General English Course

Learn English in the company of like-minded people from around the world on this highly popular course! This lively and imaginative general English course offered by Loxdale English Centre in Brighton will help you to communicate confidently and fluently in everyday English.

During our lessons we focus on the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing and allow maximum time for you to learn and practise new vocabulary, grammar, colloquial English and idioms.

  • Course Dates

18 Aug – 21 Dec 2019
06 Jan – 14 Jun 2020
16 Aug – 20 Dec 2020

For the summer, please see Summer General English course.

Courses start every Monday throughout the year.

  • 20 lessons p/w (15 hours p/w)
  • Adults age 16+, all nationalities
  • Max 14 students per classroom
  • FREE teacher led self-study sessions
  • End of the course certificate
  • English Through

Loxdale’s unique teaching programme offers you the chance to personalise your learning experience. As part of the course you will learn English through a different subject for two lessons per week. This is called “English Through” and you can choose from subjects such as exam preparation, history, film, art appreciation, business English, creative writing, music appreciation and writing a children’s book.

  • Loxdale Lecture Series

As part of our commitment to make study time as stimulating and enlightening as possible, our students enjoy a weekly lecture on a Tuesday morning which focuses on various aspects of British life. Popular past lectures have included Homelessness, Things to do in London, British History, HIV and the Terence Higgins Trust, Presentation Techniques, Brighton Music Scene, London Architecture, Street Art, Acupuncture and Nutrition.

  • 30 Minute Talks

Each Monday afternoon you will be able to enjoy a 30 Minute Talk. These lively and interesting talks explore topics such as Stonehenge, London Museums, Brighton Music Venues, St Georges Day, Guy Fawkes, Cambridge, The South Downs and Christmas in Victorian England.

  • Britain Today

Finally, though our “Britain Today” programme you will find out more about British society. You will have two lessons each week on different aspects of modern Britain, with subjects including the welfare, educational, political and legal systems.



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Additional weeks are £122 per week.


Half-Board Lunch, Half-Board Dinner and Full Board also include breakfast and dinner at weekends.
Please find more information about accommodation here.

  • All of the above options cater for vegetarians, low fat diets & allergies
  • We also cater for gluten free, dairy free diets, halal & vegan at extra cost of £20 per week


  • Booking fee (£90)
  • Course materials (£30 per 10 weeks)


  • One way airport transfer: Heathrow (£125), Gatwick (£90), Stansted (£170)
  • Insurance (£5.79 per week)
  • Cambridge or IELTS exam (between £142 and £170)

Sample Programme

LessonsLessonsLessonsLessonsBritain Today
'English Through'
Lecture'English Through'
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room
Welcome to use library,
self-study centre
and computer room

The School is open until 17:00. You can stay at school to use the garden, computer room, self-study room or classrooms to continue your studies or just to socialise with your friends.

The school Pavilion is open from 17:30 to 21:00, Mondays and Thursdays, for our adult students. Amongst other things, here you can listen to music, watch a film, play pool, table tennis, board games or computer games, do your homework, play piano, use the wi-fi or just relax and chat to your friends in ENGLISH!

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