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Cambridge English: First (FCE)

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Delivered online
Level 2
09:30 - 12:30
25 weeks


This course will be delivered on a virtual learning platform.

Cambridge English: First is set at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Preparing for this exam will help you develop the skills to:
• understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing.
• keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics, expressing opinions and presenting arguments
• produce clear, detailed writing, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view.

This course includes a preparation course at no extra charge to eligible learners aimed at strengthening vocabulary skills prior to the FCE.

The exam for this qualification is provisionally set for summer 2021.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Gosia Sullivan

Gosia Sullivan is a qualified ESOL and Family Learning tutor who has worked in Adult Education for many years. With a wealth of experience in delivering to groups of all levels and nationalities, she provides in-depth learning and self-study for all learners, providing information and guidance on such topics as initial assessment, examinations and extra support.

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How will I be taught?

You will work on a variety of activities as a class and in small groups or pairs. This allows the tutor to attend to individual needs as well as to direct the learning of the group as a whole. A variety of teaching strategies will be used. You will be expected to do homework: an average of 5 hours per week
An individual learning plan of work (ILP) is developed between you and the tutor. The ILP will be regularly monitored and discussed with your tutor. Additionally, your work will be regularly marked by your tutor who will give you oral/written feedback.

If you wish to take the exam, please note that the exam fee is not included in the course fee and you will need to pay an additional fee once your tutor has confirmed that you are ready to sit the exam.

Exam date (Reading, Writing, Use of English, Listening): 03/06/17.
Speaking test date: this will be confirmed at least 6 weeks before the exam date.

What do I need to have with me?

English-English dictionary, ring binder for handouts and homework, paper and pen. You will also have to buy a course book. Your tutor will advise on the first session. You will need to have access to the Internet for your homework.

What can I do next?

Students may progress to other Cambridge courses. You will discuss progression with your tutor. For further information, you can email us at:

What do I need to join the course

All learners are eligible. However, before you can enrol on an EFL course, there will be a free initial assessment to check that the course is at the right level for you. Please book an interview at your local centre.

We make every effort to keep our prices as low as possible and therefore regret that we cannot return payments to students who withdraw from a course. When you enrol, please understand that you are agreeing to pay the total price for the whole course, including all outstanding balances should you withdraw. The exam at the end of the year will entail additional fees.

For those who are already at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Language. You will be able to understand instructions on public announcements, read and understand routine information and extract the gist of non routine texts, write letters or notes on predictable topics, express in simple terms your opinion on abstract or cultural topics.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/123559/M/NC.