Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

English language courses

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

English language courses in Brighton

Greater 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. Courses take place at our central campus in Brighton. In the college's term-time, students have regular opportunities to interact with British students on other courses during breaks and in the college's shared spaces.

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.

English Language courses at the MET:

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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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