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Rating: 5.0

5.04 reviews

Rating: 5.0

5.0
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Rating: 4.7

4.7
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School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Located in the centre of the city, close to the beach and the shopping and entertainment districts. More

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General English 20 - Morning - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
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724£ 724£
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Rating: 4.7

4.74 reviews

Rating: 4.5

4.5
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
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School accredited by British council School accredited by EAQUALS (European Association for Quality Languages Services) School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school is ideally located in the heart of Brighton, a trendy, cosmopolitan seaside resort. It is easily accessible by public transportation and less than an hour from London. The... More

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General English Language Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
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670£ 641£
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#3
Kings

Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in England UK

Rating: 4.6

4.610 reviews

Rating: 4.8

4.8
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Kings Brighton is located in a vibrant student-centred area of the city, minutes from shops, cafes, entertainment venues and transport hubs. A popular park is directly opposite, and the... More

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Compact Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
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616£ 586£
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Rating: 4.2

4.2146 reviews

Rating: 4.3

4.3
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.3

3.3
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Brighton and Hove based, Interactive English Language School offers an extensive range of full time English courses designed for adults and taught by professional and certified teachers.... More

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Elementary Standard Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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300£ 288£
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Rating: 4.2

4.259 reviews

Rating: 4.2

4.2
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7

3.7
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom) School accredited by Tier4 (Highly Trusted Status (UK))

The school is situated on beautiful Brunswick Square, a 2-minute walk from the beach and a 10-minute walk to the centre and to the train station. There are many cafes, bars and restaurants... More

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General English Morning 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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557£ 532£
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Rating: 4.1

4.190 reviews

Rating: 4.1

4.1
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7

3.7
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom) School accredited by Tier4 (Highly Trusted Status (UK))

Located in a beautiful, brand-new centre just 2 minutes walk away from Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion, the Lanes and the restaurants, bars and clubs that Brighton is famous for. The... More

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General English - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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650£ 650£
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Rating: 4.0

4.051 reviews

Rating: 4.1

4.1
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.8

3.8
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school is centrally located in the Hove area of Brighton and Hove close to the area the school uses for homestay accommodation. The school is 8 minutes from beach, shopping area,... More

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Standard 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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630£ 603£
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Rating: 4.0

4.07 reviews

Rating: 4.2

4.2
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7

3.7
Leisure program
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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1730£ 1644£
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Rating: 4.0

4.02 reviews

Rating: 3.0

3.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 2.5

2.5
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Brighton is a vibrant and diverse city by the sea. The school is situated in the heart of Brighton city centre. The school is less than a 10 minute walk from the famous Brighton Beach.  More

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General English Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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330£ 317£
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Rating: 4.0

4.02 reviews

Rating: 4.5

4.5
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.5

4.5
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 05 October 2020
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

With the beach in one direction and town in the other, the school is located in the heart of the action. More

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General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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640£ 640£
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Accreditations:
School accredited by British council

Malvern Brighton is located 12 minutess walking distance from Brighton Train station. It is a small boutique school, 6 classes on a typical Victorian Building completely restored and opened... More

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General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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585£ 560£
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 June 2021

The University of Sussex is based in Falmer, a 20 minute car or train trip into the city centre of Brighton. There are a number of good transport options including a train station an 8... More

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Classic Summer School - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1880£ 1833£
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Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 June 2021

Plumpton College is a further education college in the beautiful rural location of the South Downs, near the seaside town of Brighton, surrounded by rolling hills. The school's large... More

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Bucksmore Summer Junior - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 11
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2350£ 2292£
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Embassy Junior Centre is located 35 minutes away on public transport from the city centre. It is a 7 minute walk from Falmer Train station which connects directly to Brighton. Falmer holds... More

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Summer Camp - University of Sussex - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1680£ 1638£
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council

Brighton has a Bohemian feel with vibrant nightlife. It's a beautiful seaside city. The campus overlooks the English Channel and is minutes from the beach. More

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General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
Quality of teaching
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Loxdale English Centre is located in Portslade, Brighton, housed in three beautiful buildings, seconds away from each other, on the school's 12,000㎡ grounds. Well communicated, with... More

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General Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
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474£ 455£
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.0

3.0
Leisure program
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school is close to Brighton and Hove train stations and within easy reach of the city centre. It is also located near all the major attractions of the city centre and the beach, which... More

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General English Course 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
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610£ 610£
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PLUS Junior Centre

Coldean Lane
Covid-19 Status:
School re-opening on 01 July 2021
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Its famous seafront Brighton Pier is full of amusements, rides and charming sea views and is home to beautiful Regency houses and colourful narrow shopping streets known as the Lanes. More

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Classic Course + Campus Ensuite - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1602£ 1562£
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Leisure program
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The language school is situated in the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Brighton and is near London. It offers green, open spaces and sport facilities to students. More

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Junior Summer School - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 16
FREE cancellation
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Includes accommodation -
1021£ 997£
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The language school is situated on the grounds of Hurst College. Students are offered excursions to nearby historical locations such as Oxford, Bath, and London. More

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MC Summer School - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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2070£ 2021£
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What our students said about Brighton

Rating: 1/5

1.0

There are quite a few homeless people. But they are not aggressive.

