Language course English in Brighton

ELC Brighton

Located in beautiful Palmeira Square, 5 minutes walk from the beach and 10-15 minutes walk to the city centre, our partner school ELC Brighton is a large, spacious school combining modern facilities with a unique historic interior. It offers a good nationality mix and a friendly, caring and safe learning environment.

Characteristics of the school:

  • Founded in 1962
  • 32 classrooms
  • 2 student lounges with flat-screen TVs
  • study centre and computer room
  • interactive whiteboards, iPads, smart TVs
  • free Wi-Fi
  • large lecture hall
  • patio
  • student kitchen with microwaves, kettles and drink machines
  • Business Centre
  • maximum capacity: 320 students
  • Maximum class size of 12 students
  • Minimum age: 16 years

Example of activities and excursions:

ELC organises a programme of weekend excursions and afternoon/evening social activities. There is something to do or see every day of the week. Activities are organised on a 'pay as you go' basis.  The schools offers a wide range of afternoon and evening activities including sports, local visits, conversation club, film evenings and quizzes. A small charge of £3-10 is made for most activities but there are always some free activities like Conversation/Debate Club every week.

Local tours during your stay at ELC may include:

  • Lewes and Arundel, historic towns each with its own castle and ancient town buildings
  • the beautiful village of Rottingdean where you can enjoy a traditional cream tea
  • local beauty spots such as Devil's Dyke, with its breath-taking views of the Sussex countryside, or the dramatic cliff tops of Beachy Head

Local tours typically cost £6-15. Entry fees are normally extra.

Weekend Day Excursions

The school organises a variety of full day excursions at weekends throughout the year. These excursions can be booked and paid for when you are at ELC. Typically they cost between £25 and £45. They include:

  • London
  • Canterbury & Leeds Castle
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • Windsor & Hampton Court
  • Bath
  • Cambridge
  • Stonehenge
  • Oxford

Intensive

The Intensive course is designed to give you the confidence to communicate effectively in real-life situations. The course provides a balanced programme focusing on the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing whilst covering essential grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, idioms and colloquial language.

The course consists of a core programme of 20 lessons general English in the morning. In addition to the core programme you have the possiblity to focus more specifically on your goals with 1 or 2 electives per afternoon (5 or 10 lessons per week), with which you can develop a practical skill.

When you choose the course with 25 lessons per week you can select 1 elective, if you choose the course with 30 lessons per week you can select two different electives. You will be able to choose the afternoon electives at school.

The electives offered are the following:

  • Speaking, pronunciation & listening
  • Academic English IELTS/EAP
  • Cambridge exam preparation
  • Reading, Writing and vocabulary
  • English for Work
  • TOIEC preparation

