Brighton

Nicknamed the “London-by-the-sea,” the city of Brighton is the most famous seaside resort in the United Kingdom, as well as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in England. Resolutely young and vibrant, it offers all the distractions of a major modern city: trendy bars, clubs, and restaurants, a variety of shows and concerts, diverse shops and stores, all while providing an excellent quality of life. This is precisely why many Londoners have chosen to make it their home, being only an hour away by train from the capital.

Our partner school, EC, is located in the heart of Brighton, just a short walk from Brighton Pier, the beach, and the Lanes, with chic vintage boutiques as well as restaurants, cafes and bars galore. The Royal Pavilion is just five minutes away. EC Brighton is a big, modern school with excellent facilities.

EC is accredited by the British Council and Private Further Education.

School facilities include:

  • 31 air-conditioned classrooms
  • 2 IT suites with 30 computers
  • Free WiFi access throughout the centre
  • Excellent library facilities
  • Study room
  • A student lounge on each floor (4 in total)
  • ‘Executive Lounge’ for English for Work students
  • Disabled access

VIP Service – The Orange Carpet Experience

EC welcomes you with their orange carpet

  • Before your arrival: access to the online platform of EC to prepare for your stay
    • A warm welcome upon your arrival at the airport of station
    • A warm welcome in the residence or in your host family
    • A welcome activity on Sunday to meet the other students
    • On the first day of course: a VIP reception at the school
    • A presentation of all members of the EC team

Now you’re ready to learn!

Language courses: the basics

  • Lesson length: 45 minutes
  • Class size: Maximum 15 students (average 12)
  • Schedule: morning and/or afternoon lessons every other day
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Regular progress tests (oral test every week, written test every 6 weeks)
  • Teachers are qualified to teach their native language to foreigners.

the EC teaching methode

The school has developed pedagogical methods focused on the practical use of English in daily life. The four skills of speaking, writing, reading, and listening are addressed, with particular emphasis on conversation, grammar, vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and pronunciation.

The goal is to teach you today’s English language so that you can communicate and be understood by everyone by the end of your language stay. Each lesson will be based on a specific theme or topic.

The teaching resources used are specially designed by EC, supplemented by other materials such as newspapers, videos, or other audio documents.

Teachers provide guidance and encouragement throughout the stay, while ensuring a balance between learning and enjoyment. It is important to create a pleasant atmosphere and mutual trust in the classroom. Since practice is the best way to progress in language learning, you will be actively engaged during classes.

20 lessons per week

4 lessons a day will give you a practical understanding of the English language and take you all the way to fluency. See your confidence improve as EC trains you in all four communication skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Language level: all levels

30 lessons per week

The ideal course to get your English where you want it to be, fast. Includes the above General English classes, and also allows you to personalise your course by taking an additional 10 lessons per week across a wide selection of electives (see the choices below).:

  • Write Now
  • Media Studies
  • The Language of Music
  • Film Studies
  • Global Citizenship
  • Comparative Culture & Communication
  • Basic English Writing
  • Academic Techniques in Practice (writing assignments, taking notes and preparing presentations)
  • Get Talking
  • And many more!

Language level: all levels

30 lessons per week

This program consists of 20 general English lessons combined with 10 business English lessons. You will learn to develop specific ideas with the right words, in order to communicate effectively in an English-speaking professional context.

Emphasis is placed on:

  • Expressing personal opinions
  • Stating recommendations
  • Presenting case studies
  • Problem-solving

The topics covered during these 10 hours of specific classes are as follows:

  • Contract negotiation
  • Management and human resources
  • Brand and promotion strategies
  • Project management
  • Corporate culture and CSR

Specific techniques such as speaking during phone conversations or preparing for an interview are also part of the program.

Minimum required level: pre-intermediate
Duration: maximum 12 weeks

Cambridge Exams: 30 lessons per week

Session Duration: 10 weeks on specific dates (see the “Dates & Prices” tab).

To achieve an excellent score on the FCE or CAE exams, rigorous preparation and review of acquired knowledge are essential. Teachers will assist you in acquiring specific vocabulary and grammar as well as an appropriate study method. Organizing mock exams will bolster your confidence and prevent any surprises during the actual exam.

Minimum Required Levels:

  • FCE: Intermediate
  • CAE: Upper Intermediate

IELTS Exam: 20 lessons per week

Session Duration: 4, 8, or 12 weeks.

If you aim to enter an English-speaking university, preparation for this exam is the first step toward success. Teachers meet individually with each student to assess their level and objectives. Tests and mock exams allow you to become familiar with and acquire specific techniques for success.

