✅ You can now take our Pre-Sessional Course online.
✅ This can be taken from the comfort of your home!
✅ You are over 18 years of age
✅ You have an offer from one of our partners:
✅ Your offer letter is for one of the following programmes:
✅ English Qualifications we accept for our Pre-sessional course:
For a list of approved Secure English Language Tests and test centres, please click here
Before making an application, please read our Terms and Conditions carefully.
All students applying for a Student Visa will need a CAS Number (Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies Number). If you are applying for a visa which covers your Pre-Sessional and your degree programme, you will get this number from your university. If you are applying for a visa which covers the LSI / IH Pre-Sessional only, you will receive your CAS number from LSI / IH Portsmouth. In order to get a CAS number, you will need to send the following:
If you have any questions regarding visas, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So you want to learn English in the UK? Do you need English for beginners, or an advanced English course? Whatever you need to know, if you’re interested in English lessons we have the answers for you. We’ve been teaching since 1985, so whether you want an advanced English course in Portsmouth or English for beginners, we can help.
Find out what life is like on a General English course from one of our students:
The levels required for each course are as follows:
|Level required in offer letter||Course length||IELTS required to start the course|
|6.5 with nothing less than 6.0||20 weeks||4.5 with nothing less than 4.0|
|16 weeks||5.0 with nothing less than 4.5|
|11 weeks||5.5 with nothing less than 5.0|
|7 weeks||6.0 with nothing less than 5.5|
|6.0 with nothing less than 5.5||20 weeks||4.0 with nothing less than 3.5|
|16 weeks||4.5 with nothing less than 4.0|
|11 weeks||5.0 with nothing less than 4.5|
|7 weeks||5.5 with nothing less than 5.0|
|5.5 with nothing less than 5.5||20 weeks||4.0 with nothing less than 3.5|
|16 weeks||4.0 with nothing less than 4.0|
|11 weeks||4.5 with nothing less than 4.5|
|7 weeks||5.0 with nothing less than 5.0|
|Unconditional||4 weeks||No further level requirement|
In some exceptional circumstances, students with uneven profiles which do not meet standard entry requirements may be accepted. Admission under these circumstances is entirely at the discretion of LSI/IH Portsmouth.
While studying IELTS in Portsmouth, we can help to find the best accommodation for you! Whether you want to live with a local homestay family, in one of our self-catering residences, or choose to find your own accommodation.
Find out how we can help!
Studying English doesn’t happen in a classroom! with our full, varied and exciting social programme you can have fun, meet other people with the same interests, and practise your English in a social setting! Find out more about our after-school activities and weekend trip!