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
30
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 889 1278 1667 1995 2372 2749 2998 3359 3720 4081 4295 4644 4992 5341 5357 5685 6013 6341 6228 6534 6840 7146 7452 7758 8064 8369 8675 8981 9287 9593 9899 10205 10511 10816 11122
Intensive with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1131 1641 2151 2600 3098 3596 3967 4449 4931 5413 5749 6218 6688 7158 7295 7744 8193 8642 8651 9078 9505 9932 10359 10786 11213 11640 12067 12494 12921 13348 13775 14202 14629 15056 15483
Intensive with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1173 1704 2235 2704 3223 3742 4134 4636 5139 5642 5998 6489 6980 7470 7628 8098 8568 9037 9067 9515 9962 10410 10858 11306 11754 12202 12649 13097 13545 13993 14441 14888 15336 15784 16232
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1138 1652 2166 2619 3120 3622 3997 4482 4968 5454 5793 6266 6740 7213 7354 7807 8259 8712 8724 9155 9586 10016 10447 10878 11308 11739 12170 12600 13031 13462 13892 14323 14754 15184 15615
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1182 1718 2254 2729 3253 3776 4173 4680 5188 5696 6057 6552 7048 7544 7706 8181 8656 9130 9165 9617 10070 10523 10976 11428 11881 12334 12786 13239 13692 14144 14597 15050 15503 15955 16408
Intensive with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1305 1902 2499 3035 3620 4205 4662 5231 5800 6369 6791 7348 7904 8461 8685 9221 9757 10293 10388 10902 11416 11930 12444 12958 13472 13985 14499 15013 15527 16041 16555 17069 17583 18096 18610
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1549 2269 2988 3647 4354 5061 5641 6332 7024 7715 8259 8938 9617 10296 10643 11301 11959 12618 12835 13472 14108 14744 15380 16016 16653 17289 17925 18561 19198 19834 20470 21106 21743 22379 23015
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks 12 weeks 13 weeks 14 weeks 15 weeks 16 weeks 17 weeks 18 weeks 19 weeks 20 weeks 21 weeks 22 weeks 23 weeks 24 weeks 25 weeks 26 weeks 27 weeks 28 weeks 29 weeks 30 weeks 31 weeks 32 weeks 33 weeks 34 weeks 35 weeks 36 weeks  
Intensive without accommodation 1040 1505 1970 2374 2827 3280 3566 3998 4430 4862 5059 5471 5883 6296 6356 6746 7136 7526 7452 7819 8186 8553 8920 9287 9654 10021 10388 10755 11122 11489 11856 12224 12591 12958 13325
Intensive with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1283 1869 2455 2980 3554 4127 4535 5088 5641 6194 6512 7046 7579 8112 8294 8805 9316 9828 9874 10363 10851 11339 11827 12315 12804 13292 13780 14268 14756 15244 15733 16221 16709 17197 17685
Intensive with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1324 1931 2538 3084 3678 4273 4701 5275 5849 6423 6762 7316 7870 8424 8626 9159 9691 10223 10290 10799 11308 11817 12326 12835 13344 13853 14362 14871 15380 15889 16398 16907 17416 17925 18434
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1290 1880 2470 2998 3576 4153 4564 5121 5678 6234 6556 7093 7630 8168 8352 8867 9383 9898 9948 10440 10932 11423 11915 12407 12899 13391 13883 14375 14866 15358 15850 16342 16834 17326 17818
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1334 1946 2558 3108 3708 4307 4740 5319 5898 6477 6820 7380 7939 8498 8705 9242 9779 10316 10388 10902 11416 11930 12444 12958 13472 13985 14499 15013 15527 16041 16555 17069 17583 18096 18610
Intensive with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1456 2129 2802 3414 4075 4736 5230 5870 6510 7150 7555 8175 8795 9416 9684 10282 10880 11478 11612 12187 12762 13337 13912 14487 15062 15637 16212 16787 17362 17937 18512 19088 19663 20238 20813
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1701 2496 3292 4026 4809 5592 6209 6971 7733 8495 9023 9765 10508 11251 11641 12362 13082 13803 14059 14756 15454 16151 16848 17546 18243 18941 19638 20336 21033 21730 22428 23125 23823 24520 25217
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

The course has to be booked for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Info residence:  

Minimum age for accommodation in residence is 18 years old.

Info host family:  

There is a supplement of € 13 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €38 per week
Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for accommodation in shared apartment with students is 18 years old.

It is also possible to book a private bathroom for a supplement of 30 GBP per week.

Transfer:  

€111

Price for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at London Gatwick aiport. When arriving at other airports, the following prices per person per way apply: London Heathrow Airport: € 166 London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 239 London City Airport: € 184 St Pancrass: € 184 Please fill out on the booking form where you will arrive.

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • all course materials/course books
  • certificate of attendance
  • student card
  • welcome pack and file
  • use of the self study centre
  • free internet access
  • some social activies
  • student kitchen facilities
In 2020 the school closes for Christmas on Friday 18 December 2020 and reopens on Monday 4 January 2021. All courses have lessons as normal on public holidays, except for the 2-week closure at Christmas

Combined

The combined course combines 20 lessons general English group lessons with 5 private lessons per week. This way you can learn effectively within the dynamic group lessons while you concentrate on your personal needs within the one-to-one lessons.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
30
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks 7 weeks 8 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1371 2001 2631 3261 3891 4521 5152
Combined with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1613 2364 3116 3867 4618 5369 6121
Combined with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1655 2427 3199 3971 4743 5515 6287
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1620 2375 3130 3885 4640 5395 6150
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1664 2441 3218 3995 4772 5549 6326
Combined with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1787 2625 3463 4301 5139 5977 6816
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 2032 2992 3952 4913 5873 6834 7794
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1983 2919 3855
Combined with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 2225 3282 4339
Combined with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 2266 3344 4422
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 2232 3293 4354
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2276 3359 4442
Combined with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 2399 3543 4687
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 2643 3910 5176
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info residence:  

Minimum age for accommodation in residence is 18 years old.

