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Spinnaker School of English

2 Isambard Brunel Road, Portsmouth PO1 2DU, UK

Located in the vibrant university district in the center of Portsmouth, UK, Spinnaker School of English provides a variety of affordable English language courses for adult international students and younger learners throughout the year.

All our teachers have qualifications in English language teaching. They make lessons enjoyable and exciting by adopting a communicative, learner-centered, task-based approach that focuses on the students’ needs. This encourages students to involve themselves in challenging, rewarding and stimulating activities.

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School location

General Information

  • COVID-19 school operational status: fully operational
  • Minimum age of students: 16
  • Maximum class size: 15
  • Average number of students in group: 6
  • Number of classrooms: 8
  • School's foundation year: 2009
  • Level placement test on the first day: yes
  • The nearest airport: Southampton
  • Distance from the nearest airport: 32 km
  • School opening times: 09:00–17:00
  • Distance from the airport: BOH Bournemouth Airport 80 km, LGW-Gatwick Airport 100 km, LHR-London Heathrow Airport 110 km

Facilities

  • Library
  • Free WIFI
  • Printer for student use
  • Table games
  • Photocopier for student use
  • Kitchen for student use
  • Computer lab
  • Lounge with TV

Classroom equipment

  • Heating in all classrooms
  • Audio-TV in all classrooms

The price includes

  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • WIFI Internet at school
  • Language level placement test on the first day at school

Course materials:

included in the price

Top student nationalities

Courses

General English 15h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 60
lessons per week 15
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 200 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 15
Maximum group size 15
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

09:15–12:30 Mon–Fri

Course start dates for complete beginners

17.02.2020, 24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 13.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020

Course start dates

10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020
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English Language Skills 10h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 60
lessons per week 4
Lesson duration 150 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 150 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 15
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

13:30–16:45 Mon–Thu

Course start dates for complete beginners

17.02.2020, 24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 13.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020

Course start dates

10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020
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Exam Preparation 10h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 60
lessons per week 4
Lesson duration 150 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 150 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 15
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

13:30–16:15 Mon–Thu

Course start dates for complete beginners

17.02.2020, 24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 13.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020

Course start dates

10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020
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General English & Skills 25h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 60
lessons per week 9
Lesson duration 180 / 150 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 275 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 15
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1

Course hours

09:15–16:15 Mon–Thu, 09:15–12:30 Fri

Course start dates for complete beginners

17.02.2020, 24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 13.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020

Course start dates

10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020
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General English & Exam Preparation 25h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 60
lessons per week 9
Lesson duration 180 / 150 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 275 £
Minimum age of students 18
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 6
Maximum group size 15
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course levels

Beginner, Elementary - Level A1, Pre-Intermediate - Level A2, Intermediate - Level B1, Upper Intermediate - Level B2, Advanced - Level C1, Proficient - Level C2

Required minimum language level

Advanced - Level C1

Course hours

09:15–16:15 Mon–Thu, 09:15–12:30 Fri

Course start dates for complete beginners

17.02.2020, 24.02.2020, 02.03.2020, 09.03.2020, 16.03.2020, 23.03.2020, 30.03.2020, 06.04.2020, 13.04.2020, 20.04.2020, 27.04.2020, 04.05.2020, 11.05.2020, 18.05.2020, 25.05.2020, 01.06.2020, 08.06.2020, 15.06.2020, 22.06.2020, 29.06.2020, 06.07.2020, 13.07.2020, 20.07.2020, 27.07.2020, 03.08.2020

Course start dates

10.08.2020, 17.08.2020, 24.08.2020, 31.08.2020, 07.09.2020, 14.09.2020, 21.09.2020, 28.09.2020, 05.10.2020, 12.10.2020, 19.10.2020, 26.10.2020, 02.11.2020, 09.11.2020, 16.11.2020, 23.11.2020, 30.11.2020, 07.12.2020
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Accommodation

Host Family Homestay

Experience British life by staying with an English-speaking host family. You will have many opportunities to talk and interact with your family members, an invaluable chance to practice and improve your English in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Available as half board or self-catering.

Price per week:
Price: 125 £
Choose a course
Price includes: access to kitchen, heating, bedding
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Saturday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum age 18
Maximum age 100
Minimum stay in weeks 1
Extra nights bookable: No


Supplements

Special Diet 20 £ per week
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Host Family Homestay Under-18

Experience British life by staying with an English-speaking host family. You will have many opportunities to talk and interact with your family members, an invaluable chance to practice and improve your English in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Under-18s: Half board only.

Price per week:
Price: 220 £
Choose a course
Price includes: access to kitchen, access to the laundry room, bedding
Accommodation from - to Prices based on accommodation from Saturday prior to the course to Saturday after the course
Minimum age 16
Maximum age 17
Minimum stay in weeks 1
Extra nights bookable: No


Supplements

Special Diet 20 £
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Terms & Conditions

Payment:

Courses of less than 6 months

Non-visa students: payment in full is required at least 3 weeks before the start date. Visa students: payment in full is required before a visa letter will be issued.

Courses of more than 6 months

Non-visa students: payment of at least 6 months' fees is required at least 3 weeks before the start date. Visa students: payment of at least 6 months' fees is required before a visa letter will be issued.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have enough time to apply and receive their visa before their start date.

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