Choose your course
+44 1273 721771
English Summer Vacation courses in ELC Brighton, England

Summer Vacation course at ELC Brighton

Our English language Summer Vacation Course takes place at our summer centre in Brighton, ELC Loxdale. Our summer centre is an attractive mansion house with its own gardens, sports hall and canteen. ELC shares the site with our partner school, Loxdale English Centre, who run their own junior courses for students aged under 16. ELC students are carefully separated.  

The Summer Vacation Course is designed for young adults typically aged 16 - 22. It consists of half a day of English language study - 20 lessons (15 hours) - in international classes. For the rest of the day you can choose to join the social programme, do further self-study or have free time to explore Brighton.     

Lessons are designed to develop your confidence and fluency in communicating in real-life English. They cover speaking, listening, reading, writing and grammar.

Our minimum age for individuals is 16, but we occasionally accept 15 year olds on the Summer Vacation course in international classes provided they are part of a group with a leader. There is no maximum age for the course. 


  • available between 13 June and 19 August 2022 
  • placement test to ensure a class at the right level
  • multi-national classes
  • regular monitoring of students' progress
  • qualified and experienced teachers
  • regular homework
  • end of course certificate with hours of study
  • all course materials provided
  • full social programme available at extra cost
  • on occasions lessons may alternate between mornings and afternoons on a weekly basis.

Summer Vacation Course Social Programme

We offer a full social programme of afternoon and evening activities Monday to Friday with full-day guided excursions at weekends. We offer a flexible choice of options:

  • book and pay for activities on a 'pay-as-you-go' basis
  • book a package of activities for £85 per week. The package includes 1 activity per day Monday to Friday and 1 full-day guided excursion at the weekend per week booked

Sample Timetable

Week   One






9.00 - 10.30

Placement Test - listening - grammar   - reading - writing Orientation and Social Programme

Grammar / Speaking - Present simple / continuous tenses - revision / analysis - guided & free practice - have / have got

Vocabulary development Theme: Sport -   describing sequences Writing development - emails / texts

Grammar - future forms (going to   & will) - presentation & practice Pronunciation - weak / strong forms

Grammar / vocabulary - revision test   - error correction Speaking Class mingle - "weekend plans" to   practise & reinforce grammar point

10.30 - 11.00






11.00 - 12.30

Speaking - class mingle -   introductions Grammar - question forms review Listening Song: word order/gap   fill

Speaking / Grammar - Video e.g. Mr Bean   - describing scenes/ actions using Grammar / have got

Speaking /istening - text completion   grammar / speaking - instructions & descriptions Theme: Hobbies / free time

Computer session Speaking - preparing   presentations

Pronunciation - monothongs Speaking   Ask & Tell Board Game

12.20 - 13.00







Tour of Brighton




Visit to Lewes


Football and Badminton

Beachy Head Tour


Sports and Board Games


D V D Free

Brighton Museum / Art Gallery



Welcome evening for new Students




Student Disco


  • Course Summary
    Course Code
    Course Name
    Vacation Course
    School Location
    Course Dates
    Start Any Monday
    Maximum Class Size
    Minimum Age
    Lessons Per Week
    Hours Per Week
    From CEFR A1 to CEFR C1+
    1-4 weeks: £255 per week
    5-7 weeks: £255 per week
    8-11 weeks: £255 per week
  • ELC Level Guide


    The following table shows the levels we use at ELC.

    ELC Level Level Aims
    C2 Upper-advanced - use English very well in demanding situations
    - performance level may be above average native speaker
    C1 Advanced - use English well in all but the most demanding situations
    - use and understand complex language
    B2 Upper-intermediate - use English effectively in all familiar situations
    - use more complex English and cope with more demanding situations
    B1 Intermediate - use English to express simple ideas and achieve results
    - use range of basic language well in most situations
    A2 Pre-intermediate - use English in most familiar situations
    - use English in a limited way in more difficult situations
    A1/A2 Elementary - develop English skills to 'survival' level
    - use English only in very familiar situations
    A1 Beginner - learn basic vocabulary and structures for simple communication
We use cookies for analytical and technical purposes. By continuing to use this website, you are agreeing to our Cookie Policy. Got it!

We use cookies on our website so that we can provide you with a good user experience and so that we can develop and improve our website. If you continue to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file (often including a unique identifier of letters and numbers). We send these to your browser from our website and they are then stored on your computer’s hard drive, mobile device or tablet. A Cookie stores a small amount of data about your visit to our website on your computer.  These cookies do not contain any information that is personally identifiable to you.

Why do we use cookies?

We use the following cookies:

Essential cookies: These are cookies that we need for our website to operate well... They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website (such as ELC online and ETO area), use our booking wizard or make secure online payments.

Analytical cookies:We use Google Analytics to track how visitors use our website – for example, which pages are more popular and which countries visitors come from. This helps us to improve how our website works, for example, by making sure that users can easily find what they are looking for. Google Analytics - used to analyse the usage of our website.

Functionality cookies: These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Social Media Cookies

When you share a page by using a social media sharing button (eg facebook, twitter) on this website, the third party social media website will use a cookie to enable this function.

Live Chat Cookies – when you use the Live Chat function, Live Chat uses cookies to improve their service and recognise previous use.

How do I manage cookies?

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

If you wish to read our full privacy policy please find it here.

You can find out more information about the individual cookies we use and how we use them below:

Name Purpose Expiry Time More Information

Used by the web server to identify the current user session

When the browsing

session ends


USed by Google Analytics to distinguish users

2 years

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on


_GAT Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 10 minutes

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on



Indicates whether the user has accepted the Cookie Policy by continuing to browse the website

2 years