Junior Programme // Junior Courses

Available for students aged 12 - 17 years old

We offer fully-featured Junior English courses in Bournemouth where children learn English in a safe and educational environment. These programmes include all the elements of education, fun and culture for your child to learn English and explore the UK. When your child is undertaking our Junior English courses, we can provide different types of accommodation and airport transfers with student welfare a priority.

These courses are designed for students aged 12 - 17 years old.

Choose your programme

Residence Programme

🗸 Shared room with breakfast, lunch and dinner
🗸 1 full day excursion per week (e.g. to London / Oxford / Bath / Stonehenge) with packed lunch provided by ETC.
🗸 1 half day excursion per week (e.g. to Jurassic Coast / Southampton / Winchester).
🗸 4 afternoon sports and / or social activities per week (e.g. bowling, beach sports).
🗸 The services of an ETC Activities Organiser for all scheduled ETC activities and trips

£625

per week + £100 enrolment fee

We currently have 3 Junior residences, available at various times throughout the summer. All residences are walking distance to ETC, have CCTV and live-in staff support 24/7. Students also have access to 5 optional evening activities per week, such as disco nights or karaoke.

Students on the Junior Programme may be placed in either of the 3 residences. All rooms are offered as shared rooms with up to 3 other people.

Please note that when booking, juniors aged 15 and below may only stay for a maximum of 26 nights.

Homestay Programme

🗸 Shared room with breakfast, lunch and dinner
🗸 1 full day excursion per week (e.g. to London / Oxford / Bath / Stonehenge) with packed lunch provided by ETC.
🗸 1 half day excursion per week (e.g. to Jurassic Coast / Southampton / Winchester).
🗸 4 afternoon sports and / or social activities per week (e.g. bowling, beach sports).
🗸 The services of an ETC Activities Organiser for all scheduled ETC activities and trips

£600

per week + £100 enrolment fee

We provide shared rooms in an ETC Homestay. School transport will be included for students aged 12 and 13 in Homestays. Students aged 14-15 will be provided with a bus pass.

All our Homestays are DBS-checked and inspected regularly. All students will have a comfortable, clean room with one load of laundry done once a week. Lunches are provided from Monday to Friday at the ETC café.

Please note that when booking, juniors aged 15 and below may only stay for a maximum of 26 nights.

What's included?

General English Tuition

Our Junior Programme includes 20 group lessons (15 hours) of General English per week. Every student is given an initial placement test to identify the most suitable class for their level of English. Students are placed in a class with other juniors of a similar English language level.

Lessons are generally run in the mornings, but we cannot guarantee this timetable during busy periods. In the summer, it is likely that afternoon lessons will also be running.

Full Board

All meals are included in the price of the Junior English programme.

Breakfast and dinner will be supplied by the student’s accommodation provider and lunch will be served in the ETC Café. At weekends, packed lunches will be provided for excursions by the accommodation provider.

If a student requires a special diet (e.g. no wheat, no pork, no dairy etc.), a supplement of £20 is payable per week.

Activities

Students who follow a Junior English Programme will receive a full activities schedule. From sports and beach games to crafts and museums, there is something for everyone. Providing activities for them when they are out of lessons reassures you they are having fun in a safe environment.

Students are able to meet new friends and practise their English outside of the classroom.

Excursions

Explore beautiful surroundings throughout Dorset and the UK.

1 full-day excursion per week: 1 full-day trip per week to a place of interest such as London, Oxford or Bath. The trip includes a guided walking tour, entries to venues and all transportation.

1 half-day excursion per week: 1 supervised half-day trip per week to a more local place of interest such as Christchurch, the New Forest, Southampton, Winchester, etc. The trip includes a guided walking tour, entries to any venues and all transportation.

Transport

Door-to-door pick up is only available for students aged 12 and 13 staying in a homestay. Our ETC minibuses will come and pick your child up from their homestay and drop them back after their activities/lessons.

All transport to and from activities is provided for all students booked on a Junior Programme.

Also Included...

  • Lunch – meals served in ETC Cafe Monday – Friday
  • Wireless and wired Internet throughout the school
  • Bournemouth tour and map, handbook, identity card
  • 24-hour emergency phone number
  • End of course certificate on completion of studies

Private Airport Transfers

Airport transfers are compulsory for all students following a Junior Programme. Please note, we have not included airport transfer in our junior prices, as the price depends on the numbers of students travelling, the airport and the time of day.  Please see our airport transfer prices:


Age Requirements for Individual Junior Students

  • The minimum age for individual students from September to May is 16.
  • The minimum age for individual students from June to August is 12.
  • Students aged 16 & 17 may study in an adult General English class at any time of the year with permission from their parents.
  • The maximum duration a student aged 15 and under may stay in an ETC Homestay is 26 nights (unless a suitable foster family can be found).
  • Individual students aged 15 and under in the summer must book a Junior Programme.
  • Individual students aged 12 to 15 in the summer must book a Junior Programme if they wish to stay in the Junior Residence.
  • Next of kin details must be received for all students aged 17 and under prior to document issue.
  • Signed parental permission forms (signed by the parent) must be received for all students aged 17 and under prior to document issue.
  • Students aged 16 and 17 who are booked onto an adult course programme MUST follow junior policies and procedures, including curfew times.

What we do

  • DBS all staff and homestay providers
  • Require all staff and homestay providers to do a safeguarding course specifically designed for Language Schools
  • Take the safety of all students at ETC seriously
  • Follow government and BC regulations
  • Have close and remote supervision in place for under 18’s:
  • Close supervision is when students are with an ETC member of staff during an activity or lesson.
  • Remote supervision is when students have an activity such as shopping. The activity leader will be in a designated spot that is known to all the students whilst the students shop in small groups
  • Have a variety of accommodation so that parents can choose how much unsupervised free time they would like their child to have.
  • Issue all students with an ETC Identity Card which has the ETC Emergency number on it so students can contact an ETC member of staff 24/7.

Curfew Times

14- 17 year-olds will only be allowed unsupervised free time if this has been agreed and signed by parents before arrival on the Parental Permission form.

16 and 17 year olds must be home by 10pm. You must give your host family or the Residence Manager the details of where you are going, who you are going with and how they can contact you in an emergency. If you are going to an activity or in the care of your group leader, please make sure that your host family has been informed.

Please note that curfew times cannot be extended and if 2 junior students want to stay in the same homestay but they have different curfew times due to their ages, the older student must abide by the younger student’s curfew time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are classes?

Each lesson in 45 minutes long.

Students will receive 15 hours of tuition per week, in addition to activities every day during the week and on the weekends.

When can I start studying?

The Junior Programme is available between June and August each year. For exact start dates, please see our Junior Dates & Fees.

Click here to download the Dates & Fees

How do I enrol?

To enrol at ETC, simply click the button below and complete our enrolment form!


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