Explore Brighton online!

If you love exploring the world, 2020 was a really bad year for you! Maybe you are making plans for 2021 already, and are thinking about coming to an English Language school in Brighton. Of course, learning English in Brighton is only a part of it. Brighton is an exciting and vibrant city with so many fun attractions – shops, bars, cafés and tourist sights.

If you’re thinking about visiting Brighton next year, here at Castle School of English, we have selected some great videos and tours to help you learn about our city. Now you can start exploring Brighton from the comfort of your own home!

Check out our 6 favourite videos about life in Brighton:

 

1. Brighton is the coolest place to learn English – in the world!

How we are keeping you CoVID-safe at Castle School of English, Brighton

At Castle School of English, we consider the health & safety of our staff, students and host families to be our overriding priority. During the ongoing crisis, we intend to do everything reasonably within our power to protect staff, students and host families from infection and mitigate the risk to them and their families.

All of our measures are based on advice from the government and from EnglishUK, and are constantly being reviewed and updated as and when new information becomes available.

As information and advice is continually evolving, we will do our utmost to keep up-to-date on the latest guidance and to adapt our operations accordingly.

 

Actions taken

Following the relevant guidance and advice, we have already taken the following actions:

COVID-safe activities for group students

Brighton attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year, and school groups from Europe are a big part of this. One of the big attractions, of course, is the excellent English classes that school groups can get attend in Brighton's many fantastic language schools. However, school groups also come to the city for the many exciting cultural and historic activities it offers.

Brighton is one of the most popular language school destinations for groups in the UK, second only to London. Students and teachers can enjoy a variety of bespoke group packages that include a varied and enriching social programme included with their English Language courses.

Since the pandemic, many traditional group activities such as indoor sports and museum visits are much harder, but there are still plenty of fun-packed activities around Brighton for students to enjoy.

Castle School of English, Brighton is reopening on 7th September!

It's been a long few months, but we finally have some good news:

Castle School is re-opening on 7th September 2020! 

FInally, you will be able to travel to Brighton, one of the UK's most exciting and vibrant cities, and join in us in learning English.

Here is a message from Giorgia, our Customer Support Manager, about our plans:

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We have also introduced some new Terms and Conditions to help protect your payments in any future virus outbreaks. 

We are also making a special offer to students:

15% off all tuition fees for courses starting in September, if you book by 31st July.

Get in touch today on info@castle-school.co.uk to start your exciting journey at Castle School of English, Brighton.

Online English Lessons

We really miss all of our students here at Castle School of English in Brighton, and are really looking forward to having you all back soon.

In the meantime, we are offering Online English Lessons - a fantastic alternative for learning English if you can't travel. Here, Laura from Italy talks about her experiences of Online English:

 

To find out more about how Online English Lessons can help you, contact us on info@castle-school.co.uk

Britain is Weird! Part 2 - British food

Britain is Weird is back! This time, Dan and Giorgia talk about a very controversial subject: British food. Is it as bad as people say? Or are there some hidden gems in the kitchens and restaurants of Britain?

While Castle School of English in Brighton is closed (we are still open for online English classes, though!), we are coming to you in audio only, but hope to get filming around the school again soon. 

 

Britain is Weird!

Part One – Introduction

Hello Everyone! A big, friendly greeting from everyone here at Castle School of English Brighton.

Welcome to the first episode of our new web series “Britain is Weird!” – a funny and educational look at life in Britain from the perspective of two people: a native English guy, and an Italian lady.

Top 5 tips for lockdown learning

The whole world has stopped, and your favourite English School in Brighton may be closed – but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning English!

Keep learning English and practising your skills with our top 5 tips:

 

1) Read, read, read!

Go online and find English language newspapers or articles. If you have a good English level, buy an English language e-book. New books are always fun, and will help keep your brain active as well as learning new language.

What’s your favourite book? Try it in English! Reading something familiar in another language is a very good way of improving your grammar and vocabulary.

 

What to expect and how to practice for the IELTS exam

It’s been a great start to 2020 here at Castle School and we’ve seen so many more students needing to study for the IELTS certification.

In previous blogs we have discussed the differences between the IELTS and other Cambridge Exams to help you decide which one to choose. But now you’ve made your decision, what should you expect? And how can you prepare yourself to get the best score possible? Keep reading to find out!

The IELTS exam is divided into FOUR parts:

Listening – a 30 minute test of 4 different recording. You will be asked questions so practice listening to monologues and conversations.

Learning English outside of the classroom

Our teachers are often asked by students for tips on how to learn English outside the classroom to help speed up their learning and practise their new skills in a natural environment.

So our very experienced and talented Director of Studies, Christian Tiplady, has put together a few helpful hints to help you hone your new skills and immerse yourself into learning English wherever you go.

Christian recommends:
Use apps such as memrise and quizlet to test your vocabulary and learn new words every day.

Develop your pronunciation by listening to audiobooks and repeat aloud whilst recording yourself- you can use your phone for this exercise.

Listen to language learning podcasts such as BBC 6 minute English or discussions on the radio to improve your listening skills.

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