20 lessons per week
The English teachers at ISE are the best in the business! You will enjoy studying and learning with our teachers, who were graded as "excellent" in our last inspection.
ISE General English classes are designed to improve your Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Grammar.
We have flexible timetables for all levels: Beginner, Elementary, Pre - Intermediate, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced.
28 lessons per week
FCE, CAE and IELTS Exam Preparation
FCE is an upper-intermediate level exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English and is an ideal to those who use English for work or study purposes.
CAE is an advanced level exam for people who can use English in an effective way for business or study purposes, use English confidently and flexibly as well as produce well-structured, clear pieces of writing on complex issues.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) for people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.
Most universities ask for an IELTS score of 6.0 / 6.5 to enter an undergraduate level degree. Please contact your prospective university to check on the IELTS level needed. IELTS is a useful qualification as it teaches specific skills of skimming, scanning and summarization.
At ISE we offer a fully flexible timetable for FCE, CAE or IELTS preparation, where you can study from 28 lessons x 45 minutes per week. We have a range of experienced teachers at ISE who specalise in getting the best results for our FCE, CAE and IELTS students.
ISE staff are trained to recognise students that are ready to pass the exam, we will make sure that your learning goals are realistic and that you are advised to only enter the exam when you have a strong chance of success.
Typically ISE will run FCE, CAE and IELTS classes all year round in the morning and the evening (part time only). However we also do specialist exam workshops and mock papers just before the exam, to help students achieve the best possible results.
40 lessons per week
The Intensive English Course is designed to maximize student English language learning. Courses run for 40 lessons per week, providing reading, writing, speaking, listening skills and grammar practice.
Classes run at all levels from Beginner to Advanced. Students will be tested on arrival and then issued with an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). All students record test results and progress inside their ILP.
During classroom time students conduct projects, groupwork, pair work and individual work to practice new language and cement learning. Students are also given homework research and exercises for completion.
30 lessons per week
ISE Pre-Boarding School Course
ISE offer courses for young students aged 11 - 16 who are looking to join an English speaking boarding school in the September intake. The ISE Pre-Boarding School Course offers young students a mixture of group English classes, private English classes, individual activities, project work and group activities to:
Improve English language,
Improve socialisation and communication skills,
Live and learn in an English Culture,
Focus learning on individual student learning needs,
Improve student confidence,
Provide a safe learning environment where students can explore their interests.
The ISE Pre-Boarding School course is offered for 4 - 24 weeks duration and comprises:
Registration and Individual Learning Plan
Welcome Pack, including UK SIM Card, Maps, Notebook, Pen and School Bag
Level Test and placement
15 hours per week (20 x 45 minutes) English Classes Monday - Friday 09:15 - 12:30
School Lunch provided each weekday
Local Bus Pass with unlimited travel
Private maths or extra English Classes Monday - Thursday 13:30 - 15:30
Group or Individual Activity, including all transport and entry fees each Friday 13:30 - 15:30
Level Test and Certificate on completion
20 lessons per week
oung ISE offer a complete package of study, accommodation, activities, visits and sports. Courses run for up to 12 weeks, allowing youngsters the chance to really improve their English and make friends from all over the world.
Summer Term 2019: 17th June to 6th September 2019
Young ISE is suitable for young learners aged 8 - 17.
We know that you learn best by doing, which is why the Young ISE lessons are full of activities where you use and practise English. Our experienced and student-focused teachers make sure lessons are exciting and fun.
Students study every morning from 9:15 to 12:30, with a short break, usually around 11:00, for 15 minutes. Students will also receive homework to be completed for the next day. Groups are taught at up to 6 different levels with class sizes of 5 to 20.
Our teaching staff are carefully selected. They work to develop each student's English Language to the best of their abilities, using a range of communicative classroom techniques. ISE is a specialist teacher-training centre offering teacher-training for teachers of children. We make sure our teachers of Young People are specially trained to teach young students and on average our teachers have 8 years experience.
Cinema, Ten Pin Bowling, Swimming (Sea and Pool), Indoor Climbing, Racketball, Treasure Hunt, Ghost Walk, Dance Workshop (Bachata, Zumba, Hip Hop and Salsa), Photo Race, Sea Fishing, Raft Building (& Testing!), Sea Canoeing, River Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Beach Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Tennis, Kung Fu, Yoga, Pottery Class, Evening Disco, Team Frisbee, Rounders/Baseball and Park Olympics.
All activities are run and accompanied by a qualified instructor or responsible Youth Leader as appropriate.
Weekend activities include day trips to:
London including a guided Sightseeing. Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, St James’s Park Oxford Street Shopping & River Cruise.
Oxford, Windsor & Eton
Cambridge & Greenwich
Portsmouth & Isle of Wight
Stonehenge & Bath Spa
Accommodation is very important for younger students. At ISE we use homestay and private accommodation families as required. ISE use homestay and private family accommodation throughout Brighton & Hove. We inspect all homestay and private family on application and then on a regular basis. Students will typically be placed in a shared room with another student if aged 14 or under.
Care & Safety
From arrival in the UK until departure, ISE will supervise students to ensure their safety and comfort. Students are monitored during lunchtime and throughout all afternoon activities. All students will use Brighton & Hove Buses to travel around Brighton.
Welcome pack including: Bag, Pen, Notebook, UK SIM Card, ISE Folder and maps
All tuition fees
Materials to use in class & materials to take home
Homestay or Private family accommodation, providing breakfast and dinner
School packed lunch
Local bus pass with unlimited travel
Airport transfers (Gatwick & Heathrow included, other airport pickups may incur an extra charge)
All Afternoon activities and excursions, including entry fees
Full day Trips each Saturday
Half day activities each Sunday
ISE Certificate on completion
Date School Established : 2006-08-24
School(Business) Permit No. : 6032220
Standardized Exam : IELTS, FCE, CAE, PET
ISE Brighton and Hove is located 100m from the sea, in the centre of the city. We teach 750 students each year from over 40 different countries. We run English, FCE, CAE and IELTS classes all year round.
We train over 100 teachers per year and we keep the best for ourselves! In our most recent inspection we were awarded a point of excellence for "teaching and learning".
Our goal is to help you reach the best language level you can. We give all students an individual learning plan.
ISE Hove is a Highly Trusted Sponsor able to accept Tier 4 students for courses of 12 months or more.
In summer and Easter we run a Young ISE programme for people aged 12 - 17, including activities, accommodation and a full package of fun things to do.
ISE Hove offer CELTA part-time and full time, for new English language teachers. We also offer the specialist YL Extension teacher training course every summer.
All people working in this Academy are fabulous and I've learned a lot in class. Fully recommended!