Exam Preparation Courses B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency

B2 First (FCE)
C1 Advanced (CAE)
C2 Proficiency (CPE)

A Cambridge English: B2 First (First Certificate in English) proves you have the language skills to live and work independently in an English-speaking country or study on courses taught in English. The B2 First is accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide.

We combine exam preparation with our General English classes in the morning to ensure you receive development in your language skills also (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). We will give you advice on whether your current level is appropriate for the exam you wish to take. The afternoon exam classes will focus on exam technique and awareness with use of past papers and exam specific course books.

Our exam classes are aimed at familiarising you with the exam you have registered for, developing strategies on how to approach specific tasks and developing study skills and how to best prepare for the exam in your own time.

Cambridge exams are available at International House Belfast. IELTS exams are available offsite. We strongly advise that you register for your exam 8 weeks in advance.

Important information

TUITION: 25 lessons per week
TIMETABLE: Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday; 14.00 – 16.30

Total teaching hours 23.33 per week

DURATION: Minimum 1 week
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: B2
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: General English class: 12 (average 8)

Exam prep class: 8 

START DATES: As below

12 week courses 

If you are new to the B2 level the 12 week course will give you time to develop your language skills, build your knowledge and really familiarise yourself with the structure and content of the exam.

8 week courses 

If you have been at B2 level for some time, the 8 week course will allow you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and give you time to familiarise yourself with the structure of the exam and practise the techniques required for success.

4 week courses 

If you are sure that your level is definitely B2 and you have a general idea of what the exam involves, the 4-week course will allow you to refresh your general English skills and review exam technique and structure.

B2 FIRST EXAM DATES 2019/20 COURSE DURATION COURSE DATES TOTAL COST
PAPER EXAM 2019:

14 DECEMBER 

 

PAPER EXAM 2020:

18 APRIL

20 JUNE

27 AUGUST 

12 DECEMBER 

 

SPEAKING TEST:

Will take place the week before the paper exams

12 weeks 2019:

23 Sep – 13 Dec

2020:

27 Jan – 17 Apr

30 Mar – 19 June

08 June – 28 Aug

21 Sep – 1 Dec

£2,760
8 weeks 2019:

21 Oct – 13 Dec

2020:

24 Feb – 17 Apr

27 Apr – 19 June

06 Jul – 28 Aug

19 Oct – 11 Dec

£1,840
4 weeks 2019:

18 Nov – 13 Dec

2020:

23 Mar – 17 Apr

25 May – 19 June

03 Aug – 28 Aug

16 Nov – 11 Dec

£960

 

Public Holidays 2019 Public Holidays 2020
March 18

April 19

April 22

May 6

May 27

July 12

August 26

The school will close on December 20 2019 and will reopen on January 6 2020.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

March 17

April 10

April 13

May 4

May 25

July 13

August 31

The school will close on December 18 2020 and will reopen on January 4 2021.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

 

The C1 Advanced (Certificate of Advanced English) shows that you are a high achiever. Preparing for the C1 Advanced helps learners develop the skills to make the most of studying, working and living in English-speaking countries.

We combine exam preparation with our General English classes in the morning to ensure you receive development in your language skills also (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). We will give you advice on whether your current level is appropriate for the exam you wish to take. The afternoon exam classes will focus on exam technique and awareness with use of past papers and exam specific course books. Our exam classes are aimed at familiarising you with the exam you have registered for, developing strategies on how to approach specific tasks and developing study skills and how to best prepare for the exam in your own time.

Cambridge exams are available at International House Belfast. IELTS exams are available offsite. We strongly advise that you register for your exam 8 weeks in advance.

Important information

TUITION: 25 lessons per week
TIMETABLE: Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday; 14.00 – 16.30

Total teaching hours 23.33 per week

DURATION: Minimum 1 week
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: C1
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: General English class: 12 (average 8)

Exam prep class: 8

START DATES: As below

12 week courses 

If you are new to the C1 level the 12 week course will give you time to develop your language skills, build your knowledge and really familiarise yourself with the structure and content of the exam.

8 week courses 

If you have been at C1 level for some time, the 8 week course will allow you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and give you time to familiarise yourself with the structure of the exam and practise the techniques required for success.

