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Brighton Language College (BLC)

Address: Brighton BN1
Official representatives. Submission of documents and admission free of charge

Description Brighton Language College (BLC)

  • Founded: in 1995
  • Location: Brighton, UK
  • Age of students: 16+ years (family programs allow students 5-11 years old)
  • Duration of training: 1 week or more
  • Dates of work: year-round
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • Accommodation type: residence, host family, hotel
  • Language of instruction: English.

The language school Brighton Language College, founded in 1995, quickly became famous among international students for its quality, benevolence and professionalism of teachers. All teachers are native English speakers, have higher education and special certificates, accreditations for working with foreign students and multicultural groups. The programs of the center are diverse: everyone here can find the best option for learning, based on their academic goals, requirements and the initial level of knowledge. Students from all over the world are trained at the school, including Italians (13%), Russian pupils (8%), Chinese and representatives of Asian countries (10%), Turkish students (10%).

Communicative methods of teaching and interactive lessons in combination with an individual, personal approach help to learn as efficiently as possible, quickly and comfortably, without dull cramming and endless repetition of textbooks. Additional help in teaching is an interesting, exciting program of extra-curricular activities, entertainment and excursions: so students can not only improve the knowledge gained in the class, but also get to know British culture, history, traditions and art.

A special mention deserves excellent family programs Brighton Language College (BLC). This is a unique opportunity for the whole family to spend their holidays cheerfully, with pleasure and benefit. Young pupils from 5 to 11 years are accepted for these programs (while the basic programs are available for students aged 16 and older). Training programs are developed for both children and parents, comprehensively developing all basic, key language competencies and combining lessons with a rich, diverse extracurricular program.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Brighton Language College (BLC)

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Discount

English Course (General English)

Universal comprehensive program aimed at the development of all major, key language skills:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

There are several options for this course:

  • General English 12 (9 hours per week): lessons from 13:30 to 16 hours
  • General English 20 (15 hours per week): lessons from 9:15 to 12:00
  • General English 26 (19.5 hours per week): lessons from 13:30 to 16:00
  • General English 32 (24 hours per week): lessons from 13:30 to 16:00.

The student can choose the desired intensity depending on his initial level of knowledge, requirements and academic goals, the amount of free time and opportunities for training.

Also in the language school there are several thematic versions of the universal program:

  • General English + Fluency (22.5 hours per week): active development of fluency and literacy in oral speech
  • General English + Literacy (22.5 hours weekly): emphasis on grammar, written speech.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program, its subjects, intensity and duration (the price is indicated for 1 week for 1 person):

1) General English courses, lessons per week:

  • 9 hours = 85 £
  • 15 hours = 175 £
  • 19.5 hours = £ 205
  • 22.5 hours = £ 225.

With an increase in the duration of the booked rate, the cost is reduced.

English for Business (General English Business 32)

Thematic course for representatives of the world of business, finance, banking and commerce. The intensity of the training is 24 hours a week: 20 lessons General English (9: 15-12: 30) + 10 thematic business sessions (13: 30-16: 00, Monday-Thursday).

In addition to general improvement in the level of English, students will practice in the development of professional, business skills:

  • conducting negotiations, interviews, presentations, interviews
  • formation and presentation of reports, reports
  • corporate ethics of the world
  • telephone and personal negotiations, E-etiquette
  • business correspondence, official correspondence
  • skills of oratory, conducting discussions and discussions
  • leadership qualities and ability to work in a team, team building
  • time management.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program, its subjects, intensity and duration (the price is indicated for 1 week for 1 person):

1) Business English (22.5 hours) = £ 225.

With an increase in the duration of the booked rate, the cost is reduced.

Combined English courses (Combo 30)

Enough intensive course (22.5 hours weekly), which allows to combine the main training blocks from several programs.

The basis of the course is General English (20 lessons per week). To him, each student can add 10-20 individual sessions devoted to the priority topics and aspects for him:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills
  • Preparing for IELTS
  • Preparation for Cambridge exams (CAE, CPE, FCE)
  • Preparing for the university, developing academic skills
  • Training in the passage of a personal interview, etc.

