Cambridge FCE Course

What is it? The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) represents the third level of the Cambridge Assessment English exams. It is an upper-intermediate exam at level B2 by the Common European Framework of the Council of Europe. FIRST evaluates the ability to master a wide range of written and oral communications.

The First is part of the leading Cambridge English exams, closely linked to the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework for modern languages ​​(CEF) and accredited by QCA – the UK government’s exam supervisory body.

Candidates who pass the exam are awarded a certificate recognized by the ESOL Examination of the University of Cambridge and also in university and professional circles all over the world.

Who is the FCE for? The First is aimed at those who possess an adequate command of the English language for various concrete situations of daily life – for example, work and study. By passing the exam, the candidates demonstrate that they are able to manage a large vocabulary, to be able to support well-constructed arguments, to be able to use communication styles appropriate to the various contexts, as well as to know the social and formal behaviors and conventions as expressed in the mother-tongue. Each year, more than 270,000 people in over 100 countries take this exam, which is a valid qualification for anyone wishing to work or study abroad, or pursue a career that requires proficiency in English in the business, medical, design or other sectors.  Candidates are given a report on the results of all three tests, which is very useful to prepare for the next exam which is the Cambridge Advanced (CAE).

How is the exam structured? The FCE includes four tests:

  • Reading and Use of English
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Spoken Language

Each written test is sent to Cambridge for proofreading and grading. The spoken language test is conducted directly at the authorized centers by two examiners accredited by Cambridge Assessment English.

– Reading and Use of English (test 1): 1 hour and 25 minutes
The reading session evaluates the candidates’ ability to read and understand texts extracted from fiction and non-fiction books, newspapers, periodicals and magazines. Candidates must be able to grasp not only the salient points of the text, but also the details, meaning and structure. In the use of English session, candidates must demonstrate their knowledge and mastery of the language system by completing individual sentences – but also texts – with the missing parts, transforming words and sentences.

– Writing (test 2): 1 hour and 20 minutes
The writing test verifies the ability of candidates to write, on certain topics, non-specific texts of 140-190 words, such as letters, articles, reports, compositions and revisions, assuming that they are addressed to a certain type of reader.

– Listening (test 3): 40 minutes (approximately)
The listening test evaluates the ability of candidates to understand the spoken English language by capturing the relevant points and the meaning of oral texts taken from different contexts: interviews, discussions, readings and conversations.

– Spoken language (test 4): 14 minutes (approximately)
The oral test certifies the ability of candidates to interact in conversations carried out in English in various situations. The test is made up of four parts: interview sections, individual stories lasting about one minute, a collaborative task, a discussion. Candidates are stimulated by presenting them with supporting material, such as photographs and drawings. The oral test is done in pairs.

Our courses are practical, engaging and effective with enjoyable exercises and materials. We have good experience with this training course and you will practice and develop your communication skills. You will be ready to use your training and prepare for the exam! Let’s train together.  Contact us for more info and book your course with us here.

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Flexibility & Convenience

Choose a time for you to suit your needs.  The course can be offered twice per week.   Also we can do intensive courses, 3 lessons per week or more. Times can be arranged in the mornings, afternoon or in the evenings.  We offer 1-hour classes and you can choose your times for the classes.  You can train from the comfort of your home, office or any other location.  You can train with us from anywhere in the world...


Support, Development & Results

Buy results, not just courses! We specialize in English language training by providing a high quality and individualized approach with a main focus on results. There is ongoing support and monitoring with your course. So you will see measurable results with assessment and feedback. We test and review your language skills, so that you can develop and improve with results! We are here to support you and reach your goals together!


Easy to train

Our training system is easy to ue and follow.  You will be able to learn and practice your lnaguge skilss with a good online platform.  We will give you some support to use our easy training system.  You will learn well and with good support.


Excellent Training With Certified Professionals

Our staff are certified language trainers with degrees and multi-cultural backgrounds. We are a team of experienced professionals and we like to achieve results. Our staff have experience working in different industries with a variety of business clients.


Practical, Enjoyable & Effective

Our training courses are designed to be practical with many exercises to allow you to develop good skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  We use many resources to develop your communication skills, with effective and practical objectives.  We focus ofn real life and situations for your training.  So relax, enjoy and develop your skills with us!


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We offer high quality of training with great value.  Our prices are affordable and realistic.  We offer a special discount for our courses at the moment.  We believe in providing great quality of training at affordable price.  You get good value for your money!

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