About Us

ETC International College, accredited by the British Council for teaching English as a foreign language in the UK, is a specialist language college, established in 1989.

Our ethos

We are passionate about language learning and we aim to deliver professional teaching in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Choosing to study with us means you can expect great teaching, clear progress and excellent service.
We pride ourselves on offering high quality tuition and service, which are proven through our regular inspections by the British Council and ISI. Being a member of English UK also ensures these standards remain high.

Learn Something Every Day

“Education is one of the most valuable things in the world. At ETC International College we help provide students with the skills necessary to expand their horizons and progress in their careers. Bournemouth is a fantastic seaside town with lots of things to see and experience. Study at ETC and find out why so many people call Bournemouth their second home”.

Founded 1989

About ETC

"My English has improved greatly and so has my knowledge" ~ Saif Aljneibi, 2022.

ETC is a family run business, which started with 1 student in 1989. We have come a long way since then, now with 4 buildings, over 40 classrooms and thousands of students studying at ETC each year.

Our course offering is also evolving. Not only do we offer the sought after General English and Exam Preparation courses, but we also have available specialist courses for professionals , university preparation for students and have recently added BTEC accredited HNC and HND courses to our repertoire.

ETC International College is continuously expanding to provide relevant courses to an ever-evolving world.

45 Classrooms

ETC offers modern facilities to aid your learning. With interactive whiteboards, voice recording for accent comparison and a free DVD library, you can make the most of your learning in and outside of your lessons.

Over 30 Computers

ETC has two computer rooms for personal use or study throughout the day. All computers are loaded with up-to-date software, including accent comparison.

ETC Residence

ETC has a residence right next door to the school. Benefit from staying next door to the school and only a 5 minute walk from the beach and town centre. Meet international friends in our ETC Residence.

Student Welfare

Student welfare is our top priority. We have a dedicated team of Safeguarding Officers who are on hand if you have a problem and all conversations are confidential.

Visit local areas of interest

We have a wide range of activities and excursions on offer so make sure you check the notice boards for the schedule.

On-Site Cafeteria

Refuel with our great range of nutritious food. We offer a range of hot and cold meals, snacks and refreshments in our on-site cafeteria.

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