The summer months are a great time to visit Portsmouth and our summer courses run from 11th June until 31st August 2018. The school is even livelier than usual during these summer months and you can make the most of being so close to the beach whilst still enjoying everything that a city can offer. Although we offer the same courses throughout the year, many of our students decide to visit LSI Portsmouth for shorter courses during this time (minimum 2 weeks). We keep classes small, even in the Summer time, and make sure that there are no more than 12 students per classroom, so all our students receive the same high level of personal care and attention. There are no lessons on a Friday afternoon so you’ll be free to explore Portsmouth in the sunshine!

  • Fact Check for all summer courses

    Minimum age: 18
    Average age: 23
    Maximum class size: 12
    22.5 hours (60 minutes) per week, plus 5-10 hours self-access
    Start any Monday
    Minimum 2 weeks for General English and Cambridge Exam Preparation.
    Minimum of 4 weeks for IELTS courses

  • Full-Time General English

    Our General English courses are suitable for everyone, whether you want to study English for work, for your studies or simply for personal interest. Our General English course has a main focus on communication, and offers our students plenty of opportunity to practise using new grammar and vocabulary.

    • Sample timetable

      08.30 – 09.15: Optional Self-Access

      09.15 – 10.30: Grammar/Vocabulary Skills/Pronunciation

      10.30 – 10.45: Morning Coffee Break

      10.45 – 12.00: Grammar/Vocabulary Skills/Pronunciation

      12.00 – 13.15: Lunch/Optional supervised self-access

      13.15 – 14.30: Everyday English functions

      14.30 – 14.45: Afternoon coffee break

      14.45 – 16.00: Everyday English themes speaking/listening

      16.00 – 17.30: Optional supervised self-access

      There are no lessons on Friday afternoons, so you are free to do additional supervised self-study.
      Alternatively you may like to do additional 1:1 lessons to focus on specialist areas of your language studies (at an extra cost).

  • Cambridge Exam preparation

    We offer the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) and Cambridge Advanced exam (CAE) preparation courses all year round – including throughout the Summer period. In addition, we also offer the Cambridge Proficiency exam (CPE) preparation course in the Summer meaning that we will always be able to guarantee a high level class. Receiving a Cambridge certificate may be valuable for your studies or professional career development, and is a well-known and internationally recognised qualification.

    Our book-based syllabus is geared towards helping you pass the exam, and our highly qualified teachers incorporate a wide range of materials and activities into the lessons to make sure the lessons are dynamic and engaging. Please note that we do not offer the Cambridge proficiency exam during the summer, but the course will give you all the necessary skills and preparation to give you the best start towards the exam.

    • Sample timetable

      08.30 – 09.15: Optional Self-Access

      09.15 – 10.30: Grammar/Speaking/Listening/Pronunciation

      10.30 – 10.45: Morning Coffee Break

      10.45 – 12.00: Grammar/Speaking/Listening/Pronunciation

      12.00 – 13.15: Lunch/Optional supervised self-access

      13.15 – 14.30: Reading/Vocabulary/Exam Skills

      14.30 – 14.45: Afternoon coffee break

      14.45 – 16.00: Writing/Vocabulary/Exam Skills

      16.00 – 17.30: Optional supervised self-access

      There are no lessons on Friday afternoons, so you are free to do additional supervised self-study.
      Alternatively you may like to do additional 1:1 lessons to focus on specialist areas of your language studies (at an extra cost).

  • Cambridge Course and Summer Exam Dates & Fees

    • 2018 Dates & Fees

      FCE: Start Date – 25/06/18 End Date – 24/08/18 (9 weeks) Exam Date: 23/08/18

      Exam Fee: £155.00*

      CAE: Start Date – 25/06/18 End Date – 24/08/18 (9 weeks) Exam Date: 24/08/18

      Exam Fee: £160.00*

      *Please note that prices are subject to change without notification.

  • IELTS exam preparation

    Our IELTS exam preparation course is an intensive course which aims to provide you with the skills you need for the Cambridge IELTS exam. We understand the time pressure you may have and our intensive programme has been designed with this in mind. LSI Portsmouth is one of the few independent language schools to have been approved by the British Council as an official IELTS testing centre. This means if you choose to prepare for your IELTS exam with us, you can also take the test here if you do no need your certificate for UK visa purposes. Please see here for our Summer IELTS exam dates.

    • Sample timetable

      08.30 – 09.15: Optional Self-Access

      09.15 – 10.30: Grammar/Vocabulary Skills/Pronunciation

      10.30 – 10.45: Morning Coffee Break

      10.45 – 12.00: Grammar/Vocabulary Skills/Pronunciation

      12.00 – 13.15: Lunch/Optional supervised self-access

      13.15 – 14.30: Reading/Vocabulary/Exam Skills

      14.30 – 14.45: Afternoon coffee break

      14.45 – 16.00: Writing/Vocabulary/Exam Skills

      16.00 – 17.30: Optional supervised self-access

      There are no lessons on Friday afternoons, so you are free to do additional supervised self-study.
      Alternatively you may like to do additional 1:1 lessons to focus on specialist areas of your language studies (at an extra cost).