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Language School in Portsmouth, PortsmouthFavorites heart icon

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.051 reviews

Rating: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0
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Rating: 3.7/5.0

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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by QE (Quality English) School accredited by Tier4 (Highly Trusted Status (UK))

The school is located in the heart of the university quarter of Portsmouth. It is next to the main shopping centre,... More

Full-time General English - 22.5 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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640£ 640£
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Meridian School of English, PortsmouthFavorites heart icon

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.05 reviews

Rating: 3.8/5.0

3.8/5.0
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Rating: 3.2/5.0

3.2/5.0
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School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom) School accredited by Tier4 (Highly Trusted Status (UK))

The school is located on the 3rd floor of the Guildhall.The building is also the cultural centre of the city with a... More

General English 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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565£ 541£
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Study & Live in your Teacher's Home, PortsmouthFavorites heart icon

Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.02 reviews

Rating: 4.0/5.0

4.0/5.0
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Rating: 3.5/5.0

3.5/5.0
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School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & L... More

Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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1730£ 1644£
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Spinnaker School Of English, PortsmouthFavorites heart icon
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

The school is located in the city centre of Portsmouth near the Spinnaker Tower. It's walking distance to the seafront,... More

General English Course 25 - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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610£ 583£
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Embassy Junior Centre, PortsmouthFavorites heart icon

The school is located in the campus of the University of Portsmouth. It is near the heart of the city and students can... More

Summer Camp - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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Includes accommodation -
1660£ 1621£
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TEG English, PortsmouthFavorites heart icon
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School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by British council School accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom)

Situated in the centre of commercial hub, near plenty of shops, entertainment facilities and the beautiful Victoria... More

General English 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 14
FREE cancellation
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458£ 439£
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What our students said about Portsmouth

10
Portsmouth is lovely city with seaside view. The...

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: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 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: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 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: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 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: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 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: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 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: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 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: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 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: 4.2/5.0

4.2/5.0 | 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

Key Facts about Portsmouth

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.

Population: 195,000

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

Region: England, Portsmouth

Currency: GBP (1 GBP = 1.3021 USD)

Portsmouth quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.1/5.0

4.1/5.0 (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): 255 £

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):3.15 £ (29% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type G
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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

Events in PortsmouthBest time to take a language course in Portsmouth

August
Victorious Festival
Victorious Festival

28 August 2020 - 30 August 2020Victorious Festival is a three day festival held in the beautiful seafront town of Portsmouth. An amazing music festival for all ages that will without a doubt give you beautiful moments to remember.

October
The Great South run
The Great South run

18 October 2020Between the 10 kilometres and the half-marathon, the Great South run is a running race held across a 10 mile distance. You can also choose to run for a charity which is a good motivation !

What to do in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth City Museum
Portsmouth City Museum
Spinnaker Tower
Spinnaker Tower
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    FAQ about schools in Portsmouth

  • 'Homestay' at Language School in Portsmouth is the best rated accommodation in Portsmouth.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for England UK is 4 weeks.
  • The student price index in Portsmouth is 79.66. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Portsmouth with 4.1 stars out of 5.
  • In Portsmouth electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type G.
  • 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 Group, Business One-to-One, English for Doctors, English & Military.
  • Schools in Portsmouth offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Cambridge First, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency, Trinity, IELTS.
  • In Portsmouth there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: English & Fitness, English & Golf.
  • See the climate table of Portsmouth and the event calendar of Portsmouth with events such as Victorious Festival , The Great South run.
  • 439£ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Portsmouth. The average cost of a language course in Portsmouth is 223£ per week.

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