Many languages other than English are spoken in Brighton and Hove, by permanent residents who have moved here from abroad, by children who have learned a second language at home, and by tourists or foreign language students. The city’s nearness to London, and its reputation as a tourist spot by the sea, attracts many visitors.Brighton and Hove is one of the most popular places to study English in the UK. There are over 50 language schools in or near the city.The main community languages spoken in Brighton & Hove are Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Polish and Turkish.