CRICOS COURSE CODE: 109426B
Cambridge Exams are among the most popular and recognised tests of English worldwide.
Candidates take the exam to gain access to further study, employment and personal satisfaction. In essence, the exams are tests of General English, which make them a perfect development of students’ overall proficiency in English.
The vocabulary and topics covered are easily applied to a range of fields of endeavours that students are likely to encounter in English speaking environments.
The Cambridge Exam Preparation course integrates general English development with test-taking strategies and practice. This approach helps students improve their overall proficiency in English as well as preparing them for the specific design features of the test.
The test covers
All four of the macro skills:
Further, the test covers as Use of Language which is a Grammar and Vocabulary test. These areas of proficiency form the basis of the learner aims, objectives and outcomes for the course.
To achieve these learning outcomes, the needs of the students must be met by aligning the learning outcomes of the course with the content/textbook/syllabus, the pedagogical methodology and the assessment.
The learning aims, objectives and outcomes are in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Students who complete each level of the course are considered to have met the proficiency standards set out at each level of the CEFR.
Approximate CEFR* Level at Exit
*Common European Framework of Reference
B2 - Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Course Objectives and
The curriculum, syllabus and assessment are designed to help students achieve Course Objectives and more detailed and measurable Learning Outcomes. The learners’ overall Course Objectives in the Cambridge Exam Preparation course are to enable students to develop:
Students entering the Cambridge Exam Preparation course are expected to have completed the Upper Intermediate level of General English with scores of 50% or higher in all Summative Assessments. Students need to have an average attendance level throughout their enrolment in Upper Intermediate of 80% or higher.
Students that have completed Upper Intermediate at another institution can be accepted, however they will require a certificate of completion and entry is subject to the discretion of the Director of Studies of Future English.
Term Break: There are no term breaks in this course since this is a short 10 weeks course.
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 Pre- Intermediate
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 Upper Intermediate
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.