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Brighton Language College

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Course description

You study 20 lessons every week following BLC’s curriculum of focused language training. A great choice if you want to have free time in the afternoon to enjoy your time in Brighton, see the sights or socialise with your new friends from BLC.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary and Grammar

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 45 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
24 Dec 2020 - 01 Jan 2021

BLC does not hold classes on the holiday dates above. The school does not compensate for these holidays, so make sure to choose your start date accordingly.

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Morning session
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

Elementary
Pre-intermediate
Intermediate
High intermediate
Advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Brighton.

Class size

Average 10 students
Maximum 15 students

Student age

Age range 16 years old and older
Average 23 years old

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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reviews

Reviews

88% recommend

based on 17 reviews
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"Great opportunity to make friends and speak English naturally."

Isabele Natalie Santos Moreira Silva, student from Brazil

The school has a good localization, has a place where you can eat something and it's next to the supermarket where you can eat cheaper also, near to the beach, center of the city and the bus station.

The classes has a few students where you can fell comfortable to talk and make question if you have, the teacher are always open to answer it.

I like how the classes work, you can always watch a level up to make sure if you are in the right level.

I didn't like the school doesn't have a microwave for example, this make the student spend a lot of money with some food that doesn't healthy.

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My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
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Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
6 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Excellent experience"

Eleonora (Marie) Knezevic, student from France

It was an excellent experience.

The location of the school in Brighton was just in front of the sea (3 min walking from the beach) in the city center. Classes were adapted to the knowledge of my kid (beginner) she started to speak English. We booked only for 1 week, program explorer, because I didn't know how it will be. I regret not to book 3-4 weeks, she will progress more than she is already. We had a warm welcoming at school and very good teacher, Madame Brigitte.

We had a very lovely staying with our host family. It was a huge house, 5 min walking from the bus station Beaconfields Villas Top. We needed about 15 min by bus to reach the school. The location was very calm, only the seagulls waked us up in the morning.

We will definitely come back next year.

Eleonora Knezevic

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
12 Aug 2019 - 16 Aug 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"A lovely life-experience and a good way to improve your english."

Ilse Femke van Eeden, student from Switzerland

The size of the classes was very good, neither too big nor too small. I had two different teachers and they both had their own way to teach, mostly positive. The location is perfect, because it is so close to the center and nearly every bus stops there. I really liked that there were voluntary activities you could easily join. The building was ok, but at the toilet several washbasins and toilets didn't work at all, except downstairs. I liked my housing, my host mom was really friendly and I had several options for a bus to get to school.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
1 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"I liked it"

Barnabas Horvath, student from Hungary

The teacher,Dominik was very friendly and funny
The boys loved him very much
Barnus had 4 activity leaders in the afternoon, the girls who were at the first week were very friendly and helpful as well. Yes,they were Risa and Anna

And about the school itself? The kid’s building is very old and smelly downstairs,where the kids learn and spend most of the time in the morning

But the activities were great and enjoyable in the afternoon

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
17 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Great time in Brighton!"

Petra Müller, student from Afghanistan

BLC is located at the centre of Brighton, close to the Pier, the beach and downtown. The staff was very friendly and well organized. However, only teachers were native speakers.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
27 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was a very cool experience"

Anastasiia Safronova, student from Germany

Well, in order. I liked the lessons, but some teachers followed the textbook too much. It so happened that I had 5 teachers and most of all I liked Fred and David. Brighton, itself, the location of the school and everything I liked so much. Very short distances and you can walk everywhere. Activities I also really liked. Brigitta, David and Reza made them amazing.

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My ratings for this school

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Housing
Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
20 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"The Brighton Language College need to invest in meda tools and other materials for teaching"

Susana Blasco, student from Spain

I really enjoyed my time in Brighton, it is a beautiful place.
In relation to the Bfigton Language College, I am a little disapointed. Once I arrived, people there informed me About where was to take part the english clases (a specific classroom). Then my teacher arrived (Mark). He was very polite, but unfortunatelly, no one had informed him about the specific subjects related to the clases I had asked for, previously (financial and tax issues). He had not even been informed about the previous questionaire I fullfiled. So, the first two days, the english classes were very general for me (Mark try to focus them in financial and tax issues, but there was no material related to such specific subject).
Besides, the learing books included a DVD for listening, but in the classroom, there was only CD recorder player , so during the two first days it was no posible to do any kind of listening (so Mark read for me some texts, thanks Mark!!). Finally, Mark got some CDs so we could do listenings, and also got some financial learing books so we could also focus our english clases on financial and tax subject.
In my opinión, It would be necesary that the college improves the material resources and tols (computer in order to be able to Access to different webs or podcasts in english, DVD recorder, etc).
I would appreciate that if I answer a questionaire detailing the kind of english subjects I am interested in, the College was ready for providing such kind of teaching.

