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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Portsmouth English Language School - Complaints Policy|


Statement of intent:
Portsmouth English Language School is committed to providing an environment in which all students and staff feel comfortable, confident and able to learn and work. All students receive a copy of the Student Guide, which contains information to help the student remain safe and well whilst staying in the UK and information about school rules conducive to promoting such an environment.


The purpose of this policy:
This policy sets out PELS's commitment to provide best services to the students. In case if they have any issues, they needs to be dealt through the Complaints Procedure.
Complaints Procedures


Non-Academic
If you have a Non-Academic complaint, you should do the following:
For complaints about accommodation or student welfare:
1. In the first instance, you should speak to an Accommodation and Welfare Officer. Please make an appointment to do this.
2. If you are not satisfied with the result, you should then take your complaint direct to the Director of Studies. Please make an appointment to do this.
3. If you are still not satisfied, then you are advised to make a formal complaint, in writing to the Director of School.


Academic
If you have an Academic complaint you should do the following:
1. In the first instance, you should speak to your teacher and share your concern. If the concern is not satisfied than you can follow the steps 2-5 detailed below:
2. You should speak to the Director of Studies and make your complaint in writing. Please make an appointment to do this.
3. If you are not satisfied with the result, you should then take your complaint direct to the Director of School. Please make an appointment to do this.
4. If you are still not satisfied, then you are advised to make a formal complaint, in writing, British Council [email protected] The British Council will not deal with your complaint if you have not followed the steps (1-4)

• We believe that any issue, where possible, is best resolved informally between yourself and your teacher or the Director of Studies or Accommodation and Welfare Team.

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“I loved the school, the teachers and the administration staff members. I got a lot of support from the staff. They are supportive and helpful. I talked to them if I had a problem and they always had solutions. We also had some fun activities which helped to meet the other students from the other classes. I wish I could...

Bayan, 20 y.o. from Oman

“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 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

“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 agent recommended Portsmouth English Language School where I studied for 6 weeks. I met lots of friends and had a nice coffee with my teachers. My homestay family was great. I loved my stay in Portsmouth and want to come back next year.” Asami, 31 y.o from Japan, B1

Asami, 31 y.o. from Japan

“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

“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

“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

 “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 because I won a scholarship and I wanted to improve my English. In class, we did games and a lot of very helpful activities. At PELS, there were people from around the world so it was easy to learn to communicate in English with everybody. The City of Portsmouth and the UK are so beautiful. I’ll...

Roberta, 22 y.o. from Italy

“I did learn a lot with the lessons and I am really happy of the courses. The teachers are very good, each of them has own way to teach. I haven’t been disappointed. Thanks to the teachers and the staff. I’ve learned a lot. Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium, C1

Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium

“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