Southbourne School of English

Welcome to
Southbourne School of English

Here at Southbourne School of English, Bournemouth, we do everything we can to help our students make the most of their time at our language school. We believe students learn more in a friendly, safe learning environment. As well as expert tuition, we encourage a sociable atmosphere, and organise activities that give students a taste of the English language and culture.

Choosing Your Course

General English
Monday – Friday 09:15 – 12:45 (15 hours per week)
By following a General English Course, students will increase their accuracy in grammar and will increase their competence and confidence in the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Communicate more effectively and confidently in everyday situations by practising the 4 main skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.


Per Week

1-4 weeks


5-11 weeks


13-24 weeks


25-36 weeks


37+ weeks


Intensive English
Monday - Friday 08:45 – 15:30 (21 hours per week)
Students following the Intensive English Course follow the same programme as those in the General English Course, with the addition of a 6-hour negotiated syllabus. The aim here is to fill in gaps in the students’ knowledge and expertise and to address students’ particular needs.


Per Week

1-4 weeks


5-11 weeks


13-24 weeks


25-36 weeks


37+ weeks


• Courses of 22 weeks or more include a FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Southampton or Bournemouth. Other airports may cost more. • All 45-minute lessons are combined to form 90-minute sessions

Why Choose mLS?


We make learning English fun. A language school in Southbourne, a suburb of Bournemouth, ideally located by the sea in one of the UK’s most popular locations for language students.
Thousands of students of all ages have passed through our doors since 1966. Many of our students make friends for life.
• We run English language courses in well-equipped classrooms, all with interactive smartboards.


As well as excellent teaching, our students benefit from trips to famous British places of interest.
We offer adult and junior language courses. Whatever your language level, we will have a course that suits you. With examination courses such as Cambridge First (B2), Cambridge Advanced (C1), Cambridge Proficiency (C2) and IELTS, if you are looking to study English for university, college, work or anything else, we can help you achieve the level you need and make memories you will have forever!

Choosing Your Accommodation

We want your stay at Southbourne School of English to be as comfortable and memorable as possible. After school there will be opportunities to spend time with your hosts or in your private accommodation.

Homestay accommodation

Homestay is our most popular choice. It makes a huge difference to how well you learn if you feel happy and at home in your choice of accommodation. All of our homestays are within walking distance of the school and adults aged 18+ are guaranteed single rooms all year-round unless they ask to share.


Low Season Homestay, breakfast and dinner

£114 per week

High Season Homestay, breakfast and dinner

£135 per week

• Homestay: 1 to 4 students in the house • A weekly retention fee of £80 is payable if you wish to keep the room when away, for example on holiday

Residential accommodation (+18)

Student residences are ideal for students looking for a more independent lifestyle. Residences are generally located closer to the schools than homestays. And You’ll have the chance to meet other international students.


High Season Residental

£190 per week

• Light laundry once a week • Single room: 18+ years all year round, 16/17 years in low season (except April)

Included Fees

  • A large café area with computers that students can use in breaks.
  • A library with a wide selection of graded readers to suit all English levels.
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the school and garden during school hours.
  • A pleasant garden with sunshades and benches.
  • A listening centre supervised by a teacher.
  • End of course reports and certificate of attendance (min.
  • A large cinema room, with surround sound, for film nights outside the summer period.
  • Course books and teaching materials (£35 supplement for 1 week courses)
  • Access twice a week to a sports hall, swimming pool, tennis courts, football and rounders pitches during our summer residential course.

Not Included Fees

  • Registration fee: £100
  • Insurance: £5.50/week
  • Book Supplement: £35
  • Examination Fee (Closing date 4 – 8 weeks) prior to exam: £170-£180