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Why Choose Us?
We strive to ensure that quality tuition is maintained and hold regular 'Professional Development Sessions', where our dedicated teachers are encouraged to fine-tune their knowledge of structural and functional language and stay up to date with the latest trends in methodology. By developing our staff we help them to engage, inspire and stimulate our learners.
Licensed by the UK Border Agency
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 International College is accredited by the British Council and is a member of English UK. The College is also a member of the IEF (International Education Forum) and RALSA (Regional Accredited Language Schools' Association).
Inspected by the ISI (Independent Schools' Inspectorate)
ETC International College was awarded Grade 1 (Exceeds Expectations) in all categories of its ISI Inspection in November 2012 and again in November 2013.
Library, Internet Cafe, Restaurant, Over 35 classrooms, over 25 computers, free English DVD library, free WiFi in all buildings.
Close to Bournemouth town centre and sandy beaches
Bournemouth, in the county of Dorset, is a long-established tourist destination. As Britain's premier seaside holiday resort, the beautiful seaside town attracts visitors from all over the UK and beyond. Famous for its twelve kilometres of sandy beaches, beautiful parks and gardens and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, Bournemouth blends the atmosphere of a traditional British seaside resort with that of a cosmopolitan and thriving business hub.
ETC International College takes pride in your welfare and success. The ETC team is committed to providing a quality service to all of our students.
ETC has a year-round social programme with a dedicated social activities coordinator. We provide an exciting weekly programme in and around Bournemouth, as well as weekend excursions to places such as Bath, Oxford, Winchester and London.
Find out what our students think about us!
Where is ETC based?
Take a look at the image to see the buildings that make up the ETC campus.
ETC now covers an area of over 3000 square metres, with 5 buildings on the same site.
Situated 5 minutes from the town centre and close to the beach, we offer:
On-site student residence with over 60 beds, over 35 classrooms, café, student lounge, outdoor seating area
undercover patio, summer marquee, a library and resources room, 2 computer rooms and more.......
And we are constantly upgrading........
How can I enrol at ETC?
Just complete the online enrolment form here and we will do the rest.
What about my English level?
You can do the online test here which will give us some idea of your level of English.
How much money should I bring with me?
The UK is not as expensive as you might think and it is possible to live quite cheaply here. On top of your accommodation costs and your tuition fees, you should budget between £10 and £15 per day for living costs.
Who will I meet at ETC?
We have students from all over the world all doing the same English courses as you so will never be short of people to talk to. We run social activities and events every day so you can be sure you will meet everyone else and have a great time while you are learning English.
What about your teachers?
We only employ dedicated teachers who have relevant teaching qualifications to ensure you get the highest standard of teaching possible.
Do I need a visa?
Broadly speaking, if you are from a European country, you do not need a visa. If you are from outside the EU you may do. The best thing to do if you are not European is to contact the British Embassy in your country; they will be able to tell you very quickly what you need to study in the UK.
What visa should I apply for?
The best thing to do is to ask your agent. If you are not coming though an agent, get in touch with the UK embassy in your country. They will be able to help you.
What is the weather like in the UK?
Not as bad as you might have heard! The weather in Bournemouth may surprise you. We have a large proportion of days with nothing but blue sky and in the summer the temperature can reach 30C / 86F. In the winter, we can have some bad weather and occasionally even a tiny amount of snow... have you ever seen a beach with snow on it?!
How do I get to Bournemouth?
Most people fly into Heathrow airport. From here you can take the bus which takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you prefer, we can come and collect you by private hire car (airport transfer by taxi).
Does Bournemouth have an airport?
Yes, we have a medium-sized international airport from which you can fly to Italy, France, Germany, Spain or even the USA!
Who will be in my class?
Unless you ask for a 1:1 class or a closed group course, you will normally be tested and placed in a class according to your level. ETC normally specifies a maximum class size of 14, however where classrooms permit and are suitably equipped, lit, heated and ventilated, we reserve the right to use these rooms to their maximum capacity. No classes will exceed 18 students. The minimum age for all Adult Courses is normally 18. (However, students aged 16 and 17 can study in adult classes with the written permission of their parents or guardians).
ETC International College
English Language School
24 West Hill Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5PG
Tel.: (+44 1202) 559044 Fax: (+44 1202) 780162
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