General English course plus horse riding lessons at ELC Eastbourne

Available all year round, our General English plus horse riding course is for anyone over 16. No previous experience is required!

  • Maximum students: 12
  • Minimum age: 16 (15)
  • Minimum duration: 2 weeks
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. B1
    2. B2
    3. C1
    4. C1+

* Minimum age: please see more information regarding levels of care and supervision for 16 and 17 year olds in international classes. We occasionally accept 15 year olds in international classes provided they are part of a group with a group leader.

In the mornings you study on the core programme of the General English course, in a multinational class at your level, for 20 lessons (15 hours) per week.

For three afternoons per week you will have horse riding lessons led by an experienced trainer. Lessons are tailored to your level and can include a light ride with a group, depending on your ability. It is also possible to do British Horse Society (BHS) qualifications – please contact us for more details and prices.

The horse-riding lessons will also help you practise your English further. Some key features of the horse-riding option are:

  • lessons take place at a local stables just outside Eastbourne
  • each horse riding lesson lasts one hour
  • all equipment is included
  • transport to and from the horse-riding centre is included
  • additional lessons are available at extra cost
  • minimum stay normally 2 weeks.
Course timetable
Times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Core GE lessons

Core GE lessons

Core GE lessons

Core GE lessons

Core GE lessons

Morning break

Core GE lessons

Core GE lessons

Core GE lessons

Core GE lessons

Core GE lessons

Lunch break

Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding

Free time or supervised self-study
Free time or supervised self-study until school closes
  • Horse riding days and times may change.
  • 1 ‘lesson’ = 45 minutes. Lessons are usually combined into larger units of time.

Course options

  • Tuition and registration: £1,235.00 for 2 weeks
    • 40 lessons over the course of 30 hours
    • Includes £95 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.
  • Regular individual tutorials with your teacher for private help and study advice.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • At least one lesson a week in the computer laboratory.
  • You can use the self-access study centre after lessons to practise and improve.
  • End of course certificate with hours of study and final level.
  • Activities on 3 afternoons per week with a qualified trainer/coach are included.
  • Taxis to and from school to the activity location are included where required.

Who is this English and horseriding course for?

We think this course is perfect for international students who enjoy classroom-based input but like to add an outdoor or sporting element to their stay with us. ELC Eastbourne’s General English course plus horse riding gives you the opportunity to study a comprehensive English course, and supplement it with real life experience where you will interact with native English speakers – ideal to improve your fluency even further.

General English courses typically require CEFR levels A1 to C1+ to participate.

One of our English language students on a beautiful chestnut coloured horse. The rider is standing up in her saddle and leaning forward suggesting the horse is moving at some speed. This is part of ELC's English and activity programme in Eastbourne.

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Frequently asked questions

How many sports lessons does the course include?

You will have three sports lessons per week.

How do I get to the horse-riding centre? How far from the school is it?

We organise taxis for you, this is included in the course fee. The centre is outside the centre of Eastbourne, apprximately 15-20 minutes away.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, you should get travel insurance. ELC can provide travel insurance and you can add insurance when you book your course. Alternatively you can buy travel insurance in your own country through your local agent.

I’m an experienced horse rider. Is this course suitable for me?

Yes. We have had riders of all levels. Students can take riding lessons and go 'hacking' (riding in the countryside).

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 level Equivalent 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

What do you think of this course?

Is this a good combination of English and horse riding? Is this the kind of course you’d like to follow? Maybe you’d like to know more about the horse riding part of the course, or you might want to tell us about the horse riding you’ve done in the past.

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