Learn English in Brighton

BrightonWith our language course options in Brighton, you can learn English in England and get to know and experience life in a typical English town - and it's just a stone’s throw away from the world metropolis of London! Welcome to "London by the Sea" - a distinguished travel destination in England for English language students. The lively coastal town of Brighton has this nickname for a good reason. Here, everything is a bit smaller than in the nearby capital, but the city of London has nothing on the creativity, festivity and eccentricity of the famous coastal town.

Brighton is a magnet for young people, artists and creative people who live, work and party on England's south coast. In the evenings, numerous theatres, cinemas, pubs, bars and clubs open their doors and there is something for every taste. For this reason, the options for language courses in Brighton have been on the rise for years and are very popular with our younger travellers.

During the day, the beach attracts most people in the summer as the summer months can be quite warm on England's south coast. Cooling off in the sea is a welcome change for residents and visitors. During a walk along Brighton Pier you can buy different kinds of food and much more from the numerous stalls. The brave can ride the rollercoaster and the less brave can simply enjoy the sea air.

Brighton is also a well known starting point for excursions to famous landmarks in southern England. The Seven Sisters chalk cliffs between Eastbourne and Seaford have breathtaking views and it's not far to Windsor Castle or the famous university city of Oxford. Make Brighton the centre point of learning English in England and discover all that the south coast of the UK has to offer!

Our School Location

The language school in Brighton is located in the district of Kemptown and is just a stone's throw from the famous Brighton Seafront. It is only about a 5-minute walk to Brighton Pier. The language school is located in one of the best areas of the centre with easy access to all the important places of interest in Brighton. Not far from the school is the Volk`s Electric Railway which operates between Easter and September. It is the oldest electric railway in Britain and provides rides along the magnificent beach. Have fun in England!

School Facilities

The language school in Brighton is centrally located near the sea front in Brighton. It will take you less than five minutes to walk to the beach. There are some great shops, restaurants, bars and supermarkets near the school. 

The language school in the beach town of Brighton has been offering English courses since 1982. This is a place where valuable experience and great teachers have come together for over 30 years. The entire school was renovated in 2010. All rooms were newly decorated and the school’s technology has also been modernised. Throughout the premises you have access to free Wi-Fi with your own laptop. The language students also have use of a computer room with 20 up-to-date PCs. Students can improve their knowledge with the help of English CD-ROMs and through e-mail and Internet they can stay in touch with their friends and family back home. The library is substantial and offers dictionaries, grammar guides, DVDs and videos. Those who want to learn will find all learning material they need in this library. There are also several lounge areas available where students can relax and enjoy each other’s company. Participants of the business course can also use the exclusive executive lounge. 

This school boasts a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. The staff are are always happy to help, whatever your enquiry, and they are looking forward to getting to know you when you arrive here for your language holiday in England. 

School Accreditation

Our partner language school in Brighton is committed to providing the highest quality services. It is a member of the British Council, UK, and it has acquired the official recognition of this prestigious UK organisation for the teaching of English in Britain.

The British Council is the UK`s official international organisation for education and culture, which also sees its mission as promoting international relations. In order to be recognized by the British Council, a school must meet the requirements necessary to prove that they provide high quality in terms of the qualifications of the teachers, the quality of the teaching and the facilities, amongst other aspects. Membership of English UK also represents a commitment to the highest of standards.

Student Reviews

Language Courses

Our language school in Brighton offers several different English courses, each with a different goal. The general English course is for students who just want to improve their overall knowledge of the English language. The groups have a maximum of 15 participants.

The business English courses focus on language knowledge for career-orientated people. You can also enroll in a private course, which is the most intensive way to learn English. You can decide to go for private lessons only, or you can make reservations for a few private lessons in addition to the group course of your choice. Exam preparation, practical experience and a long term English class spread out over the course of an academic year are also some of the options available in Brighton.

All English courses in Brighton are based on these four key components of language learning: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Discussion and group work are especially important in improving the knowledge of spoken English. Students learn vocabulary and grammar, all within context, and this enables them to bring what they learn into practice. The participants of the language course in Brighton also benefit from current teaching materials and the inclusion of other learning materials such as newspapers, videos and music. Our language school in Brighton offers English language courses at all levels.

To make sure that all participants are being trained at the appropriate level, all students take a placement test on their first day. As soon as we have the results of this test students are placed with others that have about the same proficiency. During their stay language students take several other tests so that they can see how much progress they’ve made.

