Educational leave at Anglo-Continental School of English in Bournemouth

Anglo-Continental is an established English language school with 73 years’ experience in teaching English to students from across the globe.  The school was founded in 1950 and today our courses are regularly inspected and accredited by The British Council.  Anglo-Continental has taught English language courses to over 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.  Most teachers have a degree level qualification. 

Within our established long-term team, a number of teachers have Masters level qualifications, some 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.

What is Bildungsurlaub?

Bildungsurlaub gives employees in Germany the opportunity to attend further education once a year to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date.  The employer continues to pay the employees salary during this period of education leave but there are some conditions.

Anglo-Continental’s courses are recognised by Bildungsurlaub which is  in all German states except Saxony and Bavaria. 

Anglo-Continental Courses eligible for Bildungsurlaub


IELTS Preparation Vacation Course – 30 lessons per week (June, July and August)

At Anglo-Continental, we have a long successful history in preparing our students for English language examinations. The IELTS Preparation Vacation Course will prepare students for the highly regarded International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination.

The course is designed to develop the necessary skills relevant to the IELTS examination and to present and practise language appropriate to the students’ needs. Timed
practice tests provide an idea of what it is like to work under pressure during a real examination.

IELTS Preparation Courses
Recognised worldwide, IELTS assesses the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is the language of communication. Our IELTS Preparation Vacation Courses are
intended for those who wish to benefit from preparation for the IELTS test, which includes listening, speaking, reading and writing components.

The courses aim to raise the students level of general English by providing 20 lessons per week of intensive English language study, combined with 10 lessons per week of practice for the IELTS examination. Teachers will familiarise students with the format of the examination and will introduce strategies for dealing with typical questions.

Homework forms an integral part of the course.

Excursions, Sports and Leisure Activities
A variety of excursions, sports and leisure activities are a key part of this programme. The excursions and activities are carefully chosen to support continuous language development and to encourage students to practise their English skills outside of the classroom with other international students.

English for Ground Personnel

The essential English language used in this course is listed below:

  • Airport and Ground Operations
  • Aircraft De-icing operations
  • Aircraft Marshalling and Ramp Hand Signals
  • Aircraft Turnaround Coordination
  • Extreme Weather Operations 
  • Baggage Handing Services
  • Basic Airside Safety
  • Airport Services – Passenger Handling
  • Ground Vehicles and Equipment 

English for Meteorology

The essential English language used in this course is listed below:

  • Principles of meteorology
  • General aviation terminology
  • Met services at airports
  • Visibility, the atmosphere and pressure
  • Precipitation
  • Forecasting