Anna
Russia

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I couldn't choose for a better city to study in summer.

Francesca
Italy

Rating: 5/5

5.0

A great city with a lot of possibilities.

Nuria
Spain

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Brighton

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

The school is excellent. I had a nice group.

2 September 2019
Course: Standard Course 28 - 2 weeks
Student age: 44 years

Nataliya
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

For a little extra money, there are better schools.

25 August 2019
Course: Upper-Intermediate Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Fabio
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

Kind helpful and funny teachers.
Can't ask for more. Perfect location, rooms, receptionist and teachers.

6 August 2019
Course: Upper-Intermediate Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Francesca
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

The school is simply perfect.
The rooms are good, the location is fantastic and the teachers simply amazing.

6 August 2019
Course: Elementary Standard Course 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 59 years

Lorena
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

Everyone at reception is really helpful and nice, assisting students with any issues.

26 July 2019
Course: Pre-Intermediate Course 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 34 years

Goar
Russia

Rating: 4

4.0 | 51 reviews

I liked the teachers and the book we used. Also, everybody in the school was very kind and reassuring.

10 July 2019
Course: Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 24 years

Cinzia
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 59 reviews

Brighton city, location of school, very good teachers and afternoon activities.
Too many participants in one class.

6 May 2019
Course: General English Intensive 30 - 2 weeks
Student age: 51 years

Leon
Slovenia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

The familiar air that is created inside the school

11 December 2018
Course: Intermediate Standard Course 20 - 12 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Dario
Italy

Rating: 4.6

4.6 | 10 reviews

The organization and the seriousness with which every work and activity is carried out. A modern school at the forefront on all fronts.

4 December 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years

Antonio
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

The level test. When students want to go up to upper class, they must take a level test which is a good rule. Free coffee and tea in a lounge.
If they have activities it would have been better. Also, the reading room should be improved.

28 November 2018
Course: Standard Course 28 - 12 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Min Seo
South Korea

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 59 reviews

The building
Excellent school, nice structure and trained teachers.

30 October 2018
Course: General English Morning 20 - 1 week
Student age: 35 years

Elena
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

Availability of the staff, friendly environment and teachers.

30 October 2018
Course: Upper-Intermediate Standard Course 20 - 1 week
Student age: 54 years

Giovanni
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

The people attending, and in general the staff.

30 October 2018
Course: Standard Course 28 - 1 week
Student age: 28 years

Vincenzo
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 59 reviews

meet students from other countries / some courses that were done outside of the school (museum visits, beach, park)
school well organised, classrooms well equipped , friendly teachers, nice location: not far from the sea, shops and well connected

29 October 2018
Course: General English Intensive 30 - 4 weeks
Student age: 41 years

ALBERIC
France

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

I met a lot of inspiring and kind people, very professional and helpful. I really enjoyed to stay in Brighton and in Interactive ELS both. I miss everything and everyone a lot now that I am back home.
thank you

23 September 2018
Course: Intermediate Standard Course 20 - 4 weeks
Student age: 35 years

Giorgia
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 146 reviews

The classmates and the teacher's methodology.
There should be a real programme of social activities.

13 September 2018
Course: Standard Course 28 - 1 week
Student age: 36 years

Carlos
Spain

Key Facts about Brighton

Brighton: Brighton is situated in the south of England and is only 55 minutes away by train from London. It has a seaside promenade, lots of shopping, entertainment facilities and antique stores. Brighton also offers broad green expanses of parks and many sporting facilities like tennis, squash or golf.

Population: 140,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: England, Brighton and Hove

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.2716 USD)

Brighton quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (397 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 227 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 187 £

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:76* (24% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:61* (39% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:59* (41% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (England UK average):3.22 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airports

London Gatwick (LGW) - 36 km. from Brighton city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 8,00 GBP, 35 minutes.

