The exam courses are designed for students who wish to improve their exam skills in either a business or general English context. We specialise in teaching the 'Business English Cambridge' (BEC) exam as well as the 'Test of English for International Communication' (TOEIC).
We also prepare students for the following general English exams: IELTS Academic and General Training exams, Cambridge B2 First and C1 Advanced.
Business English Exams
BEC: (Business English Cambridge)
We offer both BEC Vantage (Upper Intermediate) and BEC Advanced classes to individuals. These exams are at a similar level to both Cambridge B2 First and C1 Advanced.
They are recognised world wide and are suitable for students who have recently finished B2 First or C1 Advanced general English exams and would like to concentrate on Business English before applying for their first job. Equally, it would suit those of you who are already working in companies and who need to improve their practical skills such as business writing skills or communication skills.
The TOEIC (Test Of English for International Communication) is the world’s most widely-used test of workplace English. Recognised and trusted by many of the largest and most prestigious companies in Asia (China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, and Thailand), Europe (France), and South America (Chile).
The test is comprised of 200 multiple choice questions divided between Listening and Reading and lasts 2 hours. This exam takes place every month so there is ample opportunity to do this test whenever it suits. See the "Links" page for further information.
General English Exams:
We offer both B2 First (FCE ) and C1 Advanced (CAE) classes to individuals and small groups both online or face to face. The B2 First exam focuses on level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – an upper intermediate level of English. The B2 First qualification proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English.
The C1 advanced exam focuses on level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages – the level required for academic and professional success. More than 8,000 educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world accept C1 Advanced as proof of high-level achievement in learning English.
The lessons focus on key grammar and vocabulary. You will practice important skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) as well as learning the exam strategies and techniques in order to ensure optimum exam performance. You will get plenty of mock practice tests and feedback on how to improve your writing skills.
The IELTS test has four parts: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. A band score is awarded for each part of the test. Your language skills will be assessed on a scale ranging from 0 (non-user) to 9 (expert user). There is no such thing as a pass or a fail in IELTS.
There are two types of IELTS test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.
IELTS Academic: This version is primarily intended for individuals who plan to pursue higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking academic setting. Different colleges and universities set different minimum ‘band’ scores for students who want to study there, so the grade you need to get may vary, but most universities set a minimum ‘band’ score of 6.5.
IELTS General Training: This version is suitable for individuals who are planning to migrate to an English-speaking country for work or training, or those who wish to undertake non-academic training or gain work experience. It is also used as an exit test for Non-European students who are studying for 8 months or more.
Our IELTS Course is designed to build your language skills and systematically enhance your exam technique. Through exam-based practice, activities and focused feedback, you will gain a clear understanding of how you can improve your performance and achieve your target score.
- Engaging topics chosen to expand your vocabulary and grammatical knowledge
- Improve your performance in IELTS reading and listening tests
- Intensive preparation for the one-to-one speaking test
- Improve the accuracy, quality and expressive range of your IELTS writing tasks. We correct your writings: discursive essays, graphs and emails for each student so you can learn from your own individual mistakes.
- Time management for all parts of the exam.
- Focus on how to prepare effectively for test day