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Language Specialists International

LSI Portsmouth (Language Specialists International) offer high-quality and competitively-priced courses to suit all abilities and many different academic and professional needs.

Main Campus:


Student Population:
22,000 (LSI 200-450)



—   LSI is one of the top accredited language schools in Britain, specialising in Academic English, IELTS and Cambridge preparation and General English for Adults.
—   It is a Testing Centre for the IELTS Examination, and the official Language partner for the University of Portsmouth.
—   LSI has 55 bright and well-equipped classrooms, an excellent student self-access centre and an extensive teacher resource centre.
—   The school organises a wide range of social events and weekend excursions to places of interest, such as London, Oxford, Brighton,Stonehenge, Salisbury and Bath.

Areas Of Study

General English Courses
LSI’s English language courses are designed, above all, to be practical, effective and enjoyable. You will not only improve your confidence and fluency in speaking, listening and understanding, but also extend your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
You can prepare for an internationally-recognised IELTS or Cambridge examination or take some additional one-to-one training to focus on your individual needs.
—   IELTS Preparation
—   Cambridge Exam Preparation
—   Full-time General English
—   General English Plus Business English

Academic English/University Pre-Sessional Courses
Full-time Pre-Sessional Academic English courses with fixed starting dates leading to Direct Entry to academic programmes at the University of Portsmouth as well as several other UK universities.
25 weeks – 2.0 IELTS Band Improvement
18 weeks – 1.5 IELTS Band improvement
12 weeks – 1.0 IELTS Band improvement
9 weeks – 0.5 IELTS Band improvement

English for Professional Communications
LSI is one of the top Executive English Training centres in the UK and specialises in the design of specifically tailored English for Professional Communications courses on a one-to-one or small group basis for many major international companies
—   One-to-One
—   Closed Group
—   Open Group
—   Combination

Campus Facilities


Homestay is on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner during the week, all meals at weekends).
—   Students should arrive at their homestay on Sunday and leave on Saturday.
—   LSI are proud of their ability to recruit the very best homestay families, which is helped by the fact that, in this beautiful and historic city of 200,000 people, there are very few language schools.

Self-catering is organised in LSI student houses, all within easy walking distance of school.
—    Houses are mixed nationality and only available to LSI students.
—    All houses are fully furnished, all bedding is provided and free wifi is included.

Fees and Finance

 Standard international student fees 2013-2014
 Course  Cost (per week)
 General English Courses  £245 – £480
 English for Professional Communications  £950 – £2200
 University Preparation Courses  £270 – £290

For more information on course fees and dates please see:

The professional teachers are so lovely and the class atmosphere is very lively.
–    Jeong Jong Wok, Korea.

how can we help you?

Contact us at the Consulting office nearest to you or submit a business enquiry online.