Spinnaker College, in the heart of sunny Portsmouth, on the South coast of England, is a centre for learning both English and Business.
This English language school provides a variety of professional, high quality and affordable English language courses.
At nearby Business School they conduct courses in English with Business Management or English with Marketing.
They offer both adult English courses, such as IELTS, TOEIC or Business English as well as Young Learner programmes. Teachers are highly qualified and lessons are taught in light and airy classrooms, equipped with the latest technology. Students enjoy a fun social programme.
Prices starts from £100 per week
General English Courses
General English courses will help you develop your knowledge of the language and your ability to use it for a variety of purposes. Your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation should improve together with the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, all in a setting that will broaden your knowledge of British culture.
Intensive English Language Course at Spinnaker College
The intensive English language course provides further training for students who want to progress more quickly – ideally they should be moving up a level after 6 - 8 weeks.
English Skills Course
This course is ideal if you want to develop in a certain area of English. The course will be designed and structured to fit around your needs.The English Skills Courses help you to develop your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills:
TOEIC Test Preparation
Lets Spinnaker college help you with your TOEIC test preparation at Spinnaker College and advance your career in the business world. Spinnaker College is the only centre in Portsmouth accredited to run exams in TOEIC.
TOEIC, which stands for ‘Test of English for International Communication’, is very popular with thousands of businesses, colleges, universities and governments throughout many countries. It is used widely in Asia, the Middle East and Europe by managers to help them recruit and promote the most qualified candidates.
More than 5 million people took the TOEIC exam last year to advance their careers. At Spinnaker College, our courses develop skills that encourage success.
You can take the test at Spinnaker College on the last Friday of every month and have your results and certificate by Friday (thanks to ETS in London, who efficiently manage the exam in the UK).
The TOEIC test is held at Spinnaker College on the last Friday of every month.
IELTS Courses IELTS courses in the UK will prepare learners for IELTS (International English Language Testing System), an exam which acts as a gateway to entering British universities. Our IELTS course focuses on providing learners with the academic skills they need to succeed. These skills relate to listening, reading, writing and speaking. Support is also provided in acquiring exam techniques.
You can be assured of the highest level of tuition at Spinnaker College. All our IELTS classes are taught by professional IELTS tutors, and our Course Director is an IELTS examiner.
English Language Courses for Children
Learn lots of English in a fun and motivating environment!
Spinnaker college offers Junior/Young Learners courses as an all inclusive package, which includes lessons, accommodation and excursions.
English Language Courses for Children include:
- Fast-paced, varied and interesting lessons!
- Exciting projects
- Topic-based vocabulary learning
- Helpful grammar input
- Guided speaking and listening practice
- Enjoyable communicative activities
- Daily opportunities to use English in real life situations
- Structured support in reading and writing
- Motivating language games
General Business English
We offer a range of Business English training courses from General Business English to English for Management, Finance and Marketing. Courses can also be tailored to your needs.
English for Business Communications
This English for Business Communications will develop your ability to write letters, faxes and emails in clear, concise and accurate English. It will also improve your ability to write reports, give presentations, negotiate with clients and hold meetings in English.
English for Executives
We can design a business English training courses tailored to the specific needs of your organisation e.g. English for Financial Management, English for Care Workers, English for Engineering etc.
English for the Hospitality Industry
If you want to enter the hotel or hospitality management, tourism management or the travel industry, and your English needs improving, then Spinnaker College’s course is ideal for you.
English for the Hospitality Industry
This course focuses on the communication needs of those working in the hotel and tourist industries. Students will develop confidence and fluency in English when interacting with customers; be given the opportunity to learn and practice structures and vocabulary used in the industry; and develop a practical understanding of working in tourism and hospitality.
Courses for English Language Teachers
If you are teaching English as a foreign language and/or need training in how to teach English then the Spinnaker College's courses for English language teachers can help you get the skill you're looking to develop.
This teacher training will develop and broaden an ESL teacher’s knowledge of teaching methods based on learner participation. Perhaps you do not have the time or economic resources to do a CELTA course, IHC or TESOL course?
In just two weeks, this intensive course will give you 60 hours of teaching sessions and lesson practice - suitable for secondary and language school English teachers who require training in up-to-date methodology, ‘the communicative approach’. It represents excellent value.How our courses for English Language Teachers are taughtIn addition to the 90-minute input modules based on interactive workshops, trainees will have:
- 6 hours teaching practice
- 6 hours observation of a range of English classes
- Feedback sessions
This course is ideal if you are:
- Interested in teaching English in a quality language school
- A qualified and practising teacher of English in your country at Primary, Secondary or Tertiary level
- A teacher re-training in English language teaching
- Teaching subjects through the medium of a foreign language
- Practical and effective course in teaching English
- Flexible - suitable for all levels
- Updates you on the latest teaching methods
Our courses for English language teachers consists of 18 core modules covering all the key areas of English language teaching.
