English Language School

In the English Countryside

Welcome to South Downs English Language School

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.

Accommodation Options

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.

Student Testimonials

At last, I found South Downs Language School

I’m a travel agent and an ESL counsellor in Japan. I’ve helped many Japanese students who would like to study abroad. Studying abroad means not ...
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Perfect place for learning English

South Downs Language School is the perfect place for learning English. Jenny and Mark know the meaning of "tailor-made courses" and they deliver them. Absolutely ...
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Tailored the course to meet each group’s needs

I am a Professor of English at a College in Vienna and for many years I have been bringing groups of around 60 students over ...
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It was a really fantastic experience…

Dear Jenny, dear Mark!! I really have to say thank you so much for the wonderful time you enabled Lena with your family. She was ...
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We learned a lot and hope to come back again…

In summer 201, my twin sister and I traveled to the Huggett family near Brighton. We stayed there for two weeks to improve our English ...
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