Meridian School of English, Portsmouth
Contact Neil Pick
Address Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2AB
Region South and South East England
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Telephone +44 845 6733007
Fax +44 870 1371149
Website www.meridianenglish.com
Email info@meridianenglish.com
Facebook facebook.com/meridianenglishschool
Twitter @School_Meridian
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Description of centre

Portsmouth, a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city, is situated on the south coast of England 103 km south west of London, and has the distinction of being the UK’s only island city. A significant naval port for many centuries and home to Nelson’s HMS Victory, its waterfront is dominated by the 170 metre high Emirates Spinnaker Tower. The city boasts unique shops, great places to eat and a rich culture with magnificent theatres, live music, art galleries, museums and two cathedrals.
The school can be found on the third floor (with lift access) of the historic Guildhall, an outstanding example of Victorian neo-classical style completed in 1890. Located in the heart of the city it is just a couple of minutes’ walk from Portsmouth and Southsea Railway Station.
As well as several classrooms, there is a room for quiet study and contemplation. A dedicated computer room provides internet access, and free WiFi is available too. Students also have access to a library of English language study texts, which can be borrowed.
Many nearby takeaways, cafes and convenience stores offer reasonably-priced food and drinks for snacks and lunch, and the Guildhall also has its own café, open to students as well as the public.
Students are invited to join in a range of free and pay for activities designed to provide an opportunity to experience British culture, and explore Portsmouth. These include an orientation walk on the first day, social evenings in traditional British pubs, eating in local restaurants, listening to live music, bowling, pool and skittles as well as shopping. There are also additional cultural trips every Saturday, which are subject to a supplementary charge.



  • Course information
  • General English - 15 hours per week

    Course type A. General & Intensive English
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 11-15
    Tuition fees £100-199
    Class size 8
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • General English - 23 hours per week

    Course type A. General & Intensive English
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £200-299
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • Exam Preparation

    Course type L. Examination preparation courses
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £200-299
    Class size 8
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Private Tuition

    Course type I. One-to-one
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group Any, Under 12, 12-16, 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 11-15
    Tuition fees £300-449
    Class size 1
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • Private Tuition

    Course type N. One-to-two
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length Flexible, 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, more than 12 weeks, 6 months, 1 year
    Age group Any, Under 12, 12-16, 16-18, 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 11-15
    Tuition fees £450-599
    Class size 2
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • Teaching Skills for Teachers of English

    Course type J. Teacher training & development
    Months Open February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November
    Course Length 1-2 weeks
    Age group 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £600-749
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No
  • CLIL Teaching Skills for Teachers

    Course type J. Teacher training & development
    Months Open February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November
    Course Length 1-2 weeks
    Age group 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £600-749
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Innovation and Creativity for Teachers

    Course type J. Teacher training & development
    Months Open February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
    Course Length 1-2 weeks
    Age group 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £600-749
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Co-operative Learning for Teachers

    Course type J. Teacher training & development
    Months Open February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, December
    Course Length 1-2 weeks
    Age group 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £600-749
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No
  • English for Young Learners

    Course type F. Vacation courses for young learners
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length 1-2 weeks, 3-8 weeks
    Age group 16-18, 18-22
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    Course hours 11-15
    Tuition fees £100-199
    Class size 15
    Beginners accepted? Yes
  • IELTS Teacher Preparation

    Course type J. Teacher training & development
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length 1-2 weeks
    Age group 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £600-749
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Life Coaching for Primary and Secondary School Language Teachers

    Course type J. Teacher training & development
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length 1-2 weeks
    Age group 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £600-749
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No
  • Teaching With Technology for English Language Teachers

    Course type J. Teacher training & development
    Months Open All year round, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
    Course Length 1-2 weeks
    Age group 18-22, 23+
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    Course hours 21-25
    Tuition fees £600-749
    Class size 12
    Beginners accepted? No

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