year-round classes

These courses form part of our normal general English courses during the year, March to November. See level details below. Students successfully completing these courses but not wishing to do the external exams still obtain an International House certificate showing that they have reached the level required.

Classroom time is devoted to all areas of the exams and the development of the necessary skills, although writing and speaking are the two main focuses of the courses. You will be given ample opportunity to speak and develop a high level of confidence in the language. You will be given a practice test in July, before the winter holiday to help you decide if you should enter for the external exams.

We have Cambridge-trained examiners to help prepare and train you for the speaking part of the exams.

FCE - First Certificate in English

FCE is an exam for people who can use everyday written and spoken English at an upper-intermediate level. It is an ideal exam for people who want to use English for work or study purposes.

CAE - Certificate in Advanced English

CAE is a high-level qualification that is officially recognised by universities, employers and governments around the world.

CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English

CPE is Cambridge ESOL's most advanced exam. It is aimed at people who use English for professional or study purposes and requires an extremely high level of linguistic competence.

Click here for full details about the exam.

Intensive courses

Held in December and March, these short 7-day courses prepare students for all aspects of the FCE, CAE, CPE & BEC examinations. 2.5hours per day plus practice sessions for the oral component of the exams.

IELTS

IELTS is an internationally recognised test of English that is recognised in over 135 countries. It enables candidates to start their journeys into international education and employment as it is recognised by more and more companies, universities and governments around the world.

IELTS is offered all year round in intensive, 1 to 1 and blended options.

Click here for full details of the exam. www.ielts.org