University of Brighton Centre for Academic English Language Development (CAELD)

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Accredited by the British Council
Accredited by the British Council

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Martin Johnson
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The School of Humanities, Checkland Building, Falmer,
Brighton BN1 9PH,
United Kingdom
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Studying an English language programme at the University of Brighton Centre for Academic English Language Development (CAELD) provides students with excellent preparation for further university study and gives them a chance to sample many aspects of British culture.

The university is spread across the city of Brighton from the seafront to the South Downs National Park and also has a campus along the coast in Eastbourne. Our campus philosophy is to promote a great sense of community and a welcoming atmosphere.

Our English language programmes are based on the Falmer campus in Brighton, a lively seaside city that offers an exciting mix of shops, restaurants, clubs and theatres – there’s so much going on, it’s hard to sum up the city. The Falmer campus is three miles from the city centre and surrounded by beautiful countryside. A trip by train to London takes less than an hour and Gatwick airport is only 30 from Brighton.

Read all about life in Brighton at: our-locations/brighton.aspx

We will be happy to arrange accommodation for students for the duration of their programme. We offer a choice of accommodation options, including on-campus university halls of residence and local host family
accommodation. Catered and noncatered options are usually available.

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The University of Brighton Centre for Academic English Language Development (CAELD) is recognised as a centre of excellence by the EL Gazette, and is an institutional member of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP). All our English language programmes are accredited by the British Council, and are delivered by teachers who are highly experienced English language teachers. All teachers at the University of Brighton Centre for Academic English Language Development (CAELD)e are TEFLQ.

Following our 2015 British Council Inspection we were ranked as the number one university language centre, based on British Council inspection reports (English language and international education - EL Gazette, 2016).

Successful completion of one of our pre-sessional English language programmes guarantees progression to an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Brighton without taking an additional English
language test.

Social: The University of Brighton Students’ Union provides a year-round programme of events including club nights, karaoke and cinema events – there are over 100 student-run societies, and some exclusively for international and EU students registered on one of our pre-sessional programmes. The International Students Society (ISS) is the largest and organises events and social activities throughout the academic year.

All international and EU students are automatically members of the ISS and receive regular invitations and
updates. Examples of past events are a celebration for Diwali, Hanukah and Chinese New Year, Christmas and various trips to places of interest in the UK such as London, Bath and Oxford.

The University of Brighton Centre for Academic English Language Development (CAELD) also offers leisure activities throughout the year, and the cost of these is usually under £10.

Sport: We offer sports and fitness facilities on and off campus, with many special rates available. All students have access to University of Brighton support services, including visa support, careers guidance, academic study resources, specialist international student advice, health, disability and dyslexia support and much more. Students also have access to libraries, media centres, computer rooms and other specialist resources.

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English for Academic Study (EAS) University Prep
Extended Masters (EMA) University Prep
Summer Pre-sessional English University Prep