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St.Giles International Brighton

Brighton, GB
1-3 Marlborough Place, Brighton, United Kingdom
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Accreditations

The St Giles International group has been providing high quality English language tuition for over 60 years and has schools around the world. The St Giles School in Brighton - located in the heart of this lively and cosmopolitan British seaside city - offers modern facilities, a wide range of courses and an exciting atmosphere.

St Giles, Brighton opened its doors to students in 1969 and is now located in four large, Regency-style buildings in the centre of the city, adjacent to the iconic Royal Pavilion and a short walk to the beach.

The school offers a wide range of courses including:

● General English (in groups and one-to-one)
● International Semester courses

● Exam preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge FCE, CPE and CAE)
● Business English
● English for Tourism
● Platinum courses and Teacher Training (TEFL).

All courses are taught according to a 20-hour or 28-hour per week schedule.The light and spacious school building houses 45 classrooms - each equipped with interactive whiteboards - with a capacity to teach 650 students in total. Lessons are taught in small, intimate groups (maximum 12) and emphasis is placed on speaking, listening and group discussion.

Students come to learn English at St Giles, Brighton from all over the world and there is a diverse mix of nationalities. Brighton also has two universities which both attract a high number of international students, giving the city a lively, bohemian atmosphere.

St Giles, Brighton also owns its own student residence, only a 4-minute walk from the school. The residence has 30 comfortable single rooms, each with private bathroom, and shared kitchens and lounge.

Alternatively, the school can also place students in English homes (Homestay) or a selection of hotels and guest houses.
Brighton lies just 50 minutes by train to London and 30 mins by train to Gatwick airport.

Courses

With over 60 years’ experience in English language teaching, St Giles International have a global reputation for excellence, with 96% of their students saying they would recommended their schools.

Teaching at St Giles, Brighton, is 'learner-centred' and courses are tailored to the individual needs and interests of the students. Classes have a maximum of 12 students and learners are encouraged to participate fully in all activities.

Lessons are fast-paced, interesting and enjoyable and students learn the language through speaking, listening, writing and vocabulary. Class discussion and interaction in English is actively encouraged.

To encourage students to practise their English outside of the classroom, the school Welfare Team provides a full social programme, with discounted theatre trips, pub nights, sports timetable and even Salsa lessons! The team also arrange regular excursions to interesting places outside of Brighton.

Teachers:

All teachers at St Giles, Brighton are qualified native-level English speakers, some to Diploma and Master’s level. Teachers are continually assessed and evaluated to ensure they meet the high standards demanded by the school.

Feedback and Testing:

Students receive continuous one-to-one feedback with their teacher throughout each course, where they can discuss their progress and any areas for improvement. Providing students attend 80% and over of their classes, they will receive a full report outlining their progress and achievements at the end of the course.

At the beginning of each course, students are tested for language ability according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. There are six levels, ranging from Beginner to Proficient, and students are placed into classes according to their position on the scale. At the beginning of each course students receive a Personal Progress Chart which tracks their position on
the scale throughout the course. Every 8 weeks, students are given a level assessment test.

Student Welfare:

As well as teaching staff, St Giles Brighton has a Welfare team who provide full support to students surrounding accommodation, transport and other personal issues during their time at the school.

Type of courses

The General English Courses are the most popular choice of study at St Giles, Brighton. These intensive courses are designed to improve communication and English Language skills for everyday situations through reading, writing, listening, vocabulary and conversation.

The General Language courses provide full immersion into the language and are taught in small groups of 12 or on a one-to-one basis. All courses are tailored to ability, from Beginner to Proficient.

General Languages Courses are divided into four categories:

1. General English, 28 hours per week – an intensive, full-time course. 1 week+ duration.

2. General English, 20 hours per week – a less intensive course designed to give students more leisure time in the morning or afternoon. 1 week+ duration.

3. General English for Beginners, 28 hours per week – a four-week course, providing beginners in English with full immersion into the language.

4. One-to-one – a personal lesson with their teacher. Combine with a group course or choose only one-to-one lessons.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: all courses are taught at the St Giles, Brighton School building. Courses start every Monday (excluding public holidays) and the minimum age is 16.

