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Why choose ELC?

  • Learn English in England in Brighton or Eastbourne
  • two of the oldest schools in the UK
  • 'Centres of Excellence' based on British Council inspection results
  • friendly, caring and safe learning environments
  • wide variety of English language courses for adults aged 16+
  • levels from Beginner to Advanced (Test your English
  • experienced and professional teachers
  • over 60 different nationalities every year
  • great locations (nor far from London, close to international airports)
  • good choice of accommodation
  • full social programmes of activities with a full-time social organiser

What our students say

I'd recommend ELC because it's a professional school, it's well-located and overall there is a good environment for studying.

Student testimonial photo Bianchi at ELC Brighton
Giampiero Bianchi
- Italy, Business Courses

The course has been very useful, practical, with clear aims and thought-provoking. The insight and content of the course were very focussed on the main issues of CLIL. The course was very well developed with clear insights into what CLIL is about....

My host family helps me with English and I will miss them a lot. I was worried before I arrived if they might not be friendly and if I could understand English but all is OK. Everyone I have met at home and in the town is very friendly.

Student testimonial photo Hilal at ELC Brighton
Remi Hilal
- Syria, Homestay

I've been here for almost six months, when I arrived here I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t understand anything and I’ve been improving a lot so I think it’s a very good school!

Yuliany, One of our Study Year Programme students from Colombia at ELC Brighton
Yuliany Ibañez
- Colombia, Study Year Programme

I love to live in Brighton, it’s an amazing city. You can feel free and you can feel safe.

Rodrigo, One of our Study Year Programme students from Colombia at ELC Brighton
Rodrigo Santos
- Colombia, General English

I like the school because of our social programme. It is really good - we can do a lot of activities and also the parties. I like that there is table tennis so we can play during break times.

Cyril Bannwart
Cyril Bannwart
- Switzerland, Social Programme

All lessons are given by friendly and professional teachers. There is an excellent approach to teaching with a great passion. The teachers are always on hand to help even after class.

Narkiz Parkinson
Narkiz Parkinson
- Kazakhstan, Cambridge CAE exam preparation course

My host family is like my real family. My host mum always takes care of me like her own daughter. My room is big and she always cleans it!

Soyeon Lim
Soyeon Lim
- Korea, Homestay

It has been a very good experience. It is a useful course and I have got more confidence in English. My fluency is better. I feel this experience has made me a more open person. Normally I am shy but it is easier now to start a conversation.

Vera Konovalova
Vera Konovalova
- Russia, Summer Plus

The students are really nice and the school is really nice, I think I'd really like to come again and study with the really good teachers here.

Student Testimonial Artur Ciesielczyk at ELC Eastbourne
Artur Ciesielczyk
- Poland, Scholarship

I chose England because I think it is a great place to learn English ... it was an opportunity to get to know England and also some other countries in Europe.

Student Testimonial Luis Alejandro Mojica Suaza at ELC Brighton
Luis Alejandro Mojica Suaza
- Colombia, IELTS, Study Year Programme

I chose Eastbourne because there are fewer Spanish speakers at this school and you are obliged to speak in English if you want to talk to people.

Student Testimonial Germán Martinez Alvarez at ELC Eastbourne
Germán Martinez Alvarez
- Spain, Cambridge FCE and CAE, Study Year Programme

You have a lot of amazing people here, it's a beautiful city, close to London and you have the sea ... It's amazing.

Student Testimonial Filippo Crivelli at ELC Brighton
Filippo Crivelli
- Italy, General English

I think it's very and I do like my teachers because they are very energetic and they give all the necessary information I need.

Student Testimonial Evgenii Rodin at ELC Eastbourne
Evgenii Rodin
- Russia, Teacher Training

It was an amazing experience here, I met so many people from different countries, so many interesting people. I had a really nice teacher Jess. I learnt a lot, I improved my English a lot and it's been a really good time.

Student Testimonial Jens Wuethrich at ELC Brighton
Jens Wuethrich
- Switzerland, General English, CAE

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