The English school in Eastbourne, founded in 1954, is located in the former home of the Duke of Devonshire, Compton Place, an elegant eighteenth century mansion with a garden of 13 acres and only 15 minutes walk from the city center and from the beach.
Being a medium-sized English school, it is very easy to meet people and make friends.
In 2014 the school welcomed students of many nationalities: 34% Europeans, 31% Eastern Asia, 19% Far East, 16% Latin American, 1% from the rest of the world.
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With nearly 4 million visitors a year, Eastbourne is one of the most popular villages in the south-east coast of the country: the sunniest part of Britain.
The city is famous for its beauty, its unique atmosphere and a fantastic lifestyle. By day, it offers a wealth of things to do, from various sports to shopping in the busy city center or walk the 5 miles of promenade. At night, you can enjoy the many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs, cinemas and its 5 theatres. It is also an ideal base for exploring the beautiful Sussex and its Old Town location.
Eastbourne is known for being one of the sunniest places in England, thanks to its location by the sea on the south coast, it is an ideal place to study and relax.
It is just 90 minutes from London, 1 hour from Gatwick and 2 hours from Heathrow Airport.
Eastbourne web page
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Map of Eastbourne
Class timetable: Monday to Friday from 09:15 to 12:45
This course focuses on practicing the fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
Ideal English course to combine studying and holidays, since you have free time in the afternoons to study on your own, sightsee or relax with friends.
The objective of the English course in Eastbourne is to allow the students to communicate effectively in English, increasing their confidence and fluency, improving their level.
The structure of the course is 20 lessons of the standard course in the morning, + 8 communication skills lessons in the afternoons
Ideal English course for those who want to progress quickly
The structure of the course is very similar to the standard course. The afternoon classes are based on communication and are focused around practicing listening, speaking and writing.
Extra curricular activities
Every week at school, a very full and varied social programme is organised.
This list is just an example:
Family is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in a different culture. All of the families have been selected personally, taking both the cleaning and the treatment and the interest shown towards the students into account, so they will be available to help and advise at any time. Homestay accommodation includes half board every day (breakfast and dinner) and "lunch" on weekends.
Availability: All year
Room Type: Single and double rooms (for those that travel together)
School distance: 20-35 minute walk
To get to Eastbourne we suggest flying to one of the London airports. All airports are well connected to the city of Eastbourne by train or bus.
From London Heathrow Eastbourne Airport, depending on the day and traffic, the route can have a duration of 2 hours. There is no direct bus from Heathrow to Eastbourne so you have to catch a bus to Gatwick and catch a train to Eastbourne. It takes 50 minutes to arrive and the trains are regular.
More information about trains to Eastbourne Click here
You also have the option to get to Eastbourne with the London Bus Company 'Megabus' from Victoria Station. Hours vary by day and the prices depend on when you book the ticket online. They are very inexpensive and operate daily. The website is: www.megabus.com / uk
Families live a 5-10 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne train station.
aprendes más si vas tú sólo, sin compañía que hable tú idioma.
Es una zona de costa preciosa, puedes ir en un autobús por muy poco dinero y visitar la costa y pueblecillos de los alrededores
Me encantó conocer gent nueva y la gran diferencia que hay en el caracter tan positivo de las personas extranjeras respecto a españa, estuve en eastbourne y la gente super servicial, espero poder repetir este año.
Las habitaciones de la casa eras muy espaciosas y con muchas estanterías y armarios.
En la escuela te tratan muy bien y te sientes muy querido. siempre tienen una sonrisa para tí.