Classes are conducted from 9:15 to 15:00 - the rest of the student's time is free for self-study and reading, as well as for leisure, recreation, walks and excursions.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program, its subjects, intensity and duration (the price is indicated for 1 week for 1 person):

1) Combined courses (General Combo, IELTS, FCE, CAE), 22.5 hours = 485 £.

With an increase in the duration of the booked rate, the cost is reduced.

Annual
16+
from 177 £ / week

Preparing for IELTS

A specialized course for all students who plan to take a difficult IELTS language exam. Along with TOEFL it is the most popular language test in the world: it is necessary for everyone who wants to go to an English-speaking country for training, work or living.

The intensity of the classes is offered different: 20, 26 or 32 lessons per week - each student is guided by his / her requests, abilities and the initial level of knowledge. In addition to general language competencies, students improve their academic skills: they learn to manage time, identify their weaknesses, gaps in knowledge and quickly adjust them. A lot of time is devoted to training with the help of real IELTS materials over the past years: students will be able to get acquainted with the structure and features of the exam, learn how to find typical traps and "pitfalls", practice writing individual test blocks.

This course can be combined with other courses of the language school:

  • IELTS / Business 32
  • IELTS / General English 32
  • IELTS / Combo 30.

Please note that the cost of the exam is paid additionally.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program, its subjects, intensity and duration (the price is indicated for 1 week for 1 person):

1) Preparation for IELTS, hours per week:

  • 15 hours = 175 £
  • 19.5 hours = £ 205
  • 22.5 hours = £ 225.

With an increase in the duration of the booked rate, the cost is reduced.

Annual
16+
from 177 £ / week

Preparing for FCE

The first of the Cambridge exams (First Certificate of English). The training program includes 20 lessons per week, and it can be combined with other language school courses:

  • FCE / General English 26
  • FCE / General English 32
  • FCE / Combo 30.

In addition to general language competencies, students improve their academic skills: they learn to manage time, identify their weaknesses, gaps in knowledge and quickly adjust them. A lot of time is devoted to training with the help of real materials over the past years: so the students will be able to get acquainted with the structure and features of the exam, learn how to find typical traps and "pitfalls", practice writing individual test blocks.

Please note that the cost of the exam is paid additionally.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program, its subjects, intensity and duration (the price is indicated for 1 week for 1 person):

1) Preparation for Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE), lessons per week:

  • 15 hours = 175 £
  • 19.5 hours = £ 205
  • 22.5 hours = £ 225.

With an increase in the duration of the booked rate, the cost is reduced.

Annual
16+
from 177 £ / week

Preparing for CAE

Preparation for the Cambridge CAE exam (The Certificate in Advanced English) includes 20 lessons per week, and it can be combined with other language school courses:

  • CAE / General English 26
  • CAE / General English 32
  • CAE / Combo 30
  • CAE / Business 32.

In addition to general language competencies, students improve their academic skills: they learn to manage time, identify their weaknesses, gaps in knowledge and quickly adjust them. A lot of time is devoted to training with the help of real materials over the past years: so the students will be able to get acquainted with the structure and features of the exam, learn how to find typical traps and "pitfalls", practice writing individual test blocks.

Please note that the cost of the exam is paid additionally.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program, its subjects, intensity and duration (the price is indicated for 1 week for 1 person):

1) Preparation for Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE), lessons per week:

  • 15 hours = 175 £
  • 19.5 hours = £ 205
  • 22.5 hours = £ 225.

With an increase in the duration of the booked rate, the cost is reduced.

Individual English

The most effective and fastest way to learn English. The subjects of the classes, the intensity, the content of each lesson - everything is fully adapted to the needs of the individual student, his initial level of knowledge and academic needs.

The intensity of the course can be different - from 15 to 22.5 hours weekly (there is also the opportunity to take morning or evening lessons). The program is available for students with any level of knowledge: before the beginning of the training tests are conducted, together with the teacher, the goals and tasks of the training are determined. Individual lessons can be combined with any other language center programs: it is conducted from 9:15 to 12:30, from 13:30 to 16:45 or from 9:45 to 15:00 hours, which provides flexibility in learning.

