: For students at intermediate level and above, we offer a further 5 hours per week, on top of the general English course in which to study Business English. This includes the teaching of the vocabulary and grammar required for professional business communication.
  • University Access Course – IELTS Preparation: For students at upper-intermediate level and above, we offer a further 5 hours per week, on top of the general English course, in which to study IELTS exam preparation. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication.
  • Career English: The Career English course is suited to those who may want to work in a professional English speaking environment. With globalisation, English is used in most companies that have an international outlook. This course will help students gain a huge advantage, some examples include, customer service, presenting and professional document creation. We offer a further 5 hours per week, on top of the general English course, so students can gain that advantage in a competitive global world.
  • Individual Lessons or One to One Lessons: The Bright School offers the opportunity of Individual or One to One Lessons. These lessons can be tailored for the individual student, maximising your learning experience. With individual lessons the Bright School will plan and identify areas where improvements can be made. The lessons are usually 1 to 2 hours long, and multiple lessons can be booked each week. These lessons are available on request.
  • Oil and Gas (Energy) English: Our school offers a specialist Oil and Gas English course, using General English methodology, but with vocabulary and specialist course material from the Energy industry. Linguaenglish is able to undertake this course anywhere in the world. The school has a set syllabus for the Oil and Gas course, but also creates individual courses subject to the company and individual needs.
  • Aviation English: Linguaenglish offers a tailored Aviation course. This course is aimed at all personnel within the aviation industry, with tailored courses for Air Traffic Controllers and Pilots. English is the standard international language in Aviation, and our school in Bournemouth can assist with the ICAO’s Aviation English Language Test Service (AELTS) exam. This course is offered on request only.

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England is in north-west Europe and is in the southern part of Great Britain. It is an island country and also part of the United Kingdom (UK). The country has a size of 129,720 sq km and a population of nearly 50 million people.

England is the largest country in Great Britain and the UK. It is sometimes, wrongly, used in reference to the whole United Kingdom, the entire island of Great Britain, or indeed the British Isles. This is not only incorrect but can cause offence to people from other parts of the UK. ( Nationality of the British people).

Nearly 84% of the population of the UK lives in England, mainly in the major cities and metropolitan areas.



Visitors flock to Yorkshire because there is no place on earth like God’s Own County. It considers its food and drink reputation as now the best in Britain. Yorkshire boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the country (apart from the clogged streets of London and who wants to go there?). The sheer beauty of the county, sometimes as unexpected as a dilapidated mill chimney stabbing up through a leaden sky, has inspired generations of painters: from John Atkinson Grimshaw’s moonscapes to the Victorian artists of the Staithes Group to David Hockney’s Yorkshire Wolds.

The only downside for visitors is the secret is out. Some 40 million visitors now travel here every year for heritage-related tourism alone. Good job its grand old cities and sweeping moors and Dales are large enough to soak them all up.

© Paul Stevenson
© Paul Stevenson


With sweeping, honey-stone Georgian crescents and terraces spread over a green and hilly bowl, Bath is a strong contender for England’s most beautiful small city. It has a fascinating and easily accessible history, from the Roman Baths to the life and times of one-time resident Jane Austen. Interesting, digestible galleries and museums – including the recently revamped Holburne and One Royal Crescent – are many and varied, while shopping is also a major draw. Bath’s Achilles heel used to be used to be a surprising dearth of good, affordable places to eat. But that is no longer the case. The foodie transformation of a number of the city’s pubs over the past decade has been the most significant improvement.

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© David Skinner


York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England, and is the traditional county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination for millions. Rich in ancient history, romantic ambiance and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families and groups. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just two hours by train from London.

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© John Morgan


The glorious, honey-coloured towns and villages of the Cotswolds look as if they have strayed into the 21st century from another era. The area is characterised by gentle dynamism, with lively galleries, vibrant festivals and a liberal endowment of intriguing museums. Covering nearly 800 square miles across five counties (Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire), this region of “wolds”, or rolling hills, is the biggest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England and Wales.

Every season has intrinsic appeal. Crowd-free winters are ideal for bracing walks, fire-side pub sessions – and lower hotel prices.Come in spring to see lambs and wild daffodils. Visit in summer (inevitably with many others) for magical light, particularly in the long evenings. Or make an autumn excursion for a quieter atmosphere and wonderful leaf colour, especially at the two great arboreta, Westonbirt and Batsford.

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© Richard Walker


Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community. Many businesses are located in and around the town, whether on one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of residential areas. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do. Whether its visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop.

