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Wednesday, April 25, 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 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

“Portsmouth is a very beautiful city. I came here with a group of Tunisian students and we stayed in a residential accommodation where I met lots of students from many countries. I talked a lot in English both in class and with my new friends. I loved the Saturday excursion to London.” Zohra, 17 y.o from Tunisia, B1

Zohra, 17 y.o. from Tunisia

“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 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

“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

“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

“I came to PELS because it was near my Host family and because it's a good English School. This experience was good for me. Portsmouth is very nice. I like the UK so much.” Alessandra, 50 y.o from Italy, A2  

Alessandra, 50 y.o. from Italy

“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 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

“I had very useful lessons. The teachers try to push you to the next level.I also enjoyed the activities organised by the school which helped me to improve my English language at the same time.” Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait, B2/C1

Khalaf, 18 y.o. from Kuwait