Portsmouth English Language School
We are a small and friendly professional English Language School which offers a wide range of courses of General English, Academic English, IELTS / Cambridge exam preparations, Business English, Junior Learner Programme and Ladies Only Classes. There is also the possibility to have one-to-one lessons designed to meet your specific needs. In our school we treat all our students as individuals and offer a friendly, stimulating and supportive environment for our students to make the most of their stay in the UK.
In 2016, we renewed our British Council accreditation and now have two Areas of Strength. In the Teaching and Care of Under 18s section the British council standards were not only met, but in certain respects were exceeded!
For more details please see our British Council report.
Accreditation UK is a quality assurance scheme for schools, colleges, and universities which offer courses in English as a Foreign Language (EFL). The scheme gives an assurance of quality to international students who are taking or are planning to take an English language course in the UK.
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When you are choosing a course, the top priority is to make sure the English language centre has been inspected and accredited by the UK government and education bodies.
To obtain and maintain its British Council accreditation, Portsmouth English Language School must comply with strict regulations relating to school premises and facilities, teacher qualifications, teaching quality, administration and welfare. Portsmouth English Language School is regularly visited by British Council inspectors.
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“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.”
“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.”
“I came to PELS to improve my English but also to prepare for the IELTS examination. I am really happy because I learnt a lot of new vocabulary and about the British culture. The host family was brilliant and I had lots of discussions with them. I liked Portsmouth even if the city is small. I made great friends from all over the world.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever and I truly enjoyed the trips organised by the school. I would highly recommend PELS to everyone who wants to study English in the UK”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 restaurant, international food day or picnic in the park. We have now a WhatsApp group to share events with people, includ[ing] other students. I like Portsmouth, I hope I will have the opportunity to stay here for my job.”
“I came to PELS last year and I wanted to come back again this year. The lessons are very nice. I like PELS.”
“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”
“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 nice.”
“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 big family.”
“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.”
“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 brilliant people.
In a nutshell, I would say that PELS is a great family-school where everyone is friendly and supportive. The director Yulia is an outstanding manager and English teacher!”
“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.”
“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 be back soon.”
“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 exam and now, I’m doing a BTEC degree in Creative and Media Production with English students and I couldn’t have done it without the having enrolled at PELS. There is s lot I owe PELS and it is an experience I will never forget.”
“I came to PELS to improve my English. In class, we did grammar, played some games and we spoke. I met some new friends here. I lived with my cousins and aunt and uncle.”
“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.”
“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.”