Thanks in advance.
Susana

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My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
School location
Date of study
20 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Would you recommend this school?
No
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Gary Farmer, Director at Brighton Language College responded to this review.
13 September 2018

Thank you for your comments, all information is passed on to our teachers regarding bookings when provided. The information is on our database and therefore should have been passed on, we will speak to Mark as to why he did not review this information prior to course commencement. We have a library of materials which all teachers have access to and an academic management team her to support all our teachers with their classroom activity and as you acknowledge these materials were made available. The college promotes personal technology (tablets / smart phones) as technology such as computer rooms / tv lounges are very dated, impersonal, break easily and need constant attention. We have super fast wifi and teachers and students are encouraged to use this in the classroom to access authentic materials and supporting media. An example would be 1 screen / 1 DVD for a group of students in class compared to individual students accessing the media directly on their personal devices enabling personalised learning, the ability to take the media home to revise with and individual support tailored to each student and their device. I'm glad you enjoyed your 1 week study here and we review our systems here for teachers accessing student information which is currently available on our databases.

"I will repeat the course again next year"

Abdullah Abdulaziz M Al Feraidi, student from Afghanistan

I will repeat the course again next year to improve my skills

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
2 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Gary Farmer, Director at Brighton Language College responded to this review.
13 September 2018

Thank you for your review - see you again next time

"I liked to speak with peoples from other countries"

Erik Buchholz, student from Germany

I liked the activities and the activity leaders.
I don‘t liked the Food .

The Location of the school is very good at all the teachers are very nice .

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
16 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
Gary Farmer, Director at Brighton Language College responded to this review.
13 September 2018

I'm sorry you didn't like the food, England is a very diverse country with lots of choices for food. Thank you for your review

"It was good experience"

Younes Abdulqader Mohamed Hassan Alblooshi, student from United Arab Emirates

It was good but if they use more online tools it will be In terms of housing was far away and would prefer to be close to the Institute without using the bus to go and return

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
27 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Would you recommend this school?
No
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Grateful college"

ABDULLAH AHMED A HADDAD, student from Saudi Arabia

I have excellent experiences in the Brighton college and the teachers very good and great, I like every things in Brighton college I'm going to join the course next year also I will recommend it to my friends in Saudi's Arabia

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
7 weeks
Date of study
19 Jun 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"I learned a lot and my time at school was simply great."

Eva Tschiderer, student from Austria

My teachers were helpful and friendly. The classes and facilities were clean and tidy. It's a well organized College in general.
I lived in a small apartment close to the school.
I didn't join the activities since I stayed with my mum, so I can't rate these.
The location is very good - not far from the beach, not far from the shopping area and it is not far to get very good food!

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
26 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Great experience and i've learned a lot"

Sophie Warmerdam, student from Netherlands

I liked the lessons very much. The lessons were varied. For example, the afternoon classes, it included a lot of topics to talk about, like religion and politics. The teachers were quite involved and interested in all students. I've made some friends and we spent some time together. I stayed with my cousin so I didn't participate in any group activities or stayed with a host family.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
17 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Very good teaching sessions, very poor administrative performance (over invoicing, promise to refund, but nothing happens..."

Kristian Jensen, student from Denmark

Very good teaching sessions, quick assessment of my level, relevant, good selected material exercises. One day spent on walking for sightseeing including guided tour to the previous police station. Very interesting.

Very poor administrative performance, Tuesday morning, 16 August I was informed, that I was assigned to class training in the afternoon as well (and had been invoiced & had paid for this as well).

After having shown my course details, the staff informed me that a booking mistake had happened - and that the fee for the afternoon lessons would be refunded to my credit card. No refund has been carried out so far.

I had booked a room at New Steine B&B/Hotel - worked fine.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
15 Aug 2016 - 19 Aug 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Beautiful"

Silvia Armigliato, student from Italy

My experience was positive. After the preliminary exam I felt they made a mistake with my English level because I barely understood what was around me but as soon as I started I manage quite well the lessons and liked it very much, my class and my teachers. I had a private accommodation on my own. I couldn't attend all the activities because some days I felt tired and other times the weather was so bad.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
20 Jun 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Excellent"

Eugenia Cecilia Collia, student from Argentina

The experience was beautiful. They have loving and very dedicated teachers. All the staff of the institute have very good disposition. I can definitely recommend it.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
9 May 2016 - 13 May 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was brilliant :)"

Zsofia Dicenty, student from Hungary

I found the school very good. Everybody in the school was really friendly and helpful.

