excursions at portsmouth english language school
Monday, August 20, 2018
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 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

“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

“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 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 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

“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 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 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

“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 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 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

“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