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Student FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

Eurospeak Language School Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How many classes do I have left?
2. When does my course/membership finish?
3. When does the next term start? or When does this term finish?
4. I missed some classes during my membership. Do I lose the classes?
5. Can I transfer my membership classes to another student?
6. Can I transfer my remaining classes to another student?
7. Can I transfer my morning/afternoon/evening classes to morning/afternoon/evening classes?
8. Can I move up/down to another class?
9. How long does the course take?
10. Can I join an existing course?
11. What does General English class include?
12. How many people are in one class?
13. Which books do you use in class?
14. Do I have to buy a book?
15. When is the next Cambridge FCE/CAE Exam?
16. Can I register for the Cambridge FCE/CAE Exam?
17. Can I register for Cambridge FCE/CAE Exam even I am not your student?
18. Can you post my Cambridge certificate to my country?
19. Are you open during Christmas?
20. What happens to classes I miss through Bank Holidays?
21. Can I have a refund for my classes?
22. If my visa is refused, will my fees be refunded?
23. My company/employer is going to pay for my course. Can you send an invoice?
24. Can an under 18 study outside of summer school?
25. Can you help me find accommodation?
26. Can I take the IELTS exam with Eurospeak?


1. How many classes do I have left?

Please ask us by email, telephone or in person about how many classes you have left, and we will be happy to tell you.

2. When does my course/membership finish?

Please ask us which day your course finished by email, telephone or in person and we will be happy to tell you

3. When does the next term start? or When does this term finish?

Please see our term dates for 2017 below:

Winter Term 2017 (12 Weeks)
Starting: 3rd January 2017
Finishing: 24th March 2017

Spring Term 2017 (12 weeks)
Starting: 27th March 2017
Finishing: 16th June 2017

Summer Term 2017 (11 weeks)
Starting: 19th June 2017
Finishing: 1st September 2017

Autumn Term 2017 (15 weeks)
Starting: 4th September 2017
Finishing: 15th December 2017

4. I missed some classes during my membership. Do I lose the classes?

Yes.

On the membership scheme, you lose any classes you do not attend during the membership period. If you have any holidays or days that you cannot attend during the membership, you must tell us when you pay for the membership and sign the terms and conditions. Please see the membership terms and conditions here.

5. Can I transfer my membership classes to another student?

No.

On the membership scheme, you cannot transfer the membership to any other student. Please see the membership terms and conditions here.

6. Can I transfer my remaining classes to another student?

No.

As a PAYG student, you cannot transfer any classes to any other student.

7. Can I transfer my morning/afternoon/evening classes to morning/afternoon/evening classes?

Yes.

Please ask us if you want to switch your classes to another session, and we will work out if it is possible.

8. Can I move up/down to another class?

Yes – but you cannot move up and down to different classes when you want.

If you want to move to a higher level, you should speak with your teacher and ask if they think that you are ready to go up to a higher level.

If you want to move to a lower level, you should explain to your teacher why you want to move down, and tell us at reception. We will work out if it is possible for you to move.

9. How long does the course take?

Usually each class completes a coursebook within one term (12 – 15 weeks).

10. Can I join an existing course?

Yes.

We operate a continuous enrolment policy, so you can join any class, at any time of year.

11. What does General English class include?

General English classes include a mixture of speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will practice each part of the language equally.

12. How many people are in one class?

On average there are around 8 – 12 people in each class.

13. Which books do you use in class?

For the Winter 2017 term, we are currently using the following books in class:


Morning and Evening Elementary (A1) Class:
New English File Elementary

 

Morning and Evening Pre-Intermediate (A2) Class: English File 3rd Edition – Pre-Intermediate

 

 


Morning and Evening Intermediate (B1) Class: English File 3rd Edition – Intermediate

 


Morning Upper-Intermediate/FCE Preparation (B2) Class: Complete First

 


Morning Advanced/CAE Preparation (C1) Class: Objective Advanced

 


Morning IELTS Preparation Class: Ready For IELTS

 

 


Evening Upper-Intermediate (B2) Class: Straightforward Upper-Intermediate

 

 


Evening Advanced (C1) Class: Complete Advanced

 

 


Evening Business English: Business Result Upper-Intermediate

 

 

14. Do I have to buy a book?

Yes.

