Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is the school in the centre of Brighton?
Our Brighton school is located at Palmeira Square which is a main bus stop with connections to all parts of the surrounding area and city. The school is a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 15 minute walk to the city centre. Cafes, restaurants and supermarkets are close by and the school residence is a short 10 minute walk away. Hove and Brighton train stations can both be reached either by bus or a 20 minute walk.
How do I get to Sprachcaffe Languages Plus in Brighton?
The easiest London airport to travel to Brighton by is London Gatwick airport. From there you can travel by bus or by train to Brighton. The train station is located about 20 minutes from the Holland Road school, or a short taxi journey. The residence at West Beach Hotel is about a 20 minute walk from the railway station or a short taxi journey. If you choose to book with another London airport, you can still reach Brighton easily by train or bus, but your journey may be longer.
Is Sprachcaffe Languages Plus close to public transport
Holland Road is situated a 20 minute walk away from the train station and is a 2 minute walk from the nearest bus stop.
How can I register at Sprachcaffe Languages Plus?
What do I have to do to receive a letter of acceptance?
You have to send your registration form and deposit as detailed above. If you require a letter of acceptance to accompany a visa application, you will need to send a non-refundable £65 with your registration form and a deposit equal to 40% of the total fees. If you require us to send the letter by DHL to an overseas address, you will need to send an additional non-refundable £65. You will then receive the acceptance letter, along with an invoice showing the balance of outstanding fees, to be paid four weeks before arrival.
When should the balance of fees be paid?
Four weeks before arrival.
How much is the registration fee?
The registration fee is £50 for individual adult bookings.
How much does public transport cost in Brighton?
The cost of a single journey anywhere within Brighton is £2.60 and an all day ticket costs £5.00. The price for a weekly ticket is £25.00.
Is it possible to use the Internet?
We have free WIFI access at the school.
When can I start my English course?
It depends on what course you have booked. Please check the course descriptions page.
How can I find out what my level is?
Once your booking is complete you will be sent a link to an online placement test which you should complete before your course starts. This is a multiple choice test. Based on your performance in these tests, you will be placed into a group with students of a similar level.
What kind of accommodation is best for me?
We offer two types of accommodation: host family and hotel residence.
Homestay accommodation involves sharing a home with a local household and living with them as their guest. The household could be a family with children, a young couple, a retired couple or a single person.
Breakfast and evening meals are provided by the family and this type of accommodation gives you the opportunity to experience life in a real British home, and to communicate with English speaking people every day. As families do not often live in the city centre, most of the accommodation is situated outside the centre, so it is necessary to travel to school by bus. You will share the bathroom with the other members of the family.
The hotel residence is a 39-bedroom converted hotel building on the seafront in Brighton.
The location is central as it is situated in the city centre, close to the beach, shops and all the local facilities. Each room has its own bathroom but there is no access to a kitchen. Breakfast, half-board (including packed lunch) or half board at the hotel can be booked for an additional cost. The hotel is also close to many good quality restaurants and takeaways.
How can I pay?
By bank transfer: the relevant account number will be on the invoice. Please send us a copy of the transfer order. All bank charges will be incurred by you. Or by credit card: upon your notification, the appropriate form will be sent. It will need to be completed with the name of the credit card company, card number, expiry and signature. An additional 2% credit card fee will be charged.