4 week courses

If you are sure that your level is definitely C1 and you have a general idea of what the exam involves, the 4-week course will allow you to refresh your general English skills and review exam technique and structure.

C1 ADVANCED EXAM DATES 2019/20 COURSE DURATION COURSE DATES TOTAL COST
PAPER EXAM 2019:

07 DECEMBER

 

PAPER EXAM 2020:

18 APRIL

20 JUNE

28 AUGUST

05 DECEMBER

 

SPEAKING TEST:

Will take place the week before the paper exams

12 weeks 2019:

16 Sep – 06 Dec

2020:

27 Jan – 17 Apr

30 Mar – 19 June

08 June – 28 Aug

14 Sep – 04 Dec

£2,760
8 weeks 2019:

14 Oct – 06 Dec

2019:

24 Feb – 17 Apr

27 Apr – 19 June

06 Jul – 28 Aug

12 Oct – 04 Dec

£1,840
4 weeks 2019:

11 Nov – 06 Dec

2020:

23 Mar – 17 Apr

25 May – 19 June

03 Aug – 28 Aug

09 Nov – 04 Dec

£960

 

Public Holidays 2019  Public Holidays 2020
March 18

April 19

April 22

May 6

May 27

July 12

August 26

The school will close on December 20 2019 and will reopen on January 6 2020.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

March 17

April 10

April 13

May 4

May 25

July 13

August 31

The school will close on December 18 2020 and will reopen on January 4 2021.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

 

A C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) shows the world that you have mastered English to an exceptional level. It proves you can communicate with the fluency and sophistication of a native speaker.

We combine exam preparation with our General English classes in the morning to ensure you receive development in your language skills also (reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation). We will give you advice on whether your current level is appropriate for the exam you wish to take. The afternoon exam classes will focus on exam technique and awareness with use of past papers and exam specific course books. Our exam classes are aimed at familiarising you with the exam you have registered for, developing strategies on how to approach specific tasks and developing study skills and how to best prepare for the exam in your own time.

Cambridge exams are available at International House Belfast. IELTS exams are available offsite. We strongly advise that you register for your exam 8 weeks in advance.

Important information

TUITION: 25 lessons per week
TIMETABLE: Monday – Friday; 09.00 – 13.00

with a 20 minute break at 11.00.

+ Tuesday and Thursday; 14.00 – 16.30

Total teaching hours 23.33 per week

DURATION: Minimum 1 week
AGE: 16 years +
LEVELS: C2
MAXIMUM STUDENTS PER CLASS: General English class: 12 (average 8)

Exam prep class: 8

START DATES: As below

12 week courses 

If you are new to the C2 level the 12 week course will give you time to develop your language skills, build your knowledge and really familiarise yourself with the structure and content of the exam.

8 week courses

If you have been at C2 level for some time, the 8 week course will allow you to fill any gaps in your knowledge and give you time to familiarise yourself with the structure of the exam and practise the techniques required for success.

4 week courses 

If you are sure that your level is definitely C2 and you have a general idea of what the exam involves, the 4-week course will allow you to refresh your general English skills and review exam technique and structure.

C2 PROFICIENCY EXAM DATES 2019 COURSE COURSE DATES TOTAL COST
PAPER EXAM 2019:

30 NOVEMBER

 

PAPER EXAM 2020:

12 JUNE

03 DECEMBER

 

SPEAKING TEST:

Will take place the week before the paper exams

12 weeks 2019:

09 Sep – 29 Nov

2020:

23 Mar – 12 Jun

14 Sep – 04 Dec

£2,760
8 weeks 2019:

07 Oct – 29 Nov

2020:

20 Apr – 12 Jun

12 Oct – 04 Dec

£1,840
4 weeks 2019:

04 Nov – 29 Nov

2020:

18 May – 12 June

09 Nov – 04 Dec

£960

 

Public Holidays 2019 Public Holidays 2020
March 18

April 19

April 22

May 6

May 27

July 12

August 26

The school will close on December 20 2019 and will reopen on January 6 2020.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.

March 17

April 10

April 13

May 4

May 25

July 12

August 31

The school will close on December 18 2020 and will reopen on January 4 2021.

Note: Classes missed due to public holidays are non-recoupable.