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Saturday, February 24, 2018
Full & Part-time Course

Your choice of courses, your choice of learning

Portsmouth English Language School offers full and part-time courses.

We offer a wide range of courses to meet your needs, your budget and your availability. You will receive full support from every member of our team. At Portsmouth English Language School, you can choose to study English "à la carte", between 5 and 25 hours per week. All our courses are high-quality and are taught by dedicated and friendly teachers. 

Daytime General English Courses

General English covers all skills and is well balanced between speaking, reading, writing, listening, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

Evening General English Courses

For people who do not have time during the day, maybe because of work or university commitments.

English Skills Classes

Focused on Functional and Situational English you would use in everyday situations.

Business English

The Business Skills courses are suitable for learners at different levels starting from B2, C1 and C2.

Academic Support Classes

For students who have already started their chosen university or college course and may be finding it difficult to follow their lectures or participate in group seminars, or may need to develop their academic skills to produce writing at university level or help to read longer, more complex texts.

One-to-one Private lessons

English language tuition is also available to individuals on a one to one basis, with just one student and one teacher. Students can choose which areas of English they would like to focus on and lessons are tailored to their specific needs and learning styles.

Ladies Only Classes

At Portsmouth English Language School, we offer classes just for women! We have also an on-site crèche where you can leave your children while you study.

Junior Learner Programme

Designed especially for young learners from the ages of 9 to 17.

Au Pair Programme

Designed to give you both educational and practical experience of living as part of a British family and improving your English.

Mini Stay Programme for groups

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.

PON Programme for groups of Italian students

Groups of students from Italy that have personally organised the trip or those who have been granted funds to by PON sponsorship programme.

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

“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 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 because I wanted to improve my English. It has improved thanks to my teachers. Now my vocabulary is better and I can speak with other classmates. I had a nice trip to London which I enjoyed very much. My life in the host family was good because I was independent and they were very kind and...

Samantha, 23 y.o. from Italy

“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 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

“I came to PELS because I won a scholarship and I wanted to improve my English. In class, we did games and a lot of very helpful activities. At PELS, there were people from around the world so it was easy to learn to communicate in English with everybody. The City of Portsmouth and the UK are so beautiful. I’ll...

Roberta, 22 y.o. from Italy

“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 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 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 a friend told me she had been here to learn English. At the beginning I didn't speak English very well but thanks to PELS I really improved it and now I can speak it better. I loved Portsmouth and Southsea. Being an Aupair I stayed in host family in Southsea and I looked after two...

Andrea, 24 y.o. from Spain

“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