Summer in Brighton

There’s nothing quite like a summer spent studying and relaxing in Brighton. This lively city by the sea is home to artists and makers, dreamers and ravers, and is a happy mix of classic British architecture and edgy urban living.

If you’re aged 16+, you’ll find that a lot of students your age will attend our year-round General English programmes at our main school in Brighton for your summer English course.

However we also have a lovely alternative which gives a similar experience to a summer camp, where your lessons take place on campus whilst you live locally in homestay accommodation:

Summer English courses for juniors in Brighton

Summer English courses for 16, 17 and 18-year olds at ELC Loxdale

Loxdale is our dedicated summer centre, located in an attractive mansion house with its own gardens, sports hall and canteen. ELC shares the site with our partner school, Loxdale English Centre, who run their own junior courses for students aged under 16. ELC students are carefully separated.

Family option for 13, 14 and 15-year olds

If you are aged 13, 14, or 15 and your parent or guardian is studying on an adult course at ELC Brighton, you can go to ELC Loxdale for your summer English course, and be with teenagers the same age as you.

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.
  • End of course certificate with hours of study and final level.

Summer English courses in Brighton

Choose a course from these options, to find out more and book a place. Please note that the General English option is our main course offering in Brighton, and is open to anyone from age 16 upwards. This course runs throughout the year, including the summer.

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 junior summer English course in Brighton right for you?

The summer English courses we offer at ELC in Brighton are well suited to mature students who are looking for a little independence. That’s mainly because all accommodation is in homestay, meaning that as a summer course participant, you’ll travel between your homestay host and the school each day using public transport.

This means our summer English courses in Brighton may be right for you if you’re looking for some independence and freedom to meet new international friends and spend at least some of each day unsupervised, exploring Brighton and experiencing the richness of its culture.

Our English classes are carefully structured, and we take the learning English part of a summer course very seriously. We want you to learn and develop your skills and confidence in using English more effectively, and you will always be in a group of international students of a similar level of English to you. Welfare is something we take very seriously, and we have excellent systems and processes in place to ensure that everyone stays safe whilst studying in ELC premises, whilst living in the accommodation we’ve provided and on excursions and trips we’ve organised.

Brighton is renowned for being a very welcoming, inclusive, open-minded and relaxed city.

This photo shows the shiny glass, doughnut shaped observation pod of one of Brighton's most recent tourism additions - the i360, which is a 162 metre tall moving observation tower on Brighton seafront. The sky behind this structure is blue and is partly reflected in the glass.