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Classic Coastal Residence


This colourful seaside town is one of the UK’s friendliest and most unique learning destinations. With its pebbly beach and smell of fresh fish and chips in the air, Brighton offers students the perfect laid-back vibe for their learning experience.

Classic Coastal Residence

What's Included

  • 20 lessons per week (15 hours)

  • End of Course Certificate

  • Max.15 students per class

  • Assitance and supervision from the EC Team

  • Full board

  • Course materials

  • Supervised activity programme (per week):
    -5 half-day activities and 5 evening activities
    -1 full day (excluding departure week)

Dates available

  • 29 Jun - 10 Aug 2019


  • 13 - 17 years

Emergency Number

  • +44 (0) 7823411344

You will live at Brighton University Residence and study at Brighton College. EC provides a free private bus between the Residence and the Learning Centre. 

The residence offers single rooms with shared bathroom. There is plenty of meeting and relaxation space on the ground floor and free Wi-Fi throughout the building. 

Accommodation Address

University of Brighton,
Varley Park Accommodation
Coldean Ln,
BN1 9EN,

Travel time from airport

Heathrow: Approx. 1 hr 40 min.
Gatwick: Approx. 40 min.

Arrival day


Departure day


Getting to school & activities

  • English lessons are located on site at Brighton College.

  • In order to attend all activities, students must purchase a bus pass.

  • A weekly bus pass costs approx. £27 per week (subject to change).

  •  Free shuttle bus between the residence and learning centre.



Breakfast is at the residence along with dinner on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Lunch and dinner are at the Brighton College on weekdays. All meals are supervised by EC Staff.


A selection of cereals, croissants, rolls, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, tea and coffee, fruit juice.


Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), salad, bread roll, yoghurt or fruit dessert. Carton of juice or water.

Packed lunch

Packed lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, and on full-day trips.


Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), mixed salad, bread roll, dessert, yoghurt, juice or water.

Dietary Requirements

If students have specific diet requirements (e.g. gluten free/vegetarian/Halal), EC must be informed of this prior to the student's arrival.

  • Vegetarian – will be provided at no supplement
  • Halal - will be provided at no supplement
  • Lactose intolerant & Vegan - will be provided at a supplement of £45 per week
  • Celiac & Gluten free -  will be provided at a supplement of £45 per week

Special dietary requirements may be accommodated subject to availability and a weekly fee.


Optional Student Insurance is now being offered in all destinations.

EC must be advised upon booking of any medical conditions, allergies or medication that needs to be administered to students.

Students must have adequate health, accident and travel insurance while attending any of our programmes. The insurance must be acquired prior to their arrival. European students travelling with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free public healthcare. All other students are required to pay to see a doctor should they need to, and a doctor's visit costs approximately £60.

Transfer details

Airport transfers are compulsory unless students are accompanied by a guardian.


Room Type
  • Room Type is single with shared bathroom

Board status
Full board

Rooms include

  • Bed/s and chest of drawers
  • Storage space
  • Study desk
  • Reading lamp
  • Mirror
  • Notice board


Internet is available in the residence and the learning centre

What to expect from the accommodation

  • EC live-in supervisors
  • 24 hour security
  • Chill out room


EC employs live-in staff to supervise students on residence.


Bed linen is provided and changed weekly; students should bring their own towels.


Bedrooms are cleaned and tidied weekly; communal areas are cleaned and tidied daily. However, all students should assist in keeping both their own rooms and communal areas tidy.


Laundry facilities are available in the residence for free (washing powder is provided). Students are encouraged to use Laundry facilities on Thursday evening when supervised by residence staff.

Learning centre

Brighton College
Eastern Rd,
BN2 0AL,

Course: Project Based learning
20 lessons per week (a total of 15 hours)
1 lesson = 45 minutes
  • The course will help improve English Language skills by encouraging the students to work and communicate together toward completing a weekly Project, emphasis is placed on communication and developing life skills.
  • Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English in practical situations.
  • Our dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.
  • All lessons and activities work together. Each week covers a different theme and what's learnt in class is linked with activities outside of the classroom.That means learners get to use and practice their skills every single day.
Academic Timetable

Following the placement test Academic staff will place students in the relevant group for their ability. When the school is busy, EC will utilise a Double Banking timetable. Put simply, students attend morning sessions of classes one week; the next week they attend afternoon sessions.  

