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English school in Portsmouth: Language Specialists International

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445.- GBP
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Key points

  • Particularly well-located school
  • Registered exam centre for IELTS
  • Town with an impressive historical and maritime heritage

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency), IELTS
School size
L
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
China, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, etc..
ratings
128 authentic opinions

Located only a stone’s throw away from all the conveniences of the town and within easy walking distance of the beach and port, our partner school has 50 comfortable classrooms that are bright and well-equipped. Students have access to a self-learning centre as well as access to the University's gym & health club, where they can take advantage of the excellent sports facilities in their free time.

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Use of study centre
  • Job Club
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Free local SIM card
  • Activity programme

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Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 756.- EUR
(620.- GBP)
Lessons
22.5 of 60 minutes
(22.5 general + 5 self-study)
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
2
620 GBP
930 GBP
930 GBP
3
890 GBP
1355 GBP
1355 GBP
4
1160 GBP
1780 GBP
1780 GBP
6
1700 GBP
2630 GBP
2630 GBP
8
2240 GBP
3480 GBP
3480 GBP
12
3320 GBP
5180 GBP
5180 GBP
16
4400 GBP
6880 GBP
6880 GBP
24
6560 GBP
10280 GBP
10280 GBP
Extra week (24+)
270 GBP
425 GBP
425 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Standard course 30 PLUS

Elementary to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 543.- EUR
(445.- GBP)
Lessons
15 of 60 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Elementary to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
09:00-12:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
1
445 GBP
600 GBP
600 GBP
2
810 GBP
1120 GBP
1120 GBP
3
1175 GBP
1640 GBP
1640 GBP
4
1540 GBP
2160 GBP
2160 GBP
6
2270 GBP
3200 GBP
3200 GBP
8
3000 GBP
4240 GBP
4240 GBP
12
4460 GBP
6320 GBP
6320 GBP
16
5920 GBP
8400 GBP
8400 GBP
24
8840 GBP
12560 GBP
12560 GBP
Extra week (24+)
365 GBP
520 GBP
520 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

IELTS course

Intermediate to Advanced, 4 - 48 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1415.- EUR
(1160.- GBP)
Lessons
22.5 of 60 minutes
(22.5 IELTS + 5 self-study)
Course duration
4 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
4
1160 GBP
1780 GBP
1780 GBP
6
1700 GBP
2630 GBP
2630 GBP
8
2240 GBP
3480 GBP
3480 GBP
12
3320 GBP
5180 GBP
5180 GBP
16
4400 GBP
6880 GBP
6880 GBP
24
6560 GBP
10280 GBP
10280 GBP
Extra week (24+)
270 GBP
425 GBP
425 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 1623.- EUR
(1330.- GBP)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(12.5 general + 12.5 business mini-group + 5 self-study)
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
(business: 4 )
Minimum age
25 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
2
1330 GBP
1640 GBP
1640 GBP
3
1955 GBP
2420 GBP
2420 GBP
4
2580 GBP
3200 GBP
3200 GBP
6
3830 GBP
4760 GBP
4760 GBP
8
5080 GBP
6320 GBP
6320 GBP
12
7580 GBP
9440 GBP
9440 GBP
16
10080 GBP
12560 GBP
12560 GBP
24
15080 GBP
18800 GBP
18800 GBP
Extra week (24+)
625 GBP
780 GBP
780 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Business course 30 PLUS

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 2 - 48 week(s)
2 week(s) - From 2196.- EUR
(1800.- GBP)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(12.5 general + 12.5 business mini-group + 5 self-study)
Course duration
2 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
(business: 4 )
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
2
1800 GBP
2110 GBP
2110 GBP
3
2660 GBP
3125 GBP
3125 GBP
4
3520 GBP
4140 GBP
4140 GBP
6
5240 GBP
6170 GBP
6170 GBP
8
6960 GBP
8200 GBP
8200 GBP
12
10400 GBP
12260 GBP
12260 GBP
16
13840 GBP
16320 GBP
16320 GBP
24
20720 GBP
24440 GBP
24440 GBP
Extra week (24+)
860 GBP
1015 GBP
1015 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course 30 PLUS

Lower intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 793.- EUR
(650.- GBP)
Lessons
25 of 60 minutes
(25 general + 5 self-study)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Lower intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
30 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
1
650 GBP
805 GBP
805 GBP
2
1220 GBP
1530 GBP
1530 GBP
3
1790 GBP
2255 GBP
2255 GBP
4
2360 GBP
2980 GBP
2980 GBP
6
3500 GBP
4430 GBP
4430 GBP
8
4640 GBP
5880 GBP
5880 GBP
12
6920 GBP
8780 GBP
8780 GBP
16
9200 GBP
11680 GBP
11680 GBP
24
13760 GBP
17480 GBP
17480 GBP
Extra week (24+)
570 GBP
725 GBP
725 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (B2 First)

Intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 10 / 13 week(s)
9 week(s) - From 3062.- EUR
(2510.- GBP)
Lessons
22.5 of 60 minutes
(22.5 B2 First + 5 self-study)
Course duration
9 / 10 / 13 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
9
2510 GBP
3905 GBP
3905 GBP
10
2780 GBP
4330 GBP
4330 GBP
13
3590 GBP
5605 GBP
5605 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
07.01 / 24.06.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
01.04.2019
Starting dates 13 wk
16.09.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced)

