Part-Time Cambridge Exam Preparation Classes

Open to all University students, staff and members of the public, the ELTC offers fee-paying part-time classes to improve your English in preparation for an internationally recognised Cambridge English exam.

Web-Part-time-classes-front-page2.jpgCambridge English Exams are recognised around the world by thousands of employers, universities and government organisations as proof of ability to use English. The ELTC is authorised to run University of Cambridge English exams and all our staff are qualified and experienced English language teachers. Our Centre is very modern, with spacious classrooms equipped with the latest technology and learning resources.

Levels

We currently offer 3 different part-time Cambridge English preparation classes for the following Cambridge English exams:

1) Cambridge English: First (FCE)
2) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
3) Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

Furthermore, you can take your University of Cambridge English exam at the ELTC here in Sheffield after completing your preparation classes. Additional information about each preparation class can be found below.

Course Details

1) Cambridge English: First (FCE)

This class is an exam preparation class focusing on the 4 test papers; Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading and Use of English (Grammar and Vocabulary). Work is done on exam techniques and strategies, along with language improvement from analysis of the exam practice. An exam text book is used, together with supplementary materials in the class and online. FCE is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English in a variety of situations. It is an ideal exam for people who want to use English for initial steps into work or study in an English-speaking context.

(IELTS 5.5+, CEFR B2 or equivalent)

2) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

This class is an exam preparation class focusing on the 4 test papers; Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading and Use of English (Grammar and Vocabulary). Work is done on exam techniques and strategies, along with language improvement from analysis of the exam practice. An exam text book is used, together with supplementary materials in the class and online. CAE is a high-level qualification that is officially recognised by universities, employers and governments around the world and shows the level of English required for demanding academic and professional settings.

(IELTS 7.0+, CEFR C1 or equivalent)

3) Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)

This class is an exam preparation class focusing on the 4 test papers; Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading and  Use of English (Grammar and Vocabulary). Work is done on exam techniques and strategies, along with language improvement from analysis of the exam practice. An exam text book is used, together with supplementary materials in the class and online. CPE is Cambridge ESOL's highest level exam. It is aimed at people who use English for professional or study purposes that require a highly developed language competence. It is also demonstrates holders can expertly manipulate the English language.

(IELTS 8.0+, CEFR C2 or equivalent)

When will the classes take place?

Our Cambridge English exam preparation courses are 10 weeks in duration and are offered between the following dates in the 2017-18 academic year

Course Start Date End Date Exam Date
Term 1

Cambridge First (FCE) Exam Preparation

(10 weeks)

Monday 2nd October 2017

Friday 8th December 2017

tbc

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Exam Preparation

(10 weeks)

Monday 2nd October 2017

Friday 8th December 2017

tbc

Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) Exam Preparation

(10 weeks)

Monday 2nd October 2017

Friday 8th December 2017

tbc

Term 2

Cambridge First (FCE) Exam Preparation

(10 weeks)

Monday 15th January 2018 Friday 23rd March 2018 tbc

Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Exam Preparation

(10 weeks)

Monday 15th January 2018 Friday 23rd March 2018 tbc

Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) Exam Preparation

(10 weeks)

Monday 15th January 2018 Friday 23rd March 2018 tbc

Classes will take place on Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. This will be confirmed during the placement test.

How can I join?

If you are interested in joining one of the above part-time courses, please complete the Application Form at the bottom of this page.

After completing the application form you will be required to attend a part-time course enrolment event. You will need to bring evidence of your English level (e.g. an English test certificate) if you have any to the enrolment event. At the enrolment event you will complete a written task and have a spoken interview. We will then discuss with you which class and Cambridge exam is best suited to you, taking in to account your preference.

The enrolment dates and times will be sent to you after you complete the application form.

**PLEASE NOTE: A minimum number of students are required to open a group.

How much do the courses cost?

The fee for each course is £420.  Course fees will include tuition, study book, practice test resources and extra learning materials. You will also receive a University of Sheffield student card, giving you access to the University facilities, including library and computer systems, for the duration of the course.

If you enter for the optional Cambridge English exam at the ELTC, you must also pay a Cambridge exam fee. Currently exam fees are FCE - £120, CAE - £125 and CPE - £130.   Applications made after the entries deadline will be charged an additional fee of £25.

All fees must be paid in advance before you start the course.

It is possible to sit an English language exam without attending a course at the ELTC. Please click here to find out more about just taking an exam.

How do I apply?

In order to apply for a place on the course, you should complete the online application form by clicking the link below.

Application Form