Summer English Language Courses for 16 -18 year-olds

In addition to our year-round courses, ELC Brighton offers a separate summer vacation course option at our summer centre, ELC Loxdale. Loxdale is an attractive mansion house with its own gardens, sports hall and canteen, and is about 5 km from our main school in Palmeira Square, Brighton.

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

The average age of students on this programme is 17, so it is a good option for students who are looking for the fun of a summer camp environment, and the opportunity to be with other teenagers of a very similar age.

A photo of students sitting at picnic tables chatting together during a break in activities at Loxdale, which is the home to ELC Brighton's summer camp for teenagers. You can see the red brick building in the background and a white gazebo which has been erected on the lawn. The sun is shining.

Morning lessons are designed to develop English language confidence and fluency to communicate in real-life English. As you would expect, we cover speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and the expansion of vocabulary.

A group of teenage English students look towards the teacher as she writes on the board. The room they are in looks like part of an old castle, with stunning oak panelling and wooden beams overhead. This photo is taken at Loxdale where ELC Brighton runs its summer English option for teenagers.

Course features

  • placement test to ensure a class at the right level
  • multinational classes
  • regular monitoring of students’ progress
  • qualified and experienced teachers
  • regular homework
  • end-of-course certificate with hours of study
  • all course materials provided
  • full social programme, available at extra cost
  • occasionally lessons may alternate between mornings and afternoons on a weekly basis.


Hot lunches are available, and we cater for a range of diets, but they must be booked with your package. Please contact us for further details.

Activity and social programme options

This summer English course for teenagers at Loxdale offers a full social programme of afternoon and evening activities, running from Monday to Friday with full-day guided excursions at weekends. We offer the following options:

  • book and pay for activities on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis
  • book a package of activities for £90 per week – the package includes 1 activity per day, Monday to Friday, and 1 full-day guided excursion at the weekend per week booked.


Homestay accommodation is available for this summer English course in Brighton, so your child will be expected to travel to and from the Loxdale English Centre every day. You’ll see more about accommodation when you go through to the booking page.

Sample week 1 timetable
Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Placement test: listening, grammar, reading, writing

Orientation and social programme

Grammar and speaking: present simple and continuous tenses, revision and analysis, guided and free practice, ‘have’ and ‘have got’

Vocabulary development theme: sport: describing sequences

Writing development: emails and texts

Grammar: future forms (‘going to’ and ‘will’), presentation and practice

Pronunciation: weak and strong forms

Grammar and vocabulary: revision test, error correction

Speaking class mingle: ‘weekend plans’ to practise and reinforce grammar point

Morning break

Speaking: class mingle, introductions

Grammar: question forms review

Listening song: word order and gap fill

Speaking and grammar: video e.g. Mr Bean, describing scenes and actions, using grammar and ‘have got’

Speaking and listening: text completion

Grammar and speaking: instructions and descriptions

Theme: hobbies

Study time

Computer session

Speaking: preparing presentations

Pronunciation: monothongs

Speaking: Ask & Tell board game

Lunch break

Tour of Brighton


Visit to Lewes (£15.00)

Football and badminton

Beachy Head tour (£15.00)

Sports and board games


Brighton Museum / Art Gallery


Welcome evening for new students

Bowling (£8.00)

Student Disco

1 ‘lesson’ = 45 minutes. Lessons are usually combined into larger units of time.

Course options

  • Tuition and registration: £630.00 for 2 weeks
    • 40 lessons over the course of 30 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.
  • End of course certificate with hours of study and final level.

Who is this summer course in Brighton for?

Our summer English course for teenagers is perfect for older children (aged 16, 17 or 18) who are mature and independent for their age. The course is well suited for students who are looking to study in an older teenage group. This summer camp option is also ideal as a nice balance between quality English studies in the morning and relaxation time and daily activities in the afternoons plus weekend excursions.

If your son or daughter would prefer a more intensive English language learning experience, then our main school General English course in Brighton provides a complete range of options and electives, along with a busy summer social programme.

A photograph of Gardner Street in Brighton where the road has been transformed into a pedestrian only zone. There are lots of people walking up and down the street, looking in shops and sitting out at the tables provided by the cafes.

Find you child’s English level

Do you have any questions for us?

We think this is a great alternative to our main English courses in Brighton, and is a great way of bringing together students at that “in-between age” of early adulthood. You might have lots of questions that we’ve not yet answered. Please get in touch, and we’ll respond to you as soon as possible.

Get in touch with us about the summer programme at Loxdale