Why study with us?

  1. Established in 1985, LSI / IH Portsmouth is the number 1 English language centre in the UK, according to the EL Gazette rankings based on British Council inspectors’ publishable statements.

  2. Academic Excellence and Exam Preparation: we offer intensive preparation courses and are a test centre for Cambridge, IELTS and OET. We are one of very few Premium Preparation Providers for OET.

  3. Teacher Training: we are a CELTA training centre with full-time and part-time courses. We run CLIL and Methodology courses for overseas teachers.

  4. 30+ and Executive courses: we have a separate Executive Training Centre working with clients such as Siemens, Bayer and Renault. With an average age of 45, we also offer small group (maximum 8 / average 5) courses in General English, Business English and Culture on our 30+.

  5. University of Portsmouth: our students can progress directly onto the UoP programmes from our Pre-Sessional courses – as well as other UK universities. LSI students can also use the university facilities!

  6. Quality Accommodation: Standard and executive homestays plus self-catering residences within walking distance.

  7. Fantastic Facilities: 55 comfortable classrooms, two student lounges and a café on the ground floor, Wi-Fi and a Study Centre.

  8. We are an 18+ adults-only centre. Small class size maximum 12 /average 9 for General English and Exam Preparation. Excellent nationality mix, welcoming over 30 nationalities each year.

  9. Dedicated Student Services team: we make sure our students are safe, happy and make the most
    of their time in the UK. Social
    activities every day of the week and an excursion every Saturday.

  10. Portsmouth is a great city: lively – there are around 20,000 university students here and LSI is in
    the heart of the university area so there are always events going on!
    Sunny seafront – being an island-city you will enjoy life relaxing on the beach at the weekend or playing sport and having barbecues in the park by the sea. Fascinating history – Explore our maritime past!