Cambridge Exam Preparation

FCE, CAE

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Cambridge exams are recognized by thousands of employers, universities and government ministries as proof of English proficiency. These exam scores never expire and are a good lifetime achievement. FCE is taken by those who want to prove an upper-intermediate level for work or study purposes. CAE is an exam for advanced students who use written and spoken English for academic, professional and social purposes.

This intensive format will assure success in all language skills as well as exam taking strategies. Small class sizes will ensure personal attention and a thorough review of the material. Our schools are also registered Cambridge test centers, so you can write your exam on-site†† once your preparation course is finished.

Our 10 week FCE and CAE preparation courses will prepare you for all 5 parts of the exam:

1Reading
2Writing
3Listening
4Speaking
5Use of English (grammar and vocabulary)

*Please note that this program is currently only available in Toronto and Vancouver.

FCE

FCE is an internationally recognized upper intermediate level exam developed by the University of Cambridge. It is designed for learners who want to use English for work or study purposes. Successful candidates will have a strong vocabulary and possess sufficient proficiency in English to operate effectively in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs. FCE is recognized by many universities as proof of intermediate level English skills and can be used to satisfy university entrance requirements.

2014 Start Dates

2014 FCE Course Dates Duration Exam Exam Entry Deadline Late Fee Deadline +$100
Jan 6 - Mar 14 10 weeks Mar 14 Jan 24 Until Feb 21
Mar 31 - Jun 6 10 weeks Jun 10 Apr 17 Until May 22
Sep 22 - Nov 28 10 weeks Dec 2 Oct 17 Until Nov 13

Fees

LocationAdministration, Exam & MaterialTuition
Vancouver$390$3500
Toronto$390$3500

*All courses and prices are subject to change without notice. All prices for Canadian destinations are in Canadian Dollars. All prices for American destinations are in U.S. Dollars.

CAE

CAE is an internationally recognized advanced level exam developed by the University of Cambridge. It is designed for learners who want to use English for work or study purposes. Successful candidates are able to use English effectively and perform confidently in social and professional situations, and in higher education. CAE is recognized by many universities as proof of advanced level English skills and can be used to satisfy university entrance requirements.

2014 Start Dates

2014 CAE Course Dates Duration Exam Exam Entry Deadline Late Fee Deadline +$100
Jan 6 - Mar 14 10 weeks Mar 15 Jan 24 Until Feb 21
Mar 31 - Jun 6 10 weeks Jun 11 Apr 17 Until May 22
Sep 22 - Nov 28 10 weeks Dec 3 Oct 17 Until Nov 13

Fees

LocationAdministration, Exam & MaterialTuition
Vancouver$390$3500
Toronto$390$3500

*All courses and prices are subject to change without notice. All prices for Canadian destinations are in Canadian Dollars. All prices for American destinations are in U.S. Dollars.

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What are the Cambridge ESOL Exams?
  2. Can I prepare for the FCE and CAE at your school?
  3. Can I write the FCE and CAE at your school?
  4. What is the deadline for registering for the FCE and CAE?
  5. Where can I get the course outline and syllabus?
  6. Will materials be provided for me?
  7. Can I purchase the course book?
  8. Is there a minimum level requirement to enrol in the course?
  9. Can I still enrol in the Preparation Course if I do not meet the minimum level requirement?
  10. Will I receive a certificate?

 

  1. What are the Cambridge ESOL Exams?

    For full details and up-to-date information on FCE and CAE, please visit:  http://www.cambridgeesol.org/index.html
  2. Can I prepare for the FCE and CAE at your school?

    Yes. We offer 10 week preparation courses for both the CAE and the FCE.  For session dates, prices and additional information, please visit us at:  http://www.sol-group.net/languagecourses/fce.php
  3. Can I write the FCE and CAE at your school?

    Yes. International House Toronto is a Cambridge recognized testing centre. Please note that we must have a minimum of 6 candidates registered for the exam in order to administer the exam at IH Toronto. Sessions that run with less than six candidates will be scheduled to write the exam at another centre in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  4. What is the deadline for registering for the FCE and CAE?

    In order to run a session, we must receive all registrations no later than 2 weeks prior to the course start date.

  5. Where can I get the course outline and syllabus?

    All students will receive both a course outline and syllabus on their first day of class.
  6. Will materials be provided for me?

    Yes. Your Administration, Exam and Material fee includes the use of the course book (in class only), all course handouts, mock exams and the official FCE or CAE exam.
  7. Can I purchase the course book?

    Yes. Gently used course books are available for sale to students at a discounted rate or at the regular retail rate for new books.
  8. Is there a minimum level requirement to enrol in the course?

    Yes. We highly recommend that students score a minimum level 6 on our online test for the FCE course and a level 7 for the CAE. To take the our free online level test, please visit us at:  http://www.sol-group.net/test/
  9. Can I still enrol in the Preparation Course if I do not meet the minimum level requirement?

    Yes. However, please note that our minimum start level recommendation is 6 for FCE and 7 for CAE. Students starting at a lower level may not achieve their desired score on the exam. We encourage you to register for our general English language programs, prior to the Cambridge ESOL course start date, until the recommended level is achieved.
  10. Will I receive a certificate?

    Yes. Once you have completed the preparation course, you will be awarded the Sol Schools International House certificate. Candidates who are successful in passing the exam will also receive a certificate from Cambridge 8-12 weeks after the exam date. There is a *$25 certificate mailing fee for candidates who choose to have their certificate mailed via regular Canada Post mail.

*Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

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