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 The Swedish Folk High School has a long and proud tradition of teaching students and building memories in Brighton, on the sunny South coast of England.

Our motto has long been ‘More than just English’ because we give you the opportunity to study both English and other specialist subjects; allowing you to individualise your learning to your personal goals, interests and needs and make the most of your time with us.

We are one of the only schools in the UK to offer students English Through and English Plus courses on top of their General English; giving students the chance to explore linguistic subjects like Literature, Poetry or Creative Writing (English Through) or broader subjects such as Photography, International Studies or History (English Plus).

As part of Loxdale English Centre, our students get the opportunity to mix, socialise and learn with students from around the world; and with Proficiency C2 level classes running throughout the year, we can claim to be Britain’s foremost language school for working with students of the highest level.

We also give you the chance to learn about the country you are staying in with our British Culture and Britain Today courses; and there is a series of Lectures and 30 minute talks to help broaden your education and sharpen your academic skills. Learn more about our courses here.

As a Swedish Folk High School, you have the benefit of knowledgeable staff with years of experience teaching Swedes of all abilities and ages, alongside our international students. Our teachers have the insight needed for your cultural, linguistic and special educational needs, whatever they may be – and we are experts at making you feel at home abroad.

50 Years of experience

The unique experience of teaching Swedish Folk High School students for 50 years, developing our syllabus and programmes from through consultation and feedback from staff, agents and most importantly students themselves.

Bespoke Courses

Bespoke courses for students to choose More Than English subjects in a wide range of specialist areas.

Age 8 to 100+

Specific courses for all ages; Adults, Young Learners and 40+

High level Specialists

Specialists of teaching English Language students of the highest level, with frequently two full C2 classes.

Special needs


Knowledge and experience to support most students with Special Educational Needs

Folk High School network 

Close relations with and cooperation with our ‘mother’ school, Braheskolan on Visingsö – as well as conference support and training with fellow schools in Barcelona, Dusseldorf and Aix-en-Provence


Accreditation and regular inspections by the British Council

Memberships and Partnerships

Active membership of special interest groups English UK, Sussex Safeguarding, Young Learner English UK and Sussex Director of Studies Association, providing support and training across a wide range of issues in English Language tuition.

Global friends 

Studying and socialising with onsite International students as part of Loxdale English Centre.

Social life

An extensive social programme making use of the sports and entertainment facilities of the school and Brighton, one of Britain’s most lively, creative and alternative cities. Subsidised trips to places of cultural interest across the UK and support in creating your own adventure in Activity Week.


Regularly inspected host families providing homestay accommodation within 25 minutes’ walk of the school.


A stunning Victorian  building in a bustling and lively city.

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