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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
English Courses / General English

General English Courses
at Portsmouth English Language School


Minimum enrolment age: 16*     Levels: A1-C2    Maximum class size: 12    Start dates: Every Monday 


Our General English course concentrates on the four learning skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The levels of the classes are from A1 (Beginner) to C2 (Proficiency). If you are a complete beginner, you can also join the course. Please see our website for the start dates of the Beginner courses.

 

The aims of the General English classes are to:

  • improve your knowledge of grammar
  • expand your vocabulary
  • perfect your pronunciation and communication skills
  • record your progress via a weekly test

What will the course include?

  • You will do a placement test before you start the course to make sure you are in the correct class.
  • You will have a personal tutor who will monitor your progress and will discuss it with you.
  • Your tutor will help you to create a learning plan, set learning aims and to track your progress.
  • You will have a pronunciation and spelling workshop every week in a group of learners with the same native language as yours.
  • You will have a progress test at the end of every week.
  • At the end of every month you will sit a mock Anglia or IELTS test to show you how much you have improved during the month.
  • You will have a tutorial with your personal tutor every two weeks.
  • You can ask your tutor for a progress report every 4 weeks.
  • Free Anglia end-of-course test with an internationally recognised certificate for all students who study with us for 8 weeks or longer.

You have the choice to study 15 hours per week, or more intensively 20 and 25 hours per week.

Timetable General English Courses 15h 20h 25h


Are you working during the day? It is not a problem at all, enrol in our Evening Classes!


* 16 and 17 year old students will be accepted on the course with parental consent. 

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Testimonials

“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 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

“I came to PELS because of the female classe and [because I wanted] to learn English grammer and culture. I met people who became some of my best friends. My English has improved so now I can communicate better. ” Amal, 34 y.o from Saudi Arabia, A2

Amal, 34 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“I did learn a lot with the lessons and I am really happy of the courses. The teachers are very good, each of them has own way to teach. I haven’t been disappointed. Thanks to the teachers and the staff. I’ve learned a lot. Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium, C1

Adrien, 18 y.o. from Belgium

“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

“I came to PELS to improve my English but also to prepare for the IELTS examination. I am really happy because I learnt a lot of new vocabulary and about the British culture.  The host family was brilliant and I had lots of discussions with them. I liked Portsmouth even if the city is small. I made great friends from...

Islem, 19 y.o. from Algeria

“I came to PELS last year and I wanted to come back again this year. The lessons are very nice. I like PELS.” Alghalya, 15 y.o from Oman

AlGhalya, 15 y.o. from Oman

“My experience at PELS was positive and good value for money. I enjoyed my lessons a lot. Marc is a very professional teacher, he is apt to teach high classes such as advanced and proficiency with adult students. My expectation has been satisfied in terms of attending an excellent advanced general English course and having had the opportunity to meet...

Giovanni, 48 y.o. from Italy

“I came to PELS because my brother had studied at the school before. I learnt a lot of grammar and vocabulary. My teacher was excellent and he helped me a lot. I like Portsmouth a lot and I think it is a good city to live and study in.” Rayan, 17 y.o from Saudi Arabia, A1+ “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered...

Rayan, 17 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“I first studied at PELS 2 years ago and decided to come back this year. My English has improved. The teachers were very supportive and now I can now speak in front of people. My host family was very- very- great.” Turki, 19 y.o from Saudi Arabia, B1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the...

Turki, 19 y.o. from Saudi Arabia

“I came to PELS to learn English grammar and culture. I met a lot of people from different countries and made new friends whom I will miss when I come back home to Saudi Arabia. I will come back to PELS next year.” Mana, 18 y.o from Saudi Arabia, B1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family...

Mana, 18 y.o.from Saudi Arabia

“The atmosphere at Portsmouth English Language School is very pleasant. My teacher Claire is very experienced. I like her because she always smiles and tries to help us in a different way. The members of the staff are very helpful and friendly as well. If you come to PELS you will feel at home because it is similar to a...

Desiree, 24 y.o. from Italy