1-1 Gold Standard English and Part-Time English

Essential Information

Minimum Age 16 years old. No maximum age
Minimum level of English Pre-Intermediate/CEFR A2. If you are a Visa National please contact us for advice.
Course start dates Next available course: from 8 September 2016 most Mondays throughout the year.
No. of hours per week Between 1 and 6 hours per week
Lewes or Eastbourne
Course Fees  Depends on programme-see below

The English teaching team at Sussex Downs College was ranked number 1 for quality and value (EL Gazette March 2016) and won Excellence in International Student Support 2015 (NUS and UKCISA). So we are delighted to offer two programmes for those who are interested in 1-1 classes or part time classes.

If you are interested in full time English language for between 2 weeks to 1 year, then please click on the 21 hours English Language Plus course tab.

Contact details:

Telephone:         (00 44) 30 300 38787

Email:                    international@sussexdowns.ac.uk

Website:              www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/international


About 1-1 Gold English Standard

The Gold Standard class provides an expert teacher on a one-to-one basis with the course content developed specifically to meet you individual needs. You can chose from General English, Executive English or exam preparation in IELTS, PET, FCE, CAE or BEC.

The class is suitable for part time or full time students and can be arranged to fit around teaching or work schedules.

The cost is £50 per hour with the number of sessions flexible to meet your needs.

Laurent Fernex France

“I am a French national living in Switzerland. I work for Harley Davidson selling motorbikes around the world.

I chose Sussex Downs College as they offer Gold Standard one to one intensive lessons. I needed to improve my English rapidly as it is necessary for my work selling motorbikes to international clients.

Lewes is a great town to study in as it is peaceful but interesting and very English in style. The teachers were very enthusiastic and there is no doubt that I have greatly increased my spoken confidence even in just two weeks.

I will now return to Switzerland and continue the good work I have done with Sussex Downs College at a private language school.”



About Part-Time English

Study English as a foreign language part-time on courses including:


This class prepares students for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test The PET exam may be taken at the college in December, March and June.



This class prepares students for the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) exam, which can be taken at the college in December, March and June.



This class prepares students for the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) exam and is suitable for more advanced students. The CAE exam can be taken at the college in December, March and June.



This is a course which helps students prepare for IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam and is primarily for someone wishing to study at a British university or who needs the exam for work.



This course, which is for intermediate students and above, is in preparation for the Cambridge Business for English Exam (BEC).


£7 per hour with most classes lasting three hours per week. There is an additional charge for the course book, which is usually £30.



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