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English Courses in Brighton

Home of the seagulls, sun and sea!

Information on the English School in Brighton

Brighton is a coastal city par excellence, known by most as “The London of the South” because it’s dynamic and full of things to do. It is the ideal destination for a fun study vacation. Your English course at Brighton will take place in a building which was completely renovated in 2010. The school with its ultra-modern and colorful environment has 33 brand new classrooms with Internet access. There are 45 computer workstations with free Internet access as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the school. 
The language center is located in a 4-storey building. The ground floor has the reception, administrative offices and a beautiful, newly-renovated relaxation room, which, like the rest of the interior spaces is very spacious and colorful. The women at the reception are very friendly and knowledgeable and are ready to help students with any issues. They’ll be able to give you useful information on bike rentals, SIM cards, transport and local events. 
There are two lifts as well as stairwells in the school. The first, second and third floors are structured in a very similar way. You enter into a hub / corridor surrounded by a dozen well-lit, well-equipped, spacious classrooms… definitely an inviting learning environment! Each floor has its own student lounge with colorful cushions and rugs illuminated by large, bright windows. There is also a computer room and a library on every floor.

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Every English course in Brighton includes:
  • Welcome Event
  • Textbooks and materials
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Access to the Internet

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English Courses in Brighton

General or Intensive English Course in Brighton for Adults

20 or 30 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] This English course teaches students practical English through thematic, interactive and engaging lessons. The program covers all four communication skills: reading, writing, oral expression and comprehension. Included in the course price is also a variety of useful and fun extra-curricular activities and workshops, an ideal way to socialize with classmates and practice your English in Brighton and other nearby destinations! >> Read more

English for Work in Brighton for Adults

30 lessons per week - from Pre-Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] A well-balanced combination of simulations, tutorials, and thematic lessons are used in this English course in Brighton. Students learn in a practical and engaging way the language to negotiate a contract, manage human resources, and present business scenarios… you’ll learn how to deal with international work environments, give advice and warnings, and solve problems. This course is devoted exclusively to motivated adult students. >> Read more

English in the City in Brighton

30 lessons per week - from Pre-intermediate (only if close to Intermediate) - flexible duration

[+] This practical English Course is well-structured and grants you the opportunity to explore the language whilst discovering what the city has to offer. This formal approach, combined with the informal, provides a basis on which to begin practicing English in everyday life. You will be starting conversations in no time! The English ‘In the City’ Course delivers a stimulating environment for students. >> Read more

IELTS Exam Preparation Course in Brighton

30 lessons per week - from Intermediate - flexible duration

[+] The goal of the IELTS Preparation Course is to provide you with the techniques necessary to achieve the best possible result. Teachers will guide and support you throughout and the course also utilises exam past papers so that you are prepared for what appears on the test. The IELTS Preparation Course offers the opportunity to learn in a structured and precise manner, giving you a better understanding of texts, context, generic meaning and vocabulary! >> Read more

One to One Lessons in Brighton

5-40 lessons per week - All levels - Flexible duration

[+] To make the most of your studying in Brighton you can integrate some individual English lessons with your group course. Thanks to individually tailored lessons, you will have a double advantage: you can interact with other students in the morning classes, then focus on your individual improvement in the afternoon. Having a tutor at your disposal is very useful. You can focus on your weaknesses (comprehension, speaking, writing, reading, etc.) or develop target vocabulary. >> Read more

CAE Exam Preparation Course in Brighton

30 lessons per week - check the details - Fixed duration

[+] The CAE Preparation Course combines the best methods and approach targeted to help you obtain the CAE. Teachers are qualified Cambridge ESOL professionals and will aim to guide you throughout your course. They will endeavour to help you with the four test areas, using sample test from previous exams! >> Read more

FCE Exam Preparation Course in Brighton

30 lessons per week - check the details - Fixed duration

[+] The FCE Preparation Course differs from the traditional English Courses and allows you to focus your learning specifically towards the achievement of the FCE, using materials that are based on past exams. Teachers provide you with a planned programme of study, with performance being monitored closely in order to provide you with the best possible support in areas that require improvement. >> Read more

Accommodation in Brighton

If you don’t know where to stay while taking your English course in Brighton, you can choose one of these accommodations proposed by the school

Mitre - Residence

Distance to School: 14 - 16 minutes walking - Room type: Single room, private bathroom

[+] Mitre House is a mixed gender residence offering single occupancy of double rooms. All bedrooms have en-suite showering/toilet facilities. Wi-fi is available throughout the building. Rooms share communal kitchen/TV lounges. There is also an exclusive café in the building serving snacks and hot/cold ... >> Read more

Seafront - Residence

Distance to School: 4 - 6 minutes walking - Room type: Single room, private bathroom

[+] Brighton’s Seafront residence is a mixed gender residence, offering students comfortable single rooms with their own private showering facilities. The bedrooms boast underfloor heating and a flat screen TV. There is a large, spacious, shared kitchen, which is fully equipped, as well as laundry fac ... >> Read more

Apartments

Distance to School: 14 - 16 minutes walking - Room types: Single Room - Double Room

[+] Portland Place Student House is a mixed gender residence, located in a stunning 4 storey Georgian building. The residence is modern and has newly refurbished bathrooms with showering facilities, a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, as well as a dining area for you to mingle with other students f ... >> Read more

Host Family

Distance to School: 20 - 40 minutes public transport - Room types: Single room, breakfast only - Single room, breakfast only, private bathroom - Single room, half board, private bathroom - Single room, half board - Twin room, breakfast only - Twin room, half board

[+] Staying with a host family offers you a unique and unforgettable experience – a cultural exchange which will leave you with lasting memories. You’ll be staying at the home of a local family, where you’ll have your own room (single or twin on request) in a sociable and hospitable environment. T ... >> Read more

Why Brighton? Some facts

Here is some more information on English courses in Brighton

Why take an English course in Brighton?