Minimum Required Level: Intermediate
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks

The school organizes cultural activities every week in the afternoon and evening, which you are free to participate in or not. These activities may be free or at cost, and their frequency varies depending on the time of year. The schedule is accessible on the EC-Online platform.

Some of the many activities available include:

  • Welcome tour
  • Welcome drink
  • Pub outings
  • Brighton culture and arts outings
  • Yoga classes
  • Theatre trips to London
  • Excursions

Single room, shared bathroom and breakfast.

Travel time to EC: 30-60 minutes on public transport

Practical information:

  • Bed linen & towels provided
  • Laundry: your host family will let you use their laundry facilities once a week or let you know their laundry day

Optional extra:

  • Breakfast
  • Half board
  • Private bathroom

Residence accommodation is a great way to meet other international students as well as the locals.

Features:

  • Single room
  • No meals*
  • Private bathroom
  • Travel time to EC: 15 minutes on foot
  • Located 15 minutes from the city centre, bars, restaurants, shops and clubs on foot
  • Deposit to be paid on arrival, to be refunded by EC at the end of your stay provided your room is clean and tidy with no damage

*Option to have a buffet breakfast at the residence for an additional fee payable on-site.

Facilities and services

  • Bed linen & towels provided on arrival
  • Free WIFI access
  • Shared kitchen
  • Common room with TV
  • 24hr security
  • Coin laundry facilities available on-site
  • Access to the Mitry House cafe (snacks, hot and cold drinks)
  • Weekly cleaning of common areas and student rooms; please note that outside of this service, students are responsible for cleaning the kitchen and common areas

Travel

Arrivals: Saturday

Departures: Saturday

Transport

  • London airports : Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted
  • Railway station: Kings Cross St Pancras International (Eurostar), Ashford International

Airport transfer available upon request – fees apply, please see Dates & Prices tab

Please note: Do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course.

Visa Information

Autorisation de sortie de territoire pour les mineurs


The authorization to leave the country is mandatory for unaccompanied minors by a person holding parental authority. It must be presented by minors at the borders along with their identification documents (passport or identity card) and a photocopy of one of their parent’s identity card.

Belgian underage travelers

When a minor child travels abroad alone or with someone other than their parents, it is necessary to obtain a “parental authorization” confirming the parents’ consent for the specific trip.

This document can be obtained from your municipality.

French underage travelers

The authorization for a minor to leave the country (AST) unaccompanied by a person holding parental authority has been reinstated since January 15, 2017. AST forms are available on the Service Public website.

More information: Service public.

The unaccompanied minor must therefore present the following three documents:

  • Minor’s identification document: ID card or passport
  • AST signed by one of the parents holding parental authority
  • Photocopy of the identity document of the signing parent

Starting from late 2024

(date not confirmed by the United Kingdom at this time)

An AVE is an Electronic Travel Authorization that allows travel to the United Kingdom and applies to travelers who do not require a visa for short stays.

An AVE costs £10 per applicant and is valid for two years, as long as the associated passport is still valid. A new passport will require a new AVE application.

AVEs can be used for multiple visits to the UK by using ePassport gates or by a Border Force officer, although they do not guarantee entry into the country.

Applicants can easily complete an AVE application on the UK ETA app or online on the government’s official website. Confirmation of the AVE is received within 3 business days.

Travelers whose application has been approved will receive confirmation via email, and the AVE will be electronically linked to the passport used for the application, which will also be required for travel.

Conditions d’entrée pour un séjour inférieur à 6 mois


Jusqu’à fin 2024

(date non confirmée par le Royaume-Uni à ce jour)

Les citoyens de l’Union européenne peuvent voyager sans visa au Royaume-Uni si leur séjour n’excède pas 6 mois. Ils doivent se munir de leur passeport valide pour la durée du séjour.


À partir de fin 2024

(date non confirmée par le Royaume-Uni à ce jour)

Une AVE est une autorisation de voyage électronique qui permet de voyager au Royaume-Uni et qui s’applique aux voyageurs qui n’ont pas besoin de visa pour les séjours de courte durée et qui n’ont pas d’autre statut d’immigrant au Royaume-Uni avant leur voyage.

Liées électroniquement aux passeports des demandeurs, les AVE sont obligatoires pour :

  • se rendre au Royaume-Uni pour une durée maximale de 6 mois à des fins touristiques, pour rendre visite à ses proches, pour raison professionnelle ou pour les études ;
  • se rendre au Royaume-Uni pour une durée maximale de 3 mois dans le cadre du visa créatif ;
  • transiter par le Royaume-Uni, y compris sans passer par les contrôles frontaliers britanniques.

