English school in Portsmouth: Language Specialists International

From 455.- GBP
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Key points

  • Particularly well-located school
  • Registered exam centre for IELTS
  • Town with an impressive historical and maritime heritage

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodation
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Switzerland, China, Thailand, etc..

Located only a stone’s throw away from all the conveniences of the town and within easy walking distance of the beach and port, our partner school has 50 comfortable classrooms that are bright and well-equipped. Students have access to a self-learning centre as well as access to the University's gym & health club, where they can take advantage of the excellent sports facilities in their free time.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card
  • Activity programme

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Intensive course

Beginner to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 640.- GBP
Lessons
18 of 75 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:15-12:00 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Hampshire Terrace residence, single room, no meals
2
640 GBP
970 GBP
970 GBP
3
920 GBP
1415 GBP
1415 GBP
4
1200 GBP
1860 GBP
1860 GBP
6
1760 GBP
2750 GBP
2750 GBP
8
2320 GBP
3640 GBP
3640 GBP
12
3440 GBP
5420 GBP
5420 GBP
16
4560 GBP
7200 GBP
7200 GBP
24
6800 GBP
10760 GBP
10760 GBP
Extra week (24+)
280 GBP
445 GBP
445 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (08.06-28.08.2020) 25 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Extra night (host family) 25 GBP
Extra night (residence) 25 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Luton (pick-up) 160 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off) 300 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted (pick-up) 180 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off) 350 GBP
Airport transfer from Southampton (pick-up) 70 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Southampton (pick-up and drop-off) 120 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course (30+)

Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 455.- GBP
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary (A1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 8
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Hampshire Terrace residence, single room, no meals
1
455 GBP
620 GBP
620 GBP
2
830 GBP
1160 GBP
1160 GBP
3
1205 GBP
1700 GBP
1700 GBP
4
1580 GBP
2240 GBP
2240 GBP
6
2330 GBP
3320 GBP
3320 GBP
8
3080 GBP
4400 GBP
4400 GBP
12
4580 GBP
6560 GBP
6560 GBP
16
6080 GBP
8720 GBP
8720 GBP
24
9080 GBP
13040 GBP
13040 GBP
Extra week (24+)
375 GBP
540 GBP
540 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Extra night (host family) 25 GBP
Extra night (residence) 25 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Luton (pick-up) 160 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off) 300 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted (pick-up) 180 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off) 350 GBP
Airport transfer from Southampton (pick-up) 70 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Southampton (pick-up and drop-off) 120 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS exam preparation course, 18 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 4 - 48 week(s)
4 weeks From 1200.- GBP
Lessons
18 of 75 minutes
Course duration
4 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:15-12:00 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Hampshire Terrace residence, single room, no meals
4
1200 GBP
1860 GBP
1860 GBP
6
1760 GBP
2750 GBP
2750 GBP
8
2320 GBP
3640 GBP
3640 GBP
12
3440 GBP
5420 GBP
5420 GBP
16
4560 GBP
7200 GBP
7200 GBP
24
6800 GBP
10760 GBP
10760 GBP
Extra week (24+)
280 GBP
445 GBP
445 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (08.06-28.08.2020) 25 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP

Extras

IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) 175 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Extra night (host family) 25 GBP
Extra night (residence) 25 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Luton (pick-up) 160 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off) 300 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted (pick-up) 180 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off) 350 GBP
Airport transfer from Southampton (pick-up) 70 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Southampton (pick-up and drop-off) 120 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined business course, 12.5+12.5 lessons/week (25+)

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 1370.- GBP
Lessons
General (group): 12.5 of 60 minutes
+ Business (mini-group): 12.5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (group): Max 12
Business (mini-group): Max 4
Minimum age
25 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Business English classes take place during bank holidays.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Hampshire Terrace residence, single room, no meals
2
1370 GBP
1700 GBP
1700 GBP
3
2015 GBP
2510 GBP
2510 GBP
4
2660 GBP
3320 GBP
3320 GBP
6
3950 GBP
4940 GBP
4940 GBP
8
5240 GBP
6560 GBP
6560 GBP
12
7820 GBP
9800 GBP
9800 GBP
16
10400 GBP
13040 GBP
13040 GBP
24
15560 GBP
19520 GBP
19520 GBP
Extra week (24+)
645 GBP
810 GBP
810 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Extra night (host family) 25 GBP
Extra night (residence) 25 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Luton (pick-up) 160 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off) 300 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted (pick-up) 180 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off) 350 GBP
Airport transfer from Southampton (pick-up) 70 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Southampton (pick-up and drop-off) 120 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined business course, 15+12.5 lessons/week (30+)

Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1), 2 - 48 week(s)
2 weeks From 1820.- GBP
Lessons
General (group): 15 of 60 minutes
+ Business (mini-group): 12.5 of 60 minutes
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower-intermediate (A2-B1) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
General (group): Max 8
Business (mini-group): Max 4
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
General (group): 08:45-12:00
Business (mini-group): 13:15-16:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.

