Test Preparation: Cambridge English: First (FCE)

The Cambridge English: First (FCE) preparation course certificate is recognized by some universities and a number of businesses worldwide. Our Cambridge English: First (FCE) preparation course is a high-intermediate intensive 11-week course designed to help students develop the skills needed in order to pass the official exam. Utilizing authentic past exams, the course covers strategies for all four parts of the exam enabling students to gain confidence and effectively use English. Students achieve confidence in communicating in English by practicing speaking in English on a variety of  subjects, including role-play, conversation, debates and discussing a wide range of topics.

After completing our Cambridge course, students receive a Certificate of Achievement and course transcript which includes their highest practice test score and assessed completed work from the course.

The Cambridge English: First (FCE) is offered in 11 week sessions. 

Course Objectives and Goal

  • Test Taking: identify and understand different question types, learn tips for handling each section of the test, take practice tests to build familiarity with the test and track progress.

  • Language Skills: improve skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • Language Control: learn, practice, and review English grammar, pronunciation, word forms, and vocabulary.

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Speak with native speakers fluently, flexibly, spontaneously, and confidently

  • Understand, read and write, well-structured text on complex subjects, both concrete and abstract, and show recognition of implicit meanings. Take notes and write formatted and logical text for professional purposes.

General English
English Plus Fun
50 Plus English
English for Professionals
English for Communication
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Teaching Methods include informative in class-lessons on creative writing for media and the components of advanced grammar and vocabulary.  Students are first presented with the lesson and then given ample opportunity to practice and produce the targeted structures.  Pair work is encouraged as well as self-directed/independent study. Question and answer sessions are naturally addressed when new topics or challenging issues are explored.  Class discussion are part of our curriculum for many of the exercises which enable the students to learn to state a point of view, explain a concept, or negotiate in English. 

CEFR B2 Global Scale

According to the official CEFR guidelines, someone at the B2 level in English:

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization;

  • can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party;

  • can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

English Language Level Descriptors

AFI College uses the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to determine your English level. There are six levels, ranging from A1 to C2 that correspond to Beginning through Cambridge CAE levels.

For each of these you can download below a description of each level and the learning outcomes for each level. Student Learning Outcomes are things you will be able to do when you have that level of English:


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