A world-class provider of English language tuition, Richard Language College is one of the longest established private language schools in the UK. Students of all ages and from all walks of life choose this institution for its innovative approach, experienced staff body and dedication to achieving excellence.
In addition to the College’s proven record of high-quality language instruction, students also benefit from a broad spectrum of courses that can be tailored to suit virtually any level of expertise. Those enrolled have the option of staying with a host family in Bournemouth, which provides them not only with a hugely helpful base of cultural understanding but also with a chance to practise their English every day. This opportunity, combined with the comprehensive selection of programmes, activities and excursions run by the College, ensures that students familiarise themselves not only with the English language, but also with the region, its cultural heritage and local inhabitants.
The College runs an array of English language, exam preparation and professional development courses lasting from one week to one academic year. The combination of small classes, with a maximum of 12 participants, and expert instruction ensures that tuition is of a consistently high standard throughout the institution, allowing each student to achieve and exceed their potential.
Diverse course options
Among the most popular courses available is Richard Language College’s Intensive General English programme.
Designed for those keen to achieve a broad, thorough understanding of the English language, the course lasts anywhere from 1 to 34 weeks and allows students to develop advanced listening, speaking, writing and reading skills, in addition to an extensive vocabulary. Additionally, the College runs rewarding General English holiday courses for students of 12 years old and above.
University-bound international students understand how important the IELTS exam is to their enrolment prospects. Richard Language College, the IELTS Test Centre for Bournemouth, offers a comprehensive English for IELTS course which is available from A2 level and has been designed to develop the skills and linguistic competencies required to pass an IELTS examination.
The College’s Maxima Professional course has been carefully designed to afford professionals from a variety of industries access to intensive tuition in business communication. Limited class sizes ensure that each student receives a huge amount of personal attention from tutors. The curriculum’s use of authentic business situations as a basis ensures that all students are prepared to succeed within numerous professional environments.
Professionals and Law students who have a level of English which is equivalent to or higher than B2 may enrol on Richard Language College’s Legal Studies course. Morning lessons will concentrate on legal studies and participants will develop their business and professional English skills in the afternoons. The full course includes Cambridge English: Legal (ILEC) examination preparation and mock civil trials. Its modular structure enables clients to study from 2 to 16 weeks concentrating on their areas of professional need.
Living in Bournemouth
Welcoming a diverse group of international students each year, Richard Language College is a stimulating environment for learners, regardless of whether they wish to participate in intensive courses with only a few other students or live and study in the UK for several months. The College also maintains an extensive database of local host families eager to welcome international students into their homes. The chance to practise English in a social environment while living in the vibrant Bournemouth region proves extremely attractive to overseas students. The seaside resort features seven miles of sandy beaches for those who enjoy marine sports, plus numerous other activities and attractions to enjoy while away from study. Those who wish to explore further afield are in easy reach of London, Oxford and Bath, which are less than two hours’ journey from the College.