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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: school closed until further notice
  • 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
  • School closed on national and regional holidays: 01.01.2022, 15.04.2022, 17.04.2022, 18.04.2022, 02.05.2022, 30.05.2022, 29.08.2022, 25.12.2022, 26.12.2022
  • Distance from the airport: BOH Bournemouth Airport km, LGW-Gatwick Airport km, LHR-London Heathrow Airport 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

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Courses

General English 15h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 15
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 325 £
Minimum age of students 16
Maximum age of students 100
Average number of students in group 10
Maximum group size 15
Certificate of course attendance yes

Course description

Our General English courses provide a stimulating, relaxing, engaging and interactive environment for you to learn English.

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

30.05.2022, 06.06.2022, 13.06.2022, 20.06.2022, 27.06.2022, 04.07.2022, 11.07.2022, 18.07.2022, 25.07.2022, 01.08.2022, 08.08.2022, 15.08.2022, 22.08.2022, 29.08.2022, 05.09.2022, 12.09.2022, 19.09.2022, 26.09.2022, 03.10.2022, 10.10.2022, 17.10.2022, 24.10.2022, 31.10.2022, 07.11.2022, 14.11.2022, 21.11.2022, 28.11.2022, 05.12.2022, 12.12.2022, 19.12.2022
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English Language Skills 10h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 10
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 250 £
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 description

Our English Language Skills courses are topic based and integrate the four skills so you can develop and gain confidence in:

- Reading skills 
- Writing skills 
- Speaking skills 
- Listening skills 

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

30.05.2022, 06.06.2022, 13.06.2022, 20.06.2022, 27.06.2022, 04.07.2022, 11.07.2022, 18.07.2022, 25.07.2022, 01.08.2022, 08.08.2022, 15.08.2022, 22.08.2022, 29.08.2022, 05.09.2022, 12.09.2022, 19.09.2022, 26.09.2022, 03.10.2022, 10.10.2022, 17.10.2022, 24.10.2022, 31.10.2022, 07.11.2022, 14.11.2022, 21.11.2022, 28.11.2022, 05.12.2022, 12.12.2022, 19.12.2022
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Exam Preparation 10h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 10
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 250 £
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 description

Our exam preparation courses for IELTS, Cambridge and Trinity are designed to give students the techniques and strategies needed to pass the exam as well as lots of practice of various parts of the tests.IELTS Preparation

The course is sensitive to student needs by regular assessments and formal IELTS tests – every 4 weeks, or at shorter intervals depending on the duration of study.

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

30.05.2022, 06.06.2022, 13.06.2022, 20.06.2022, 27.06.2022, 04.07.2022, 11.07.2022, 18.07.2022, 25.07.2022, 01.08.2022, 08.08.2022, 15.08.2022, 22.08.2022, 29.08.2022, 05.09.2022, 12.09.2022, 19.09.2022, 26.09.2022, 03.10.2022, 10.10.2022, 17.10.2022, 24.10.2022, 31.10.2022, 07.11.2022, 14.11.2022, 21.11.2022, 28.11.2022, 05.12.2022, 12.12.2022, 19.12.2022
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General English & Skills 25h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 25
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 375 £
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 description

You will learn and improve:​​

- grammar
- vocabulary
- pronunciation 
- the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing

In the afternoons you can choose one of the following:

- English Language Skills:  (listening, speaking, reading and writing)

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

30.05.2022, 06.06.2022, 13.06.2022, 20.06.2022, 27.06.2022, 04.07.2022, 11.07.2022, 18.07.2022, 25.07.2022, 01.08.2022, 08.08.2022, 15.08.2022, 22.08.2022, 29.08.2022, 05.09.2022, 12.09.2022, 19.09.2022, 26.09.2022, 03.10.2022, 10.10.2022, 17.10.2022, 24.10.2022, 31.10.2022, 07.11.2022, 14.11.2022, 21.11.2022, 28.11.2022, 05.12.2022, 12.12.2022, 19.12.2022
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General English & Exam Preparation 25h/wk

Minimum course length in weeks 2
Maximum course length in weeks 48
lessons per week 25
Lesson duration 60 min
Price per week based on 2 weeks
Price: 375 £
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 description

You will learn and improve:​​

- grammar
- vocabulary
- pronunciation 
- the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing

In the afternoons you can choose one of the following:

- Exam Preparation: in the afternoon classes you will learn tips and techniques to improve your exam results

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

30.05.2022, 06.06.2022, 13.06.2022, 20.06.2022, 27.06.2022, 04.07.2022, 11.07.2022, 18.07.2022, 25.07.2022, 01.08.2022, 08.08.2022, 15.08.2022, 22.08.2022, 29.08.2022, 05.09.2022, 12.09.2022, 19.09.2022, 26.09.2022, 03.10.2022, 10.10.2022, 17.10.2022, 24.10.2022, 31.10.2022, 07.11.2022, 14.11.2022, 21.11.2022, 28.11.2022, 05.12.2022, 12.12.2022, 19.12.2022
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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: 150 £
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: Halal, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, etc. 25 £ 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: 250 £
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 (Halal, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, etc. ) 25 £ per week
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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE BOOKING.
Description of the booking process, deposit payment, balance payment

1. Making a booking.
1.1 The booking will be made via langart.net through an online booking system.

2. Deposit payment
2.1 A deposit, in the amount specified in the booking process, to secure a place on the course, will be charged to the student at the time of booking.

3. Balance payment
3.1 The balance will be paid by the student to the school directly.
3.2 For the payment of the balance, the school will issue an invoice to the student, with the deposit deducted, and forward it to the student along with confirmation of enrolment and other documents relating to the booking. The invoice will include the methods of payment accepted by the school, as well as the deadline for payment.

 

For latest booking terms, to include changing the booking, cancellations, withdrawal from the course, and others, visit:

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