One-to-one English lessons in Brighton

At ELC Brighton we have many years of experience with private tuition, and successfully run weekly courses designed to further improve our students’ skill levels. We offer a broad range of programmes, with between 20 and 40 weekly lessons available to all our students.

Our one-to-one courses are ideal if you wish to add some extra, intensive private tuition to the main course you are taking.

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

Whatever your needs, the trainer will design the course according to your specific needs based on a detailed needs analysis.

You may want one-to-one lessons to help you:

  • prepare for an important presentation, negotiation or meeting
  • focus on a particular area of vocabulary important for your job
  • prepare for an important exam
  • develop your confidence in communicating in English

If you are studying on a full-time course at ELC such as General English, Executive mini-group or an intensive exam preparation course, you can choose to add a few private lessons in addition to the full-time course in order to focus specifically on your needs. For example, you could choose to take 1 to 5 additional private lessons, either in total or every week.

A teacher listens intently to to her English language students in a one-to-one class in Brighton. To one side is one of ELC's beautiful stained glass windows.

Course options

  • Tuition and registration: £1,355.00 for 1 week
    • 20 lessons over the course of 15 hours
    • Includes £95 registration fee
    • Choose your duration below
  • Course intensity

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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.
  • 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.
  • Each course is tailor-made to the needs of the participants.

Who is a one-to-one (1:1) private English course for?

There are many good reasons why a one-to-one individual English course could be a good solution for you. Here are some different examples:

  • You are a complete beginner in English and you need to build up an initial level to be able to participate in group lessons
  • You are at an advanced level, and you don’t feel you need a standard general English class, but rather something very focussed on one particular area of English
  • You’re a company executive with only a limited amount of time, and you want to learn as quickly as possible
  • You prefer having a teacher all to yourself, rather than getting to know lots of other people in a group
  • You really enjoy talking, and you’re less interested in listening to other people speak.

There are many benefits of group lessons too, and it often depends on your learning preferences. Some people learn best by speaking and doing, so the opportunity to speak all the time in a private lesson is appealing!

Others may feel more comfortable and learn more listening to their fellow participants. In a group class, you will also get plenty of opportunity to speak, and a favourite of your teachers at ELC is to get you working in pairs and small groups to discuss, present, debate and collaborate together in English.

A student talks thoughtfully to his teacher during a one to one class in the English language centre in Brighton.

What if I want to enrol on a course with a colleague?

If you don’t want to be completely alone during classes, at ELC Brighton we can accommodate you and a colleague - or two! - on one of our courses. We offer two-to-one or even three-to-one options for any colleagues who wish to study together, so you can have a companion with you at all times during your stay with us. Please note: You all need to be at the same level of English for this to work successfully.

Frequently asked questions

Can I have online lessons

Yes, you can book individual one-to-one online lessons. However, we do not offer online group lessons.

Is there a car park at school in Brighton?

No, we don’t have a student car park available. However, there is a public car park about 5 minutes’ walk from the school. The price is around £7 per day.

What’s the closest airport to ELC in Brighton?

London Gatwick airport is the nearest airport to Brighton, then London Heathrow airport. From Gatwick there are direct trains to Brighton (about 35 minutes) and direct coaches (about 55 minutes). From Heathrow there are direct coaches (about 2 hours 15 minutes). Alternatively we can arrange taxi transfers. These take about 35 minutes from Gatwick to your accommodation and 75-90 minutes from Heathrow.

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

Need a hand?

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 One-to-One English course, and you’d like to be sure before you book
  • You want to check the course dates that are available before you book your flights
  • You want to know more about what, exactly, you’ll study on the course you choose, 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.

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