We know how important it is for our students to be happy where they are living. This is why we choose all student accommodation with the utmost care. We always do our best to meet any special accommodation requests, and most dietary requirements can be catered to with prior notice.
Living with a host family helps to ensure students feel safe and welcome when they arrive in England. It also gives students the chance to practise their English with native speakers outside of lessons – an essential part of the learning process – and gives them the opportunity to experience and understand more of the English culture and way of life.
We always work hard to ensure that students are not placed in accommodation with another student of the same nationality. This means that students cannot use their own language, and therefore encourages them to practise their English more often. All students rooms are clean and comfortable. The happiness of our students is a top priority, and our Accommodation and Welfare Officer is on hand to help.
Residential Courses and Accommodation
Southbourne School of English also offers summer residential courses at various sites in the South of England. These run in well established English boarding schools and offer very good facilities, pleasant locations, and comfortable accommodation. Rooms vary in size, from single to multi-occupancy dormitories all of which have access to washing facilities. Bed sheets are changed weekly, and a laundry service ensures that students’ clothes are washed regularly.
For more information on our residential centres, please refer to the inserts at the back of this brochure.
Junior Closed Groups
We are happy to welcome closed junior groups for students aged 9 to 16 at any time of year, and can tailor our courses to meet their specific needs. We offer a range of options, including general courses (15hrs per week), intensive courses (21hrs per week), cultural programmes, and examinations. Examination courses are very popular, enabling students to gain certified qualifications at the end of their studies. We can offer Cambridge Young Learner and Trinity examinations.
All of our closed groups can be provided with a full social and activities programme. Examples of what can be offered include: trips to local historical and cultural places of interest: half-day and full-day excursions to a number of places known throughout the world such as London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, the Jurassic coast etc, a wide range of sport and leisure activities including football, golf, surfing, bowling, horse riding, paintballing etc: social events such as film nights and quiz nights; and much, much more.
Transfers from all major UK airports can be arranged for all groups. Students aged 16 and above are welcome to travel with a junior group, and can participate in our standard adult programme during their stay.
For more information, or if you would like to discuss a possible closed group booking, please contact the school office using the contact details at the back of this brochure.