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Learn English in Portsmouth

Are you looking for an English language course on England’s beautiful south coast? Would you like to study in a student-friendly city with a fascinating history as well as modern, cosmopolitan bars and restaurants? Then Portsmouth could be the perfect location for you! Known as the ‘waterfront city’ thanks to its historic dockyards and maritime legacy, Portsmouth is certainly an excellent location for those who love the sea!

Our school in Portsmouth

55 classrooms
On-site café
Study Centre with computers and multi-media resources
2 student lounges, one with a games room and televisions
Course materials available to buy
Access to school’s e-learning resources
Wi-Fi throughout the building
Registered IELTS and OET examination centre
Member of IALC, English UK, and The English Network
Accredited by the British Council for the Teaching of English in the UK and the Independent Schools Inspectorate



Our English language school in Portsmouth is very centrally located in the university district of the city. There are 55 bright and airy classrooms and group sizes are small (typically 4-8 students, with a maximum class size of just 12 students per class), ensuring that you benefit from the very best learning environment.

The school offers excellent facilities for English language learning, including free WiFi access, well-equipped classrooms (many with inter-active white boards), a study centre filled with learning resources, 2 student lounges with flatscreen TV, pool table, table tennis and piano and a large student cafeteria, offering freshly prepared hot and cold food and an ideal place for socialising with other students in between your classes!

Location: south-west Portsmouth
Nearest convenience store: 170 m
Nearest café: on-site!
Nearest metro stop: N/A
Distance from train station: 1.2 km (Portsmouth Harbour)
Nearest bus stop: 200 m (Highbury Centre)
Distance from airport: 32.8 km (Southampton Eastleigh Airport)

Courses in Portsmouth

Available courses

  • Intensive (22)
  • Intensive + Activities (15)
  • Intensive + Private Lessons 30+ (20)
  • Intensive 30+ (15)
  • Intensive 30+ (25)
  • Private Lessons for professionals (20)
  • Business Course (25)
  • Cambridge Exam Prep (22)
  • IELTS Exam Prep (22)
  • Mini-Group + Private Lessons for professionals (25)

Our Portsmouth school offers a wide range of English language courses to meet all requirements. If you would like to improve your overall level of English, then one of our general English courses would be perfect for you! The school also offers courses in academic and business English for students who wish to improve their English for career purposes and exam preparation courses, which are perfect for those who are preparing to take their IELTS, or Cambridge exams.


Available accommodation

  • Host Family
  • Host Family Plus
  • Student Residence

Host family accommodation is offered by our school in Portsmouth on a half board basis. We would always recommend this option from a linguistic point of view, as your host family will encourage you to speak English with them and to practice what you have learnt in class! However, if you would prefer to live more independently whilst you are in Portsmouth, our school also offers shared accommodation in the student residence.


Activities are arranged every week in order for you to socialise with other students, get a taste of the local culture, practise your English and completely enjoy yourself! Examples of activities include: dinners in restaurants, quizzes, pub nights and trips to the cinema, to museums or to the theatre, amongst many others! Our school also organises regular excursions to local places of interest and further afield such as London, the Isle of Wight, Oxford, Stonehenge and Cambridge!

    Sample activity programme

How to get there

We are happy to arrange an airport transfer for you, although this is not included in the course price.

Location of our school in Portsmouth

School statistics

Average Student Numbers

* Statistics considered correct at the time of publishing

Student stories on our blog

Portsmouth – the UK island’s island city

Portsmouth is an island port city situated on Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire, England. Confused? Luckily we have included a picture. The city’s rich history has been influenced by its association with the sea and its proximity to London and mainland Europe. The Romans were the first to appreciate the sheltered natural harbour at Portsmouth - they used it as a strategic base when fighting pirates in the English Channel. As you might already know, it later became the home of the Royal Navy. Read more...

Prices for Portsmouth

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