General English

Which class will I be in?

When you arrive and enrol at the school you will be given a placement test, which will determine which class/classes you will be able to attend. The placement test includes a grammar,writing and speaking test. The staff and teachers will look at your overall results and decide which level(s) to put you in. You may be put into two different levels. For example if your spoken English is good but you have a low score in the grammar part of the test we may decide to include Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate classes so that you benefit from two levels.

Beginner and Elementary

The school does not run courses for beginners or at the elementary level although private one-to-one tuition may be available. Please contact us for more information.


This level enables people to gain basic English skills, understand short notices and simple spoken directions, communicate in familiar situations.


At this level, learners should be able to cope linguistically in a range of every day situations which require use of English in their own or foreign country, in contact with native and non-native speakers of the language.

First Certificate

Learners should have a wide grasp of vocabulary, be able to construct an argument, use appropriate communication styles for a variety of situations, be aware of register and of the conventions of politeness and degrees of formality as they are expressed through language.


It indicates a high level of language competence for candidates wishing to use English for professional or study purposes and communicate confidently in most daily situations & work.


This is the highest level course which shows progress beyond a good knowledge of vocabulary and grammar and the ability to use the language in real contexts. Ideal for those seeking to work or study abroad, or to develop a career which requires language skills.

Student Testimonials

Learning and improving my English was one of the purposes when I came to England (Reading) for the first time, and I am glad to say that I would have not chosen better with this academy during my 2 month period here. Although at the beginning I had doubts about other schools and TELC, the appealing price and amazing work atmosphere of the last one completely convinced me. Moreover, I’m more than grateful to Kate and Lucy, respective teachers, and the most brilliant receptionist Kasia, for their professionalism and effort apart from that sense of humour that made the classes very entertained. Therefore, for all these reasons I would highly recommend this school to everyone who is interested in learning English but at the same time to spend a great time with people that make you feel like you are at home. Thank you so much *****

Javier, Spain

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