ETC is a family-run language school that was founded in 1989. We have been operating successfully in Bournemouth since that time, though not always on the same site. The Directors took the decision to move to a purpose-built school in West Hill Road in order to allow for expansion.

The school now benefits from quieter surroundings, more than four times the number of classrooms (Over 35 instead of 7), a library, a café, student lounge, on-site residence and enough space to organise social activities on site.

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ETC International College

We are a specialist language school, established in 1989, that provides:

  • English Language Courses
  • 1:1 Courses
  • Exam Preparation Courses (IELTS, CAE, FCE)
  • Specialist Courses (Business English, Medical English, Legal English)
  • University Preparation Courses
  • Teacher Training

What you can expect

We encourage our students to make the most of their stay with us, both inside and outside of the classroom. With excellent teaching, a wide range of activities on offer and a choice of accommodation you can immerse yourself in England and learn English using the culture around you.

ETC has a range of services to help you enjoy your stay with us:

  • Courses - High-quality courses tailored to your needs.
  • Teachers - Our teachers are trained regularly
  • Quality - Accredited and inspected by the British Council
  • Friendly staff - Your welfare is our priority.
  • Facilities - To help you learn in and outside of the classroom.
  • ETC Residence - We have a residence right next to the school!
  • Activities - Visit some beautiful places around the UK.
  • Beach - We are 2 minutes from the beach!
  • Students - Learn with students from around the world.
  • Culture - Experience British culture first hand.
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ETC Campus

ETC is situated on West Hill Road, in Bournemouth. We have 4 main buildings, which include classrooms and our ETC Residence. We also have an on-site cafeteria and courtyard, where we are able to offer a variety of activities. There is limited disabled access around ETC International College premises.

Your Teachers

All of the teachers have been selected for their high standard of classroom management skills and knowledge of teaching and training techniques. You will find the teachers friendly but efficient, and capable of responding to your particular learning requirements. Throughout your course, your teacher will be a supportive, understanding guide to the learning process who will monitor your progress and create opportunities for practice in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.

ETC Staff

We have a team of friendly staff on hand to help you throughout your time with us.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Course

ETC International College

Our General English courses are suitable for anyone, from beginner to advanced level. If you want to improve your English for academic, personal or professional use, what ... [+]

Our General English courses are suitable for anyone, from beginner to advanced level. If you want to improve your English for academic, personal or professional use, whatever your reasons, we have a course for you.

Choose the intensity of study to suit your needs. We offer a standard course, which is primarily designed to develop the four skills of speaking, writing, reading and listening, and to increase your awareness of how English works. You will also learn and revise new vocabulary, improve your pronunciation and polish your English grammar!

You can take more intense course options, which include extra lessons concentrating on communication skills, such as speaking and listening.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
August 2019
English
Full time
Part time
Campus
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ETC International College

Our Junior Programmes have start dates every 2 weeks from 3rd June 2019. When ETC is closed due to a Bank Holiday, a Full Day Excursion will be provided for all junior st ... [+]

Our Junior Programmes have start dates every 2 weeks from 3rd June 2019. When ETC is closed due to a Bank Holiday, a Full Day Excursion will be provided for all junior students.

Junior Age Information

The minimum age for individual* students to study at ETC International College is 16 years old between September and May.

*not including students attending ETC as part of a group or with their parents.

Next of kin details must be received for all junior students prior to document issue. Signed parental permission forms (signed by the parent) must be received for all junior students prior to document issue. Must book a Junior Programme. The maximum duration a student, aged 15 and under, may stay in an ETC Homestay is 26 nights (unless a suitable foster family can be found). Insurance ... [-]
United Kingdom Bournemouth
August 2019
English
Full time
Part time
2 weeks
Campus
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ETC International College

Whether you are a student or master of your professional field we can create a course to suit your English language needs for the workplace. ... [+]

Whether you are a student or master of your professional field we can create a course to suit your English language needs for the workplace. Below you will find a list of the courses we offer, but if you have a request for a course that is not listed, please get in contact.

Business English

At ETC International College, we provide a business English course which will help you learn to communicate effectively in a range of business situations. You are able to study a minimum of 10 lessons of business English per week. By the end of the course, there will be an exam which will assess your abilities in the fours skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in a business context.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
August 2019
English
Full time
Part time
Campus
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Preparatory Year

ETC International College

We provide a Cambridge IELTS exam preparation and course to help students reach their full potential and apply for the University course of their choice. Almost all unive ... [+]

We provide a Cambridge IELTS exam preparation and course to help students reach their full potential and apply for the University course of their choice. Almost all universities in English speaking countries require international students to have IELTS, we provide a stress-free, learning environment to help students pass the course and exam.

IELTS stands for International English Testing System. When undertaking this course, there are two modules which both test the students' reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Course Description

Do you want to go to University in the UK?

The Cambridge IELTS exam preparation course is internationally recognised and accepted worldwide by employers and educational institutes. Almost all universities in the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand accept IELTS. Take the course to show your level of English.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
August 2019
English
Full time
Part time
Campus
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ETC International College

Prepare for entry to a UK university with one of our University Preparation or Pre-Sessional courses. These courses include English, EAP (English for Academic Purposes) a ... [+]

Prepare for entry to a UK university with one of our University Preparation or Pre-Sessional courses. These courses include English, EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and IELTS and give you the credits you need to apply for a degree course.

HNC / HND

ETC International College is an approved BTEC centre, offering HNC and HND courses. Successfully completing one of these courses enables you to progress to year 2 or 3 of an undergraduate degree at a UK university.

Included in all Courses, as standard:

Placement test Needs analysis Skills development Task-based activities Proficiency tests Tutorials Learner skills development Progress tests Homework Academic counselling Supportive error correction and constructive feedback LANGUAGE MODULES within our UFP, Pre-Sessional and Pre-Masters courses: ... [-]
United Kingdom Bournemouth
August 2019
English
Full time
Part time
Campus
Read more in English