This experience has been instructive from many points of view:
– Linguistic one: everyone learned to manage with the language and to master it better
– Relational one: we interacted with people of other nationalities with different cultures and traditions
– Emotional one: we have become more responsible because we were independent, we adapted to the family routines and felt at ease despite living in a new setting surrounded by strangers
Even though it was a study holiday, we had a really good time.
We shopped, especially at Primark and Abercrombie, ate junk food, had unforgettable experiences with shop keepers, plane tickets and the London underground, drank coffee at Starbucks.
We shopped at Tesco and Sainsbury, we ate the Neapolitan pizza in Southbourne, the pork pies, sandwiches and the brave ones even fruit.
We spent many afternoons on the beach and some of us dared to bath in the ocean. Having known new classmates we can say we came back enriched.
Student Testimonial by Gaia P., Sara G., Margherita M., Kiara S.
Yet another successful mix and mingle thanks to Alison. The students had a great time socialising whilst practicing their spoken English.
Half of the school at a time made their way to the meeting room, where they were asked to approach each other and start a conversation. Although there were a lot of shy students at the beginning, after half an hour they were all chatting happily. What a great experience!
Now, none of them should be frightened of work conferences where they might have to speak in English to people they are meeting for the first time. It was also useful practice for the students who are facing their First Exam speaking test either this evening or next Thursday!
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Happy Friday 🙂 Hope you’re doing fine?
I just wanted to forward you a fantastic feedback we received from Mr. Krech:
He was very enthusiastic about his host family – he said this was the best one he ever lived in so far 🙂
Further he was really happy with the school again. He pointed out that he especially enjoyed classes with your new teacher Hannah. In his words: She is fantastic!
He really liked her methods, how she treated her students very individually and with how much effort and commitment she taught.
A huge thanks to the Southbourne school of English team for making our client so happy again!
Have a super weekend.
Viktoria at Sprachdirekt
As you may know, I’ll be taking a break in my professional activities at Insight-Lingua for the upcoming months. And I want to take the opportunity to thank you for your support, advice and help over the past 15 years))) It’s been a real privilege to have worked with such exceptional colleague!
I hope that our paths will continue to cross, and wish you continued success and happiness.
Kind regards and very best wishes,
Anna Boreva (Partner Agent)
Dear Julie and Kevin,
I would just like to thank you for being such a great host family. Juan keeps telling us about how warmly you treated him during his stay in England. Seriously, he goes on about what fun it was to be with you, that you talked to the boys during mealtimes, and that the food was was great. On arrival he did not feel very confident about his English, this has been his first time in England on his own. He experienced a cultural, and no doubt, linguistic shock but you made it very mild for him. Again, thank you so much. I bet Southbourne School students cannot find a better host family than you.
It was a great pleasure to meet you, thanks for the tea. It was real kind of you to ask me in for a chat. If you ever happen to visit Spain, and have the opportunity to come to Burgos, we would be delighted to see you again. You are welcome into our home. Just let us know.
Ana Mercado (Juan’s mum)
Group Leader Feedback
Attila, the group leader, called me this morning to say thank you for the wonderful time they had with you in Bournemouth, last week.
I am very pleased to pass on this positive feedback, with my own thanks for the kind cooperation.
With best regards,
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
For all courses which start and finish between the dates August 31st and December 20th 2015.
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After 3 months at Southbourne School of English Bournemouth, our two Ahmeds, Tariq, Said and Yaqoob are obviously looking forward to going home to their families. At their Farewell Party, though, they showed just how much progress they had made while they have been here as they entertained their guests.
We are going to miss these wonderful students very much and we wish them all the best of luck for their futures.
Summer is back!
So don’t miss a chance to come to Bournemouth, learn English and have an unforgettable experience with us this summer! Our English language courses are interesting and well planned, delivered with a fully loaded fun filled 12 weeks programme for all to enjoy.
All our summer vacation courses include weekly activities from Monday to Friday and a full day excursion trip once a week (Saturdays) to either London, Oxford or Bath – please see adult programme and junior programme.
There are four main reasons for learning English in Bournemouth, England:
1) To pass an exam
2) To be able to speak to customers and colleagues at work
3) To be able to study at an English-speaking university
4) To be able to speak to people from other countries in a language all of those people understand.
This morning students at our school, Southbourne School of English Bournemouth, got to mix and mingle and had the chance to practise their ‘small talk’ skills when the whole school got together in one room. They had to speak to people who weren’t in their class and who didn’t share the same native language.
It’s not always easy to go up to somebody and start speaking English, but nerves soon disappeared and everybody got down to the task of getting to know each other.
The teachers looked on proudly as their students showed what they could do in speaking. After this, the ‘family’ feel of the school should be even stronger – there’s no excuse not to be speaking English in any break because everybody knows each other now!
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