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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The School / Facilities & Services

Our Facilities & Services

  • Classrooms are designed for small group learning
  • 7 bright and comfortable classrooms
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Free WiFi throughout the building
  • Free tea and coffee
  • On-site crèche

Around PELS (5-10 minutes’ walk):

There are cafés and eateries within easy reach. We are very close to the University café which sells meals at student-discount and Halal prepared meat. For even more choices and a variety of famous food chain restaurants, banks, clothing stores and gift shops, Portsmouth's Commercial Road with the Cascades indoor shopping centre is ten minutes' walk away. Also ten minutes away is Portsmouth's waterfront landmark, Gunwharf Quays.

Students who like to keep fit can join a choice of nearby gyms with badminton courts at Portsmouth University, or enjoy indoor and outdoor tennis, beach volleyball and football all within a few minutes' walk. Students with military identification are entitled to use the Navy facilities just a few streets away free of charge, including an indoor swimming pool, gym and squash courts.

For transport, the train station is very close (within ten minutes walk) and you can get to London in under one and a half hours. The local bus numbers 40, 1, 1A and 1C stops are five-minute walk from the school. You can walk across the road and relax in Ravelin park, a perfect picnic spot for the summer, or Southsea beach and fun fair are also close to the school in easy walking distance. Old Portsmouth with its famous pubs and fishing trade at Camber Dock is just a short, leisurely stroll away.
 

  • The University of Portsmouth library
  • The University of Portsmouth gym (with reduced membership for PELS students)
  • The Navy sports centre (swimming pool and sports FREE for students with military ID)
  • Portsmouth Central Library (Guildhall Square)
  • Seafront promenade and beach
  • Parks
  • Shopping at Cascades
  • Gunwharf QuaysPortsmouth’s waterfront attraction
  • Indoor and outdoor tennis courts

Portsmouth English Language School

Testimonials

“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

“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

“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 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

 “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

“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 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

“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 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 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

“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 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