Advanced English is a course for post-FCE level students interested in maintaining and improving their fluency in speaking.
The course is formed around topic based modules – some serious, some not so serious – which usually last about 3 to 4 weeks to complete. You do not need to buy a course book and study material used in class is given as free photocopies.
Each module begins with an advanced level video programme, setting the theme.
There are vocabulary worksheets – not long boring readings – to quickly boost your vocabulary knowledge.
Specially prepared Pronunciation activities are also a regular feature of the lessons.
And then, of course, the oral activities. These come in many different types:
- Role plays
- Informal pair work
During the course you will be asked to give both mini-presentations and longer presentations. These are designed to improve your confidence in speaking alone for longer periods of time in front of a small group of people. We also propose that some presentations are filmed.
All oral activities are followed by feedback on performance by the teacher – both at a class level and an individual level.
There are 3 tests during the course – one at the end of each term.
Tests are one-to-one with the teacher and are taped so that the teacher can assess your performance more carefully afterwards.
Tests are marked according to Cambridge CAE criteria.
Each test includes a short presentation. The topic for the presentation will be given to you about 10 minutes before the test.
Contact reception (contact details below) for more information about our Advanced English courses.