november, 2020

2020fri06nov(nov 6)10:00 amfri04dec(dec 4)12:00 pmFCE / English First Certificate£70 (£42 concession) ONLINE COURSE SUITABLE FOR LEARNERS WHO HAVE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE OnlineDay:Friday length of course: 5 weeks

Time

November 6 (Friday) 10:00 am - December 4 (Friday) 12:00 pm

Location

Online

length of course

5 weeks

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Course details

“Course details have been changed from the original programme”. Contact the office with any queries.

Brief Description:

Cambridge English exams are recognised by over 25,000 universities, employers and governments around the world. The Cambridge First exam gives you a qualification at B2 or Upper-Intermediate level, and is the most popular of all of the Cambridge English exams. The exam can be done on computer or in written form, but the sessions are booked separately, on different dates. Speaking exams may also be on a different day to the written exams.
A Cambridge First qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or to study on some courses taught in English. This course will offer preparation for the exam, if you wish to write it, or you can simply enjoy improving your English. All four skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – will be developed and practised and in-depth exam training will be given. The course is fairly intensive, and you will need to set aside time for homework every week if you want to make real progress.

This 10 week course will be online. To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome).

You may find, as many learners do, that you will need more than one term’s tuition to be prepared for the exam (should you choose to write it.) If this is the case, you will be offered the opportunity to re-enrol and pay for further terms until you are confident of your ability to pass the exam or to use English at this level. How long it takes you to achieve this depends, of course, on your starting level and the amount of time you can dedicate to your studies.
The fee for this course does not include the exam fee and booking. This you will have to do yourself, when you feel confident that you are ready. Your teacher will also be happy to advise you on this.
To find information on exam centres offering this qualification and deadlines and dates for either the computer-based or written exam, please access the website: www.cambridgeenglish.org . You will also be able to access practice exam papers.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

You need a general English level of B1, Intermediate, or to have recently passed the PET exam. An assessment test is needed for placement purposes. If you have recently passed the PET exam, please bring in your certificate.

By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to:

• gain a better understanding of some of the main grammatical features of English
• learn and practise a wide range of vocabulary in different situations
• practise writing some examples of essays, letters, reports etc.
• revise spelling, word building, collocations and phrasal verbs
• practise past papers and many examples of exam-style tasks

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

You will need to buy a textbook: First Expert (3rd Edition) Course book with Audio CD Series: Expert Author: Bell, Jan & Gower, Roger Publisher: Pearson ELT Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781447962007 Level: B2 Upper Intermediate
Price: £29
Books can be bought from the Cambridge International Book Centre, but can be purchased online for less Other materials are provided by the tutor.

For the first session you will need to bring:

A4 file with plastic pockets, notebook and pen and pencil
Course book, if you have already purchased it

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

The tutor will advise you. You may wish to graduate to the Advanced Course, which we also offer.
The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

About Your Tutor:

Melodie Grantham is a qualified English teacher with a lifetime’s experience in all types of English teaching, from advanced first language and literature to beginner foreign speakers, and many different types of English, including business and medical. She has also worked in offices and in different types of businesses, so has practical experience of many different types of work. Melodie enjoys teaching culture, films, music and current affairs in her classes, to make them more interesting. She has a keen sense of humour, and laughter is frequently heard in her classroom.

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE

To enquire about suitability and booking a place contact the office on 01223 712340 to pay by card.

Tutor

Melodie GranthamMelodie Grantham is an English teacher with a lifetime’s experience in all types of English teaching, from advanced first language and literature to beginner foreign speakers, and many different types of English, including business and medical. Melodie has also worked in offices and in different types of businesses, so she has practical experience of many different types of work. Melodie enjoys teaching adults, she feels she learns from learners while they learn from her. Your tutor also enjoys including cultural discussions, films and music and current affairs in the classes, to make them more interesting. Melodie has a keen sense of humour, and laughter is frequently heard in the classroom. She believes learning should be as enjoyable as possible!I have been teaching English of every variety for over 40 years. I most enjoy teaching adults because I can learn as much from them as they can from me! I have taught from absolute beginners to medical and business English.

 

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