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Christmas is Murder!

We all know that Christmas can be murder – on the feet when we’re shopping and on the bank balance, when we spend too much money. This year, in a break from our traditional pantomime, the Southbourne Thespians will be putting on the mystery Christmas is Murder!

The successful Christmas Choir competition winner, Noelle Wreath is poisoned at the award ceremony….. but whodunnit. For that matter, why did they do it and how did they do it, too?

Teams of students and teachers will help Detective Superintendent Holly Berry to solve the mystery on Thursday 19th December, lesson 3.

My Experience at Southbourne School of English – Fuyu from Japan

The school is located in Bournemouth, Southwest of England, so there is plenty of lovely sunshine. There is a nice beach, so we can enjoy the beautiful scenery all year round. Transport links are good, and there are a lot of shops, and it’s calm and safe. So Bournemouth is a good place to live in.

This school has a homelike atmosphere. I think Japanese like this atmosphere, so it’s easy to become familiar with this school for Japanese. In addition, this school accept student’s opinions and the students come from all over the world, so we can enjoy getting to know about many different cultures.

I was one of the students who was anxious about the home stay accommodation, but my host family was very kind to me, and everyone says “I have very nice host family.” During my stay I have never heard anything about a bad host family. I think that living with British people is a good way to improving English and learning about the country’s culture.

I think I chose the best school!








The right English course for you

Here at Southbourne School of English, we aim to meet students’ English language needs in a positive, safe learning environment. Set in a perfect location, the school occupies a purpose-built facility in a safe residential area of Bournemouth and just a ten-minute walk from the beach. We are open all year round and caters to students of all ages, levels and nationalities. We provide a structured course programme with intensive courses for serious study.

We test our students on arrival and place them in a class which will be the best for their English language development across all key areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation).Whatever your current level of language ability, we can provide you with the right course to meet your needs. All teaching materials are included in our course prices and we provide regular progress assessment.

But it’s not all work. We also pride ourselves on our busy sports and social calendar with a variety of optional weekend excursions.

Remembrance Day

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks the signing of the Armistice, on 11th November 1918, to signal the end of World War One and when the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. This is the time of the year when we wear a red poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives during the wars.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Field”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

In remembrance, the teachers, members of staff and students of Southbourne School of English Bournemouth, observed two minutes of silence to honour the war dead.

The Bournemouth RALSA Halloween Ball

IMG_0925 IMG_0929 IMG_0933 IMG_0938 IMG_0943 IMG_0955’Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world.

— William Shakespeare

On Thursday the 21st October a rumble could be heard at Southbourne School of English. After a heavy night of rainfall the ground was disturbed, the skies cleared and the clouds broke to expose an eerie full moon.

All just in time for the zombies of the night to be unearthed and released to crawl their way to the English Language Schools annual charity event; The RALSA Halloween Ball. No one knew that so many bodies had been hidden under the front lawn of Southbourne School of English. No wonder Italo and Paul always tried to keep the lawn so well-manicured.. it held some deadly secrets of students who didn’t use the language laboratory enough!!

Out of the soggy maggot infested earth the head of the zombies Captain Holly Hungry of the infamous ghost Pirates of the Caribbean crawled out gasping for the taste of fresh blood. She was closely followed by her ever cunning and calculated vampire temptress Sonia Mortician Addams. They had plans for the Southbourne School of English mob to infiltrate the annual RALSA ball where the Mayor Of Bournemouth; Dr Rodney Cooper, was to make an appearance in aid of raising money for local charities.

Together the 20 strong Zombie crew made their presence felt at Cameo and everyone trembled . The Mayor appreciated Southbourne School of English awaking from their tombs and interviewed Mohammed ‘Skeleton’ Alfaifi in person for the mob’s demands. Mohammed told the Mayor that he would simply like warn everyone that Southbourne School Of English made students learn a lot of grammar and vocabulary and if they didn’t… dum dum dum. The Mayor was fearful and told all students to study hard and thanked them all for the money they helped to raise and the Prize of an i Tunes voucher that the school gave towards the raffle.

You’re never too old or too young to learn a language!

SSE 50+ Course Sept 13crazy (2)This week saw the start of our fixed dates course for over 50’s with students from Canada, Spain, Czech Republic and Brazil and they haven’t stopped since their arrival! The course is tailor made for the more mature student with 15 hours of English lessons a week and the rest of their hours are packed with fun filled cultural trips and activities.

This week alone they have visited Salisbury and Stonehenge, Compton Acres in Poole, Portsmouth; where they enjoyed the cultural HMS Victory tour and on Friday they will finish their week with a trip to the New Forest. With over 60 British pubs in the New Forest we actively encourage ‘pit stops’ just for a taste of the local liquid refreshment!

We are extremely encouraged by the course’s popularity and the positive feedback we have had so far. Please get in touch with us for more information about times and dates of our next 50 + course.

Charity Fundraiser – Summer Fair

Thank you very much to everyone who helped raise £195.10 for Julia’s House, Southbourne School’s chosen charity. To all the student and staff who bought tickets and participated in games, to all those who organised it and made it happen and all the local businesses who donated generously – A SPECIAL THANKS!

Love Fish limited

Close knit

Hungry Husky

Deli Rocks

Bakes by Annabel & Liz

Southbourne Fried Chicken



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