Welcome to Brighton

ELC Brighton was founded in 1962 and has grown to become one of the top language schools in the UK.

ELC Brighton achieved a perfect score of 15/15 areas of strength in its latest British Council inspection report. That makes ELC Brighton the joint No.1 English language school in the UK according to EL Gazette’s review of British Council inspectors’ publishable statements.

Our specialist English language courses in Brighton, England

If you are an engineer or employed as a secretary, personal assistant or administrative staff, and you wish to improve your overall English language fluency for your workplace, at ELC Brighton we have courses designed just for you.

Learn everything from how to command people’s attention in a meeting, to making presentations and interacting with native and non-native speakers in a fast-paced environment, with our comprehensive Specialist English Language programmes.

Course features

  • Before arriving, you do an online test so your class is at the right level for you.
  • We conduct a pre-course needs assessment to get your course just right.
  • We conduct regular progress checks and set homework every day.
  • You’ll be in a multi-national group for your English classes.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • Use of our dedicated business suite to catch up with work.
  • Presentation training rooms with ActivPanels, iPads and high-speed Wi-Fi.
  • Business lounge with complementary hot drinks.
  • Each course is tailor-made to the needs of the participants.

Our specialist courses in Brighton

If you’re looking for a specialist English language programme which will meet your most exacting content needs, then our one-to-one classes would you give you the ultimate flexibility. If you are part of a group of work colleagues or an association and you need English for the same purpose, please contact us about a private group class.

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 levelEquivalent 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

Is a specialist English course right for you?

If you’re not sure this is the right option for you, then please do contact us where we’ll be happy to advise you personally. It will be useful to reflect on:

  • Whether you need general English. It might be that actually, you know all the technical language in English because that’s your specialism at work, and that what you really require is more help with your general, everyday English. In that case, a general English course might be more suitable. If your English level is lower than B1, we’d also recommend you start with some general English tuition, so you can get the most out of these classes in the future.
  • Whether business English will help you more. Our business English classes will naturally cover some of the topics that are important to you in your work
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