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.

  • Maximum students: 12
  • Minimum age: 16 (15)
  • Minimum duration: 2 weeks
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. A1
    2. A2
    3. B1
    4. B2
    5. C1
    6. C1+

* 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.

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

A teacher listens intently to to her English language students in a one-to-one class in Brighton. Behind them are some of ELC Brighton's beautiful stained glass windows.
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 lessons

13.30 – 14.30 One-to-one option

13.30 – 14.25 One-to-one option

13.30 – 14.25 One-to-one option

13.30 – 14.25 One-to-one option

Free time or supervised self-study
30 lessons

14:35 – 15.30 One-to-one option

14:30 – 15.30 One-to-one option

14:35 – 15.30 One-to-one option

14:35 – 15.30 One-to-one option

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: £1,220.00 for 2 weeks
    • 50 lessons over the course of 37.5 hours
    • Includes £90 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.
  • 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.

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
Upper A1 Lower A2

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

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.

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