British Study Centres News April - June 2010
Armenian Group Goes Orange!
This weekend the British Study Centres' junior courses will welcome around 600 young learners to their three centres across the UK.
One group from Armenia decided to have a pre-departure party in their school and even baked an orange BSC cake - superb!
Students from 40 different nations will be with us on the junior courses this summer experiencing the excellent school facilities and combining a programme of English, activities and excursions. We hope the nice weather continues and we look forward to welcoming all our young learners!
Double Nomination for BSC in LTM Awards!
British Study Centres has today been shortlisted for two awards in the prestigious 2010 Language Travel Magazine awards! The first nomination is for 'LTM Star English Language School Europe 2010' and the second is for 'LTM Star Junior Provider 2010'. It is the second successive year that British Study Centres has been nominated in the awards.
The LTM awards are the language travel industry's showpiece event, regarded as the 'Oscars' of the industry, and are voted for by language travel agents throughout the world. The awards are highly coveted with over 900 accredited schools in the running for the 5 shortlisted places.
'It is an unbelievable honour for us to be nominated for these awards,' said an ecstatic Andrew Roper, Managing Director of British Study Centres, on hearing of the nominations. 'To be nominated for the second year running in the adult school category is just incredible, there are so many excellent English language schools in the UK, Ireland and Malta, it's truly humbling to be voted for by your industry colleagues and peers. And we are over the moon to be shortlisted in the junior category as well.
This is the first year LTM has included junior programmes in the awards so it's just fantastic to be included there, too. I would like to thank all the agents who voted for us. It's a wonderful recognition for our staff who work so hard to provide high quality teaching and services to our clients. Fingers crossed we can bring back the trophy!'
BSC London Tops 1000 Friends on Facebook!
We are thrilled to announce that the BSC London profile on Facebook reached 1000 friends last week. Throughout the past year our Facebook group has grown to become the ideal gathering place for all former and current BSC London students to share their experiences and keep in touch with old classmates from around the world.
Onat, one of our friends from Turkey said "Facebook is great! I met a couple of students who were already at BSC London even before I started my course."
BSC Bournemouth Now Open!
Opening day is finally here and it has been all hands on deck at BSC Bournemouth to make sure that everything is ready for our first students in our exciting new school. Our cosy school offers a family atmosphere from our close knit team who are well experienced in teaching and student services. The school benefits from free Wi-Fi, well equipped classrooms, flat screen television, comfortable communal area, four excellent accommodation options and a wide range of school programme activities operational from week one. We are all excited about the forth coming summer which should prove to be a bumper one for us in Bournemouth!
Don't forget our 'golden hello', a 15% discount on all courses of 20 lessons per week or more when starting during May, June & July 2010. Please see here for course fees and start dates.
Keeping Fit And Supporting Charity - Oxford Fun Run
BSC recently did their bit to raise money for charity by participating in the Oxford Fun Run around University Parks. In 2009 over £18,000 was raised for the following local charities - Pathway Workshop, Headway, Age Concern, New Life, Response, Footsteps, Mind, Pegasus Theatre, Wesley Memorial, Cystic Fibrosis, Motor Neurone, Stroke Assoc, Nepalese Children’s Home and Parkinson’s Society, and we hope by joining in this year, we can make 2010's total even higher. The BSC team, composed of teachers and students, didn't win any medals but they all managed to finish the race and a good time was had by all! See you next year!
BSC Bournemouth Opening 17 May 2010!
Exciting times again at British Study Centres as our newest centre is set to open very shortly. The School Director, Roland Sharp is busy with the preparations and is being assisted by Vania Roper, the Marketing and Project Manager who will also be based at the school. They are both looking forward to welcoming new students to the school.
Opening with five classrooms initially on the third floor of our premises and additional classrooms opening on the second floor shortly after, we will be offering a choice of courses from General English to Cambridge exam preparation. In addition to this we will be offering a fantastic range of accommodation options from day one including homestay, student houses, student flats and - from 24th July - 40 rooms in a town centre university residence. Please click here for full descriptions of accommodation types.
The town of Bournemouth is a wonderful place to study, as an established location for English Language teaching there is a wealth of excellent teachers, social activities and not forgetting 11km of award winning beaches, we can offer you the high quality experience that our students and partner agents come to expect from British Study Centres.
As a welcoming 'hello' we would like to offer a 15% discount on all courses of 20 lessons per week or more when starting during May and June 2010. Please see here for course fees and start dates.