Spinnaker College is an English language school in the heart of sunny Portsmouth, on the South coast of England. We are accredited by the British Council and English UK and are a Highly Trusted Sponsor on the UK Border Agency's Register of Tier 4 Sponsors. We provide a variety of professional, high quality and affordable English language courses for students from all over the world who wish to learn English or improve their current English language skills. The College is open to all ages from 18 years upwards and we run courses all year round (apart from Bank Holidays and Christmas). All of our students are given a test to determine the level of their English before being placed in a class with students of the same level. All students, whether they are studying for exams or learning General English, will receive a certificate from the college on completion of their course.
Students wishing to improve their General English can study for 15, 20, 25 hours per week. They can choose to focus on listening, speaking, reading or writing in our English Language Skills Course or for a more personal learning experience, they can choose One to One lessons with a teacher and focus on a particular area that they wish to improve. Free e-learning to all our students.
We can prepare students for examinations such as IELTS, Cambridge ESOL and TOEFL. Our IELTS course can help you reach the language level that you need to enter a British University. (Our Course Director is an IELTS examiner). For our Pre-sessional course, visit our Academic English page. We can also prepare you for the Cambridge ESOL exam, a lifelong English language qualification recognized around the world. We offer three levels of Cambridge ESOL exam, the FCE (First Certificate of English), the CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) and CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English).
We can help to arrange accommodation for those who need it and there are different options available. For more information, visit our accommodation page.
Our native-level speaker tutors are all qualified to British Council standards and requirements, led by our DELTA trained and Oxford MA Director of Studies. They are enthusiastic and fun, and lessons are taught in light and airy classrooms, equipped with the latest technology. Students enjoy a fun social programme. Please feel free to browse our available English language courses by clicking on the course options to the left, or alternatively, you can contact us directly for more information.
Portsmouth is easy to get to. Just 90 minutes from London, it is directly connected to France and Spain by ferry. It is a typical English university city, with a young, vibrant atmosphere and plenty to do and see. For directions on how to find our college, please visit our How to find us page.
We look forward to seeing you soon!