Hastings has a large number of language schools, most within easy access of the town and attractions.
All the Language Schools who work with Hastings have signed up to a Code of Practice and belong to Hastings Overseas Student Advisory Council (HOSAC).
Schools also sign a declaration committing them to ensure quality standards in terms of education, school liability, student welfare and standard of host family accommodation. They also meet regularly with Hastings council officers and Sussex Police to ensure students are guaranteed a safe and enjoyable stay in the town.
Many schools are members of the English in Britain Accreditation Scheme and also members of the British Council, a national quality assurance scheme for the UK English Language Teaching sector. Accreditation provides students with a guarantee of quality and provides English Language Schools with a range of promotional and developmental benefits.
Language Course and Student Travel Organisers' Code of Practice
The following Schools have signed the Code of Practice, which includes a detailed Declaration outlining operating standards, requiring them to provide appropriate premises, a good standard of education, varied and attractive leisure and social activities (to help avoid large groups of students congregating in the town centre), adequate student welfare facilities, advice on host family accommodation and local transport services. Although voluntary, the Code is fully supported by Hastings Borough Council and only signatories of the Code are promoted in response to requests for information made to the council and the South East England Tourist Board.
Language Schools in the Hastings area
ABC Student Tours Ltd
Telephone: +44 (0)7925153535
Directors: Mrs D James and Mr A A Nunn
ABC Student Tours Ltd is an established student company operating for over 28 years. We offer English lessons and courses in a professional setting with fully referenced, DBS Enhanced Checked and certified English Native teachers. We can arrange excursions and activities at competitive rates. We also offer short and long stay accommodation in carefully selected and fully checked caring host families with annual checks.
Our students are not allowed out at night and are accompanied at all times to and from our meeting point, their safety being paramount throughout their stay with ABC Student Tours. We offer 24 hour contact.
Our staff are multi-lingual and we accept bookings from schools, agents, organisations and clubs throughout the world.
Abbey Study Holidays
15 Magpie Close
St Leonards on Sea
Telephone: +44 7554423558
Director: Mr and Mrs Leakey
Private English lessons only. Prices upon request. Evening and weekend lessons available. No Host Families required.
Buckswood Overseas Summer School (BOSS)
Buckswood Overseas Summer School (BOSS)
Guestling near Hastings
Director: Neil McLoughlin
A British Council accredited young learner summer school for both British and international students aged from 8 to 17, Buckswood Overseas Summer School (BOSS) is currently ranked 4th of all language centres in the UK.
Our courses are an experience of a lifetime that offers more than meets the eye! Of course our courses are extremely important but so too is the thrill of trying new activities and visiting new places, and the friendships that are made make it such a special experience for our students.
Here at BOSS, we take pride in helping to shape the lives of our students and, by encouraging confidence through experience, we allow them to challenge themselves through excitement and adventure as well as developing social and life skills in a happy and pleasant environment.
BOSS is all about having lots of fun and being able to take your stories home to share with your friends and family. Our campus is an amazing place, full of life, activities and energy!
Who wouldn't want to spend their holidays at BOSS?
Cambridge Gardens College
5-7 Cambridge Gardens
Telephone: +44 (0)1424 422322
School manager: Laurine Waille
Host Family Manager: Marie Duplessis
Cambridge Gardens College is a well-established language school situated in the heart of Hastings, conveniently located near the seafront and only a short walk away from the town centre, railway station, local museums and Hastings Old Town.
We have been running English courses since 2006, whether it may be one to one, mini groups, school trips, linguistic stays or international exam preparation. Our qualified teachers are experienced in teaching adults and teenagers alike from beginners to advanced and will help you improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. We also offer accommodation (homestay or residence) and tailor-made activity programme packages for Juniors.
We also have rooms for hire perfect for meetings and conferences.
Charles Eaton College of English Language
Telephone: +44 7850 769810
Charles Eaton College is a summer language school that specialises in groups or individual students and provide 1 to 8 week general English courses. All to include full board host family accommodation and excursions to London and other cities. All transfers to and from UK, pick up points for 10 or more and 1 leader free with all groups.
Education First - International Language Campuses
Senior Operations Manager: Tom Watson
EF Language Travel offers students aged 10-18 the opportunity to travel abroad in chaperoned groups, live with a local host family, and improve their language skills during morning lessons. Afternoons are devoted to a full program of organised activities, sport and excursions.
EF Language Travel are currently looking for host families for their students. If you are interested, please contact Beth Hadland for further information.
English For You
Director: Fiona Cullen, BA Hons, PGCE TEFL, MA Ling
Family-run school established in 1988. Situated in a beautiful central square near beach. The directors of English for You get to know each student individually and provide a 24-hour welfare service. Course certificate. Free personal study advice. Friendly homestay accommodation. Closed groups welcome all year round. Summer courses for groups and individuals in July, with tuition, activities and excursions.
Sussex Coast College Hastings (School of English)
The International Department
St Leonards on Sea
Telephone: +44 (0)1424 445471
Head of Commercial Services: Clive Marsh
We provide many different English courses including general, examination, business, computing and summer school. Our International Department is set on lovely grounds and offers good value, effective courses with experienced teachers. There is a great environment to meet friends and our social programme has a variety of cultural day trips and fun nights out. Our excellent facilities include pool and table tennis tables and a self access centre with free e-mail and internet.
Senlac Tours Ltd
Director: Angelika Fuller
Senlac Tours is a long established company organising both cultural and language trips in eight centres throughout England, Scotland and Ireland, with Hastings being our main centre.
We organise tailor-made visits and language courses (Sprachreisen) - all inclusive, as well as transport, channel crossing, accommodation in host families, youth hostels or hotels and programmes for any groups for instance from schools, clubs and tour operators.
Our host families are visited and selected personally. Our staff speak English, German, Dutch, French and Spanish.
White Rock Mansions
9 White Rock Road
Telephone: +44 (0)1424 460510
Director: S Abeling
General Manager: Anthony Donoher
A group hostel offering superb accommodation for school and youth groups. Situated in a quiet position close to Hastings town centre and the seafront. Many rooms offer excellent sea views and all have ensuite facilities. There is a choice of home cooked meal options to suit your individual group needs.