Learn English by the sea

Welcome To Meridian School Of English

The school that specialises in courses for adults

Meridian School of English has been teaching quality English courses to International students for over 30 years. At our two, coastal-city locations of Plymouth and Portsmouth we deliver General English, Private Tuition and Exam Preparation lessons as well as more specialised courses.

Language schools in Plymouth and Portsmouth

Our English language schools in Plymouth and Portsmouth are British Council accredited and all of our teachers have many years of experience teaching a wide range of courses both at home and abroad.

Our Courses

Maximum 8 students per class!

Communicative approach

After a level test, you will be put into a class that matches your level and needs. In your class, your teachers will focus on a communicative approach to your studies.

Personal Attention

Because class sizes are small (maximum of 8, except special closed groups), your teachers can get to know you personally. They will regularly ask for your feedback on classroom activities and topics.  

Develop your confidence

Language study will develop your confidence in your use of English, expanding your vocabulary and improving your pronunciation.

Wide variety of activities

You will learn and practice new language through a wide variety of fun activities, discovery tasks, role plays and projects, using video, audio and printed materials.

Great nationality mix

We welcome students from all around the world.


English host families

Accommodation that meets your needs

At Meridian we can offer a variety of accommodation options to ensure students get the best out of their time studying with us. Usually this will be within walking distance of the schools and is carefully chosen and monitored to ensure high standards are maintained.

We also offer 24-hour emergency phone support.


Staying in a homestay is, without doubt, the best way to further develop your English and generally learn about the British way of life. You will stay with a local English family that is used to welcoming foreign students into their home. Full board – bed, breakfast, packed luch, and evening meal 7 days a week. Half board – same as full board but without the packed lunch on week days

University Residential Accommodation

Our residential accommodation in Plymouth and Portsmouth is close to university amenities, city centre shopping and nightlife. It is ideal for students who prefer their own space. Each apartment includes private bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms plus shared kitchen, social facilities and WiFi.

Bed & Breakfast Guesthouse

This is generally a large house or small hotel. Bed and Breakfast accommodation provides only a room and breakfast. It does not include other meals or laundry which must be paid for separately.


You get a bedroom to yourself and you have a choice of traditional English or Continental breakfast in the hotel. It does not include other meals or laundry which must be paid for separately. There are different hotel options available dependent on your budget.