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Thursday, October 19, 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

“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 arrived in the UK with no idea of English and with the only aim to learn it, so I joined PELS. Thanks to PELS, I met amazing people from different parts of the world. The PELS team helped me to improve my English to the point that I am now able to speak fluent English. I passed my IELTS...

Pol, 21 y.o. from Spain

“I came to PELS to improve my English. In class, we did grammar, played some games and we spoke. I met some new friends here. I lived with my cousins and aunt and uncle.” Beatrice, 17 y.o. from Italy, B1

Beatrice, 17 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 came to PELS to improve my English. Here I met students from different countries. Now I can speak English easily thanks to the Speaking Session during the lessons. The host family is kind and they are always ready to help me. I really enjoyed in Portsmouth.”  Meyrem, 26 y.o from tunisia

Meryem, 26 y.o. from Tunisia

“The atmosphere at Portsmouth English Language School is very pleasant. My teacher Claire is very experienced. I like her because she always smiles and tries to help us in a different way. The members of the staff are very helpful and friendly as well. If you come to PELS you will feel at home because it is similar to a...

Desiree, 24 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

“I first studied at PELS 2 years ago and decided to come back this year. My English has improved. The teachers were very supportive and now I can now speak in front of people. My host family was very- very- great.” Turki, 19 y.o from Saudi Arabia, B1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the...

Turki, 19 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“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 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

 “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