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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




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 2019 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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