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6 Best language schools in Portsmouth (ranked based on student reviews)

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Why Portsmouth? Portsmouth is situated on the south coast of England, close to Southampton and The Isle of Wight. The city is famous for its maritime history. Portsmouth also has a number of beaches and a university, therefore a large population of younger people (and several internet cafes).There are excellent connections by road and rail to London.
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What our students said about Portsmouth

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Portsmouth is lovely city with seaside view. The city is safe, green and good for students. Good location: about 1.5 by train from Portsmouth to London.

Alina
Russia

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Portsmouth

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

the building and the teaching method. I liked a lot the possibility to know and interact with people from all over the wolrd.

5 November 2012
Course: Full-time General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 31 years

Francesco
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

The books, some teachers and the computer room.
Student should speak English all the time! The school should have more control about this!

8 August 2012
Course: Full-time General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 30 years

Sara
Espana

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

The staff, the teachers and the organization.
I enjoyed a lot my 3 weekes in LSI. Funny teachers, lovely staff and a good organization make this school one of the best.

28 May 2012
Course: Full-time General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Fábio
Brasil

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

The staff, the teachers and the organization.
I enjoyed a lot my 3 weekes in LSI. Funny teachers, lovely staff and a good organization make this school one of the best.

28 May 2012
Course: Full-time General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Fábio
Brasil

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

The staff, the teachers and the organization.
I enjoyed a lot my 3 weekes in LSI. Funny teachers, lovely staff and a good organization make this school one of the best.

28 May 2012
Course: Full-time General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Fábio
Brasil

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

The staff, the teachers and the organization.
I enjoyed a lot my 3 weekes in LSI. Funny teachers, lovely staff and a good organization make this school one of the best.

28 May 2012
Course: Full-time General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 32 years

Fábio
Brasil

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

people from every country, very interesting!

5 September 2011
Course: Intensive General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Andrea
Italia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

the teachers are great, because they are also partners in the same situation as you and we help each other and new people coming every Monday and Friday is going one, so many people know.

23 November 2009
Course: Intensive General English - 6 weeks
Student age: 27 years

Paula
española

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

The teachers, the possibility to stay with students that come from every part of the world.
Great service, helpful, always friendly and fast.

4 September 2009
Course: Intensive General English - 4 weeks
Student age: 25 years

Danilo
italiana

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

they are very nice, and very good teachers

25 October 2008
Course: Intensive General English - 2 weeks
Student age: 55 years

Mari Jose
Española

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

If you want beach and sun Portsmouth is the best choice

19 August 2008
Course: Full-time General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Sara
Española

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 51 reviews

Very friendly
Don't hesitate to participate in the proposed activities, but it is not always free

10 April 2008
Course: Intensive General English - 3 weeks
Student age: 37 years

Derfouf
belgian

What school directors said about Portsmouth

Mark Green

Only 1.5 hours from London and cheaper to live and study than the capital. Miles of beaches and much history to explore.

Key Facts about Portsmouth

Population: 195,000

Time zone: +10h. (GMT +0)

Region: England, Portsmouth

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.3618 USD)

Portsmouth quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.1

4.1 (58 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 180 days. Documentation regarding purpose of visit must be shown at the border in order to enter the country. For Study purposes: letter of enrolment from school, accommodation arrangements and proof of payments to the relevant institutions. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 413 £

Average course price per week (Low season): 227 £

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:80* (20% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:57* (43% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:60* (40% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (England UK average):3.01 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Portsmouth

What to do in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Arrival Airports

Southampton / Weather Centre (SOU) - 25 km. from Portsmouth city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 20,00 GBP, 80 minutes.

Main stops: Southampton Airport Parkway, Eastleigh + Eastleigh, Porttsmouth & Southsea

Taxi: 53 £, 25 minutes drive to city center of Portsmouth

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Alderney, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Guernsey, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin
London Gatwick (LGW) - 75 km. from Portsmouth city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 60 minutes, 34,00 GBP, 70 minutes.

Main stops: Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth+Sout. TT

Taxi: 113 £, 80 minutes drive to city center of Portsmouth

London Heathrow (LHR) - 86 km. from Portsmouth city center

Public transportation to city center:

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Every 60 minutes, 25,00 GBP, 130 minutes.

Main stops: Heathrow Airport London, Woking + Woking, Portsmouth & Southsea

Taxi: 113 £, 80 minutes drive to city center of Portsmouth

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Austin-Bergstrom, Baltimore Washington International, Boston Logan International, Charlotte Douglas, Chicago O'Hare International, Dallas Fort Worth International, Denver International, Detroit Wayne County, Houston George Bush Intercntl., Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, Minneapolis St Paul, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Phoenix Sky Harbor, Portland, Raleigh / Durham, Salt Lake City, San Diego International, San Francisco International, San Jose International, Seattle / Tacoma International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Halifax International, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Ottawa International, St John's, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi

    FAQ about schools in Portsmouth

  • Language School in Portsmouth has received the best overall rating in Portsmouth.
  • Language School in Portsmouth, located in 1-13 Lord Montgomery Way has been voted as the school with the best location in Portsmouth.
  • Students rated Portsmouth with 4.1 stars out of 5.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Portsmouth is Southampton / Weather Centre (25.1 km from city center). Alternative airports: London Gatwick (75.1 km), London Heathrow (86.7 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Portsmouth.
  • In Portsmouth the following courses are offered specifically for business English: Business English Group, Business English Private, Medical English, Military English.

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