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Exam preparation - Cambridge English: First and Advanced


Cambridge exam preparation courses are for students who want to prepare for the Cambridge English: First (formally FCE) and Cambridge English: Advanced (formally CAE) exams in a small group with a maximum of 5 students. 

You will improve your general English speaking and listening communication as well as exam techniques, vocabulary, grammar and skills relevant to the First or Advanced exam.

What to expect:

  • Expand vocabulary areas suitable for general topics & for the specific exam
  • Give presentations and work on pronunciation
  • Improve communication skills in English
  • Work on grammatical accuracy
  • Practise past exam papers: reading, writing & listening
  • Do mock speaking exams under test conditions

Course profile:

  • Full time: First & Advanced Exam Preparation courses consist of 25 hours per week. You will be in a General English group in the mornings to focus on speaking and listening communication skills and a Cambridge Exam Preparation group in the afternoons focusing on exam skills and strategies.
  • Part time: First & Advanced Exam Preparation courses consist of 10 hours tuition per week in the afternoons, focusing only on exam preparation.
  • Have one afternoon excursion per week to a place of cultural interest = 3 extra hours of spoken English and listening practice
  • From upper-intermediate to advanced level (B2 – C1)
  • Minimum age 18

View the timetable here

What is the Cambridge English: Advanced exam? Why is it a good idea to sit the Advanced exam?

These courses are aimed at students who want an intensive revision course for 4 or 8 weeks. If you have never studied for a Cambridge exam before, these short revision courses may not be suitable. Please contact us to discuss your personal requirements.

Course dates 2017:

4-week revision course dates: Most suitable for exam date:
26th June – 21st July 2017 27th July 2017
8-week revision course dates: Most suitable for exam date:
29th May - 21st July 2017 27th July 2017
4-week revision course dates: Most suitable for exam date:
19th June - 14th July 20th July 2017
8-week revision course dates: Most suitable for exam date:
22nd May - 14th July 20th July 2017

*Exam dates are for the written paper based exams taken at the local Cambridge Examination centre in Edinburgh.  The speaking test takes place on a different date close to the written exam date.  The exact date and time is communicated to each candidate directly by the exam centre.

Maximum 5 students per group. Small groups mean you will receive more attention from the teacher.

To find a Cambridge Exam Centre in the UK or in your home country, see here: www.cambridgeenglish.org/find-a-centre/find-an-exam-centre/  You are responsible for booking the exam on a suitable date and location.

Prices 2017:

Price includes: all teaching, all materials, one afternoon excursion per week, tea and coffee at break time, guided self-study, use of books & DVDs, certificate of attendance, end of course progress report, internet/WiFi.

- 8 weeks 4 weeks
Full-time (25 hours per week) £2625 £1625
Part-time (10 hours per week) £1750 £1100

We build our courses around you, so if you have any specific requirements please get in touch...

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