Eurospeak was founded as a school of English as a Foreign
Language (EFL) in October 1992. Originally starting with a few
evening and Saturday classes for visitors and au-pair girls
working with families in the Reading area, within a year the
demand for lessons grew to cover the mornings, afternoons and
evenings every day. To meet this increased demand we soon
assembled a group of competent, friendly teachers and more and
thus the ranks of loyal and successful students grew as we
expanded and even began arranging activities and tours for them
such as several day trips to France.
Over this time Eurospeak had built up its reputation by
employing good teachers, having reasonable prices, having a
friendly helpful atmosphere and organizing activities of
interest to the students. As the demand grew beyond lessons for
immigrants residing in the UK, the college began to support
students who needed student visas and in the space of just 4
years, Eurospeak became an international college that welcomed
students from all over the globe. This meant the organization of
full-time timetables so that students could be accommodated for
the required 15 hours or more of tuition each week. In time, as
student numbers grew so did the need for more teachers. Also,
during 1995 we began to organise Summer School classes and a
full programme of excursions for younger students (13+), such as
bus trips around the UK including several trips to Scotland.
During this five year period we also started entering our
students for the Cambridge ESOL exams and by 1998 we had become
a national exam centre recognized by Cambridge University. In
the years that followed Eurospeak continued to flourish.
In 2002 the Director realized how important it is to give
everybody the opportunity to learn to operate a computer and so
the college added a new discipline of IT studies in the form of
a full CLAiT course at all three levels. This went on to be of
great help and interest to many students and in 2003 Eurospeak
became a recognized centre for OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and the
Royal Society of Arts) IT exams. Further, due to the expansion
of the college, we needed to move to new and bigger premises.
2009 to the present
In 2009 when the new visa regulations were introduced, we were
accredited by ASIC (Accreditation Service for International Colleges.)
The current proprietors are Gaurav Vahi and Udit Khanna, who can be
contacted at 45 West Street, reading RG1 1TZ.
Come to Eurospeak and become a valued part of our history!