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WESTBOURNE ACADEMY

31 Alumhurst Rd, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 8EN

Westbourne Academy Bournemouth is an English language school situated in a beautiful location on the south coast of England and is accredited by the British Council.

Westbourne Academy language school is part of New City College, a government funded college in London which is now London’s second largest college with over 20,000 students studying a wide range of courses. 

Accreditations:
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School location

General Information

  • COVID-19 school operational status: open
  • Minimum age of students: 16
  • Lesson duration: 40 min
  • Maximum class size: 16
  • Average number of students in group: 11
  • Number of classrooms: 15
  • School's foundation year: 1996
  • Level placement test on the first day: yes
  • The nearest airport: bournemouth
  • Distance from the nearest airport: 15 km
  • School opening times: 9.00
  • School closed on national and regional holidays: 31.08.2020
  • Distance from the airport: BOH Bournemouth Airport km, LGW-Gatwick Airport km, LHR-London Heathrow Airport km

Facilities

  • Drink vending machine
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Free car parking
  • Library
  • Free WIFI
  • Printer for student use
  • Table games
  • Garden
  • Computer lab
  • Self study room
  • Canteen
  • Lounge with TV
  • Table Tennis
  • Own sports facilities

Facilities for disabled people

  • Adapted for deaf students

Classroom equipment

  • Interactive whiteboard in some classrooms
  • Air conditioning in all classrooms
  • Heating in all classrooms
  • Audio-TV in all classrooms

The price includes

  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • WIFI Internet at school
  • Language level placement test on the first day at school
  • Language test before the course
  • Organized activities at school

Course materials:

Borrowed, to be returned after the course

Top student nationalities

Leisure activities

Activities Included / at extra cost Distance from school
Golf 20 £ 3 km
Horse riding 30 £ 15 km
Yoga 10 £ 5 km
Football
Swimming 6 £ 3 km
Tennis 10 £ 2 km
Table tennis
Windsurfing 20 £ 5 km
Sailing 30 £ 3 km

Courses

General Main English Course - 20 lessons per week

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 40 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 115 £
124 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 12
Maximum group size 16
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

The lessons cover the most important aspects of learning English, including vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, which will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

9:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:30

Course start dates

02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020, 21.12.2020
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English Plus Course - 28 lessons per week

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 28
Lesson duration 40 min
Price per week based on 12 weeks
Price: 140 £
150 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 12
Maximum group size 16
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

General English Course + extra practice: Conversational English or General English

Course levels

Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Pre-Intermediate - Level A2

Course hours

9:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:30

Course start dates

02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020, 21.12.2020
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Junior Full Programme (14 to 17 years old)

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 8
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 40 min
Price per week based on 6 weeks
Price: 317 £
341 £
Minimum age of students 14
Maximum age of students 17
Average number of students in group 12
Maximum group size 16
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

This programme is for students with similar ages and interests and includes vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, which will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing. 

Includes: English classes daily sports and social activities programme (Mon-Fri), one full-day excursion, bus pass and lunches.

Students aged 14-15 must be part of a group booking with a max stay of 3 weeks

Course levels

Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2

Required minimum language level

Pre-Intermediate - Level A2

Course hours

9:00 - 12:00

Course start dates

02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020, 21.12.2020
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FCE Exam Preparation

Minimum course length in weeks 10
Maximum course length in weeks 15
lessons per week 28
Lesson duration 40 min
Price per week based on 10 weeks
Price: 127 £
137 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 12
Maximum group size 16
Certificate of course attendance yes


Supplements

Exam fee 172 £ one-off

Course description

These examination courses include preparation and practice for the Reading and Use of English, Listening, Writing and Speaking (CAE) Higher components of the exam.

Course levels

Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Upper Intermediate - Level B2

Course hours

9:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:30

Course start dates

04.01.2021, 01.03.2021, 31.08.2021
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CAE Exam Preparation

Minimum course length in weeks 10
Maximum course length in weeks 15
lessons per week 28
Lesson duration 40 min
Price per week based on 10 weeks
Price: 127 £
137 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 12
Maximum group size 16
Certificate of course attendance yes


Supplements

Exam fee 175 £ one-off

Course description

These examination courses include preparation and practice for the Reading and Use of English, Listening, Writing and Speaking (CAE) Higher components of the exam.

