Welcome to Brighton, UK!

Brighton is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city – a city of education and entertainment. Often called ‘London-by-Sea’, it is home to some of the best tourist attractions on the south coast of England, and it’s a perfect place to get to know Britain better. Brighton also has excellent transport links to London, and quick, easy access to international airports.

ELC Brighton is an educational charity with over 60 years’ experience in delivering training courses for teachers of English. We achieved a perfect score of 15/15 areas of strength in the 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, and therefore a great place to develop your own teaching skills.

About our English teacher training programmes in Brighton, England

Over the years we have welcomed 1000s of overseas teachers and have developed a broad range of practical courses. All our teaching programmes are held at the school in Brighton, which has been designated as one of the top language schools in the UK.

We offer several programmes for teachers that can be Erasmus+ funded, and we love nothing more than to share our highly successful English teaching practices with you, and each course has a distinct focus, whether we’re looking at methodology, technology, primary education or CLIL.

Did you know?

If you represent a group of teachers and you require a custom teacher training programme, please get in touch with us and we’ll put something together for you.

Course features

  • We conduct a pre-course needs assessment to get your course just right.
  • Each course is tailor-made to the needs of the participants.
  • You’ll be in a multi-national group for your English classes.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • You can use the self-access study centre after lessons to practise and improve.
  • Suitable for Erasmus+ funding applications.

Our range of English teacher training courses in Brighton

Our courses for teachers cover subjects from Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to enjoyable, skills-based input for Primary School Teachers. All courses are suitable for Erasmus+ funding - check with your National Agency.

All three courses are 2 weeks in length, with 30 lessons (or 22.5 hours) per week. If you are an overseas teacher of English and wish to enrol on one of our comprehensive courses, you must possess a minimum CEFR level of B1.

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 an English teacher training programme right for you?

ELC Brighton’s teacher training courses are ideal for aspiring, new or experienced overseas teachers of English. If you are looking to re-energise yourself and refresh your teaching, one of our very practical teacher methodology courses is the ideal choice for you.

All courses give you the chance to meet other English teachers from around the world, share best-practice approaches, develop new ideas around classroom management, top up your own English skills and immerse yourself in the culture of the United Kingdom through visits and excursions.

This is a nicely framed image of the front facade of the striking Victorian building which is home to ELC Brighton, one of Brighton's oldest English language schools. In the foreground are white tulips and mature tree and a smaller shrub with red foliage. The school is painted a cream-white colour and the sky is blue with very light white clouds.