Year Round 21 Hour

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PLUS

Course Description

  • Improve your general English
  • Gain an English language qualification
  • Study different options according to your interests or personal goals
  • Classes offered at different levels and we will place you with students with similar level to yourself
  • Different start dates and course lengths depending on your study goals
  • Modern classroms and IT facilities together with language laboratories
  • Well-resourced Languages Self-Access Centre on Lewes campus
  • A weekly meeting with your tutor to check your progress and keep you informed about what’s on in the college (Lewes and Eastbourne)
  • We offer different options at each campus so please see table below to help with with your choice

In July and August, the structure of the English Language Plus course at Lewes is slightly different with all students taking additional English option . The course does not run at Eastbourne during July and August because of the Young Learner Summer School. The course runs at Hastings from June-August only.

English language level at Pre-intermediate/ CEFR A2 or above is necessary to start this course.

In addition to studying on the 21 Hour English Language plus course, you could choose from a huge range of adult part time classes ranging from management to art and crafts.

These can be booked only after your arrival at the college. Please consult www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/study/adult-part-time (Lewes and Eastbourne) or www.sussexcoast.ac.uk/student-information/learning-part-time (Hastings)

You can join the course on most Mondays throughout the year except for the breaks listed on the price lists ,which you can find here.


All options and exams will only take place if there are enough students.

Please note there is a public holiday on 3 May 2021 when the college is closed. The college is also closed one day each term for staff training.

There are no lessons on Saturdays or Sundays.

Please note that although students aged 16-18 are considered to be adults in respect of their ability to join this course, they have stricter rules on supervision, details of which can be found here

If you are a Visa National, we advise that you contact our International Admissions office at international@escg.ac.uk for help before choosing your course, study duration, and visa type. We also suggest that you visit the following website:

www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

IT Facilities at Lewes campus

Atrium at Hastings campus

Example Timetable (Eastbourne campus)

9.00 - 12.15 (includes 15 min break) 12.15 - 13.15 13.15 - 16.30 (includes 15 min break)
Monday General English Lunch Private Study
Tuesday General English Lunch Exam class
Wednesday General English Lunch Options
Thursday General English Lunch Options
Friday General English Lunch Private Study

Start dates
most mondays through the year

length
min. 2 weeks


Hours per week
21

average class size
13 (max. 19)


min. age
16 years old

campus
eastbourne and lewes

Eastbourne Options

General English

15 hours

Course includes: grammar and vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing and tutorial

Options

(three hours each)

  • Additional English (Listening, Speaking, Reading And Writing)
  • Use of English and Speaking
  • Sports Academies

Exam Preparation

One choice per term (three hours)

  • IELTS
  • FCE (First Certificate-Upper Intermediate)
  • PET (Preliminary-Intermediate
  • CAE

Total programme 21 hours

Please note that the 21 Hour English Language Plus course does not run at Eastbourne during the months of July and August.

HASTINGS OPTIONS

General English

21 Hours (June to August Only)

Course includes: grammar and vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing and tutorial

Total programme 21 hours

Lewes options

General English

12 hours

Course includes: grammar and vocabulary speaking ,listening, reading and writing and tutorial

Options

(three hours each)

  • Business English Cambridge (BEC)
  • Business
  • TOEIC
  • Art and Design
  • English Literature
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Film Studies
  • Academic English with IELTS
  • Additional English (three to six hours)
  • GSCE and A Level Studies
  • Sports Academies

Exam Preparation

One choice per term (three hours)

  • IELTS
  • CAE (Advanced)
  • FCE (First Certificate)
  • PET(Preliminary)

Total programme 21 hours

Please note that during July and August the Lewes course changes in the following way:

General English 12 hours a week including tutorial
Options (six hours in total):

4 hours a week ( choose one of the following:)

Travel and Tourism, Business, Academic English with IELTS or Cambridge FCE, Additional English


2 hours a week Additional English (compulsory option for all students)


3 hours a week Exam Practice

Total programme 21 hours

All the 4 hour options above are available if there are enough students.

How to apply for

International courses