Business English classes take place during bank holidays.

Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Hampshire Terrace residence, single room, no meals
2
1820 GBP
2150 GBP
2150 GBP
3
2690 GBP
3185 GBP
3185 GBP
4
3560 GBP
4220 GBP
4220 GBP
6
5300 GBP
6290 GBP
6290 GBP
8
7040 GBP
8360 GBP
8360 GBP
12
10520 GBP
12500 GBP
12500 GBP
16
14000 GBP
16640 GBP
16640 GBP
24
20960 GBP
24920 GBP
24920 GBP
Extra week (24+)
870 GBP
1035 GBP
1035 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Extra night (host family) 25 GBP
Extra night (residence) 25 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Luton (pick-up) 160 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off) 300 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted (pick-up) 180 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off) 350 GBP
Airport transfer from Southampton (pick-up) 70 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Southampton (pick-up and drop-off) 120 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course (30+)

Beginner to advanced (C1), 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week From 660.- GBP
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
08:45-12:00 + 13:15-16:00
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Hampshire Terrace residence, single room, no meals
1
660 GBP
825 GBP
825 GBP
2
1240 GBP
1570 GBP
1570 GBP
3
1820 GBP
2315 GBP
2315 GBP
4
2400 GBP
3060 GBP
3060 GBP
6
3560 GBP
4550 GBP
4550 GBP
8
4720 GBP
6040 GBP
6040 GBP
12
7040 GBP
9020 GBP
9020 GBP
16
9360 GBP
12000 GBP
12000 GBP
24
14000 GBP
17960 GBP
17960 GBP
Extra week (24+)
580 GBP
745 GBP
745 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Extra night (host family) 25 GBP
Extra night (residence) 25 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Luton (pick-up) 160 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off) 300 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted (pick-up) 180 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off) 350 GBP
Airport transfer from Southampton (pick-up) 70 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Southampton (pick-up and drop-off) 120 GBP
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

B2 First exam preparation course, 18 lessons/week

Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1), 9 - 13 week(s)
9 weeks From 2600.- GBP
Lessons
18 of 75 minutes
Course duration
9 - 13 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate (B1-B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:15-12:00 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Hampshire Terrace residence, single room, no meals
12
3440 GBP
5420 GBP
5420 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (08.06-28.08.2020) 25 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP

Extras

B2 First exam fee 155 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Extra night (host family) 25 GBP
Extra night (residence) 25 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Luton (pick-up) 160 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off) 300 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted (pick-up) 180 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off) 350 GBP
Airport transfer from Southampton (pick-up) 70 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Southampton (pick-up and drop-off) 120 GBP
Starting dates
Starting dates on request
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

C1 Advanced exam preparation course, 18 lessons/week

Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1), 9 - 13 week(s)
9 weeks From 2600.- GBP
Lessons
18 of 75 minutes
Course duration
9 - 13 week(s)
Levels
Upper-intermediate (B2) to advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:15-12:00 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Hampshire Terrace residence, single room, no meals
12
3440 GBP
5420 GBP
5420 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (08.06-28.08.2020) 25 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP

Extras

C1 Advanced exam fee 160 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Extra night (host family) 25 GBP
Extra night (residence) 25 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Luton (pick-up) 160 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off) 300 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted (pick-up) 180 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off) 350 GBP
Airport transfer from Southampton (pick-up) 70 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Southampton (pick-up and drop-off) 120 GBP
Starting dates
Starting dates on request
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

C2 Proficiency exam preparation course, 18 lessons/week

Advanced (C1), 9 - 13 week(s)
9 weeks From 2600.- GBP
Lessons
18 of 75 minutes
Course duration
9 - 13 week(s)
Levels
Advanced (C1)
Students/class
Max 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu), 09:15-12:00 (Fri)
Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
Week(s)
Without accommodation
Host family, single room, half board
Hampshire Terrace residence, single room, no meals
12
3440 GBP
5420 GBP
5420 GBP

