Minimum entry requirements
- English level: A0: Complete beginner /
- Length of study: From 2 weeks
- Lessons per week: 20
- Hours per week: 15
- Maximum class size: 14
- Typical student age: 17 - 54
Typical student mix:
12% Middle Eastern, 21% Far Eastern, 12% Asian, 41% European, 14% South American
Dates and fees
- Start dates:
Tuition fees: From 358.00 GBP
Tuition length options
- Our admin fee: 49 GBP
- Enrolment fee: 80.00 GBP
- Textbooks: 27.00 GBP
- Other expenses:
Lessons are designed to help you hear, understand and express yourself more completely and with greater confidence in a range of different situations.
Innovative teaching - Enjoyable learning
With a maximum class size of 14 and minimum enrolment age of 16, the school is passionate that you should gain the maximum educational and cultural benefit from your time in Brighton. For this reason, you will always be encouraged to work to your full potential.
On arrival students are introduced to their personal tutor who will be there to offer friendly guidance and encouragement at all times. Before lessons commence, on the first day, students undertake a test to establish their English level to ensure you are placed in the right class.
Lessons are carefully designed to help you develop your practical communication skills, reading, grammar and writing - with special emphasis on speaking, pronunciation and listening. Lessons are structured to allow maximum time for practice and to help you achieve a high level of fluency. There is also a self access centre and your tutor will show you how to use this so that you can do plenty of extra work if you wish.
Study time is divided between lectures, classes and tutorials. Experience shows us that this three-strand approach allows students to learn efficiently and keeps motivation high.
Beyond the classroom
Students are given the opportunity to research an in-depth project on a relevant cultural or historical subject and present it to the school during Activity Week. You will be supported by your teacher with your preparations and subject choice, and you can choose to work alone or in a group. Recent project topics have included Robin Hood, London bridges, Jack the Ripper, Shakespeare, and many others.
You can also use your research project to visit other parts of the UK during your stay. Alternatively, you can choose to remain in Brighton and research your project through day trips or on a locally based subject.
As part of the schools commitment to make study time as stimulating and enlightening as possible, students enjoy a weekly lecture or study visit which focuses on various aspects of British life. Popular past lectures have included Homelessness, Britain & the World, Things to do in London, 101 interesting things about British history, HIV and the Terence Higgins Trust, The English Court System, Photographic Portraiture, British Food, British Songs, Presentation Techniques and Employers’ Expectations of Employees.
English interactive skills workshops
Fancy your hand at learning something new? As part of the course; you have the opportunity to participate in one of the interactive skills workshops. Subjects include: Singing in English, What’s to Read? Talking Activities, Lyrics, Shakespeare Shorts and Drama and Creative Writing. There are up to 16 places for each workshop, so as well as learning new skills you will be able to practice English with classmates who share similar interests.
Find out more about how British society works. Our Britain Today course involves 2 lessons or lectures each week on different aspects of modern Britain, with subjects including the welfare, educational, political and judicial systems.
Sample timetable – General English
|Notes: This is a sample time table only and is subject to change / alteration without notice. *Thursday dinner events incur a nominal £10.00 fee.|
|Morning sessions: 09:00 to 12:20||
|Optional full day excursion|
|12:20 to 13:15||Lunch|
|Afternoon sessions: 13:15 to 14:45||Self study, Library||Self study, Library||Self study, Library||Self study, Library||Self study, Library||Optional full day excursion|
|Optional evening activities:||Film show||Quiz night||Music evening||
Dinner party 'Murder Mystery'*
|Free evening||Optional full day excursion|