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BRIGHTON

GEOS English Academy, Brighton


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BRIGHTON’S ROYAL PAVILION – ONE OF THE UK’S MOST RECOGNISABLE LANDMARKS

SOUTH COAST STUDENT CITY BRIGHTON IS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO LIVE AND STUDY. OFTEN CALLED “LONDON BY THE SEA”, BRIGHTON IS A YOUNG AND COSMOPOLITAN CITY WITH TWO UNIVERSITIES. THE CITY IS FAMOUS FOR ITS NIGHTLIFE, INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANTS, FASHION, SHOPPING, MUSIC AND THE ARTS. WHILE IT HAS ALL THE FACILITIES YOU WOULD EXPECT OF A CITY, IT IS SMALL ENOUGH TO GET TO KNOW (AND LOVE) IN A FEW DAYS. Brighton and Hove is also full of English history, and it has its own royal palace, the Pavilion, which is one of the most extraordinary buildings in England. Brighton and Hove is less than an hour from Central London by train and is within easy reach of Gatwick and Heathrow airports. Visiting Europe is also very easy and we arrange regular excursions to European cities. The city also has many services and events especially for international students, so it is one of easiest English cities to live in if you are new to the UK. FACT FILE

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Less than 1 hour from central London. 1.5 hours from Heathrow Airport. 30 minutes from Gatwick Airport.

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Direct train to/from Luton Airport. One of the UK’s most popular student cities.


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welcome to brighton


‘I’D RECOMMEND GEOS BECAUSE OF THE VERY HIGH LEVEL OF THE TEACHERS’ QUALIFICATION AND THE FRIENDLY AND WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE’ Andrey Boretskiy (Russia)

OUR SCHOOL GEOS BRIGHTON IS A MEDIUM SIZED SCHOOL AND WE OFFER A PERSONAL AND FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT. We have between 75 and 195 students depending on the time of year. Our class sizes are small – a maximum of 12, and an average of 9, which means you are guaranteed lots of personal attention in and out of class. We offer all the services you would expect including airport transfer, homestay accommodation, and a social programme. We can also advise you on further study in the UK, and taking examinations such as IELTS, FCE and CAE. Our teaching staff profile is excellent. Many of our tutors are qualified to postgraduate level in teaching English, which exceeds the British Council’s minimum standards. Most also have many years of experience and are also IELTS or Cambridge examiners.

LOCATION

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Most host families are between 2 and 20 minutes walking distance from school.

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10 minutes from the beach.

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10 minutes by bus from the city centre downtown area.

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8 minutes walk to mainline railway station.

5 minutes walk to the Hove district shopping centre.

FACILITIES

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Language laboratory.

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Kitchen and dining area.

Computer Centre and wireless internet acces.

Student lounge. Self study centre. 18 classrooms. Garden and BBQ area.


ACCOMMODATION

Your host family will give you breakfast and an evening meal every day if you are staying halfboard. There may be other students in your

house, but they will always be from another country. This means you will have plenty of opportunities to practise using your English in the evenings and at weekends. Usually the maximum number of students in one family is three. We can also offer advice about renting accommodation in the city.

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Homestay – half board or bed and breakfast.

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20 minutes or less walking distance from school.

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Accommodation checked by school before placement.

* During the summer, host families may be further away from the school.

SOCIAL STUDENT LIFE ISN’T JUST ABOUT STUDYING – IT IS ABOUT HAVING AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE. DURING YOUR TIME AT GEOS YOU’LL MAKE LIFELONG FRIENDS AND EXPERIENCE MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES. Brighton and Hove is a great place for young people, and our social programme is designed to help you make the most of it. You will be able to take part in Brighton and Hove’s famous nightlife, with music to suit all tastes and regular trips to pubs and nightclubs as well as opportunities to see live bands. We also arrange excursions outside

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Weekly local activities – normally 3 each week in the afternoon and evening.

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Trips around England, Scotland and Ireland.

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European trips.

the city to visit local places of historical, cultural and natural interest. We can also arrange day trips to places like London, Oxford and Cambridge at the weekend. You can also join regular weekend trips to Scotland, Ireland, Paris and Amsterdam and other cities around Europe.

accommodation & social

Our Accommodation Officer regularly visits all our host families to make sure they are kind, friendly people who will make you feel welcome. We check that they have a nice clean home with good facilities. You will have your own bedroom and a desk for studying.

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AT GEOS WE ARE FORTUNATE BECAUSE MOST OF OUR HOST FAMILIES ARE WITHIN 2–20* MINUTES’ WALK FROM THE SCHOOL, WHICH MEANS YOU WILL SPEND LESS MONEY ON TRAVELLING TO SCHOOL. YOUR HOMESTAY EXPERIENCE IS VERY IMPORTANT TO US, AND WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME WHILE YOU ARE HERE, AS SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS YOUR ENGLISH LESSONS.


OUR ENGLISH PROGRAMMES WE OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF ENGLISH COURSES TAUGHT BY EXPERIENCED TUTORS. YOU CAN FIND OUR FEES AND COURSE DATES ON OUR SEPARATE DATES AND FEES INFORMATION SHEET. Important information about courses >> We run levels of classes from elementary to advanced. We do not accept beginners in our group classes.

>> Our minimum age is 16+ unless specified. There is no maximum.

>> 20 lesson course - morning classes are from 09.00 –12.30 from Monday to Friday.

>> The average age of students in GEOS Brighton is 24 years old. It will be younger in the summer (21/22 years old).

>> There are 20 lessons per week. Each lesson is 45 minutes. 20 lessons =15 hours.

