Study English in South East England

Study English in the South East of England

The South East of England is home to charming seaside towns and historic cathedral cities.

If you study English in this region, you can relax by the sea, eat fish and chips on the beach, walk along the White Cliffs of Dover. You can also visit museums and cathedrals in Canterbury, have a night out in Brighton and take easy day trips to London.

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Where can you study English in South East England?

There are British Council-accredited language centres in these South East coastal towns:

In addition to these options, junior vacation centres are found in other parts of South East of England.

Brighton & Worthing

Brighton is the biggest town on the UK's south coast with a population of 290,000.

Brighton is famous for its wonderful beach, independent music scene, cool shops and nightlife. It is a very popular daytrip for Londoners. With two universities and several English language schools, Brighton has a large population of international students and lots of social activities to offer.

You can also study English in the smaller, relaxed town of Worthing, 10 miles west along the coast from Brighton.

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Hastings and Eastbourne

Hastings and Eastbourne are seaside towns in East Sussex with a relaxed pace of life, where you can find lots of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. The area has some spectacular coastal walks and is home to the UK's highest chalk sea cliff, Beachy Head.

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Broadstairs and Margate

Broadstairs and Margate are neighbouring seaside towns in Kent that have golden sandy beaches.

Margate is home to Dreamland amusement park and the Turner Contemporary art gallery, plus lots of hip cafes and shops. Broadstairs is a traditional seaside town with a Victorian promenade, ice cream parlours and retro cinema. 

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Study English in Folkestone

Folkestone is a seaside town in Kent with a thriving creative scene. The old town is home to over 100 creative businesses including artist studios, galleries, shops and cafes. 

Students can visit nearby Dover, to see the famour White Cliffs and explore Dover Castle.

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Study English in Chichester

Chichester is a small cathedral city near the coast in West Sussex. It's a relaxed place surrounded by beautiful countryside, pretty fishing villages and sandy beaches. From here, Brighton and Portsmouth are easy daytrips. 

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Study English in Ramsgate

Ramsgate is a seaside town in Kent, with a sandy beach, pretty harbour area and lots of cafes, bars and restaurants on the waterfront.

The town is home to the largest vintage and antiques market in the region and also the UK's largest Weatherspoons pub, where you can eat and drink with views over the beach. 

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Study English in Canterbury

Canterbury is a city in the county of Kent, famous as the home of the headquarters of the Church of England: Canterbury Cathedral.

It was a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages and it has a well-preserved city centre with lots of very old buildings. Canterbury is now a popular regional destination for tourism and shopping. Nearby is the pretty seaside town of Whistable, which hosts a famous Oyster festival.

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Find the perfect English course for you in the South East of England

Use our course finder to search for British Council accredited English courses in the South East of England: