Exam Preparation Courses B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency

B2 First
C1 Advanced
C2 Proficiency

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: Any Monday except holidays

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 COURSE DURATION COURSE DATES TOTAL COST
PAPER EXAM:

08 JUNE 

22 AUGUST 

14 DECEMBER 

 

SPEAKING TEST:

Will take place the week before the paper exams

12 weeks 18 Mar – 07 Jun

03 Jun – 23 Aug

23 Sep – 13 Dec

£2,760
8 weeks 15 Apr – 07 Jun

01 Jul – 23 Aug

21 Oct – 13 Dec

£1,840
4 weeks 13 May – 07 Jun

29 Jul – 23 Aug

18 Nov – 13 Dec

£960

 

  Public Holidays 2019
  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.

 

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: Any Monday except holidays

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 COURSE DURATION COURSE DATES TOTAL COST
PAPER EXAM:

01 JUNE

23 AUGUST

07 DECEMBER

 

SPEAKING TEST:

Will take place the week before the paper exams

12 weeks 11 Mar – 31 May

03 Jun – 23 Aug

16 Sep – 06 Dec

£2,760
8 weeks 08 Apr – 31 May

01 Jul – 23 Aug

14 Oct – 06 Dec

£1,840
4 weeks 06 May – 31 May

29 Jul – 23 Aug

11 Nov – 06 Dec

£960

 

  Public Holidays 2019 
  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.

 

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: Any Monday except holidays

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 PROFICIENT EXAM DATES 2019 COURSE COURSE DATES TOTAL COST
PAPER EXAM:

13 JUNE

30 NOVEMBER

 

SPEAKING TEST:

Will take place the week before the paper exams

12 weeks 25 Mar – 14 Jun

09 Sep – 29 Nov

£2,760
8 weeks 22 Apr – 14 Jun

07 Oct – 29 Nov

£1,840
4 weeks 20 May – 14 Jun

04 Nov – 29 Nov

£960

 

  Public Holidays 2019
  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.