Info host family:  

There is a supplement of € 13 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €38 per week
Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for accommodation in shared apartment with students is 18 years old.

It is also possible to book a private bathroom for a supplement of 30 GBP per week.

Transfer:  

€111

Price for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at London Gatwick aiport. When arriving at other airports, the following prices per person per way apply: London Heathrow Airport: € 166 London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 239 London City Airport: € 184 St Pancrass: € 184 Please fill out on the booking form where you will arrive.

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • all course materials/course books
  • certificate of attendance
  • student card
  • welcome pack and file
  • use of the self study centre
  • free internet access
  • some social activies
  • student kitchen facilities
In 2020 the school closes for Christmas on Friday 18 December 2020 and reopens on Monday 4 January 2021. All courses have lessons as normal on public holidays, except for the 2-week closure at Christmas

Cambridge preparation course

With the cambridge preparation course you can successfully prepare for the exam you need for your future.

You can choose between 25 or 30 lessons per week. The course with 25 lessons per week consists exclusively of exam preparation lessons. If you choose the course with 30 lessons per week, you will receive 25 lessons exam preparation + 5 lessons of 1 elective of your choice (please see electives stated under the "intensive course"). The course has a fixed duration of 9, 10 or 12 weeks and specific starting dates throughout the year.

In summer the school also offers an intensive Cambridge exam preparation course of 4 weeks consisting of 30 lessons exam preparation per week only.

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
30
Number of weeks:
  9 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Preparation course without accommodation 3359 3720 4295
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 4449 4931 5749
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 4636 5139 5998
Cambridge Preparation course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 4482 4968 5793
Cambridge Preparation course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4680 5188 6057
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 5231 5800 6791
Cambridge Preparation course with residence, single room, no meals 6332 7024 8259
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Preparation course without accommodation 2117 3998 4430 5059
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 2602 5088 5641 6512
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 2685 5275 5849 6762
Cambridge Preparation course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 2616 5121 5678 6556
Cambridge Preparation course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2704 5319 5898 6820
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 2949 5870 6510 7555
Cambridge Preparation course with residence, single room, no meals 3439 6971 7733 9023
Starting dates:  

elementary : 06/01 (9/10), 23/03 (12 weeks), 06/07 (4 weeks), 03/08 (4 weeks), 14/09 (12 weeks)

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Within the exam preparation courses, the exam fees are not included (FCE: € 196, CAE: € 199, CPE: € 202)
The Cambridge preparation course has, depending on the duration of the course and the level for which you would like to prepare for, different starting dates:

  • 9 weeks: 06/01/2020 (CPE)
  • 10 weeks: 06/01/2020 (FCE/CAE)
  • 12 weeks: 23/03/2020, 14/09/2020 (all levels)


The oral inteviews take place on a weekend before the written exam.
The written exam dates for the paper-based exams are:

  • FCE exams: 13/03/2020, 09/06/2020, 30/07/2020, 27/08/2020, 01/12/2020
  • CAE exams: 14/03/2020, 10/06/2020, 31/07/2020, 28/08/2020, 02/12/2020
  • CPE exams: 07/03/2020, 12/06/2020, 03/12/2020

Info residence:  

Minimum age for accommodation in residence is 18 years old.

Info host family:  

There is a supplement of € 13 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €38 per week
Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for accommodation in shared apartment with students is 18 years old.

It is also possible to book a private bathroom for a supplement of 30 GBP per week.

Transfer:  

€111

Price for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at London Gatwick aiport. When arriving at other airports, the following prices per person per way apply: London Heathrow Airport: € 166 London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 239 London City Airport: € 184 St Pancrass: € 184 Please fill out on the booking form where you will arrive.

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • all course materials/course books
  • certificate of attendance
  • student card
  • welcome pack and file
  • use of the self study centre
  • free internet access
  • some social activies
  • student kitchen facilities
In 2020 the school closes for Christmas on Friday 18 December 2020 and reopens on Monday 4 January 2021. All courses have lessons as normal on public holidays, except for the 2-week closure at Christmas

IELTS

The IELTS exam preparation course is designed to give you complete and careful preparation for all aspects of the academic module of IELTS.

