Courses For Groups

Every year, here at LTC Eastbourne, we welcome up to 100 groups from all over the world.

We can offer groups:

  • The chance to study in an 18th century mansion near Eastbourne town centre
  • Residential dormitory accommodation in the school building
  • Carefully selected homestay within walking distance
  • Full board with hot lunch at the school, Monday-Friday
  • Qualified teaching staff
  • Lessons based on the needs of the group
  • 24-hour support for group leaders
  • One free group leader per 10 or 15 students

During the summer most groups are integrated into our Summer School for Younger Students.

At other times, most are closed groups, though it may be possible to integrate older students into our General English course, depending on the number of students and the length of their stay.

Our closed group courses are designed according to the group’s needs and requirements.

Groups can choose:

  • Residential or homestay accommodation
  • Morning only classes or a more intensive course
  • The topics and language skills covered in the lessons
  • How long your group will stay
  • How many activities per week
  • Which local visits and excursions to go on

Care of Young Students:

Our staff work with group leaders to provide the best possible care for their students.

Details of the care we give to students under 18

  • Appointed Safeguarding Lead
  • All members of staff undergo a police check
  • All homestay providers hosting under 18’s undergo a police check
  • Staff are trained in the safeguarding of under 18’s
  • Designated staff responsible for student well-being
  • Trained staff in first aid
  • Friendly and approachable staff
  • Quality student support in accordance with best practice and British Council guidelines

Course Options for Closed Groups:

Our LTC schools offer a range of course option for closed groups.

Course Options
General English

Focus on the active practice of the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, using a topic-based syllabus
Also vocabulary development, pronunciation and grammar
Trinity GESE Exam Prep

Grades 5-6 (B1) or 7-9 (B2)
Exchanging information and opinions, discussing abstract and concrete topics and managing conversations
Exam can be taken in the school
PET Exam Prep (B1)

Conversation skills, listening to announcements and dialogues. Reading articles and notices, writing letters and emails.
FCE Exam Prep (B2)

Expressing opinions and presenting arguments, intensive reading and listening skills, writing reports, essays, letters and emails.
English for the Workplace

Applying for jobs, interview techniques, and role-play, making presentations, workplace behaviour and professionalism, business simulations and case studies.
Popular Science

Popular aspects of biology, psychology, astronomy and anthropology and the environment
Visit to Science Museum and nuclear power station
British Culture

The home nations, food, festivals, government and politics, social issues. Comparison with Italy and cross-cultural communication
Victoria & Albert Museum and interview host families
Sussex – History and Culture

The Dukes of Devonshire and Eastbourne
History of the 1066 country
Brighton and the Pavilion
Visits to Brighton Pavilion and Hastings
English Through Literature

Shakespeare, the Romantics, Jane Austen, Dickens, Rudyard Kipling
Visits to Stratford, the Globe and Batemans

Further Information:

Examples of Standard Social Activities and Excursions

Group Leaders’ Pre-departure Information 2019

The Group Booking Process at LTC

Italian PON Groups

For a detailed quotation:

Contact Paul Clark, Principal, on

Group Fact File

  • Minimum Age 10

  • Maximum age There is no maximum

  • Maximum group size 10 students (we may accept smaller groups in low season)

  • Course Length Flexible

  • Course options Integrated classes in summer closed classes year round

  • Course Start Date Any Monday (or Tuesday in a week that begins with a public holiday)

  • Course finish date Any Friday

  • Lesson times 09:00-12:30 Monday – Friday or a more intensive option

  • Residential accommodation Age 10-16

  • Homestay accommodation Age 13+

  • Free group leaders 1 per 10

  • Airport Transfer From London Gatwick, Heathrow or Stansted

  • Non-teaching days 2019 (public holidays) No classes on 1 January, 19 April, 22 April, 6 May, 27 May, 26 August. We will also close on 20 December 2019 and re-open on Monday 6 January 2020.