History of Anglo-Continental

In 1950 Fritz Schillig opened Anglo Swiss in Christchurch.  With 80 Swiss Francs lent to him by his father the money was used to advertise for students in Switzerland – his father never expected to have the loan re-paid.  He also borrowed five tables and chairs and a blackboard from Holy Trinity Church Hall, which he was later able to return, in order to launch the new language school.

Anglo Swiss expanded rapidly and the school moved to its current site in Wimborne Road in 1955.  Students were soon coming from other European countries and so the name was changed to Anglo-Continental. The school has grown to become one of the largest English language schools in the UK, having taught over 400,000 students from 120 different countries.

 

 

Our Campus

One of the Largest English Language School Campus in the UK

Anglo-Continental has one of the largest English language school campus in the United Kingdom. The campus is within easy walking distance of Bournemouth’s town centre and beaches.  Anglo-Continental offers outstanding facilities for study and relaxation. Modern teaching and facilities including:

  • Classrooms with interactive whiteboards
  • Multi-Media Learning Centre with internet access (private study facilities and language-learning software for every level)
  • 2 lecture rooms equipped with DVD/video and computer projection equipment
  • Language laboratory with a seating capacity for 16 students (accessible by wheelchair)
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Modern, spacious Student Centre with sun terrace and award-winning gardens.  Anglo-Continental’s catering services have a food hygiene rating of 5 (very good).



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Our Teachers

Having a recognised diploma-level qualification in teaching English to speakers of other languages is a requirement for our year-round teachers.  In addition to this, they will also have extensive teaching experience in a variety of professional areas.  It is a minimum requirement that teachers have a recognised English language teaching qualification i.e Cambridge CELTA, Trinity College TESOL Certificate or equivalent.  Teachers are also expected to have a degree level qualification.

Within our established long-term team, a number of teachers have Masters level qualifications, others have qualified teacher status (QTS) and some have specialist subject qualifications.  Many of these teachers have positions of responsibility according to their areas of expertise.

 

Our Location

Bournemouth

Bournemouth Beach has topped the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019 for Best Beaches again! Voted number 1 in the UK, number 6 in Europe and number 20 worldwide!

One of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts, Bournemouth is a lively university town just over an hour and a half away from London. It has a mild climate, 12 kilometres of sandy beaches (awarded the prestigious Blue Flag for cleanliness), over 800 hectares of beautiful parks, gardens and extensive leisure facilities. It has a wide variety of shops, stores and boutiques, and an exciting choice of theatres, cinemas, concert halls and clubs. Its many restaurants, pubs and cafes offer truly international cuisine. Equally important, the town offers superb facilities for almost every kind of sport.

Campus Location

Anglo-Continental is located in a quiet residential area within easy walking distance of Bournemouth’s town centre and beach.

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Places of interest close to Bournemouth

  • Poole Harbour – one of the largest natural harbours in the world
  • Stunning Dorset World Heritage Jurassic coastline
  • The New Forest National Park – a historical royal hunting ground
  • The ancient site of Stonehenge
  • Cathedral Cities of Winchester and Salisbury
  • Isle of Wight
  • Isle of Purbeck
  • Roman City of Bath
  • University City of Oxford
  • Bournemouth and Anglo-Continental provide the perfect combination for a rewarding stay in England – and the ideal setting for study and recreation.

About Us

Why Learn English at Anglo-Continental?

Anglo-Continental is one of the world’s leading English language schools.  The school was founded in 1950 and today our courses are regularly inspected and accredited by The British Council.  For 72 years our English courses have been enjoyed by students of all ages and professions from all parts of the world.

Guido Schillig

Guido Schillig

Managing Director

Anglo-Continental has offered English language courses for 72 years to 400,000 students from 120 different nationalities.

Anglo-Continental has one of the largest English language school campuses in the UK.  Anglo-Continental is a family run organisation and we pride ourselves on our friendly personal service and efficient administration. A choice of courses is offered for everyone – from young students to senior citizens, complete beginners to advanced examination candidates, school and university students to business executives and professionals. We even teach teachers of English!

Our English language courses are taught by teachers who have a recognised English language teaching qualification i.e. CELTA, Trinity College TESOL Certificate or equivalent.  Teachers are also expected to have a degree level qualification. 

Within our established long-term team, a number of teachers have Masters level qualifications, others have qualified teacher status (QTS) and some have specialist subject qualifications. Many of these teachers have positions of responsibility according to their areas of expertise.

Our Mission

Excellence in English language teaching, training and testing – putting the student first.

Elaine Goodrich

Elaine Goodrich

STUDENT SERVICES ASSISTANT

Student Services Staff

Our Student Services staff are here to help you during your stay and advise you on many aspects of life in England. They will help you with everything from arranging excursions, sports and leisure activities to booking coach tickets and revalidating flight tickets.


 An English course to meet your needs

  • English skills to improve your spoken English. Communicate more effectively in English, become more confident and improve your language skills.
  • Develop your listening, reading and writing skills.
  • Improve your grammar knowledge.
  • Preparation and practice for English examinations such as IELTS (Cambridge English Language Assessment), First Certificate (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), and TOEFL.
  • English Courses to develop a high level of English language skills for educational, business or professional purposes.
  • Specialised English language programmes for a wide choice of business and technical specialisations.



Why Study English in Bournemouth?

Bournemouth is a great location to study English:

  • Less than two hours from London
  • Lively University town
  • Mild climate
  • 12 kilometres of sandy beaches (awarded the prestigious blue flag for cleanliness).
    Bournemouth named ‘best coastal resort’ by the public for the second year in a row – British Travel Awards.
  • Well known for its beautiful parks, gardens and extensive leisure facilities
  • a wide variety of shops, stores and boutiques
  • an exciting choice of theatres, cinemas, concert halls and clubs
  • Many restaurants, pubs and cafes offering truly international cuisine
  • Superb facilities for almost every kind of sport

View our location in Bournemouth

100 things to do and see in Bournemouth

Visit the Bournemouth Tourist Office website – for full information about Bournemouth and the surrounding area.

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