Every student must buy a book for the classes they attend.

15. When is the next Cambridge FCE/CAE Exam?

The next Cambridge exams at Eurospeak are as follows:

FCE (Cambridge First Certificate in English)
Date: Saturday 8th April 2017
Price: £125
Final Registration: 10th February 2017
Late Entries Accepted Until: 24th February 2017
Late Entry Fee: £25
Speaking Exam: TBC (31st March – 9th April 2017)

CAE (Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English)
Date: Saturday 1st April 2017
Price: £130
Final Registration: 10th February 2017
Late Entries Accepted Until: 24th February 2017
Late Entry Fee: £25
Speaking Exam: TBC (24th March – 2nd April 2017)

16. Can I register for the Cambridge FCE/CAE Exam?

Yes.

To register for the exam, you need to:
– Complete the Cambridge Exam Registration Form
– Bring a copy of your ID
– Pay the exam fee

Please email us or ask at reception, and we will be able to give you more information about the exam.

17. Can I register for Cambridge FCE/CAE Exam even I am not your student?

No.

We are a closed exam centre, therefore only students that study with us at Eurospeak are eligible to register for Cambridge exams at our centre.

18. Can you post my Cambridge certificate to my country?

Yes.

We can post Cambridge certificates to anywhere in the world, but you must pay for the postage cost. Within Europe, the cost is £10. Please make sure you give us your address too!

19. Are you open during Christmas?

Yes.

Our classes do not run for 2 weeks during the holiday period between Christmas and New Year.

Please see our bank holiday and school closed dates for 2017/18 here.

20. What happens to classes I miss through Bank Holidays?

If you are on a membership scheme, bank holidays are not counted in the days you can attend.

If you are a student visitor, bank holidays are included in the booking period and you lose these days.

If you are a PAYG student,

21. Can I have a refund for my classes?

No.

We do not issue refunds for any classes already booked and paid. Please read our terms and conditions before you pay for your classes to make sure you fully understand them.

22. If my visa is refused, will my fees be refunded?

If your Student Visitor Visa is refused, we can issue a refund.

To issue the refund for a visa refusal, we require the following documents:
– Complete copy of all pages of the visa refusal letter.
– Complete copy of all pages of the students passport.
– Completion of the Refund Request Form here.

23. My company/employer is going to pay for my course. Can you send an invoice?

Yes.

Please put us in contact with your employer’s HR or Accounts department, and we will send an invoice to them for your course or classes.

24. Can an under 18 study outside of summer school?

Yes.

The minimum age of students in our adult classes, outside of summer is 16 years old.

25. Can you help me find accommodation?

Yes.

We offer the following types of accommodation:
– Host Family
– Student Residence

Please see our accommodation page here for more information.

26. Can I take the IELTS exam with Eurospeak?

No.

We offer IELTS Exam Preparation classes, but you cannot take the IELTS exam at Eurospeak. If you need help booking your IELTS exam, please ask and we will be happy to help.

Cheer up your January in Reading!

Farmers’ Market

Why not be inspired to try something new this January, and visit one of the upcoming events in Reading:

1. Reading Farmers’ Market
Saturday 7th January
8:30am – 12:00

The Farmers’ Market takes place on Great Knolly’s Street, and is a 5 minute walk from the town centre. There is always a good selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and bakery goods.

It is a great experience if you have never visited a Farmers’ Market in the UK before, and the money you spend supports local farmers. Check it out!

2. British Military Fitness Training
Saturday 7th January
9:00am – 10:00am

The British Military training is a free event in Prospect Park, which you can join in and be trained by the British Military! Find out how the British Military train, and do something different on your Saturday morning.

3. CHOW Food Market
Friday 6th January
9:00am – 16:00pm

The CHOW Reading Food Market is back! It will be serving all your favourites types of food from all over the world, from Jerk Chicken, Falafel and Homemade Burgers to Baklava, Mexican and  delicious Handmade Pizzas.

The food market takes place at Market Place Square in Reading, every Friday!

Testimonials 3.

