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Long Term Study ELC Eastbourne, England

Study Year Programme: English Courses in Eastbourne, England

Long-term study for maximum progress

The Study Year Programme offer a comprehensive and flexible English language programme to help you prepare for your future and gain internationally recognised exam qualifications. It is designed specifically for long-term students who will study English in England for 6 months or more.

This programme allows you to follow a wide range of ELC Eastbourne courses, including General English, Cambridge English exams (FCE & CAE), IELTS and Introduction to Business English.

In addition you will have your own personal adviser (a teacher) who will meet you regularly to help you plan your personal programme and provide you with ongoing support and study advice.

The Study Year Programme is ideal for highly motivated people who need to:

  • develop overall confidence and fluency in English
  • communicate effectively in English
  • prepare for further academic studies
  • use English in their career
  • gain internationally recognised qualifications
  • develop English for social, academic and work environments

Our minimum age for individuals is 16, but we occasionally accept 15 year olds on the General English course in international classes provided they are part of a group with a group leader.

Fact File

  • classes from Beginner (A1)* to Advanced (C1)
  • minimum 24 weeks, start any Monday
  • a choice from a wide variety of courses and options
  • 1 free exam included from IELTS, FCE, CAE, LCCI and Language Cert
  • 1 free airport transfer on arrival (Gatwick or Heathrow)
  • all course books/materials included + e-learning from point of booking to 3 months after course ends
  • personal study plan agreed with your personal adviser
  • regular monitoring of progress
  • use of the Study Centre after lessons
  • report and certificate at the end of the programme
  • Course Summary
    Course Code
    Course Name
    Study Year Programme - 25 Lessons/week
    School Location
    Course Dates
    Start Any Monday
    Maximum Class Size
    Minimum Age
    Lessons Per Week
    Hours Per Week
    From CEFR A1 to CEFR C1+

    24-33 weeks: £210 per week
    34-52 weeks: £195 per week
    Course Summary
    Course Code
    Course Name
    Study Year Programme - 30 lessons/week
    School Location
    Course Dates
    Start Any Monday
    Maximum Class Size
    Minimum Age
    Lessons Per Week
    Hours Per Week
    From CEFR A1 to CEFR C1+

    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 3
    3 - 4   20 - 39
    A1/A2 Elementary     120 1 - 2   0 - 19
    A1 Beginner            
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