Enhance your English programme with the chance to visit some of the most beautiful places in Dorset and across the UK!

We also provide a free adult activity programme throughout the year. Junior students who enrol on a full junior programme will have all their activities and excursions included.
Make the most of your time here!

Free Activities for Adults

We run a free activities programme each week, consisting of football, volleyball, badminton and basketball.  Keep fit, meet new friends and practice your English!


Visit some exciting places around the UK.  We arrange trips most weekends to local and national places of interest.  Explore the Jurassic Coast, London, Oxford, Bath and much more…

Student borrowing a book from ETC library


ETC’s library is packed with learning resources, stationary and equipment to aid you learning.  We also have a free DVD library so you can enjoy learning English outside of the classroom.

Top things to do in and around Bournemouth

  • In the summer there are many activities in Bournemouth, including candle lighting ( a 100 year-old tradition) and free fireworks.
  • Bournemouth square in the winter is packed with festive decorations and a seasonal market offering souvenirs, refreshments and a fantastic atmosphere!
  • Take a ferry to Brownsea Island and explore a truly natural environment.
  • Take a walk through Bournemouth Gardens and experience miles of beautiful scenery.
  • Rise 500ft in the air in Bournemouth’s static hot air balloon; view over 20 miles!
The capital of England is one of the most eclectic cities in the world. Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, shopping on Oxford Street; you may need more than one trip!
Perfect for an afternoon walk in the summer. It has 3 fantastic beaches around it and you could even combine this trip with a visit to Corfe Castle for an afternoon to remember!
Corfe Castle is certainly a sight to see, rising out of the mist, jutting into the blue sky, or with water running down its walls. It is impressive no matter how many times you return to visit it.
Known for its natural hot springs and 18th Century architecture, the rolling countryside of Bath promises visitors to the city a great day out. Today’s visitors can soak in the waters at the Thermae Bath Spa.
One of the most famous University towns in the world, steeped in history and full of stunning architecture. Most recently it was one of the locations for the Harry Potter films.
Ancient hunting ground established by William the Conqueror in 1079, but 1000 years later is has changed very little – the wilderness, heath land and woods are still intact and wild ponies are a common sight.

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