PON Funding Group Quotes and Packages

Eurospeak Language School in Reading, Berkshire has successfully bid for PON study groups from Italy, for schools and agents who come to study in the United Kingdom via the PON funding scheme. We also have extensive experience in dealing with European Funding projects.

We produce bespoke group quotes tailored to the specific needs of the group, to meet the PON requirements.

We provide quotes which can be tailored to include:
· 2–4 week long, full immersion cultural courses
· Between 15 and 35 students, and between 2 and 4 group leaders
· English language course of 20 hours per week with highly experienced, Cambridge and Trinity qualified, native English language teachers
· Accommodation options:
o Homestay accommodation
o Student Residence accommodation
o Private accommodation for group leaders
· Full board (3 meals per day) or Half Board (2 meals per day) with provision for special dietary requirements
· Full day excursions to London, Oxford, Bournemouth and Bath
· Half day excursions in Reading, Henley-On-Thames and other places of cultural and historical interest, both local and national
· Comprehensive excursion schedule and detailed social program
· Evening activities including short trips, walks, sports and social activities
· Return airport transfer, to and from the accommodation
· Local Travelcard for all students and group leaders
· Help and advice from local staff during the stay, and assistance during excursions

Eurospeak’s high quality is ensured by its accreditations and affiliations to the following bodies:

UK Border Agency (UKBA): Eurospeak is a Tier 4 Sponsor recognised by the British Government through the UK Border Agency, which ensures that only high quality education institutions can bring overseas students to the UK.

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI): We are accredited by ISI, which is a UK Government approved inspectorate responsible for the inspection of independent schools. Schools in the Association are ranked among the best in the world and educate more than half a million pupils in 1,200 schools.

University of Cambridge ESOL: Our high quality and standards are recognized by the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations board that have authorized us to conduct their ESOL examinations at our centre.

Trinity College London: Eurospeak’s standards are recognised by the Trinity College London and we are authorised to conduct their Trinity GESE tests at our school.

English Speaking Board (ESB): We are accredited to carry out ESOL Entry Level 1-3, and ESOL Skills for Life exams.

Learning Resource Network (LRN): We carry out around 60 ESOL exams every month through LRN, and continue to meet their exceptionally high standards, and rigorous procedures needed to ensure we remain a high quality examination centre.

If you are a school or an agent from an area which is eligible for PON funding trips, please contact us on:
E: international@eurospeak.org.uk
T: +44(0)1189 589 599

Speaking Topics in B1 ESOL Entry Level 3 Exams – Part 2 of 3

The speaking topics for B1 ESOL Exams are the kind of things people talk about in everyday life. These topics typically include: Home, Family and Friends, Work and School, Likes and Dislikes and Weather.

Family and Friends:
• Are you married?
• Tell me about your family.
• Do you have a big or a small family?
• What do you usually do with your family?
• Do you have a few close friends, or lots of friends?
• What do you usually do with your friends?
• How did you meet your best friend?

Home:
• What type of house do you live in?
• Do you live locally?
• Tell me about your house.
• How many people live in your house?
• What is your favourite room in your house, and why?
• Where would be your perfect place to live?

Work and School:
• Tell me about your job/studies.
• What would be your perfect job?
• What do you plan to do in the future?
• Why do you think it is important to learn English?
• Do you think university is important for young people?
• How has your education affected your life?

Likes and Dislikes:
• Tell me what you like to read.
• How often do you read?
• What kind of films do you like?
• Do you go to the cinema very often?
• Tell me about the music you listen to.
• Do you like concerts and live music?
• Have you ever been to a music festival?
• What do you do at the weekends, or in your free time?

Weather:
• How is the weather today?
• Tell me about the weather in your country.
• How is the weather in the UK different to the weather in your country?
• What is your favourite season, and why?
• What do you do in summer?
• What do you think about British weather?
• What do you like least about the weather?

I hope these article on Speaking topics in B1 was helpful. If feel ready, book your B1 test at Eurospeak now. Tests run every Saturday or Sunday! Call: 01189589599 to book.

Update: We no longer run the B1 Exam at Eurospeak, due to changes made by the UKVI from November 5th 2015. To book your B1 Exam Preparation class, please click here.

Free Life in the UK Practice – Eurospeak Offer

Book the B1 ESOL test at Eurospeak and get access to unlimited free life in the UK practice tests.

The “Free life in the UK test practice” website helps people prepare for the Life in the UK Test 2014 to meet the latest requirements for naturalisation as a British citizen or indefinite leave to remain in the UK. A series of random questions are put together on topics covered in the “Guide for New Residents, 3rd Edition” of Life in the UK.

The questions in the life in the UK practice tests on the website are not official questions but assist you to prepare for the test and to check if you are ready for the test. Just as in the official test, you are allowed up to 45 minutes to answer 24 questions. The pass mark is 75%, i.e. 18 questions.

If you want to book the B1 test at Eurospeak, please call us on 0118 958 9599 or visit: Eurospeak, 29a Chain Street, Reading, RG1 2HX.

