Cambridge English: advanced (CAE)

Course Dates: 18/09/18 - 06/12/18
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy

Do you need proof of your ability to use English to study at graduate level or to work in a professional environment? Do you want to show yourself that you have reached a high level of competency in your new language? Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is an internationally recognised in-depth test of English language skill for people with ESOL Level 2 (C1) or above. This course will develop your language skills as well as prepare you for the test and enable you to communicate at a very high level of English either in the UK or abroad. The fees for this course are to be confirmed. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or [email protected] for more information.

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  • Certificate in Advanced English

Cambridge English: advanced (CAE)

  • Certificate in Advanced English
Description

What is the course about?

This course will help you develop your English to an advanced level as well as prepare you for the four papers of the exam: Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Over the course you will develop your skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening including improving your fluency and accuracy. You will work with different types of texts including fiction, newspapers and magazines and learn how to write essays, proposals, reports and reviews. You will also work on presentations and everyday conversations. You will also develop your exam takiing skills and practise exam tasks.

What will we cover?

All parts of the exam will be covered to enable you to do well in each part of the exam and improve your English in general. We will look at different texts such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. We will practise writing essays, letters, emails, proposals, reports and reviews. Listening will focus on following and understanding interviews, radio broadcasts, presentations, talks and everyday conversations. And in speaking you will develop your ability to communicate effectively in face–to–face situations. Topics covered will include:
• Work
• Education
• Technology
• The arts and entertainment
• Health & fitness
• The media and the news
• Global issues
• Communication.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• identify what you need to do well in order to succeed in the CAE exam
• succeed in all four parts of the exam
• understand a broad range of recorded speech including radio or television programmes
• use language fluently, flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes in both speaking and writing
• understand complex factual and literary texts and specialised articles
• write clear, well-structured texts about complex subjects, using a style appropriate to the target reader
• consistently maintain a high degree of grammatical accuracy.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for students at L2 ESOL and above (C1). You should be able to take part in long and complex conversations, understand authentic written texts and feel confident using English in everyday situations and at work. You need to do an assessment to make sure you are at a suitable level for the course. You can do the online assessment or come for a face-to-face interview.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be a dynamic and creative course taught through a range of activities as a whole group, in small groups and in pairs. There will be past exam paper practice. You will be expected to do 5 hours+ independent study every week and self-study using Google Classroom and other on-line resources.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs but you should bring a pen, paper and folder to class. Please note, you pay (about £130) for the exam directly at one of the 19 Cambridge approved centres in London.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are many courses you could do next or at the same time depending on your level. For example, our business English courses would be helpful – English for Business, Communicating at Work, Business - Find the right word: Advanced. Other appropriate courses include: Academic Writing Skills in Practice, Advanced Writing Skills in Practice, Matter of Opinion (level 2), ESOL and Film, ESOL and stories, ESOL reading: book club (level 2), ESOL and Making Podcasts, Grammar in practice: Advanced (Level 2+). Our Pronunciation courses will also be helpful. And you may be ready to progress to Cambridge English: Proficiency. Your tutor will advise you on the best course.

• The Reading club
• A pronunciation course
• A business writing course.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

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Course Code: BCAE01

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Full Tue+Thu, eve, 18 Sep - 06 Dec '18

Duration: 24 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £539.00
Senior fee: £539.00
Concession: £539.00
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