If you want to study English language and meet new friends you are in the right place. Located in Portsmouth the Great Waterfront City we are a warm friendly school with the highest quality tuition.
 

Portsmouth English Language School

We are a small and friendly professional English Language School which offers a wide range of courses of General English, Academic English, IELTS / Cambridge exam preparations, Business English, Junior Learner Programme and Ladies Only Classes. There is also the possibility to have one-to-one lessons designed to meet your specific needs. In our school we treat all our students as individuals and offer a friendly, stimulating and supportive environment for our students to make the most of their stay in the UK.

We have moved

We have recently moved. Our new address is 10 Landport Terrace, Southsea, Hampshire PO1 2RG. We have the same phone number: 02392 736 662 and email address [email protected].

Why learn English in Portsmouth?

Located around 90 minutes away from London, Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant city on the south coast of England. It is an ideal place to learn English.  Portsmouth is home to a big university, the Royal Navy and is one of the busiest sailing destinations in the UK. Consequently, there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people from all over the world and to practise your English. Being on the South coast, and having a busy sailing community, the city has a holiday atmosphere and is a perfect place if you want to improve your English and have fun at the same time. Portsmouth has something to offer for absolutely everyone. 

Why choose Portsmouth English Language School?

English Language Courses: 

  • Full and part-time General English courses
  • Intensive or semi-intensive exam preparations (IELTS, Cambridge, Anglia)
  • ESOL Skills for Life and IELTS Life Skills courses
  • Junior Learner Programmes (for students aged 9-17)
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Ladies only classes

Download our Brochure

Please download and take a look at our Brochure 2017, also available in French, Spanish, Italian, Turkish and Arabic.

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Approved English Language Test Centre

We are now pleased to offer learners the opportunity to prepare for and take the Trinity GESE exam with us. Portsmouth English Language School is also a recognised test centre for Anglia exam and ESOL Skills for Life language test. Our ESOL Skills for Life test is registered on the OFQUAL qualifications list and is accepted by many employers as a proof of language level. 

English Language Teaching Accreditation

Portsmouth English Language School is accredited and regularly assessed by the British Council. This is a major independent body that controls quality standards of language teaching and learning in language centres in the UK. 

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Testimonials

“I came to PELS with my all family and it was really enjoyable and useful. My husband and two sons also studied at PELS. My English has improved by attending an intensive course. I think that to learn English , you need to be immersed in English life.” Wanda, 45 y.o from Italy, C1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional...

Wanda, 45 y.o. from Italy

“I came to PELS because a friend told me she had been here to learn English. At the beginning I didn't speak English very well but thanks to PELS I really improved it and now I can speak it better. I loved Portsmouth and Southsea. Being an Aupair I stayed in host family in Southsea and I looked after two...

Andrea, 24 y.o. from Spain

“Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever and I truly enjoyed the trips organised by the school. I would highly recommend PELS to everyone who wants to study English in the UK” Erme, 23 y.o from Turkey “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest...

Erme, 23 y.o. from Turkey

“I loved the school, the teachers and the administration staff members. I got a lot of support from the staff. They are supportive and helpful. I talked to them if I had a problem and they always had solutions. We also had some fun activities which helped to meet the other students from the other classes. I wish I could...

Bayan, 20 y.o. from Oman

“I wanted to speak English and I thought that Portsmouth English Language School could help me to do it. As I expected, the school was great and staff were very helpful. We visited lots of places in Portsmouth city and I enjoyed a lot. I think that I will go back to PELS next year. Thank you for everything.” Kristina, 15 y.o from...

Kristina, 15 y.o. from Belarus

“I came to PELS because I won a scholarship and I wanted to improve my English. In class, we did games and a lot of very helpful activities. At PELS, there were people from around the world so it was easy to learn to communicate in English with everybody. The City of Portsmouth and the UK are so beautiful. I’ll...

Roberta, 22 y.o. from Italy

“My agent recommended Portsmouth English Language School where I studied for 6 weeks. I met lots of friends and had a nice coffee with my teachers. My homestay family was great. I loved my stay in Portsmouth and want to come back next year.” Asami, 31 y.o from Japan, B1

Asami, 31 y.o. from Japan

"I arrived in the UK with no idea of English and with the only aim to learn it, so I joined PELS. Thanks to PELS, I met amazing people from different parts of the world. The PELS team helped me to improve my English to the point that I am now able to speak fluent English. I passed my IELTS...

Pol, 21 y.o. from Spain

“I enrolled at PELS for professional reasons because English is very important for my job. I needed to improve my communication skills. The lessons were very challenging. However, my English is much better now than when I first started.” Guiseppe, 54 y.o from Italy, B1   “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever...

Giuseppe, 54 y.o. from Italy

“I came to PELS because I needed to improve my English in order to get a high score in the IELTS exam. I met lovely people from different countries who helped me to practise my speaking skills. I found the lessons very useful for the IELTS exam preparation. I learnt a lot about the exam structures and strategies to improve...

Cristina, 34 y.o. from Spain

“I came to PELS as a part of the Erasmus+ project. In the morning I had lessons with Marc and in the afternoon I worked as an intern helping the administration and marketing deparment. Lessons with Marc were always interesting and pleasant. He is an excellent teacher. He helped me to improve my English better. I had a really good...

Virginia, 18 y.o. from Italy

“At PELS, the teachers are excellent and they are really helpful and friendly. I like my classmates who are from so many different nationalities. When I arrived, I was a complete beginner. 6 months later, my English has really improved.” Ilyes, 24 y.o from Tunisia, B1

Ilyes, 24 y.o. from Tunisia