You can also pay £19.99 to buy life in the UK from the website itself and get £20 off from the B1 course at Eurospeak. Visit this website to book from the website: www.mylifeinuktest.com/offer

Update: We no longer run the B1 Exam at Eurospeak, due to changes made by the UKVI from November 5th 2015. To book your B1 Exam Preparation class, please click here.

Speaking Topics in B1 ESOL Entry Level 3 Exams – Part 1 of 3

The speaking topics for B1 ESOL Exams are the kind of things people talk about in everyday life. These topics typically include: Home, Family and Friends, Work and School, Likes and Dislikes and Weather. Here are some topics that may help you familiarise yourself with the exam.

Family and Friends:
• Are you married?
• Tell me about your family.
• Do you have a big or a small family?
• What do you usually do with your family?
• Do you have a few close friends, or lots of friends?
• What do you usually do with your friends?
• How did you meet your best friend?

Home:
• What type of house do you live in?
• Do you live locally?
• Tell me about your house.
• How many people live in your house?
• What is your favourite room in your house, and why?
• Where would be your perfect place to live?

Work and School:
• Tell me about your job/studies.
• What would be your perfect job?
• What do you plan to do in the future?
• Why do you think it is important to learn English?
• Do you think university is important for young people?
• How has your education affected your life?

Likes and Dislikes:
• Tell me what you like to read.
• How often do you read?
• What kind of films do you like?
• Do you go to the cinema very often?
• Tell me about the music you listen to.
• Do you like concerts and live music?
• Have you ever been to a music festival?
• What do you do at the weekends, or in your free time?

Weather:
• How is the weather today?
• Tell me about the weather in your country.
• How is the weather in the UK different to the weather in your country?
• What is your favourite season, and why?
• What do you do in summer?
• What do you think about British weather?
• What do you like least about the weather?

We hope these topics help you prepare for the B1 test. To book the test, please give us a call on 0118 958 9599 or email: courses@eurospeak.org.uk or  visit Eurospeak, 29a Chain Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2HX

Update: We no longer run the B1 Exam at Eurospeak, due to changes made by the UKVI from November 5th 2015. To book your B1 Exam Preparation class, please click here.

B1 ESOL Entry 3 test centres near Oxfordshire

If you are looking to take the B1 ESOL English test for your UK Citizenship or ILR application, Eurospeak Language School in Reading is your most convenient choice.

Reading is located in the heart of South of England and is very accessible from surrounding counties such as Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex, Gloucestershire & North Hampshire.

Some of the towns and cities in Oxfordshire where our previous B1 Entry 3 ESOL test takers have  come from include:

Abingdon-on-Thames, Banbury, Bicester, Burford, Carterton, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, Didcot, Faringdon, Henley-on-Thames, Neithrop, Oxford, Ruscote, Thame, Wallingford, Wantage, Watlington, Weston Otmoor, Witney, Woodstock

How to get to Reading?

Reading is easily accessible from Oxford by Train and Car. Trains run every 15 to 20 minutes.

Oxford to Reading train timings on a Sunday morning
Oxford to Reading train timings on a Sunday morning

 

 

 

 

 

A drive from Oxford to Reading takes only about 50 minutes.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your B1 test at Eurospeak now. We are one of the most popular B1 ESOL test centres near Oxfordshire. We run the English B1 test every Saturday or Sunday. The test takes only 20 minutes.

Call us on 0118 958 9599 or Email us on courses@eurospeak.org.uk or Visit: Eurospeak, 29a Chain Street, Reading, RG1 2HX

Update: We no longer run the B1 Exam at Eurospeak, due to changes made by the UKVI from November 5th 2015. To book your B1 Exam Preparation class, please click here.

 

Is LRN B1 Test acceptable by UKBA for ILR and Citizenship application?

What is LRN (Learning Resource Network)?

LRN is recognised as an awarding body by Ofqual, the qualifications regulator in England and for vocational qualifications both in England and Northern Ireland.

LRN creates qualifications for educational institutes, training providers, schools and employers. LRN has a wide portfolio English Qualifications for those who want to boost their English language skills for their professional or personal development. These qualifications are internationally recognised by employers, governments and professional bodies as providing proof of the skills and abilities they are looking for.

The UKVI website says:

You can prove your knowledge of English by having an English level B1 qualification that’s one of the following:
– an ESOL qualification at Entry 3 or higher (eg Level 1 or 2) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland

The LRN ESOL Qualification is on the OFQUAL register (Qualification Number: 600/4279/5). Going by this UKVI criterion, you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or British Citizenship with an LRN B1 ESOL Certificate.

The LRN Entry 3 test is a Speaking and Listening test that lasts about 17 minutes.  In the test you are tested on your English Pronunciation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Discourse Management and Listening Comprehension. This is normally done via a discussion with you. You are NOT expected to know any grammar terminology.

You can see a Sample LRN Entry 3 Speaking and Listening test here. Also here are some common speaking topics for the B1 test.