Course Prices (in Euro)

All course fees include: The course as described, placement test and course certificate, course book, course material, welcome pack, free Internet access (also WLAN), activity program and e-learning program.
SAVE! The longer the course duration, the cheaper it is. If you are travelling alone, why not share a double room?

Courses begin every Monday1 Wk2 Wk3 Wk4 Wk6 Wk8 Wk12 Wk24 Wk
Standard course (20 lessons)3386751.0131,3502,0252,7003,525-
Intensive ´Crash' course (30 lessons)4328631,2941,7252,5883,4504,275-
Business English (30 lessons)4328631,2941,7252,5883,4504,275-
Private course (20 lessons)1,5003,3004,5006,0009,00012,00018,000-
Private course (30 lessons)2,2504,5006,7509,00013,50018,00027,000-
Extra individual lessons (5 lessons)3757501,1251,5002,2503,0004,5009,000
Extra individual lessons (10 lessons)7501,5002,2503.0004,5006.0009,00018,000
         
Exam Courses4 Wk8 Wk10 Wk12 Wk    
 Cambridge Prüfungskurs (20 UE)1,3502,700 3,3753,525    
 Cambridge Prüfungskurs (30 UE) 1,7253,450 4,313 4,275    

Lesson: 45 minutes, * The exam fee is not included in the price.

High Season Supplement 26 Jun - 01 Sep for ALL courses shorter than 12 weeks.

Course Dates and Info

You should consider these dates when planning your English language course in Brighton:

General language courses, Business Courses, IELTS, Academic Year start dates 2017: Start every Monday

Cambridge ESOL Courses Dates 2017:
FCE
: 02 January - 10 March (10 weeks), 13 March - 02 June (12 weeks), 04 September - 24 November (12 weeks)

CAE: 02 January - 10 March (10 weeks), 13 March - 02 June (12 weeks), 04 September - 24 November (12 weeks)

High Season 2017: 26 June - 01 September

Holidays in Brighton (on weekdays) 2017: 02 January, 14 April, 17 April, 01 May, 29 May, 28 August, 25 December, 26 December

 

Internship

An internship in England will give you valuable professional and personal experience. You'll not only improve your English skills, you'll also have the opportunity to work in an interesting industry and a stimulating environment.


Before the start of the internship, all participants attend a language course for at least four weeks. Participation in the internship program is limited to adults with at least intermediate-level English skills. The course builds upon this knowledge and experience as it gets you ready to work in Britain's business world.

You'll be placed in an internship in one of the following fields: Sales and Marketing, Finance, PR & Advertising, Human Resources (HR), law, engineering, tourism, hotel and catering, accounting, insurance, office administration, international trade, non-profit organisations, or environmental conservation. If you have another field you'd like to do an internship in, we'll work with you to make your wish possible. If you study in Brighton, you'll have the choice of internship in Brighton or nearby London. All internships are unpaid.
Don't miss this opportunity to get a taste of everyday work life in England while getting to know interesting people and improving your language skills!

Accommodation

In order to make sure that all participants of our language holidays in Brighton feel comfortable, we offer various accommodation options. 

Depending on your personal preferences you can choose between staying with host families, staying in a residence, or living at an independently reserved hotel room. You can get to the language school either on foot or by bus, depending on where you’re staying. Even if you stay at a place that is further away from the school, for instance with a host family, you can use the well connected bus network to arrive at the language school in 20 to 50 minutes. 

The day of arrival and departure is always on Saturday.

Even if you are travelling to Brighton alone, you can sign up for a twin room in either a hotel or at a host family. This means you can save money and get to know great people at the same time.

Apartment

The Shared Apartments in Brighton offers great value for money. It is just a few minutes' walk from the school and from the town centre but still inexpensive. The neighbourhood is quiet and full of typical English charm and at the same time you have shopping in the immediate vicinity. The restaurants, bars and clubs are not far away.

It is just a 10-15 minute walk to the school and is the ideal accommodation for 18 to 28-year-olds. The shared apartment is available all year round, but, in the summer months of July and August, it is reserved for long-term students who are planning to stay for 8 weeks or more. Please note that check in is on Sundays and departures are on Saturdays.

Guests at the shared apartments can choose between either a single or double room, and all the rooms have a bed, wardrobe and use of a desk. There is also a work area where you can work together in groups. The lounge, kitchens and bathrooms are shared between the residents. When the residence is full, each bathroom is shared between 4 and 6 people. The lounge has a TV and several comfortable sofas, where the international language students are welcome to meet and talk in English. The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, microwave, washing machine, dryer and all kitchen utensils, so that the residents can take care of themselves. Bed linen and towels (but not beach towels) are provided by the residence and are changed weekly. As in all residences, you pay a deposit of £100 when you arrive. If there is no damage, this will be refunded at the end of your stay.