It is an intensive 4-week course - you study Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons, with the academic IELTS exam on the Saturday after the course. Your teachers will be experienced in teaching IELTS preparation courses. Some of them are also IELTS examiners.

You can choose to study 25 or 30 lessons per week (18.75 or 22.5 hours). There is a core of 25 lessons per week of IELTS preparation. If you choose the 30 lesson option, for the extra 5 lessons you can choose one of the electives the school offers (please see electives stated under the "intensive course").

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 12 per class
Number of lessons per week:
25
30
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 1667
IELTS with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 2151
IELTS with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 2235
IELTS with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 2166
IELTS with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2254
IELTS with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 2499
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2988
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 1970
IELTS with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 2455
IELTS with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 2538
IELTS with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 2470
IELTS with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2558
IELTS with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 2802
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 3292
Starting dates:  

elementary : 06/01, 10/02, 09/03, 13/04, 11/05, 15/06, 13/07, 10/08, 14/09, 12/10, 09/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Within the exam preparation courses, the exam fees are not included (€ 221).

Exam will usually be held on the Saturday after the last day of the course.

Exam fees:  

ca. €221, to be paid directly on arrival

Info residence:  

Minimum age for accommodation in residence is 18 years old.

Info host family:  

There is a supplement of € 13 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €38 per week
Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for accommodation in shared apartment with students is 18 years old.

It is also possible to book a private bathroom for a supplement of 30 GBP per week.

Transfer:  

€111

Price for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at London Gatwick aiport. When arriving at other airports, the following prices per person per way apply: London Heathrow Airport: € 166 London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 239 London City Airport: € 184 St Pancrass: € 184 Please fill out on the booking form where you will arrive.

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • all course materials/course books
  • certificate of attendance
  • student card
  • welcome pack and file
  • use of the self study centre
  • free internet access
  • some social activies
  • student kitchen facilities
In 2020 the school closes for Christmas on Friday 18 December 2020 and reopens on Monday 4 January 2021. All courses have lessons as normal on public holidays, except for the 2-week closure at Christmas

One-to-one

Flexibility is the great advantage of one-to-one lessons!

Within 20 private lessons per week you can focus completely on your needs, because together with your teacher you can choose the course contents and progress. You can also book less private lessons per week on request (please contact us).

Minimum age is 16 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
20
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks  
One-to-one without accommodation 1579 3047
One-to-one with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1700 3289
One-to-one with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1721 3331
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1704 3297
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1726 3341
One-to-one with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1787 3463
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1909 3708
Starting dates:  

every Monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info residence:  

Minimum age for accommodation in residence is 18 years old.

Info host family:  

There is a supplement of € 13 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €38 per week
Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for accommodation in shared apartment with students is 18 years old.

It is also possible to book a private bathroom for a supplement of 30 GBP per week.

Transfer:  

€111

Price for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at London Gatwick aiport. When arriving at other airports, the following prices per person per way apply: London Heathrow Airport: € 166 London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 239 London City Airport: € 184 St Pancrass: € 184 Please fill out on the booking form where you will arrive.

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • all course materials/course books
  • certificate of attendance
  • student card
  • welcome pack and file
  • use of the self study centre
  • free internet access
  • some social activies
  • student kitchen facilities
In 2020 the school closes for Christmas on Friday 18 December 2020 and reopens on Monday 4 January 2021. All courses have lessons as normal on public holidays, except for the 2-week closure at Christmas

Minigroup for professionals

This course is a Business English course for experienced professionals who need to communicate effectively in English. This course is tailored to your specific needs and develops the skills you need for use in your business context. All of the courses are taught by trainers experienced in teaching professionals. The reduced number of 4 students per group makes this course an even more intensive option.

