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About Our Language 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 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 Britain by TripAdvisor in 2019.

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.

We run English language courses in well-equipped classrooms, all with interactive smartboards, 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, Junior English language courses and whatever your language level we will have a course that suits you. With Examination language courses such as FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS, if 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 have 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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So why not start your study abroad experience now at Southbourne School of English?


“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.