Long term England programmes at Kings, Bournemouth

Key points

  • Elegance and tradition in a popular seaside town
  • Superb location in peaceful green gardens 10 minutes from the beach
  • Excellent reputation – the second oldest language school in Bournemouth
  • Outstanding brand new year round residences near the school
  • Excellent value for money from 24 weeks of courses

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
21 years
Nationality mix
Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Switzerland, etc..

Our partner school is located in a residential area, a 10-minute walk from Bournemouth city center and famous beaches. The two traditional buildings, surrounded by gardens, feature sports facilities, a cafeteria and a restaurant with two sunny courtyards. On site, you’ll enjoy state-of-the-art educational facilities: two computer rooms, a library, a multi-purpose / conference room, spacious classrooms and free Wi-Fi.

The annexed building, which is located a 10-minute walk from the main building, occupies an entire floor and includes 15 spacious and bright classrooms, most of them with interactive whiteboards, a computer room, free Wi-Fi and a large student area with a flat-screen TV. Students may have lessons across both school buildings.

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Accreditations

Choosing the right course for you

Our table of levels can help you choose the right duration to achieve your objectives.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Access to e-learning platform
  • Use of study centre
  • Learning Progress Guarantee (12+ weeks)
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

Lowest prices guaranteed

ESL guarantees you the most attractive prices on the market in the UK! If you find any price difference, you will be entirely refunded.

Standard course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 379.- GBP
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Kings Charminster residence, double room, half board, private bathroom (16+)
12
3097 GBP
5017 GBP
5449 GBP
16
4101 GBP
6661 GBP
7237 GBP
24
5605 GBP
9445 GBP
10309 GBP
36
8365 GBP
14125 GBP
15421 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (14.06-09.08.2020) 30 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 25 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(06.01.2020 - 12.06.2020 & 10.08.2020 - 18.12.2020)
55 GBP
Internship placement fee (17+) 495 GBP
Extra night (host family) 23 GBP
Extra night (host family) (14.06-09.08.2020) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) (28.06-02.08.2020) 32 GBP
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 196 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 221 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 169 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow Terminal 5 (pick-up)
Sundays. Arrivals 10:00 - 18:00 / Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
60 GBP
Airport transfer to Heathrow Terminal 5 (drop-off) (+ Assisted check-in)
Sundays. Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
100 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 194 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted/Luton (pick-up) 239 GBP
Airport transfer from Bournemouth (pick-up) 47 GBP
Train station transfer from St Pancras / Central London (pick-up) 239 GBP

Please note: The course material is lent for the duration of the programme, but you may purchase it on site.

Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 06.04 / 04.05 / 01.06 / 06.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 05.10 / 02.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 438.- GBP
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30
Options (group): 13:30-15:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Options (depending on level): IELTS, Business English, conversation, grammar, culture, etc.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Kings Charminster residence, double room, half board, private bathroom (16+)
12
3889 GBP
5809 GBP
6241 GBP
16
5157 GBP
7717 GBP
8293 GBP
24
6853 GBP
10693 GBP
11557 GBP
36
10057 GBP
15817 GBP
17113 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (14.06-09.08.2020) 30 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 25 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(06.01.2020 - 12.06.2020 & 10.08.2020 - 18.12.2020)
55 GBP
Internship placement fee (17+) 495 GBP
Extra night (host family) 23 GBP
Extra night (host family) (14.06-09.08.2020) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) (28.06-02.08.2020) 32 GBP
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 196 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 221 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 169 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow Terminal 5 (pick-up)
Sundays. Arrivals 10:00 - 18:00 / Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
60 GBP
Airport transfer to Heathrow Terminal 5 (drop-off) (+ Assisted check-in)
Sundays. Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
100 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 194 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted/Luton (pick-up) 239 GBP
Airport transfer from Bournemouth (pick-up) 47 GBP
Train station transfer from St Pancras / Central London (pick-up) 239 GBP

Please note: The course material is lent for the duration of the programme, but you may purchase it on site.

Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 06.04 / 04.05 / 01.06 / 06.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 05.10 / 02.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Intensive course (Diploma of Intensive English)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 24 - 48 week(s)
24 weeks From 6853.- GBP
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Options (group): 8 of 45 minutes
Course duration
24 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:00-12:30 (Fri)
Options (group): 13:30-15:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Diploma of English is a 24+ week flexible programme, which enables you to customize your study goals. You can combine General English with Special Interest Groups (afternoon electives), exam preparation, English Plus courses, or a semester of Foundation programmes in Business (subject to availability on each specific date).

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Kings Charminster residence, double room, half board, private bathroom (16+)
24
6853 GBP
10693 GBP
11557 GBP
36
10057 GBP
15817 GBP
17113 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (14.06-09.08.2020) 30 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 25 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(06.01.2020 - 12.06.2020 & 10.08.2020 - 18.12.2020)
55 GBP
Internship placement fee (17+) 495 GBP
Extra night (host family) 23 GBP
Extra night (host family) (14.06-09.08.2020) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) (28.06-02.08.2020) 32 GBP
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 196 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 221 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 169 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow Terminal 5 (pick-up)
Sundays. Arrivals 10:00 - 18:00 / Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
60 GBP
Airport transfer to Heathrow Terminal 5 (drop-off) (+ Assisted check-in)
Sundays. Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
100 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 194 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted/Luton (pick-up) 239 GBP
Airport transfer from Bournemouth (pick-up) 47 GBP
Train station transfer from St Pancras / Central London (pick-up) 239 GBP

Please note: The course material is lent for the duration of the programme, but you may purchase it on site.

Starting dates beginner
06.01 / 03.02 / 02.03 / 06.04 / 04.05 / 01.06 / 06.07 / 03.08 / 07.09 / 05.10 / 02.11 / 07.12.2020
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

IELTS combined exam preparation course, 20+8 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 2 - 23 week(s)
2 weeks From 791.- GBP
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Exam preparation (group): 8 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 23 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30
Exam preparation (group): 13:30-15:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Kings Charminster residence, double room, half board, private bathroom (16+)
12
3889 GBP
5809 GBP
6241 GBP
16
5157 GBP
7717 GBP
8293 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (14.06-09.08.2020) 30 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 25 GBP

Extras

IELTS exam fee (to be paid online) On request

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(06.01.2020 - 12.06.2020 & 10.08.2020 - 18.12.2020)
55 GBP
Internship placement fee (17+) 495 GBP
Extra night (host family) 23 GBP
Extra night (host family) (14.06-09.08.2020) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) (28.06-02.08.2020) 32 GBP
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 196 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 221 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 169 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow Terminal 5 (pick-up)
Sundays. Arrivals 10:00 - 18:00 / Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
60 GBP
Airport transfer to Heathrow Terminal 5 (drop-off) (+ Assisted check-in)
Sundays. Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
100 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 194 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted/Luton (pick-up) 239 GBP
Airport transfer from Bournemouth (pick-up) 47 GBP
Train station transfer from St Pancras / Central London (pick-up) 239 GBP

Please note: The course material is lent for the duration of the programme, but you may purchase it on site.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

B2 First exam preparation course, 28 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to upper-intermediate (B2), 4/8/10/12 week(s)
4 weeks From 1497.- GBP
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4/8/10/12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to upper-intermediate (B2)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:00-12:30 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Kings Charminster residence, double room, half board, private bathroom (16+)
4
1497 GBP
2137 GBP
2281 GBP
8
2909 GBP
4189 GBP
4477 GBP
10
3255 GBP
4855 GBP
5215 GBP
12
3889 GBP
5809 GBP
6241 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (14.06-09.08.2020) 30 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 25 GBP

