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Thursday, October 19, 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

“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

“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

“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 improve my English. I chose it because it looked nice and it was next to my place. In PELS, I did morning courses with Marc and IELTS courses with Betty, Claire or Laura. My English improved a lot and I met a lot of people in this school. I went to different activities such as...

Erell, 24 y.o. from France

“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 because it was near my Host family and because it's a good English School. This experience was good for me. Portsmouth is very nice. I like the UK so much.” Alessandra, 50 y.o from Italy, A2  

Alessandra, 50 y.o. from Italy

“I came to PELS last year and I wanted to come back again this year. The lessons are very nice. I like PELS.” Alghalya, 15 y.o from Oman

AlGhalya, 15 y.o. from Oman

“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 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