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Spinnaker School Of English, Portsmouth, England UK

Spinnaker School Of English

  • The school is located in the city centre of Portsmouth near the Spinnaker Tower. It's walking distance to the seafront, Clarence Fair and the Blue Reef Aquarium. The British Navy also calls it home.
  • The language school Spinnaker School Of English was founded in Portsmouth, England UK in 2007.
  • Address: 2 Isambard Brunel Road, PO1 2DU - Portsmouth, England UK (see on map)
  • Legal name / parent company: Gateway global Education Limited
  • Tax registration ID: 7920261

Accreditations and Quality seals

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“You will learn and make new friends at our caring and enriching school. ”

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free WIFI

Classroom equipment

  • TV in most classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

8

Number of public PC workstations:

10

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
  • INCLUDED Free local SIM card
  • INCLUDED Free assistance for finding jobs

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: 50

Average age of students

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 3
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 3

Minimum age of students

  • 16 years
  • 12 years for specific Junior courses

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):

10
30
10
20
10

Optional airport transfer

London Heathrow Airport:
85 £ pick up
145 £ return (both ways)
Southampton / Weather Centre:
50 £ pick up
100 £ return (both ways)
London Gatwick Airport:
85 £ pick up
145 £ return (both ways)

Days without class

In 2020 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01 Jan. 2020, 10 Apr. 2020, 13 Apr. 2020, 25 May 2020, 31 Aug. 2020.

English Courses

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Morning classes cover grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the four skills of reading, speaking, writing and listening. For the afternoon classes, a student can choose either Exam Preparation or English Language Skills.
Morning classes: Monday to Friday
Afternoon classes: Monday to Thursday
Classes begin every Monday except on bank holidays.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
5 daily lessons of 90 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  - 12:30
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
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The course is topic-based and integrates the four skills so a student can develop and gain confidence in:
•Reading skills: skimming, scanning, inference, etc.
•Writing skills: how to write specific styles such as formal/informal emails, reviews, essays etc.
•Speaking skills: debating, making presentations, etc.
•Listening skills: listening for specific details, meaning, etc.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 90 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:15
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
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In this course, a student will learn the following: grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the four skills of reading, speaking, writing and listening.
Students will be regularly assessed on their progress.
The use of graded readers of popular and authentic literature titles are given to all levels to extend vocabulary, promote extensive reading in English and to incorporate a variety of reading strategies.
The course starts every Monday except on bank holidays.
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
3 daily lessons of 90 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  - 12:30
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
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This summer programme is for young learners wishing to come to Portsmouth during the summer period to improve their English, learn about British culture in a fun and interactive environment.
The programme includes daily afternoon activities and a day trip once every 2 weeks.This course is available from 15 Jun to 28 Aug 2020.
Starting dates
2020: 15 Jun. 2020.
Required minimum language level
Beginner (A1) (No previous knowledge required) or higher
Course Brochure
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Exam Preparation
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This exam course includes:
* Techniques and strategies to help a student pass the exam
* Focus on specific areas of the language such as vocabulary and grammar needed to answer the different sections and tasks
* Practice tests to help build one's confidence
* Continuous assessment
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 90 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
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This exam course includes:
* Techniques and strategies to help a student pass the exam
* Focus on specific areas of the language such as vocabulary and grammar needed to answer the different sections and tasks
* Practice tests to help build one's confidence
* Continuous assessment
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 90 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:15
Required minimum language level
Advanced (C1) or higher
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Price in £ 150 143 300 285 450 428 600 570 810 770 1080 1026 1350 1283 1620 1539 2400 2280 2250 2138 90 86
Price in US$ 190 380 570 760 1026 1368 1710 2051 3039 2849 114
This exam course includes:
* Techniques and strategies to help a student pass the exam
* Focus on specific areas of the language such as vocabulary and grammar needed to answer the different sections and tasks
* Practice tests to help build one's confidence
* Continuous assessment
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 90 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:15
Required minimum language level
Proficiency (C2)
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This exam course includes:
* Techniques and strategies to help a student pass the exam
* Focus on specific areas of the language such as vocabulary and grammar needed to answer the different sections and tasks
* Practice tests to help build one's confidence
* Continuous assessmentExam Dates and Levels:
15 Jan: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
05 Feb: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
11 Mar: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
01 Apr: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
06 May: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
23 May: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III and ISE IV
10 Jun: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
27 Jun: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
15 Jul: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
05 Aug: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
09 Sep: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
07 Oct: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
11 Nov: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III
02 Dec: ISE Foundation, ISE I, ISE II, ISE III and ISE IV
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 90 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam dates
15 Jan. 2020, 05 Feb. 2020, 11 Mar. 2020, 01 Apr. 2020, 06 May 2020, 23 May 2020, 10 Jun. 2020, 27 Jun. 2020, 15 Jul. 2020, 05 Aug. 2020, 09 Sep. 2020, 07 Oct. 2020, 11 Nov. 2020, 02 Dec. 2020
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All exam courses include the following: Techniques and strategies to help you pass the exam Focus on specific areas of the language such as vocabulary and grammar needed to answer the different sections and tasks Practice tests to help build your confidence Continuous assessment Our exam preparation courses for IELTS, Cambridge and Trinity are designed to give students the techniques and strategies needed to pass the exam as well as lots of practice of various parts of the tests. The course is sensitive to student needs by regular assessments and formal IELTS tests – every 4 weeks, or at shorter intervals depending on the duration of the study. Helping students understand what examiners want, e.g. by analyzing different exam tasks
Starting dates
Every Monday.
General course schedule
2 daily lessons of 90 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:
Afternoon: 13:30  - 16:15
Required minimum language level
Lower intermediate (B1) or higher
Exam fee
150 £
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Note: All courses offered by Spinnaker School Of English, Portsmouth can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.
Lesson duration: 90 minutes
School's administrative fee: 60.00 £
Individual classesSingle individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 45 £. 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:The registration fee includes:
1) Coursebook (if relevant) and study materials
2) Entry Level Test (written and oral)
3) Student ID card
4) Library access (books and DVDs)
5) Free Wi-Fi access
6) Certificate of Course Completion
Courses for 10 hours/week are not available for international students.

