Spinnaker School of English has a caring family approach, where all students are taught and cared for as individuals. Our dedicated and friendly staff will provide and create the right environment for you to learn and live in. Our teachers will focus on your language needs and deliver lessons to suit your learning preferences. We have some different English language course options for you, whether it’s General English or focusing on language skills such as reading, writing, listening or speaking. We also offer exam preparation courses e.g. IELTS, Cambridge, and Trinity. If you prefer, you can have one-to-one tuition so you can focus on a very specific area of language, such as pronunciation or writing skills, etc. We believe in providing a service that goes outside of the classroom. Your welfare and general well-being are very important to us. To achieve this, we will provide you with accommodation, (if requested); airport transfers (when requested); a free tutorial system where you can meet with your teacher or a member of the academic team to discuss your progress, as well as any other welfare needs you may have. In addition to this, we also offer varied student-led social programmes such as sports and visits to local sites of interest and day trips e.g. Brighton, Bath, etc...
Portsmouth, a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city, is situated on the south coast of England 103 km south west of London. A significant naval port for many centuries and home to Nelson’s HMS Victory, its waterfront is dominated by the 170 meters high Emirates Spinnaker Tower. The city boasts unique shops, great places to eat and a rich culture with magnificent theatres, live music, art galleries, museums, and two cathedrals. The school can be found on the third floor (with lift access) of the historic Guildhall, an outstanding example of Victorian neo-classical style completed in 1890. Located in the heart of the city it is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Portsmouth and Southsea Railway Station. As well as several classrooms, there is a quiet room for study or contemplation. A dedicated computer room provides internet access, and free WiFi is available too. Students also have access to a library of English language study texts, which can be borrowed. Many nearby takeaways, cafes and convenience stores offer reasonably-priced food and drinks for snacks and lunch, and the Guildhall also has its own café, open to students as well as the public. Students are invited to join in a range of free activities designed to provide an opportunity to experience British culture and explore Portsmouth. These include an orientation walk on the first day, social evenings in traditional British pubs, eating in local restaurants, listening to live music, bowling, pool, and skittles as well as shopping. There are also additional cultural trips every Saturday, which are subject to a supplementary charge. We use a communicative approach to language learning. Our teachers contextualize their lessons which are adapted to the level of the students in their classes and delivered according to their preferred learning style, interests, and motivations. Wherever possible, and whenever appropriate, the lessons are student led to provide maximum practice in the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, which increases communicative competence and confidence. By using these various techniques, and encouraging learner autonomy, we provide an enjoyable and effective learning environment and experience for our students.
Portsmouth, a quaint town on England’s south coast, is steeped in naval history but retains a modern, energetic vibe. The university campus has the same energy, with all teaching and accommodation facilities located right in the heart of town. The campus is large and prestigious, and provides a secure and comfortable environment allowing students to focus on their studies.
Learn English & live in your private teacher's home around Portsmouth with Home Language International! Home Language International (HLI) is a family-run business offering language courses in more than 20 languages in over 30 countries worldwide, including English lessons at an experienced private teacher's home in UK. More than 5,000 students take advantage of our services every year. Ian Josephs, Danielle Josephs, their 5 adult children and an expert team of dedicated staff all put in very long hours for HLI. You stay in an experienced teacher's family home, have one-to-one English lessons and then continue to use the language during the rest of your stay in Portsmouth. Because you are the only student, you are guaranteed individual attention. The lessons are completely designed for you, so the teacher will focus exactly on what you need. Mealtime conversation, television and social contacts are all in English. All of our teachers in UK have a university degree (or equivalent) and/or a recognised teaching certificate. All teachers have been visited by one of our local organisers. Their qualifications have been checked and their homes throughly inspected. During your stay in Portsmouth, a local organiser will monitor your progress and make sure your experience is both happy and successful. Home Language International (HLI) is accredited by the Accreditation Body for Language Services (ABLS), Association of Language Travel Organisations (ALTO), and UNOSEL.
As soon as you enter TEG Portsmouth, you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Light, modern and spacious, our College in Portsmouth offers a comfortable environment for study. In the break times, our secret roof-top terrace and large student room gives students a place to relax with free tea or coffee. The Great Waterfront City: Dynamic, vibrant and constantly developing: Portsmouth has a proud naval history and offers many world-class attractions. In recent years, the city has seen an increase in students, artists, musicians, boutiques and independent and varied restaurants and bars. As well as this, festivals and excellent local events throughout the year mean there is always something to do. What the British Council said about us: “The school provides a comfortable and attractive environment for its students” “Confident use of a range of teaching techniques...a positive learning atmosphere in all classes” British Council Inspection 2016
International College of English LTD 'ICE" was established in 1996. We are a small family run company offering courses to Juniors from 7 - 17 years old. We are specialised in School Groups but also accept individual students wishing to be part of our programs. We are open all year round Our courses are not just about teaching English as a second language, they are rich with culture, exciting and dynamic. We aim to help children not only learn the language but grow in confidence and discover new things and true new experiences. We have both residential campuses for students wishing to live in a campus environment and Home stay with our personally selected qualified warm host families. Families offering a 'home from home' experience where the care and safety of our children is of paramount importance. Courses can be as mini stays of 5 days, 7 days, 10 days and 14 days. We have private school buses that collect each and every student from their homes avoiding the use of public transport. An amazingly dynamic and caring activity team, whose soul purpose is care for, entertain and make all our student's experience in the UK an unforgettable one. Our ethos and mission statement is clear... "EVERY STUDENT MATTERS, EVERY MOMENT COUNTS, TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE THE EXTRAORDINARY BECAUSE NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE”
I came to Portsmouth in June and I had a great time, the lessons was good and the teachers fun. My host family were fantastic. I want to come back next year thank you ICE I miss you more
Whether you are a student, a business professional, or a traveler, there is a language course in Portsmouth that is right for you. There are English courses available for all fluency levels, ages and time durations. Just select a course type from the list below to get started.
General English courses are for adults who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in English. Most general English courses are for adults age 16 and up. 2 - 48 week courses available. Most courses average 30 classes per week.
English test preparation courses are for students who want to prepare for English proficiency tests to improve job prospects or gain admission into a university.
Professional English courses are for professionals who want to study English in a specific area, such as business, medicine, law, aviation, and hospitality.
Work-study programs are for adults who want to learn English and gain professional work experience at the same time.