Extras

B2 First exam fee (to be paid on site)
Please note that there is no exam date in Bournemouth in July.
170 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(06.01.2020 - 12.06.2020 & 10.08.2020 - 18.12.2020)
55 GBP
Internship placement fee (17+) 495 GBP
Extra night (host family) 23 GBP
Extra night (host family) (14.06-09.08.2020) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) (28.06-02.08.2020) 32 GBP
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 196 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 221 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 169 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow Terminal 5 (pick-up)
Sundays. Arrivals 10:00 - 18:00 / Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
60 GBP
Airport transfer to Heathrow Terminal 5 (drop-off) (+ Assisted check-in)
Sundays. Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
100 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 194 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted/Luton (pick-up) 239 GBP
Airport transfer from Bournemouth (pick-up) 47 GBP
Train station transfer from St Pancras / Central London (pick-up) 239 GBP

Please note: The course material is lent for the duration of the programme, but you may purchase it on site.

Starting dates 4 wk
06.07 / 03.08.2020
Starting dates 8 wk
06.07.2020
Starting dates 10 wk
06.01.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
16.03 / 21.09.2020
Exam dates
13.03 / 06.06 / 27.08 / 12.12.2020
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

C1 Advanced exam preparation course, 28 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4/8/10/12 week(s)
4 weeks From 1497.- GBP
Lessons
28 of 45 minutes
Course duration
4/8/10/12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 + 13:30-15:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:00-12:30 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Kings Charminster residence, double room, half board, private bathroom (16+)
4
1497 GBP
2137 GBP
2281 GBP
8
2909 GBP
4189 GBP
4477 GBP
10
3255 GBP
4855 GBP
5215 GBP
12
3889 GBP
5809 GBP
6241 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (14.06-09.08.2020) 30 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 25 GBP

Extras

C1 Advanced exam fee (to be paid on site)
Please note that there is no exam date in Bournemouth in July.
173 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(06.01.2020 - 12.06.2020 & 10.08.2020 - 18.12.2020)
55 GBP
Internship placement fee (17+) 495 GBP
Extra night (host family) 23 GBP
Extra night (host family) (14.06-09.08.2020) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) (28.06-02.08.2020) 32 GBP
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 196 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 221 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 169 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow Terminal 5 (pick-up)
Sundays. Arrivals 10:00 - 18:00 / Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
60 GBP
Airport transfer to Heathrow Terminal 5 (drop-off) (+ Assisted check-in)
Sundays. Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
100 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 194 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted/Luton (pick-up) 239 GBP
Airport transfer from Bournemouth (pick-up) 47 GBP
Train station transfer from St Pancras / Central London (pick-up) 239 GBP

Please note: The course material is lent for the duration of the programme, but you may purchase it on site.

Starting dates 4 wk
06.07 / 03.08.2020
Starting dates 8 wk
06.07.2020
Starting dates 10 wk
06.01.2020
Starting dates 12 wk
16.03 / 21.09.2020
Exam dates
14.03 / 10.06 / 28.08 / 12.12.2020
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

Combined business course, 20+8 lessons/week

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 2 - 12 week(s)
2 weeks From 885.- GBP
Lessons
General (group): 20 of 45 minutes
+ Business (group): 8 of 45 minutes
Course duration
2 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
General (group): 09:00-12:30
Business (group): 13:30-15:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

This programme combines 20 weekly lessons of general English with 8 weekly lessons focusing on different International Business topics such as leadership, finance, advertising and competition. You will learn specific vocabulary related to the field and develop your speaking and writing by giving presentations and taking part in mock negotiations. You will develop the skills essential for communicating successfully within the international context of the modern English-speaking world of business.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Kings Charminster residence, double room, half board, private bathroom (16+)
2
885 GBP
1205 GBP
1277 GBP
3
1285 GBP
1765 GBP
1873 GBP
4
1685 GBP
2325 GBP
2469 GBP
6
2485 GBP
3445 GBP
3661 GBP
8
3285 GBP
4565 GBP
4853 GBP
12
4885 GBP
6805 GBP
7237 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (14.06-09.08.2020) 30 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 25 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson)
(06.01.2020 - 12.06.2020 & 10.08.2020 - 18.12.2020)
55 GBP
Internship placement fee (17+) 495 GBP
Extra night (host family) 23 GBP
Extra night (host family) (14.06-09.08.2020) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) 28 GBP
Extra night (residence) (28.06-02.08.2020) 32 GBP
Retention fee (host family) (per week) 55 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) 196 GBP
Retention fee (residence) (per week) (28.06-02.08.2020) 221 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 169 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow Terminal 5 (pick-up)
Sundays. Arrivals 10:00 - 18:00 / Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
60 GBP
Airport transfer to Heathrow Terminal 5 (drop-off) (+ Assisted check-in)
Sundays. Departures 11:00 - 19:00
(14.06.2020 - 23.08.2020)
100 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 194 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted/Luton (pick-up) 239 GBP
Airport transfer from Bournemouth (pick-up) 47 GBP
Train station transfer from St Pancras / Central London (pick-up) 239 GBP

