General English Courses

There are three main General English courses at LSI Portsmouth to suit different types of learners. We offer full-time intensive General English of 22.5 hours per week, a combination of General English and Business English and also English courses for adults over 30 who wish to learn English and have an additional cultural experience during their language stay.

General English:

Our General English Course focuses largely on grammar in the morning class and skills, such as speaking and listening, as well as everyday English, in the afternoon classes. Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to widen your vocabulary and improve your pronunciation. 

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General English plus Business English:

This course gives you the opportunity to combine English for day-to-day communication with specific English skills you need at work.
The programme is divided into two parts: you would spend half of your day in a General English Group and the other half day in a Small Business Group.

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English Courses for Adults over 30:

This programme is specially for adults over 30. It’s very flexible and consists of core morning classes with optional afternoon electives, so you can choose the course that best suits you, your language needs and your personal preferences.

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We understand how important it is for you to be happy where you are living and we will do everything we can to give you the best option to suit your needs and to help and support you with your living arrangements. We offer two types of accommodation, either living in a local homestay family or living with other LSI students in our nearby self-catering accommodation.

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Social Programme:

The social programme we offer is full and varied, and includes weekly sporting events, parties and nights out, and cultural and educational activities.  We offer football with our teachers, volleyball, conversation club, afternoon tea, karaoke nights and international parties, plus visits to local restaurants and pubs.  We also offer more unique social activities, such as tea-tasting afternoons and painting classes.  Our social programme is always changing, and is tailored to meet the needs of all students.

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"The topics are really interesting and varied, and I have learnt so much new vocabulary. Since studying at LSI, my confidence has really grown, and I love talking to my classmates from all over the world."

Majed Alqahtani, Saudi Arabia

"The best part of my classes are the teachers. They are such wonderful people and I love the energy and passion they put into each lesson. Having teachers that are so passionate makes learning so much easier."

Burcu Harmanci, Turkey