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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.

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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.

 

 

Studying at Eurospeak – Visas & Immigration

Do I need a visa to study at Eurospeak?

If you are from one of the 28 countries in the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) then you do not need a visa to study English at Eurospeak.

Please find a list of these countries here.

If you are from outside of the EU and the EEA, you need a visa to study English with us at Eurospeak.

Which type of visa do I need?

Up to 6 months study: Student Visitor Visa
6 to 11 months study: Extended Student Visitor Visa

 What documents do I need to apply for a Student Visitor Visa?

1. The completed application form.

2. A valid passport (or travel document).

3. Two passport sized colour photographs.

4. Visa Letter from Eurospeak – you will receive this from us after you have paid your complete fee.

5. Evidence of money to support yourself – you must have enough money to pay for living costs without working (bank statements or payslips).

How much does the visa cost?

The current application fee is:

Student Visitor Visa: £83
Extended Student Visitor Visa: £150

How long does it take to get the visa?

You should get your visa within 3 weeks.

For more information, check information about Student Visitor Visas on the UK Government website.

If you would like to study with us, please complete our online application form here: Eurospeak Application Form, or contact Andrew on: international@eurospeak.org.uk.

Is the NOCN Entry Level 3 ESOL Qualification accepted by the UKBA?

If you are planning to apply for Indefinite Leave to remain (ILR) or British Citizenship, you will need to take the B1 ESOL Entry Level 3 Speaking & Listening Exam. This exam is purely for candidates who wish to apply for ILR or Citizenship, and there are a number of different awarding bodies who issue acceptable certificates.

In accordance with the UKVI website:

“You can prove your knowledge of English by having an English level B1, B2, C1 or C2 level 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
  • an ESOL qualification at Scottish Qualifications Framework levels 4, 5 or 6 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland
  • on the Home Office’s list of recognised English tests and qualifications

Therefore, the NOCN Entry Level Award in ESOL Skills for Life (speaking and listening) (Entry 3) (QCF)  qualification meets the requirements as it is Entry Level 3, and is on the Ofqual register.

Here is the link to the Ofqual register which outlines the qualification details: http://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification/Details/601_4011_2

If you are interested in taking this exam in Reading, Berkshire or live in a neighbouring county, like Wiltshire or Oxfordshire, please contact us for more information.

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.

Learn English in 2015!

Why learn English in 2015?

We all know that English is the international language, but there are many other great reasons to learn English this year..

The Internet

It is no secret that English is the language of the internet. Of all the languages used on the internet, English is the overwhelming favourite.

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A study made by W3Techs showed that in April 2013, almost 55% of the most visited websites used English as their content language. Although, the number of non-English pages is rapidly expanding. According to Alexandru Rotaru, the use of English online increased by around 281% from 2001 to 2011, a lower rate of growth than that of Spanish (743%), Chinese (1,277%), Russian (1,826%) or Arabic (2,501%) over the same period.

Music

English music sells well, nobody can argue about that. Not only is English language music popular in English speaking countries, but people from Portugal to Japan, Nigeria to The Phillipines, who has not heard of The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna or Adele? Many foreign singers also like to use English to express themselves in song, for example, Gangnam Style and

English speakers  do not have a better musical sense or make the most romantic or poetic songs. Italian and French songs are arguably better in that respect. As far as English lyrics are concerned, most English songs are not concerned with poetry and language exploration. For example, have you ever heard ‘Barbie Girl’…!?

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.

Afternoon English Conversation Classes in Reading

English Classes in ReadingOur English conversation classes are a great way to improve your Spoken English. The level of the class varies from Intermediate to Upper-Intermediate (even Advanced sometimes).

Discussions are held on a variety of topics such as sports, politics, business, and day-to-day English.

Classes are held from Monday to Thursday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and are taught by one of our most experience EFL tutor.

So if you are looking for some speaking / conversation practice under the supervision on an experience tutor – sign up for our afternoon class now. Call 0118 958 9599 or email info@eurospeak.org.uk to book.

B1 English Test – Berkshire

You can now take your B1 English test in Reading, Berkshire at Eurospeak  Language School, located in the Reading Town Centre.

Who needs the B1 test?

From 28th October 2013, anyone applying for permanent settlement 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 exams in speaking and listening

How long will the B1 test take?

The B1 ESOL test will take about 2.5 hour. The test will consist of a speaking, listening, reading and writing component.

When can you take the test?

At our B1 exam centre in Reading, the test can be taken on all weekdays and even on weekends. The candidate needs to complete the booking at Eurospeak, at least 3 days prior to the test date.

How much does the test cost?

Here are the prices for the B1 test:

Standard: £150 (Results will take 2-3 weeks)
Emergency: £200 (Results will take 4-6 working days)

**An extra charge of £30 will be applied for test taken over the weekends.

Do you offer any discounts?

For bookings made after the 20th of March 2014, we will offer a £15 discount if you refer a friend to our centre for the B1 exam.

Where will the test be held?

We have two centres in Reading. The test will be held either at:

Eurospeak, 29a Chain Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2HX
or
Eurospeak, 45 West Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1TZ

How to book your test?

To book your test 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, 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.

Intensive English courses in Berkshire

intensive English class readingEurospeak Language School offers intensive English courses in Berkshire to those who are looking to make quick improvements to their English language. Students can choose to mix General English, Cambridge Exam preparation, IELTS or English conversation classes to suit their needs.

Students can also choose to mix group English classes with 1-1 English classes to have a more personalised learning program. Our classes are held in the morning, afternoon and evenings.

Eurospeak also offers a great cultural experience with students getting the opportunity to interact with people from diverse backgrounds. Our regular social events really help the students make friends while practicing their English outside of the classroom.

So what are you waiting for? Start your English classes at Eurospeak now!

Contact us for more information about our timetable and prices.