This course is designed to prepare candidates for the Cambridge FCE (First Certificate in English) examination. FCE is widely recognised in commerce and industry, and by educational institutions in Britain and overseas as proof of language ability. The examination is aimed at an upper intermediate level of competence.
We offer preparation for the Cambridge FCE examination three times a year.
This is a short and very intensive course and we advise you, if possible, to take a month on the Intensive General English course immediately before it. During this month you can improve your General English ability and vocabulary knowledge which will help you when you start the FCE course.
All course participants take a written pre-course test (which may be combined with an interview to assess their level of spoken English) before we can guarantee their place.
We only accept people onto the FCE course who are serious and prepared to show the necessary commitment in order to maximise their chances of achieving good results.
£3040 (8 week course) + £130 exam fee
Minimum age: 18
Average age: 28
8 weeks (you must do the full course)
24 hours per week (24 x 60 minutes)
09.15 - 15.45 Monday - Friday
This course is aimed at hard working, motivated adults who would like to prepare thoroughly for the Cambridge First Certificate and maximise their chance of succeeding in the exam.
The course is a highly intensive but broad programme of language development, focusing on all of the main skills that are required in the FCE exam. A lot of attention is given to developing the different forms of writing tested in the exam, and to achieving a high degree of grammatical accuracy. Vocabulary development is another extremely important aspect of the course. Listening and speaking are also significant parts of the course.
As part of the course, you will take a full mock examination to give you an idea of what to expect, and to get you used to working under examination conditions. You will also concentrate on developing good exam techniques and practise with past examination papers.
Throughout the course, you will be regularly set a wide variety of exercises for homework which will enable you to identify the areas that you particularly need to focus on improving. You will receive a lot of individual feedback, correction and advice.
A full online practice FCE exam is included in the course. Some of this will be used on the course, but it can also be used by course participants in their own time to prepare for the exam.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
21st January – 15th March 2013 (exam on 15th March)
15th April - 7th June 2013 (exam on 8th June)
14th October - 6th December 2013 (exam on 7th December)
Course fees do not include the examination fee. Students will only be registered for the examination after payment of the appropriate fees.
If you would like us to book an exam place for you, please tell us when you book your course.
A late fee may be payable for bookings received less than 3 weeks before the start date of the course.
The examination consists of the following five components and types of questions and tasks:
When I first arrived at The London School of English, I didn’t really know which course would be best for me. However Andy, the Courses Manager, advised me to do FCE after I spoke to him about my aims and needs. His advice was so valuable and so correct and in fact FCE was perfect for me as I could review all my grammar and fill in all the gaps in my knowledge. After that, I studied YBE for a few weeks and it was another great choice as I could expand my vocabulary a lot, get to know different people with different backgrounds and enjoy a completely different environment. Moreover, after all this time in London, I decided I wanted to study at a British University for a while, so I started doing the IELTS course, which prepared me very well for the IELTS exam and lead me to achieve the best score that I could. However I had to rush all the application documents for the university application, and once again the school staff helped me a lot. Rosie was amazing, she supported me filling in all the documents for the university in a week, a record time, and I was accepted for all that I applied for. I think I made a great decision going to London School of English, as to learn English you really need to spend time speaking English, and you can’t do that unless you take a full time course which this school offers, as well as having a friendly environment with welcoming people.
Courses at London School:
IGC 1 week
FCE 8 weeks
YBE 4 weeks
IELTS 7 weeks
Progress 5 – 6.5
BA Business Administration Study Abroad Programme plus internship University of Westminster January 2013
This course has given me all that I was looking for – to improve my English knowledge in a serious and friendly atmosphere.