So, what are you waiting for. Book your B1 test at Eurospeak now.

To book, you can call us at 0118 958 9599
or email courses@eurospeak.org.uk
or visit us at Eurospeak,29a Chain Street, Reading, RG1 2HX

**Despite our working knowledge of B1 ESOL exams, we are not immigration advisors and we recommend that you speak to your lawyer or immigration advisor for any immigration related advice.

Update: We no longer run the B1 Exam at Eurospeak, due to changes made by the UKVI from November 5th 2015. To book your B1 Exam Preparation class, please click here.

B1 ESOL Test – Frequently asked questions

Is it necessary to take classes before the B1 test?

Although it  is not mandatory to take classes to take the B1 test, if your level of English is not B1 standard, we highly recommend that you take classes to improve before you sit the exam. We run general English classes and can also arrange bespoke B1 test preparation classes for you. Here is a good video for B1 test.

How do I know if my English is B1 level?

If you are unsure what level your English is, please complete our online level test here: English Level Test. You level of English is Intermediate (B1 Level) if you score 60+. However, please note that the B1 test is a speaking and listening test and your level in these competencies may vary. Please speak to one of our advisors for a bespoke assessment of your level.

For a sample of B1 level English in a B1 exam, please watch the sample video, here: Sample B1 Speaking Test Video

Can I apply for leave to remain in the UK with an EMDQ B1 Qualification?

The UKVI website says:

You can prove your knowledge of English by having an English level B1 qualification that’s one of the following:
– on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications
– an ESOL qualification at Entry 3 or higher (eg Level 1 or 2) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
– an ESOL qualification at Scottish Qualifications Framework levels 4, 5 or 6 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland

EMDQ qualifications is on the OFQUAL register (Qualification Number: 600/7040/7).  Going by this UKVI criterion, you can apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) or British Citizenship with an EMDQ B1 ESOL Certificate. For the qualification to be acceptable, you must pass all four modules (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing).

However please note that we are not immigration advisors and we strongly recommend that you speak to a lawyer or immigration advisor for any immigration related advise.

What is the B1 test for a British passport/citizenship?

The B1 ESOL test is a English test, which is required by the UKVI (since October 2013) for those who need to prove their knowledge of English for British Citizenship or Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.

How much time does it take to get B1 test result?

After you sit the B1 test, you will receive the results within 10-14 working days. If you pay the additional fee for the premium / emergency service, you will receive your results within 5 working days.

What is the structure of the B1 test?

The test is 20 minutes long, and two candidates sit together with an ESOL examiner. The examiner asks both candidates questions on various topics, such as: work, home, family, school and hobbies. The examiner will direct the conversation, and the candidates will talk about different subjects to each other, and to the examiner. The candidates may also have to ask each other two or three questions. For a sample of the B1 test format, please look here:
LRN Sample B1 Test

Update: We no longer run the B1 Exam at Eurospeak, due to changes made by the UKVI from November 5th 2015. To book your B1 Exam Preparation class, please click here.

Free English Classes in Reading, Berkshire!

Special Offer only for July/August.
Book your B1 test at Eurospeak and get free afternoon English classes at Eurospeak Language School. These classes will be held from Monday to Friday from 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm.

Classes will be held by trainee teachers, training on Eurospeak’s Trinity CertTESOL Teacher Training Course.

So don’t miss this opportunity for Free English Classes in Reading! Visit Eurospeak for more information.

Address: 29a Chain Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2HX
Tel: 0118 958 9599
Email: courses@eurospeak.org.uk

B1 ESOL Speaking and Listening Examination

We are now running the Ofqual approved B1 Speaking and Listening   test approved by LRN. These tests take place at Eurospeak’s campus in the Reading Town Centre. and are held every Saturday or Sunday.

The B1 test will take about 17 minutes. In the test you are paired up with another candidate and are interviewed by the examiner.  To see a sample B1 exam, click below:

Sample B1 Speaking and Listening Test 

From 28th October 2013, anyone applying for permanent residence, settlement, naturalisation, ILR or British Citizenship must pass two exams unless someone is exempt. The two exams are as below:
– Life in the UK Test
– B1 Level ESOL Entry 3 exam approved by OFQUAL

How to book your test?
Step 1: Fill out the application form online
Step 2: Email a copy of your ID (passport or driving licence or residence permit) to courses@eurospeak.org.uk
Step 3: Call us on 0118 958 9599 to pay via debit/credit card or Pay in person at our school premises or pay via bank transfer (Eurospeak Language School, Account Number: 04294181, Sort Code: 403804) with reference as your first name.

OR

Please call us on: 0118 958 9599 or email us on courses@eurospeak.org.uk or walk to our school in the Reading Town Centre: Eurospeak, 29a Chain Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2HX and we can help you book it.

Update: We no longer run the B1 Exam at Eurospeak, due to changes made by the UKVI from November 5th 2015. To book your B1 Exam Preparation class, please click here.