Answers to common questions about the Reading Course

Here are answers to some common questions about the Reading Course. If you want to improve your reading skills and increase your vocabulary, sign up today!

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What level is this course?

The Reading Course is good for intermediate to upper-intermediate level English students. Advanced students may also benefit, especially from the version of the course that includes teacher correction and feedback of your writing. This course is not recommended for beginners or pre-intermediate students.

If you’re not sure about your level, just take the free sample lesson to see if the Reading Course is right for you!

How long will I have access to the lessons?

Your access is permanent! You can take the lessons anytime now or in the future. If you have any difficulty accessing your course, please email me and I’m happy to help you.


The Reading Course has 40 lessons – each lesson includes an article and worksheet with a comprehension quiz and vocabulary exercises.

The lower-priced version of the course contains these 40 lessons.

The higher-priced version of the course contains the same 40 lessons PLUS each lesson includes an additional writing task, where you can send in your text for correction. This is a great way to get direct feedback from an English teacher!

How long does it take to get teacher feedback after I send in my writing task?

Usually about 1-3 days. We correct homework as fast as we can, but sometimes it takes a little longer if a lot of students send work at the same time. You can continue to the next lesson even if you haven’t received feedback on the previous one yet. We always respond and correct the homework in the order it was submitted.

Can you correct my essay / letter / other text that is not related to the course?

Sorry, we can’t do that. We only provide correction for the assignments inside Espresso English courses.

What are the lesson topics?

The topics are varied, from history to culture to science to lifestyle. You can see the topic list here. These articles are not “simplified” for English learners… they were written at a typical reading level for normal native English speakers! (They are also not extra-advanced like some academic/scientific papers.)

Will this course help me for the IELTS / TOEFL / TOEIC / Cambridge exams?

The Reading Course will help you improve your reading skills and vocabulary in GENERAL. However, it does NOT follow the format of any specific exam. If you are preparing for a particular test, I recommend using resources specific to that test (such as online practice tests). You can find some at

How much vocabulary will I learn in the Reading Course? How is it different from your Vocabulary Builder Courses?

You’ll learn more than 1,000 words in the Reading Course!

Most of these words are different from the ones in my Vocabulary Builder Courses. The lesson format is also different – the Vocabulary Builder Courses teach groups of related words more directly, and the Reading Course teaches you words in the context of the article.

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