excursions at portsmouth english language school
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Student Life / Activities and Excursions

Activities and Excursions

An enjoyable learning experience

As a supplement to your course, we also offer a varied social programme. We understand the importance of encouraging the use of your English language skills in a more relaxed and fun environment. Developing your interests, and enjoying your free time will allow you to practise your English, and help you to improve. We run a flexible extra-curricular activity programme arranged on demand, all year round. For the Junior Learner and the Summer programmes all activities and excursions are included in the price. During the academic year we run a much more flexible activities programme to meet the needs, demands and wishes of our students. Most of the activities organised by the school, such as sports and movie nights, social nights and walking tours are free of charge, most of the museums in Portsmouth are also free. If the activities you would like to do require an entry ticket, you will be asked to pay for it yourself. 

At PELS we have a variety of activities to enrich student's English language learning experiences. Portsmouth has a great history and students can visit local historic attractions such as The Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Castle, Historic Naval Dockyards, Charles Dickens Museum, aquarium, City Museum, and Natural History Museum.

Sports are encouraged and students can take part in Badminton, Football, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis and Tennis. We have extra-curricular social afternoon and evening activities with lots of opportunities to communicate with each other. Examples of activities include:

  • Ten pin bowling at Gunwharf Quays.
  • Cinema trips.
  • International social nights (a chance for our students to communicate with students from all over the world and also with local people.)
  • Restaurants. All different types of food.
  • Barbecues (seasonal).
  • Conversation cafe, discussions/debates covering all different topics, free English tea and coffee.
  • Karaoke nights
  • Zumba

Portsmouth has good transport links to London and the south of England. Students have the opportunity to visit other cities and attractions at the weekends with the social organizer such as:

  • Winchester. Ancient capital of England, Cathedral, King Arthur's Round Table and historic market place (distance: 30 miles).
  • Bath: world heritage site , Roman Baths, Georgian housing (distance: 82 miles)
  • London. The capital of England, leading global city, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge (distance: 73.6 miles)
  • Oxford. Education centre, Christ Church, Radcliff Camera, harry potter (distance: 83 miles)
  • Brighton. The Royal Pavilion, Historic Pier, plenty of restaurants, bars clubs at the seafront (distance: 48.7)
  • Thorpe Park (distance: 58.9 miles)

See our facebook page for more photos and info.

NB! All activities are subject to student interest and availability.

Portsmouth English Language School

Testimonials

"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 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 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

“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

 “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 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

“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

“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 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 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 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

“Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever and I truly enjoyed the trips organised by the school. I would highly recommend PELS to everyone who wants to study English in the UK” Erme, 23 y.o from Turkey “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest...

Erme, 23 y.o. from Turkey