I'm proud to teach and lecture courses across all levels. Over the years I've helped students of all ages boost their education and surpass their academic goals. Scroll below to review my available courses.
Prof. Leonardo Pugliese
What are lessons like at ispeakezy?
ispeakezy devises syllabi to those who want to take on a new and exciting challenge in their personal and professional life. We know how important it is for you to meet your objectives when you decide to take up a course in English, so our study programmes are designed by taking account of your needs and interests. If you're ready to embark on a new learning journey with us, we'll be thrilled to bits to turn your goals into reality.
The structure of the course
In your classes we may follow a course book to give you a basic structure to the course, but we will use a lot of other materials and give you worksheets. So you will need to create a file to organise your work and notes.
In your lessons we will practise the 4 skills of:
You will learn a lot of new vocabulary and expressions that you need to write down and to practise regularly. In class you will be learning new things about English and/or Spanish and there will be a constant review so as to consolidate everything discussed in our course and in previous ones. You will have progress tests which will help to show you how your learning process is going.
Attendance and punctuality
Although everyone has commitments and occasional problems, good attendance means good punctuality too. Everyone (including your teacher!) is expected to be on time for classes!
You should expect to be given some homework after most classes. You don't need to do it, but you will make much faster progress if you do. If you don't do homework, you may find that some of the next lesson is wasted on you.
You should expect to get your homework back no more than a week after giving it to your teacher.
These regular courses aim to cover content related to everyday situations. In my classes you'll be exposed to "fresh" English and/or Spanish, which will help you use it/them outside of the classroom. Together we'll be working intensively on the four skills of the language (Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing).
Regular English and Spanish courses offered to:
ispeakezy has designed courses for professionals who need to expand their business internationally using either English or Spanish as a mediator for communication and understanding. My dynamic lessons aim to equip my clients with effective tools for a globalised world in which English serves as a bridge to connect people.
Get ready to boost your language skills at ispeakezy!
Business courses offered to:
Studying for an international exam can be stress-free if you plan ahead with ispeakezy. Scroll below and find out my available courses for the preparation for international certification exams:
English language certifications
General and higher education
General and higher education
Aimed at anyone who needs to gain confidence in English to pursue their own personal goals. These examinations are a great option if you need to prove your English language skills to get admitted at university or boost your career.
Aimed at students who have started their first years of formal education and need to get ready for their international exams at school. These courses are designed to improve learners' language skills and keep them motivated along their learning journey.
B1 Business Preliminary
B2 Business Vantage
C1 Business Higher
Pre A1 Starters
A2 Key for Schools
B1 Preliminary for Schools
B2 First for Schools
Aimed at professionals who need to prove their English language skills in a competitive, workplace environment.
IELTS is an acronym, which stands for the International English Language Testing System. This examination is ideal for those who need to study and/or work abroad where English is the official language. Within the most popular countries where IELTS serves as a proof that you meet the English level standards we can mention the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
As for its score, there is no such thing as a "passing mark". The aim of the exam is to assess the level of English of the examinee, who will be marked on a scale of 1-9. It is important to take into consideration that each university, workplace, institution will set their own IELTS score requirements. Therefore, this means the score will depend on where the examination must be presented.
IELTS score scale
9 - Expert user
8 - Very good user
7 - Good user
6 - Competent user
5 - Modest user
4 - Limited user
3 - Extremely limited user
2 - Intermittent user
1 - Non-user
0 - Did not attempt the test
What does the IELTS score scale represent according to the Common European Framework of Reference?
CEFR levels IELTS score
C2 8.0 - 9.0
C1 6.5 - 7.5
B2 5.5 - 6.0
B1 4.0 - 5.0
The Test of English as a Foreign Language, commonly known as TOEFL, is a standarised test, which measures your command of English and it is one of the mandatory requirements to get submitted at universities in countries such as the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and across Europe and Asia. Because of its academic setting, this exam is usually taken by those who need to demonstrate their linguistic competence in English for any academic purposes.
Like IELTS, having a determined English level is not needed, as TOEFL evaluates the test taker's English language skills. TOEFL uses a scale of 0-120 points to measure the examinee's performance on this exam. The mark needed will entirely depend on the insitution and/or university that you wish to apply to.
TOEFL score according to the Common European Framework of Reference
CEFR levels TOEFL score
C1 or above 95 - 120
B2 72 - 94
B1 42 - 71
The Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) is an English-language proficiency test, which assesses the listening and reading skills of a candidate who needs to demonstrate their command of the language in a business setting. TOEIC is a standarised examination and its format has been divided into two sections:
Like IELTS and TOEFL, TOEIC does not have a "passing mark". However, there is a maximum and minimum score and the scale used is from 0 to 990 points.
TOEIC score according to the Common European Framework of Reference
CEFR levels TOEIC score
C1 945 - 990
B2 785 - 940
B1 550 - 780
A2 225 - 545
A1 120 - 220
Spanish language certifications
The DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is an exam that certifies the degree of competence and mastery of the Spanish language. It can be taken by anyone who needs to demonstrate their knowledge and it covers all levels of the CEFR (Common European Framework Reference):
CEFR levels DELE exams
C2 DELE C2
C1 DELE C1
B2 DELE B2
B1 DELE B1
A2 DELE A2
A1 DELE A1
DELE exams are internationally recognised and the result you get doesn't have an expiry date. However, it is the institution that you wish to present the exam at that may choose how long to accept results for. It is highly recommended that you contact the institution where you want to present the result of your DELE exam for furhter information.
Want to be sure ispeakezy is the right solution for you?
ispeakezy offers you a complete check-up of your level of the language,
completely free of charge
which will allow us to establish your language level in
relation to the CEFR (Common European Framework). Click below to book your slot and
find out what your level is: