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General English Courses

Develop your English speaking, reading, writing and listening skills

with our quality English courses.

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Specialist English

Whatever your language needs,

we can design a programme to suit your requirements

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Junior English

Our Junior Programmes are designed with our students' welfare in mind,

so you can be assured your child is safe at all times

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Stunning Location

Only 5 minutes walk from the town centre and award winning beaches


Welcome to ETC International College – Specialist in English Language Courses in Bournemouth

ETC International College is a leading English language school in Bournemouth and is your solution to learn English within an English environment. We are passionate about language learning and aim to provide professional, qualified teaching in a relaxed atmosphere.
We offer a wide selection of English language courses in Bournemouth which guarantee and steady yet fun progression. By choosing to study with us means you can expect great teaching, clear progress and an excellent service. Experience the UK like never before, learn in an authentic but modern environment and make friendships that last a lifetime.

English Courses

English language courses

English Language Courses

We aim to provide the kind of linguistic training and support that you need in order to make rapid progress.  Attain a good degree of fluency and accuracy in English. Suitable for all English levels.

Junior English Programmes

Junior Programmes

ETC offers junior programmes for children aged 12-17.  Programmes include English tuition, accommodation, meals, transport and activities.

Specialist English Courses

Specialist Courses

Whatever your language needs we can provide an English course tailored to you.  Our students include medical professionals, lawyers, pilots, hoteliers and many more.

Teacher Training Trinity CertTESOL Courses

Teacher Training Courses

Want to teach English as a foreign language?  Athena Teacher Training delivers the CertTESOL Course, accredited by Trinity College London, which allows you to teach English in a British Council school in the UK or abroad.

University Foundation programme - Business

University Foundation Programme – Business

Cover business modules and academic pathways to prepare for entry to a UK University.  Consult with our University Counsellor to apply for the Undergraduate or Postgraduate course of your choice.

University Preparation Courses

University Preparation

Prepare for an undergraduate or postgraduate course with our pre-sessional programmes.  Gain expert advice from our University Counsellors and gain the UCAS points you require.

Exam Preparation Courses

Exam Preparation Courses

Get ahead in your career, education or social life with the internationally recognised Cambridge exams.  We will help you to prepare for these well-known exams and, as we are an approved test centre, you can take your exam with us too.

Become a Host Family

Become a Host Family

Open your world to international students and offer them a taste of British culture.  Being a host family is a rewarding experience and you will meet people from all over the world, while earning extra cash for your spare room.

English Programmes for groups

Student Groups

Offer your group of students an experience to remember.  We can provide tailored quotes to your students’ requirements.  Contact us for your quote.  We can offer packages to include activities, food, accommodation, tuition and more.

Family English Programme

Family English Programmes

Our Family programmes are for students aged 8-11 years old, with parents also studying at ETC.  Choose your package, from tuition only to activities and accommodation included.

English Course Calculator

Course Calculator

Get a quote for your course.  Enter your specific course and services requirements and our calculator will give you a price estimate.

'I’m very happy at this school...there are lots of good teachers.' Murat Akbal (Turkish)
“You can find many great teachers here…also students from many countries!” Natalia Correa (Colombia)
'ETC is great place for learning English with comprehensive and competent teachers. Julien Erishman (French)
“There are not only good teachers but also fantastic atmosphere in this school.” Leo Kim (Korean)
'The best, unforgettable experience, full of friends from all over the world. Marina Gheysen (Belgium)
“ETC is the best place to study English in England. The quality of teaching is excellent.” Jin Ke Wang (Jason) (Chinese)
See what our students say...

Services

Accommodation

Accommodation

Students at ETC can benefit from staying in the ETC Residence, right next door to the school.  Alternatively, experience British culture with one of our local homestays.

Facilities at ETC International College

Facilities

ETC has facilities to help you learn English and reach your full potential throughout your chosen English course.

Student activities on Bournemouth beach

Activities

ETC offers a wide range of activities to suit all, including a free year-round adult activity programme.  Discover Dorset and explore the UK.

Airport Transfers

Airport Transfers

Let us know your flight details and we can pick you up from the airport and drop you at the door of your accommodation!

Media

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Tips for Learning English in your spare time

February 15th, 2016|0 Comments

There are a variety of ways that international students can learn English in their spare time and in the holidays.  When you have a free half hour with nothing else to do, why not make […]

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Prepare for UK University

February 4th, 2016|1 Comment

How should you go about preparing for life at university?  This article offers some useful tips for international students on how to prepare for coming to University in the UK. There are a variety of […]

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CEFR Levels: what are they?

January 28th, 2016|0 Comments

The CEFR is the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.   This is an important guideline that is used across Europe and increasingly throughout the world, to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages.There are widely […]

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Why Study in Bournemouth?

Bournemouth offers a wealth of beautiful scenery, entertainment, culture and more.

“Bournemouth is the most popular English study destination outside of London” *

*Source: pooletourism.com, 2013.

…And it’s clear to see why.  Watch the videos below from Bournemouth Tourism and view our Bournemouth page to find out more about this brilliant town and it’s surroundings.

