At Anglo European we have considerable experience of arranging programmes for groups of students travelling together. These programmes can be customised to meet the particular needs of the group and can be organised at any time of year. Group programmes can last for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks and include the following elements:
• Transfers from and to the airport on arrival and departure
• An English language course of 20 or 30 lessons per week
• Accommodation in single or twin rooms with carefully selected host families
• A full-board meal plan with breakfast and dinner served by the host family and hot lunch in the school cafeteria
• Full-day and half-day excursions
• A social and cultural activity programme
Normally groups are accompanied by group leaders and we offer free places for leaders on the basis of one place for a leader for each 15 students.
The minimum age for participants in group programmes is 14, as long as they are accompanied by a group leader. There is no maximum age.
We send a coach, mini bus or taxis to meet a group at the arrival airport to bring them to Bournemouth. Larger groups come to the school where they are met by their host families or provided with a taxi to take them to their homestays. Smaller groups are taken straight to the homestays.
We can arrange transfers from the following airports: Bournemouth, Southampton, London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted or Luton.
The language course
The English Language course is a central part of the programme. It is designed by our Director of Studies to meet the particular needs of the students and is taught by our team of qualified and experienced teachers. We use the latest teaching materials and these are included in the cost of the course. Students have the opportunity to benefit from modern teaching aids including interactive whiteboards, which enable teachers to use the resources of the internet to create a stimulating and exciting learning environment.
Our Director of Studies works closely with group leaders via email before the course starts to find out the specific needs, interests and levels of the students so that the best and most useful possible course can be designed. This has the advantage that the students can start their lessons immediately on their first day and maximise their time at the school.
Some groups are taught in closed classes while others are integrated into international classes with other students in the school. Groups coming for one week and those including students under the age of 16 are usually taught in closed classes.
The maximum class size for either closed or international classes is 15.
Students are accommodated with carefully selected host families, who are chosen on the basis of the distance from the school, comfort and cleanliness of the house and friendliness of the family. Students can be placed in twin or single rooms depending on the requirements of the group.
Group leaders are accommodated in single rooms with host families or in local guest houses.
Our policy is that no host family should be more than a 20-minute bus journey from the school.
The host families provide breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday and breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturdays and Sundays. On days when there is an excursion host families provide packed lunches.
From Monday to Friday hot lunches are served in the school cafeteria.
Full day excursions are organised to the following destinations: London, Oxford, Bath and Brighton
Half-day excursions are organised to the following destinations: Salisbury and Stonehenge, Winchester, Portsmouth, Swanage and The New Forest.
Other destinations can be included according to the requirements of the group.
All excursions are accompanied by a member of our staff.
Social and cultural activity programme
The activity programme takes place in the afternoons and evenings.
Activities in the school include: Film nights, quiz nights, international food evenings, karaoke, games evenings and barbecues.
Activities in the town include: Sports, laser quest, discos, ice skating, bowling, boat trips and visits to local museums and the Oceanarium.
The costs of group programmes vary depending on a number of factors. These include:
• Duration of the course
• Standard or Intensive language course
• Time of year (accommodation is more expensive in the months of July and August)
• Group size
• Choice of accommodation (Single or double room)
• Number of excursions and activities
• Arrival and departure airport
• Provision of local bus passes
You may view a list of sample group programmes and prices in the agent zone section of this website
For a detailed quotation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org