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- Examination Courses -  (Minimum length of each course is 32 weeks)

These can be taken by students wanting to sit for the exams and by students who do not want to sit for the exams, but would like to take one of these courses to improve their English.

1. Cambridge University First Certificate in English.

FCE has widespread recognition in commerce and industry, e.g. for contact with the public or secretarial work in banking, airlines, catering, etc. It is also recognized by some university faculties, colleges and other institutions as fulfilling English language requirements. 

Examination Content:

Paper Reading and Use of English: 1 hour 15 minutes. This shows you can understand texts from publications such as books, newspapers and magazines.

 

Paper 2  Writing: 1 hour 20 minutes. This shows you can write different text types, such as an essay, report or a letter.

 

Paper 3  Listening: 40 minutes. This shows you can follow a range of spoken materials, such as news and everyday conversations.

 

Paper 4  Speaking: 14 minutes. This shows you can communicate effectively in face-to-face situations. You take the speaking test with one or two other candidates.

Examination Timetable:

June and December with enrolment in March and September.

2. Cambridge University Certificate in Advanced English

This examination indicates a high level of language competence for candidates wishing to use English for professional or study purposes. It is recognised by the majority of British universities and higher education institutions as fulfilling entrance requirements in English language. 

Examination Content:

Paper Reading and Use of English: 1 hour 30 minutes. This shows you can understand texts from publications such as fiction and non-fiction books, journals, newspapers and magazines.

Paper 2  Writing: 1 hour 30 minutes. This shows you can produce two different pieces of writing, including an essay.

Paper 3  Listening: 40 minutes. This shows you can follow and understand a range of spoken materials.

Paper 4  Speaking: 15 minutes. This shows you can communicate in a real-life context. You take the speaking test face-to-face with one or two other candidates.

 Examination Timetable:

June and December with enrolment in March and September. 

3. Cambridge University Certificate of Proficiency in English

This examination indicates a level of competence which is recognised as fulfilling entrance requirements in English language by British universities and many universities in other English-speaking countries, and by other institutions of higher education and professional bodies world-wide. In a number of countries the CPE provides exemption from local English language requirements or is a qualification for admission to courses or employment where a thorough knowledge of English is required. 

Examination Content:

Paper Reading

Paper 2  Writing

Paper 3  Use of English

Paper 4  Listening

Paper 5  Speaking 

Examination Timetable:

June and December with enrolment in March and September. 

4. International English Testing System [ IELTS ]

IELTS consists of six modules. The Academic Reading and Writing Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an undergraduate or postgraduate level. IELTS is accepted in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The emphasis of the General Training Reading and Writing Modules is on basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. It is suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to complete their secondary education or to undertake work experience or training programmes not at degree level. The General Training Modules are also used as evidence of language competence for immigration purposes in some countries. 

Examination Content:

Listening

Academic Reading

General Training Reading

Academic Writing

General Training Writing

Speaking. 

Examination Timetable:

Once a month. One can repeat the exam whenever one likes. 

5. TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language (ibTOEFL)

The purpose of the new Internet-based TOEFL test is to evaluate the English proficiency of people whose native tongue is not English. You will be tested in the four main language skill areas of listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Therefore, you will not be specifically tested on your grammar skills. However, grammar is an integral part of language and it would be well worth the effort to study grammatical structures when preparing for the new ibTOEFL. The scores are required for purposes of admission by more than 2400 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. TOEFL is also used by institutions in other countries where English is the language of instruction. In addition government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency. The new TOEFL® will take approximately four hours to finish and note taking will be allowed on the new TOEFL® in order to better reflect real-life academic situations.

For more information about the new ibTOEFL, please click here.

Examination Content:

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing 

Examination Level:

Cambridge University Certificate in Advanced English. 

Examination Timetable:

Very flexible. Around four or five times a year. One can take the test as many times as one wants to improve one's score. The test is valid for two years. 

Class Size

Individual and in groups of no more than four persons. 

Levels

There are four levels:

1. Pre-Intermediate

2. Intermediate

3. Post-Intermediate

4. Advanced.

 

6. TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication

TOEIC test questions are based on real-life work settings in an international environment (meetings, travel, telephone conversations, etc).

The Test is used by organisations to determine whether an employee is suitable for a particular task. If you work or want to work for a large organisation, particularily in Asia, then the TOEIC test will be useful to you.

TOEIC is a test that measures and classifies English language skills for the workplace while TOEFL is an academic test of English for students entering universities.

Examination Content:

  1. The Listening and Reading test is a paper and pencil test that takes 2.5 hours and is taken at a test centre.

  2. The Speaking and Writing test is an online test that is taken in a test centre and takes 90 minutes. The Speaking and Writing test is a new test which is only available in some countries.

Examination Level:

The same as TOEFL. 

Examination Timetable:

Very flexible. Around five or six times a year.  The test is valid for two years. 

Class Size

Individual and in groups of no more than four persons. 

Levels

There are four levels:

1. Pre-Intermediate

2. Intermediate

3. Post-Intermediate

4. Advanced.

 

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