English Language Schools in Brighton - Ranking 2022

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45 Best language schools in Brighton (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why 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.
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What we like about Brighton
  • English seaside city.
  • Locals are open minded and tolerant.
  • Excellent art and culture scene.
  • Good location - an hour on the train from London.
What we dislike about Brighton
  • Accommodation is expensive.
  • Crowded in high season.
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What our students said about Brighton

Rating: 5/5


Very good and kind, lots of stuff to do for people. Not so crowded, but I would like to have more shops

Íris Hrönn

Rating: 4/5


Pretty seaside town very close to London that can be visited during the day.


Rating: 1/5


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


Rating: 5/5


The people are friendly and flattering, and it's a great city.


Rating: 5/5


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


Rating: 5/5


A great city with a lot of possibilities.


How our students rated their experience in Brighton


Rating: 0.0/5.0

Overall city attractiveness
408 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 4.4/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 4.6/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0


Rating: 4.2/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 4.4/5.0


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Brighton

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 reviews

Location / atmosphere with other students of several nationalities

16 May 2022
Course: Intermediate Standard Course 20 - 1 week
Student age: 58 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 reviews

The relationship with the other students as well as the very good reception of the staff.

16 May 2022
Course: Intermediate Standard Course 20 - 1 week
Student age: 60 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 reviews

Good and funny teachers. Location great

18 April 2022
Course: Standard Course 32 - 1 week
Student age: 42 years

Íris Hrönn

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 reviews

The school is excellent. I had a nice group.

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


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 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


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 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


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 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


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 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


Rating: 4

4.0 | 53 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


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


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 reviews

The familiar air that is created inside the school

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


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


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 155 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


What school directors said about Brighton

Brighton and Hove is one of the most vibrant, colourful and creative cities in Europe. In fact it was voted one of the friendliest cities in the UK!

Stephen Pilton

Brighton is home to three universities and numerous language schools and international colleges, making the perfect place to be a student. It offers vibrant year-round culture, exciting nightlife, and a famous beach, all within 50 minutes of London.

Brighton is a fantastic, diverse and cultural place with many things to see and do all throughout the year.

Interesting information about Brighton

Key Facts about Brighton

Population: 140,000
Time zone: -1h. (GMT +0)
Region: England, Brighton and Hove
Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.1776 EUR)
Visa: Nationals from Albania require a visa to enter and study in England UK. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
High season: July
Low season: December
Average course price per week (High season): 262 £
Average course price per week (Low season): 205 £
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in London
  • Student price index excluding rent:89* (11% cheaper than London)
  • Student price index including rent:76* (24% cheaper than London)
  • Price index food only:66* (34% cheaper than London)
  • Big Mac price (England UK average):3.25 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Map with location of English schools in Brighton

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Public transportation in Brighton

Events in BrightonBest time to take a language course in Brighton

Lewes Bonfire night
Lewes Bonfire night

05 November 2022Bonfire Night, also known as Fireworks Night or Guy Fawkes Night, is an amazing event for fireworks lovers.

Burning the Clocks
Burning the Clocks

21 December 2022Take part in this enchanting procession of luminous lanterns which ends in a blaze of glory with a bonfire and an amazing fireworks display.

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
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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
  • Albania: Tirana

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Brighton

Bournemouth (city thumbnail)Bournemouth
22 schools
Cambridge (city thumbnail)Cambridge
25 schools
London (city thumbnail)London
98 schools
Oxford (city thumbnail)Oxford
29 schools

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.
  • The student price index in Brighton is 75.63. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • The minimum required English level to book the IELTS Preparation Exam in Brighton is B1. As an alternative, you can combine General English lessons with private lessons focused on the IELTS exam. Private lessons allow the student to focus on the missing links in their language acquisition or on a particular subject or vocabulary.
    Ana Carolina, Area Manager from LanguageCourse.net

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