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Language training class

Language training courses

Tackling the challenge that international students face regarding language testing, Berkshire offers comprehensive language training delivered by top-tier instructors. They spearhead prestigious small classes and one-on-one VIP classes. These include classes for IELTS, COPE, MELAB, and SAT.

Our Prestigious Teaching Team

Veli Zhao

IELTS SPEAKING AND WRITING INSTRUCTOR

Veli Zhao

Highly familiar with Canadian language testing standards; well-versed in university entrance language tests and immigration language tests. Equipped with profound knowledge about the learning process. She uses systematic and effective teaching methods and strategies to help students. She is a renowned former head speaker in the global IELTS Beijing headquarters, a founding member of Berkshire’s Toronto campus, and a chief listening/reading skills instructor on site.

Julia

IELTS SPEAKING AND WRITING INSTRUCTOR

Julia

Renowned former teacher in Shanghai; experienced in IELTS/COPE/SSAT preparation for students both in China and in Toronto, Canada. She focuses her teaching in the areas of listening and speaking. To help students who have lower proficiency in these areas, she uses her own unique methods of applying English in class to help students quickly improve their listening and speaking skills. She has a rich foundation rooted in having been educated in both China and Canada. She is meticulous and patient with students, always helping them to correct their pronunciation, improve their thought process, and apply techniques to improve listening. She also skillfully identifies the amount of time students need to prepare to obtain their desired test scores.  She has on numerous occasions brought up high-achieving students in both one-on-one and small class settings.

Jasmine Milani

IELTS SPEAKING AND WRITING INSTRUCTOR

Jasmine Milani

Jasmine is an experienced IELTS writing examiner, with 12 years of having been an speaking test examiner. She has had 18 years of experience with IELTS preparation and 15 years with TOEFL preparation. Jasmine’s excellent teaching system and teaching methods, combined with her knowledge of Cambridge test scoring criteria, has helped numerous students improve their English communication skills overall and achieve high scores on language tests.

Plamen Kushkiev

IELTS SPEAKING AND WRITING INSTRUCTOR

Plamen Kushkiev

Plamen has had 11 years of Cambridge English system training experience, and is very well-versed in all aspects of the Cambridge English test including scoring criteria, test format, and test content. He has spent numerous years of research on teaching, and has established a teaching system that has been well loved and well received by students. Plamen’s teaching style is strict, rigorous, and responsible. He mainly focuses on strengthening pre-IELTS test speaking skills for students in a one-on-one setting, and his dedication has led to excellent student achievements in speaking tests.