IMG_20160331_125206My name is Elf, I am from Thailand and I am very happy in Eurospeak because we use the newest teaching materials and the most modern interactive white boards, and the people is very nice, also Reading have a excellent transport links of the UK and I can travel around the country. And now I know a lot of places.

Testimonials 2.

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Hello! My name is Kai, I am 23 years old, I am from Switzerland and I’m studying at Eurospeak in upper-intermediate level and I feel satisfied with the results. My conversation has improved a lot since the day that I arrived. Study in Eurospeak I think is one of the best things because you can get to know a lot of people.

Testimonials

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My name is Miriam, I am from Mexico, I am 28 years old and I am living in Reading, I have studied Graphic Designer, and the best option for my job is learn English. Classes are fun and productive because the students are friendly and my teacher is amazing, we are a multicultural student community and great learning atmosphere.

 

 

Christmas Holiday Opening Hours

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!

christmas tree

If you have any queries over Christmas, you can find our opening hours bellow:

Monday 21st December – 9:00am – 18:00pm
Tuesday 22nd December – 9:00am – 18:00pm
Wednesday 23rd December – 9:00am – 18:00pm
Thursday 24th December – 9:00am – 18:00pm
Friday 25th December – Closed.
Saturday 26th December – Closed.
Sunday 27th December – Closed.
Monday 28th December – 9:00am – 18:00pm
Tuesday 29th December – 9:00am – 18:00pm
Wednesday 30th December – 9:00am- 18:00pm
Thursday 31st December – 9:00am – 18:00pm
Friday 1st January – Closed.
Saturday 2nd January – Closed.
Sunday 3rd January – Closed.
Monday 4th January – 8:30am – 20:30pm – classes
Resume as per normal schedule.

We look forward to seeing you next term!!

Halloween Party!

Good news everyone!

Halloween party was a success!  and there is still  a chance to win £40!  Share your favorite picture on our Facebook page with your friends, the picture with the most “LIKES” will win £40!

Competition will finish on Friday 6th November 2015 at 18:00. The winner will be informed by email on Monday 9th November 2015.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

And here are some of the…Halloween costumes from Friday!
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Cambridge Advanced (C1) Preparation Classes

At Eurospeak our Morning CAE (C1) Preparation classes  will be continuing from Wednesday 9th September 2015.

These classes run Wednesday, Thursday & Friday; 9:30am – 12:45pm.

Each class costs £18, and we have a minimum booking of 5 classes (£90).

For 5 weeks (15 classes) the total cost of the classes would be £270. For 10 weeks (30 classes) the total cost of the classes would be £540.

We require payment in advance. If you book the classes 5 at a time, you will only be charged for each class when you attend.

We also offer a 10 week membership option (30 classes) which costs £450. This is a 27% saving on the regular price.

With the membership option, if you do not attend a class, you will still be charged for the class and the classes paid for will be finished after the 10 week period once you have started.

The only other cost would be the book, which is mandatory to buy, and can be bought for around £25 from Amazon. Once you start the classes, you should ask your teacher which book the class is using, and you can either buy it yourself, or ask at reception for us to order it for you.

Advanced Evening classes are back!

From Tuesday 8th September 2015, Advanced Evening classes will run every Tuesday & Thursday from 18:30pm – 20:30pm.

Each class costs £12, and we have a minimum booking of 5 classes (£60).

For 5 weeks (10 classes) the total cost of the classes would be £120. For 10 weeks (20 classes) the total cost of the classes would be £240.

We require payment in advance. If you book the classes 5 at a time, you will only be charged for each class when you attend.

We also offer a 10 week membership option (20 classes) which costs £180. This is a 25% saving on the regular price.

We also offer a 20 week membership option (40 classes) which costs £320. This is a 33% saving on the regular price.

We also offer a 40 week membership option (80 classes) which costs £480. This is a 50% saving on the regular price.

For more information, please email us on info@eurospeak.org.uk or call us on 01189589599.

Autumn term timetable

We have General English morning classes from Monday – Friday at 9.30am – 12.45am.

We also run Conversation classes from 2pm – 4pm, Monday to Friday.

General English evening classes from Monday – Thursday at 6:30pm – 8:30pm (depending on the level).

Course timetable

Autumn Timetable
Autumn Timetable