Your first day
Welcome to Southbourne School Of English. We try to make everything as easy as possible for our new students, so please read on to find out what you will be doing on your first morning.
On arrival, you need to report to the reception to register. After this you will be introduced to a team member who will help you settle in. You will also:
- Receive a welcome talk by the Academic Principal
- Take a placement test
- Be introduced to all the school facilities
- Be given information on the area and facilities around the school
All students take a placement test on the first day of their course to determine their English language level. From the result of the placement test students are then placed in an English class best-suited to their ability.
Throughout the course, your progress is monitored through regular assessments. Tutorials (short one-to-one individual interviews with the teacher) are held every 4 weeks between September and June. In addition, students should always feel able to discuss their individual progress with their teachers. A weekly teachers’ meeting enables us to carefully monitor each student and decide on any necessary changes. Additionally, for long-term students, formal monthly progress reports can be provided.
At the end of your course, you will receive a course certificate. This provides you with a record of your personal achievements at Southbourne School of English and details your level of proficiency in the English language.