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Courses and Prices

Course Programme

The Westbourne Academy provides total immersion English Language courses to satisfy all students' requirements, whether this is for leisure, academic or professional needs. With various political barriers coming down all over the world, more and more countries are interacting in the commercial community and English is the medium by which they interact. Set out opposite is a list of courses regularly provided.

Course information 2017

  • There is an enrolment fee of £60.00 for each course.
  • All books are loaned free of charge but may be purchased by students if required.
  • English Plus options include: General English, Conversational English.
  • Maximum number of students in Easter and Summer classes 16. All other classes 15.
  • Public holidays 2017 JAN 2, APR 14, APR 17, MAY 1, MAY 29, AUG 28
  • There is a 2 week holiday at Christmas when the school is closed. This is from 19/12/16 to 30/12/16
  • Courses are normally held between 9.30am - 12.30pm and/or 1.30pm - 4.30pm Monday to Friday, depending on the student's level.
  • Students cannot choose the class times
  • Examination practice and training is given for all exams.
  • Levels of English - For General Main English, English Plus, Easter & Summer courses we offer classes for Beginner, Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Higher Intermediate and Advanced levels. For Extra Intensive and Double Summer Courses we offer classes for Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Intermediate and Higher Intermediate level. Cambridge First Certificate is suitable for students at Intermediate level and above. Cambridge Advanced and Proficiency Courses are suitable for Advanced level students.
  • Please see our brochure for further information on course objectives.
  • Beginners can only start at the beginning of each term.
  • End of term holidays - For all courses except Summer, Easter and Executive there is no school on the following dates: February 26, April 22, June 17, August 26, October 21, December 16.
Exams which can be taken:

Cambridge University Preliminary English Test (Lower Intermediate)
Dates of Examinations: March, May, June, November, December.
(subject to availability)

Cambridge University IELTS (Intermediate - Advanced)
This examination can be arranged throughout the year when required.

Cambridge University Business English Certificate
Dates of Examinations: Preliminary May & November - Vantage June & December.
(subject to availability)
Students must be studying for a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the date of the examinations.

The costs for all examinations are not included in the price. 
Cambridge exam prices for 2017 are as follows: IELTS £160, PET TBC, BEC PRELIMINARY TBC, BEC VANTAGE TBC, FCE £134, CAE £137, CPE £140

(these prices are subject to change)

Conditions of Enrolment

Enrolment Procedure

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Course Information:
This 15 hour programme contains the core language content of the English Plus Course. It is most suitable for those students who are allowed to work part time while studying the language. The classes are held either in the morning or afternoon so employment can be taken up without interfering with studies.

Minimum age : 16

Hours:
15 hours (including 5 x 20 minute breaks per week)

Duration / Price:
4-7 weeks - £118.00 per week 8-23 weeks - £106.00 per week 24-35 weeks - £102.00 per week 36+ weeks £94.00 per week

Dates:
Jan 3,  Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 19, July 31, Aug 29, Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20
START OF TERM DATES ARE HIGHLIGHTED
Course Information:
This 21 hour programme covers the four main language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking, plus the opportunity to take modules in General English, Examinations and Conversational Skills. It is aimed at people who wish to improve their overall level of English and, as project work plays an important role in the course, it assists in the preparation for professional life. Students are monitored regularly through tests and interviews and there are many opportunities for extra self study sessions.

Minimum age : 16

Hours:
21 hours (including 7 x 20 minute breaks per week)

Duration / Price:
4-7 weeks - £141.00 per week 8-11 weeks - £133.00 per week 12-35 weeks - £124.00 per week 36+ weeks - £109 per week

Dates:
Jan 3,  Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 19, July 31, Aug 29, Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20
START OF TERM DATES ARE HIGHLIGHTED
Course Information:
Specific programmes are run on an 9-16 week period for the Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced and Cambridge Proficiency examinations. These examinations are taken as part of a General English Programme. Please check the duration below to see how long you must attend a course in order to take a particular examination. An excellent success rate is achieved by careful selection of the required examination at the beginning of the programme, constant counselling by staff on how best to achieve student goals and the provision of appropriate practice both in technique and content of the various examinations. Advice on TOEFL and IELTS can be given to those students who intend to go on to institutes of higher education or university. We can also provide guidance and support to students who want to take Cambridge PET and BEC examinations.

Minimum age : 16

Hours:
21 hours (including 7 x 20 minute breaks per week)

Duration / Price:
10 weeks - £133.00 per week 11 weeks - £133.00 per week 15 weeks - £124.00 per week

Dates:
Jan 4 (FCE only), Mar 29, Sept 26, Feb 29, Aug 30
Course Information:
This 30 hour programme is designed for those who wish to study on a short course of intensive classroom learning of the four skills of the language. Owing to its intensive nature this programme is not available for beginners or very advanced students.

