English on a course suited to your level and achieve your best!


With people from around the world - making friends and memories that last a lifetime.


A varied social programme and hundreds of events that happen in the local area!

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About our English School

Tens of thousands of students of all ages and nationalities have passed through our doors since 1966. Many of our students make friends for life.

Why Choose Southbourne School of English?

At Southbourne School of English, we make learning English fun. Our English school is the highest rated language school in Bournemouth, ideally located by the sea in a suburb of Bournemouth called Southbourne. Bournemouth is one of the UK’s most popular locations for international students and home to numerous award winning beaches, including Bournemouth Beach – voted the Best Beach in the United Kingdom by TripAdvisor in 2023. and voted the 20th Best Beach in Europe at the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2024!

Tens of thousands of students of all ages and nationalities have passed through our doors since 1966. Many of our students make friends for life – and you can too.

We run English language courses in well-equipped classrooms, all with interactive smart boards, heating and air conditioning systems to ensure students comfort. As well as excellent teaching, our students benefit from trips to famous British landmarks.

We offer Adult English language courses for students aged 16+ and Junior English language courses for students aged 9+ (students who require homestay accommodation must be age 10+). We have a course to suit any English level, ranging from our most popular General and Intensive Courses that include 15 or 21 hours of English tuition, to our 4-week Cambridge English Examination Courses such as FCE, CAE and CPE. Whether you are looking to study English for university, college, work or anything else, we can help you achieve the level you wish to and make memories you will cherish forever!

All year around, students study and socialise with us. But best of all, we enjoy the experience together.

We are accredited by the British Council and we are also members of Quality English, IALC, LanguageCert and English UK. We are also an examination centre for both Cambridge and Trinity.

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Adult Courses Dates & Fees 2024
Junior Courses Dates & Fees 2024
Google Reviews
Very nice teachers who are always ready to help you
This pic taken probably in late 70s/early 80s, my father former DOS, I have had name change, he was Brown. A great place to study, and work as well. I was a teenager when my dad worked there, I'm now a pensioner 😅 I do recall a Mr Galina, I think his first name was Italo, he was the boss and a super cool guy. Pleased to see the place still going strong.
Studied there for 2 weeks, had an amazing experience with the school itself and the host family! The teachers are very nice and polite, if i had a chance, i would definitely go there again! Thank you Southbourne!
I go here only as a coach driver and all the staff are always incredibly welcoming, warm , friendly and helpful at all times which makes my job so much easier.


“A place that is worth a piece of your heart.”

I believe that what makes an experience unforgettable is that special moment when you realise that a new place feels like home, no matter how far you really are from it. This is simply what I have felt right here; like I’m in a large family, with a multicultural atmosphere. A place that is worth a piece of your heart.