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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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 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

“My experience at PELS was positive and good value for money. I enjoyed my lessons a lot. Marc is a very professional teacher, he is apt to teach high classes such as advanced and proficiency with adult students. My expectation has been satisfied in terms of attending an excellent advanced general English course and having had the opportunity to meet...

Giovanni, 48 y.o. from Italy

“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 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 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 because I wanted to speak more in English. I joined afternoon activities and they were very good. I met some new friends from Spain, Bulgaria, Italy and Oman. I think I can speak more fluently now. It is really great to study at PELS.” Clarice, 15 y.o from Hong Kong, B2 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by...

Clarice, 15 y.o. from Hong Kong

“My teacher Claire is really friendly and it is easy to talk with her. She enjoys talking about everything and she is very flexible with her lessons. I really enjoyed the subjects and the course in general” Noemie, 20 y.o. from France, C1

Noemie, 20 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 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

“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

 “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 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