Immersion course (Immersion 60)

The maximum intensive and effective course for full immersion!
The intensity is 45 hours weekly: this is a one-to-one session with an experienced and qualified teacher from 8:30 to 18:30 every day. There are 12 lessons for students each day: before lunch with one teacher, in the afternoon - with another: this allows to achieve maximum productivity of studies, because different approaches and teaching methods are combined. In addition to classroom lessons on weekdays (Monday-Friday), students go with the teacher to a business lunch to practice knowledge and skills in an informal, real-life conversation environment.

The cost of training depends on the chosen program, its subjects, intensity and duration (the price is indicated for 1 week for 1 person):

1) Individual lessons:

  • 15 hours (morning) = 730 £
  • 15 hours (evening) = 630 £
  • 22.5 hours = £ 1100
  • Immersion course (45 hours weekly) = 2285 £.

With an increase in the duration of the booked rate, the cost is reduced.

09.06.2019 -01.09.2019
12-17
from 510 £ / week

Summer English Course (Activity Plus)

  • Dates: June 16 - August 31
  • Duration: 1-2 weeks
  • Age of students: 18+ years.

Effective and interesting summer course, combining English lessons with a rich, diverse, fascinating leisure program.

The intensity is offered 15 or 24 hours a week - in the process of learning all the main language skills, skills and knowledge develop:

  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Auditing (listening comprehension)
  • Vocabulary (active expansion of vocabulary)
  • Written speech
  • Oral speech (spoken English)
  • Phonetics (correct pronunciation, accent correction)
  • Improve communication skills.

The training course combines both a universal English program (General English) and specialized lessons in preparation for IELTS, FCE or CAE. In addition, students will receive at least 3 recreational activities and 1 excursion (for a whole day or for several hours) weekly - you will definitely remember this vacation for a long time!

The cost of training depends on the chosen program, its subjects, intensity and duration (the price is indicated for 1 week for 1 person):

1) Combined course Activity + (General English, IELTS, CAE, FCE):

  • 15 lessons = 230 £
  • 24 lessons = 280 £.

With an increase in the duration of the booked rate, the cost is reduced.

08.04.2019 -30.08.2019
5+
from 255 £ / week

Family English courses

  • Age of students: children - 5-11 years, adults - from 18 years
  • Dates: March 5 - August 31.

A special family course is an excellent opportunity to spend a vacation with pleasure and benefit! It is available for students with any level of knowledge (from Beginner / Elementary): the intensity is 20 hours weekly in groups of 8-12 people (lessons are conducted from 9: 0 to 12:30).

Currently, the language center offers a family program Safari: leisure activities include visits to the aquarium and dendrarium, competition of sand sculptures, master classes in ceramics and many other interesting events that will make your summer unforgettable.

Accommodation and food

For students of the language school BLC is offered primarily accommodation in the host English family:

  • transport accessibility from school (15-40 minutes by bus)
  • cozy 1-2-bed rooms (double rooms are allocated to students traveling together)
  • half-board meals (breakfasts + dinners) or breakfast only
  • an excellent opportunity to practice English with its native speakers, to become more familiar with the peculiarities of British culture, history and mentality.

Note: if you have special dietary needs (dietary or medical, religious prescriptions), this must be warned in advance.

The cost of living depends on the chosen option (for 1 person per week):

  • Host family, private room, half board: January-May and September-December = £ 140, June-August = £ 160
  • Host family, private room, breakfast: January-May and September-December = £ 120, June-August = £ 140
  • Host family, private room with bathroom, half board: January-May and September-December = 200 £, June-August = 220 £
  • Host family, double room, half board: January-May and September-December = £ 120, June-August = £ 140.

It is also possible to select a hotel from a variety of school partners (available for students of 18+ years, the minimum period of booking is 4 weeks): the specialists of the accommodation department will help you find the option corresponding to your finances, requirements for location and level of comfort.

