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Brighton

Breathe in the south coast’s coolest seaside town. The city often called London On Sea is a mix of the cosmopolitan and quirky.

Top 5 things to see in Brighton

  • Brighton Pier

    Brighton Pier

  • Brighton Pavilion

    Brighton Pavilion

  • The Lanes

    The Lanes

  • Brighton Wheel

    Brighton Wheel

  • Brighton Marina

    Brighton Marina

The School

With the beach in one direction and town the other, the school is located in the heart of the action. Situated in a beautiful Regency building, for which Brighton is famous, our light, bright classrooms and bespoke student zones offer the perfect combination of study, fun and socialising space!

Capacity
224
Classrooms
16
Student Computers
14
Lessons
45 mins long
Students in class
Average 10 (max 14)

School Facilities

  • Student lounge
  • IT lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Outside courtyard
  • Self study room

Accommodation

Where you live is key to your happiness and academic success. Whether you prefer the independence of a student residence or the familiarity of homestay, our accommodation options are chosen to offer you the flexibility of choice and quality you deserve.

Homestay

One of our most popular accommodation options, homestay allows you to integrate into family life and practise your English language outside the classroom, over dinner and throughout the weekend with your welcoming hosts. This is a unique way to live and study at your chosen destination.

Student houses

Similar to a residence but offering more independence, you will live with other students but on a smaller scale than in a residence, allowing you to build lasting friendships with your house mates. Fully furnished and equipped for self-catering.

Summer Residence

This option offers you all the benefits of homestay, but with the comfort and convenience of a personal bathroom and a higher standard of accommodation.

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Meet our team

All of our teachers hold teaching qualifications ranging from certificate to diploma level and are committed to continuous development and share our passion for learning with our students.

  • Christianne Velloso

    Student Services Manager

  • David Burgess

    Principal                                                           

  • Emma Harris

    Assistant Director of Studies                                               

    I am the newest member of the Brighton Stafford House academic team, having arrived in August 2014. My teaching career started in 2001 and I have taught in the UK, France, Belgium and Italy. I obtained my Diploma in TESOL in 2013 and have been involved with academic management since 2007. My love of language started when I was very young and my job allows me to share that enthusiasm with people. I have a BA in French and as a language learner (I have just started learning Italian!) I know the problems that learners can face.

    Living in Brighton is very enjoyable and I love the fact that there are so many different things to do here. The Stafford House Brighton centre is a great place to work as I get to meet so many different types of people and it has a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Joanna Drury

    Director of Studies                                                 

  • Kenji Kishino

    Receptionist                                                                                            

 
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Social Programme

Speak English as much as possible - including at break time, lunch time, in the evening and at weekends! There are social activities arranged every week, an opportunity to make friends and practise your speaking skills.

  • FRI

    24

    FEB 2017

    Grand Hotel Tour

    Grand Hotel Tour

    Time: 12:30 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Have a look inside of one of Brighton most famous Hotels!

  • SAT

    25

    FEB 2017

    Stenning Nature Walk

    Stenning Nature Walk

    Time: 10:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Explore the beautiful country side around Brighton!!

  • SUN

    26

    FEB 2017

    Uk study Tours

    Uk study Tours

    Time:

    Why go? See Sean or Patrick about UK study tour trips.

  • MON

    27

    FEB 2017

    BRIGHTON CITY TOUR

    BRIGHTON CITY TOUR

    Time: 15:00 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? An introduction to Brighton

  • TUE

    28

    FEB 2017

    Ping Pong Tournament

    Ping Pong Tournament

    Time: 15:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

  • WED

    01

    MAR 2017

    ODEON Cinema LOGAN

    ODEON Cinema LOGAN

    Time: 18:00 | Price: £10

    Meeting point: Churchill Square

    Why go? In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X.

  • THU

    02

    MAR 2017

    Free Breakfast!!

    Free Breakfast!!

    Time: 10:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Come enjoy breakfast in the lounge during your break time!!

  • FRI

    03

    MAR 2017

    Seven Sisters

    Seven Sisters

    Time: 12:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? We will take the hour long journey to spend the day at the stunning 7 sisters. A must see for all!

  • SAT

    04

    MAR 2017

    Full Day Trip to London

    Full Day Trip to London

    Time: 10:00 | Price: £25

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Guided tour around London, and time for shopping!!

  • SUN

    05

    MAR 2017

    Uk study Tours

    Uk study Tours

    Time:

    Why go? See Sean or Patrick about UK study tour trips.

  • MON

    06

    MAR 2017

    BRIGHTON CITY TOUR

    BRIGHTON CITY TOUR

    Time: 15:00 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? An introduction to Brighton

  • TUE

    07

    MAR 2017

    Bowling

    Bowling

    Time: 15:00 | Price: £6

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Come test your skills at bowling! at the Brighton Marina.

