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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
English Courses / Mini Stay for Groups

Portsmouth English Language School

Mini Stay Programme for groups 


Minimum age: 8         
Levels: A1-C2                            
Maximum class size: 12    
Hours per week: 12-25   
Courses duration: 1-2 weeks
Minimum group size: 10   
Start dates: every Monday 
 

General Information

The Mini Stay programmes at Portsmouth English Language School are designed to balance an academic programme with additional cultural and social activities.

Who is the course suitable for?

Groups of young learners and school groups, coming to England during term-time and who participate in a tailor-made programme of lessons and activities.

What can the programme include?

  • Placement test
  • Welcome pack: map of the city, study materials, sim card…
  • From 12 to 25 hours tuition per week: General English or/and IELTS, Cambridge, Trinity exam preparations.
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) homestay accommodation
  • Social activities which include half day trips, excursions, local visits, sports and workshops.
  • Full-day excursions: London, Brighton, Bath, Arundel or Oxford.
  • Return airport transfer (Airport – Portsmouth – Airport)
  • Free Wi-Fi access throughout the school
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • End of course certificate
  • 1 free leader per group (minimum of 10 students)

Why choose Mini Stay Programme at PELS?

  • Tailored courses – we can tailor the programme to meet the students’ needs and suit the available budget.
  • Excellent teaching and Care of Under 18s – these two areas exceeded the British Council standards during our most recent inspection;
  • Great value for money – high quality tuition in a well-established language school at unbeatable prices;
  • Trinity and Anglia accredited centre – you can take the Trinity and Anglia exams at our school making the exam process more affordable and less stressful;
  • Seaside location – Portsmouth is a historic city located at the beautiful seafront next to the major UK cities such as London, Southampton, Winchester and Brighton.

Sample Timetable

timetable mini stay

 Make a request and we will design a Mini Stay programme for you!

For groups of students from Italy who have been granted funds to by PON sponsorship programme, please go to this page!

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Testimonials

“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 I like the UK.  I’m bad at English but day by day, I feel improvements. People at PELS are sociable and the teachers are excellent. My life with my host family is good. The City of Portsmouth and the UK are beautiful and fun.” Khaled, 19 y.o from Tunisia, A1 “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by...

Khaled, 19 y.o. from Tunisia

“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

“Coming to PELS was a good experience to meet new people from all over the world and to improve my English. It also helped me to socialize more and discover other lifestyles. Yes, it was a great experience.” Zaineb, 16 y.o. from Tunisia, A2

Zaineb, 16 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 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 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

“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

“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 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

“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