Please note: The course material is lent for the duration of the programme, but you may purchase it on site.

Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Sunday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

96% of students recommending this school

Destination
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Accommodation
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Value for money
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Teaching
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Leisure
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505 students gave their opinion about this school

17 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
School highlights
« Die Special Interest Groups, welche von 13:30 bis 15:00 Uhr von sehr freundlichen Lehrern geleitet wurden. »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ich war in einer Klasse mit 17 schulkammeraden jedoch hatte das Zimmer nur 14 bänke und stühle, die schulbücher waren so kaputt das man sie nicht mer richtig brauchen konte und sie eher auseinander fiehlen. Und um an unsere Plätze zu kommen mussten wir meist über die tische klettern da es so wenig platz hatte. Lehrpersonen waren sehr gut, jedoch die Lehrbücher so kaputt, das man sie nicht mer richtig brauchen konnte
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (2.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
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29 years old - Italy
/ 5
4 weeks, September – October 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
29 years old - France
/ 5
Belle ville, safe et accueillante. Professeurs de qualité avec de l’experience. Professeurs expérimentés et très sympathiques. Changement de professeur entre les 2 séances/leçons du matin. Cela donne une dynamique très appréciable.
7 weeks, August – October 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui. Réelle évolution générale et beaucoup de lacunes qui aujourd’hui n’en sont plus. »
School highlights
« Les professeurs, l’aide du staff pour toute demande et les diverses activités proposées chaque semaine, à des prix très abordables ou gratuits (bien que je n’y ai pas participé). »
Top tips
« La plage ! »
18 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
La famiglia è stata molto amichevole, hanno sempre ritagliato dei momenti tra i loro impegni per passare del tempo con me. Hanno inoltre cercato di integrarmi in alcune delle loro attività famigliari, come passeggiate e altro. I luoghi proposti erano molto interessanti e non erano troppo ripetitivi di settimana in settimana, il che permetteva anche agli allievi che avevano i soggiorni più lunghi di visitare luoghi sempre nuovi.
13 weeks, June – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Penso di essere migliorata molto, ora sono molto più fluida nel parlato e ho inoltre ampliato il mio vocabolario in molti temi attuali. »
School highlights
« Per quanto riguarda la SPQ ho apprezzato la vicinanza al centro e gli orari che permettevano di avere molto tempo libero da passare con gli amici o con la host family. »
Top tips
« La Jurassic coast »
20 years old - Italy
/ 5
Tutto molto ben organizzato e la città era molto vivibile
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
18 years old - Spain
/ 5
Sin duda esta residencia ha sido increíble. Jack, el jefe de la residencia es estupendo. Nos a dado un trato estupendo e increíble, sin duda recomiendo esta residencia, sobre todo por Jack. Le añadiría a la residencia un ascensor para poder subir las maletas cómodamente y arreglar las duchas. Ya que normalmente no había presión suficiente e era imposible ducharse. Por otra parte algunas ventanas de los baños estaban rotas y no se podían cerrar.
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es war sehr toll! Ich würde Bournemouth jedem weiter empfehlen. Der Unterricht war teilweise etwas langweilig und die behandelten Themen sehr einfältig/blöd.Allgemein war der Unterricht und einige Lehrer sehr gut! Die Unterkunft war mir abstand die beste und ich würde diese Residenz jedem weiter empfehlen! Wir wurden sehr herzlich willkommen und haben uns dort extrem wohl und zuhause gefühlt! Das Team (einige mehr als andere) vor Ort war sehr nett und zuvorkommend.
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja definitiv, ich konnte mein Sprechen sehr stark verbessern, da ich eigentlich immer gezwungen war englisch zu sprechen. Zudem konnte ich nach 2 Wochen eine Klasse aufsteigen. »
School highlights
« Lage, gute Leute, Gemisch der Nationalitäten, guter Unterricht »
Top tips
« Party machen! »
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
Famiglia davvero deliziosa e disponibile,bellissima esperienza.
2 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
School highlights
« Gestita bene, accogliente. »
18 years old - Italy
/ 5
12 weeks, June – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals

Testimonials

Lucia Luca
Lucia Luca
KINGS, Bournemouth
Duration: 11 weeks

I spent my stay in the south of England, in a city called Bournemouth. Bournemouth is located directly by the sea and is surrounded by many green parks which invite you to go for nice walks. The climate is not typical of England's weather but is a lot milder and with less rain (in comparison with the rest of the island). I can only furter recommend Bournemouth, as it is was a really great place to stay for me. Thanks ESL.

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Alexandre and Chantal Grin
Alexandre and Chantal Grin
KINGS, Bournemouth
Duration: 2 weeks

We were not at Bournemouth’s Kings Colleges for music classes but for English classes! It was a very serious school: a studious but nice atmosphere, students from all over the world, it was really rich. As for the Bourne family who welcomed us, they were 100% British: a little plus to improve our conversation skills… And then there was Bournemouth, a garden city by the sea… Anyway, it was a wonderful stay for young students like us!

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Katia Delseth
Katia Delseth

I chose a Kings course because my agency ESL recommended it and I'm happy with this choice. The Lecturers have taught me in an interesting way and it's easy to understand them. It's so good because the staff and teachers are friendly and there are lots of activities in the Summer. I like the mentality of the people they are very friendly and open. My plan for the future is I'm going to work in an office for Garage Opel. It's a beautiful experience — you can meet a lot of people from around the world. I would advise everyone to do it!

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Host family
Many students prefer to live with a host family during their stay because it allows you to practise the language after class and discover English family life! Staying in a single room, you will be provided with half-board and your laundry will be washed weekly. Twin rooms are also possible during summer (or year-round if you are travelling with a friend). Host families are carefully selected by our partner school and generally live around 10-40 minutes by bus away or even within walking distance. Free internet access is guaranteed outside high season. With the "superior host family" option, you will have the use of a single room equipped with a TV, a large bed and a private bathroom.

Kings Charminster residence
This residence is located 15-20 minutes' walk from the school in the Charminster area, the vibrant heart of student life in Bournemouth. You will stay in a comfortable single or twin room with an ensuite shower room and be able to socialise with the other international residents in the student lounge, equipped with a DVD-player, TV and Wii. Breakfast and dinner are freshly prepared by the chef in the onsite restaurant. Bed linen is provided, and the bedrooms and bathrooms are cleaned weekly. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the residence, plus a laundry room and 24-hour security. Please note that in summer, students aged 14 and 15 will stay at the residence.

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St. Peters residence (from 18 years)
In the heart of Bournemouth, this residence is located in the same building as the school’s second venue in St. Peters Quarter. You can reach the main school or the beautiful beaches within a 10-minute walk, while multiple shops, cafés, restaurants and attractions are right on your doorstep. The accommodation offers single bedrooms with private bathrooms. Two living rooms and two kitchens are part of the shared facilities. Bedlinen and towels are provided and the residence is cleaned once a week. A paying laundry and free Wi-Fi are also available.

