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English school in Portsmouth: Language School in Portsmouth

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

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 15 minutes' walk from the beach.

Accreditations and Quality seals

British councilEnglish UKIALC QETier4Preferential Terms in Case of Visa RefusalTEN

School Size:

Facilities

  • Restaurant

  • Drink vending machine

  • 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 most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

55

Number of public PC 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
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses throughout the year: 175

Average age of students

Average number of levels

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

Minimum age of students

  • 18 years

The school is an official exam center

The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

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
6
7
2
3
1
10
1
7
8
9
12
7
4
3
1

Optional airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Southampton (SOU).

London Heathrow Airport:
135 £ pick up
210 £ return (both ways)
Southampton / Weather Centre:
70 £ pick up
120 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
135 £ pick up
210 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2018 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2018, 30.Mar.2018, 02.Apr.2018, 07.May.2018, 28.May.2018, 27.Aug.2018, 21.Dec.2018 - 31.Dec.2018

If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are classes recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.

English Courses

Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 270 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2430 2700 3240
Price in US$ 331 662 993 1323 1654 1985 2315 2646 2977 3308 3969
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 £
High season dates 11.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 570 1140 1710 2280 2850 3420 3990 4560 5700 6840 535
Price in US$ 699 1397 2095 2793 3491 4190 4888 5586 6982 8379 656
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 365 730 1095 1460 1825 2190 2555 2920 3650 4380 365
Price in US$ 448 895 1342 1789 2236 2683 3130 3577 4471 5365 448
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:15
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 625 1250 1875 2500 3125 3750 4375 5000 5625 6250 7500
Price in US$ 766 1532 2297 3063 3828 4594 5359 6125 6890 7656 9187
12.5 hrs General English group + 12.5 hrs small Business group (max 4 participants).
Minimum age: 25.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 995 1990 2985 3980 4975 5970 6965 7960 8955 9950 11940
Price in US$ 1219 2438 3657 4875 6094 7313 8532 9750 10969 12188 14625
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
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 1500 3000 4500 6000 7500 9000 10500 12000 13500 15000 18000
Price in US$ 1838 3675 5512 7350 9187 11024 12862 14699 16536 18373 22048
25 hrs of 1:1 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. More and less intensive options (15 hours per week, 20 hours week and 30 hours per week) are also available at varying costs.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 1245 2490 3735 4980 6225 7470 8715 9960 11205 12450 14940
Price in US$ 1525 3050 4575 6100 7625 9150 10675 12200 13725 15250 18300
This course combines 50% 1:1 lessons with 50% small group (maximum 4 participants) offering the advantages of both private and group tuition.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in £ 860 1720 2580 3440 4300 5160 6020 6880 8600 10320 860
Price in US$ 1054 2107 3161 4214 5267 6321 7374 8428 10534 12641 1054
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
5-6 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 8:45  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in £ 460 900 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Price in US$ 564 1103 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2430 2700 3240
Price in US$ -- 662 993 1323 1654 1985 2315 2646 2977 3308 3969
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Upper intermediate (B2) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 £
High season dates 11.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
Exam dates
16.Mar.2018, 23.Jun.2018, 23.Aug.2018, 15.Dec.2018
Exam fee
155 £
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Price in £ -- 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2430 2700 3240
Price in US$ -- 662 993 1323 1654 1985 2315 2646 2977 3308 3969
No classes on Friday afternoon but optional self-study is available.
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 £
High season dates 11.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
Exam dates
17.Mar.2018, 02.Jun.2018, 24.Aug.2018, 08.Dec.2018
Exam fee
160 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ -- 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2430 2700 3240
Price in US$ -- 662 993 1323 1654 1985 2315 2646 2977 3308 3969
No classes on Friday afternoon but optional self-study is available
Starting dates
2018: 02.Jan.2018, 03.Apr.2018, 25.Jun.2018, 17.Sep.2018.
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 £
High season dates 11.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
Exam dates
10.Mar.2018, 14.Jun.2018, 01.Dec.2018
Exam fee
165 £
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12
Price in £ 270 540 810 1080 1350 1620 1890 2160 2430 2700 3240
Price in US$ 331 662 993 1323 1654 1985 2315 2646 2977 3308 3969
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
4-5 daily lessons of 60 minutes will take place within the following possible time slots. The exact schedule will be assigned on the first day of class according to your level:
Morning: 9:15  - 12:00
Afternoon: 13:15  - 16:00
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
High season
High season supplement per week: 25 £
High season dates 11.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
Special Offers
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
1 week for free: 1 week for free on tuition fees only, For enrolments of a minimum of 12 weeks.
Exam dates
20.Jan.2018, 10.Feb.2018, 24.Feb.2018, 10.Mar.2018, 24.Mar.2018, 07.Apr.2018, 21.Apr.2018, 12.May.2018, 19.May.2018, 02.Jun.2018, 23.Jun.2018, 07.Jul.2018, 28.Jul.2018, 18.Aug.2018, 08.Sep.2018, 29.Sep.2018, 13.Oct.2018, 27.Oct.2018, 10.Nov.2018, 01.Dec.2018, 08.Dec.2018
Exam fee
165 £
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Lesson duration: 60 minutes
School's administrative fee: 80.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 60 £. 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: £60 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 £ 250 500 750 1000 250
Price in US$ 323 645 967 1290 323
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, subject to availability.
Price extra night:
35 £ (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
Dates

High season dates 11.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ 155 310 465 620 --
Price in US$ 200 400 600 800
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
Dates

High season dates 11.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ 165 330 495 660 165
Price in US$ 213 426 639 851 213
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
This accommodation has 20 bedrooms, split between two houses. 14 of the rooms have full en-suite facilities (at the price stated), and 6 of the rooms have a private shower and wash basin, but with shared toilets, at a slightly lower rate. The residence has two communal kitchen-dining rooms plus two additional kitchenettes. Rooms are subject to availability.
Price extra night:
25 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
3 minutes walking
Includes:
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
Dates

High season dates 11.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
High season supplement per week: 10 £
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in £ 510 1020 1530 2040 510
Price in US$ 658 1316 1973 2631 658
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
Dates

High season dates 11.Jun.2018 - 31.Aug.2018
High season
  • Double room (Homestay) available upon request.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Ballet1 km
Basketball2 km
Cricket4 km
Dancing1 km
Diving3 km
Field Hockey4 km
Football (soccer)1 km
Golf3 km
Horse riding5 km
Music1 km
Rugby4 km
Sailing4 km
Squash0.2 km
Swimming0.5 km
Table Tennis 
Tennis0.5 km
Volleyball2 km
Windsurfing4 km
Yoga 
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)

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
Homestay
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
Homestay
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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