>> The minimum length for a course is 1 week and maximum length is 48 weeks unless stated.

>> 28 lesson course - morning and afternoon classes from 13.30 – 15.00 Monday to Thursday. 28 lessons = 21 hours.

>> Fees include tuition and the loan of a course book if used. You will need to buy your own workbooks and pay for any examination fees if necessary.

>> Our maximum class size is 12.

See our Dates and Fees or our website for more detail.

GENERAL ENGLISH 28 LESSONS

GENERAL ENGLISH 20 LESSONS

EXAM PREPARATION (IELTS/FCE/CAE)

TIMES Morning & Afternoons

TIMES Mornings Only

MINIMUM LEVEL Good intermediate

English for international communication with an emphasis on listening, speaking and vocabulary to develop confidence and fluency as well as grammar and writing. Suitable for more intensive study. Afternoon lessons help develop communication skills further. You will have regular homework and individual tutorials to help your progress.

English for international communication with an emphasis on listening, speaking and vocabulary as well as grammar and writing to develop confidence and fluency. You will have regular homework and individual tutorials to help your progress.

A good option if you are targeting an exam in the near future or want the discipline of an exam class. You will focus on specific needs by consulting with your teacher and focus on strategies for passing the exam. You will have regular homework and exam practice work as well as individual tutorials designed to help you pass the exam.

ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMME A programme for students who want to prepare for IELTS for University or College entrance. Normally beginning with General English, students build skills towards entering an intensive IELTS preparation programme. This course includes advice and counselling about British Universities and Colleges.

INDIVIDUAL/SMALL GROUP TUITION MINIMUM LESSONS PER WEEK 5 MAXIMUM 28 A good option if you have specific needs or have a short time. You focus on specialist areas of your choice with your own teacher. Beginners welcome.

SUMMER EXAM PREPARATION (IELTS/FCE/CAE) MINIMUM LEVEL Intermediate Develop skills and strategies for internationally - recognised exams. A more intensive option for students aiming to take IELTS for University entrance or the FCE/CAE in the December sessions. You will have regular homework and exam practice work as well as individual tutorials designed to help you pass the exam.

COMBINATION ENGLISH General English in the morning and Individual tuition in the afternoon so you get maximum benefit from your course in a short time.

SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAMME For students who want to improve their English and have a great summer holiday. English for international communication with an emphasis on listening, speaking and vocabulary to develop confidence and fluency. Grammar and writing also included. The programme also includes 3 afternoon/evening activities and one day trip excursion per week.


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TUITION 4 weeks PLACEMENT 4 weeks AGE 18 LEVEL Intermediate

English tuition followed by an unpaid internship programme in Brighton or the surrounding area. We offer placements in a variety of industry areas. Use your English and improve your CV.

ENGLISH + BUSINESS SKILLS MINIMUM TUITION 2 weeks MINIMUM LEVEL Low Intermediate In partnership with the Pitman training centre we offer a range of business skills programmes based on computer audio-visual learning with tutor support. Study in the morning at GEOS and business skills in the afternoon. There are courses in business communications, marketing, PR, accounting and finance available.

GROUP PROGRAMMES GEOS Brighton is proud to offer a flexible range of group programmes. We have arranged a variety of courses including English and work experience, exam preparation and teaching skills development.

ENGLISH + PAID HOSPITALITY WORK EXPERIENCE MINIMUM TUITION 4 weeks MINIMUM PLACEMENT 12 weeks MINIMUM AGE 18 MINIMUM LEVEL Good Intermediate

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ENGLISH + BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

programmes & courses

ENGLISH PLUS COURSES, BUSINESS SKILLS, AND TEACHER TRAINING

For people who have experience in restaurants and hotels, or who are studying hospitality management, catering or gastronomy. Language tuition + paid work placement.

PATHWAY TO HIGH SCHOOL Using our partnership with high schools and Colleges in Brighton, we offer an English programme to prepare you for entry to University Foundation or A level courses and can guarantee conditional offers from the Universities of Brighton and Sussex.

‘THE TEACHERS AND THE PEOPLE HERE ARE KIND AND THE LEARNING WAS REALLY INTENSIVE’ Andrea Codeluppi (Italy)

TEACHER TRAINING We offer a full-time Cambridge CELTA programme and are also able to offer teacher development and update courses on demand.

PLEASE SEE OUR INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION SHEETS ON THESE PROGRAMMES. AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE.


SCHOOL

LOCATION

Established: 1972 Maximum number of students: 195 Maximum class size: 12 Classrooms: 18 Facilities: Language Lab Computer Room Study Centre Wireless Internet Kitchen Garden Student Lounge

Distance from city centre: 10 minutes (bus) Local facilities: Distance from shops and cafes – 0 minutes Transport: Distance from bus stop – 0 minutes Distance from airport – Gatwick 30 minutes – Heathrow 1.5 hours Distance from central bus station – 10 minutes (bus) Distance from main train station LEISURE CENTRE – 8 minutes walking

HOVE STATION

CENTRAL STATION

PAVILION

BRIGHTON BEACH

BRIGHTON PIER

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GEOS English Academy-Brighton, 55-61 Portland Road, Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, BN3 5DQ England. Tel: + 44 1273 735975 Fax: + 44 1273 732884 Email: info@geos-brighton.com W: www.geos-brighton.com GEOS reserves the right to suspend, withdraw or change the programmes and services set out in this brochure without notice. English UK is the world's leading language teaching association and your guarantee of high quality and good service. Students can appeal to English UK if they are dissatisfied with the way a centre deals with a complaint. See www.englishuk.com/complaints.


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