excursions at portsmouth english language school
Thursday, April 19, 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 came to PELS with my all family and it was really enjoyable and useful. My husband and two sons also studied at PELS. My English has improved by attending an intensive course. I think that to learn English , you need to be immersed in English life.” Wanda, 45 y.o from Italy, C1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional...

Wanda, 45 y.o. from Italy

“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

“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 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 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

“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 because my brother had studied at the school before. I learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary. My teacher was excellent and he helped me a lot. I like Portsmouth a lot and I think it is a good city to live and study in.” Rayan, 17 y.o from Saudi Arabia, A1+ “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered...

Rayan, 17 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“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 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

“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 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

“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