Year Round 21 Hour English Language Plus (Long Course)


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 Most Mondays all year round except:

Summer break (14 August 2017-3 September 2017)

Christmas holidays ( 21 December 2017- 1 January 2018 )

Easter Holidays (30 March 2018-16 April 2018)

Summer break (13 August 2018-2 September 2018)

In the months of July and August this course is only run at our Lewes campus.

Length of Course 2 weeks or more
Maximum class size  19 students
No. of hours per week  21 hours per week
Campus  Eastbourne or Lewes
Course fees EU Fee Sheet 2017-18


International Fee Sheet 2017-18

International Fee Sheet 2018-19


About 21 Hour English Language Plus

Over 150 students a year from around the world study on this flexible English Language course. English Language Plus is the perfect course if you want to improve your General English, work towards an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) exam and study a wide range of work-related or academic options. Classes are offered at many different levels and we will place you with students who have a similar level of English.

You will study with adult students in a friendly and supportive environment allowing you to grow in confidence and reach your goals. You will study on the same campus as British students, giving you an authentic British study experience. You will enjoy modern classroom and IT facilities together with language laboratories. There is also a well-resourced Languages Self Access Centre on the Lewes campus.

EU students who wish to receive the EU subidised fees can join the course on most Mondays throughout the year and should complete a minimum of 12 weeks study. Non-EU students can also start most Mondays throughout the academic year.

Please note that although students aged 16-18 are classified as adults in respect of their eligibility for this course, they are subject to stricter rules on supervision , details of which can be found on the Accommodation tab of the website.


Why take English Language Plus?

•Improve your General English
•Study a range of English language options including: English exam preparation including Cambridge and IELTS, Art and Design, Travel and Tourism, English Literature and Academic English
•Prepare for an English language exam such as: Cambridge PET, FCE, CAE, BEC or IELTS
•Prepare for further academic study
•Students who qualify for EU fees will receive a subsidised course rate. (Students should study for 12 weeks in order to receive the subsidised rates)
CV writing workshops available for £4 a week


*Options may depend on campus and are offered subject to availability.

Eastbourne campus Lewes campus
General English General English
General English 15 hours
(including: Grammar and Vocabulary, Speaking, Listening,
Reading and Writing and tutorial)
General English 12 hours
(including: Grammar and Vocabulary, Speaking, Listening,
Reading and Writing and tutorial)
Plus options* Plus options
 (3 hours each)
British Culture and Society
Additional English (listening, speaking, reading and writing)
Use of English and Speaking
Academic English with IELTS
Sports Academies**
(3 hours each)
Business English Cambridge (BEC)
Art and Design
English Literature
Travel and Tourism
Academic English with IELTS
Additional English (3 or 6 hours)
GCSE and A level studies**Sports Academies **
Exam Exam
One choice per term (3 hours)
CAE (Advanced)
FCE (First)
PET (Preliminary)
One choice per term (3 hours)
CPE (Proficiency)
CAE (Advanced)
FCE (First)
PET (Preliminary)
Total Programme Total Programme
21 hours

*Mixed level classes possible

21 hours
*summer term only**starting September for one year.Please note that it will not be possible to take GCSEs or A Levels as options if you have a Short Term Student Visa (6 or 11 months)

Sample timetable

Day of Week 08:55 – 10:25 Break 10:40 – 12:10 Lunch 13:50 – 15-20 Break 15:35 – 17:05
Monday  General English  General English  General English General English
Tuesday  Exam class: CPE, CAE, FCE, PET or IELTS Exam class: CPE, CAE, FCE, PET or IELTS  Plus option  Plus option
Wednesday  General English  General English  Enrichment activities  Enrichment activities
Thursday  Private Study  General English  Tutorials  Tutorials
Friday  Plus option  Plus option  Private Study  Private Study

How to apply

Please click on this link to complete our application form:

Sussex Downs International College Application Form


Contact us

Telephone: +44 (0)30 300 38787

Postal Address: International Office, Sussex Downs College,
Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH

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