English Summer School

English Summer School - Multi-National Summer School for students aged 10 to 17

International Summer School

Our Multi-National Summer School (Club Summer MAX) in Brighton on the South Coast of England is hugely popular with International students aged 10 to 17. If you want to learn English or improve your English language skills then our summer courses are for you. This year we’re bringing ‘WOW!’ to Summer School with our ‘Word of the Week’ inspired creative activities.

What Summer school students can expect in 2020

  • 16 hours of English lessons per week
  • New for 2020, W.O.W! Word of the Week theme in classes for creative projects
  • The chance to meet students from other countries
  • A ‘buddy’ process in place for your first day, so you will not be alone
  • Fun afternoon activities such as Wet & Wild Fun fair evening, Lazer Quest, Adventure Golf, Hair & Beauty afternoon, Treasure Hunt, Volleyball, BBQ on the beach, cycling along the Brighton seafront, Go Karting, Bowling, and more…
  • Two all day excursions each week (every Wednesday and Saturday) filled with exciting visits and activities such as: London Eye, Tower Bridge Experience, Thames Cruise, Camden Market, famous Change of Guard experience, Shakespeare Globe Theatre workshops, Covent Garden, Natural History Museum, Trafalgar Square, shopping at popular Oxford Street, Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower …
  • Social events in the evenings to include a disco and a meal out
  • Quizzes and competitions such as Best Selfie of the week, Get-to-know-your-town, Treasure Hunt …
  • A friendly and welcoming host family
  • A fun location close to Brighton. Find out more about our Brighton English language centre

Theme for Summer school 2020

“This year we’re bringing ‘WOW!’ to Summer School with our ‘Word of the Week’ inspired creative activities. Where, in previous years, we have staged Shakespeare excerpts, on Fridays this year we will present our creative projects through either Poetry, Spoken Word, Theatre, Song, Dance, Art or Craft, focusing on the word of the week as our theme and inspiration. This can be as creative (and as challenging!) as we want it to be, catering for every level and different interests, as well as providing opportunities for both solo and group projects.”

Our International Summer School is divided into two Age Ranges

Our Junior Summer school is for students aged 10 – 12 and senior summer school for students aged 13 – 17.

Our course offers a great mix of English language tuition plus fun and exciting activities, cultural and recreational excursions. Our English language courses are tailored to give confidence in speaking and listening and keeping students engaged. At our English summer schools we make sure you have English lessons according to your ability and won’t be left behind or bored.  All courses include 4 hours of lessons a day; 2 full-day excursions a week; afternoon activities; full-board accommodation; bus passes and an Activity Leader to look after you.

If you are a student aged 10- 12, please take a look at Junior summer school course page.

What you need to know

Our summer school is based in Shoreham-by-sea, near Brighton.

  • Homestay with students of another nationality (mother tongue)
  • Lessons targeted to your ability
  • Bus passes provided
  • Activity leaders accompany students on all excursions and activities.

Download Summer School Brochure

All Inclusive Course Fees

£530 for 1 week

£980 for 2 weeks 

£1,430 for 3 weeks

All Inclusive of Accommodation; Excursions; Bus Passes and Lessons

Download Summer School Programme

Frequently Asked Questions

Our 2020 Summer school starts on June 22rd and we have a rolling intake every Sunday until we close on the 8th August. Our school is in Shoreham-By-Sea. It’s a pretty town on the South Coast just outside the City of Brighton. Shoreham town offers shops, cafes, restaurants, and lots of recreational space; it is a very safe area. There is an excellent bus service into Brighton and Worthing (every 10 minutes) and train links into London, Portsmouth, Arundel and all the excursions we plan are very easily accessed.  We offer very good quality host family accommodation and we always try to place students as near to the school as possible. English lessons are focused mainly on conversation, listening, pronunciation and gaining confidence in speaking, there is a small amount of grammar but in general we make lessons interesting and fun.  Please find some more information below:

All students will stay with local host families and will share accommodation with students of a different nationality (“Buddy” process). They will have full board accommodation during their stay – breakfast, packed lunch and dinner. We use our host families all year round and they are friendly, helpful and welcoming and offer good quality accommodation. We try to place students as near to the school as possible.

Excursions will include a walking sightseeing tour of London via Big Ben,  Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade and then a visit to either Covent Garden or the London Museums (Natural History, Science, V&A, National Gallery) a visit  to either  the London Eye, followed by Emirates Airline Cable Car, workshops at London Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London Zoo, Hampton Court Palace + Gardens & Maze, visit to Greenwich market and park, Thames River Cruise, shopping in Oxford Street, Camden Market. Trips to Portsmouth will include a boat trip around the harbour and the Spinnaker Tower and a visit to Charles Dicken’s House or Sherlock Holmes Museum. Our Chichester trip would include a visit to the Air Arena (Trampoline Park), visit to the Cathedral plus free time for shopping. We also visit Arundel so children have a chance to see the historic English town famous for its Georgian buildings, medieval Arundel Castle and some wonderful views over the gardens and Swanbourne Lake with the option of a boat hire that we include within the trip.

We check the welfare of all our students each morning and any problems, sickness / lost property and general wellbeing are dealt with as quickly as possible by our onsite welfare officer. The emergency contact number is available for students to call 24h in case of any problems that could occur during their stay. The number can be found on the ELH wristbands that we provide for all our students on their first day at our school. We always advise them to wear the bands during the entire stay (from arrival until departure day).

We offer a good variation of afternoon activities together with one evening activity per week either an evening at the Brighton Pier funfair or a disco evening where students from our school can integrate with students of other language schools. The venue is prepared especially for the underage students and guardians are there to look after their health and safety during the party. Please note that on all excursions and activities groups are always accompanied by ELH activity leader in a ratio of minimum 1:10. You can find out more about all our activities by visiting our blog

Students will travel to School either by foot or via the local bus service. All students will be given a bus pass each week and instructions of the nearest bus stops during their stay.

Please take look our general information for parents of students who are participating in our summer school.

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We are located

Brighton (Shoreham by sea)

On the south coast of England and just 1 hour from Central London, Brighton is the perfect base to have fun at the seaside and explore the wonders of our capital city.

Brighton’s location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas and a large cultural music and arts scene.

We have family homestay accommodation based around the Brighton area including Hove, Shoreham by Sea, Worthing, Lancing and Steyning.

Brighton is so special

Brighton has also been called the UK’s “hippest city”, and “the happiest place to live in the UK”.

  • Brighton attracted 7.5 million day visitors in 2015/16
  • 4.9 million overnight visitors
  • The most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists.

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Your Contact

Jackie Verrall MD of English Language Homestays
Managing Director of English Language Homestays
Jackie Verrall
Staff for English Language Homestays
Summer School Manager
Aleks Ptasinska
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