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Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses Prepare to take and pass the FCE or CAE Cambridge Exam with ELC.
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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses

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Prepare to take and pass the FCE or CAE Cambridge Exam with ELC. Our exam preparation courses are 30 lessons per week and 4-week, 6-week, 9-week and 10-week courses are offered at all three ELC centers. ELC Boston and Santa Barbara also offer an 11-week course during the spring and fall. Cambridge Exam preparation courses are closed-group English language courses. Students wishing to enroll in an FCE or CAE course must demonstrate a sufficient level of English proficiency by successfully passing a preliminary ELC English language assessment. Students who pass an FCE or CAE pre-enrollment assessment are admitted to Cambridge courses on a preliminary, conditional basis. Students must take and pass a secondary exam during their first week of the course. Students who wish to enter a pathways program at ELC can include a Cambridge Exam Preparation Course as part of their studies.

ELC Teaching Methods

ELC Teaching Methods for Cambridge Exams

ELC students have consistently achieved a high pass rate on the FCE and CAE examinations. Our advanced teaching methods have been specifically designed to prepare students for these demanding Cambridge Exams. Our instructors are highly experienced professionals who have years of experience preparing students for the FCE and CAE exams. Lessons focus on Cambridge-specific topics such as use of English, reading and writing, listening and speaking, as well as test-taking strategies that include time-management and question management. Our instructors help you prepare for the exam through the use of Cambridge practice tests and practice questions. Instructors provide individualized help during class on needed areas of improvement based on your English skills and practice test scores.

CAMBRIDGE DATES AND PRICES

Cambridge First Certificate Course Dates and Prices

COURSECAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE (FCE)
Spring Session
11 weeks9 weeks
LOCATIONSANTA BARBARA
LESSONS30 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)
PRICE$5115$4185
DATES
March 26 - June 8
April 9 - June 8
EXAM DATESSpeaking Exam: Week of June 11 - 15

Paper Exam: June 12
EXTRASCambridge Exam Fee: $350
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged
COURSECERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH (CAE)
Spring SessionSummer SessionFall Session
Spring SessionSummer SessionFall Session
11 weeks8 weeks11 weeks9 weeks10 weeks6 weeks4 weeks11 weeks9 weeks
LOCATIONLOS ANGELESBOSTONSANTA BARBARABOSTON
SANTA BARBARASANTA BARBARA
LESSONS20 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)30 lessons per week (50-minute lessons)
PRICE$4125$3000$5115$4185$4650$2880$1920$5115$4185
DATES
March 26 - June 8
April 16 - June 8
March 26 - June 8
April 9 - June 8
June 11 - August 17
July 9 - August 17
July 23 - August 17
September 17 - November 30
October 1st - November 30
EXAM DATESSpeaking Exam: Week of June 11 - 15

Paper Exam: June 13
Speaking Exam: Week of August 20 - 24

Paper Exam: August 24
Speaking Exam: Week of December 3 - 7

Paper Exam: December 5
EXTRASCambridge Exam Fee: $350
*$165 Application Fee and $50 Materials Fee is charged

CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE

CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH (FCE) FACT FILE

FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH
FACT FILE

50
minutes
per lesson duration
9-10
students
Average class size:
Maximum 12 students

  • Level requirements: Intermediate to advanced, students must pass a pre-test in order to participate in this course
  • Number of lessons (per week): 30 lessons (Santa Barbara)
  • Age: Minimum of 16 years old
  • Start dates: Set start dates. The FCE Course is only available in Santa Barbara.
  • Duration: 9 or 11 weeks, exam week immediately following the course end
  • Test: All ELC Centers are open authorized test administration sites for all of the Cambridge exams including FCE, CAE and CPE.

CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH (FCE) OVERVIEW

Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE)

The First Certificate in English (FCE) is the most widely recognized international academic assessment of English language skills at the upper-intermediate level. Receiving a passing score on the FCE can help students reach their academic and professional goals. Students in our University Pathways Program can include an FCE Course as part of their program. Students preparing for the FCE with ELC focus on learning English skills that correspond to the three examination sections - Use of English, Reading and Speaking, and Listening and Writing.

CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH (FCE) SCHEDULE

FCE Course Daily Schedule

Time Section Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 - 10:40A Use of English
10:40 - 11:00  BREAK
11:00 - 12:40B Reading and Speaking
12:40 - 1:40  LUNCH BREAK
1:40 - 3:20C Listening and Writing

CAMBRIDGE FIRST CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH (FCE) TESTING SCHEDULE

FCE Test Schedule

Oral Exam

Section Duration
Speaking14 minutes per pair of candidates

Paper Exam

Section Duration
Reading and Use of English1 Hour 15 Mins
Writing1 Hour 20 Mins
Listening40 Mins

CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE

CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH (CAE) FACT FILE

CERTIFICATE IN ADVANCED ENGLISH
FACT FILE

50
minutes
per lesson duration
9-10
students
Average class size:
Maximum 12 students

  • Level requirements: Advanced to proficiency, students must pass a pre-test in order to participate in this course
  • Number of lessons (per week): 20 lessons (Los Angeles) and 30 lessons (Boston & Santa Barbara)
  • Age: Minimum of 16 years old
  • Start dates: Set start dates
  • Duration: 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 or 11 weeks, exam week immediately following the course end
  • Test: All ELC Centers are open authorized test administration sites for all of the Cambridge exams including FCE, CAE and CPE.

CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH (CAE) OVERVIEW

CAE Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

The Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) has tremendous popularity as an international academic assessment of advanced English language skills. Receiving a passing score on the CAE can help students with their academic and professional goals. Students in our University Pathways Program can include a CAE Course as part of their program. Students preparing for the CAE with ELC focus on learning English skills that correspond to the three exam sections, Use of English, Reading and Writing, and Listening and Speaking. In addition, students learn test-taking strategies, time-management skills and take practice tests on a regular basis.

CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH (CAE) SCHEDULE

CAE Course Daily Schedule

Time Section Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 - 10:40A Use of English
10:40 - 11:00  BREAK
11:00 - 12:40B Reading and Speaking
12:40 - 1:40  LUNCH BREAK
1:40 - 3:20C Listening and Writing

CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ENGLISH (CAE) TESTING SCHEDULE

CAE Test Schedule

Oral Exam

Section Duration
Reading and Use of English1 Hour 15 Min
Writing1 Hour 20 Mins

Paper Exam

Section Duration
Speaking15 Mins
Listening40 Mins
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Philip Boyer
France
ELC is the best experience I have ever known in my life. The staff is fantastic and devoted to each student. I have met students from everywhere in the world and due to the activities it creates a strong relationship between us. It`s like a second family.
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