English Language School
In the English Countryside
Welcome to South Downs English Language School
A Different Type of English Language School
South Downs English Language School offers the highest quality English language courses in a beautiful village in Sussex in the United Kingdom (UK). The Principal Teacher, Jenny Hugget (BA Hons Linguistics) has been teaching English as a foreign language for 25 years, therefore students are assured of the highest level of commitment to their learning.
The school offers courses in General English and Professional & Business English. We also run a Summer School for teenagers, as well as catering for school groups, closed groups (e.g., groups of friends or family) and groups for those aged 50+.
English Language School Activities
In addition, to complement your English language course, we also offer a variety of optional excursions, including London, which is just one hour away by train, and Brighton, only 10 km away. We can also organise trips on request, so please do ask if there is somewhere you would especially like to see.
Optional activities include horse-riding, golf, art classes, yoga, photography, dance, guided country walks, cookery classes, tennis, piano/guitar lessons, floristry, massage, meditation, fitness classes. If you have a particular area of interest, please let us know, and we will do our best to provide something for you.
You can choose the accommodation which best suits your needs, therefore getting exactly the experience you want from your time at this English language School. Full-board host family accommodation gives you a home-from-home experience with the chance to socialise with your host and their family and friends, consequently maximising speaking and listening practice. Or self-catering or hotel accommodation, giving you the independence to come and go as you please.
South Downs Language School offers a combination of features making it a unique experience for students of all ages and requirements.
What makes our English Language School so special?
Most English language schools are in large cities, which are inundated with foreign students learning English. We are a village-based school, so you really get to see traditional English life, meet local residents and really be immersed in English culture, as well as being surrounded by the beautiful English countryside.
We are also a very small school - and we plan to keep it that way! You will be guaranteed the personal touch and a high-quality experience.