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Academic & Professional Exam Preparation

Cambridge English: Proficiency / CPE

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the Cambridge English: Proficiency, CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)  exam.  The CPE certificate confirms that you have an exceptionally high level of English. It proves that you can communicate with the fluency and mastery of a highly competent English speaker. The best international universities and global corporations accept the CPE. Exam technique is vital to a successful result.  We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so you are fully prepared,  know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the exam.

Cambridge English: Advanced / CAE

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the Cambridge English: Advanced, CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) exam. CAE is ideal if you want to work or study abroad or develop a career which requires language skills (e.g. business, medicine). It is also useful preparation if you are working towards CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English). A CAE certificate is recognised by universities and employers round the world. We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so that you are fully prepared,  know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the exam.

Cambridge English: First / FCE

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the Cambridge English: First, FCE (First Certificate in English) exam.  FCE is ideal if you want to work or study abroad or develop a career which requires language skills (e.g. business, medicine). You can choose FCE if your knowledge of English is adequate for many practical everyday purposes, including business and study. We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so that you are fully prepared,  know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the exam.

Cambridge English: Preliminary / PET

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the Cambridge English: Preliminary, PET (Preliminary English Test) exam. The qualification shows that you have mastered the basics of English and now have practical language skills for everyday use. The exam is the logical step in your language learning journey between Cambridge English:  Key (KET) and Cambridge English: First (FCE). We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so that you are fully prepared, know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the exam.

Cambridge English: Key / KET

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the Cambridge English: Key, KET (Key English Test) exam.The qualification is proof of your ability to use English to communicate in simple situations. The exam tests all four English language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking. It should give you the confidence to go on and study for higher-level exams such as Cambridge English: Preliminary (PET) and Cambridge English: First (FCE). We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so that you are fully prepared, know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the exam.

IELTS

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. This exam is ideal if you need to study or work where English is the language of communication. IELTS scores are recognised by universities and colleges, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. British universities and other centres of education generally require IELTS level 6.0 or higher as evidence of language ability. Exam technique is vital to a successful result.  We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so you are fully prepared,   know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the exam.

TOEFL iBT

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam. The course covers speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and naturally includes vocabulary and grammar. The main emphasis is on practical communication to build your vocabulary and help to develop fluency and confidence.  We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so that you are fully prepared, know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the test.

TOEIC

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) exam. The exam measures proficiency in business English at intermediate and advanced levels. Over 4.5 million people take the TOEIC test each year to advance their career. The TOEIC test is the standard measurement of workplace English language proficiency worldwide. It is a valuable credential for professionals. We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so that you are fully prepared,  know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the exam.

Other Exam Preparation

Business exams

BEC – Business English Certificates

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the BEC (Business English Certificates). The Business English Certificates are a suite of three English language qualifications for international business.
Cambridge English: Business Preliminary (BEC Preliminary) – CEFR Level B1
Cambridge English: Business Vantage (BEC Vantage) – CEFR Level B2
Cambridge English: Business Higher (BEC Higher) – CEFR Level C1
They will help you to achieve your ambitions to work abroad, work with international organisations in your own country and study business-related subjects taught in English. They show that you can use English confidently in international business environments. We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so that you are fully prepared, know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the exam.

BULATS

The exam preparation course will prepare you for the BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) assessment. BULATS is a flexible online tool that assesses English language skills for business, industry and commerce. It helps you develop a workforce that is confident communicating in international business environments.  BULATS helps your organisation become more competitive – it helps you develop a workforce with improved English skills, that can communicate effectively in international business environments. We help you develop the right skills using past exam papers to practice so that you are fully prepared, know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the assessment.

Work exams

The exam preparation course will prepare you for internal work exams such as graduate programmes or specific exams to help you advance your career. We provide a tailor made course to help and support you to develop the right skills so that you are fully prepared, know what to expect and know how to answer questions when you take the exam.

Useful Link

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. It is used around the world to describe learners' language skills. Click here for more info:http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/cefr/

An example of an exam preparation course timetable

 

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Sunday

 

Arrival  & Settle in at Warren House

Meet your Teacher  

Dinner at Warren House & meet your Teacher and other  students - your new friends

Monday

Needs Analysis, Assessment

Course Design

Review of Exam Format & Requirements

Exam Format & Requirements             

Quiz Orientation

Discover the local area with your Teacher

3 course dinner at Warren House & Relax with your Teacher and new friends

Private Study

Tuesday

Speaking Skills

Vocabulary & Pronunciation Accuracy

Conversation & Discussion Practice

Presentation Delivery

Visit with your Teacher to a London museum or cultural arts centre

Dinner & Relax with your Teacher and new friends  at English restaurant or British Pub    

Private Study

Wednesday

Listening Skills

Comprehension Building Blocks

Dialogue listening practice

Signposting Words in Listening

Exam Practice: Past Paper  & Review

Speaking Test Practice

Free Time in the Local Area

3 course dinner at Warren House & Relax with your Teacher and new friends .

Evening  Garden Walk 

Private Study

Thursday

Reading Skills

Understanding Texts

Language Analysis

Practice with Newspaper & Magazine Texts

Speed Reading & Practice

 

Visit with your Teacher to local English Country Park with historic English House or Local Castle

3 course dinner at Warren House & Relax with your Teacher and new friends

Private Study

Friday

Writing & Study  Skills

Grammar Accuracy

Recording & Reviewing

Vocabulary  

Complete Exam Practice Run Through:  Past Paper & Review

3 course dinner at Warren House & Relax with your Teacher and new friends

Discussion Session

Saturday

One Week Course  Morning Departure

Two Week Course Morning  Relaxation 

Two Week Course

Excursion day with your Teacher: City Visit and Shopping

Dinner at exclusive English Private Members Club in London with your Teacher and new friends