Accommodation

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Prices based on accommodation from Monday to Sunday
Price per person
Additional Fees:
Under 18 years old: GBP 20 Special Diet (halal, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc.): GBP 20
Price extra night:
50 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
35 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, 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: 7
Maximum age of students: 60
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Price in US$ 167 334 500 667 833 1000 1167 1333 1666 1999 167 80
Prices based on accommodation from Monday to Sunday
Price per person
Price extra night:
50 £ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
30 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (Free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students:
Minimum age of students: 18
Private flats and houses are available for rent in the area. Students have to be 18 years old and above to sign a rental contract.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Cricket1 km
Dancing2 km
Diving1 km
Football (soccer)0.1 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding5 km
Music1 km
Sailing1 km
Swimming2 km
Table Tennis2 km
Volleyball2 km
Yoga2 km

Brochures

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    FAQ about Spinnaker School Of English, Portsmouth

  • English courses at Spinnaker School Of English start at 143 £ for English Language Skills Course course with 10 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from London Heathrow Airport (85 £), Southampton / Weather Centre (50 £), London Gatwick Airport (85 £)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Spinnaker School Of English varies from 10 students (General English Course 25) to 10 students (General English Course 25)
  • 100% of teachers at Spinnaker School Of English hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Spinnaker School Of English comes from Saudi Arabia with a 30% representation, followed by students from Spain (20%) and France (10%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Spinnaker School Of English offers courses from 7 years (Junior Summer Course, 10 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 14 during the summer and 20 for the rest of the year.
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