Welcome to Portsmouth

Our Portsmouth Centre is based at Portsmouth University, directly opposite the Isle of Wight on the south coast of England.



Accommodation is in single en-suite study bedrooms.


3 meals a day served in a modern dining area. Packed lunch on weekend excursions.


City centre campus with newly refurbished buildings and close to shops and cafes.

2 Weeks in Portsmouth

Our language and leisure programme has been designed to give you an integrated learning experience. Each day is made up of a combination of engaging classroom-based English language lessons, workshops, activities and excursions. All this gives you the opportunity to acquire new language and practice your communication skills with English-speakers.

Learning and Culture

Classroom Learning

3.5 hours each weekday



4 sessions per 2-week stay


Activities and Excursions

We aim to localise our leisure programme as much as possible to give students the chance to explore the culture and history on their doorstep.

Portsmouth is perfect for this! It’s home to the Historic Dockyard where you can go aboard HMS Victory and HMSWarrior and visit the Navy Submarine Museum. It’s also easy to explore places ofinterest in the surrounding areas.

The Anglo programme includes half-day visits to the Historic Dockyard and to Winchester, a quaint cathedral city with cobbled streets and green spaces located on theRiver Ichen.

At the weekend, we go a bit further afield and there are 2 full-day excursions to London, a day trip to the Isle of Wight and a visit to Salisbury and historic Stonehenge. All travel is by private coach, and there is the option to have a travel card and use the Tube in London, if desired.

In the evenings, there’s the opportunity to participate in talent shows, find new friends in speed dating, play bingo, test your knowledge in the weekly quiz and show off your dance moves at the disco.

Caring and Attentive Teachers and Staff

Our summer team have been selected for their experience in and suitability for working with young people.

Anglo centre mangers are responsible for ensuring the smooth-running of the programme and most have had many years of experience on summer courses.

Quite a few of our teaching staff have worked with us for several summers as well, and have been involved in developing the syllabus by contributing ideas they have tried and tested at centre.

We are also proud that many of our activity team are returners and that some move into management positions, using their experience to make the programme better and safer each year.