The best preparation course for FCE or CAE

FCE or CAE preparation course - which one is the best for you

Taking a Cambridge English exam opens up limitless possibilities in the field of work and study. Moreover, it helps you to improve your range of vocabulary, command of grammar and your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

We understand students’ varied needs and preferences and therefore we have designed a range of courses to meet your expectations and provide you with what you really benefit from. The description of the courses we offer should help you choose the most suitable way of preparation to pass the exam of your choice successfully.

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Please note that the period of exam preparation is not time to start presenting large amounts of new language; rather it is a time for reviewing and consolidating. Thus, we recommend you sit our Placement Test to check if your level of English makes it possible for you to attend an exam preparation course before you sign up.

 

One-semester courses

(early September - early February and/or early February – end of June)
Please note: you can sign up for only one semester or you can sign up for one semester first and continue in the second semester too if you need more exam preparation. The courses use different preparation material so you will practise exam tasks using different course books.
Is this the right course for you?
Look at the table below with a list of important questions you should ask yourself and the expected answers. If the answers reflect your thoughts, this is the right course for you!

 

Intensive three-week courses

(September – August, four times a week, a block of two lessons per day)
Is this the right course for you?
Look at the table below with a list of important questions you should ask yourself and the expected answers. If the answers reflect your thoughts, this is the right course for you!

 

One-day crash course / Saturday

(all year round)
Is this the right course for you?
Look at the table below with a list of important questions you should ask yourself and the expected answers. If the answers reflect your thoughts, this is the right course for you!



 
QUESTION One-semester courses Intensive three-week courses One-day crash course
Just to double-check: is your level of vocabulary expected at this level/in the exam appropriate? Probably, but I would like to revise and learn more words as they will help me achieve a good result. I believe it is good enough already and I do not need to prepare in this area. Also, I can look at some words outside class. It is definitely appropriate and I do not need to focus on this area.
Just to double-check: can you use a good range of simple and more complex grammatical forms expected at this level/in the exam with control and flexibility? Maybe. However, I would definitely benefit from more focus on grammar and practice would be beneficial. I am pretty sure that my command of grammar is sufficient to pass the exam. I do not need too much practice. I feel confident to be able to show a good range of grammatical forms so there is no need for further practice.
How much do you know about the exam – the Papers and the Parts? Nothing/Very little. I think I know enough. I have looked up information on the Internet and I can find out more in my free time so I do not need to spend too much time on this. I believe that I know enough. However, a very short review would be beneficial so that I remind myself of all the necessary information.
Have you done any exam tasks before? No, I have no idea what the tasks are and would like to get a better understanding of them. Actually, I have. I have tried some practice tasks and they looked fine. However, I would appreciate some guidance. Actually, I have. I have tried some practice tasks and I did very well. A bit of further guidance would be useful though. 
Can you do different reading and listening tasks with ease? It depends. I would need to practise doing different tasks to be better able to answer questions/complete tasks. Reading and listening are not too hard for me. A bit of practice will be useful though. Although I do not consider these to be problem areas, some useful information would be appreciated.
Are you familiar with different genres of writing e.g. essay, report, article etc.? No, not really. I don’t think I know too much about organization, content or language to be used. Yes, writing should be fine. If I get some guidance, advice and useful tips, I will be able to communicate straightforward ideas while producing coherent pieces of writing. Yes, I assume that I can produce appropriate pieces of writing. Maybe it would be helpful to be given some useful tips.
How much time do you need to ‘feel prepared’ to sit the exam? I’m not in any rush. I would like to prepare properly and it is OK if I need to invest more time to look at all the exam related language and tasks in depth. I do not want to spend too much on preparation. I just need a quick overview and some practice to be better able to cope with the exam tasks. Then, I will pass with a good grade. I just need is to refresh all my existing knowledge in order to pass with a good grade.

 
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