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EC Brighton

Open for face-to-face lessons

EC Brighton is a stylish, bright, and modern school, just two minutes away from the iconic Brighton Pier, The Royal Pavilion and The Lanes. Also on its doorstep are all the restaurants, bars and clubs that make this unique city so much fun.

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Gosia Stewart

Centre Director

Charlotte Goodyear

Director of Studies

Brad Crescenzo

Student Services Coordinator

Centre Info

  • Launched: 2002
  • Centre capacity: 270
  • Classrooms: 18
  • Minimum age: 16
    Students under 18 must travel with parents or book EC homestay, single room
  • Students per class: Average 12 (Max 15)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free access to Microsoft Office for the duration of the course

School Includes

  • 28 internet connected computers
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the centre
  • Library
  • Self-study room
  • Student lounge
  • Prayer room
  • Interactive whiteboards throughout


EC Brighton
Dolphin House
2-5 Manchester Street
Brighton, BN2 1TF


+44 (0) 12 7369 4618

Emergency Number

+44 (0) 77 1445 9205 
(For use outside of office hours)
+44 (0) 75 1742 0331
(For airport transfers only)

Opening Hours

8:30 - 17:00 GMT


  • Opposite Brighton Pier
  • Seconds away from the centre of Brighton
  • Great for shops, entertainment, and more
  • Very close to Brighton Pavilion

Nationality Mix

  • Others
  • Saudi Arabian
  • Korean
  • Turkish
  • Swiss
  • Brazilian
  • Italian
  • Kuwaiti
  • Italian

Age Mix

  • 16 - 17

  • 18 - 20

  • 21 - 25

  • 26 - 30

  • 31 - 40

  • 41 - 50

  • 51 +

Student Testimonial

Enjoyable language stay in times of Corona.
When I was planning my language stay to improve my English skills, (unfortunately) the destinations were limited because of the travel restrictions. So, one of the options, which I got from my agency, was Brighton. A lovely town on the south coast of England with a beautiful beach, nice cafés and restaurants and a wonderful countryside, which is easy reachable with the Coaster bus in every 10 minutes. Of course, I was worried about doing a language stay in times of Corona. However, today I know that this was just a part of my experience but not what had a lasting effect on my time in Brighton.
More important are my experiences with my classmates and the passionate teacher Sam at EC School, the evenings, which I spent together with my host fathers, or the time outside of school together with my new friends. Especially EC School Brighton was very accommodating when we from Switzerland had to stay in quarantine for the first two weeks at our host family’s house.
We got our English book personally delivered by the head of the school that we can start with online lessons via Teams and the school made also sure that we can stay as comfortable as possible in our host families. It wasn’t the start we had expected, but we managed well because they were well-prepared with all the different online teams, the online material and the remote speaking sessions and we got also a really helpful introduction at the beginning so we had all information, which we needed. Of course, after quarantine all the joy was then all the greater to explore Brighton and visit the school locally. Despite the pandemic, I felt always safe during my time in England because Brighton wasn’t that affected by Covid cases and also because of the restrictions, which hardly differ from other countries. For example, in school we had to wear a mask (nowadays it is as normal as having your mobile phone with you), have enough space between each other’s table, get additional exercises as an online version, lessons where you bring your own device and they make sure that we can avoid personal contact as much as possible. All in all, the quality of teaching does not suffer from the pandemic. Furthermore, it was also possible to visit famous culture heritage sites in our free time like Stonehenge, University of Oxford and Cambridge, Bath, go for a sightseeing trip to London, visiting the Harry Potter studios or walking on the top of the Seven Sisters. The list could go on! I think one advantage here doing all these things was that theses places were less crowded than normal because of Covid

Katja Urben

Teacher Testimonial

My name is Tim Cooke and I have been working at EC Brighton for almost six years, in both administrative and teaching roles, though I have to say I prefer the teaching as I have never been very good at sitting at a desk for very long. During the hectic summer months I assist the smooth running of our junior centre, which is always eventful and never dull, teenagers rarely being the kinds of students who let their teachers rest on their laurels! It may be a cliché but as a teacher you yourself learn something every day; it really is a two-way learning experience.

In my free time I enjoy reading, watching films, and cooking, and being fortunate enough to live by the beach, I love nothing more than clambering along the shingle collecting interesting pieces of driftwood which I often turn into frames and black-boards.

Tim Cooke



Student from Italy



Teacher at EC Brighton



Teacher at EC Brighton

Sample Activities

  • Monday

    Welcome Event Welcome Event

    Come and make some new friends. Meet in the student lounge.

  • Tuesday

    Pronunciation Pronunciation

    Pronunciation clinic at 18:15. Practice your pronunciation!

  • Wednesday

    London Theatre Evening London Theatre Evening

    Departing 15:15. Guaranteed ticket to a West End show. Details in reception.

  • Thursday

    Royal Pavillion Royal Pavillion

    Visit Brighton's famous landmark. Discounted tickets available.

  • Friday

    Seven Sisters Seven Sisters

    Visit the beautiful English countryside and coast.

  • Saturday

    Day Trip to Lewes Day Trip to Lewes

    Visit the traditional town of Lewes and see its famous castle.

  • Sunday

    Stonehenge & Bath Trip Stonehenge & Bath Trip

    A great trip to the West of England.