General English + Exam Preparation (all ages)

Suitability

Our General English + Exam Preparation courses combine exam-specific orientation and practice with communicative course content. We offer this course for a full range of exams including national school examinations such as the Bildungsstandards and UCLES or Trinity English exams.

Sample ‘can do’ statements

  • I can use the language I know with confidence and fluency
  • I can plan and use examination time effectively
  • I can employ productive exam strategies
  • I can use appropriate skills for each section of the exam

Why choose this course?

  • Intensive 1 week course
  • Confidence building activities to boost speaking skills and fluency
  • Targeted exam orientation and practice
  • Native English speaking tutors
  • Low cost and easy to organise

Activities can include:

  • Exam orientation sessions
  • Role-plays
  • Mini-presentations
  • Discussions or debates
  • Vocabulary building
  • Language awareness
  • Exam practice
  • Activities to develop time-managements skills
  • Exam practice sessions

These activities will vary depending on the ages and levels of the participants and the exam to be taken.

SAMPLE LESSONS

  • Confidence-building activities from our general English course syllabus
  • Exam orientation, including exam structure and marking criteria
  • Time allocation and management skllls
  • Dos and don’ts on the day
  • Coping strategies
  • Task practice activities based on the relevant exam board syllabus
  • Targeted work on key grammar
  • Key topic-based vocabulary
  • Partial or full mock examinations
  • Remedial work
  • Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills development appropriate to the examination

EXAMPLE PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Lesson 1 Workbook Lesson Final day clinic and remedial work on areas of difficulty
Lesson 2 Workbook Lesson
Lesson 3 Workbook Lesson
Lesson 4 Tailored Lessons – key language revision
Lesson 5 Exam orientation and skills development Presentation
Lesson 6 Exam practice or presentation preparation

EXAM PREPARATION COURSES

Examinations Level
Cambridge Young Learners Starters
Movers
Flyers
Cambridge Main Suite Examinations Key English Test (KET)
Preliminary English Test (PET)
First Certificate (FCE)
Advanced (CAE)
Trinity graded examinations in spoken English Initial: grades 1-3
Elementary: grades 4-6
Intermediate: grades 7-9
Advanced: grades 10-12
National School Exams Matura, Maturita, Abitur, Abschluss, Eurokom, Bildungsstandards etc.

If you want a course for an examination that is not listed please contact us to discuss your requirements.