We hope you have fun in the beautiful south of England!

Host Family

When you stay with a host family in Brighton you have the chance to get to know English life up close. Also, when you speak with the members of the family you can use and improve your English outside the classroom.


All our host families can be reached from the school within about 20 to 50 minutes by bus. There are two categories of host families - Standard and Superior. It is possible to book either a single or double room in our Standard homestay but the bathroom is always shared. If you want a single room with a private bathroom you can book our Superior homestay. As well as having your own bathroom, the Superior host family accommodation has more space and high quality facilities.

All our host families provide half board (breakfast and dinner). As an alternative, you can book breakfast only. Neither can provide a separate kitchen. You can do your own laundry in the host family and bed linen and towels are provided and changed weekly. There is a telephone for incoming calls available in each household and WLAN is available for a small extra charge. Arrivals are on Sundays and departures on Saturdays.

Residence

Our beautiful residence in Brighton has all the comforts you would expect from residential accommodation.It is the right choice for those who want a good standard during their language study, but at the same time want to practise their English with many international students. It is in a great central location and only a few minutes` walk from the school and the seafront. There is everything nearby including: bars, restaurants, clubs and shopping. It is available year round.

Check in and departura is always a Saturday.

The residence consists of several large single and double rooms with private bathrooms, a comfortable lounge area with TV and sofas and a kitchen which, in addition to the usual kitchen appliances, has a dishwasher and a microwave. You can be quite self-sufficient here. There is also a washing machine in the residence. Furthermore, bed linen and towels (excluding beach towels) are provided and changed usually once a week. There is access to wireless Internet throughout the building. You must pay a deposit of £100 at the school when you arrive and this deposit will be refunded at the end of your stay if there is no damage.

Summer Residence

The summer residence in Brighton is ideal for those students who want the greatest possible independence as well as a central location and would also like to live in an international environment. We highly recommend it to those between 18 and 28 years old. You can only book the summer residence during the summer months of July and August and it is very popular at this time.


It is centrally located, and you can get to the sea front and the school within 10 minutes. There are also many shops nearby. The residence in Brighton consists of several separate apartments. Every apartment has between 6 and 8 single rooms, each with a private bathroom. Your room has a single bed and a work area, a wardrobe and a dressing table. Each apartment has a combined kitchen and lounge area, which is shared by the students. The kitchen is equipped with electric hotplates, refrigerator, freezer, microwave, kettle, cutlery and other kitchen utensils. A coin-operated washing machine and a telephone are also available. Bed linen and towels are provided by the summer residence, but please bring your own beach towels.

You need to pay a deposit of £100 on arrival at the residence - payable by credit card. Please also bring a passport photo for your residence ID card. Check in and departure is always a Saturday. 

Accommodation Prices (Euro per person)

 Low
01.01-28.01.
and 02.12-30.12.
Mid
28.01.-24.06.
and 02.09.-02.12.
High
24.06.-02.09.
Homestay (Single room/HB)219225257
Superior Homestay (Single room/HB/ en-suite)313319363
Shared Flat/Economy Residence (single room/self-catering)294300313
Residence (single room/self-catering)332344357
Summer Residence 24/06 – 26/08 (self-catering/en-suite)--344

HB: Half board - en-suite: private bathroom

Check in and check out is normally on a Saturday.

School Activities

Brighton is a young and lively city on England's beautiful south coast. The resort boasts a glorious history and is considered to be an open-minded and lively city where there is always something going on. The city is particularly famous for its nightlife with trendy pubs and clubs borders of the city and you will never be bored in Brighton.

There is an attractive beach which is always worth a visit. Another very popular destination is the centrally-located Brighton Pier with its funfair, where you can have a walk and enjoy the fresh sea air.

In addition, the school organises numerous activities where you can get to know other students from around the world and have fun together. For example, there is a welcome dinner in a restaurant, joint pub and party visits, as well as excursions to the surroundings areas. You can choose for yourself between theatre visits or football or both! Take a weekend trip to Scotland or explore London. Go shopping or explore Oxford and Windsor. Admire the stunning coastline and cliffs in the Seven Sisters Country Park or pop in and discover the fascinating world of marine life and sea creatures at the Sea Life Centre in Brighton. No matter what you choose – you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience.