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St. Giles International, Brighton

[Brighton, England]

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Located in three large, regency style buildings, right in the heart of the city, next to the Royal Pavilion.
  • The school’s approach to teaching and learning a language is essentially learner-centred and communicative, focusing on your needs, your interests and your aims.
  • A popular seaside resort surrounded by the beautiful countryside, enjoy the sunny weather and refreshing atmosphere.
  • Information
    • About the School
    • Founded in London in 1955, St. Giles International is a group of schools that provide a rigorous academic curriculum to build students’ communicative competence. Today, with more than 50 years experience teaching English, St. Giles International is one of the largest international English language training organizations, with a total of eight year-round schools worldwide. St. Giles operates schools in some the most desirable locations around the world. The school provides its students with high-quality instruction designed to meet their individual needs while allowing them to study in dynamic and exciting environments. In their spare time, students have opportunities to participate in activities arranged by the school to enjoy different social and cultural experiences and practice their English in real-life situations. Students are also encouraged to independently explore their new environment, attend professional sports matches and experience some of the city’s vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods. All St. Giles UK centers are accredited by the British Council and are members of English UK, the national association of accredited English language centres.
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private
      Establishment : 1955
      Membership/Accreditation : British Council, English UK
      Enrollment : 300
      Average Class Size : 10
      Airport Pickup : Yes
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Train, subway, bus, taxi
    • CONTACT INFORMATION
    • St. Giles International, Brighton
      3 Marlborough Place
      Brighton, England  BN1 1UB  UNITED KINGDOM
      TEL: +44 (0) 1273 682 747
      FAX: +44 (0) 1273 689 808
      E-mail: brighton@stgiles.co.uk
      Website: http://www.stgiles-international.com/
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • The school provides students with the opportunity to live in off-campus residences or enjoy a homestay experience. For students who prefer an independent lifestyle, off-campus residences provide more privacy and offer opportunities to interact with people in the community outside the school environment. The school also arranges homestays for those students who want to experience local culture first-hand as a member of a family and practice their conversational English. Students are encouraged to make their housing arrangements as early as possible due to the limited amount of space available. Private off-campus apartments are also available; however students must make their own arrangements. For more information, use the Contact Address to ask the school directly.
    • Surrounding Area
    • The school is situated in the heart of Brighton next to the famous Royal Pavilion. Brighton is located on the south coast of England, and together with its immediate neighbor Hove forms the city of Brighton and Hove. Brighton is a popular tourist destination with numerous hotels, restaurants and entertainment facilities. The city is an important educational and cultural center with an international reputation as one of the most fashionable cities in England. The modern city of Brighton and Hove is also an important educational center with universities and many English language schools. Home to over 150,000 residents, Brighton is one of the largest and most famous seaside resorts in the United Kingdom. More recently, Brighton has seen a return to the highly fashionable image of the city held in the past. Recent housing developments in Brighton, have been kept in keeping with the local make up of the area. A major tourist attraction is the pebble beach, which has a variety of bars, restaurants, night clubs and amusement arcades, principally along the strip between the two piers. Together with the attractions further inland, these contribute to Brighton being sometimes referred to as "London-by-the-sea"; it certainly offers one of the most accessible tourist beaches from London.
  • Study Options
    • General English Course (28 lessons / week)

    • Overview
    • The General English Course is offered year-round. Students enrolled in the program receive 28 lessons per week and classes are held Monday through Friday. The program is the most comprehensive and popular course at school and is ideal for those students who are looking to achieve maximum progress in their English skills using the time they have available.

      The program is offered with 6 levels of instruction from beginner to advanced. When students arrive at the school, they are given a comprehensive placement test to evaluate their grammar, listening, speaking and writing skills and guarantee their proper placement into an ability level.

      The purpose of the program is to enable students to obtain sufficient knowledge and become fluent in all areas of the English language. In order to achieve this end, the program’s rigorous curriculum focuses on developing students’ fundamental English skills in the areas of: Grammar, Writing, Conversation, Pronunciation, Listening, Reading and Vocabulary. Students study from the core curriculum that focuses on skill area development. Students can also participate in classroom workshops to study such topics as: Pronunciation, Listening, Idioms, Reading and Discussions. The student will use a text book, which forms the basis of the study, but which is augmented by a variety of other materials such as video and audio recordings, supplementary text books and authentic materials.

      Outside of the classroom, students are encouraged to independently explore the local areas of interest and experience the city’s vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods to gain real, practical insight into the culture of the city. Many students participate in school-organized events, as well, and enjoy the local entertainment and leisure activities.

      Classroom sizes range from 10 to 12 students per class. Every effort is made to keep classes at an ideal size for effective English language instruction.
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 10-12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 2-23 weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 16 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: N/A
      HOUSING: Homestay
      Off-Campus Residence
    • Dates
      • Choose 2 - 52 Week Course from Starting Dates
      • 2021/05/17
      • 2021/05/24
      • 2021/05/31
      • 2021/06/07
      • 2021/06/14
      • 2021/06/21
      • 2021/06/28
      • 2021/07/05
      • 2021/07/12
      • 2021/07/19
      • 2021/07/26
      • 2021/08/02
      • 2021/08/09
      • 2021/08/16
      • 2021/08/23
      • 2021/08/30
      • 2021/09/06
      • 2021/09/13
      • 2021/09/20
      • 2021/09/27
      • 2021/10/04
      • 2021/10/11
      • 2021/10/18
      • 2021/10/25
      • 2021/11/01
      • 2021/11/08
      • 2021/11/15
      • 2021/11/22
      • 2021/11/29
      • 2021/12/06
      • 2021/12/13
      • 2021/12/20
    • Costs
    • APPLICATION FEE
      UK£ 80 (US$ 110)
      TUITION FEE (2020-2021)
      2-3 WEEKS UK£ 411 per week
      4-7 WEEKS UK£ 371 per week
      8-11 WEEKS UK£ 350 per week
      12-23 WEEKS UK£ 329 per week
      HOUSING
      PLACEMENT FEE
      UK£ 45
      HOUSING FEE
      LENGTH HOMESTAY DORMITORY / ON-CAMPUS APARTMENT OFF-CAMPUS RESIDENCE
      1-23 WEEKS UK£ 110-252 per week N/A UK£ 283-315 per week
      Airport Pickup Service
      UK£ 83-198
    • Remarks / Other Information
    • Dates and fees are subject to change without prior notice.
      Application fee is non-refundable.
      Homestay fees include meals.
  • Location
    • United Kingdom Brighton
    • Location
      St. Giles International, Brighton
      3 Marlborough Place Brighton, England  BN1 1UB  UNITED KINGDOM
    • Getting To Your School
    • From London Heathrow International Airport:
      The school arranges airport pick-up service that costs GBP 95 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 90 minutes. Taxis are also available at the airport.

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