First Certificate in English (FCE)

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Study load

Approximately 260 hours (60 hours lessons plus 5-10 hours homework per week)

Entry requirements

The FCE course is for people who want to take their English to a higher level. You should have at least completed senior secondary education and have a good command of English. All candidates for the FCE course do a digital intake test and a writing assignment to ensure they are at the correct level for the course. The intake test is a so called placement test, giving an indication of the level of the course a student can be placed in. It does not imply that the student has already achieved that level, but it indicates he/she can participate in a course of that level. The test costs 50 euros and is NOT included in the course price.

Introduction

The FLOT-Academy FCE Course is the ideal course for you if you regularly use written and spoken English for work or study at an intermediate (B1/B2) level. It helps you improve your English and gives you the opportunity to take the Cambridge ESOL FCE exam - your first step towards gaining higher Cambridge ESOL qualifications such as Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

Goal

The goal of the First Certificate in English course is to raise the level of your English to upper-intermediate (B2). The course ends with an optional official FCE exam at the British Council. Of course, we encourage all our students to take the exam! Please note: the exam fee is NOT included in the course fee.

Content

During each lesson, all skills -- listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing -- are practiced. There is also plenty of time for questions and explanations. Homework comprises self-study assignments from the work book, Exam Practice and compiling a Writing portfolio. All lessons are completely in English.

Method

Work forms are tuned to the skill being learned, and group work and interaction is encouraged during all lessons. Alongside the lessons, you will be required to work independently on your work book assignments and your portfolio.

Course materials

  • Cambridge English Objective First Student’s Book with answers, Cambridge University Press, fourth edition, ISBN 978 1 107 62830 4 (+/- € 25.-)
  • Cambridge English Objective First Workbook with Answers, Cambridge University Press, fourth edition, ISBN 978 1 107 62845 8 (+/- € 25.-)
  • Objective First Class Audio CDs, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107628540 (+/- 50.-)

Assessment

Your FCE language skills are tested throughout the course, and at the end of the course, you have the opportunity to take the official FCE examination. In addition, you receive a certificate of attendance if you are present for 80% or more of the lessons.

Group size

The course will start with a minimum of 9 students.

Course fee

The fee for our course First Certificate in English (FCE) is €1065,-.
Extra costs that are not included in the course fee:
Intake: € 50,-
Books: +/- € 50,-
Audio CD's: +/- € 50,-
Official FCE exam paper based: € 261,-
Official FCE exam computer based: € 288,-

The prices of the exams can be subject to changes by the British Council.

Registration

New course will start in 2018. Dates are to be followed.

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Want to know more?

FLOT-Academie
08850 71766
flotacademie@fontys.nl