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Lulworth residence, 28.06-02.08.2020 (from 16 to 18 years)
This well-equipped summer residence offers safe accommodation in single rooms with ensuite bathroom in large, bright apartments. Each flat can accommodate 6 to 8 students and includes a fitted kitchen with a lounge area. To relax after classes, socialise with the other international guests in the communal room with a TV or set off to explore the Bournemouth town centre: you are just 5 minutes from the town’s cafés, shops and restaurants, 15 minutes’ walk from the school and 10 minutes’ walk from the beach. Bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly and a laundry room is available. You will have breakfast and dinner in the on-site restaurant.

Kings Charminster Student Residence

General information

Charminster is a brand new purposebuilt premium student residence just 15 – 20 minutes walk from Kings Bournemouth, just 5 minutes’ walk from Charminster (the vibrant and trendy heart of student life in Bournemouth) and a 25-minute walk to the town centre.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
20 minutes
Means of transportation:
on foot
Average public transport cost:
Walking distance to public transport:
15 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes
Beach:
25 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 16+ 16-18 years

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:00
Sunday until 10:00
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan
Half board (breakfast and dinner) Breakfast 07.30 - 08.30 weekdays and 09.30 - 10.30 weekends. Dinner 18.30 - 20.00 every evening

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
No access to kitchen but tea and coffee making facilities, utensils and fridges for storing light snacks available
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
2 washing machines and 2 dryers. Wash or dry: GBP 1-3
Common area/lounge
TV, DVD player, Wii, books, games and DVDs
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
24
: 12 m2/ : 20 m2
Twin
7
: 12 m2/ : 20 m2
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
weekly
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Cable internet access
Floor
Wood laminate
Balcony
Safe deposit box
wardens room
Room key provided

St. Peter's Residence

General information

Brand new in 2016, this residence is based right in the heart of Bournemouth Town Centre in the same building as the Kings Bournemouth St. Peters Campus teaching rooms. The residence is just a 10-minute walk from the Braidley Road Campus and from Bournemouth beach. All the attractions of the town centre and local healthcare facilities are on your doorstep.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking (1 minute to St Peters Quarter Campus, 10 minutes to Braidley Road, main campus)
Walking distance to public transport:
1 minute

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
2 minutes
Coffee shops:
2 minutes
Restaurants:
2 minutes
Shops:
2 minutes
Pharmacy:
2 minutes
Gym:
5 minutes
Beach:
10 minutes
Night clubs:
5 minutes
Cinema:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 14:00
Sunday until 10:00
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
CCTV on site
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
2 large, fully-equipped shared kitchens
Oven
Microwave
2 per kitchen
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
2-3 washing machines and dryers. Costs: GBP 3 per wash / GBP 2 per dry
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Elevator access directly into the flats, but no disabled bathroom.
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Secure bike storage
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
26
: 14 m2/ : 19 m2
+ 2 studios, larger rooms with kitchenette (24 m2)
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Clean bedding provided weekly
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Starter pack provided only
Ensuite toilet
Ensuite shower
Wash basin
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning
Weekly
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge
Cable internet access
Floor
Vinyl in room (carpet in hallway)
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

Bournemouth is said to have the best beach in the whole of England! Apart from being one of the UK’s most popular, safe and friendly seaside towns, well known for its picturesque parks and gardens, it’s also a university town, which means that there is a vibrant student atmosphere and a great choice of pubs, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. With plenty of water sports and sporting facilities, Bournemouth is also a great place to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle after class. Join one of the four local gyms within walking distance of the school, learn to sail, windsurf or kite-surf, go mountain biking in the New Forest, swim, play beach volleyball, tennis or golf… Our partner school offers a rich social programme combining sports, drama, music, lectures and social outings, as well as weekend excursions in Bath, Oxford, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Winchester or Brighton – not to mention London, which is only 2 hours away by train!

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- 15% discount on residential accommodation

Conditions: 
- Offer valid for new bookings received before 31.12.2019

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Free flights

Free return flight to London offered by ESL for courses of 12 weeks and upwards. 

Valid for all enrolments at the KINGS school in Bournemouth

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