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Exam Preparation Courses (B2, C1, C2)

Exam Preparation Courses B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency

Exam Preparation Courses
B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency

Cambridge Exam Preparation: B2 First (FCE)

A Cambridge English: B2 First (First Certificate in English) proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English. The B2 First  (FCE) is accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide.
We combine exam preparation with our General English classes in the morning to ensure you receive development in your language skills also (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). We will give you advice on whether your current level is appropriate for the exam you wish to take. The afternoon exam preparation classes will focus on exam technique and awareness with use of past papers and exam specific course books.
Our exam classes are aimed at familiarising you with the exam you have registered for, developing strategies on how to approach specific tasks and developing study skills and how to best prepare for the exam in your own time.
Cambridge exams are available at International House Belfast. IELTS exams are available offsite. We strongly advise that you register for your exam 8 weeks in advance.

Tuition

25 lessons per week

Timetable

Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00 with a 20 minute break at 11.00.
+ Tuesday and Thursday; 14.00 – 16.30
Total teaching hours 23.33 per week

Duration

Minimum 1 week

Age

16 years +

Levels

B2

Maximum Students Per Class

General English class: 12 (average 8)
Exam prep class: 8

Start Date

As below

Paper Exam

22 April 2023
17 June 2023
24 August 2023
09 December 2023

Speaking Test

Will take place the week before the paper exams

Public Holidays 2022

March 17

April 15

April 18

May 2

June 3

June 6

July 12

August 29

The school will close on December 16 2022 and will reopen on January 3 2023. Please note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

Public Holidays 2023

March 17

April 7

April 10

May 1

May 29

July 12

August 28

12 week courses

If you are new to the C2 level the 12 week course will give you time to develop your language skills, build your knowledge and really familiarise yourself with the structure and content of the exam.

2022 Course Dates

Course Fee

31 Jan – 22 Apr
28 Mar – 17 Jun
06 Jun – 26 Aug
19 Sep – 09 Dec

£2,760

2023 Course Dates

Course Fee

30 Jan – 21 Apr
27 Mar – 16 Jun
05 Jun – 25 Aug
18 Sep – 08 Dec

£3,120

8 week courses

If you have been at C2 level for some time, the 8 week course will allow you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and give you time to familiarise yourself with the structure of the exam and practise the techniques required for success.

2022 Course Dates

Course Fee

28 Feb – 22 Apr
25 Apr – 17 Jun
04 Jul – 26 Aug
17 Oct – 09 Dec

£1,840

2023 Course Dates

Course Fee

27 Feb – 21 Apr
24 Apr – 16 Jun
03 Jul – 25 Aug
16 Oct – 08 Dec

£2,160

4 week courses

If you are sure that your level is definitely C2 and you have a general idea of what the exam involves, the 4-week course will allow you to refresh your general English skills and review exam technique and structure.

2022 Course Dates

Course Fee

28 Mar – 22 Apr
23 May – 17 Jun
01 Aug – 26 Aug
14 Nov – 09 Dec

£960

2023 Course Dates

Course Fee

27 Mar – 21 Apr
22 May – 16 Jun
31 Jul – 25 Aug
13 Nov – 08 Dec

£1,120

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