Portsmouth Campus

Age: 13 – 17

Dates: 30 June – 11 August, 2018

Minimum stay: one week

Live and learn English at the beautiful, sprawling campus of the University of Portsmouth, located directly in the centre of the city and featuring top-quality facilities. A varied activity programme gives you all the highlights of this wondeful destination.

What's Included

  • General English course - 20 lessons per week (1 lesson = 45 minutes)
  • End of course certificate
  • Full board accommodation
  • International classes
  • Supervised activity programme (per week):
    • 5 half-day activities and 4 evening activities
    • 1 full day excursion (for students staying 2 weeks minimum)
  • Welcome pack

This English language course combines lessons with supervised activities in the coastal town of Portmouth. Improve your English, meet new people, and learn all about British culture! 

*Two week minimum stay

  • Portsmouth Campus per week


    £790 GBP

English School

Eldon Building

English lessons are held on campus at the University of Portsmouth's recently redeveloped Eldon Building, which usually hosts the uni's creative and cultural departments.

English Course

General English  – 20 lessons (15 hours) per week. The course will help improve English language skills by focusing on the key areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. A strong focus is placed on speech and using the language confidently and fluently.

Lessons are engaging and designed especially for young learners. Teachers aim to satisfy any interest, with a focus on communication to boost students' confidence when using English in practical situations. Regular tests and conversation classes help to ensure that students improve their English as much as possible.

Our dedicated and professional teaching staff provide feedback and support and help students build confidence to speak English.

EC Young Learners, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ


On Campus at Portsmouth University

This English language programme programme gives our young learners an amazing opportunity to sample life at a real English university. Everything happens on campus, where modern classrooms, fantastic facilities for learning, and full-board accommodation give students an educational experience they will never forget.

Learning English while living at the university gives students access to wonderful facilities in a cool city campus on the beautiful South Coast of England - only 90 minutes from central London.

Portsmouth is around 2 hours from London.

Arrival day: Saturday / Departure day: Saturday

What to expect:

  • Meals
  • Live-in supervisors
  • Desk and storage space in room
  • Rooms cleaned and bed linen changed weekly
  • Wi-Fi


A selection of cereals, croissants, rolls, preserves, yoghurt, fruit, tea, coffee and fruit juice.

Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), salad, bread roll, yoghurt or fruit dessert, juice or water.

Packed lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, and on full-day trips.

Choice of one or two hot dishes (including a vegetarian option), mixed salad, bread roll, dessert, yoghurt, juice or water.

Activity Timetable

Week 1 Morning Afternoon Evening
Saturday Arrive/Free Day
Sunday Welcome Talk and Testing Orientation Tour Welcome Party
Monday Lessons Emirates Spinnaker Tower Film Night
Tuesday Lessons Football/Volleyball Quiz Night
Wednesday Lessons Bowling Talent Show
Thursday Lessons Gunwharf Quays Outlet Shopping Free Evening on Campus
Friday Lessons & Project Work Mini Olympics EC Disco (Neon Theme)
Week 2 Morning Afternoon Evening
Saturday Full Day Excursion to London
Sunday Free Morning Guided Activities Party Night
Monday Lessons Scavenger Hunt Film Night
Tuesday Lessons Dodgeball/Football/Swimming Spelling Bee
Wednesday Lessons Lazer Trash Fashion Show
Thursday Lessons Southsea Castle Visit Free Evening on Campus
Friday Lessons & Project Work Charles Dickens Museum EC Beach Themed Party
Week 3 Morning Afternoon Evening
Saturday Full day excursion to London (British Museum & Oxford Street Shopping) or departure
Sunday Free morning on campus Guided activities Party Night
Monday Lessons Street Dance Film Night
Tuesday Lessons Dodgeball/Football/Drama Karaoke Night
Wednesday Lessons Cream Tea Talent Show
Thursday Lessons Winchester Visit Free Evening on Campus
Friday Lessons & Project Work Athletics EC Pirate Themed Party
Saturday Departure

This is a sample programme only, changes may occur.

English Plus

Exclusive to our UK centres, EC’s Plus Programmes allow students to enjoy an even more personalised experience, learning English while pursuing other interesting skills and activities.

Computer Animation

Based at the Portsmouth campus, this exciting programme gives students the opportunity to try their hand at a wide variety of animation skills used in the production of games and films. This option offers a great insight into the current, fast-moving animation industry, and is perfectly suited to creative young minds.

Key facts

  • Computer Animation: 6 hours per week (Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday)
  • English lessons: 20 lessons per week (15 hours)
  • Activities & Day trips: 1 full day trip, 2 half day activities/trips, 4 evening activities, plus weekend activities
  • Course duration: minimum 1 week


EC is excited to bring students a variety of exciting activities, including wakeboarding, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and sailing, catering to students of all abilities and experience. This programme is perfect for Young Learners who are looking to get the most out of this stunning and typically English seaside town!

Key facts

  • Watersports: 6 hours per week (Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday)
  • English lessons: 20 lessons per week (15 hours)
  • Activities & Day trips: 1 full day trip, 2 half day activities/trips, 4 evening activities, plus weekend activities
  • Course duration: minimum 1 week

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St. Julian's Business Centre,
Elia Zammit Street,
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