Follow the footsteps of the world’s favourite wizard through Oxford’s most spectacular College. Many of the scenes in the Harry Potter feature films are shot in various locations of the College and as you walk around the cloisters and quadrangles it is easy to see why. This continues Christ Church’s long association with children’s literature – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland were inspired and written here by Lewis Carroll. If you enjoyed the film or the books, come and soak in the atmosphere of a real Hogwarts.

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© Kurtis Garbutt



The city has a reputation for having an alternative vibe, with organic, ethical and fair trade the norm, not the exception. Totnes in Devon might be the most forward-thinking eco settlement in the world and it is an ancient market town on the mouth of the river Dart in Devon. The city has the well-preserved shell of a motte-and-bailey castle, an Elizabethan butterwalk and a steep high street featuring many charming gift shops. It’s the home of the Transition Town movement and is proud to be a little different. A visit here mixes two of life’s loveliest pleasures: good food and the great outdoors. The city in the Devon region makes the most of the rich larder of food on their doorstep. Lamb, venison, pheasant, pork and seafood are staples, and the county’s farmers’ markets are full of artisan producers selling delicious cider, apple juice, cheese and ice cream.

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Lake District

Visit the Lake District for Britain’s finest scenery, greenest countryside and grandest views. Its picturesque patchwork of lakes, valleys, woodlands and fells make it one of the best places in Britain to get out and experience the great outdoors, whether it’s on a leisurely bike ride down country lanes or a day-long hike across the hills.

The Lake District also has numerous artistic and literary connections, most famously William Wordsworth, who was born in Cockermouth in 1770 and drew much of his poetic inspiration from the surrounding landscape. And while the weather is notoriously unpredictable (locals will tell you that it’s not unusual to experience all four seasons in a single day), showers and racing clouds only emphasise the grandeur of the magnificent scenery.

© John Mcsporran
© John Mcsporran


Visit Brighton because you need never get bored in this loveably eccentric city. There’s always something unexpected to enjoy – the secret is to roam freely and keep your eyes peeled. Head to the boho North Laine, and you find offbeat designers and dingy flea markets happily melding with sleek restaurants and bars. Throw in gentrified Regency squares, oddball museums, and a clutch of well upholstered parks with traditional cafés attached – and you have a city that truly caters for all tastes.

Brighton is a fiercely all-season city. Of course it can be packed on a hot summer’s day – but come September, the crowds thin and the locals take back their town.


© Florian Scholz
© Florian Scholz


Cornwall is defined by its magnificent coastline with 300 miles of dunes and cliffs, medieval harbours and oak-forested creeks – and every mile accessible on foot. Such an unspoilt coastline inspires Enid Blyton-style adventures: take a picnic and the dog through fields fringed in wildflowers to a remote beach; clamber down stepping-stone cliffs to rock pools that are works of marine art; swim with seals and harmless basking sharks. Surfing is big draw, for all ages – bodyboarding too – and lessons are available on most north-coast beaches. Cornwall is also known for its artistic heritage. Painters, sculptors and potters of international renown come for the big skies, the rugged beauty of the boulder-strewn moorland, and the intense light that turns the sea cerulean blue even in mid-winter.

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© JackPeasePhotography


The beaches fringing the curved Norfolk and Suffolk coastline are the chief draw for visitors to the region. Even on the busiest summer’s day, there is always space for games, kite-flying or a quiet family picnic in the dunes. It’s also a wild landscape of dense pine forest, open heathland and great expanses of salt marsh. Bird life is astonishingly rich and coastal wild flowers include yellow-horned poppies and purple-flowering sea pea, while the unique wetlands of the Broads, one of England’s 10 designated National Parks, is home to more than 400 rare species, including butterflies, dragonflies, moths and snails.

Wherever you are, you’re never far from a cosy, pamment-floored pub serving local ales or an excellent delicatessen selling the region’s specialities – pungent cheeses, smoked fish or honey.

© John Fielding
© John Fielding


There can be few more cosmopolitan cities on earth. People pour in from across the world to visit, work or live. Londoners are used to hoardings marking the progress of colossal infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and the revitalisation of King’s Cross-St Pancras, and new skyscrapers, even entire new areas, such as the Embassy Quarter and Battersea Power Station south of the river, are transforming the skyline. Restaurants, bars and theatres are buzzing and the range of events on offer – from sport to food pop-ups, from music festivals to theatre – is unbeatable.

© August Brill
© August Brill


With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all – a vast variety of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation, seafront hotels, a buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award winning gardens and water sports galore. Bournemouth is becoming known worldwide for its free festivals and events all year round – they are definitely not to be missed, so why not bring the whole family along to one of our world class events.




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