Courses

ELC courses

Our courses are designed to be practical, efficient and to encourage you to improve your English. They are well planned by our experienced and enthusiastic teachers, lively and fun, for you to make fast progress in English. All courses will allow you to activate your passive English and build on what you already know. A positive attitude to study, determination and motivation will help you gain your goal.

You will take an Entrance Test during your first morning, to assess your English language level and then you will be placed in the appropriate group. A Progress Test may be taken and must be passed before you move up a level. Alternatively you may be upgraded, by special recommendation, from your teacher.

A graded ‘ELC’ Certificate showing your CEFR English language level and ability in the 6 skills ( Speaking, Pronunciation, Listening, Reading, Writing and Motivation / Attitude) will be given at the end of the course – click to see a sample

‘Many students come to ‘ELC’ on a Short Term Study Visa for 6 or 11 months to prepare for the IELTS test to enable them to enter Higher Education or University in the UK.
Students who need a UKVI CAS visa for Higher Education or University in the UK will need an IELTS score of 4.0 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The IELTS test must now be taken at an approved UKVI Secure English Language Test (SELT) centre in the UK or in your country – check: See PDF ..
The ‘ELC’ range of English language courses may lead to the following examinations e.g. IELTS / TOEFL, Cambridge (KET, PET,FCE,CAE)
Those students wishing to follow an IELTS and / or other examination course e.g. Cambridge First should have an Intermediate level of English equivalent to a minimum IELTS score of 4.5.
This is particularly if they wish to join a University International Foundation Programme in the future which will normally require and entry score of 5.5 or higher.
A University Masters (MSc) course will normally require an IELTS entry level score of 6.5.
A doctorate (PhD) will require an IELTS entry score of minimum of 7.0 or higher.’

Students can start their courses on any day of the week and do not need to buy any books. ‘ELC’ provides all hand outs and materials which will include photo copies of standard texts, specifically prepared materials by ‘ELC’, use of the Internet and audio systems.

Courses are arranged during the morning and the afternoon, so students can combine group classes with individual tuition if they wish.
Dates for your Diary: School Closed

Christmasclosed: 16th December 2017 - open: 8th January 20182017/2018
Easter
closed: 30th March - open: 9th April2018
Public Holidayclosed: 7th May & 28th May & 27th August2018
Christmasclosed:15th December 2018 - open 7th January 20192018/2019

adrien

I improved my English day after day. Thanks to ‘ELC’. Reading is a very nice town, great, lively and quiet. I chose ‘ELC’ as my best friend advised me. I would recommend ‘ELC’ as it is interesting to meet people from different countries and there read more...

Adrien, France 5th March 2015

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Dates for your Diary: School Closed
Christmasclosed: 16th December 2017 - open: 8th January 20182017/2018
Easter
closed: 30th March - open: 9th April2018
Public Holidayclosed: 7th May & 28th May & 27th August2018
Christmasclosed:15th December 2018 - open 7th January 20192018/2019
Levels:

CEFR A1+ False Beginner, CEFR A2 Low Elementary, CEFR B1 Pre-Intermediate, CEFR B2 Standard Intermediate, CEFR B2+ Upper Intermediate, CEFR C1 Advanced.