High & low seasons

Supplement course high season (per week) (08.06-28.08.2020) 25 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (host family) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP
Supplement accommodation high season (residence) (per week) (07.06-29.08.2020) 10 GBP

Extras

C2 Proficiency exam fee 165 GBP

Options

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Extra night (host family) 25 GBP
Extra night (residence) 25 GBP
Airport transfer from Heathrow (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Heathrow (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Gatwick (pick-up) 135 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Gatwick (pick-up and drop-off) 210 GBP
Airport transfer from Luton (pick-up) 160 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Luton (pick-up and drop-off) 300 GBP
Airport transfer from Stansted (pick-up) 180 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Stansted (pick-up and drop-off) 350 GBP
Airport transfer from Southampton (pick-up) 70 GBP
Airport transfer from/to Southampton (pick-up and drop-off) 120 GBP
Starting dates
Starting dates on request
Exam dates
On request
Bank holidays
10.04 / 13.04 / 08.05 / 25.05 / 31.08.2020
Holidays
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020
20.12.2020 - 02.01.2021

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

129 students gave their opinion about this school

54 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui, j'ai eu la chance d'être seule dans ma classe avec une professeur top niveau qui s'est adaptée à mes besoins. »
School highlights
« Les cours étaient très bien, les propositions d'activités aussi. »
Top tips
« Participer aux activités de groupe. »
36 years old - Austria
/ 5
So gut wie alle Punkte, die mir wichtig waren, wurden erfüllt. Die Beratung durch Ihre Mitarbeiterin war ausgezeichnet.
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja.Mehr Selbstbewusstsein im Sprechen, größerer aktiver Wortschatz »
School highlights
« In der Schule unterrichten ausgezeichnete Lehrpersonen. Jede Minute Unterricht war sinnvoll gestaltet. »
Top tips
« - unbedingt am Social Program teilnehmen und dadurch viele Kontakte zu anderen Studierenden knüpfen- mit dem Hovercraft einen Ausflug auf die Isle of Wight machen; dafür einen ganzen Tag einplanen- einen morgentlichen Spaziergang an der Seafront machen »
42 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
52 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Unterrichtsmethode ist super. Habe grosse Fortschritte im Sprechen gemacht. Die Lehrer sind sehr ambitioniert. Die Lehrer haben uns zu den Ausflügen begleitet und hatten sichtlich auch Spass dran.
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. Ich war in einer Kleinklasse mit höchstens 8 Studenten. Der Lehrer achtete stets darauf dass jeder Schüler sprechen durfte. »
59 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (1.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
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Meals
56 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sprachkurs, Sprachschule, Lehrer, Studentenwohnheim, Socialprogramm war alles super
2 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe Fortschritte erzielt:Sprachverständnis, Verständnis der britischen Kultur,Um tatsächlich besser zu sprechen, hätte ich länger als zwei Wochen bleiben müssen. »
Top tips
« Kontakt zu Einheimischen »
38 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Lehrer waren sehr kompetent und haben den Unterricht sehr interessant gestaltet. Ich habe den Intensivkurs 30+ gebucht.
2 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe sicher ein wenig Fortschritte erzielt aber 14 Tage waren einfach zu kurz. »
School highlights
« Das Angebot 30+ und Business an der Schule ist sehr gut. Ich kann es nur empfehlen, denn in den Standardkursen sind die Studenten sehr jung und die Motivation die Sprache zu lernen ist nicht so gross wie bei den 30+ oder Business Studenten. »
Top tips
« Das Freizeitangebot der Schule war sehr gut. Ist ist auf jedenfall empfehlenswert daran teilzunehmen. Wir hatten viel Spass. »
49 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
45 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Erfolgreicher SprachaufenthaltPortsmouth ist einmtoller Ort für einen Spachkursideales Land dafür Ich hätte es nicht besser treffen können! Ausgezeichnete Küche, schönes Badezimmer welches ich alleine nutzen durfte.Jeden Abend hatten wir immer interesannte gespräche, was mich sprachlich schnell weiter gebracht hatte.
3 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, am meisten hat mir die Kommunikation mit der Gastfamilie gebracht »
50 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Martín Fernández Sánchez
Martín Fernández Sánchez
LSI, Portsmouth
Duration: 4 weeks

My language stay in Portsmouth lived up to my expectations! My family was very welcoming and caring, but at the same time they let me enjoy my independence. The city is full of energy, with its coast and green areas, its eventful history and buzzing nightlife. There are lots of pubs and most of them offer live music. The school was really good: the location is ideal, teachers and staff are excellent and classes and activities are amazing. Even though it was only 4 weeks, I met many people from around the world and I made some good friends. My English improved a lot! I would like to do my master degree in the UK.