1. Introduction to the ‘Communicative Approach’
3. Language Presentations
4. Controlled Practice
5. Freer Practice
6. Speaking (The 4 skills A)
7. Listening (The 4 skills B)
8. Reading (The 4 skills C)
9. Writing (The 4 skills D)
10. Reading & Writing (The 4 skills C & D)
12. Vocabulary, Pronunciation & Speech Production
13. Drilling & Dictations
14. Student Personalization
15. Classroom Management & Student Participation
16. Error Correction
17. Practice/Recycling Activities (Games, Puzzles & Songs)
18. Trainees Choice
Language Analysis Supplements
S1. Time – verb forms for expressing concepts of time
S2. Functional Language – modal auxiliary verbs
S3. The Lexico-grammatical approach
S4. Phrasal Verbs (multi-word verbs) – exploring meaning in the particle
S5. Modern Developments in Grammar
Additional Options can include:
• Giving Instructions
• Drama in the Classroom
• Project Work
• Class Discussions
• Listening Activities
• Using the Internet
• 5 minute Activities - Warmers & Enders
• Students as a Class Resource
• Music & Song
English for Academic Purposes in the UK
Pre-sessional English courses for entrance to UK universities
Spinnaker College provides specially designed courses on English for academic purposes in the UK for students who need to improve their academic and general English before taking up a course in higher education.
What you will learn on a course of English for Academic Purposes in the UK
The Pre-Sessional English course will broaden your understanding and use of essential academic language. You will develop and practice your writing and listening skills: note-taking, summarizing and analysis. Guidance and assessment of compositions and academic assignment writing also form a key part of the curriculum.
The course will improve your ability to take part effectively in seminars and workshops, together with developing your presentation skills. Through the study and analysis of a wide range of texts and articles, students will be prepared for a comprehensive range of reading tasks.
The Pre-Sessional course on English for academic purposes in the UK is designed to help you improve your IELTS score and ensure that you obtain a more even range of scores over the four parts of the test.
- General English
- Academic English
- Study Skills
- Presentations and Lectures
- Monitored Self-Study and Individual Tutorials
- E-Learning Self-Study
Internships in the UK
If you are looking to undertake an internship in UK, or some volunteering, and you’d like to combine this with an English course, then our English language course and volunteering programme is for you.
There are a variety of exciting volunteer job roles available in a number of industries. Please see the list further down.
Benefits of the Volunteering/Internship Programme
- Mix and work with British people
- Attain an understanding of English work culture
- Rapidly improve your English in a real working environment
- Make new friends
- Add some practical experience to your CV
- Gain satisfaction from helping others
- Enhance your employment opportunities
- Learn work-related skills
Work in the following Industries:
- Helping the disabled
- Mental charities
- Office and Administration
Just some of the available Internship Job Roles:
Working within archives
Working with animals
The level of English you will need will depend on the job role. We recommend an intermediate level of English to get the most out of your internship, but some volunteering roles may be available with a lower level.
Please note, we will need at least 6 weeks notice to find you a suitable internship.
English with Business Management
Spinnaker English with Business Management course will be beneficial for those who aspire to become managers, establish businesses or take up a corporate career. This course also helps students and working professionals who want to improve their English language skills through studying business management.
Objectives of the course:
- To help you improve your English language skills, which will give you the confidence to effectively perform at the workplace or in future academic studies.
- To develop and practice the vocabulary and structures used in a business environment and provide an understanding of the commercial world.
- To equip you with the necessary entrepreneurial or business skills needed in order to take advantage of global markets and profit from opportunities.
English with Marketing Management
Our English with Marketing Management Certificate and Diploma course will be beneficial for those who plan to become managers, establish businesses or take up a career in marketing. This course also helps students and working professionals who want to improve their English language skills through studying marketing management.
Objectives of the course:
- To help you improve your English language skills which will give you the confidence to effectively perform at the workplace or in future academic studies.
- To develop and practice the vocabulary and structures used in a business and marketing environment and provide an understanding of the commercial world.
- To enhance your English language abilities whilst improving your Marketing Management knowledge.
- To equip you with the necessary entrepreneurial or business skills needed in order to take advantage of global markets and profit from opportunities
Accommodations From £80 per week
We are happy to arrange accommodation for you according to your requirements and we have a wide range of UK host families for foreign students to choose from. We strongly recommend students stay in an English home as this gives them a great opportunity to practise speaking English out of the classroom and to experience the British way of life in a homely environment. All our hosts are carefully selected and monitored to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.
In home-stay accommodation, clean bed-linen and towels are provided by the host on a weekly basis.
Average weekly accommodation fees are £80 for home-stay self-catering and £120 for home-stay half board (breakfast and dinner).
Other options to UK Host Families for Foreign Students: Private Accommodation
If students prefer to have a more independent lifestyle, we can also arrange for them to stay in privately rented accommodation with other students. This gives them a great opportunity to make friends with students from other countries. This is on a self-catering basis and there is a choice of single or shared rooms.
The average weekly accommodation fee is £80 per week.
Please note that this type of accommodation is not suitable for students under the age of 18.
For further information about accommodation, please Contact EasyCourse team.
University Style Accommodation
We have a wide range of halls of residence options, for varying budgets. These are available in holiday seasons.
For those that prefer the service found in a hotel to the experience provided by UK host families for foreign students, we offer discounted accommodation at the IBIS hotel, right near the college. We also offer Bed & Breakfast options.