Formerly City College Brighton and Hove

English language courses

English language courses at MET International

Brighton MET (formerly City College Brighton and Hove) 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 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:

  • General English - Available at a range of levels, full and part-time options and flexible learning plans, option to focus on communication or grammar and writing.
  • IELTS Examination Preparation - A course to prepare for academic study in a UK college or university
  • Cambridge Examination Preparation - Designed for higher level students who want to gain an internationally recognised English qualification

We also offer:

  • Summer Vacation
  • Long-term English
  • Teacher Training CLIL
  • International Business (summer)
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  • Central Campus - students outside
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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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