The language school cooperates with several comfortable urban residences: as a rule, they offer 1-2-bed rooms, and the houses themselves are located at a distance of 15-20 minutes walk from the educational building.

The cost of living in residences and hotels is determined on an individual basis.

Entertainment and sport


Events list: B-B-Q, Beach volleyball, water sports

Events Brighton Language College (BLC)

Exciting, thematic excursions are usually held on weekends (some require additional payment, please be careful):

  • sightseeing tours around London, shopping, sightseeing of the main city sights and monuments
  • a trip to Windsor and a tour of the royal residence in the middle of a magnificent park
  • tour to Cambridge and visit the campus of the legendary university
  • a weekend in Paris, etc.

In the evenings, students are given parties and celebrations, joint screenings, barbecues on the beach and campfires; you can play paintball, basketball, beach volleyball and other active games.

Equipment Brighton Language College (BLC)

The language school is located in the heart of Brighton, directly opposite the famous Royal Pavilion (which for many years served as a resort residence for the royal family) and just a couple of minutes walk from the long picturesque coast of the English Channel, the main city attractions and monuments, cafes and restaurants. The territory (more than 100 sq.m.) is excellently equipped with everything necessary for study and leisure:

  • 37 spacious, bright classes with modern equipment
  • computer classes
  • patio gardens for rest and walks
  • 2 comfortable lounge areas with TV and mini-kitchen, where students can drink a cup of tea and chat with friends
  • free fast wifi
  • multimedia center (all PCs are connected to the Internet)
  • elevators between floors
  • quiet classes for self-training.

Term dates and fees

The school works year-round - you can start classes on any Monday of any month (start dates for beginners you can check with your manager). Pay attention to weekends and public holidays in which the school is closed (there is no compensation for the holidays that fall on your course):

  • 30 March-2 April
  • 7 and 28 May
  • August 27th
  • 24 December - 4 January.
  • The cost of training depends on the chosen program, its subjects, intensity and duration (the price is indicated for 1 week for 1 person):

    1) General English courses, lessons per week:

  • 9 hours = 85 £
  • 15 hours = 175 £
  • 19.5 hours = £ 205
  • 22.5 hours = £ 225.
  • 2) Preparation for IELTS, hours per week:

  • 15 hours = 175 £
  • 19.5 hours = £ 205
  • 22.5 hours = £ 225.
  • 3) Preparation for Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE), lessons per week:

  • 15 hours = 175 £
  • 19.5 hours = £ 205
  • 22.5 hours = £ 225.
  • 4) Business English (22.5 hours) = 225 £

    5) Combined courses (General Combo, IELTS, FCE, CAE), 22.5 hours = 485 £

    6) Individual lessons:

  • 15 hours (morning) = 730 £
  • 15 hours (evening) = 630 £
  • 22.5 hours = £ 1100
  • Immersion course (45 hours weekly) = 2285 £.
  • 7) English + culture (age 40+ years) = 700 £ / 2 weeks

    8) Combined course Activity + (General English, IELTS, CAE, FCE):

  • 15 lessons = 230 £
  • 24 lessons = 280 £.
  • With an increase in the duration of the booked rate, the cost is reduced. The specified price already includes:

  • training on the selected program
  • initial knowledge level testing and distribution by groups, final personal certificate
  • leisure and entertainment program, excursions.
  • The indicated cost is not included and is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee = £ 65
  • Selection of accomodation = 35 £
  • Supplement for living in a family without training (only for adults in the family program) = 30 £
  • Examination Boards
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Individual lessons = £ 50 / class
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions: individual (one way) = 130 £ / Heathrow, £ 80 / Gatwick
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).
  • Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

    For the General English course, students are accepted with any level of knowledge (from Beginner / Elementary), as individual classes and summer children's programs, other courses have their requirements for entrants:

    • Preparation for IELTS: from Pre-Intermediate
    • Preparation for FCE: from Intermediate
    • Preparation for CAE: from Upper-Intermediate and above.

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    - there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
    - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
    - some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
    - some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
    - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
    - for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

    - recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
    - the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
    - for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
    - for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
    - MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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