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Eltive Faculty


Category: Home Language Courses for all ages. Our work with schools is generally senior school rather than university.


Full address: Eltive, Ringletts Farm, Whatlington Road, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0NA, United Kingdom.

Phone numbers: +44 7811 326729 Mobile, +44 1424 774177 Office

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Programs offered: Home Language Courses. Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Education.

International Collaborations: For the Home Language Courses, No. For the Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Education we have several local independent schools that we deal with.

Eligibility Criteria: For the Home Language Courses there is no academic criteria. For the school education at least B1 level English is necessary.

Admission Months: For the Home Language Courses the admission is year round. For the school education, September/January/April.

Total Number of Students: For the Home Language Course 20, 10 on a group course, between two and four in other houses on our pairing scheme and two one-to-one courses at present.

Student-Professor Ratio: For the Home Language Courses, 1:1 on the one-to-one course, 2-4:1 on the pairing course and 10:1 on the group course. For the school education it differs from school to school but normally 20:1.

Timings: For the Home Language Courses, 9 AM-12 AM for English lessons, 1 PM-4 PM for activities.

Facilities: For the Home Language Courses – These differ from family to family as the lessons and activities are taken by the host. For the school education – these differ from school to school, but they are specially selected by Eltive for their high standards of academics and sports.

Specialties: For the Home Language Courses – English as a Foreign Language. For the school education – these differ from school to school, some are great for drama, others for sport, others for art.

History and a Brief Introduction: Eltive started life offering short stay English language courses in the teacher’s home for children and adults in the heart of Sussex – English Family Experience. We are still busily providing this very popular service on a one-to-one basis or in small multinational groups of 2-4 people but have now grown to include other courses such as our English School Experience giving children from around the world the chance to experience a short time at an English School with English children whilst staying with an English family.

For those students wanting full time UK schooling we can arrange English School Tours and Taster Days, come as a family or just the child. To ease the children gently into a life of living and studying in the UK there is the short term UK Boarding School Preparation Course. For those children wanting to study in the UK but who have not let reached an acceptable level of English or understanding of the curriculum so far we have been working closely with a few independent schools in the area and have devised a longer term Home Schooling Course (up to 11 months). And finally once at school we offer extensive Guardianship services and for a school/home life balance we offer School Homestay-live with one of our specially chosen families instead of a boarding house.

All Eltive courses are designed to make English the only language spoken by immersing guests in an English family alone or with others of a different nationality, therefore improving the students’ comprehension and use of English rapidly during their stay. Our teachers focus on creating a fun, relaxed atmosphere in lessons, home life and during activities, raising confidence thus enabling effective learning.


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