Typical skills you may focus on during this course:

  • conducting and contributing to meetings and interviews
  • giving presentations
  • negotiating
  • developing specialised business vocabulary
  • discussing key business concepts
  • developing cross-cultural awareness
  • communicating effectively on the telephone
  • corresponding effectively in business (emails, letters and faxes)
  • writing reports
The school has an exclusive centre where the courses for professionals take place.
ELC's Business Centre is a self-contained dedicated suite providing:
  • fully equipped classrooms
  • business lounge with daily newspapers and free tea/coffee
  • laptop and data projector for in-class presentations
  • wireless internet WLAN in all classrooms
  • ActivBoards in main classrooms
  • computer works station for your own self-study/business with free internet access and printer

Minimum age is 21 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 4 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Minigroup for professionals without accommodation 1138 2166 3194 4222
Minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1260 2408 3557 4706
Minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1280 2450 3620 4789
Minigroup for professionals with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1263 2416 3568 4721
Minigroup for professionals with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1285 2460 3634 4809
Minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1346 2582 3818 5054
Minigroup for professionals with residence, single room, no meals 1469 2827 4185 5543
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info residence:  

Minimum age for accommodation in residence is 18 years old.

Info host family:  

There is a supplement of € 13 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €38 per week
Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for accommodation in shared apartment with students is 18 years old.

It is also possible to book a private bathroom for a supplement of 30 GBP per week.

Transfer:  

€111

Price for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at London Gatwick aiport. When arriving at other airports, the following prices per person per way apply: London Heathrow Airport: € 166 London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 239 London City Airport: € 184 St Pancrass: € 184 Please fill out on the booking form where you will arrive.

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • all course materials/course books
  • certificate of attendance
  • student card
  • welcome pack and file
  • use of the self study centre
  • free internet access
  • some social activies
  • student kitchen facilities
In 2020 the school closes for Christmas on Friday 18 December 2020 and reopens on Monday 4 January 2021. All courses have lessons as normal on public holidays, except for the 2-week closure at Christmas

Combined minigroup for professionals

For professionals who would like to make the most out of their stay, the school offers the possibility to combine the minigroup executive course with 10 additional private lessons.

In addition to the 30 lessons of the minigroup course in the morning, participants can specifically focus on their own needs in one-to-one lessons after the main course.

This way you will receive a total of 40 lessons per week, consisting of 30 lessons in a minigroup + 10 individual lessons.

The school has an exclusive centre where the courses for professionals take place.

ELC's Business Centre is a self-contained dedicated suite providing:

  • fully equipped classrooms
  • business lounge with daily newspapers and free tea/coffee
  • laptop and data projector for in-class presentations
  • wireless internet WLAN in all classrooms
  • ActivBoards in main classrooms
  • computer works station for your own self-study/business with free internet access and printer

Minimum age is 21 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 4/1 per class
Number of lessons per week:
40
Number of weeks:
  1 week 2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined minigroup for professionals without accommodation 1872 3634 5396 7158
Combined minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1994 3877 5760 7643
Combined minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 2014 3918 5822 7726
Combined minigroup for professionals with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1997 3884 5771 7657
Combined minigroup for professionals with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2019 3928 5837 7745
Combined minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 2080 4050 6020 7990
Combined minigroup for professionals with residence, single room, no meals 2203 4295 6387 8480
Starting dates:  

elementary : every monday

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info residence:  

Minimum age for accommodation in residence is 18 years old.

Info host family:  

There is a supplement of € 13 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €38 per week
Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for accommodation in shared apartment with students is 18 years old.

It is also possible to book a private bathroom for a supplement of 30 GBP per week.

Transfer:  

€111

Price for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at London Gatwick aiport. When arriving at other airports, the following prices per person per way apply: London Heathrow Airport: € 166 London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 239 London City Airport: € 184 St Pancrass: € 184 Please fill out on the booking form where you will arrive.

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • all course materials/course books
  • certificate of attendance
  • student card
  • welcome pack and file
  • use of the self study centre
  • free internet access
  • some social activies
  • student kitchen facilities
In 2020 the school closes for Christmas on Friday 18 December 2020 and reopens on Monday 4 January 2021. All courses have lessons as normal on public holidays, except for the 2-week closure at Christmas

English for personal assistants and Secretaries

This course is designed for secretaries, personal assistants and administrative staff who need to use English at work. The course consists of 30 lessons per week in a group with max. 8 students and has a fixed duration of 2 weeks with fixed starting dates (see below).

