General English course plus English for work at ELC Brighton

The General English plus English for Work course at our Brighton school gives you the opportunity to learn General English on our core course.

Our specialised afternoon sessions will build on these fundamentals skills by introducing English words, phrases and jargon that are used in office environments and everyday working situations, so you will be confident heading into any new area of employment where the language spoken is predominantly English.

  • Maximum students: 12
  • Minimum age: 16 (15)
  • Minimum duration: 2 weeks
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. B1
    2. B2
    3. C1
    4. C1+

* Minimum age: please see more information regarding levels of care and supervision for 16 and 17 year olds in international classes. We occasionally accept 15 year olds in international classes provided they are part of a group with a group leader.

For our core General English course, all students will study in a General English class for 20 lessons per week each morning, Monday to Friday. English for work lessons then takes place in the afternoon.

You can choose between:

25 lessons (18.75 hours) per week:

20 lessons of General English and 5 lessons of English for work

30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week:

20 lessons of General English and 10 lessons of English for work

If you are just beginning your English language journey, please contact us to check if we will have a suitable class. If you are a complete beginner we recommend that you take One-to-One lessons.

For stays of more than 24 weeks see our Study Year Programme.

Course timetable
Course options Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
25/30 lessons

09:00-10:30 Core GE lessons

09:00-10:30 Core GE lessons

09:00-10:30 Core GE lessons

09:00-10:30 Core GE lessons

09:00-10:30 Core GE lessons

Morning break
25/30 lessons

11.00-12.30 Core GE lessons

11.00-12.30 Core GE lessons

11.00-12.30 Core GE lessons

11.00-12.30 Core GE lessons

11.00-12.30 Core GE lessons

Lunch break
25/30 lessons

13.30-14.30 English for Work

13.30-14.25 English for Work

13.30-14.25 English for Work

13.30-14.25 English for Work

Free time or supervised self-study
30 lessons

14:35-15:30 English for Work

14:30-15:30 English for Work

14:35-15:30 English for Work

14:35-15:30 English for Work

Free time or supervised self-study
Free time or supervised self-study until school closes
1 ‘lesson’ = 45 minutes. Lessons are usually combined into larger units of time.

Course options

  • Tuition and registration: £795.00 for 2 weeks
    • 50 lessons over the course of 37.5 hours
    • Includes £95 registration fee
    • Choose your duration below
  • Course intensity

Next steps

Course features

  • Before arriving, you do an online test so your class is at the right level for you.
  • We conduct regular progress checks and set homework every day.
  • You’ll be in a multi-national group for your English classes.
  • Regular individual tutorials with your teacher for private help and study advice.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • You can use the self-access study centre after lessons to practise and improve.
  • End of course certificate with hours of study and final level.
  • We conduct a pre-course needs assessment to get your course just right.

But is this the right English course for you?

The General English course plus English for Work lessons is perfect for international students who are over 16 years of age, and who have levels CEFR B1 to CEFR C1+ English language ability.

We think it’s a particularly good option if you’re relatively new to the world of work, and you’d like to prove that you can communicate effectively in a business context, and make the right impression in an international business environment.

Here at ELC Brighton, we provide a comprehensive, friendly core General English programme coupled with English for Work lessons which are suitable if you want learn how to:

  • use the telephone
  • give presentations
  • attend and take part in meetings and negotiations
  • confidently use business correspondence (emails and letters)
  • possess an expansive business vocabulary

Find your English level

Our language learning levels relate closely to how the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) define them, but with a difference which we have found to help our students at Elementary level.

ELC level Equivalent CEFR levels
A0
A1
Upper A1 Lower A2
A2
B1
B2
C1
C2

We offer an English level test which anyone can take. It involves 50 questions and, depending on your level, will probably take you from 10 to 20 minutes. At the end of it, we will tell you your probable level.

But when you book, we will ask you to take a more detailed and accurate test, to make sure that you start in the class which is best for you.

Test your English level now

Reasons to contact us

You can contact us at any time, via the chat or contact form, and we’ll be happy to help you personally.

Here are some of the reasons why you might want to have a conversation with us:

  • You’re not sure if you’re ready for the General English course plus English for Work lessons at Brighton, and you’d like to be sure of your English level before you book
  • You want to check if the 25 or 30 lessons option is best for you
  • You want to know if Brighton is the right place for you, and if you will find suitable accommodation in the town
  • You want to know more about what, exactly, you’ll study on the course, and you’d like to speak with one of our academic advisors.

Let us know what questions you have, and we’ll be happy to help you personally.

Contact us!