Main stops: Gatwick South Terminal, Hickstead, Brighton (Patcham), Brighton (Withdean Park), Brighton (Preston Park), Brighton (Preston Circus), Brighton (York Place), Brighton (Coach Station)

Taxi: 61 £, 35 minutes drive to city center of Brighton

Luton (LTN) - 117 km. from Brighton city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 40,00 GBP, 120 minutes.

Main stops: Luton Airport Parkway, Brighton

Every 20 minutes, 28,00 GBP, 210 minutes.

Main stops: Luton Airport, Hernel Hempstead, Gatwick Airport London, Gatwick South Terminal, Hickstead, Brighton (Coach Station)

Taxi: 140 minutes drive to city center of Brighton

Stansted (STN) - 120 km. from Brighton city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 15 minutes, 50,00 GBP, 150 minutes.

Main stops: Stansted Airport, Bishops Stortford, Tottenham Hale, Liverpool Street Station – London Bridge, Gatwick Airport Station, Brighton

Taxi: 110 minutes drive to city center of Brighton

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Derry, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Newquay
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Kerry, Knock, Shannon
  • USA: Las Vegas Mccarran, Orlando International, Orlando Sanford

Events in BrightonBest time to take a language course in Brighton

September
London to Brighton Cycle Ride
London to Brighton Cycle Ride

13 September 2020Help to fight heart disease by participating to one of the oldest fundraising events in the country.

November
Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival
Artists Open Houses Christmas Festival

November 2020 - December 2020Fabulous opportunity to visit upwards of 100 houses in and around Brighton & Hove, to discover and purchase works by local artists, or simply enjoy some cake and mulled wine.

London to Brighton Vintage Car Rally
London to Brighton Vintage Car Rally

01 November 2020The London to Brighton Vintage Car Rally is the oldest vintage car race around. If you are a fan of old cars, you'll love this event!

December
Burning the Clocks
Burning the Clocks

21 December 2020Take part in this enchanting procession of luminous lanterns which ends in a blaze of glory with a bonfire and an amazing fireworks display.

March
VegFest UK Brighton
VegFest UK Brighton

March 2021The VegFestUK Brighton is Europe's top vegan festival with over 200 stalls selling everything from food and bodycare products, to clothes and accessories as well as countless informative and entertaining presenters. It hosts a 100% vegan food village and the UK Vegan Comedy Festival.

April
Brighton Marathon
Brighton Marathon

09 April 2021With an amazing view of the sea and its 26.2 miles, the Brighton Marathon is one of the most popular in the UK.

May
Sussex Beer Festival
Sussex Beer Festival

May 2021The Sussex CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival is a three day event held in Brighton featuring close to 200 local beers, and 40 odd ciders and perries.

Brighton Fringe Festival
Brighton Fringe Festival

May 2021One of the largest Fringe Festivals around, the Brighton Fringe is open to all and any participants with no selection process. Discover new works by established artists alongside fresh, new talent and ideas.

Brighton Festival
Brighton Festival

May 2021Britain's largest arts festival, this is a three-week event includes all forms of artistic expression: music, theatre, dance, circus, art and film.

June
Brighton Naked Bike Ride
Brighton Naked Bike Ride

June 2021The dress code here is clothing optional. Participants in this ride drawing attention to the vulnerability of cyclists, low-impact living and our dependence on petroleum are usually nude, or partially nude. The ride through the streets of Brighton ends at the naturist beach.

July
Paddle around the Pier
Paddle around the Pier

July 2021The world’s biggest free beach and watersports festival. You can participate in sailing and swimming races, plus the popular "Paddle Something Unusual" raft race.

Brighton Pride
Brighton Pride

July 2021 - August 2021Touted as the biggest and best Pride festival in the UK, Brighton Pride is the most colourful music event on the south coast. Aside from the indispensable parade, the festival has widely diverse events including a dog show and the diversity games.

What to do in Brighton

Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier
Brighton Sea Life centre
Brighton Sea Life centre
North Laine
North Laine
The Lanes
The Lanes
Kemptown
Kemptown
Brighton
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    FAQ about schools in Brighton

  • St Giles International has received the best overall rating in Brighton.
  • Embassy English, located in 1 Billinton Way has been voted as the school with the best location in Brighton.
  • St Giles International was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Standard Student House' at EC English is the best rated accommodation in Brighton.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for England UK is 4 weeks.
  • The student price index in Brighton is 75.63. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Brighton with 4.5 stars out of 5.
  • In Brighton electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type G.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Brighton is London Gatwick (36.5 km from city center). Alternative airports: Luton (117.4 km), Stansted (120.3 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Brighton.
  • In Brighton the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business Group, Business One-to-One, English for Lawyers.
  • Schools in Brighton offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, IELTS, Other exams.

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