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Why Choose Southbourne School of English?

We make learning English fun. A language school in Bournemouth, ideally located by the sea in a suburb of Bournemouth called Southbourne, one of the UK’s most popular locations for international students.

Thousands of students of all ages 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 the latest interactive whiteboards. 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.

Study with us

We’ll give you quality education, a fun programme and an experience that you’ll never forget.

Socialise with people from all around the world

Everything has more value when you share it with friends.

Enjoy living in Bournemouth

Only minutes away from the beach and near some of Britain’s most famous sights.


  • I’ve been coming here since I was ten and I think that this is one of the best school to have fun and learn English. Teachers are very friendly, help you in everything you need and once a week they could give you a questionnaire to know if you are happy or not. The leader activities always tell you the best place to visit, the bus driver is so funny and he is always talking to you. Personally my teacher Jane is very friendly and funny. She ask us every day how we are and in class she do very interesting activities to learn better and faster. Needless to say the reception, accommodation office and academic office have the best people I’ve ever meet. They always ask if you need something, help you when you need and the most important for me is they always do it with a smile.

    Rocio / Spain /


  • 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!
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    Cristina / Italy /


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