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 849 1220 1592 1905 2265 2625 2863 3208 3553 3898 4102 4435 4768 5101 5116 5430 5743 6056 5948 6240 6533 6825 7117 7409 7701 7993 8285 8578 8870 9162 9454 9746 10038 10330 10623
Intensive with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1080 1568 2055 2484 2959 3435 3789 4249 4710 5170 5490 5939 6388 6836 6967 7396 7825 8254 8262 8670 9078 9486 9893 10301 10709 11117 11525 11932 12340 12748 13156 13564 13972 14379 14787
Intensive with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1120 1627 2134 2583 3078 3574 3948 4428 4908 5389 5729 6197 6666 7134 7285 7734 8183 8631 8659 9087 9515 9942 10370 10798 11225 11653 12081 12509 12936 13364 13792 14219 14647 15075 15502
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1087 1578 2069 2501 2980 3459 3817 4281 4745 5209 5532 5985 6437 6889 7023 7456 7888 8320 8332 8744 9155 9566 9977 10389 10800 11211 11623 12034 12445 12857 13268 13679 14091 14502 14913
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1129 1641 2153 2606 3106 3607 3985 4470 4955 5440 5785 6258 6731 7205 7360 7813 8267 8720 8753 9185 9618 10050 10482 10915 11347 11779 12212 12644 13076 13509 13941 14374 14806 15238 15671
Intensive with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1246 1816 2387 2898 3457 4016 4453 4996 5539 6083 6486 7018 7549 8081 8295 8807 9318 9830 9921 10412 10903 11394 11885 12375 12866 13357 13848 14338 14829 15320 15811 16302 16792 17283 17774
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1480 2167 2854 3483 4158 4834 5387 6048 6708 7368 7888 8537 9185 9834 10164 10793 11422 12050 12258 12866 13474 14081 14689 15297 15904 16512 17120 17727 18335 18943 19550 20158 20765 21373 21981
  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 994 1438 1882 2267 2700 3132 3406 3818 4231 4643 4831 5225 5619 6013 6070 6443 6815 7188 7117 7467 7818 8169 8519 8870 9220 9571 9921 10272 10623 10973 11324 11674 12025 12375 12726
Intensive with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1225 1785 2345 2846 3394 3942 4331 4859 5387 5916 6219 6729 7238 7748 7921 8409 8898 9386 9431 9897 10363 10829 11296 11762 12228 12694 13161 13627 14093 14559 15026 15492 15958 16424 16891
Intensive with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1265 1844 2424 2945 3513 4081 4490 5038 5586 6134 6458 6987 7517 8046 8239 8747 9255 9764 9828 10314 10800 11286 11772 12258 12745 13231 13717 14203 14689 15175 15661 16147 16633 17120 17606
Intensive with host family, double room, halfboard 1232 1795 2359 2863 3415 3967 4359 4891 5423 5954 6262 6775 7288 7800 7977 8469 8961 9453 9501 9970 10440 10910 11380 11849 12319 12789 13259 13728 14198 14668 15138 15608 16077 16547 17017
Intensive with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1274 1858 2443 2969 3541 4114 4527 5080 5633 6186 6514 7048 7582 8116 8313 8826 9339 9852 9921 10412 10903 11394 11885 12375 12866 13357 13848 14338 14829 15320 15811 16302 16792 17283 17774
Intensive with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1391 2034 2676 3261 3892 4523 4995 5606 6217 6828 7215 7808 8400 8992 9248 9820 10391 10963 11090 11639 12188 12738 13287 13836 14385 14934 15484 16033 16582 17131 17680 18230 18779 19328 19877
Intensive with residence, single room, no meals 1625 2384 3144 3845 4593 5341 5930 6658 7386 8114 8617 9327 10036 10745 11118 11806 12495 13183 13427 14093 14759 15425 16091 16757 17423 18089 18756 19422 20088 20754 21420 22086 22752 23418 24084
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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 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:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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 1309 1911 2513 3115 3716 4318 4920
Combined with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1541 2258 2976 3693 4411 5128 5846
Combined with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1580 2318 3055 3792 4530 5267 6004
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1548 2269 2990 3711 4432 5153 5874
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1590 2332 3074 3816 4558 5300 6042
Combined with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1707 2507 3307 4108 4908 5709 6509
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 1940 2858 3775 4692 5609 6527 7444
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks  
Combined without accommodation 1894 2787 3681
Combined with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 2125 3135 4144
Combined with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 2165 3194 4224
Combined with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 2132 3145 4158
Combined with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2174 3208 4242
Combined with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 2291 3383 4476
Combined with residence, single room, no meals 2525 3734 4943
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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 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:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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 3208 3553 4102
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 4249 4710 5490
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 4428 4908 5729
Cambridge Preparation course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 4281 4745 5532
Cambridge Preparation course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 4470 4955 5785
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 4996 5539 6486
Cambridge Preparation course with residence, single room, no meals 6048 6708 7888
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks 9 weeks 10 weeks 12 weeks  
Cambridge Preparation course without accommodation 2022 3818 4231 4831
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 2485 4859 5387 6219
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 2564 5038 5586 6458
Cambridge Preparation course with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 2499 4891 5423 6262
Cambridge Preparation course with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2583 5080 5633 6514
Cambridge Preparation course with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 2817 5606 6217 7215
Cambridge Preparation course with residence, single room, no meals 3284 6658 7386 8617
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: € 187, CAE: € 190, CPE: € 193)
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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 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:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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 1592
IELTS with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 2055
IELTS with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 2134
IELTS with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 2069
IELTS with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2153
IELTS with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 2387
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 2854
Number of weeks:
  4 weeks  
IELTS without accommodation 1882
IELTS with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 2345
IELTS with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 2424
IELTS with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 2359
IELTS with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 2443
IELTS with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 2676
IELTS with residence, single room, no meals 3144
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 (€ 211).

