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About ELC in Eastbourne

Learn English in Eastbourne with ELC | English language school

Study English in Eastbourne with a highly ranked English language school

Our English school in Eastbourne is a great place to learn English. Located in the centre of town, it is only 5 minutes' walk to the beach, the train station and the main shopping centre.

ELC Eastbourne (formerly Eastbourne School of English) is one of the oldest English language schools in the UK, and ranked in the Top 5% of language schools in the UK*. It is a medium-sized school with modern facilities and a beautiful garden. It is a small and friendly school with a lot of personal attention.

Fact File

  • Founded: 1936
  • Classrooms: 22
  • Students: peak 220; off-peak 70
  • Maximum class size: 12
  • Average class size: 9
  • Minimum age: 16
ELC Eastbourne General English Class


  • 2 buildings
  • free internet and wifi access throughout
  • interactive whiteboards, iPads, TVs
  • large student lounge with table-tennis table
  • student kitchen
  • games room with pool table and PCs
  • Study Centre and Computer Room
  • spacious garden


Nationality Mix 2019

Eastbourne Nationality Mix 2019

*Based on EL Gazette review of British Council inspection reports

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