Students on Adult Courses:
Words can’t express how grateful I am for your treatment of me those months that I lived with you. You took me in as if I was a brother or son, you made me feel like I was right at home in a foreign land thousands of miles away from my own family and friends.
You pushed me to try harder and be better every day and you never made me feel stupid for making mistakes. You helped me out with any questions I had and always showed an interest in my upcoming tests and presentations I was preparing for.
You stood with me when I was missing home, and frustrated living in a different language everyday and gave me life advice.
You helped me to feel at home in my new city, giving me advice about places to eat, sights to see, and parks to visit. You accepted me in as a part of the school, even if it was for a quick time.
You taught me so much,you were a major part of my study abroad experience and I can’t thank you enough for everything that you did for me. I can only hope that I made an impact on you like you did on me.
Rocio Gazquez Santos
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.
The atmosphere at school was great.
The sea, a nice city, parties and a lot of pubs. All I could wish and more!
I had a lot of fun during the lessons and highly improved my English. Especially my spoken English became very good.
You can’t study there without having a great time and a lot of new friends. These four weeks I spent there were kind of the best four weeks I ever had.
The family was really kind and helped whenever I had a problem. Actually I didn’t suppose English dishes to be yummy, but theirs were really great!
Whenever there was an excursion, I took the opportunity to attend. I loved them, as they were funny and educative at the same time.
I really like you guys! I hope I’ll be able to come back.
I’d like to thank everybody for giving me the opportunity of studying here, meeting people, improving my English and so on. I managed to become very gregarious, and became friends with almost every student, with the teachers, the people in reception and the office.
Thanks to the school and the people in it. I could say I found myself, because before coming here I was very shy, now I’m not afraid of meeting new people, and I can’t still believe that 4 years ago I was in elementary and now I’m in advanced which is the highest level, I could say “I started from the bottom, now I’m here”.
One of the things that I like about the school; the teachers, the teachers are friendly, they’ll always try to do their best to teach you and to help you with whatever you need, sometimes they become more friends rather than teachers.
The hardest part of being here for too long, is that I have to say goodbye to a lot of people that I love. In resume, the school teach you not just grammar or listening or writing, they also teach you how to get along with people, so they help you spiritually, they help you to improve yourself rather than just learn one language. I wish I could stay here more, because the school has become my home, and I owe everything to the school, the teachers and my friends, because of them, I can say that finally I found myself and the reason for why I’m here in this world.
Thank you for the opportunity of a lifetime, now I’m looking forward to go back home, go to university and then come back to Bournemouth because now I’m in love with this city.
Students on Junior Courses:
Thank you for the three amazing weeks I’ve had in Southbourne School of English. The classes were awesome and my host family was adorable. People from staff were very kind and my teacher Richard was very good. It was definitely my best experience ever!
I’ve had a really good time at this school and enjoyed my time there. As I was working as an Au-Pair in England I was only able to attend morning classes at school but for me this opportunity was perfect as my English has improved extremely and I’ve met loads of people from different countries all over the world.
I have to say that this school is good for every level of English you are able to speak and write, as the teachers can help you with every difficulty you have in learning English. You also get to know different accents of speaking English as for example people from France have a different style of speaking than people from Spain, but over time you can always understand them better.
The school itself is located quite well as you can find shops, restaurants and the sea only within a walk of 10 minutes. It is also near to Bournemouth, where you can do many things and meet new people as in this city there is a university and therefore you can meet many young people. The building of the school is nice; it is not too big and not too small – spot on. All in all it’s quite cosy as you get to know many new people and have absolutely no stress in learning English.
Another positive facility of this school is that there is a library and a language lab where you get the chance to improve your English. School is also offering movie-nights and quiz-nights where you can meet new people and have loads of fun. The weekend trips are good, you can spend time with nice people, speak English and explore beautiful sites of England.
Last but not least it should be said that all the teachers and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this school to everyone!
Bright, friendly classrooms with modern equipment and very competent teachers. Excellent location!
Studying at Southbourne School was a positive experience. The teachers are interested in the success of their students. My students have improved a lot!
Accommodation all in walking distance, great! The students are very happy with their families.
Social programme and activities are well organised â€“ a pity that not more students are interested in film/quiz nights (Elisabeth’s students were focused on their exams – Abdi).
Reception: friendly, helpful and competent.
The school is near many gardens and near the beautiful streets. Teacher Ami’s class is funny and interesting. The homestay family are nice.
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!
Tatyana – 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
Celina de Freitas 31/1/15
“My favourite thing about the school is that people are respectful, helpful and kind. The area is peaceful and everybody in the neighbourhood is ready to help and guide you.
The students liked their intensive course and their teachers were very kind to them.
As for the social activity, everything was new and interesting for us. We went to a lot of beautiful places and the students enjoyed themselves.
The host families liked cooking and trying out dishes from all over the world.
Amazing staff at the reception!! Thanks for everything!”
The School is excellent! We have been coming to Southbourne School of English in Bournemouth for the last 10 years. The location is very good, the courses are great and the staff are very kind.