En résumé

  • Une AVE coûte 10 livres sterling par demandeur
  • Les AVE reste valable pendant deux ans, tant que le passeport associé est encore valide
  • Les AVE peuvent être utilisées pour effectuer plusieurs visites au Royaume-Uni
  • Les AVE ne garantissent pas l’entrée sur le territoire
  • Les demandeurs peuvent facilement remplir une demande d’AVE sur l’application UK ETA ou en ligne sur le site officiel du gouvernement
  • La confirmation de l’AVE est reçue sous 3 jours ouvrables par courrier électronique
  • Le passeport reste requis pour voyager

Conditions d’entrée pour un séjour supérieur à 6 mois


Tous les séjours de plus de 6 mois nécessitent l’obtention d’un visa. Les conditions d’obtention varient selon que vous effectuez un programme scolaire en école secondaire (“College”) ou un séjour linguistique en école de langue.

Conditions d’obtention du visa (tous programmes) :

  • Fournir une Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS), transmise par notre école partenaire
  • Être en mesure de prouver que vous aurez suffisamment de fonds pour couvrir vos dépenses pendant votre séjour au Royaume-Uni

ET

Pour les étudiants effectuant un programme scolaire en college :

  • Avoir le niveau d’anglais B1 minimum requis. Un test officiel sera nécessaire pour en attester
  • Si vous êtes mineur : avoir le consentement de votre parent ou tuteur légal pour étudier au Royaume-Uni. Une autorisation de sortie de territoire officielle vous sera demandée.
  • Coût approximatif du visa Etudes (sujet à modification) : 348£

Pour les étudiants âgés de plus de 16 ans effectuant un séjour linguistique en école de langue :

  • Si vous êtes mineur : avoir le consentement de votre parent ou tuteur légal pour étudier au Royaume-Uni. Une autorisation de sortie de territoire officielle vous sera demandée.
  • Coût approximatif du visa Séjour linguistique en école de langue (sujet à modification) : 186 £

Plus d’information : veuillez consulter les liens suivants

https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/student-visas

https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa

Veuillez consulter le site officiel du gouvernement britannique et sélectionner votre nationalité.


Dates & Prices 2024

Dates 2024

Session Start Dates : Most courses start every Monday throughout the year, unless otherwise specified below. If Monday is a public holiday, courses will start on Tuesday.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled or refunded.) : 01/01, 29/03, 01/04, 06/05, 27/05, 26/08, 25/12, 26/12.

English for Work start dates: every Monday for up to 12 weeks.

Exam preparation course dates : contact us

Prices 2024

WPCS 42.0.3
Course & homestay, single room, breakfast / student house, shared room, no meal
Duration20 lessons30 lessons/English in the City/Business English
1 week 745 850
2 weeks 1.350 1.555
3 weeks 1.810 2.285
4 weeks 2.370 3.005
6 weeks 3.500 4.450
8 weeks 4.115 5.825
12 weeks 6.780 7.660
16 weeks 9.005 10.175
18 weeks 10.115 11.435
20 weeks 11.225 12.690
24 weeks 12.130 14.035
32 weeks 16.135 18.675
36 weeks 18.140 21.000
extra week 505 585
Exam Cambridge preparation - Homestay, single room, breakfast
Duration30 lessons
10 weeks
12 weeks 25
Exam IELTS preparation - Homestay, single room, breakfast 55 85
Duration20 lessons
4 weeks 215 110
8 weeks#REF! 255
12 weeks 25 25
Homestay supplement (per week) 55 55
Homestay, half board#REF!
Comfort George Street Residence, single room, no meals 35#REF!
Superior Mitre House Res., single room, no meals 30#REF!
High Season Supplement (14/06 - 10/09) - Per week-
1 to 12 week(s) only 145
High Season Supplement (13/06 - 12/09) (per week) 240
Homestay 220
Comfort George Street Residence 265
Superior Mitre House Residence 340
Transfers - Per journey
Gatwick
Heathrow
Ashford
St Pancras
Stansted
Luton

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Homestay accommodation, single room, without meals
  • Educational materials
  • Unlimited internet access
  • Free access to Microsoft Office during the stay (Word, Powerpoint, etc.)
  • Language activities and workshops
  • Welcome activity
  • Cultural and social program
  • All taxes and administrative fees of the school

Prices do not include:

  • Travel and transfers
  • Meals
  • Local transportation
  • Deposit if applicable (to be paid on-site)
  • Exam fees if applicable (Cambridge, IELTS, etc.)
  • Optional insurance fees

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