The location is just excellent.

The school organizes activities after class. Fortunately, it was not peak season, so the classes were small so we had more time and opportunity to practice and learn.

The teachers were good, seemed very qualified, and were willing to teach you. They followed your reactions and actions to be sure you understood everything correctly.

I really enjoyed my stay at the school. I am very pleased and satisfied.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
4 Jan 2016 - 8 Jan 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
housing

Housing

BLC offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay Single Breakfast Only

A$ 266
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: Outside the city center of Brighton
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, carpet, hardwood, heating, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 20 - 40 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 05:00 PM
Check-out: Sunday, before 11:00 AM
A$ 266
Live within an English-speaking household and learn as you live together, a unique opportunity to improve fluency and experience our culture first hand. A variety of room options are available for you to choose from and you can also eat together with your hosts every morning and evening. BLC homestays are no more than 20 - 40 minutes away from our city centre school by public transport. Each homestay provides a different experience of British life where you are welcomed as part of the family. All our homestays are carefully checked by our Welfare & Accommodation Officers, who are available at all times if you need any help while you are with BLC.

Twin Half Board

A$ 266
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: Outside the city center of Brighton
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: 2-person shared room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner on weekdays, 3 meals on weekends (16 meals per week)
Facilities: Laundry, wireless internet, free internet, carpet, hardwood, heating, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 20 - 40 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 05:00 PM
Check-out: Sunday, before 11:00 AM
Restriction: 2 students must book together
A$ 266
Live within an English-speaking household and learn as you live together, a unique opportunity to improve fluency and experience our culture first hand. A variety of room options are available for you to choose from and you can also eat together with your hosts every morning and evening. BLC homestays are no more than 20 - 40 minutes away from our city centre school by public transport. Each homestay provides a different experience of British life where you are welcomed as part of the family. All our homestays are carefully checked by our Welfare & Accommodation Officers, who are available at all times if you need any help while you are with BLC.

Single Half Board

A$ 310
weekly
Age range: 12 years old and older
Location: Outside the city center of Brighton
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner on weekdays, 3 meals on weekends (16 meals per week)
Facilities: Laundry, wireless internet, free internet, carpet, hardwood, heating, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 20 - 40 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 05:00 PM
Check-out: Sunday, before 12:00 PM
A$ 310
Live within an English-speaking household and learn as you live together, a unique opportunity to improve fluency and experience our culture first hand. A variety of room options are available for you to choose from and you can also eat together with your hosts every morning and evening. BLC homestays are 20 - 40 minutes away from our city centre school by public transport. Each homestay provides a different experience of British life where you are welcomed as part of the family. All our homestays are carefully checked by our Welfare & Accommodation Officers, who are available at all times if you need any help while you are with BLC.

Single Half Board Premium

A$ 435
weekly
Age range: 12 years old and older
Location: Outside the city center of Brighton
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner on weekdays, 3 meals on weekends (16 meals per week)
Facilities: Private bathroom, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, carpet, hardwood, heating, and 24/7 supervision
Distance to school: 20 - 40 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, after 05:00 PM
Check-out: Sunday, before 11:00 AM
A$ 435
Live within an English-speaking household and learn as you live together, a unique opportunity to improve fluency and experience our culture first hand. A variety of room options are available for you to choose from and you can also eat together with your hosts every morning and evening. BLC homestays are no more than 20 - 40 minutes away from our city centre school by public transport. Each homestay provides a different experience of British life where you are welcomed as part of the family. All our homestays are carefully checked by our Welfare & Accommodation Officers, who are available at all times if you need any help while you are with BLC.
visa

Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

If you are studying in the UK for over 11 months, you will receive a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that you need to submit to the UK embassy along with your General Student Visa application. Students who have successfully booked a language course and have paid their fees will receive a CAS from BLC. Please note that UK law states that a CAS can only be issued to students who intend to pursue English language studies for over 11 months.

If you are studying in the UK for 11 months or less, you have to apply for a special visitor visa called a Student Visitor Visa. As a student visitor, you will not be able to work part-time while studying. If you plan to study in the UK for 11 months or less, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged £ 65 when you register.

Learn more about how to get a UK visa »

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Brighton based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

Learn more about our insurance plan »

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