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Language School in Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England UK

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  • What we like about the school

    • Joint 2nd place among all UK schools in British Council Inspection
    • Students can join University of Portsmouth social activities
    • Free Job Club to help students find work during or after their studies
    • Excellent rating of student apartments
    • Excellent student nationality mix

    Language School in Portsmouth

    The language school Language School in Portsmouth was founded in Portsmouth, England UK in 1985. The school is located in the heart of the university quarter of Portsmouth. It is next to the main shopping centre, library, railway station, theatre, bars, nightclubs and restaurants, and about 20 minutes' walk from the beach.

    Accreditations and Quality seals

    TEN (The English Network)

    School Size:

    Facilities

    • Cafeteria

    • Restaurant

    • Computer lab

    • Library

    • Daily press

    • Free after-class access to language learning software

    • Games room

    • Lounge

    • Student support desk

    • Printer for student use

    • Billiards

    • Table tennis

    • Free water dispenser

    • Free WIFI

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Disabled toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:

    55

    Number of public workstations:

    17

    Prices include

    • Internet access and use of school computers
    • Wireless LAN zone at school
    • Free certificate of course attendance
    • Language level placement test at first day of classes

    Course material:

    Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 80 £ per course.

    Average number of students

    • Adult courses in summer: 390
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 240

    Average age of students

    • in summer: 22 years
    • throughout the year: 25 years

    Average number of levels

    • Adult courses in summer: 9
    • Adult courses throughout the year: 9

    Minimum age of students

    • 18 years

    Exams offered:

    • IELTS

    Average examination results:

    90 at IELTS.

    English teacher qualifications

    • 100 % hold a university degree
    • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

    Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

    12
    5
    7
    2
    4
    1
    12
    3
    1
    6
    4
    11
    7
    7
    3
    2
    2

    Airport transfer

    Best arrival airport is Southampton (SOU). It takes 45 minutes by car / taxi to school.

    Language school closed

    In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 06.Jan.2016, 07.Jan.2016, 14.Jan.2016, 25.Jan.2016, 08.Feb.2016, 09.Feb.2016, 10.Feb.2016, 14.Feb.2016, 06.Mar.2016, 20.Mar.2016, 24.Mar.2016, 25.Mar.2016, 26.Mar.2016, 27.Mar.2016, 28.Mar.2016, 23.Apr.2016, 29.Apr.2016, 30.Apr.2016, 01.May.2016, 02.May.2016, 04.May.2016, 05.May.2016, 09.May.2016, 12.May.2016, 15.May.2016, 16.May.2016, 22.May.2016, 26.May.2016, 30.May.2016, 07.Jun.2016, 12.Jun.2016, 19.Jun.2016, 02.Jul.2016, 07.Jul.2016, 14.Aug.2016, 15.Aug.2016, 29.Aug.2016, 13.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 04.Oct.2016, 12.Oct.2016, 17.Oct.2016, 23.Oct.2016, 24.Oct.2016, 25.Oct.2016, 31.Oct.2016, 01.Nov.2016, 02.Nov.2016, 05.Nov.2016, 13.Nov.2016, 27.Nov.2016, 08.Dec.2016, 12.Dec.2016, 24.Dec.2016, 25.Dec.2016, 26.Dec.2016, 27.Dec.2016, 31.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 02.Jan.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 17.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 29.May.2017, 28.Aug.2017, 16.Dec.2017 - 31.Dec.2017

    Courses

    All prices in £ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
    Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
    Price in £ 950 1900 2850 3800 4750 5700 6650 7600 9500 11400 950
    25 hrs of small group lessons, plus optional 7.5 hrs social English over lunch with tutor (additional cost), plus evening social activities. The course also takes place on public holidays.
    Minimum age is 25 plus work experience.
    Starting dates
    Every Monday .
    General course schedule
    Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
    Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
    Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
    Required language level
    Lower intermediate (B1)
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    Lesson duration: 60 minutes
    School's administrative fee: 60.00  £
    Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 50 £. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
    Comments about courses: Executive private lessons: £56 per lesson.
    All General English and exam courses offer additional 5-10 free self-study hours throughout the week. No GE classes on a Friday afternoon but Business classes continue as normal on Friday afternoons.

