1. Home
  2. Chevron Forward
  3. English tests and certifications
  4. Chevron Forward
  5. Cambridge certificates
  6. Chevron Forward
  7. Cambridge English Test Preparation

Cambridge English preparation: training programme

Cambridge English Test Preparation

Wall Street English schools in Switzerland offer specific preparation for the Cambridge tests. As one of the most renowned English exams in the world, the FCE and CAE require good preparation to maximise the chances of success. FCE and CAE exam training programmes.

The Cambridge English test preparation programme begins with a placement test which is offered free of charge to each student. It is used to determine your level of English and to determine the number of lessons you will need to follow for optimal preparation, either in private lessons or in a group. All the registration formalities for the FCE or CAE are also taken care of.

Cambridge English test preparation in groups

For ideal preparation, a 12-week programme is planned to carry out assiduous revision in order to pass the Cambridge English tests in the best possible conditions. Each week, two hours of lessons will be taken in classes of between 4 and 10 students only. In small groups, you will be able to follow the lessons given by qualified teachers. The Wall Street English method, a guarantee of success, will allow you to prepare yourself fully for both the written and oral tests. All the learning material will be made available to you so that you can study in the best possible way.

Preparation for the Cambridge English tests with a private teacher

It is not always possible to travel to a Wall Street English school in Switzerland at the times set to follow the preparation. In this case, it is advisable to turn to tutoring with a private teacher. This solution is very interesting since you can then start your preparation at any time of the year and choose the days and times to follow your lessons yourself. This formula offers 45-minute one-to-one lessons with a qualified teacher. Based on your results in the initial level test, the number of sessions required for a good preparation will be defined beforehand. These English courses allow you to review all aspects of your language learning, with the possibility of opting for fully personalised à la carte lessons. The WSE centres also allow you to take advantage of social activities and workshops at no extra cost.

Cambridge English test levels

The Cambridge exams consist of 5 separate examinations, ranging from the easiest (A2 level) to the most advanced (C2 level). Wall Street English particularly offers preparation for levels B2, with the FCE (First Certificate of English), and C1, with the CAE (Certificate of Advanced English). The FCE is undoubtedly the best known of the Cambridge tests. It allows you to demonstrate an upper intermediate level in English, corresponding to a general command of the language.

More complex, the CAE demonstrates an increased understanding of long and demanding texts in English. Such a level is proof that you can interact in English around more specialised subjects. For these two tests, you will have to take several tests based on reading English texts, written expression, oral comprehension and the way you express yourself in English.

Passing the Cambridge English tests will enable you to apply for jobs abroad or to enter a university in an English-speaking country. In order to obtain a high score, preparation for the test is recommended. Don't wait to contact one of the schools in Switzerland and follow one of the training programmes on offer.

© 2023 Wall Street English, global leader in English language education.