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 9 / 10 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From 3062.- EUR
(2510.- GBP)
Lessons
22.5 of 60 minutes
(22.5 C1 Advanced + 5 self-study)
Course duration
9 / 10 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
9
2510 GBP
3905 GBP
3905 GBP
10
2780 GBP
4330 GBP
4330 GBP
12
3320 GBP
5180 GBP
5180 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
24.06.2019
Starting dates 10 wk
07.01.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
01.04 / 16.09.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Cambridge course (C2 Proficiency)

Advanced to Advanced, 9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From 3062.- EUR
(2510.- GBP)
Lessons
22.5 of 60 minutes
(22.5 C2 Proficiency + 5 self-study)
Course duration
9 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Advanced
Students/class
max. 12
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:15-12:00 + 13:15-16:00 (Mon-Thu) + 09:15-12:00 (Fri)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, no meals
9
2510 GBP
3905 GBP
3905 GBP
11
3050 GBP
4755 GBP
4755 GBP
12
3320 GBP
5180 GBP
5180 GBP
All prices are in GBP.   GBP 1 ≈ EUR 1.21   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
07.01 / 24.06.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
01.04.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
16.09.2019
Bank holidays
19.04 / 22.04 / 06.05 / 27.05 / 26.08.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 04.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 60 GBP
Additional night compulsory (B2 First: 09.03/08.06/14.12.2019 C1 Advanced: 16.03/22.06/07.12.2019 C2 Proficiency: 09.03.2019)
B2 First Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 155 GBP
C1 Advanced Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 160 GBP
C2 Proficiency Cambridge exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 165 GBP
IELTS exam fee (to be paid on site) (approximately) 165 GBP
Extra night with host family, half board 25 GBP
Supplement Course high season (per wk.) (09.06-31.08.2019) 25 GBP
Supplement Accommodation high season (per wk.) (09.06-31.08.2019) 10 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Heathrow/Gatwick) 135 GBP
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Southampton) 70 GBP

Other accommodation options

Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Hampshire Terrace)
Residence, single room, no meals (private bathroom) (Chaucer House (22.06-24.08.2019))

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.3/5
Overall rating

95% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

128 students gave their opinion about this school

36 years old - Austria
/ 5
So gut wie alle Punkte, die mir wichtig waren, wurden erfüllt. Die Beratung durch Ihre Mitarbeiterin war ausgezeichnet.
2 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja.Mehr Selbstbewusstsein im Sprechen, größerer aktiver Wortschatz »
School highlights
« In der Schule unterrichten ausgezeichnete Lehrpersonen. Jede Minute Unterricht war sinnvoll gestaltet. »
Top tips
« - unbedingt am Social Program teilnehmen und dadurch viele Kontakte zu anderen Studierenden knüpfen- mit dem Hovercraft einen Ausflug auf die Isle of Wight machen; dafür einen ganzen Tag einplanen- einen morgentlichen Spaziergang an der Seafront machen »
42 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
52 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Unterrichtsmethode ist super. Habe grosse Fortschritte im Sprechen gemacht. Die Lehrer sind sehr ambitioniert. Die Lehrer haben uns zu den Ausflügen begleitet und hatten sichtlich auch Spass dran.
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja. Ich war in einer Kleinklasse mit höchstens 8 Studenten. Der Lehrer achtete stets darauf dass jeder Schüler sprechen durfte. »
59 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.3 / 5) ()
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
56 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sprachkurs, Sprachschule, Lehrer, Studentenwohnheim, Socialprogramm war alles super
2 weeks, May 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, ich habe Fortschritte erzielt:Sprachverständnis, Verständnis der britischen Kultur,Um tatsächlich besser zu sprechen, hätte ich länger als zwei Wochen bleiben müssen. »
Top tips
« Kontakt zu Einheimischen »
38 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Lehrer waren sehr kompetent und haben den Unterricht sehr interessant gestaltet. Ich habe den Intensivkurs 30+ gebucht.
2 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich habe sicher ein wenig Fortschritte erzielt aber 14 Tage waren einfach zu kurz. »
School highlights
« Das Angebot 30+ und Business an der Schule ist sehr gut. Ich kann es nur empfehlen, denn in den Standardkursen sind die Studenten sehr jung und die Motivation die Sprache zu lernen ist nicht so gross wie bei den 30+ oder Business Studenten. »
Top tips
« Das Freizeitangebot der Schule war sehr gut. Ist ist auf jedenfall empfehlenswert daran teilzunehmen. Wir hatten viel Spass. »
49 years old - Italy
/ 5
1 week, March 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
45 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Erfolgreicher SprachaufenthaltPortsmouth ist einmtoller Ort für einen Spachkursideales Land dafür Ich hätte es nicht besser treffen können! Ausgezeichnete Küche, schönes Badezimmer welches ich alleine nutzen durfte.Jeden Abend hatten wir immer interesannte gespräche, was mich sprachlich schnell weiter gebracht hatte.
3 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, am meisten hat mir die Kommunikation mit der Gastfamilie gebracht »
50 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (3.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
41 years old - Spain
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Sí. El curso y la casa en la que me alojaba me ha forzado a estar pensando en inglés las 24 horas del día durante tres semanas, lo cual es un muy buen ejercicio para la práctica de un idioma. »