    Accommodation

    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in £ 230 460 690 920 230
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Executive homestay only available for participants on our Executive courses.
    Private bathroom available on request.
    Price extra night:
    33 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    20 minutes walking
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 25
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 13.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
    High season
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in £ 140 280 420 560 140
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Price extra night:
    25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    26 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
    Includes:
    Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Half board on weekdays, Full board on weekends, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 13.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 10 £
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in £ 140 280 420 560 140
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    No extra nights bookable.
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    2 minutes walking
    Includes:
    Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 13.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
    High season
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in £ 155 310 465 620 155
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    The house has 8 bedrooms all with private bathrooms and 1 shared kitchen/diner. There is also a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
    Smoking is not permitted and parties are strictly not allowed. No extra nights bookable.
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    25 minutes walking
    Includes:
    TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Private bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 13.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 10 £
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in £ 140 280 420 560 140
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per person
    Smoking is not permitted and parties are strictly not allowed. Some rooms have a private bathroom, priced at £155 per week (£165 per week in high season)
    Price extra night:
    25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    25 minutes walking
    Includes:
    TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 13.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
    High season
    High season supplement per week: 10 £
    weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
    Price in £ 510 1020 1530 2040 510
    Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
    Price per room
    Luxury, executive hotel. Each room is unique, personal, quirky, original. Stunning guest lounge, funky cellar-bar, and a unique feel to all aspects of the ambiance, look and service. Free wifi broadband. Prices for standard double/single room start from 85 GBP per night.
    Price extra night:
    85 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
    Room Occupancy:
    Single room.
    Distance from school:
    25 minutes walking
    Includes:
    TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
    Age of students
    Minimum age of students: 18
    Maximum age of students: 0
    Dates
    High season dates 13.Jun.2016 - 02.Sep.2016
    High season
    • Double room (Homestay) available upon request.
    • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
    • Single room: always
    • Optional airport transfer
      London Heathrow Airport: for 135 £ (one way); for 210 £ (return trip)
      Southampton / Weather Centre: for 70 £ (one way); for 120 £ (return trip)
      London Gatwick Airport: for 135 £ (one way); for 210 £ (return trip)

    Leisure activities

    activity possible distance from school
    Ballet 1 km
    Basketball 2 km
    Cricket 4 km
    Dancing 1 km
    Diving 3 km
    Field Hockey 4 km
    Football (soccer) 1 km
    Golf 3 km
    Horse riding 5 km
    Music 1 km
    Rugby 4 km
    Sailing 4 km
    Squash 0.2 km
    Swimming 0.5 km
    Table Tennis  
    Tennis 0.5 km
    Volleyball 2 km
    Windsurfing 4 km
    Yoga  

    Reviews

    City
    4.0/5.0 
    Organisation
    4.2/5.0 
    Facilities
    4.0/5.0 
    Social activities
    3.7/5.0 
    Course quality / Progress in language
    4.2/5.0 
    Value for money
    3.5/5.0 
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    4.0/5.0 
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    3.6/5.0 
    Other
    3.9/5.0 
    Students liked about Language School in Portsmouth, Portsmouth
    Good milieu; teachers are very pleasant and they try to made the lessons as fun as they can.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    3.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Other comments: In my opinion the best way to learn English is staying with a Host family and try to speak as much as you can with them.
    The opportunity to meet people from all around the world.
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    5.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    5.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    3.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    5.0/5.0
    Other
    5.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    5.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: If your intial valutation is wrong, speak with the teacher and tell them to change class immediately.
    Other comments: Some teachers are very very good, some others not. Good luck.
    The teachers, the possibility to stay with students that come from every part of the world.
    Overall rating
    5.0/5.0
    Value for money
    3.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    3.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    5.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    5.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    2.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: The host family is not fun and sometimes on Saturday and Sunday I didn't have the lunch.
    Other comments: Great service, helpful, always friendly and fast.
    There is a good organisation of teaching, accomodation, etc
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    2.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    3.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    5.0/5.0
    Social activities
    3.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Host Family
    4.0/5.0
    Additional information
    Insider tips about what future students should not miss: LSI is a good place to meet people of all the world. Don't be shy, and try to speak in English all time. It is the best way to learn.
    Other comments: I have enjoied a lot this course in England. LSI and Porstmouth are good places to learn English. LSI staff is very kind with students. This course have been a good experience and wonderful holidays for me!!
    The central location and the teachers
    Overall rating
    4.0/5.0
    Value for money
    4.0/5.0
    Detailed review
    City/place
    4.0/5.0
    Facilities (library, classrooms)
    4.0/5.0
    Quality of teaching / language progress
    4.0/5.0
    School organization
    4.0/5.0
    Social activities
    4.0/5.0
    Accommodation
    Homestay
    4.0/5.0
    Other
    4.0/5.0
    Shared Flat (apartment)
    4.0/5.0

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