There are many different reasons why our students choose to study at MLS, and each student has their own specific priorities and requirements. Find yours below:

Study with Adults

An integral part of our appeal is that we are an adult college, with students aged 16 and above.   The average age across the college is 34, with students ranging from 16 to 70+.


At MLS we understand that each student is different, and we have the flexibility to adapt our courses to suit the individual needs of each learner. During your time at MLS we offer the possibility of amending your course to better fit your specific needs.  We do this by structuring all courses so that they are made up of various ‘Elements of Study, each offering a different approach to learning English.


MLS is an independent, family owned, school with no connection to any group or chain of schools, giving us control over our quality.   We have the flexibility to ‘individualise’ our courses to suit each student and the time and desire to get to know each of our students personally and provide tailored support.   From enquiry to course completion MLS strives to impress with the quality and efficiency of our service.  Read more …


MLS is regularly inspected by the British Council and NCFE. In our 2019 inspection, The British Council noted points of strength in the areas of strategic and quality management, staff management, student administration, learning resources, academic staff profile, academic management, course design, care of students, leisure opportunities and safeguarding under 18s. MLS holds accreditations or memberships of a number of public and private professional bodies.  Read more …

Teaching Staff

MLS teachers are all qualified English language teachers and meet the requirements of the Accreditation UK scheme. Our teaching profile includes CELTA, DELTA, MA and PGCE qualifications. Teachers will also have relevant professional experience in their respective fields.

Teacher continuing professional development is at the heart of operations and all teaching staff maintain up to date CPD plans targeted at the needs of the college and the individual teaching needs of the specific member of staff.

Student Success Rates

In 2018 MLS students achieved a 95.5% progress success rate.  In 2017 MLS students achieved a 100% HNC/HND pass rate, and a 97% NCFE pass rate.  Read more …

Student Progress

Student progress is continually assessed through test and project work, and teachers provide feedback through regular tutorials to enable students to improve their skills. Students also have the opportunity to speak with their teacher about progress at any time through informal meetings. The ‘MLS 200’ system tracks students’ progress from arrival throughout their course, and charts progress against the CEFR levels. Details are in every classroom and all students are aware of the system and how it works.  All students receive an ‘MLS 200’ report on completion of their course as well as a course certificate.  Read more …

Student Feedback

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 – 4.7 out of 5
  • Would you recommend MLS homestays – 4.7 out of 5
  • I felt safe in MLS – 4.9 out of 5

Industry Recognition

MLS is recognised as an English Language Centre of Excellence by the English Language GazetteA Centre of Excellence is awarded to British Council teaching centres whose latest inspection report shows sufficient areas of strength to place the centre in the top quartile of all language centres in the UK, including English language schools, universities and FE colleges.

MLS were winners of the 2017 Bournemouth Tourism Awards: Education Award.  We were also semi-finalists in the 2018 Bournemouth Tourism Awards: Education Award.

MLS was shortlisted in the ST Star Awards in 2016 and 2017 for Star Vocational College.

MLS also featured in the English Language Gazette, which listed MLS in the top 10 UK providers of high quality training at a good value price’.

Student Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it … see for yourself what our students say about MLS in the Student Testimonials!