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Brighton Junior English Course

Embassy Summer at University of Sussex

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Brighton is a popular seaside city, with beautiful Georgian architecture, great beaches and trendy shops. 

Full of influence from different cultures, the people here are known for being welcoming and open-minded. Our centre is located on the campus of the well-known University of Sussex, only a short bus or train journey from the city centre.

Key Facts:

Price: £960 per week (price includes tuition, trips, activities, accommodation and full board)

Location: University of Sussex, Brighton

Dates: 27 June –15 August

Ages: 11–18 (18 year olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single en-suite rooms on campus

Sample Excursions: London, Canterbury and Windsor Castle


Room Type Single room with en-suite

Bathroom Ratio 1:1 students

Room set up Flats of 4-6 rooms

What's in a room Single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair

Common room Yes

Cleaning Weekly

Linen cleaning Changed weekly

Towels Students bring their own towels

Laundry Available in residence

Meals Served in on-site canteen, packed lunch at weekends

Wi-Fi Yes

Distance to classes On campus

On-site activities are scheduled on weekdays in between lessons, with some half-day trips and full-day excursion at the weekend. All activities are designed to continue learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games.

Activities
Sports: With a choice of football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball.

Daytime activities: for example scavenger hunts, drama workshops and photo quiz

Evening: Activities such as karaoke, a talent show, and team games.

Half-Day Trips
Our students get to explore exciting places such as Arundel Castle, Chichester, the historic town of Lewes as well as local visits to Brighton with the Sea Life Centre.

Full-Day Excursions
London: visit this exciting capital city and take a walking tour of central London, Westminster and visit the National Gallery.

Canterbury: Visit this UNESCO World Heritage city, one of the most visited in the UK. Admire the medieval buildings and enjoy the gothic architecture of Canterbury Cathedral.

Windsor Castle:Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years and is today one of the official residences of His Majesty The King.

 

  • Lessons are taught by professional and friendly English teachers
  • 20×45 minute lessons per week, morning or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students are in a class of the appropriate level
  • Maximum 17 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Many classrooms have interactive whiteboards
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
  • Classrooms are located in the Fulton Building

Meals: 

Meals are served in a large dining hall on campus

  • Breakfast

On some days students will get a hot breakfast (pancakes, sausages and cooked eggs)  and/or a continental breakfast consisting of juice, coffee, toast, cereal, and fruit.

  • Lunch

This will consist of two courses with three options, including vegetarian and halal options.

Packed lunches (provided at weekends): this will consist of water, fruit, sandwich, crisps, and chocolate.

  • Evening Meal

This will consist of two courses with three options, including vegetarian and halal options.

  • Snacks

Vending machines are located around the campus.

 

Facilities:

  • Shared lounge area in each flat
  • Large indoor sports hall
  • Plenty of outdoor areas for games and activities
  • Mini supermarket and cafes are available on campus
  • Cash machine (ATM)
  • Wi-Fi available in all common areas

Travel times to nearest airports

(LGW) London Gatwick Airport 30 mins
(LHR) London Heathrow Airport 1 hr 15 mins
(STN) Stansted Airport 2 hrs
(LTN) Luton Airport 2 hrs

 

Travel times to nearest train station

St Pancras International (Eurostar) 2 hrs 30 mins

Each 14 night stay will include 3 to 4 visits to Brighton, 2 to 3 half-day trips to other local places/cities of interest and 2 full-day excursions to other cities such as London, Canterbury and Windsor. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.

Students may have lessons either in the morning or in the afternoon in their first week, alternating weekly after that.

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and visits may change.

 

Week 1
  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Morning Arrivals

On-site activities

Optional full-day visit to Portsmouth
Testing/Induction

Lessons

Half-day visit to Brighton
Lessons Lessons Lessons Lessons Full-day excursion to London with Westminster walking tour and National Gallery visit
Afternoon Half-day trip to Arundel Castle Indoor sports

Arts & crafts
Half-day trip to Lewes and Anne of Cleeves House Capture the Flag

Drama

Dance workshop
Evening Welcome games

On-site activities
Disco or karaoke Photo scavenger hunt

Brighton Bingo
Brighton fashion show Nature walk

Lip dub presentation
Disco or karaoke

Kahoot quiz
Film night

Blind date

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