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Cambridge English First

Do you want to meet the admission requirements of a university where English is the official language? Often the admission requirements are Cambridge English First B2.

Cambridge English First: your entry to University

General Information

Cambridge English: B2 First was previously known as the First Certificate in English (FCE). This general English qualification proves that you can speak and write English well enough to work or study in an English-speaking environment. The Cambridge B2 First qualification shows that you can:

  • communicate effectively face-to-face, expressing opinions and presenting arguments
  • follow the news
  • write clear, detailed English, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view
  • write letters, reports, stories and lots of other types of text.

. Level of qualification: Upper intermediate = B2 on the Common European Framework

Reasons to choose Cambridge B2 First:

  • Accepted for entry to foundation/pathway/pre-sessional courses in English-speaking countries.
  • Accepted for entry to undergraduate programmes taught in the medium of English in non-English-speaking countries.

Study program

During the Cambridge B2 First program you will be trained at the four parts: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking during every session. The trainer will teach you the right way to answer the questions, will work on your test assignment approach and give you tips so that you can attain a high score for the Cambridge B2 First exam.

There will be homework for at a minimum of three hours in between the college days.

The admission requirements:

The level of your General English should be a minimum B1-B2.

Take a test here.

Please take the B2 course in advance if your level is not appropriate for this exam training.

Examination

Who should take this exam?

You should study for the B2 First if you want to work in an English-speaking business, live in an English-speaking country or study a foundation-level or pre-university course taught in English.

To take the exam you should be able to:

  • write short reports and emails
  • explain an idea or have a detailed discussion in English
  • understand general English on TV and in newspapers.

How does the exam process work?

There are four parts to the B2 First exam:

  • Reading, 1.15 hours, Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with tasks that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.
  • Writing, 1.15 hours: Requires you to be able to produce two different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews and essays.
  • Listening, 40 minutes: Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.
  • Speaking, 15 minutes per pair: Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face to face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.

You will complete papers Reading & Use of English, Writing and Listening on the same day. The Speaking may be on a different day. The Speaking test is taken face to face, with two candidates and two examiners. This creates a more realistic and reliable measure of your ability to use English to communicate.

Planning

Planning

Group: Intensive or Fast forward: 9 sessions, 3 hours: total 27 hours

Private: Intensive or Fast forward: 6 sessions, 3 hours: total 18 hours

Investment

College fee:

  • Group: Intensive or Fast forward: € 432,-
  • Private: Intensive or Fast forward: € 1.170,-

Literature:

Complete First Student’s Book with Answers with CD-ROM with Testbank 2nd Edition, ISBN: 9781107501805, Indication: € 57,50 order at studystore.nl

Complete First Workbook with Answers with Audio CD 2nd Edition, ISBN: 9781107663398, Indication € 27,25

Examination:

Cambridge Examination: € 270,-

Further education

Cambridge First is accepted as evidence of English language proficiency for study, work and migration.

Organisations around the world rely on Cambridge First to help them select the right people.

More information?

You can:

• call: +31 70 3998806
• mail: info@lc-kronenburgh.nl
• visit: Tuesday evening > Walk-in evening
• meet online: send e-address and time suggestions and receive a ‘zoom’ invitation

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