A short reflection on our English language week in Southbourne/Bournemouth, 2019

by Hanna Baier und Noemi F. Steiner, 7C

Our journey started in Salzburg where we boarded the plane to head for Gatwick Airport. Before arriving at our final destination we made a quick stop at the site of Stonehenge. After a long bus trip we finally made it to our school in Southbourne near Bournemouth where we got picked up by our host families. Because we were tired of travelling all day, we ended up going to bed early.

Of course we not only went to the South of England to have fun, but also to improve our English, and the best way to gain further language skills was to attend school.
This is what our typical school day was like:
As morning lessons always started at 9:15 we could sleep a bit longer than usual. During the lessons we were talking about topics such as Climate Change, Globalization, Housings, the British vs. the Austrian Culture, Healthy Food, Music etc … we usually prepared presentations and had class discussions on these subjects.

Of course we did not spend all day at school, we also had time to have a look around in the area. We also visited sites like Durdle Door, Swanage, Corfe Castle and all students‘ absolute favourite – Hengisbury Head.

Although the days were quite exhausting, in the evenings we happened to find ourselves sitting together at a table in Ludo Lounge down town to reflect on our day.

Unfortunately, the weather was not as nice as we had wished for, but it definitely did not stop us from having a great time. We even went to the beach and some of us had a nice, little swim in the sea.

All in all we can look back on a great language week and we are sure we’ve improved our English a lot.