The English Language Centre, Brighton

Wide range of quality courses for adults, expert teaching and excellent study services. Excellent facilities including large Study Centre and Computer Room. Full social programme.

ELC is the leading independent school in the city of Brighton. Housed in an important historic building, it combines ultra-modern facilities with traditional English features. The school is spacious with a friendly, family feel. Our experienced, well-qualified teachers and admin staff enjoy working for the school and that is clearly felt by our students.

Located on beautiful Palmeira Square, the school is close to the city centre, beach and shops. All accommodation is within 30 minutes on foot/by bus; the residence is just a 10-minute walk.

“ELC is for me my new home, everything is very good, buildings great, location very nice, easy to find the school, teachers have a lot of experience with teaching. I am enjoying my studying here, and I’m looking forward to completing my course at ELC.”

Naif, Qatar

  • General English (Standard, Intensive)
  • General English + English for Work/Academic/One-to-One
  • Examination Courses (FCE, CAE, CPE)
  • Introduction to Business English
  • Study Year Programme
  • Courses for Teachers
  • Executives Mini Groups (+ One-to-One)
  • English for PAs and Secretaries
  • English for Engineers
  • One-to-One Courses
  • General English + Executive English
  • Summer Vacation Course 16+
  • Closed Groups
  • Homestay (Standard and Executive)
  • Residence - self-catering
  • Student House - self-catering
  • Hotel/Guest House
School Factfile
  • Founded in 1962, not-for-profit school
  • 3 buildings, 32 classrooms, 2 student lounges, 'kitchen' and lecture hall
  • Average 175 students; 60+ nationalities every year
  • Separate, dedicated Business Centre for executives
  • 5 minutes walk from the beach, many shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs
  • Coursebooks and e-learning included in tuition fees


Lively, cosmopolitan beach city, 50 minutes from London. City of education, technology, shopping, arts and fun!

Called London-by-sea, Brighton has some of the best shopping, restaurants, and clubs on the south-coast yet is only minutes from lovely green countryside. It has 2 top universities, many language schools, and a leading music college. Brighton hosts many festivals and special events like the Brighton Fringe Festival in May and the London to Brighton Bike Ride in June.

“My favourite spot in Brighton has got to be the beach! It is so beautiful, especially in summer. There are a lot of pubs that are really fascinating and every pub has a different characteristic.”

Ji Won, South Korea

Brighton Factfile
  • Population of 275,000
  • Attractions include Brighton Pier, Royal Pavilion, The Lanes
  • Nearest airports - London Gatwick (35 mins) and London Heathrow (75 mins)
  • Largest annual mixed arts festival in England every May
  • One of the world's 'Top 10 cities with a beach'
  • Just 50 minutes from London by train

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“ELC Brighton is honoured to be a member of such an illustrious group of schools, all dedicated to providing high quality teaching and services.”

Phil Hopkins, Chief Executive

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