Southern Lakes English College offers English language courses to international students and preparation for examinations such as Cambridge, TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System). SLEC is a full testing centre for Cambridge and TOEIC exams, and an offshore testing centre for a variety of other examinations and centres, as well as a CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) training centre for the University of Cambridge. SLEC staff are well-qualified, experienced and caring. The school is proud of its supportive ‘family’ atmosphere where students make lifetime friendships as they study, play sport and have fun together. On their first day, students are given a placement test so the school can ensure that they are placed into the most appropriate class. All students’ progress is monitored carefully to ensure they are maximising their own learning potential.