Brighton and Hove is a lively, cosmopolitan seaside city of about 300,000 people with a vivid cultural life. It is about 85 km – 1 hour – south of central London and surrounded by the beautiful Sussex countryside. Learn more about Brighton
Autumn 2023 availability: some of our course and accommodation options for September/October 2023 are now full or have limited availability.
Love England with us
Whether you’re coming for a week or the rest of your life, we welcome you to the English Language Centre (ELC) group of schools.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for, let’s connect so we can help you in person. That’s what we do. We listen, we understand, and we help you. That’s why we’re the best.
Cool places that are small enough to be friendly, big enough to be fun
We offer year-round English language courses in three English locations. All our schools are classic, historical buildings with up-to-date, modern language learning facilities, and a warm and friendly welcome.
Chester is an English city with 2,000 years of heritage, excellent shopping and a lively nightlife. It is 30km from Liverpool and 60km from Manchester – major cities of around half a million people each. Learn more about Chester
Eastbourne is a traditional seaside town that’s regularly the UK’s sunniest place. It is about 120 km from central London. The beautiful South Downs national park rises up directly from the western end of its seafront. Learn more about Eastbourne
English courses in England
- Most of our English language programmes are available all year.
- Study in a small group with no more than 11 other people – your new friends from around the world.
- Or choose one-to-one English lessons, or organise your own private group.
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Our popular, reliable general English programmes are suitable for anyone aged 16 or above, and run throughout the year.
Study year programme
Stay with us for longer to boost your English, take an exam and maybe prepare for life, work and study in the UK.
We know how to prepare you for some of the world's best-known English language exams. Step this way.
General English plus activity
Combine our carefully structured English classes with tuition in one of your favourite free-time activities.
English for adults 25+
Programmes for people aged 25+ who use English in professional circles, whether socially or in a work environment.
Business English classes for experienced professionals who need to communicate effectively in English for work.
Summer English programmes for teenagers who are independent and ready for a challenge.
English for ages 50 plus
You're over 50, and now the fun starts. Combine our warm, inclusive English lessons with guided cultural experiences.
Time to focus on what matters to you with our one-to-one English lessons. The ultimate luxury if you're prepared to work hard.
Develop your skills as a teacher of English with these funded 2-week programmes.
The 4-week CELTA course is probably the most internationally recognised initial TEFL qualification.
High quality language learning assured
You can relax, knowing that we are officially the #1 ranking group of English schools in England*. Our focus on teaching excellence, coupled with rock solid support for your safety and wellbeing, will give you the confidence to learn English in England.
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