Welcome to sunny Eastbourne

Eastbourne is a lovely, relaxed and easy-going seaside town along the coast from Brighton. The beach and the stunning coastal landscape which surrounds the town lend themselves to a range of fun activities. Eastbourne is officially the sunniest place in the UK, with 1,892 hours of sunshine annually. This could all be the perfect antidote to a taxing TEFL course or an intensive teacher training programme.

English teacher training & TEFL courses in Eastbourne, England

ELC Eastbourne offers the Cambridge CELTA course, which is one of the most internationally recognised TEFL qualifications, suitable if you have little or no prior teaching experience. The course is a full-time, four week programme and it’s incredibly intensive. The transformation you feel from start to end is extremely empowering. Scroll down to click through to the CELTA course in Eastbourne for more info and details on how to apply.

In Eastbourne we are also able to offer bespoke teacher training courses for groups of international teachers. It’s best to get in touch with us to discuss your needs. But we can, for example, create a totally custom programme which can include:

  • English language teaching methodology and best-practice approaches
  • Cultural visits and excursions to build up your knowledge and experience of the UK
  • Homestay accommodation to find out more about life in the UK
  • Lessons in open classes with other international students at your language level to brush up your own English skills.

Course features

  • We can include testing and evaluation if you require this for your group.
  • We help you plan and book your group’s accommodation.
  • Private, closed-group social programme and excursion options.
  • You can use the self-access study centre after lessons to practise and improve.
  • Supervised lesson planning to give you maximum support.
  • Individual feedback on the impact of your teaching practice.
  • All course books and materials are included.
  • Custom end of course certificates to match your requirements.

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 a TEFL course or an English teacher development course right for you?

ELC Eastbourne was founded in 1936 and throughout its many years of history it has provided training for language teachers from all over the world. From methodology refresher courses to certified teacher training courses such as DELTA, Cambridge CELTA and TKT, thousands of teachers have successfully passed through its doors.

Our teacher training offering in Eastbourne talks to two different audiences, with some overlap:

  • Newcomers to English language teaching (ELT), aged 18 and above, who want to begin to teach English to others. That could be based here in the UK, as an ESOL teacher (English to speakers of other languages), or going overseas to do what is typically called TEFL - teaching English to speakers of other languages. If you have no previous experience of teaching English, then the CELTA is a brilliant springboard towards making your dream a reality.
  • Established teachers, where you may have been teaching for a few years or a few decades, and you’re ready to improve your skills, whether that’s around your use of technology in the classroom, teaching other subjects in English (where English is not your first language), classroom management, primary school English, English culture, or something else. In Eastbourne we provide custom training, where you are already one of a group of teachers, and we put together a package of options just for you.
A photo of the academic team at ELC Eastbourne. Everyone looks really friendly.