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ELC Brighton Main School in Palmeira Square Brighton

Learn English in Brighton with ELC | English language school

Study English in Brighton with the No 1 English language school in the UK

Our English language school in Brighton is located on a beautiful square 5 minutes' walk from the sea and close to the city centre. Within a few minutes' walk of school, there are many shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, making it a comfortable place to learn English in England.

ELC Brighton is one of the oldest English schools in the UK and is the joint No 1 English language school*. It achieved a 'perfect score' of 15/15 areas of strength in its recent British Council inspection report and has been named joint top Centre of Excellence by EL Gazette.

It is a large, spacious school combining modern facilities with a unique historic interior. It offers a good nationality mix and a friendly, caring and safe learning environment.

We are a serious school offering a wide range of English language courses with English lessons taught by professional, qualified teachers

Fact File

  • Founded: 1962
  • Classrooms: 32
  • Students: peak 320; off-peak 120
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Average class size: 10
  • Minimum age: 16
ELC Brighton English Language Students


  • 3 buildings
  • free internet and wifi access
  • interactive whiteboards, iPads, TVs
  • 2 student lounges
  • student 'kitchen'
  • Study Centre and Computer Room
  • dedicated Business Centre
  • large Lecture Hall
  • patio garden


Nationality Mix

ELC Brighton Student Nationality Mix 2019

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

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