Founded in 1950, Anglo-Continental Educational Group has specialised in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language for over 50 years, during which time it has played host to some 300,000 students. Accredited by the British Council and an official Teacher-Training and Examination Centre for Teachers of English, the school offers an extensive range of scheduled English language courses.
Whatever your reason for wanting to learn English or improve your linguistic skills - social, professional or academic - and whatever your age or ability, Anglo-Continental offers a course that is right for you.
Choose from Intensive General English courses of 20, 25 or 30 lessons per week; Preparation Courses for Cambridge Examinations (FCE and CAE) or other internationally recognised examinations such as TOEFL,IELTS and TOEIC; Specialised courses in Business and Professional English; Technical English courses for professional groups by arrangement; Executive Courses with the option of individual tuition; Academic Year programme in preparation for university entry; Refresher Course: for Teachers of English; Over 50's programme for mature students wishing to combine study and leisure; Summer Vacation Programmes for students aged 16 to 26 years and Junior programmes for students aged 10 to 15 years. In addition, Anglo-Continental offers specially arranged programmes for individuals and professional groups in English for: Aviation; Industry and Technology; Business and Professional Purposes; Government and Military Personnel and Academic Purposes.
Accommodation is arranged for students with local host families on a part-board basis. However, students may wish to stay in a local hotel or in residential accommodation for university students. The school also organises a full social programme of excursions, sports and leisure activities throughout the year. Airport transfers are available, at extra cost, on arrival and departure.
Our main school is in Bournemouth, a lively university town which is also one of Britain's finest south coast holiday resorts. It is an ideal place in which to study:
- 100 minutes from London by rail, and quick and easy journey by road
- safe and secure, with mild and healthy climate
- seven miles of clean, sandy beaches
- 2,000 acres of parks and gardens
- excellent facilities for sport, leisure and entertainment
Teachers have university degrees or similar qualifications, and the best possible combinations of RSA Certificate in TEFL, Post-graduate Diplomas in TEFL or Linguistics, Post-graduate Certificates in Education, Specialist qualifications and high-level English teaching experience. All teachers undergo regular "in-house" training.
Our teachers are selected not only for their qualifications, skill and experience, but also for their enthusiasm and their friendly concern for our students and their needs. They use modern methods and techniques based on our long experience as a training centre for teachers of English. Like our administrative staff, they'll do everything they can to help you - and they recognise that language learning should be fun!
Your knowledge of the language and your communication skills will be developed by a wide variety of teaching and learning activities. The main emphasis will be on listening and speaking in the classroom, with additional opportunities to develop your reading and writing skills by completing private study assignments outside your scheduled programme.