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2023 availability update



Homestay - no availability between  9 April and 30 April or between 25 June and 23 July. Limited availability mid-June and late July. 

General English - no availability 17 April to 28 April or between 3 July to 14 July. Very limited availability late June and mid-July.

Summer Vacation course - no availability 26 June to 14 July.   


Homestay - no availability between 2 July and 23 July. Limited availability before and after these dates so please check with us.

Summer Course for Teenagers - no availability between 26 June and 21 July. Very limited availability for week of 24 July.

General English - very limited availability in July


Homestay - no availability between 2 April and 16 April or between 2 July and 15 July. Very limited availability from 16 July but good availability from 23 July. 

Why choose ELC to study English?

The ELC group offers a wide range of English language courses throughout the year at 3 of the highest ranked schools in the UK.

Centres of Excellence

ELC Brighton is the joint No1 English language school in the UK*. English in Chester is in the Top 2%, ELC Eastbourne in the Top 5%.

Our experience

Students have been successfully learning English with us since 1936 in Eastbourne, 1976 in Chester and 1962 in Brighton.

Our locations

3 beautiful locations in England to study English, each with their own unique character, close to international airports and easy access to beautiful regions of Britain.

Warm welcome and personal care

Each school offers friendly, caring and safe learning environments with high levels of personal attention and continuous support.

Our accommodation

We offer a range of quality accommodation within 30 minutes of school. 

*based on EL Gazette's review of British Council inspection reports

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Book your English course at ELC with confidence

We have developed flexible booking policies to give you the peace of mind to book your course with confidence.

What our students say

"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 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

"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 CAE

"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 good 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, Cambridge CAE

"My host family were lovely and always encouraged me to talk with them to help me learn English... I have been going on the social programme and have met a lot of new friends there."

ELC Brighton Long Term Study Student
Ji Won ,
South Korea, Study Year Programme

"I chose to study at ELC Eastbourne because it was a smaller town, which meant I could meet people more easily... because the school is smaller, you can make more friends easily."

ELC Eastbourne Long Term Study Student
Amer ,
Saudi Arabia , Study Year Programme

"I heard a lot of things about ELC from friends who have previously studied here. The staff are all very helpful, the teachers are good and know how to teach very well, Brighton is a good city and it is lovely by the sea. Everything is perfe...

ELC Brighton Long Term Student
Naif Almarri,
Qatar, General English

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