We have been an English Language Centre since 1984 and we welcome you to our current Academic Term. There are eight members of staff who are qualified and experienced teachers, and up to 150 international students at any one time.
The two storey centre is an attractive historic building in a quiet conservation area in the heart of Reading, 5 minutes' walk from the Oracle central shopping and leisure area. We have four classrooms, study rooms with internet access, and a kitchen.
ISI (the Independent Schools Inspectorate) inspected the English Language Centre in November 2012 and reinspected in October 2013, December 2015 and 2016, all times awarding the highest grade, Exceeding Expectation, in all areas:
- The quality of the curriculum, teaching and learnersí achievement
- Studentsí welfare, including health and safety
- The effectiveness of governance, leadership and management
The most recent full inspection took place on 15th November 2016 and the school has maintained the status of EXCELLENT. The quality of education was judged to exceed expectations once again.
This is an Accredited Centre for the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations which we organise in Reading for our own students and also students from other schools and language centres in Berkshire and surrounding areas.
Delta - Teacher Training Diploma
We run courses for experienced teachers leading to the University of Cambridge Delta.
CELTA - Teacher Training Certificate
Day time and Evening courses
Our courses are for native and non-native students to train for the CELTA (University of Cambridge ESOL) qualification. Trainees follow the Cambridge syllabus towards gaining the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. The input and teaching practice all take place on site.
Presently there are three courses per year held on two weekdays for approximately ten weeks.
We also run a course outside normal working hours (two evenings a week for three months plus three Saturdays).
Over the past year we have welcomed students from over 50 countries around the world.
The mix by age and gender is broken down in these charts.