The English Language Centre

Founded in 1962, The English Language Centre, in Brighton, is a not-for-profit school with an international reputation for providing a wide range of quality English language courses, expert teaching and excellent student services.

The English Language Centre was founded in 1962 and is a not-for-profit charitable educational foundation. Since 1962, we have grown to become one of the leading schools in the UK through providing quality English language teaching to international students.

Our status as a charitable educational foundation means we invest all our surpluses in the services and facilities we offer our students and clients. In this way we can help you achieve your goals.

ELC Brighton provides modern facilities in a historic setting 33 Palmeira Mansions where ELC has been based since it was founded still retains many of the original features from its Victorian heritage. With 32 classrooms it is the largest independent school in the city, and one of the largest in the UK, yet it maintains a friendly, family atmosphere.

Social Activities

We offer a wide range of afternoon and evening activities including sports, local visits, film evenings and quizzes. On the first evening of each course there is a social evening to give new students a chance to get to know each other and to meet other students already at ELC.

Local tours during your stay at ELC may include:

Lewes and Arundel, historic towns each with its own castle and ancient town buildings
The beautiful village of Rottingdean where you can enjoy a traditional cream tea
Local beauty spots such as Devil's Dyke, with its breathtaking views of the Sussex countryside, or the dramatic cliff top of Beachy Head.

Weekend Excursions

We organise a variety of full day excursions at weekends throughout the year. These excursions can be booked and paid for when you are at ELC. They include:


Canterbury & Leeds Castle
Stratford Upon Avon
Windsor & Hampton Court

General English & Exam Courses: ELC Brighton provides a range of courses to help you prepare for the English language exams you need to pass.

ELC Professional: All our business courses are designed for experienced business people who need to communicate effectively in English in their work.

ELC Training: Our teachers' courses aim to meet your professional needs and are ideal for overseas teachers of English.




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