Preparatory Courses for Cambridge Certificates
We offer preparatory courses for internationally recognised language certificates in English. The most well-known of these certificates is arguably the certificate exams developed and published by the University of Cambridge. We recommend taking these courses only after your level of skill has been evaluated in a placement test and found to be sufficient for that particular exam.  We offer prep courses in small groups and as part of courses abroad. The exams themselves can be taken in March, June and December. You can find details at the following address: www.cambridge-efl.org.uk. We teach the preparatory courses for both the General English and Business English certificates.

Special Note for companies wishing to book language courses:
We recommend certificate courses to companies wishing to book language courses.  These certificates not only confirm a participant has a certain level of English but also function as a method of comparison between employees and applicants.

Length of the Courses
Provided the participants’ skills are sufficient for the course they’ve chosen, each of the prep courses are comprised of 80 45 minute lessons.  Should the participants require extra instruction in order to begin the course at a certain level, the number of lessons will be higher to accommodate those extra lessons.

Teaching Material
It is absolutely essential that the participants purchase the books recommended by the instructor.  We will provide the participants with additional material at no extra charge.

And here’s a special tip:
You won’t get anything out of the course unless you put into it too. If you want to be successful in the course, it’s extremely important that you do your homework.  Our recommendation to participants:  Revise your notes regularly and do all your homework on time.

General English
Preliminary English Test, PET (Level B1)
  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics, which are familiar, or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

First Certificate Test, FCE (Level B2)
  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Certificate in Advanced English, CAE (Level C1)
  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
  • Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Business English
Business English Certificate BEC Preliminary (Level B1)
Cambridge English: Business Preliminary, also known as Business English Certificate (BEC) Preliminary, is an intermediate-level qualification that gives you the practical everyday skills you need to succeed in an English-speaking working environment and in international business.

Cambridge English: Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage (Level B2)
Cambridge English: Business Vantage, also known as Business English Certificate (BEC) Vantage, is an upper-intermediate level qualification that shows you can use English with confidence in a business environment.


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