Accreditations

The ISI is an approved educational oversight body authorised by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to carry out inspections following the UK’s framework for Educational Oversight. ETC International College was awarded Grade 1 (Exceeds Expectations) in all categories of their ISI Report in November 2012 and 2013, including:
  • Quality of the curriculum
  • Teaching and learners’ achievement
  • Students’ welfare (including health and safety and the effectiveness of governance, leadership and management).
View our ISI MV report 2013
View our ISI report 2012
View our ISI MV report 2015
 
The British Council inspected and accredited ETC International College in June 2011. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching and welfare and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation for details). This large private language school offers courses in general and professional English for adults and vacation courses for under-16s and young adults aged 16-17). Points of excellence were noted in aspects of general management, academic management and the leisure programme. The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.  
 
Why choose a British Council school?
View our British Council Report
 
British Council Certificate
For more information on the British Council, please visit their website.
ETC International College is a Tier 4 Sponsor and is licensed by the Home Office to enrol international students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System.
ETC is a member of English UK, the world’s leading language teaching association. By studying at an English UK school you can be assured of the quality of teaching and the high standard of care you will receive during your stay.
RALSA (the Regional Accredited Language Schools’ Association) RALSA has existed for more than 25 years and was established on the fundamental principle of promoting Bournemouth as a centre of educational excellence. The primary objective of all RALSA schools is to offer quality English language tuition to international students in safe, secure and professionally-accredited institutes. The Association operates as a committee and provides a forum for members to discuss matters of educational and professional interest. www.ralsa.org.uk RALSA has existed for more than 25 years and was established on the fundamental principle of promoting Bournemouth as a centre of educational excellence. The primary objective of all RALSA schools is to offer quality English language tuition to international students in safe, secure and professionally-accredited institutes. The Association operates as a committee and provides a forum for members to discuss matters of educational and professional interest. www.ralsa.org.uk IEF (the International Education Forum) IEF (the International Education Forum) England is renowned for its internationally recognised qualifications and the expertise of its teaching staff. It is against this background that the International Education Forum was established to promote the Bournemouth and Poole area as a world-class centre for excellence in international education. The Forum is a unique partnership between the public and private sectors. It is made up of local education providers with strong and proven track records in their individual fields. The Boroughs of Bournemouth and Poole are also actively involved through their Tourism Offices. At a local level, the Forum has taken up the challenge of the Prime Minister’s initiative to promote UK education to a world-wide audience. The educational organisations involved in this innovative project are Bournemouth University, The Arts University College at Bournemouth, the Bournemouth and Poole College, Accredited English Language Schools, and White House Guardianships (which offers a placement service into local private and state-run high schools). This co-operation between such a wide range of partners aims to ensure that international students receive maximum benefit from their stay in Bournemouth and Poole. The Principal of ETC International College, David Jones, is currently Chair of the International Education Forum and represents the international education sector at meetings of the Bournemouth Tourism Management Board and the Bournemouth Tourism Marketing Group. www.studybournemouthpoole.co.uk England is renowned for its internationally recognised qualifications and the expertise of its teaching staff. It is against this background that the International Education Forum was established to promote the Bournemouth and Poole area as a world-class centre for excellence in international education. The Forum is a unique partnership between the public and private sectors. It is made up of local education providers with strong and proven track records in their individual fields. The Boroughs of Bournemouth and Poole are also actively involved through their Tourism Offices. At a local level, the Forum has taken up the challenge of the Prime Minister’s initiative to promote UK education to a world-wide audience. The educational organisations involved in this innovative project are Bournemouth University, The Arts University College at Bournemouth, the Bournemouth and Poole College, Accredited English Language Schools, and White House Guardianships (which offers a placement service into local private and state-run high schools). This co-operation between such a wide range of partners aims to ensure that international students receive maximum benefit from their stay in Bournemouth and Poole. The Principal of ETC International College, David Jones, is currently Chair of the International Education Forum and represents the international education sector at meetings of the Bournemouth Tourism Management Board and the Bournemouth Tourism Marketing Group. www.studybournemouthpoole.co.uk Dorset Business (The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry) Dorset Business (The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry) ETC International College is one of a very small number of international schools and colleges to have become a member of Dorset Business. Membership of Dorset Business gives ETC valuable access to industry guidance, networking opportunities, training opportunities for its staff, plus business development and marketing opportunities for the college as a whole. www.dcci.co.uk ETC International College is one of a very small number of international schools and colleges to have become a member of Dorset Business. Membership of Dorset Business gives ETC valuable access to industry guidance, networking opportunities, training opportunities for its staff, plus business development and marketing opportunities for the college as a whole. www.dcci.co.uk Federation of Small Businesses Federation of Small Businesses The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. www.fsb.org.uk The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. www.fsb.org.uk Investors in People Investors in People ETC International College has held the Investors In People award since 2002. ETC is one of the only private language colleges to hold this award in the country. Investors in People specialises in transforming business performance through people. It has helped us to achieve our objectives by targeting our chosen business and staff training and development priorities. www.investorsinpeople.co.uk
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