LSI Portsmouth offers a variety of different Professional Communication courses so you’re sure to find something to suit your needs.

  • Key Information

    LSI is open from Tuesday 2 January – Friday 21 December 2018. We re-open on Monday 7 January 2019.

    Students can start on any Monday, including public holidays (30th March, 2nd April, 7th May, 28th May, 27th August).

    Minimum age 25.

    Maximum class size 4 (6 for closed groups).

    Course Hours: In all options, one study hour = 60 minutes.

    All courses offer an extra 7 hours supervised self-access study plus daily homework

  • Fees and Course Options 2018

    Registration Fee: £80 This is non-refundable and paid on all courses.

    • Executive Combination (1:1 plus minigroup)

      25 study hours per week

      This option combines 50% 1:1 lessons with 50% small group (maximum 4 participants) and offers the advantages of both individual and and group tuition: the 1:1 mornings concentrate on the individual’s specific language difficulties and specialist vocational vocabulary; the afternoons focus on communication and intercultural exchange with participants of different nationalities and commercial backgrounds in the context of professional situations – presentations, meetings, negotiating, leading an international team, intercultural awareness in working environments.

      Who is this for?
      This programme is for those who want to improve communicative performance in a wide range of professional, business and commercial contexts.

      Required Level: At least Lower Intermediate (Level 4 IELTS, CEFR A2)

      Fees: £1,245 per week

    • Executive Combination (1:1 plus minigroup)

      30 study hours per week

      As above but with 5 extra 1:1 hours – total of 17.5 hours 1:1 = 12 hours small group

      Fees: £1,545

    • All-Day 1:1 ‘Individual Coaching’

      25 study hours per week (options also available for 15, 20 or 30 study hours per week)

      This is a focused and highly individualised programme, based on a detailed needs analysis of the professional and social needs of the participant.

      Who is this for?
      Participants who have a very specialist agenda for their course; trainees who may wish to only have lessons in the morning or outside of our normal timetable hours; students of a low level (lower intermediate or below/A1 and A2) who do not have the communicative ability to participate in open groups.

      Required Level: Elementary and above (CEFR A2)

      Fees: £1,500 per week (25 hours), £900 per week (Semi-Intensive: 15 hours per week), £1,200 per week (Intensive: 20 hours per week), £1,800 per week (Intensive plus: 30 hours per week).

    • Open Group

      25 study hours per week

      This course option consists of a maximum 4 participants from different companies. The group is mixed nationality but with homogenous language levels: the focus is on communication and intercultural exchange in the context of professional situations as well as improvement of grammar and vocabulary. The content of the course is based on the needs of the group.

      Who is this for?

      This programme is aimed at students with a good communicative level who want to develop confidence and fluency

      Required Level: At least Lower Intermediate (Level 4 IELTS, CEFR A2)

      Fees: £995 per week

    • Closed Group

      25 study hours per week (options also available for 15, 20 or 30 study hours per week)

      This course consists of participants from the same company or organisation with compatible language levels and training needs. This option allows us to concentrate on the specific professional and linguistic needs which are particular to the group, and to introduce authentic materials from the client company. The maximum number of participants per group is 6.

      Who is this for?

      Trainees from the same company with a similar level and training needs; companies who want to encourage team-building and bonding; groups who may wish to have lessons in the morning or outside our normal timetable.

      Required Level: The group must have a similar level of English. At least Lower Intermediate (Level 4 IELTS, CEFR A2)

      Fees: Prices given are per group – maximum 6 participants
      £2,400 per week (25 hours), £1,440 per week (Semi-Intensive: 15 hours per week), £1,920 per week (Intensive: 20 hours per week), £2,8800 per week (Intensive plus: 30 hours per week).

    • Extra 5 hour 1:1 block

      This can be added to any of our courses for those wanting an even more intensive course. Timetable can be arranged upon booking

      Fees: £300

    • Weekend 1:1 or Closed Group

      This is an add on option for those without much time and wanting to make the most out of their time. Timetable can be arranged upon booking and is subject to teacher availability.

      Fees: 5 hours per day: £450; 6 hours per day: £540

    • Professional English Plus Golf: Full Day Individual

      This course is 5 full days of individual language and communications training with a round of golf following training 3 evenings per week.

      Fees: £2,270 per week, including registration, golf companion, green fees and return travel to the golf courses.

      Consists of approximately 43 hours of trainer contact, including golf companion.

      Please note that charges do not include show or club hire – this is available at a small extra charge (approx. £15-£20 from the golf clubs).

    • Professional English Plus Golf: Individual Programme

      This course consists of 5 mornings and 2 afternoons of individual language and communications training with a round of golf following training 3 evenings per week.

      Fees: £1,840 per week, including registration, golf companion, green fees and return travel to the golf courses. Consists of approximately 35 hours of trainer contact, including golf companion.

      Please note that charges do not include show or club hire – this is available at a small extra charge (approx. £15-£20 from the golf clubs).

    • Professional English Plus Golf: Group/Individual Combination Plus

      This course consists of 5 full days of language and communications training, made up of half day individual 1:1 training and half day in an Executive Open Group (maximum 4 participants). A round of golf follows training 3 evenings per week.

      Fees: £1,860 per week, including registration, golf companion, green fees and return travel to the golf courses. Consists of approximately 43 hours of trainer contact, including golf companion.
      Please note that charges do not include show or club hire – this is available at a small extra charge (approx. £15-£20 from the golf clubs).

  • Trainer-Accompanied Lunch

    Improve your socialising skills in English; participants take their lunch at a local restaurant accompanied by other participatns and a member of staff. This is an opportunity to practise your ‘small talk’ with colleagues from different countries and varied levels.

    Fees: £75 per week, includes drink, main course and coffee

  • Accommodation Options and Prices

    Homestay
    2018 Fees:£250 per week (Sunday- Saturday) Extra nights: £35

    Hotels
    G! Boutique: Prices from £80 per night, includes breakfast and WiFi. Owned by ex-founder of LSI: http://www.g-boutiquehotel.co.uk/
    Holiday Inn (4 Star): Prices from £86 per night, includes breakfast.

  • Airport Taxi Transfer

    Heathrow/Gatwick Airport
    One way: £135
    Return: £210

    Southampton Eastleigh Airport
    One way: £70
    Return: £120