Each course is tailored to the particular working contexts of the course participants. Typically it covers:

  • telephoning
  • business correspondence including the writing of letters and emails
  • memos and reports
  • meetings: agendas and minutes etc.
  • greeting and dealing with clients and visitors
  • making arrangements and preparing schedules

Course Outcomes: By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • communicate in English more effectively and confidently overall
  • correspond effectively in emails, faxes and letters
  • communicate effectively on the telephone in English
  • write memos and reports accurately using appropriate style and register
  • make arrangements (e.g. for meetings and conferences) in English
The school has an exclusive centre where the courses for professionals take place.

ELC's Business Centre is a self-contained dedicated suite providing:
  • fully equipped classrooms
  • business lounge with daily newspapers and free tea/coffee
  • laptop and data projector for in-class presentations
  • wireless internet WLAN in all classrooms
  • ActivBoards in main classrooms
  • computer works station for your own self-study/business with free internet access and printer

Minimum age is 21 years .

Prices 2020

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Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
English for personal assistants and Secretaries without accommodation 1273
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1515
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1557
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1523
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1567
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1689
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with residence, single room, no meals 1934
Starting dates:  

elementary : 17/02, 16/03, 13/04, 11/05, 08/06, 06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 07/09, 02/11

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info residence:  

Minimum age for accommodation in residence is 18 years old.

Info host family:  

There is a supplement of € 13 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €38 per week
Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for accommodation in shared apartment with students is 18 years old.

It is also possible to book a private bathroom for a supplement of 30 GBP per week.

Transfer:  

€111

Price for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at London Gatwick aiport. When arriving at other airports, the following prices per person per way apply: London Heathrow Airport: € 166 London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 239 London City Airport: € 184 St Pancrass: € 184 Please fill out on the booking form where you will arrive.

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • all course materials/course books
  • certificate of attendance
  • student card
  • welcome pack and file
  • use of the self study centre
  • free internet access
  • some social activies
  • student kitchen facilities
In 2020 the school closes for Christmas on Friday 18 December 2020 and reopens on Monday 4 January 2021. All courses have lessons as normal on public holidays, except for the 2-week closure at Christmas

English for Engineers

English for Engineers is  a  2-week  course  of  30  lessons  per  week  (22.5  hours)  with  a  maximum  of  8  participants.  Each  course  is  designed  by  the  trainer  to  meet  the  needs  of  its  participants  and  is  therefore  a  unique  package,  targeted  to  improve  business  performance  in  English. 

There  is  a  focus  on  using  English  in  your  daily  work  and  on  communication skills for engineers: eg. describing processes and performance, discussing technical drawings, explaining complex ideas. Trainers  use  presentations,  case  studies,  workshops  and  role-play  simulations.  Some  sessions  are  filmed  for  detailed  analysis  and  feedback. 

By  the  end  of  the  course  you  will  be  able  to  use  English  more  confidently  in  your  daily  work  and  communicate  more  effectively in the technical and business areas that were focussed on. The course is based on a detailed Needs Analysis that begins prior to arrival and is reviewed continuously throughout the two weeks.

The content is therefore flexible, but a typical course will include:

  • Discussion skills and participating in meetings
  • Explaining complex ideas and giving technical instructions
  • Making presentations
  • Telephoning and e-mailing
  • Technical writing
The school has an exclusive centre where the courses for professionals take place.

ELC's Business Centre is a self-contained dedicated suite providing:
  • fully equipped classrooms
  • business lounge with daily newspapers and free tea/coffee
  • laptop and data projector for in-class presentations
  • wireless internet WLAN in all classrooms
  • ActivBoards in main classrooms
  • computer works station for your own self-study/business with free internet access and printer

Minimum age is 21 years .

Prices 2020

Click on a price for an exact price quotation and/or to book.
Prices in  €/EUR £/GBP $/USD

Max. 8 per class
Number of lessons per week:
30
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks  
English for Engineers without accommodation 1273
English for Engineers with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1515
English for Engineers with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1557
English for Engineers with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1523
English for Engineers with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1567
English for Engineers with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1689
English for Engineers with residence, single room, no meals 1934
Starting dates:  

elementary : 02/03, 30/03, 27/04, 22/06, 06/07, 20/07, 03/08, 17/08, 05/10

Note:  

1 lesson = 45 minutes

Info residence:  

Minimum age for accommodation in residence is 18 years old.

