Exam Preparation

Here at LTC Eastbourne we offer courses to help with exam preparations. Courses include:

  • General English + IELTS Preparation
  • Cambridge First Exam Preparation (FCE)

See below for more information of our exam preparation courses.

General English + IELTS Examination Preparation

This exam preparation course is designed for students between Intermediate (B1) and Advanced (C1) levels.

The course will run both in the mornings and afternoons. In the morning, General English classes will work on all areas of English: listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. In the afternoon, classes will focus on tasks, strategies and practice for the IELTS exam.

Course Objectives

To help you achieve good results in IELTS by:

  • Training you in the skills and techniques needed for the exam
  • Giving you extensive IELTS examination practice
  • Improving the level of your English through a combination of language input and practice in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Developing the study skills that will enable you to continue to learn English after your course.
Levels and Progress

You will have a test on your first day to place you in a class at the right level. Our weekly progress tests and monthly tutorials make sure you move up to a higher level as soon as you are ready.

The levels are:

  • Intermediate (CEFR B1) Can communicate effectively in most situations but sometimes has to work hard to communicate effectively.
  • Upper Intermediate (CEFR B2) Can communicate effectively in most situations and can usually easily re-phrase in order to be understood.
  • Advanced (CEFR C1) Can communicate effectively in all but the most difficult situations.
The timetable for this course will be as follows:

Coursebook

We lend students a coursebook (there is no need for them to purchase one). Teachers will also bring extra materials to the lessons for students to keep. Should a student wish to purchase their own copy of a coursebook, we can advise where to purchase this from. IELTS examination books can cost between £30 and £35.

Taking the IELTS Exam

Students can take the IELTS exam in Eastbourne every month. For dates and fees regarding the IELTS exams, visit our Exam page.

Certificates and Reports

At the end of your studies with LTC Eastbourne, students will be given a certificate and a report (provided they have attended at least 80% of lessons).

Social Programmes 

Whilst you study with us we will make sure you have plenty of time to have fun and make friends. We offer varied social programmes throughout the year for adult students which vary each week. We suggest students bring £15 per week to cover activity costs.

Care of Students Under the Age of 18

Our trained staff are available to support the student, with the intention of getting to know each student individually. The staff will be available to help if there are any problems or a questions. For more information on the care we provide for our under 18 students, see here.

Cambridge First Exam Preparation (FCE)

The Cambridge First Exam Preparation (FCE) is for Upper Intermediate level students only.

The course will run both in the mornings and afternoons. In the morning, classes will focus on exam skills and techniques, particularly grammar and vocabulary with practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Afternoon classes will then focus on the skills and strategies needed for the Cambridge First Exam Preparation.

Course Objectives

To help you prepare for an English language examination by:

  • Training you in exam skills and techniques
  • Giving you extensive examination practice
  • Improving the level of your English through a combination of language input and practice in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Developing the study skills that will enable you to continue to learn English after your course.
Levels and Progress

Upper Intermediate (CEFR B2) Can communicate effectively in most situations and can usually easily re-phrase in order to be understood.

If you are not sure of your level, contact us and we will send you a test and give advice.

The timetable for this course will be as follows:

Coursebook

Lessons are based on a modern exam coursebook. In addition to the coursebook, teachers will also bring extra materials to class to ensure the course meet specific needs. We lend students the coursebook for this course, free of charge, though students will be asked to buy a workbook for approximately £20.

Taking the Cambridge First Exam (FCE)

For dates and fees regarding the Cambridge First exams, please visit our Exam page.

Certificates and Reports

At the end of your studies with LTC Eastbourne, students will be given a certificate and a report (provided they have attended at least 80% of lessons).

Social Programmes 

Whilst you study with us we will make sure you have plenty of time to have fun and make friends. We offer varied social programmes throughout the year for adult students which vary each week. We suggest students bring £15 per week to cover activity costs.

Care of Students Under the Age of 18

Our trained staff are available to support the student, with the intention of getting to know each student individually. The staff will be available to help if there are any problems or a questions. For more information on the care we provide for our under 18 students, see here.

 

 

Fact File

  • Minimum Age 16

  • Maximum Age There is no maximum

  • Maximum Class Size 12 students

  • Taught Lessons Per Week 28 lessons / 21 hours

  • Course length 1 week minimum

  • Course Start Date Any Monday (or Tuesday in a week that begins with a public holiday)

  • Course Finish Date Any Friday

  • Non-Teaching Days 2018 (Public Holidays) No classes on 1 January, 30 March, 2 April, 7 May, 28 May, 27 August. We will also close on 21 December and re-open on Monday 7 January 2019.

  • Levels Various - please see course detials

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