● 28 hour course: 9.30 to 15.30
● 20 hour course: 9.30 to 13.00 OR 13.45 to 17.40
● Beginners course (28 hour/4 weeks): 9.30am to 3.30pm
● One-to-one: To be arranged with school.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: full report and certificate at the end of the course (provided students have 80% or more attendance)

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St Giles, Brighton offers an intensive combined General English and Business course. The course comprises 20 hours of General English and 8 hours of specialised Business English. Students can follow the course for between 2 and 12 weeks. This course aims to provide students with everyday English language skills and vocabulary and combined with specific language for the modern workplace.

Topics covered include managing business meetings, negotiating in English, using the telephone for business, giving presentations and writing reports, emails and letters. The course is open to those with intermediate (B1) English Language ability and above.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: all courses are taught at the St Giles, Brighton school building. 28 hours per week from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: full report and certificate (on 80% or more attendance). Students can also choose to take the Cambridge Business English Certificate (BEC) during this programme.

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St Giles, Brighton offers preparation courses for the IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) exam of 8 or 12 weeks duration.
The program aims to prepare students for the exam through combining intensive tuition in academic language with more general English to improve grammar,
vocabulary and communication.

The course offers 20 hours of IELTS preparation per week with the option to to add 8 more hours per week of General English.
By following an IELTS preparation course, students are fully prepared to take both the written and oral IELTS examinations,
and the course includes exam practice.

Students must have intermediate (B1) English language ability and above to gain entry to the IELTS Preparation Course.

Time and Days of the week where the course is taught: all courses are taught at the St Giles, Brighton school building.

20 morning lessons per week of IELTS preparation (9.00 to 13.00) with the option to add a further 8 General English lessons per week in the afternoon.

Lesson duration: 50 minutes

Course certificate: regular IELTS exams are held throughout the year, contact St Giles, Brighton for more information.

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Choose a course

General - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £330
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
General - 28 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £422
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 52 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
Business - 28 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £357
Duration
45mins class
Duration
2 - 12 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
IELTS - 20 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £330
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 12 week
Class available:
Morning
Start Dates:
Monday
IELTS - 28 Lessons per week (Intensive) Starts from £422
Duration
45mins class
Duration
1 - 12 week
Class available:
Anytime
Start Dates:
Monday
FACILITIES

Other facilities at St Giles Brighton include: ● Modern language laboratories ● Computer room ● Free Wi-Fi ● Student café and canteen ● Student bookshop ● Self-access centre and study room

  • St.Giles International Brighton Free Internet
    Free Internet
  • St.Giles International Brighton Cafe
    Cafe
  • St.Giles International Brighton Interactive Whiteboards
    Interactive Whiteboards
  • St.Giles International Brighton Student Bookshop
    Student Bookshop
Location
1-3 Marlborough Place, Brighton, United Kingdom

St Giles International is located in the heart of the beautiful and vibrant seaside town of Brighton. Only an hour by train from London, Brighton has everything to offer from fantastic nightlife, restaurants and theatres to its stunning long pebble beach and iconic pier. The large and modern school is situated opposite the famous Victorian Royal Pavilion, with its eye-catching domes and spires and only a 5-minute walk to the beach and main shopping areas. Brighton has a population of 250,000 people and is situated on the dramatic south coast of England, with stunning views over the Channel. The city is famed throughout the UK and the world for its bohemian, laid-back back attitude, thriving international community and all-night clubs and pubs. Along with a number of language schools, Brighton also has two universities, giving the city a youthful and dynamic feel. As well as a larger shops in the city centre, students can also browse the arty boutiques in the famous Brighton Lanes, narrow streets which wind through the city, or head for further study in the ultra-modern public library. The large central train station has connections to London and the rest of the UK and public transport links in the city are fast and reliable. Brighton has everything to offer those students looking for an exciting cultural experience in the UK.

Accommodation

Serviced apartment

£279/week

Price/week: £279

Booking fee: £0.00

Cleaning fee: £0.00

Minimum stay: 0

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