Southbourne Juniors can be found in Bournemouth, a town on the south-central coast of England. The school is located in a safe, quiet part of the town, close to the golden beaches which are famous in this region. The school is well located within walking distance of the residences and host families where students will stay. Bournemouth is an ideal destination for a junior language course, offering many attractions beyond just its beaches, including water parks, horse rides, and innumerable sporting activities.
The Southbourne School of English was founded in 1966 by the Gallina family, which are still the school owners to this day. It is to them that the school owes its success as a well-known quality English language education institution. The school has developed a program which offers students the best opportunity for their language learning, combining the use of multimedia equipment in the classroom and a great number of sporting and cultural activities including sporting matches, beach volleyball, and mini-golf to name a few. Junior courses held during the summertime also include weekly supervised excursions to visit nearby places of interest such as London, Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge etc.
Additionally, the Bournemouth Collegiate School, which is used for the summer junior programs, has ample facilities including a tennis court, football pitches, basketball courts, hockey and football facilities and a swimming pool. The facilities have modern equipment, bright classrooms, and wifi. Southbourne Juniors school itself also has playing fields, including a tennis court and baseball field.
During classes, students will study all of the critical areas of the language, including vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation. Students will develop their comprehension skills alongside improving their written and oral communication skills, working with workbooks and additional tools.
The teaching methods at Southbourne are particularly tailored to the education of young learners. Teachers consider the needs of their young learners, putting emphasis on practicing their oral skills and managing everyday situations. This fights their learning insecurities efficiently and helps the students to gain self-confidence.
All professors at Southbourne hold a university degree and a CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) or DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults). Teachers are friendly, available to help their students and focus assist them with any help they may require. The team is constantly developing and investigating methods to improve their teaching methodology.