Course levels

Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Advanced - Level C1

Course hours

9:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:30

Course start dates

04.01.2021, 01.03.2021, 31.08.2021
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IELTS Exam Preaparation

Minimum course length in weeks 8
Maximum course length in weeks 8
lessons per week 20
Lesson duration 40 min
Price per week based on 8 weeks
Price: 109 £
117 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 12
Maximum group size 16
Certificate of course attendance yes


Supplements

Exam fee 190 £ one-off

Course description

This course is for students who need to take the Academic IELTS exam to apply to an English speaking University. This course focuses on the practice of exam techniques to prepare for the IELTS exam.

Course levels

Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Intermediate - Level B1

Course hours

9:30 - 12:30

Course start dates

02.03.2021, 05.07.2021, 25.10.2021
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Extra Intensive English Course - 40 lessons pe week

Minimum course length in weeks 1
Maximum course length in weeks 4
lessons per week 40
Lesson duration 40 min
Price per week:
Price: 206 £
221 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 12
Maximum group size 16
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

General English Course in the morning and afternoon.

Course levels

Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

9:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 16:30

Course start dates

02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020, 14.12.2020, 21.12.2020
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Accommodation

Host Family Single room - HB on weekdays, FB on weekends

Most students choose homestay accommodation because it is an important part of the experience and involves living as a member of the home. Students are treated as a full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas. It gives them the opportunity to practise their English and benefit from an English home atmosphere. 
Students aged 16 and 17 years old must return home by 10.30pm Sunday – Thursday and 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday

Price per week:
Price: 131 £
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Price includes: access to free WIFI in the building, access to kitchen, weekly cleaning, access to the laundry room, heating, bedding, towels, shared bathroom
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Saturday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum age 16
Minimum stay in weeks 1
Distance from school by public transport 20 min
High season supplement per week 30 £
High season dates 19.12.2020 - 02.01.2020


Supplements

Diet - Lactose Free 15 £ per week
Diet - Gluten Free 15 £ per week
Diet - Vegan 30 £ per week
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Host Family Twin room - HB on weekdays, FB on weekends

Homestay accommodation is an important part of the experience and involves living as a member of the home. Students are treated as a full member of the household, eating together and sharing the common living areas. It gives them the opportunity to practise their English and benefit from an English home atmosphere. 
Students aged 16 and 17 years old must return home by 10.30pm Sun – Thu and 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday.
Students aged 14 and 15 years old must return home by 9.30pm every day.

Price per week:
Price: 141 £
Choose a course
Price includes: access to free WIFI in the building, access to kitchen, weekly cleaning, access to the laundry room, heating, bedding, towels, shared bathroom
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Saturday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum age 14
Minimum stay in weeks 1
Notes on room occupancy AGES 14 – 15 (Twin room only within groups)
Distance from school by public transport 20 min
High season supplement per week 20 £


Supplements

Diet - Lactose Free 15 £ per week
Diet - Gluten Free 15 £ per week
Diet - Vegan 30 £ per week
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Transfer

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Fees

All fees for courses are payable prior to the start of the course.

The non-refundable enrolment fee is payable for every booking. In the event that a booking is cancelled, the enrolment fee remains payable.

No fees are refundable in the case of late arrival, leaving early or being asked to leave the Academy because of misconduct such as non-attendance or unacceptable behaviour. The Principal may use discretion under special circumstances.

A course is not transferable but may be cancelled or

postponed with written notice at least one week before the start of the course.

If a booking is cancelled due to the application for a visa being refused, Westbourne Academy will refund fees paid in advance (less the non-refundable enrolment fee and bank charge) provided that you send us a copy of the letter of refusal before the intended start date of the course.

Provided sufficient notice is provided for a cancellation, any full fees that have been paid will be refunded less the non-refundable enrolment fee. This enrolment fee will be retained by Westbourne Academy. All bank details must be confirmed by the Agency/student before the refund will be transferred.

In the absence of such notice, or if less than one week notice is received, one week of school and accommodation fees will be payable.

Leaving a course early

No school fees are refundable in the event of leaving early or being asked to leave the Academy because of misconduct such as non-attendance or unacceptable behaviour. Accommodation fees will be refunded subject to a full one-week notice. The Principal may use discretion under special circumstances.

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