London may be the largest city in the UK, but Brighton is the youngest… and it has become ‘the’ place to live for most students. It is a cauldron of rich and vibrant colours, and you’ll be immersed in its energy from day one. Following an English course in Brighton in ta brilliant choice for anyone who wants to experience a truly unforgettable time. There are a number of reasons why you should select a course here, starting with its 365 pubs (yes, one for every day of the year!), tasty treats, a choice of countryside or beach, ‘anything goes’ fashion, efficient public transport and animal-loving residents. This makes it ideal for young ones and adults alike. The school is located right across from ‘Brighton Pier’, its most famous landmark, and the city centre, Brighton Pavilion. This offers students instant access to all the hustle and bustle of the city, with immediate access to and endless array of bars, cafes, restaurants and quirky shops.

An international environment

Does this English course in Brighton meet what someone of your age and nationality needs? Check it out by comparing the facts.

Nationalities

  • Students of Ages 18-30 85% 85%
  • 30+ 40+ 50+ 15% 15%

Course structure

An overview of lesson times, starting from the first day

First day (Monday)

The first day begins with reception, registration and a short language test. The test is nothing to worry about – it’s specifically designed to put you in a class with other students of a similar level to yours. The test will be followed by a session / welcome speech, the handing out of the teaching calendar and other activities, and possibly lessons. Here is an example:

  • 08:30 Check-in and registration at the school
  • 09:00 Test
  • 10:45 The first lesson of your English course in Brighton!
  • 12:45 Lessons (if you have chosen Intensive English or English for Work)
  • 14:30 Tour of the neighborhood
  • 15:30 Welcome Pack
  • 16:00 Welcome Event

Welcome Pack

The first day you’ll get a nice welcome package, including a manual with information about Brighton, the schedule of classes, some detailed information about your English course in Brighton for adults, suggestions for free time activities, a list of extra learning activities, the school regulations and some important contact information including the emergency telephone number of the school (which you can contact 24 hours a day during your entire stay).
Welcome Event 
On the first day of your course  you are invited to a welcome event in the centre cafe or at another venue. This is an excellent opportunity for you to meet other students on your English course and from the school.

From Tuesday onwards

By the second day, you will begin to follow the regular academic calendar. During the week, two different teachers will alternate, so you will be exposed
different types of pronunciation. The first Wednesday of your course you will receive the textbook, and then as time goes by, you’ll receive the other supplementary educational materials. Note that during the high season, the school adopts a calendar called “Double Banking” when the lessons are held both in the morning and afternoon, but on alternate days. This simple system gives you the chance to enjoy your free time at different times of the day; for example, you’ll have Wednesday mornings free and Thursday afternoons free. The calendar in the high season is as follows:

Morning

  • 9:00-10:30 First module*
  • 10:30-10:45 Break
  • 10:45-12:15 Second module*

Noon

  • 12:15-12:45 Lunch
  • 12:45-14:15 “Intensive” and “Business”** Lessons

Afternoon

  • 14:30-16:00 First module*
  • 16:00-16:15 Break
  • 16:15-17.45 Second module*

*Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing.
**Speaking or Listening or Reading or Writing for General or Business English.

Evening

  • Free time activities, workshops, events and optional extras courses

Useful tips for your stay in Brighton

Some suggestions from those who live in Brighton

Studying English in the UK

Identity documents, medical care, and more. Before you start your course, make sure to read the information on the page: requirements.

Do not miss

  • Royal Pavilion
  • Brighton Pier
  • Seafront
  • The Artists’ Quarter
  • Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
  • Explore The Lanes
  • Relax on the beach
  • Sea Life Centre
  • Explore the English countryside
  • Take a day-trip to London

Cost of living in Brighton

  • Big Mac £2.89
  • Sandwich £3.50
  • Can of Coke £.065
  • Coffee in a café £2.50
  • 1 litre of milk £0.80
  • 2 litres of water £1.50
  • A loaf of bread £0.80
  • Two course meal in average restaurant £15.00
  • Cost of sim card free
  • Cinema £7
  • Entrance to clubs £5 – £15

Getting Around Brighton

Always try Google maps, which offers a number of useful tools that allow you to find the best public transport solutions. Brighton has superb bus services (some even have free WiFi!), so it’s worth taking advantage of! Click the link below for more information:

Many students opt to walk, or cycle along the massive promenade, by the sea, across parks and to/ from work or school.

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