If you want to study English language and meet new friends you are in the right place. Located in Portsmouth the Great Waterfront City we are a warm friendly school with the highest quality tuition.
 

Portsmouth English Language School

We are a small and friendly professional English Language School which offers a wide range of courses of General English, Academic English, IELTS / Cambridge exam preparations, Business English, Junior Learner Programme and Ladies Only Classes. There is also the possibility to have one-to-one lessons designed to meet your specific needs. In our school we treat all our students as individuals and offer a friendly, stimulating and supportive environment for our students to make the most of their stay in the UK.

We have moved

We have recently moved. Our new address is 10 Landport Terrace, Southsea, Hampshire PO1 2RG. We have the same phone number: 02392 736 662 and email address [email protected].

Why learn English in Portsmouth?

Located around 90 minutes away from London, Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant city on the south coast of England. It is an ideal place to learn English.  Portsmouth is home to a big university, the Royal Navy and is one of the busiest sailing destinations in the UK. Consequently, there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people from all over the world and to practise your English. Being on the South coast, and having a busy sailing community, the city has a holiday atmosphere and is a perfect place if you want to improve your English and have fun at the same time. Portsmouth has something to offer for absolutely everyone. 

Why choose Portsmouth English Language School?

English Language Courses: 

  • Full and part-time General English courses
  • Intensive or semi-intensive exam preparations (IELTS, Cambridge, Anglia)
  • ESOL Skills for Life and IELTS Life Skills courses
  • Junior Learner Programmes (for students aged 9-17)
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Ladies only classes

Download our Brochure

Please download and take a look at our Brochure 2017, also available in French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Arabic.

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Approved English Language Test Centre

We are now pleased to offer learners the opportunity to prepare for and take the Trinity GESE exam with us. Portsmouth English Language School is also a recognised test centre for Anglia exam and ESOL Skills for Life language test. Our ESOL Skills for Life test is registered on the OFQUAL qualifications list and is accepted by many employers as a proof of language level. 

English Language Teaching Accreditation

Portsmouth English Language School is accredited and regularly assessed by the British Council. This is a major independent body that controls quality standards of language teaching and learning in language centres in the UK. 

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Testimonials

 “I came to PELS to improve my English and I can now talk in English more easily. Asa is the best teacher. I like my host family. The City of Portsmouth is very nice and I want to come back.” Alexandros, 17 y.o. from Greece, A2

Alexandros, 17 y.o. from Greece

“I came to PELS because of the female classe and [because I wanted] to learn English grammer and culture. I met people who became some of my best friends. My English has improved so now I can communicate better. ” Amal, 34 y.o from Saudi Arabia, A2

Amal, 34 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

 “I came to PELS to improve my English. I chose it because it looked nice and it was next to my place. In PELS, I did morning courses with Marc and IELTS courses with Betty, Claire or Laura. My English improved a lot and I met a lot of people in this school. I went to different activities such as...

Erell, 24 y.o. from France

“I came to PELS because I like the UK.  I’m bad at English but day by day, I feel improvements. People at PELS are sociable and the teachers are excellent. My life with my host family is good. The City of Portsmouth and the UK are beautiful and fun.” Khaled, 19 y.o from Tunisia, A1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by...

Khaled, 19 y.o. from Tunisia

“I wanted to speak English and I thought that Portsmouth English Language School could help me to do it. As I expected, the school was great and staff were very helpful. We visited lots of places in Portsmouth city and I enjoyed a lot. I think that I will go back to PELS next year. Thank you for everything.” Kristina, 15 y.o from...

Kristina, 15 y.o. from Belarus

“I came to PELS to study English. People are polite and the lessons are good. Everything is nice and good. I wish to come back next year.” Shatha, 16 y.o from Saudi Arabia,   

Shatha, 16 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“Portsmouth is a very beautiful city. I came here with a group of Tunisian students and we stayed in a residential accommodation where I met lots of students from many countries. I talked a lot in English both in class and with my new friends. I loved the Saturday excursion to London.” Zohra, 17 y.o from Tunisia, B1

Zohra, 17 y.o. from Tunisia

“At PELS, the teachers are excellent and they are really helpful and friendly. I like my classmates who are from so many different nationalities. When I arrived, I was a complete beginner. 6 months later, my English has really improved.” Ilyes, 24 y.o from Tunisia, B1

Ilyes, 24 y.o. from Tunisia

“I came to PELS to learn English grammar and culture. I met a lot of people from different countries and made new friends whom I will miss when I come back home to Saudi Arabia. I will come back to PELS next year.” Mana, 18 y.o from Saudi Arabia, B1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family...

Mana, 18 y.o.from Saudi Arabia

“I came to PELS because I needed to improve my English in order to get a high score in the IELTS exam. I met lovely people from different countries who helped me to practise my speaking skills. I found the lessons very useful for the IELTS exam preparation. I learnt a lot about the exam structures and strategies to improve...

Cristina, 34 y.o. from Spain

 “All my teacher help me to improved my English. I like the classroom, it’s good for everything. Moreover, I came to PELS because there is class lady only and there is childcare for my daughter.” Shouq, from Saudi Arabia, B1   “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever and I truly enjoyed the...

Shouq, from Saudi Arabia

“I had very useful lessons. The teachers try to push you to the next level.I also enjoyed the activities organised by the school which helped me to improve my English language at the same time.” Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait, B2/C1

Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait