The longer that you can live and study in England, the more fluent and confident you can become in communicating in English. Eastbourne is a good place to study English for 24 weeks or more for many reasons:
- a small friendly and safe town
- easy to walk around
- close to some stunning countryside and many important historic places in England
- only 90 minutes by train from London so easy to visit for an evening to see a football match or musical
- easy to get to - close to international airports, ports and train stations.
Also the size of the town and the cost of living make Eastbourne cheaper than many other destinations in the UK. Staying in homestay only costs £129 per week for a single room with breakfast and dinner every day, plus lunch at weekends. As most of our homestays are in walking distance you probably won't need to buy a travel card or bus pass.
Course SummaryCurrencyCourse CodeCourse NameStudy Year Programme - 25 Lessons/weekSchool LocationCourse DatesStart Any MondayMaximum Class Size12Minimum Age16Lessons Per Week25Hours Per Week18.75LevelFrom CEFR A1 to CEFR C1+Price
24-33 weeks: £210 per week
34-52 weeks: £195 per weekCourse SummaryCurrencyCourse CodeCourse NameStudy Year Programme - 30 lessons/weekSchool LocationCourse DatesStart Any MondayMaximum Class Size12Minimum Age16Lessons Per Week30Hours Per Week22.50LevelFrom CEFR A1 to CEFR C1+Price
24-33 weeks: £245 per week
34-52 weeks: £230 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
ELC Exam Guide
Here is an approximate guide of exams at each level.
ELC Level Cambridge IELTS TOEIC GESE Cambridge BULATS C2 Upper advanced CPE 8 - 9 12 90 - 100 C1 Advanced CAE 7 - 8 945 10 - 11 BEC Higher 75 - 89 B2 Upper-intermediate FCE 5 - 6.5 785 7 - 9 BEC Vantage 60 - 74 B1 Intermediate PET 4 - 5 550 5 - 6 BEC Preliminary 40 - 59 A2 Pre-intermediate KET 3225 3 - 4 20 - 39 A1/A2 Elementary 120 1 - 2 0 - 19 A1 Beginner