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50+ courses in Eastbourne, England

English Courses for Seniors in Eastbourne, England

ELC Eastbourne (formerly Eastbourne School of English) has over 30 years’ experience in delivering English language courses for senior (50+) learners. Because we have made these programmes a specialism, many students return year after year to improve their English, enjoy the attractions of Sussex and meet up with old friends.

Eastbourne, one of the sunniest towns in England, is an ideal location for a language holiday. On the south-coast of England just 90 minutes by train from London, Eastbourne is within easy reach of stunning countryside such as the white cliffs of Beachy Head and Seven Sisters and some of the most important historic sites in the last 1000 years of English history such as Lewes, Hastings and Battle.

Typical course content

The 50+ course is specifically designed for over 50s who wish to combine practising their English at a language school with an extensive programme of visits, activities and excursions in the company of like-minded people from around the world.

In the mornings, for 20 lessons (15 hours) per week, you will study English in a multi-national 50+ class at your level. In the afternoons and weekends you will join the dedicated 50+ social programme.

Our 50+ courses aim to:

  • build your confidence in speaking English
  • help you improve your understanding of spoken English
  • show you the beautiful South East of England, especially Sussex
  • introduce you to different aspects of life and culture in the United Kingdom
  • guide you around historic towns, villages, castles, parks and gardens
  • allow you to meet new people and make new friends

Fifty Plus Course Information Leaflet

2017 Fifty Plus Social Programme (subject to changes)

Course Overview

Sample Timetable


  • choose 2, 3 or 4 weeks
  • test on Day 1 to ensure class at your level
  • morning English lessons + afternoon / evening activities
  • multi-national classes
  • fully guided social programme with your teachers
  • 3 half-day events per week
  • 1 full-day weekend excursion per 2 weeks
  • all course material + e-learning from point of booking to 3 months after the course ends
  • end of course certificate included 

Typical 50+ social programme: 

 Week 1
Monday Orientation tour of Eastbourne and cream tea with teachers
Tuesday Sussex villages and Beachy Head
Thursday Croquet at Saffrons
Saturday Day trip to Arundel including cathedral and medieval castle
 Week 2
Monday Wakehurst Royal Botanical Gardens
Wednesday Brighton tour including the Lanes
Thursday Photography/bowls
Friday Lunch with teachers (optional at extra cost)
Saturday Depart Eastbourne