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Meridian School of English accredited by British council Meridian School of English accredited by English UK (English United Kingdom) Meridian School of English 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 concert hall, café, meeting rooms and council chambers where local...

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General English 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
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565£ 541£
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Rating: 3.5

3.52 reviews

Rating: 4.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.5

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Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher Study & Live in your Teacher

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a...

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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 accredited by British council Spinnaker School Of English 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, Clarence Fair and the Blue Reef Aquarium. The British Navy also calls...

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General English Course 25 - 25 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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610£ 583£
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The school is located in the campus of the University of Portsmouth. It is near the heart of the city and students can visit the attraction known as the Spinnaker Tower.

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Summer Camp - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
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1660£ 1621£

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What our students said about Portsmouth

Rating: 5/5


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.


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

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 = 1.3544 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):3.03 £ (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

Events in PortsmouthBest time to take a language course in Portsmouth

Victorious Festival
Victorious Festival

August 2021Victorious 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.

The Great South run
The Great South run

October 2021Between 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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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:


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

  • '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.
  • 541£ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for an English course in Portsmouth. The average cost of a language course in Portsmouth is 0£ per week.

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