MLS is an independent, family owned, college providing courses for adult international students, in a professional and caring environment. MLS understands that every student is different, and our courses are designed with the flexibility to adapt them to suit the individual needs of each of our students.

Mission Statement and Core Values

MLS Mission Statement

Our vision for success is simple.  We are a private training centre still owned by the founding family, which means we understand the core values of quality, client service and speed of assistance.  Our aim is to ensure that your training programme and experience meet the specific requirements you come with and our client service team will always be ready to help you, both before you arrive and when you are with us.

MLS Core Values

MLS is an independent, family owned, college with no connection to any group or chain of schools, giving us control over our quality.  MLS is regularly inspected by British Council, ISI, Edexcel, NCFE and UKVI.  ISI confirms that we ‘exceed expectations’ in all areas.  In our 2015 British Council inspection MLS achieved 30 points of strength noted.
Think Independent … Think MLS!

We are committed to value each individual – At MLS, we listen to our students. This is very important to us and all students are invited to provide feedback, enabling us to make improvements to better suit their needs.  Our feedback ratings are:

  • Would you recommend MLS – 4.55 out of 5
  • Would you recommend MLS homestays – 4.33 out of 5

We offer opportunity / We strive to be successful – MLS students have an excellent record of success, helping them achieve their goals:

  • 85% exam success rate
  • 100% HNC pass rate
  • 87.5% HND pass rate
  • 90% undergraduate foundation pass rate

We are passionate about our business

We act with integrity and show respect

We strive for simplicity

The History of MLS

Since its foundation in 1987, MLS International College has been committed to delivering quality training in English Language and English for Special Purposes.  Our courses are for adult learners of English and are designed to meet the needs of those working within the world of business and those seeking university study, as well as those who just want to improve their English level.

More than 1000 students each year choose MLS and we are proud that students often do so because of recommendation from past students.

We are specialists in delivering not only General English but also highly focused language training integrated with Content Based Language Training (CBLT).  MLS is one of few privately owned English Language Centres accredited to run degree level business training alongside British Council accredited language training.

We have worked with overseas universities, globally recognised businesses, governments and aviation authorities as well as individual adult students seeking professional and academic language training.

MLS merged with Bournemouth Business School International in January 2016.  This merger was a transfer of BBSI’s assets and ongoing business to MLS.  The merger provided the opportunity to develop the merged schools as one of the leading Professional and Business English Language training centres in the UK, combining over 50 years of English, Business English and University preparation teaching experience for international students.

The UK remains a location of excellence in education and Bournemouth is a premier English language study destination in the UK, offering a superb student experience in and out of the classroom.  MLS was the winner of the Education Category in the Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2017.

We warmly invite you to study with us at MLS !


A fantastic location for language learning

Bournemouth is an outstanding setting for an adult language school.  The college itself is in a beautiful Victorian building, right in the centre of town and only a 2 minute walk from beautiful golden beaches.  With tourism and education being major industries in the town, Bournemouth offers outstanding tourist events and facilities.  It is also a centre for banking, insurance, aviation and other high-tech industries.  Whatever time of the year you decide to come to Bournemouth, there is always something happening.