Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

English language and short courses

A school of English for adults (16+) in the centre of Brighton

English language courses at MET International

Brighton MET is an excellent choice for English language learning. Our year-round courses and multi-national classes will help you to improve your English language skills specific to your particular level or need.

  • We provide a range of English Language courses and examination preparation courses for students aged 16+ who are aiming to progress on to academic study or work.
  • We also offer short vocational courses combined with English language training for teachers and those looking to enhance their business career.

The English Language courses we provide include:

We also offer:

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English levels and exams explained

User level CEFR** Level Cambridge IELTS ESOL Skills for life CEFR descriptions
Proficient user
C2 Proficiency CPE
8.5 – 9.0 - Highly proficient – can use English very fluently,
precisely and sensitively in most contexts

Advanced CAE
7.0 – 8.0 Level 2 Able to use English fluently and flexibly in a wide range of contexts
Independent user

Upper-Intermediate FCE
5.5 – 6.5 Level 1
Can use English effectively, with some fluency, in a range of contexts
B1 Intermediate PET
4.0 – 5.0 Entry 3 Can communicate essential points and ideas in familiar contexts
Pre-Intermediate PET (Preliminary)/
KET (Key)
4.0 – 5.0/
3.0 – 3.5
Entry 3
Can communicate essential points and ideas in familiar contexts
Basic user
A2 Elementary KET
3.0 – 3.5 Entry 2
Can communicate in English within a limited range of contexts
A1 Beginner KET
0 – 2.5 Entry 1
Can communicate in basic English with help from the listener

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