The English school in Eastbourne, founded in 1954, is located in the former home of the Duke of Devonshire, Compton Place, an elegant eighteenth century mansion with a garden of 13 acres and only 15 minutes walk from the city center and from the beach.
Being a medium-sized English school, it is very easy to meet people and make friends.
In 2014 the school welcomed students of many nationalities: 34% Europeans, 31% Eastern Asia, 19% Far East, 16% Latin American, 1% from the rest of the world.
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With nearly 4 million visitors a year, Eastbourne is one of the most popular villages in the south-east coast of the country: the sunniest part of Britain.
The city is famous for its beauty, its unique atmosphere and a fantastic lifestyle. By day, it offers a wealth of things to do, from various sports to shopping in the busy city center or walk the 5 miles of promenade. At night, you can enjoy the many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs, cinemas and its 5 theatres. It is also an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Sussex and its Old Town location.
Eastbourne is known for being one of the sunniest places in England, thanks to its location by the sea on the south coast, it is an ideal place to study and relax.
It is just 90 minutes from London, 1 hour from Gatwick and 2 hours from Heathrow Airport.
Class timetable: Monday to Friday from 09:15 to 12:45
This course focuses on practicing the fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
Ideal English course to combine studying and holidays, since you have free time in the afternoons to study on your own, sightsee or relax with friends.
The objective of the English course in Eastbourne is to allow the students to communicate effectively in English, increasing their confidence and fluency, improving their level.
The structure of the course is 20 lessons of the standard course in the morning, + 8 communication skills lessons in the afternoons
Ideal English course for those who want to progress quickly
The structure of the course is very similar to the standard course. The afternoon classes are based on communication and are focused around practicing listening, speaking and writing.
The structure of the course is 20 lessons of the standard course in the mornings + 8 lessons of IELTS preparation in the afternoons
Timetable of class:
We recommend a duration of 4 weeks
Ideal for students that need to improve their level to pass IELTS
During these classes, you will learn strategies and practice exam simulations.
The structure of the course is 20 lessons for the standard course in the mornings + 8 lessons of Cambridge exam preparation in the afternoons.
We recommend staying for 10-12 weeks
Ideal for students that need to improve their level to pass the Cambridge exam
This course is a combination of specific classes to pass the Cambridge exam, as well as general English classes.
The structure of the course is 20 standard lessons in the mornings + 8 Business English lessons in the afternoons
Ideal for professionals that need to improve their English level
In this combined course of English and Business, you will be focusing on your language skills and practice things necessary to communicate effectively in Business and professional situations.
Extra curricular activities
Every week at school, a very full and varied social programme is organised.
This list is just an example:
Family is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in a different culture. All of the families have been selected personally, taking both the cleaning and the treatment and the interest shown towards the students into account, so they will be available to help and advise at any time. Homestay accommodation includes half board every day (breakfast and dinner) and "lunch" on weekends.
Availability: All year
Room Type: Single and double rooms (for those that travel together)
School distance: 20-35 minute walk
This accommodation option is best for those students who want more independence. It is a home to share with 3, 4 or 5 more people with a shared bathroom. You will share with other students who may be Spanish or any other nationality.
Bathroom and kitchen: Shared between 3-4-5 people
The bedroom will be cleaned before your arrival, but after this, you and the other students are responsable for keeping the house clean. You should bring your own towel, shampoo, shower gel etc. and you will be preparing your own food. There is a washing machine but you should buy your own detergent.
Internet: The majority of the houses have internet.
Check In: Sunday from 10:30 to 21:00
Check Out: Saturday from 10:30 to 21:00
Availability: July and August
Room Type: Single bedroom
School distance: between 15 and 30 minute walk
To get to Eastbourne we suggest flying to one of the London airports. All airports are well connected to the city of Eastbourne by train or bus.
From London Heathrow Eastbourne Airport, depending on the day and traffic, the route can have a duration of 2 hours. There is no direct bus from Heathrow to Eastbourne so you have to catch a bus to Gatwick and catch a train to Eastbourne. It takes 50 minutes to arrive and the trains are regular.
More information about trains to Eastbourne Click here
You also have the option to get to Eastbourne with the London Bus Company 'Megabus' from Victoria Station. Hours vary by day and the prices depend on when you book the ticket online. They are very inexpensive and operate daily. The website is: www.megabus.com / uk
Families live a 5-10 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne train station.
MI HIJA HA TENIDO LA GRAN SUERTE DE TENER UNA FAMILIA DE ACOGIDA EXCELENTE.
En la escuela te tratan muy bien y te sientes muy querido. siempre tienen una sonrisa para tí.
ha sido una experiencia fantastica, aprendes sobre otra cultura, a soltarte en la forma de expresarte y conoces mucha gente.
Eastbourne es una ciudad bien conectada si, además de aprender inglés, buscas hacer algo de turismo. Ciudades como Brighton o Londres quedan bastante cerca utilizando el tren.
Me encantó conocer gent nueva y la gran diferencia que hay en el caracter tan positivo de las personas extranjeras respecto a españa, estuve en eastbourne y la gente super servicial, espero poder repetir este año.