Meet friends, have fun and keep speaking English

The social programme is a weekly offering of activities which complement your English language lessons.

A social activity gives you an opportunity to meet new friends and discover everything Brighton and the UK has to offer, and it’s a great way to extend and practise your English. Some activities are free of charge, some are with a group leader whilst others are suggestions for you to do with friends or on your own, some have a fee which depends on the duration, the distance and the cost of the activity itself.

When you arrive at the school in Brighton on your first day, we’ll explain how activities work, and what you have to do to sign up (reserve a place) on the activities, trips and excursions that you’re interested in.

Once you’re in school, we can also help you to plan other things you might like to do independently.

Social programme

Saturday 2 December (full day trip) Cambridge

A colourful photo of punts, traditional wooden boats, on the River Cam in Cambridge. The water looks particularly blue, as does the sky, and whilst a number of boats are tied up on one side of the river, you can see a beautiful red brick building and several willow trees in the distance on the opposite bank.

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cambridge University - Henry VIII’s Trinity College, King’s College, Senate Hall, Hawking's Gonville and Caius College, The Wren Library, Newton's Apple Tree, and The Corpus Clock
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Brighton Train Station BN1 13XP
Time: 08.20

£59

Monday 4 December (afternoon) Brighton Walking Tour

A group of students pose as one of the group takes a selfie. For now they're just outside the ELC Brighton building but it looks like they might be off on a walking tour of Brighton.

Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45
Get to know the city on your first day!

Free

Tuesday 5 December (afternoon) Royal Pavilion

A stunning photo of the iconic Brighton Pavilion, more specifically the many towers and minarets that are slightly silhouetted against the background of the sky in the early morning.

See George IV's royal palace! The most important historical building in the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£18

Wednesday 6 December (afternoon) Conversation Club

Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45
Practise your speaking skills and meet some new friends!

Free

Monday 11 December (afternoon) Brighton Walking Tour

Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45
Get to know the city on your first day!

Free

Tuesday 12 December (afternoon) Table Tennis

All abilities welcome - come and have a go!
Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 15.30

Free

Wednesday 13 December (afternoon) Conversation Club

Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45
Practise your speaking skills and meet some new friends!

Free

Monday 18 December (afternoon) Table Tennis

Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 15.30
Who will be the winner?

Free

Tuesday 19 December (afternoon) Christmas Film Club

Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 15.30

Free

Wednesday 20 December (afternoon) Booth Museum Visit

Image of a museum
A museum

Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30
Fossils, butterflies and many other creatures to look at!

Free

Tuesday 21 November (afternoon) Board Games and Mario Kart

Join Jon for some fun!
Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 15.30

Free

Friday 22 December (morning) ELC Student Christmas Party

Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 11.00

Free

Monday 8 January (afternoon) Brighton Walking tour

We offer a free orientation tour on your first day so you can get to know the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45

Free

Tuesday 9 January (afternoon) Table Tennis

Who will be the winner? All abilities welcome.
Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 15.30

Free

Wednesday 10 January (afternoon) Hove Museum

Image of a museum
A museum

See our local museum in Hove!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

Free

Thursday 11 January (afternoon) Laser Tag

Can you complete the mission? Come and play Laser Tag with us!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£12

Friday 12 January (afternoon) Bowling

Join us for some 10 pin bowling at Brighton Marina! A great way to start the weekend!
Meet: Hollywood Bowl BN2 5UT
Time: 14.15

£7

Monday 15 January (afternoon) Brighton Walking Tour

We offer a free orientation tour on your first day so you can get to know the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45

Free

Tuesday 16 January (afternoon) Virtual Reality Games at Immotion VR

Try out different 60 minutes of different VR games with us - not to be missed!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£20 + bus

Wednesday 17 January (afternoon) Cream Tea Conversation Club

Have you ever tried traditional British Cream? Come along to practise your speaking skills and make new friends!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£8 + bus

Thursday 18 January (afternoon) Football

Come and play the beautiful game with us! Bring football shoes and some water.
Meet: Hove Park 3G BN3 7BF
Time: 16.00

£5

Friday 19 January (afternoon) Go Karting

Image of Go Karts racing
Go Karting in Brighton

2 x 15 minute races at Teamsport Indoor E-Karting!
Who will be the fastest?
Meet: Reception
Time: 12.30

£35 + bus

Saturday 20 January (full day trip) Oxford, Windsor & Eton

Visit world famous colleges in Oxford and see Windsor Palace up close!
Book your ticket at ELC Reception!
Meet: Old Steine BN1 1EL
Time: 08.20

£65

Monday 22 January (afternoon) Brighton Walking Tour

We offer a free orientation tour on your first day so you can get to know the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.45

Free

Tuesday 23 January (afternoon) Table Tennis

Who will be the winner? All abilities welcome.
Meet: Lecture Hall
Time: 15.30

Free

Wednesday 24 January (afternoon) Laser Tag

Laser Tag is always a lot of fun. Who will be the winner?
Meet: Reception
Time: 15.30

£12

Thursday 25 January (afternoon) Football

Come and play the beautiful game with us! Bring football shoes and some water.
Meet: Hove Park 3G BN3 7BF
Time: 16.00

£5

Friday 26 January (afternoon) Royal Pavilion

See King George IV’s royal palace! The most important building in the city!
Meet: Reception
Time: 13.30

Adult (19+) £18 | Child (16-18 years) £12