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Learn English at Alpadia Portsmouth

Age 10-17
Located on Portsea Island, our course centre is a short walk from the charming city centre and only one kilometre from the sea.

The accommodation is offered in a secure residence that benefits from all modern amenities, including single ensuite bedrooms and inviting communal areas. English classes are held every morning at the nearby campus where there are cafes, green areas and a common room with a TV and pool table. Students also have access to state-of-the-art sports facilities situated close-by. The safety, comfort and rich activity programme ensures that our students get the best out of this seaside destination.

  • Certificate
  • Excursions
  • Full-board accommodation
  • International classes
  • Supervision


Our English language classes take place in a modern building, a short walk from the student residence, in the heart of Portsmouth. With spacious and bright classrooms, we offer you an inspiring environment to help you learn key aspects of this international language. With our teachers focused on creating a stimulating atmosphere through creative group exercises, you will find your language skills improve significantly during your morning Standard, Intensive or Standard + Private classes.

Standard 20

20 lessons per week

Every weekday benefit from three hours of language classes (4 lessons) in small groups with our motivating and dynamic teachers.

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Intensive 25

25 lessons per week

Benefit from an additional lesson per day, focussed mainly on oral communication and the development of common projects. Five extra lessons each week are ideal for gaining maximum benefit from your group classes and encourage rapid progress. 

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+ 5 lessons per week

In order to make maximum progress, benefit from an additional five private lessons of 45 minutes per week to reach your personal objectives. Rapid progress is the goal. Private lessons can only be combined with the Standard course.

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Student Residence

Single ensuite room

Only a short walk from the main train station, Alpadia Portsmouth's halls of residence provide all students with a single bedroom and ensuite bathroom with a private toilet and shower. These rooms give you plenty of personal space and privacy while also allowing you to mingle and practise your English with other international students in the communal lounge area. 

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Portsmouth’s seaside location makes it a fantastic destination to discover the beach, although it’s probably too cold to swim in the sea! The numerous sports, cultural and historical activities in the area make it a great place to spend the summer learning English. Find out more about England’s maritime history, discover Brighton and London, play football, tennis or get wet with our Premium+ Watersports Plus programme. Whatever you chose, you will be kept active and busy!

Standard included activities

Within a short walking distance from the residence is a high-tech sports hall with numerous options for sporting activities. There is also a wealth of historical and cultural attractions around this seaside town and beyond! Explore the enigmatic Stonehenge monuments, visit the seaside city of Brighton, go sightseeing in central London and much, much more!

Optional complementary activities

For those students who book an optional Premium+ activity, three afternoons are dedicated to creative arts, tennis or watersports.

Premium+ Creative Arts

Guided by our creative arts teacher, you will create – using a variety of mediums – personalised artwork that expresses your inner artist.

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Premium+ Tennis

Coached by our experienced tennis teacher, you will get to improve your forehand, backhand and service so you can improve your overall game!

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Premium+ Watersports Plus

Spend the afternoon on the water engaged in one of our aquatic activities such as stand-up paddling, kayaking, sailing or windsurfing.

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Premium+ Language Plus

Plunge into an intensive language immersion experience with our small workshop for 3-6 students. Take advantage of dedicated attention and a customised approach to language learning to optimise your language study stay.

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At Alpadia Portsmouth you will find plenty of exciting excursion destinations. From discovering the capital city of London, to experiencing the mysterious megaliths of Stonehenge, explore unfamiliar places and experience adventure with your new friends!

Day trip to Brighton

Explore this charming and lively seaside town that boasts famous street art and lots of funky shops.

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Day trip to London

Go shopping and sightseeing in this vibrant capital city and discover everything from world-famous museums to designer boutiques.

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Day trip to Stonehenge

Experience this unique and mystical prehistoric monument that dates back to 3000 BC!

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Spinnaker Tower & Harbour boat tour

Take a boat tour around the historic harbour followed by a visit to the 170m tall observation tower where you can walk across a glass platform floor, if you dare!

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Gunwharf shopping

Discover the retail therapy available at this shopping mall that houses hundreds of womenswear, menswear, shoes, accessories and lifestyle brands.

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Dates & General Information

For more detailed information about our summer camps and services, please click the button to download our PDF.

Visa information

If you are travelling from outside the Europe and do not have a European passport, please make sure you have the necessary student visa for entry into the UK. Click the link below for more information.


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