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The school, opened in 1964 , has a long history in providing EFL courses



Richard Language College

Richard Language College is one of the oldest running schools in Bournemouth. The founders of Richard Language College opened the school in 1964. We pride ourselves on both our quality of teaching and the care we provide for our students.

This language school was last inspected by the British Council in June 2014 and met the high standards required for accreditation. We are also a member of EnglishUK.

It was found that the institution takes great care to protect the welfare of its clients and staff, and all publicity materials produced by the institution are accurate and truthful.

Richard Language College runs a wide range of English language, exam preparation and professional development courses lasting from 1 week to an academic year.

Our maximum class size of 12 students (4 on the Professional English course) along with our quality teaching team will help  you to reach your full potential.



Message from the Principal – Chris Belcher

”All of us here at Richard Language College wish you a very warm welcome to Bournemouth.  Our main aim throughout your stay is to create a positive learning environment to make your overall experience enjoyable and rewarding. We pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere and hope you will not only gain more confidence in your English language skills but will also take home with you some wonderful memories. Make new friendships and feel like part of the Richard Language College family.”


Teachers and Office Staff

Click on the links below for information on:

Parental Consent form      

RLC Safeguarding Policy   

College Rules for Under 18’s

Absence & Exclusion Policies  

Looking After your Possessions  

Feedback & Complaints Procedures 


After School Workshops

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3.45 - 4.30pm

Richard Language College students can take part in our free after school workshops, usually held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3.45 to 4.30pm in the Private Study Centre. Each workshop has a theme, for example pronunciation points, grammar points, spelling rules, IELTS test practice, Cambridge test practice, etc.  

A great chance for extra practice to improve your English skills.



Richard Language College is the IELTS testing centre for Bournemouth. The dates for 2018 are now available online. Further information can be obtained from the IELTS office at RLC which is open Mondays to Thursdays 13.00 to 15.30. Their direct phone number is 01202 203080

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