About Us

HELLO to all students from Kate and the teachers, and Maria in the office.
We are starting the New Year 2020 and welcome all the new students to our school.

Because of the Corona Virus, we have to follow the government guidelines and, now the school is temporarily closed.  We are sad not to see all the familiar faces each day, but hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Many of the 2019 students have returned to continue with their classes, and progress in a different class, with new books, and new companions.  This is on hold, but in the not too distant future we will be opening again.

We are also delighted to say that we have just had our goverment inspection (ISI) and the result was OUTSTANDING.  We have been approved as EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS in all areas.  Thank you to all the hard work from the students and teachers.

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 100 international students at any one time.

We offer full-time and part-time courses in general English.There are day time and evening time classes, and also the £2 classes with the new teachers in training.

The school is in an attractive historic building in a quiet conservation area in the heart of Reading.  It is only 5 minutes' walk from the Oracle central shopping and leisure area.



The school has been inspected on a regular basis by the Independent Schools Inspectorate and has received the highest rating of EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS in all areas.


Teacher Training

Our on-site courses are for native and non-native students to train for the University of Cambridge CELTA qualification, the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.

We also run courses for experienced teachers leading to the University of Cambridge Delta.


Cambridge Exam Centre

Cambridge Assessment Exam Centre

This is an Accredited Centre for the Cambridge Assessment English 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.

Contact us

The English Language Centre

Call us on +44 (0)118 939 1833

Email us on info@efl-reading.co.uk

Drop in to see us any time during the week at 6b Church Street, Reading, RG1 2SB

Principal: Kate Pepper