Morning lesson timetable:

08:30-10:00 Lesson
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Lesson

First Day

EC Brighton Residence Progamme - Sunday:
07:30-08:30 Breakfast
09:45 Arrival at the learning centre
10:00-10:15 Welcome talk
10:15-11:45 Placement test
11:45-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-15:00 City Orientation
19:30 - 22:00 Welcome Night

Any student unable to attend their first day on Sunday should arrive at the learning centre on Monday by 08:30.
  • 08:45-09:00 Welcome talk
  • 09:00-10:30 Placement test
  • 10:45-12:15 Lessons
  • 14:30 Orientation tour
  • 19:30 Join fellow students for film night


  • All-weather court
  • Common room
  • Playing fields

Maximum Class Size



All students must attend school on a daily basis unless they are genuinely indisposed (due to illness, for example). In the case of a student falling ill, an EC member of staff will accompany the student to a doctor or A&E.

Educational materials

Students will be given a notepad, a folder and pens as part of their Welcome Pack.

View Full Programme & More

Please view the programme for each week here

Sample Programme

  Morning Afternoon Evening
S Arrivals
S Welcome Talk  Brighton Orientation Tour Welcome Party
M Themed Lessons Brighton Lanes Visit Film Night
T Themed Lessons Football/Rounders/Basketball/SwimmingQuiz Night
W Themed Lessons BowlingTalent Show & Team Challenges
T Themed Lessons Half-Day Trip to LewisEvening on Residence
F Themed Lessons & Project Work Mini OlympicsEC Neon Themed Disco Night
 S  Full Day Excursion to London

Please note: This is a sample programme and changes may occur.
Linked course Indicates linked activity which allows students to practise what they learnt in class that day.

Welfare, Rules and Disciplinary Action

Curfew times

  • Ages 13-15: 10pm
  • Ages 16-17: 11pm

Alcohol consumption

Any EC student on the Young Learners Programme caught consuming alcohol during their stay risks being expelled from the school and repatriated to their home country. No alcohol consumption is permitted during the programme regardless of age.


The consumption of any illegal drugs will result in the immediate expulsion and repatriation of the student and the possible intervention of the police.


Smoking is NOT accepted at any time during the programme.

Customer Complaints

At EC, we endeavour to provide our students with the highest possible level of service. If, however, a student is unsatisfied with any aspect of their programme with EC, we ask that they inform us immediately. Most problems are small and can be quickly resolved by our staff members. During the first week of school, all students are given an initial Course Evaluation form, in which they are asked to evaluate various aspects of their stay. The form also allows students to bring to our attention anything that is not to their satisfaction should they feel unable to speak to us directly. Solutions to any issues will be provided and all necessary parties will be notified when applicable. Students are also requested to complete an online End of Course Evaluation form at the end of their stay so that they have the opportunity to provide EC with general feedback before returning to their home countries.

Accommodation Rules

  • Students must keep their room neat and tidy, including making their own bed every morning, and tidying up after themselves.
  • Curfew times must be respected by all students.
  • Students who are not living in the residence are not allowed to enter any of the rooms.
  • Girls are not allowed to stay in the boys’ rooms and vice versa.
  • Smoking is NOT accepted at any time.
  • Students aged 13-15 years are only allowed off residence during EC supervised activities
  • Students are liable for any damages/breakages to school and accommodation property.


EC reserves the right to expel and repatriate a student at his/her own expense for any of the following reasons:

  • Possession of any illegal drugs
  • Drinking or bringing alcohol on to any EC premises
  • Malicious damage to school property or place of accommodation
  • If the student is a danger to his/her own safety or that of other students
  • Breaking English law
  • Repeated failure to attend academic lessons and/or social activities

In any of the above circumstances, the student is informed that their stay is going to be terminated with immediate effect. Simultaneously, EC informs the student’s agent of the student’s behaviour and the course of action to be taken. The earliest flight available is booked at the student's expense and an EC staff member accompanies the student to the airport to ensure that the student leaves the country. Following such action, EC will terminate all relationships with the student and will be unable to take further responsibility for the student. No refunds will be given to any students who have been expelled.

Course Certificate

Students must attend all lessons and organised activities in order to receive their End of Course Certificate. Students will receive their certificate on the last day of the course.

Students are liable for any damages/breakages caused to school property. Payment for damages must be effected immediately and the residence staff will not allow the students to leave the residence unless payment has been made. A damage deposit form must be completed on the first day of school. If students do not have a credit/debit card of their own, it is important that they bring details of a relative’s/friend's credit/debit card, with a letter of authority to use this card.

In order to manage student behaviour, EC staff may issue a formal warning, notify parents, ban students from an activity or withhold the End of Course Certificate, if the student misbehaves.

EC may, from time to time, make an exception and allow students outside the stated age range to participate in one or more of the Young Learner programmes. For more information, please speak with your EC contact.