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Saturday, February 24, 2018
English Courses / Mini Stay for Groups

Portsmouth English Language School

Mini Stay Programme for groups 


Minimum age: 8         
Levels: A1-C2                            
Maximum class size: 12    
Hours per week: 12-25   
Courses duration: 1-2 weeks
Minimum group size: 10   
Start dates: every Monday 
 

General Information

The Mini Stay programmes at Portsmouth English Language School are designed to balance an academic programme with additional cultural and social activities.

Who is the course suitable for?

Groups of young learners and school groups, coming to England during term-time and who participate in a tailor-made programme of lessons and activities.

What can the programme include?

  • Placement test
  • Welcome pack: map of the city, study materials, sim card…
  • From 12 to 25 hours tuition per week: General English or/and IELTS, Cambridge, Trinity exam preparations.
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) homestay accommodation
  • Social activities which include half day trips, excursions, local visits, sports and workshops.
  • Full-day excursions: London, Brighton, Bath, Arundel or Oxford.
  • Return airport transfer (Airport – Portsmouth – Airport)
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the school
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • End of course certificate
  • 1 free leader per group (minimum of 10 students)

Why choose Mini Stay Programme at PELS?

  • Tailored courses – we can tailor the programme to meet the students’ needs and suit the available budget.
  • Excellent teaching and Care of Under 18s – these two areas exceeded the British Council standards during our most recent inspection;
  • Great value for money – high quality tuition in a well-established language school at unbeatable prices;
  • Trinity and Anglia accredited centre – you can take the Trinity and Anglia exams at our school making the exam process more affordable and less stressful;
  • Seaside location – Portsmouth is a historic city located at the beautiful seafront next to the major UK cities such as London, Southampton, Winchester and Brighton.

Sample Timetable

timetable mini stay

 Make a request and we will design a Mini Stay programme for you!

For groups of students from Italy who have been granted funds to by PON sponsorship programme, please go to this page!

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Testimonials

“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 as a part of the Erasmus+ project. In the morning I had lessons with Marc and in the afternoon I worked as an intern helping the administration and marketing deparment. Lessons with Marc were always interesting and pleasant. He is an excellent teacher. He helped me to improve my English better. I had a really good...

Virginia, 18 y.o. from Italy

“I loved the school, the teachers and the administration staff members. I got a lot of support from the staff. They are supportive and helpful. I talked to them if I had a problem and they always had solutions. We also had some fun activities which helped to meet the other students from the other classes. I wish I could...

Bayan, 20 y.o. from Oman

 “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

“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

“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

“I came to PELS last year and I wanted to come back again this year. The lessons are very nice. I like PELS.” Alghalya, 15 y.o from Oman

AlGhalya, 15 y.o. from Oman

“Coming to PELS was a good experience to meet new people from all over the world and to improve my English. It also helped me to socialize more and discover other lifestyles. Yes, it was a great experience.” Zaineb, 16 y.o. from Tunisia, A2

Zaineb, 16 y.o. from Tunisia

“I did learn a lot with the lessons and I am really happy of the courses. The teachers are very good, each of them has own way to teach. I haven’t been disappointed. Thanks to the teachers and the staff. I’ve learned a lot. Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium, C1

Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium

“I came to PELS to improve my English but also to prepare for the IELTS examination. I am really happy because I learnt a lot of new vocabulary and about the British culture.  The host family was brilliant and I had lots of discussions with them. I liked Portsmouth even if the city is small. I made great friends from...

Islem, 19 y.o. from Algeria

“I came to PELS because my brother had studied at the school before. I learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary. My teacher was excellent and he helped me a lot. I like Portsmouth a lot and I think it is a good city to live and study in.” Rayan, 17 y.o from Saudi Arabia, A1+ “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered...

Rayan, 17 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“I enrolled at PELS for professional reasons because English is very important for my job. I needed to improve my communication skills. The lessons were very challenging. However, my English is much better now than when I first started.” Guiseppe, 54 y.o from Italy, B1   “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever...

Giuseppe, 54 y.o. from Italy