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Why Learn English in Brighton?

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Every month EC Brighton English School teacher, Tim Cooke writes about his experiences as a professional English teacher.

This month he tells us why Brighton is a great place to study English.

...if you're fond of sand dunes and salty air...

OK, so there are no sand dunes, but there is salty air in abundance. A stroll along the beach with the wind in your hair will fill your lungs with the bracing fresh, clean air. And when the sun comes out and the wind dies down everyone heads to the beach in Brighton.

It’s a great place! It has long held a reputation of being London by the sea; London’s naughty little sister if you like. A place where royalty and the aristocracy used to party, away from the strict rules of court life in London, and there stills remains a freedom of spirit that few other towns, or more accurately cities, have in England. Look no further than the exotic Royal Pavilion for a classic example of the extreme decadence of George the Prince Regent (later King George IV), who put Brighton on the map and made it his home over two hundred years ago.

Why study in Brighton? Well, of course you’d be mad not to! And of course EC Brighton, in its brand new state of the art school only seconds from Brighton Pier is the best place to study. Our teachers are all fully qualified and brilliant at bringing the absolute best out of any student, whatever the level of English. It’s in the heart of Brighton’s Kemptown area, known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, with shops, cafes and restaurants all only a short walk away, not to mention its many pubs, bars and fabulous nightlife. You can see live music any night of the week, and as Brighton has two universities, many of the clubs have concessions and special events for those studying here (just don’t go crazy on the tequila if you have a class the following morning though!) In May, there is the Brighton festival, a world renowned arts festival, and throughout the year, many other food, music and comedy events.

On the south coast of England, Brighton boasts the most sunshine in the country, and promotes a laid back lifestyle, but don’t forget that London is only an hour away by train, putting access to all the attractions of the nation’s capital within easy reach. Trips to other cities in the UK can all be very easily arranged, and getting to Europe couldn’t be simpler either, with London’s Gatwick airport a mere 30 minutes away by train.

Come to Brighton, it’ll brighten up your life!

By Tim Cooke, English teacher at EC Brighton