Info host family:  

There is a supplement of € 13 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €38 per week
Info shared apartment with students:  

Minimum age for accommodation in shared apartment with students is 18 years old.

It is also possible to book a private bathroom for a supplement of 30 GBP per week.

Transfer:  

€111

Price for a transfer (one way) upon arrival at London Gatwick aiport. When arriving at other airports, the following prices per person per way apply: London Heathrow Airport: € 166 London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 239 London City Airport: € 184 St Pancrass: € 184 Please fill out on the booking form where you will arrive.

Prices include:

  • administration fees
  • course and accommodation as stated
  • all course materials/course books
  • certificate of attendance
  • student card
  • welcome pack and file
  • use of the self study centre
  • free internet access
  • some social activies
  • student kitchen facilities
In 2020 the school closes for Christmas on Friday 18 December 2020 and reopens on Monday 4 January 2021. All courses have lessons as normal on public holidays, except for the 2-week closure at Christmas

Host Family

Living in homestay accommodation provides you with the opportunity to experience English life and to practise using your English in everyday situations. All homestays are carefully selected by the school's Accommodation Department who understands the needs of students from other countries.

Most students typically stay in single rooms with breakfast and dinner every day. Other meal plans may be available on request. Typically arrival day with the host is Sunday before the course starts and departure day is the Saturday after the course ends. You live as a member of the household, eating meals together and sharing common living areas. The host will clean your room and provide you with towels and bedding. One load of laundry per week is included in the cost.

KEY FACTS

  • carefully selected homestay accommodation
  • friendly, safe environment
  • free WiFi
  • bedrooms with study facilities
  • only one person of the same nationality per home unless you ask to stay in the same home as a friend
  • within 30 minutes of school (on foot or by bus)*, average 20 minutes
  • host families with own use of bathroom available on request against a supplement
  • arrival day Sunday, departure day Saturday

Unaccompanied students aged under 18 must choose homestay accommodation (single room, half-board).

*Most homestays in Brighton are a bus journey away from school. Suggested journey times between the homestay and school are based on google maps information and may vary depending on the time of day. You can buy a weekly bus pass from reception at ELC.

Shared Apartment with locals

The accommodation in a shared apartment with locals is very similar to the option in a host family, since in both you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself into the language and culture whilst living with local people.

In the shared apartment with locals are no meals included, but you may make use of the kitchen to prepare your own meals, which makes this option more independent than the accommodation in a host family.

Residence

If you are aged 18 or over and prefer the freedom and flexibility of self-catering accommodation, the option in the schools residence might be the right choice for you.

The residence provides single en-suite rooms and is located in the heart of Brighton within 5 minutes’ walk of Churchill Square shopping centre, the seafront, 2 supermarkets and many restaurants, pubs and cafes and 10 minute walking distance form the school.

The bedrooms include ensuite bathroom (shower, WC and washbasin), small double bed with storage, desk, chair, wardrobe (with laptop safe), bedside table and a drinks cooler. There is also free high speed wireless internet access. All bedding, linen and 1 towel are provided per week.

The residence facilities include kitchens/TV lounges (’hubs’) on every floor, café lounge on ground floor, coin-operated laundry, card entry with 24-hour security and CCTV.

Shared Apartment with students

If you are aged 18 or over you can also choose the accommodation in the student shared apartment.

You can be accommodated in a single room in the student house and share the bathroom and kitchen with your flatmates. There are 2 shared kitchens and 2 shared bathrooms. The house is located 25 minutes’ walk from the centre of Brighton and within 5 -10  minutes’ walk of shops, a supermarket and some restaurants, pubs and cafes.

Rooms include a bed, desk for study and storage facilities. There is  also free wireless internet access. All bedding and linen are provided but you are responsible for changing bedding and washing bed linen. You need to bring your own towels. There is a coin-operated washing machine.

The house has a coded entry system and all rooms have separate locks.

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4.7 / 5.0
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4.8 / 5.0
Just an amazing experience!
Sabine
25 years
German


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Just an amazing experience! Good teachers, lessons focussed mainly on coversation and really nice host family. It is highly recommendable. You always receive what you pay. Great quality!


4.6 / 5.0
Fernando
45 years
Spanish


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