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A beautiful British location to study

Bournemouth’s sandy beaches, vibrant city, beautiful countryside and great location make it the perfect destination for your language course.



Bournemouth is one of England’s Premier seaside resorts. It has some of England’s best beaches and includes 12km of European “Blue Flag” award winning sandy beaches. The town enjoys one of the best climates in the country. Bournemouth has a strong tradition of tourism, and there are many interesting and entertaining things to do.

We are surrounded by many areas of natural beauty, which include: The New Forest” which has recently been awarded national park status, and “Dorset’s Jurassic Coastline”, where many important prehistoric finds have been made. Poole Harbour, which can be seen from Bournemouth’s cliff tops, is the largest natural harbour in the world after Sydney. The Harbour has several islands, the largest of which is Brownsea Island, popular for walks and nature watching.

Bournemouth is well connected by road, rail and has a small international airport,  There are many historic towns and cities in Southern England including: London, Winchester (the former capital of England), Bath, Stonehenge, Weymouth, Salisbury, Poole and Christchurch. London is just 2 hours away by train.

Many tens of thousands of language students visit Bournemouth each year, and the University and Bournemouth and Poole College have many young people enrolled in the area. Bournemouth is also visited by people from all over Britain who come for the nightlife, sport and nature. It has many night clubs, restaurants and pubs.

The official Bournemouth tourism web site




Conversation Club

On Wednesdays

Richard Language College students can join staff and fellow students for the Conversation Club held on most Wednesdays from 3.30pm to 4.30pm in the cafeteria.  

A great chance to use your English and get to know everyone!



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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