Meet friends, have fun and keep speaking English

The social programme is a weekly offering of activities which complement your English language lessons.

A social activity gives you an opportunity to meet new friends and discover everything Brighton and the UK has to offer, and it’s a great way to extend and practise your English. Some activities are free of charge, some are with a Social Activities Organiser while others are suggestions for you to do with friends or on your own, some have a fee which depends on the duration, the distance and the cost of the activity itself.

We offer a wide range of activities, local tours and weekend excursions:

  • activities include sports, quizzes, conversation club and a walking tour of Brighton on your first day. Typical costs are £5 to £20.
  • local tours include visits to Lewes, Arundel, Rottingdean, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. these tours typically cost £10 to £30.
  • full-day weekend excursions are to destinations such as London, Oxford, Cambridge, Bath & Stonehenge, Canterbury & Leeds Castle. Typical costs are £40 to £85.

We employ a full-time member of staff - Social Activities Organiser - to organise the programme. When you arrive at the school in Brighton on your first day, we’ll explain how activities work, introduce you to the Social Activities Organiser and what you have to do to sign up (reserve a place) on the activities, trips and excursions that you’re interested in. We also offer weekend excursions through a local company Discovery Tours.

Once you’re in school, we can also help you to plan other things you might like to do independently.

Social programme

Monday 27 May (afternoon) Brighton Walking tour

We offer a free orientation tour on your first day so you can get to know the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45

Free

Tuesday 28 May (afternoon) Table Tennis

All abilities welcome - come and have a go!
Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 15.30

Free

Wednesday 29 May (afternoon) i360

See the city from 150m in the air!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£18

Thursday 30 May (afternoon) Photo Scavenger Hunt

A library shot of hands holding a mobile phone. We can see the camera lenses of the phone, as if someone is taking a photo. Behind, we can see a blue sky.

Can you complete the photo challenge? Work in teams to win a prize!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

Free

Friday 31 May (afternoon) Beach Volleyball

On a real sand court on Brighton beach!
Meet: Yellowave Beach Sports
Time 15.00

£5

Saturday 1 June (full day trip) Isle of Wight

Spectacular beaches and stunning views, the Isle of Wight has it all!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£79

Sunday 2 June (full day trip) Oxford, Windsor & Eton

Visit world famous colleges in Oxford and see Windsor Palace up close!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£69

Monday 3 June (afternoon) Brighton Walking Tour

We offer a free orientation tour on your first day so you can get to know the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45

Free

Tuesday 4 June (afternoon) Table Tennis

Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 15.30
Who will be the winner?

Free

Wednesday 5 June (afternoon) i360

See the city from 150m in the air!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£18

Thursday 6 June (afternoon) Tennis

A photo of one of our English students in Eastbourne, on the tennis court, preparing to return the ball across the net. He is using his hand as a guide, and is focussing intently. In the background one of his coaches is looking on with interest. There is a blue sign behind him with white writing stating "Court 1".

At St Ann's Tennis club near ELC!
Ask at Reception for help with booking and borrowing equipment

£9

Friday 7 June (afternoon) Seven Sisters

Bus 12X departs from Churchill Square
Get off at “Seven Sisters Park Centre" and visit the stunning cliffs!

Free

Saturday 8 June (full day trip) London: sights, shops & museums

Visit our capital city! The price includes a guided walking tour around Westminster where you will see famous sights such as Big Ben; Parliament; Westminster Abbey; Trafalgar Square; The Mall; Downing Street and Buckingham Palace!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Brighton Train Station BN1 3XP
Time: 08.30

£55

Sunday 9 June (full day trip) Stonehenge & Bath

See the mysterious stone circle and the Roman city of Bath in the West of England.
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£85

Monday 10 June (afternoon) Brighton Walking Tour

We offer a free orientation tour on your first day so you can get to know the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45

Free

Tuesday 11 June (afternoon) Royal Pavilion

A stunning photo of the iconic Brighton Pavilion, more specifically the many towers and minarets that are slightly silhouetted against the background of the sky in the early morning.

See George IV's royal palace! The most important historical building in the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£19

Wednesday 12 June (afternoon) Laser Tag

Can you complete the mission? Come and play Laser Tag with us!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£12

Thursday 13 June (afternoon) Football

Meet: Hove Park 3G BN3 7BF
Time: 16.00
Bring football shoes and water!

£5

Friday 14 June (afternoon) Beach Volleyball

On a real sand court on Brighton beach!
Meet: Yellowave Beach Sports
Time 15.00

£5

Saturday 15 June (full day trip) Oxford, Windsor & Eton

Visit world famous colleges in Oxford and see Windsor Palace up close!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£69

Sunday 16 June (full day trip) Cambridge & Greenwich

Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£65

Monday 17 June (afternoon) Brighton Walking Tour

A striking photo of the bandstand on the seafront in Brighton. The structure has been totally renovated and the detailed iron work is silhouetted against the sky.

We offer a free orientation tour on your first day so you can get to know the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45

Free

Tuesday 18 June (afternoon) Table Tennis

Who will be the winner? All abilities welcome.
Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 15.30

Free

Wednesday 19 June (afternoon) Mini Golf

Join us for some mini golf on the beach!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£10 + bus

Thursday 20 June (afternoon) Hove Museum

Image of a museum
A museum

See our local museum in Hove!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

Free

Friday 21 June (afternoon) Beach Volleyball

On a real sand court on Brighton beach!
Meet: Yellowave Beach Sports
Time 15.00

£5

Saturday 22 June (full day trip) Oxford, Windsor & Eton

Visit world famous colleges in Oxford and see Windsor Palace up close!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£69

Saturday 22 June (full day trip) London: sights, shops & museums

Visit our capital city! The price includes a guided walking tour around Westminster where you will see famous sights such as Big Ben; Parliament; Westminster Abbey; Trafalgar Square; The Mall; Downing Street and Buckingham Palace!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Brighton Train Station BN1 3XP
Time: 08.30

£55

Sunday 23 June (full day trip) Stonehenge & Bath

See the mysterious stone circle and the Roman city of Bath in the West of England.
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£85

Monday 24 June (afternoon) Brighton Walking Tour

Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45
Get to know the city on your first day!

Free

Tuesday 25 June (afternoon) Cream Tea Conversation Club

Have you ever tried traditional British Cream?
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£8 + bus

Wednesday 26 June (afternoon) Laser Tag

Laser Tag is always a lot of fun. Who will be the winner?
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£12

Thursday 27 June (afternoon) Football

Meet: Hove Park 3G BN3 7BF
Time: 16.00
Bring football shoes and water!

£5

Friday 28 June (afternoon) Bowling

Join us for some 10 pin bowling at Brighton Marina! A great way to start the weekend!
Meet: Hollywood Bowl BN2 5UT
Time: 14.15

£7

Saturday 29 June (full day trip) Oxford, Windsor & Eton

Visit world famous colleges in Oxford and see Windsor Palace up close!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£69

Saturday 29 June (full day trip) London: sights, shops & museums

Visit our capital city! The price includes a guided walking tour around Westminster where you will see famous sights such as Big Ben; Parliament; Westminster Abbey; Trafalgar Square; The Mall; Downing Street and Buckingham Palace!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Brighton Train Station BN1 3XP
Time: 08.30

£55

Sunday 30 June (full day trip) Stonehenge & Bath

See the mysterious stone circle and the Roman city of Bath in the West of England.
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£85

Sunday 30 June (full day trip) Isle of Wight

Spectacular beaches and stunning views, the Isle of Wight has it all!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£79