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

Exam fees:  

ca. €211, 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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 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:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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 1508 2910
One-to-one with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1624 3142
One-to-one with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1643 3181
One-to-one with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1627 3149
One-to-one with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1648 3191
One-to-one with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1707 3307
One-to-one with residence, single room, no meals 1823 3541
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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 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:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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 1087 2069 3050 4032
Minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1203 2300 3397 4495
Minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1223 2340 3457 4574
Minigroup for professionals with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1206 2307 3408 4509
Minigroup for professionals with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1227 2349 3471 4593
Minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1286 2466 3646 4827
Minigroup for professionals with residence, single room, no meals 1403 2700 3997 5294
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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 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:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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 1788 3471 5154 6836
Combined minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1904 3702 5501 7299
Combined minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1924 3742 5560 7379
Combined minigroup for professionals with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1908 3709 5511 7313
Combined minigroup for professionals with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1929 3752 5574 7397
Combined minigroup for professionals with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1987 3868 5750 7631
Combined minigroup for professionals with residence, single room, no meals 2104 4102 6100 8098
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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 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:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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

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 personal assistants and Secretaries without accommodation 1216
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1447
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1487
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1454
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1496
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1613
English for personal assistants and Secretaries with residence, single room, no meals 1847
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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 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:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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 1216
English for Engineers with shared apartment with locals, double room, no meals 1447
English for Engineers with shared apartment with locals, single room, no meals 1487
English for Engineers with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 1454
English for Engineers with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 1496
English for Engineers with shared apartment with students, single room, no meals 1613
English for Engineers with residence, single room, no meals 1847
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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 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:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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

Young Adult Summer Course (16-22 year)

Our partner school ELC Brighton organises in the summer an exclusive programme for young adults aged 16-22 years. This English language summer vacation course takes place at the summer centre ELC Loxdale,  about a 10 minute drive from the main centre. The summer centre is an attractive Victorian mansion house with its own gardens, sports hall and canteen. It is a peaceful and safe location for young adults, yet only a short bus ride to the city centre.

The programme consists of 20 lessons per week. The course follows a structured programme of language study which covers the fours skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The main emphasis is on developing your confidence and fluency to communicate outside the classroom.
For the rest of the day, you can continue your studies or plan your own free time. It is also possible to join the ELC social programme at an extra cost (please see the course intensive summer + activities).

Students who are aged 18+ can be accommodated in the residence, while all other students can choose to stay in a homestay.

For futher information, please have a look at the ELC Brighton Juniors school.

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:
20
Number of weeks:
  2 weeks 3 weeks 4 weeks 5 weeks 6 weeks  
Young Adult Summer Course (16-22 year) without accommodation 678 965 1251 1537 1823
Young Adult Summer Course (16-22 year) with host family, double room, bed & breakfast 917 1322 1728 2133 2539
Young Adult Summer Course (16-22 year) with host family, single room, bed & breakfast 959 1385 1812 2238 2665
Young Adult Summer Course (16-22 year) with residence, single room, no meals 1309 1911 2513 3115 3716
Starting dates:  

15/06, 22/06, 29/06, 06/07, 13/07, 20/07, 27/07, 03/08, 10/08

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 € 12 per week for special dietary requests.
Double rooms are only available for people travelling together.

Surcharges host family:   bed & breakfast → half board : €36 per week
Transfer:  

€107

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: € 158
  • London Stansted/Luton Airport: € 228
  • London City Airport: € 176
  • St Pancrass: € 176

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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4.8 / 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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