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Portsmouth Junior English Course

Embassy Summer at Portsmouth University

Portsmouth is a port city in New Hampshire, England. The eye-catching Spinnaker Tower resembles a sail, in homage to the city’s significance in maritime history.
Our centre is located next to the seafront in a building of the University of Portsmouth. It is within walking distance of the city centre, which offers access to a variety of fun and cultural local attractions.

Key Facts:

Price: £780 per week (price includes tuition, trips, activities, accommodation and full board)

Location: Portsmouth University

Dates: 20 June - 15 August

Ages: 11 - 17 (18 - 19 accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Accommodation: Single en-suite rooms

Sample Excursions: London, Brighton and Oxford


Room Type: Single room with en-suite

Bathroom Ratio: 1:1 students

Room set up: Rooms are spread across 4 floors

What's in a room: Single bed, wardrobe, desk, chair

Common room: Yes

Cleaning: Rooms and bathrooms weekly, common rooms every other day

Linen cleaning: Changed weekly

Towels: Provided

Laundry: Available in residence

Meals: Served in the on-site canteen, packed lunch at weekends

Wi-Fi: Yes

Distance to classes: 15 minutes walking distance

On-site activities are scheduled on weekdays in between lessons with some half-day trips and full-day excursions at the weekend. All activities are designed to continue learning in a fun and enjoyable way, encouraging students to develop life skills and make new friends through sport, activities and socially interactive games.

Sports: With a choice of football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball.

Daytime activities: Drama and performance workshops, scavenger hunts and photo quiz.

Evening: Activities such as karaoke, a talent show, and team games.

Half-Day Trips
Our students get to explore exciting places such as Gunwharf Quays, The Isle of Wight and Arundel Castle, as well as local visits in and around the Portsmouth area. 

Full-Day Excursions
London: Discover this exciting capital city, take a walking tour of central London and visit the National Gallery.

Oxford: Explore this iconic and beautiful university city and its famous colleges.

Brighton: Enjoy this vibrant and popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture. Visit the Sea Life Centre and the Palace Pier.

The classroom is at the heart of your Portsmouth Junior English Course. English Lessons are student-centred and encourage the development of relevant language skills.

✓ Engaging classrooms with a positive learning atmosphere.

✓ 15 hours (20 x 45 minutes) of English lessons per week, morning or afternoon.

✓ Taught by qualified English teachers.

✓ Student ratios of 16 students per class.

✓ Placement testing lesson on day 1 to ensure students are classed appropriate to their level.

✓ We teach all levels, from beginner to advanced.

✓ All courses include learning resources, materials appropriate to students age and level, and an end of course certificate.

Classrooms: Modern classrooms, located a short walk from the accommodation.

Sports Facilities: Access to a sports hall, just a 10-minute walk from the accommodation.

Meals: All meals are served in a large canteen in Rees Hall.

Common Room: Large social areas and common activity spaces.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi available throughout the campus and in bedrooms.

Travel times to nearest airports

(LGW) London Gatwick Airport 1 hr 30 mins
(LHR) London Heathrow Airport 1 hr 30 mins
(STN) Stansted Airport 2 hrs 30 mins
(LTN) Luton Airport 2 hrs 30 mins


Travel times to nearest train station

Ashford International (Eurostar) 2 hrs

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