Testimonials

Martín Fernández Sánchez
Martín Fernández Sánchez
LSI, Portsmouth
Duration: 4 weeks

My language stay in Portsmouth lived up to my expectations! My family was very welcoming and caring, but at the same time they let me enjoy my independence. The city is full of energy, with its coast and green areas, its eventful history and buzzing nightlife. There are lots of pubs and most of them offer live music. The school was really good: the location is ideal, teachers and staff are excellent and classes and activities are amazing. Even though it was only 4 weeks, I met many people from around the world and I made some good friends. My English improved a lot! I would like to do my master degree in the UK.

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Bernard Jenaste
Bernard Jenaste
LSI, Portsmouth
Duration: 2 weeks

I am very happy with the teaching content as a student and a teacher myself.

As for the city and its surroundings, I think that it is perfect for short and long stays as the city is small and rich in history. I can’t say much about its nightlife as I prefer to concentrate on the language side of things… the reason for my stay is more important than anything else.

The teachers seemed expert in their subject (which you would expect from such a reputable school) and pedagogically the exercise in style was really effective. During the course I changed my course as I thought the One to One Programme was better suited to my own way of learning; it was easy to change courses and the cost wasn’t astronomical.

As for other things like the host family, I think that it depends on personal taste. What is essential is to appreciate the moment as it happens without asking oneself existential questions.

Despite a relatively long trip from Stansted to Portsmouth (4 hours), it was very important for me to get immediately involved with the English people and their language (asking for information, bus tickets).

I’m planning to go back to Portsmouth next year, but not in a host family, in an apartment this time.

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Fabienne Hostettler
Fabienne Hostettler
LSI, Portsmouth
Duration: 2 weeks

I spent a great holiday in Portsmouth. The city has many advantages and it’s the perfect starting point if you want to visit other cities. And you can also spend some time at the beach! It was a very interesting experience because I met so many people from all over the world, and with them I discovered a new country. The school offers an appealing leisure programme and the classes are very interesting thanks to the teachers.

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Host family
By staying with a host family, you will gain a better understanding of the English culture and will have the opportunity to practice your English daily in an informal setting. You will stay in a single room and will have half board (full board at weekends). The families are located around 15-30 minutes away from the school.

Hampshire Terrace residence
Just 3 minutes on foot from the language school, this attractive student residence offers 20 single rooms distributed between 2 adjoining houses. The majority are en-suite "superior" rooms, while "standard" rooms have a private sink and shower and share toilets in the hall. Students can enjoy free Wi-Fi and bed linen, and towels should be brought from home. Common spaces available for students include a laundry room with a washer and dryer and 2 communal kitchens with dining areas. A live-in house manager provides 24/7 support to students.

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Chaucer House summer residence (22.06 – 24.08.19)
Enjoy your independence in this modern summer residence! Conveniently located in Portsmouth city centre, an 8-minute walk from the language school, each apartment has 6 to 8 single rooms with private bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens and dining areas with table and chairs. Bed linen and towels are included, as well as Wi-Fi. Laundry facilities are free (but bring your own soap!). Common areas are cleaned regularly, but students are responsible for their rooms.

Hampshire Terrace Residence

General information

Our self-catering accommodation is located just a 3-minute walk from school. Excellent location in the heart of the city, very close to lots of shops, bars and restaurants, in the lively University Quarter.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
2 minutes
Means of transportation:
Walking
Average public transport cost:
The residence is so close to the school, there is no need to pay for travel.

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
2 minutes
Coffee shops:
4 minutes
Restaurants:
5 minutes
Shops:
7 minutes
Gym:
3 minutes
Beach:
14 minutes
Clubs:
5 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 12:17 pm
Saturday until 10:00 am
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h Yes
Deposit No

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan No

Facilities

Reception desk No
Smoking area No
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry
GBP 1 per wash or dry
Yes
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge
Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room Yes
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace No
Garden No
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
20 rooms
Yes
Air conditioning No
Heating Yes
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided No
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet
Only 14 rooms have full en-suite facilities (including a shower, wash basin and toilet).
Yes
Ensuite shower
All rooms have an ensuite shower.
Yes
Wash basin
All rooms have a private wash basin.
Yes
Shared toilets
6 rooms have shared toilets: 3 students / toilet.
Yes
Shared showers No
Cleaning No
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access
Free of charge
Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor
Laminated wood
Yes
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

The school offers a varied program of leisure activities each week. During the week, nights out at the pub, movies or theatre and museum visits and sports (from sailing to bowling, football and golf) are all popular. On Saturdays, students can take excursions to Bath, Salisbury and Stonehenge, the Isle of Wight or London. It’s an ideal way to meet students from the other classes and to discover Portsmouth and its surrounding region with your new friends.

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