Cambridge English Language Courses for Foreign Students

What classes are there?

Elementary (A2) for students who speak some English already.

This course will help you start speaking, reading and writing English. You will be able to take the Cambridge Key English Test (KET) in May / June.

Lower intermediate (B1) for students who have studied English before.

Designed to improve your communicative skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, leading to the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET) in May / June.

Upper intermediate (B2) for students with a good knowledge of English.

On this course you will improve your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and it leads to the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) in June.

Advanced (C1) for students with a very high level of English or who have already passed the Cambridge First.

On this course you will improve all your language skills and develop your ability to manipulate the language in terms of vocabulary, style and register. This course leads to the Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) in June. (This can be used as an entry qualification to study in most British universities.)

Come and join our students preparing for Cambridge Exams (B1, B2 and C1) in June. Elementary students are welcome to enquire about possible courses starting in January.

Term 2 - 6 January – 27 March. £260,

Term 3 - 20 April – 5 June. £130.


How do I know which class is right for me?

All our students take a placement test when they arrive. We place you in one of our classes depending on your results. The next tests will be: Wednesday 11th December at 9.30 am and Tuesday 7th January at 9.30 a.m. The test takes 90 minutes approx. Please come to the reception at our Deanfield Campus.

Students arriving after this date can still join a class if there are spaces available. Further placement tests will be held fortnightly on Wednesday mornings. Please call 01491 63 4167.


How many hours a week will I study?

All of the Cambridge courses are three hours per week – two 90-minute classes and are held during the day (the times will be suitable for people who have to drop off or pick up children from school).


When do I pay?

You have to pay for the course each term after completing the placement test and before your first lesson. The price includes the cost of the coursebook and other materials.

Please note – Students may join the courses during the year but exam preparation will be taking place all year. All students must pass a trial lesson at the end of term 2 before being entered for the Cambridge exams. All students must be studying at the college in term 3 in order to take the exams in May or June. The cost of the Cambridge exam is not included in the fees.

For further information about the Cambridge exams and for sample questions, go to

Please contact Gabriele Gregory, Apprenticeship and Training Coordinator, on 01491 63 41 67 if you have any questions about the courses.



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