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39 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 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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 | 52 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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: 4.3

4.3 | 148 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

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.

Key Facts about Brighton

Population: 140,000

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

Region: England, Brighton and Hove

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.3684 USD)

Brighton quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.5

4.5 (400 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.

universities: 3 (rankings of universities in Brighton)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 238 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 186 £

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):3.00 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Brighton

Events in BrightonBest time to take a language course in Brighton

December
Burning the Clocks
Burning the Clocks

21 December 2021Take 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 2022The 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.

May
Sussex Beer Festival
Sussex Beer Festival

May 2022The 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 2022One 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 2022Britain'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 2022The 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 2022The 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 2022 - August 2022Touted 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.

September
London to Brighton Cycle Ride
London to Brighton Cycle Ride

September 2022Help 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 2022 - December 2022Fabulous 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

November 2022The 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!

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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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

    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.

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