Our General English course plus Yoga + Natural Health lessons at ELC Eastbourne

Our practical, enjoyable General English plus yoga + natural health programmes are available all year round, with small, intimate classes and a raft of choices for you.

  • Maximum students: 12
  • Minimum age: 16 (15)
  • Minimum duration: 2 weeks
  • CEFR entry level:
    1. A1
    2. A2
    3. B1
    4. B2
    5. C1
    6. 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. Then in the afternoons, evenings or at the weekend, you have 3 natural fitness classes and 1 complementary therapy per week.

You can choose from a range of options including the ones below.

Natural fitness classes


Yoga brings relaxation to body and mind through gentle postures (asanas), deep breathing (pranayama), and meditation (dhyanna). Yoga can expand physical and mental awareness, build strength and flexibility, and increase energy levels. The Centre offers different strengths and styles of yoga, and their staff will be happy to recommend a suitable class.

Gentle yoga and meditation

This offers simple yoga stretches to relax tension, deep relaxation, breath work (pranayama) and meditation. Visit a wonderful oasis of calm in your busy life.

Tai Chi

This is a self-healing system for creating internal and mental harmony. These classes offer a series of soft and gentle exercises, which strengthen the body and prevent illness. Relieves stress, tension, aches and pains.

Chi exercise and relaxation

This is specially designed to improve strength, balance and flexibility for people with back conditions, osteoporosis, recovering from operation or illness and less mobile seniors. No mat work is required, this class can be done seated.


Ideal for anyone who has fond memories of ballet classes as a child or for those who never had the opportunity and wishes they had!

Complementary therapies

Aqua detox

A manual therapy that uses spinal manipulation to restore proper spinal motion and alignment in order to remove or reduce nerve interference/irritation.

Emotional freedom techniques

Pain, stress, phobias, relationship problems and addiction can be released through tapping acupuncture points on the face and collar bone.


Ayurvedic, Natural Lift Facial Massage, Hopi Ear Candle therapy and special herbal candles may relieve many ear and sinus problems.


Aromatherapy, Indian Head, Shiatsu, Butterfly Touch, Rolfing, Thai Foot.

People are doing yoga in this photo. You can't see any faces as the two people in shot have their hands clasped together behind their heads and their forearms are hiding their faces, so we're not sure how much they're enjoying themselves. This is to represent the English and Yoga option available at ELC in Eastbourne.
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

Yoga/natural health

Yoga/natural health

Yoga/natural health

Yoga/natural health

Free time or supervised self-study
Free time or supervised self-study until school closes
  • Natural health classes may be afternoon, evening or weekends.
  • Contact us for the latest schedule of classes.
  • 1 ‘lesson’ = 45 minutes. Lessons are usually combined into larger units of time.

Course options

  • Tuition and registration: £1,005.00 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.

Who is this General English and natural health course for?

If you are an international student looking to both improve your English language skills and treat yourself to several sessions of enjoyable, stress-relieving yoga or natural health classes, this is the ideal programme for you.

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

Find your English level

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

And finally...

Are you interested in this course? Is there anything else you’d like to know, either about the English lessons you’ll follow in Eastbourne, or the yoga and natural health part of the programme.

Please get in touch with us to ask any questions you have. You can use the chat function, or contact us by clicking below.

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