Students on Adult Courses:
Santiago – Colombian
I’d like to thank everybody for giving me the opportunity of studying here, meeting people, improving my English and so on. I managed to become very gregarious, and became friends with almost every student, with the teachers, the people in reception and the office.
Thanks to the school and the people in it. I could say I found myself, because before coming here I was very shy, now I’m not afraid of meeting new people, and I can’t still believe that 4 years ago I was in elementary and now I’m in advanced which is the highest level, I could say “I started from the bottom, now I’m here”.
One of the things that I like about the school; the teachers, the teachers are friendly, they’ll always try to do their best to teach you and to help you with whatever you need, sometimes they become more friends rather than teachers.
The hardest part of being here for too long, is that I have to say goodbye to a lot of people that I love. In resume, the school teach you not just grammar or listening or writing, they also teach you how to get along with people, so they help you spiritually, they help you to improve yourself rather than just learn one language. I wish I could stay here more, because the school has become my home, and I owe everything to the school, the teachers and my friends, because of them, I can say that finally I found myself and the reason for why I’m here in this world.
Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime, now I’m looking forward to go back home, go to university and then come back to Bournemouth because now I’m in love with this city.
The Southbourne School of English is very good! The school is located in a quiet area of Southbourne, near Bournemouth center and near the sea.
The courses are very interesting and the time passes very fast! All the teachers are very nice and pleasant. They help to improve our English using different activities and exercises.
There are a lot of people from other countries, with different cultures and different habits. Every weekend the school organises excursions to nice places in England with the teacher Neil!
The receptionist helps the students for anything! For any question!
The time that I spent in this school was fantastic!
Xavier – Spanish
The school is very well equipped with a good environment. Great place, quiet, well organised with marvellous people who are very efficient.
Studying at Southbourne school has been awesome, because this is my first time abroad to study. The school activities were an amazing experience with a lot of short trips.
My accommodation was fantastic – great family and a comfortable home.
Anastasiya – Uzbekistani
I am so over the moon that several months ago I made up my mind to come to this school. Now I am sure that I’ll go back home with not only a luggage full of new clothes and postcards but also a wealth of useful English knowledge.
I like my teacher (Jane) very much, the atmosphere in class was very easy and friendly. The classes are interesting and broaden your mind and prepare you to face challenges while doing very difficult but useful exercises on grammar, enjoyable conversations and help improve your speaking. I appreciate every minute I spend here and with local people, I enjoy their politeness, patience and friendliness. In addition, I can’t help admiring the views and landscape of this city. This trip (of only 2 weeks) makes me feel like coming back here again one day.
Despite the fact that I have an advanced level, I am absolutely sure there are plenty of things and useful tips that I can learn in the future.
I wish teachers in Southbourne school could share some experiences with the teachers of my country.
I am very happy to be a part of this school.
Students on Junior Courses:
Bruna (Junior) – Brazil
Thank you for the three amazing weeks I’ve had in Southbourne School of English. The classes were awesome and my host family was adorable. People from staff were very kind and my teacher Richard was very good. It was definitely my best experience ever!
I’ve had a really good time at this school and enjoyed my time there. As I was working as an Au-Pair in England I was only able to attend morning classes at school but for me this opportunity was perfect as my English has improved extremely and I’ve met loads of people from different countries all over the world.
I have to say that this school is good for every level of English you are able to speak and write, as the teachers can help you with every difficulty you have in learning English. You also get to know different accents of speaking English as for example people from France have a different style of speaking than people from Spain, but over time you can always understand them better.
The school itself is located quite well as you can find shops, restaurants and the sea only within a walk of 10 minutes. It is also near to Bournemouth, where you can do many things and meet new people as in this city there is a university and therefore you can meet many young people. The building of the school is nice; it is not too big and not too small – spot on. All in all it’s quite cosy as you get to know many new people and have absolutely no stress in learning English.
Another positive facility of this school is that there is a library and a language lab where you get the chance to improve your English. School is also offering movie-nights and quiz-nights where you can meet new people and have loads of fun. The weekend trips are good, you can spend time with nice people, speak English and explore beautiful sites of England.
Last but not least it should be said that all the teachers and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this school to everyone!
Bright, friendly classrooms with modern equipment and very competent teachers. Excellent location!
Studying at Southbourne School was a positive experience. The teachers are interested in the success of their students. My students have improved a lot!
Accommodation all in walking distance, great! The students are very happy with their families.
Social programme and activities are well organised â€“ a pity that not more students are interested in film/quiz nights (Elisabeth’s students were focused on their exams – Abdi).
Reception: friendly, helpful and competent.
The school is near many gardens and near the beautiful streets. Teacher Ami’s class is funny and interesting. The homestay family are nice.
The school is located in a beautiful part of the country and provides good facilities in a secure setting. My students particularly liked the lessons and the teachers who helped them increase their confidence when communicating in English. The host families were friendly and welcoming. The office staff was helpful and supportive…. We can’t wait to be back next year!
Tatyana – Group Leader Feedback
I want to say thank you very much for being such a nice school for my young children. They liked everything and were happy to tell their parents about it. The teachers were the best, the host families also the best, activity staff was very helpful and patient with my children. Furthermore, your school staff is very well qualified and it is a pleasure to deal with such people as Sally(she personally did a great job), Sonia and others.
Gulfara, The GL kept me informed every other week what they had done and when I used to come to the school on Tuesdays I saw the children were busy which is very important.
So, I am very thankful to you and to the staff. Hope next year we can have more children.
All the best
Celina de Freitas 31/1/15
“My favourite thing about the school is that people are respectful, helpful and kind. The area is peaceful and everybody in the neighbourhood is ready to help and guide you.
The students liked their intensive course and their teachers were very kind to them.
As for the social activity, everything was new and interesting for us. We went to a lot of beautiful places and the students enjoyed themselves.
The host families liked cooking and trying out dishes from all over the world.
Amazing staff at the reception!! Thanks for everything!”
The School is excellent! We have been coming to Southbourne School of English in Bournemouth for the last 10 years. The location is very good, the courses are great and the staff are very kind.
I started working at SSE 3 years ago, and I’m still here! I love teaching international students; they are so friendly, interesting and polite. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and going to the occasional rock concert!
I have been working at Southbourne School of English for 2 years. I am a keen swimmer and cyclist and when I am not in the pool you will find me in a studio or ballroom.
I have been teaching English for over 16 years but only joined Southbourne School in 2012. I really enjoy my job because whilst I am teaching, I am also learning about the country of my students.
I have worked at Southbourne School of English since 2008, firstly as a Summer Activity Leader and now as a teacher. The best thing about my job is meeting so many interesting people from different countries and cultures.