ETC International College is a specialist language school and business training centre accredited by the British Council, member of English UK and licensed by the UK Border Agency to enrol international students under Tier 4 of the Points Based System. Established in 1989, ETC is experienced in providing English Language Training and Special Purposes Courses.
ETC is located in Bournemouth, on the South Coast of the UK. We are within minutes of Bournemouth's lively and cosmopolitan town centre, the beach and the town library.
Our aim is to deliver professional teaching in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
• 42 classrooms and over 30 computers.
• On site Residence.
• 5 minutes walk to the beach & Bournemouth town centre.
• Modern, well equipped library with lots of resources for easy self study.
• IT area equipped with the latest language programmes.
• Voice recording for comparing your accent to a native speakers.
• Western Union money transfer facility.
• Free activities programme.
• Cafe serving hot and cold refreshments all day.
• Free Wi-Fi access throughout the college.
• Undercover outdoor patio area.
• Free English DVD library.
• Secure area to lock your bike during the day.
• 2 Table tennis tables.
Students can take an intensive course for any exam preparation course.
The intensive option includes 15 hours p/w of exam preparation and 3 hours p/w of communication skills.
Exam Preparation Courses include:
Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students
Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk
We offer our students tailor made English courses designed to teach English in a specific subject. Students studying 24 weeks on our combination courses will receive a Diploma in the specific subject.
Combination Courses offered:
ETC can provide other specialist courses based on the same structure e.g.
English for Finance
English plus Aromatherapy
All the combination courses are 22.5 hours in total per week. Students will have 15 hours of General English Monday to Friday. 7.5 hours of specialist tuition Monday to Friday.
All students will receive 30 lessons in total per week. This includes 20 lessons of General English Monday to Friday and 10 lessons of specialist tuition Monday to Thursday.
Price: 1 - 23 weeks: £275 / week, 24+ weeks: £265 / week.
We also offer 12 and 24 week courses in specific disciplines, including:
Marketing and PR Management
Human Resources Management
Tourism and Hospitality Management
ETC offers an academic programme for Juniors designed to help improve their general level of English. In our Junior Programme, we offer 20 group lessons (15 hours) of General English per week. Every student is given an initial placement test to guarantee the most suitable course. Students are placed in a class with other juniors of a similar English language level.
There are two packages to choose from: Homestay and ETC Residence
Homestay - 14 - 17 years old
Price: £500 per week. Enrolment: £100. Airport transport from £150 one way (London Heathrow) extra.
We provide shared rooms in an ETC homestay.
School transport will be included for the students aged 14 and under in homestay. Students aged 15 - 17 will be provided with a bus pass.
All homestays are DBS checked and inspected. All students will have a comfortable and clean room, with laundry done once per week.
Launches are provided from Monday to Friday at the ETC Cafe.
Juniors booking aged 15 and below may only stay maximum of 26 nights.
ETC Residence - 14 - 17 years old
Price: £550 per week. Enrolment: £100. Airport transport from £150 one way (London Heathrow) extra.
With CCTV and staff available on site 24/7, students are safe and secure in our Residence. All rooms are shared with up to 3 other people. We also have a residence by the beach just 4 minutes from the school.
Both programmes offer a range of activities including:
1 full day of excursions per week (London, Oxford, Bath). Homestay will provide packed lunch, while food will be provided by ETC for students in residence.
1 half-day excursion per week (Jurassic Coast, Southampton, Winchester)
4 afternoon sports and social activities per week (bowling, laser quest, beach sports, football)
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