excursions at portsmouth english language school
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Student Life / Activities and Excursions

Activities and Excursions

An enjoyable learning experience

As a supplement to your course, we also offer a varied social programme. We understand the importance of encouraging the use of your English language skills in a more relaxed and fun environment. Developing your interests, and enjoying your free time will allow you to practise your English, and help you to improve. We run a flexible extra-curricular activity programme arranged on demand, all year round. For the Junior Learner and the Summer programmes all activities and excursions are included in the price. During the academic year we run a much more flexible activities programme to meet the needs, demands and wishes of our students. Most of the activities organised by the school, such as sports and movie nights, social nights and walking tours are free of charge, most of the museums in Portsmouth are also free. If the activities you would like to do require an entry ticket, you will be asked to pay for it yourself. 

At PELS we have a variety of activities to enrich student's English language learning experiences. Portsmouth has a great history and students can visit local historic attractions such as The Spinnaker Tower, Southsea Castle, Historic Naval Dockyards, Charles Dickens Museum, aquarium, City Museum, and Natural History Museum.

Sports are encouraged and students can take part in Badminton, Football, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Table Tennis and Tennis. We have extra-curricular social afternoon and evening activities with lots of opportunities to communicate with each other. Examples of activities include:

  • Ten pin bowling at Gunwharf Quays.
  • Cinema trips.
  • International social nights (a chance for our students to communicate with students from all over the world and also with local people.)
  • Restaurants. All different types of food.
  • Barbecues (seasonal).
  • Conversation cafe, discussions/debates covering all different topics, free English tea and coffee.
  • Karaoke nights
  • Zumba

Portsmouth has good transport links to London and the south of England. Students have the opportunity to visit other cities and attractions at the weekends with the social organizer such as:

  • Winchester. Ancient capital of England, Cathedral, King Arthur's Round Table and historic market place (distance: 30 miles).
  • Bath: world heritage site , Roman Baths, Georgian housing (distance: 82 miles)
  • London. The capital of England, leading global city, Big Ben, London Eye, Tower Bridge (distance: 73.6 miles)
  • Oxford. Education centre, Christ Church, Radcliff Camera, harry potter (distance: 83 miles)
  • Brighton. The Royal Pavilion, Historic Pier, plenty of restaurants, bars clubs at the seafront (distance: 48.7)
  • Thorpe Park (distance: 58.9 miles)

See our facebook page for more photos and info.

NB! All activities are subject to student interest and availability.

Portsmouth English Language School

Testimonials

“I came to PELS because I wanted to improve my English. It has improved thanks to my teachers. Now my vocabulary is better and I can speak with other classmates. I had a nice trip to London which I enjoyed very much. My life in the host family was good because I was independent and they were very kind and...

Samantha, 23 y.o. from Italy

“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 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

“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 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

"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 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 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 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

“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

 “All my teacher help me to improved my English. I like the classroom, it’s good for everything. Moreover, I came to PELS because there is class lady only and there is childcare for my daughter.” Shouq, from Saudi Arabia, B1   “Lessons are absolutely beneficial and delivered by professional teachers. My host family was the greatest one ever and I truly enjoyed the...

Shouq, from Saudi Arabia

“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