The English Language Centre, Eastbourne

One of the oldest English language schools in the UK. Experienced well-qualified teachers. Wide range of courses for adults. Very friendly, caring, family atmosphere. Full social programme.

ELC Eastbourne has 80 years experience of successfully providing quality English language courses to adults and young adults. It offers very good facilities including bright classrooms with the latest technology, a study centre and a computer room.

A key strength of the school is the staff - a helpful, efficient admin team and experienced, well-qualified teachers al of whom put our students first. The school is located right in the centre of town, a 5-minute walk from the beach, train station and main shopping centre so everything is easily accessible.

“For me, I think the best part of my ELC experience has been mostly my course and the amazing people I met here. They are from all over the world and we have formed strong connections. The teachers and staff members are amazing I feel very at home here. I also feel a great connection with the locals, which was a very good experience probably the best one I’ve had, feel very thankful for that.”

Lorenzo, Italy

  • General English (Standard, Intensive)
  • English Plus Courses (Golf/Tennis/Natural Health/Horse-riding/Watersports)
  • Examination Courses (FCE, CAE)
  • Introduction to Business English
  • Study Year Programme
  • 50+ Courses
  • One-to-One Courses
  • Summer Plus 16+
  • Homestay (Standard and Executive)
  • Shared student house (summer only)
  • Hotel/Guest House
School Factfile
  • Founded in 1936, not-for-profit organisation
  • 2 buildings, 22 classrooms, student lounge, games room, 'kitchen' and gardens
  • Average 100 students; 50+ nationalities every year
  • All accommodation within walking distance
  • Central location near shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs
  • Coursebooks and e-learning included in tuition fees


Traditional English seaside town, close to London, famous for sports and surrounded by stunning iconic scenery.

Eastbourne is a classic seaside town with a well-preserved Victorian seafront, a pier, many parks, gardens, theatres, museums and galleries. The seafront and famous cliffs at Beachy Head have been used in many movie scenes. With many sports facilities, Eastbourne hosts a grass tennis tournament as a warm up for Wimbledon.

“Eastbourne is really wonderful, nice town. Because it is by the sea so you can swim after school, run along the beach, collect different stones and so on. Without a doubt Eastbourne is an amazing, cool and funny place to be.”

Vitaly, Russia

Eastbourne Factfile
  • Population of 100,000
  • Attractions include Seven Sisters, Beachy Head, Eastbourne old town, pier
  • Nearest airports: London Gatwick (60 mins) and London Heathrow (90 mins)
  • Regularly sunniest town in the UK
  • Many special events including world's largest free seafront airshow and extreme sports festival

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