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Cambridge English Preparation

Content Overview
The Cambridge Examination Preparation (CEP) course is designed to assist students to prepare for the Cambridge Examination: First Certificate in English (FCE). Since the Cambridge Examination consists of four modules (Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening, and Speaking), this course covers all those macro skills. Furthermore, the course will have a heavy focus on grammar and vocabulary skills to assist students to better perform in those four modules.

CRICOS Provider Code:  048124C
Duration:
12 weeks
Study hours per week: 20 hours

Speaking

Listening

Reading

Writing

Grammar

Face-to-face in class mode

The formative assessments are conducted in weeks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 11.
b. The summative assessments are conducted in weeks 3, 6, 9, and 12 using the actual FCE past papers in the exam simulated environment.
c. Students will need to participate in a minimum of three summative assessments and seven formative assessments per level.
d. All results will be recorded on the Academic Progress Record Sheet.
e. Students may ask and are permitted to see the results and details written on the Academic Progress Record Sheet.
f. Teachers will provide feedback after the assessment is conducted and prior to the next assessment.
g. The duration of the assessment varies depending on the level of the course.
h. The methods below will be used for assessments:

 Assessment

Methodology

Duration

Speaking

One-on-one with the interviewer, then with one or two more participants face-to-face

10 seconds to 2 minutes

Listening

Paper-based in class participation

40 minutes

Writing

Paper-based in class participation

1 hour and 20 minutes

Reading and Use of English

Paper-based in class participation

4 hour and 15 minutes

Students will be able to produce outcomes of CEFR B2 within the level of IELTS band of 5.5 to 6.5 as per below.

Level

FCE

IELTS

5.5 – 6.5

CEFR

B2 (CEFR Descriptor)

Listening

I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. I can understand the majority of films in standard dialect.

Reading

I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose.

Spoken Interaction

I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.

Spoken Production

I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Writing

I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.

Contact

For any inquiries please email

admissions@wce.edu.au