Minimum age : 16

Hours:

30 hours (including 10 x 20 minute breaks per week)

Duration / Price:

2-4 weeks - £206.00 per week

Dates:

Jan 3,  Jan 30, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22, Jun 19, July 31, Aug 29, Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov 20
START OF TERM DATES ARE HIGHLIGHTED
 
Course Information:
These courses provide opportunities to develop fluency. Oral/aural aspects of the language are emphasised. Grammatical and structural work build on the student's own knowledge to aid ease of communication. Cultural, sports and leisure activities are available so that students following these programmes can combine study with vacation activities.

Minimum age : 16 ( 15 if accompanied by an adult and course is less than 28 days )  

Hours:
15 hours (including 5 x 20 minute breaks per week)


Duration / Price:
2-4 weeks - £108.00 per week

Dates:
weekly from Mar 27 to Apr 18 course finishes Apr 21
Course Information:
These courses provide opportunities to develop fluency. Oral/aural aspects of the language are emphasised. Grammatical and structural work build on the student's own knowledge to aid ease of communication. Cultural, sports and leisure activities are available so that students following these programmes can combine study with vacation activities.

Minimum age : 16 ( 15 if accompanied by an adult and course is less than 28 days )  

Hours:
15 hours (including 5 x 20 minute breaks per week)

Duration / Price:
2-10 weeks - £119.00 per week

Dates:
weekly from Jun 19 to Aug 21 course finishes Aug 25
Course Information:
These courses provide opportunities to develop fluency. Oral/aural aspects of the language are emphasised. Grammatical and structural work build on the student's own knowledge to aid ease of communication. Cultural, sports and leisure activities are available so that students following these programmes can combine study with vacation activites.

Minimum age : 16 ( 15 if accompanied by an adult and course is less than 28 days )  

Hours:
30 hours (including 10 x 20 minute breaks per week)

Duration / Price:
2-4 weeks - £218 per week

Dates:
weekly from Jun 19 to Aug 21 course finishes Aug 25
Course Information:
These programmes, on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis, are available on request. They are aimed at the professional business person who wishes to have specialised English in order to increase their communicative ability. Most subjects can be covered. Please apply to your agent or to the Academy for full details.Included in the price: All classes, Visits, One business lunch with tutor, All books, and accommodation in specially selected homestay provider.

Hours:

25 Hours Per Week

Duration / Price:
2-4 weeks - £960 Per Week

Dates:
By arrangement with Head Office
Course Information:
These programmes, on a one-to-one or two-to-one basis, are available on request. They are aimed at the professional business person who wishes to have specialised English in order to increase their communicative ability. Most subjects can be covered. Please apply to your agent or to the Academy for full details.Included in the price: All classes, Visits, One lunch with tutor, All books, and accommodation in specially selected homestay provider.

Lessons:
15 Hours Per Week

Duration / Price:
2-4 Weeks - £615 per week

Dates:
By arrangement with Head Office
Course Information:
English and Golf consists of English lessons at Westbourne Academy and Golf lessons at the renowned Parkstone Golf Club. The course content is as follows: Five half days of English Language classes of 15 hours (including 5 x 20 minute breaks per week)  and either two or three half days of Golf Lessons (1 hour per day tuition followed by 1 hour practice) Lessons are designed to improve all parts of the golfer’s game and are given by a PGA professional. They consist of tuition and monitored practice. The professional will provide golf clubs and balls for use during lessons and practice. Golf lessons can be in groups of two or more or on an individual basis. The students can play rounds of golf once they have an appropriate level of golf or if they hold a handicap certificate. Optional extras in addition to golf lessons include a video swing analysis and a swing machine analysis. Please note there is a dress code during the golf lessons which means no jeans or shorts or collarless shirts. Parkstone Golf Club has a fully stocked Pro-shop where the professional can advise the golfers on the purchase of golf equipment. For further information on Parkstone Golf Club please refer to their website www.parkstonegolfclub.co.uk

Hours:

General English per week = 15 hours (including 5 x 20 minute breaks per week) and 1 to 1 Golf / Group lessons

Duration / Price:

15 hours English + 2 afternoons golf - £228.00 per week
15 hours English + 3 afternoons golf - £279.00 per week
Group lessons  15 hours English + 2 afternoons golf - £201.00 per week
15 hours English + 3 afternoons golf - £233.00 per week  
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS AN ENROLMENT FEE OF £60

Dates:
By Request