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Bernard Jenaste
Bernard Jenaste
LSI, Portsmouth
Duration: 2 weeks

I am very happy with the teaching content as a student and a teacher myself.

As for the city and its surroundings, I think that it is perfect for short and long stays as the city is small and rich in history. I can’t say much about its nightlife as I prefer to concentrate on the language side of things… the reason for my stay is more important than anything else.

The teachers seemed expert in their subject (which you would expect from such a reputable school) and pedagogically the exercise in style was really effective. During the course I changed my course as I thought the One to One Programme was better suited to my own way of learning; it was easy to change courses and the cost wasn’t astronomical.

As for other things like the host family, I think that it depends on personal taste. What is essential is to appreciate the moment as it happens without asking oneself existential questions.

Despite a relatively long trip from Stansted to Portsmouth (4 hours), it was very important for me to get immediately involved with the English people and their language (asking for information, bus tickets).

I’m planning to go back to Portsmouth next year, but not in a host family, in an apartment this time.

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Fabienne Hostettler
Fabienne Hostettler
LSI, Portsmouth
Duration: 2 weeks

I spent a great holiday in Portsmouth. The city has many advantages and it’s the perfect starting point if you want to visit other cities. And you can also spend some time at the beach! It was a very interesting experience because I met so many people from all over the world, and with them I discovered a new country. The school offers an appealing leisure programme and the classes are very interesting thanks to the teachers.

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Host family
By staying with a host family, you will gain a better understanding of the English culture and will have the opportunity to practice your English daily in an informal setting. You will stay in a single room and will have half board (full board at weekends). The families are located around 15-30 minutes away from the school.

Hampshire Terrace residence
Just 3 minutes on foot from the language school, this attractive student residence offers 20 single rooms distributed between 2 adjoining houses. The majority are en-suite "superior" rooms, while "standard" rooms have a private sink and shower and share toilets in the hall. Students can enjoy free Wi-Fi and bed linen, and towels should be brought from home. Common spaces available for students include a laundry room with a washer and dryer and 2 communal kitchens with dining areas. A live-in house manager provides 24/7 support to students.

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Chaucer House summer residence (22.06 – 24.08.19)
Enjoy your independence in this modern summer residence! Conveniently located in Portsmouth city centre, an 8-minute walk from the language school, each apartment has 6 to 8 single rooms with private bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens and dining areas with table and chairs. Bed linen and towels are included, as well as Wi-Fi. Laundry facilities are free (but bring your own soap!). Common areas are cleaned regularly, but students are responsible for their rooms.

Hampshire Terrace Residence

General information

Our self-catering accommodation is located just a 3-minute walk from school. Excellent location in the heart of the city, very close to lots of shops, bars and restaurants, in the lively University Quarter.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
2 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking
Average public transport cost:
The residence is so close to the school, there is no need to pay for travel.

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
2 minutes
Coffee shops:
4 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
7 minutes
Gym:
3 minutes
Beach:
14 minutes
Clubs:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:17
Saturday until 10:00
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building)
Key (building)
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h
Deposit

Meals

Use of kitchen
Meal-plan

Facilities

Reception desk
Smoking area
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen
Oven
Microwave
Cutlery available
Vending machine
Laundry
GBP 1 per wash or dry
Common area/lounge
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge
Cable internet access
TV in common room
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
20
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided
Bed sheets provided
Towels provided
Toilet paper
Ensuite toilet
Only 14 rooms have full en-suite facilities (including a shower, wash basin and toilet).
Ensuite shower
All rooms have an ensuite shower.
Wash basin
All rooms have a private wash basin.
Shared toilets
6 rooms have shared toilets: 3 students / toilet.
Shared showers
Cleaning
Desk
Wardrobe
Cooking facilities
Microwave
TV
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge
Cable internet access
Floor
Laminated wood
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided

The school offers a varied program of leisure activities each week. During the week, nights out at the pub, movies or theatre and museum visits and sports (from sailing to bowling, football and golf) are all popular. On Saturdays, students can take excursions to Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge, the Isle of Wight or London. It’s an ideal way to meet students from the other classes and to discover Portsmouth and its surrounding region with your new friends.

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