  • WED

    08

    MAR 2017

    Pub Social

    Pub Social

    Time: 20:30 | Price: Free

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Join your friends for a fun packed social evening at the pub.

  • WED

    08

    MAR 2017

    Brighton Monoply Night

    Brighton Monoply Night

    Time: 19:30 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? Come play the classic board game but with a Brighton twist, explore your city!!

  • THU

    09

    MAR 2017

    Football

    Football

    Time: 15:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

  • FRI

    10

    MAR 2017

    Photography Competition

    Photography Competition

    Time: 15:00 | Price: FREE

    Meeting point: School

    Why go? If you are a lover of photography come and explore Brighton and test your skills, Winner will get a prize!!

  • SAT

    11

    MAR 2017

    Vegan Food Festival

    Vegan Food Festival

    Time: 12:00 | Price: £7

    Meeting point: School

  • SUN

    12

    MAR 2017

    Uk study Tours

    Uk study Tours

    Time:

    Why go? See Sean or Patrick about UK study tour trips.

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Nationality Mix

A healthy mix is key to students progression in English language and at Stafford House we are proud of a wide nationality mix across all our centres.

Top 5 Nationalities

  • Saudi Arabian
  • Turkish
  • Thai
  • Swiss
  • Chinese

Meet our students

To browse our student stories, click on their profile image below to read detailed student profiles.

  • Ahmad

    Ahmad

    Saudi Arabia

    Teachers here are very experienced and they are very supportive! They listen to everyone and organise lessons in a way that it is useful to all. My vocabulary is growing and that’s very important for my future studies in civil engineering. I am very confident in my progress.

  • Ghusun

    Ghusun

    Saudi Arabia

    The school is perfectly located and has a great timetable! The teachers here are very good! I’m confident in my progress and hope to get a higher IELTS score than what I actually need for University. I made a lot of multinational friends from all over the world in the school which I haven’t really expected before I came here.

  • Giuseppe

    Giuseppe

    Italy

    The school is great – I enjoy the classes and we have a nice student lounge where we can spend time with our friends, have lunch, play football table! I enjoy exploring the city and find interesting hidden galleries, shops and pubs.

  • Hee-Young

    Hee-Young

    South Korea

    I like Stafford House, teachers are very nice, my host family is great and I get to spend a lot of time with my international friends at social programme. It’s my first time in Europe and it’s been an amazing experience so far – I would recommend it to my friends!

  • Noelle

    Noelle

    Switzerland

    “I love to travel and wanted to improve my English because it’s the world’s language. My time at Stafford House really helped me a lot to talk to people from other countries and understand different accents. The classes at School of English are fun! We play lots of games and I felt immediately welcome.”

  • Talal

    Talal

    Kuwait

    Stafford House is a great school! I’m doing very well, my English is progressing very fast. When I came here I didn’t know any English and in a month and half that I’ve been here I’ve progressed to Intermediate level. Teachers here are amazing and lessons are fun – we are playing games and doing exercises but at the same time learning English and grammar! I’ve made a lot of friends here from different nationalities. We hang out a lot to practise our English more. There is a great social programme and I love Brighton! Student house is a great place to live! The bedrooms are big and it’s very clean and I keep socialising even when I’m at home.

  • Vittoria

    Vittoria

    Italy

    Brighton is like a paradise for me. Very easy to move around the city and easy to reach London and other places when you want to because of the transport links. I found it very easy to make friends, I’m an outgoing person so I like talking but we go out all the afternoon and in the evening together, or have lunch in a group. You can meet people everywhere and talk with anyone, Brighton is a friendly city.

  • Wei

    Wei

    China

    The school is very good and the lessons are very useful and I’m improving my English. After school there are a lot of activities – the social programme is very good. I can make new friends and do a lot of things I didn’t do before. Like yesterday we went to play laser tag! It was very fun. I live in a host family and I’m very happy there – my host farther is very friendly and he cooks very well! Brighton is perfect!

 
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Our Courses

We have a range of programmes to suit all english levels. You can count on our experienced teachers to empower and guide you through your journey in English, they go the extra mile to immerse you in their language and culture.

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Sample Timetables

The Essential programme consists of the Core Course in the morning.

Morning
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE

Standard programmes consist of the Core Course in the morning plus one module. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated one afternoon module class
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
13.20-14.20                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON

Intensive programmes consist of the Core Course in the morning plus two modules. There will be no classes on Friday afternoon

Students will be allocated two afternoon module classes
TIME MON TUES WED THUR FRI
9.00 - 10.30 CORE COURSE
  BREAK
10.50-12.20 CORE COURSE
  LUNCH
13.20-14.20                                                        MODULE 1 FREE AFTERNOON
                                                         BREAK
14.30-15.30                                                        MODULE 2