General English course plusone-to-oneEnglish lessons in Brighton
Our comprehensive General English plus one-to-one course at ELC Brighton is specially designed to provide you with a core understanding of General English, coupled with more intensive, tailored one-to-one lessons with your tutor that will focus on your specific language needs.
General English course plus one-to-one English: definition
This is a combination course to give you a balance of group English learning in the mornings, and individual, private English tuition in the afternoons. In General English group classes, you have less opportunity to ask for certain topics to be covered, whereas private one-to-one lessons are designed to give you space to cover the topics that interest you, or that you need for work or study.
General English course plus one-to-one English at ELC Brighton
The General English plus one-to-one course at our Brighton school gives you the opportunity to learn General English on our core course in the mornings. During the afternoon you will also receive intensive lessons tailored to your individual learning needs.
* Minimum age: we occasionally accept 15 year olds in international classes provided they are part of a group with a group leader. Our safeguarding and child protection policy document has more information, but please contact us if you require further details.
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. Your private tuition 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 private, one-to-one English lessons
30 lessons (22.5 hours) per week:
20 lessons of General English and 10 lessons of private, one-to-one English lessons
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.
Free time or
self-study until school closes
1 ‘lesson’ = 45 minutes.Lessons are usually combined into larger units of time.
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.
One-to-one classes to focus on your specific needs.
We conduct a pre-course needs assessment to get your course just right.
Who is this General English + one-to-one course for?
Our General English course plus One to One lessons is perfect for international students who are over 16 years of age, and who have levels CEFR A1 to CEFR C1+ English language ability.
Here at ELC Brighton, we provide comprehensive, friendly one to one lessons which are suitable if you want to:
choose to develop your general English skills further, for example conversation, pronunciation, writing
have specific preparation for an exam such as IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, CAE or FCE
focus on a specific area related to your job like an important presentation, telephoning, medical English
Top questions and answers
When do General English courses start?
Our General English courses start any Monday and finish any Friday. You can book a minimum of 2 weeks. Please note that the school is open year round except for 2 weeks around the Christmas period – usually the last 2 weeks for the calendar year.
How is one-to-one tuition in Brighton tailored to my needs?
We will ask you to complete a comprehensive pre-course questionnaire where you can tell us which areas you would like to improve and what your goals are. The course is then designed by your trainer to try to address your needs.
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.
Group + One-to-one classes = the best of both worlds. Do you agree?
This is one of our favourite courses, because it combines the rich interaction of a group of people at the same level of language, with the quieter focus of attention just on you, your needs, your objectives and your areas for improvement in English.
If this isn’t quite right for you, we have our expert team on hand to answer your questions in the chat, to identify the best course for you and your needs. Get in touch via the Chat function, or by filling the form.