At the end of every Eurocentres course you receive a Eurocentres certificate which records the level of competence you have reached. But perhaps you want to supplement this with a recognised qualification. Eurocentres offers you first class preparation for all the most important language qualifications.
Preliminary English Test (PET)
Supplement your Eurocentres qualification with a Preliminary English Test (PET) Cambridge Certificate. PET is recognised by employers as testing the minimum level for language in the workplace.
The Cambridge ESOL PET tests listening, speaking, reading and writing. Cambridge Certificates are recognised globally by employers and educators, and the PET Cambridge Certificate represents level B1 on the Common European Framework. Eurocentres offers first class preparation for the PET Cambridge Certificate.
First Certificate in English – the First first!
Our preparatory course for the First Certificate in English is comparable with the training of an archer. Perfectly instructed right up to the last minute, he draws back the bow, concentrates, aims... and hits the bullseye! You will tackle the official examination in exactly the same cool manner after completing the preparatory course. The target is in your sights and first-class preparation will help you in your aim. Just select one of the many destinations and enjoy interesting tuition. Top teachers, up-to-date teaching materials and skilled coaching support you in speaking, writing, listening and reading, with special focus placed on the examination requirements. You will be trained in exactly the same manner, so that you all you have to do on the day of the exam is fire the arrow and hit the target.
Your Cambridge ESOL certificate: an attainable target! The First Certificate is recognised globally by 12,000 universities, institutions and companies. As the holder of this certificate, you have proof of your general English language skills equivalent to Common European Framework level B2. Learn in a country where you can speak and hear English 24/7. Practice with past examination papers from the University of Cambridge, and intensify your feeling and understanding of the English language in just eight to twelve weeks. Normally, you sit the exam at the school where you have studied or at a location of your choice. Do the same as four million other First candidates do each year: take a shot at it!
Cambridge Advanced – English at Champions League level
The Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), known in short as ‘Advanced’, is a worthwhile goal when you require a very good knowledge of English for your job or you want to undertake studies in the English language. With this course, you can improve your general language skills and your abilities in writing, listening and reading. The teachers also prepare you for the examination in much the same way as a football trainer coaches his team for the Champions League final. You learn how to develop the correct strategies for the perfect approach to the test and you skilfully train your concentration so that you can recall all the important facts at the right moment.
The Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) corresponds internationally with the C1 level of the Common European Framework. The certificate is recognised globally by employers and universities and will make you a sought-after team player. Quality plays a decisive role in our preparatory courses. To continue the comparison with a top football team: the material also has to be good! Selected literature (cutting edge, for example) and varied multimedia material, such as newspaper articles, blogs, videos and internet research, are all used in the lessons. The teaching material for the exam training is based on official documentation from the University of Cambridge ESOL. So you will be well prepared for your next English trophy: the Certificate in Advanced English. Let’s go!
Cambridge Proficiency – it doesn’t get any better
The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) is the highest level you can attain if English is not your first language. With it, you obtain an internationally recognised credential that could be of great use in your job or in your studies at university level. The CPE corresponds with C2 level of the Common European Framework. Employers around the world value the certificate as proof of excellent English skills. The ‘Proficiency’ is therefore a door-opener for jobs at management level, as it is proof of your fluent business English. It also enables you to undertake your dream study programme in the English language. Welcome to executive level of the lecture theatres of the world!
The name says it all: With the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, you have the distinction of being an English pro. It goes without saying, however, that the examination is no stroll in the park. A comprehensive knowledge of the language, a wide-ranging vocabulary and good style are all required. Our teachers want you to be successful just as much as you do yourself. Which is why they do everything to ensure you are prepared for the examination. They bring your language skills in speaking, writing, listening and reading to the highest level using top class teaching material. The intensive examination training is based on official documentation from the University of Cambridge ESOL. With a successfully completed examination, you prove that your English skills are almost equal to those of a native English speaker.
Pearson Test of English - Academic
Supplement your Eurocentres qualification by taking the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic. A computer based test valued by universities with very quick feedback of results (typically within 5 business days of taking the test).
The Pearson Test of English Academic tests speaking, listening, reading and writing in an integrated way, and is recognised by an increasing number of British, North American and Australian universities. The preferred test for GMAC (Graduate Management Admissions Council). Eurocentres offers first class preparation for the Pearson Test of English.
Supplement your Eurocentres qualification by taking the TOEFL test. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) tests reading, listening, writing and speaking in academic contexts, and is an entry requirement for the majority of American Universities.
The TOEFL test is recognized by more than 8,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries. You can take the TOEFL test as an internet-based test (iBT) or paper-based test (PBT). Eurocentres offers first class preparation for the TOEFL test.
Supplement your Eurocentres qualification with a TOEIC certificate. TOEIC offers an internationally recognised listening and reading test for English in the workplace, with the option of also taking a speaking and writing test recognised for UK student visa applications.
The computer-based Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) tests listening and reading in a business context, plus language knowledge. The separate speaking and writing test can be taken in addition to this if you require. Eurocentres offers first class preparation for the TOEIC test.
For students and professionals who would like to focus on preparation for the internet-based TOEFL.
DELF A1 – tests basic competence in French
The Diplôme d’études en langue française – in short, DELF A1 – could be the start of your French career and possibly your love affair with the most elegant of all languages. The examination course will help you prepare to excel in the DELF A1 test. This diploma, which is approved by the French Ministry of Education, is available in six grades from A1 to C2. Each grade corresponds with the appropriate Common European Framework level. Start intensive coaching for your French skills at one of our schools in Lausanne, Paris or Amboise, and get the best preparation for the DELF A1 examination. With our support, it will be an easy start. So, off you go on the road to your first French language diploma!
A language diploma such as the DELF A1 shows employers and educational institutions all over the world that you can express yourself orally and in writing in the French language. “Parlez-vous français?” – as a DELF A1 graduate, this question won't throw you off track. With the first of these popular language diplomas, you have proof that you can communicate on a normal, day-to-day basis. You can carry out a simple conversation, book a hotel room or order in a restaurant. In short, you manage to get along in a French-speaking environment. And, as an added benefit, your holiday will be even more fun when you are familiar with the native language. It will help you to get to know the country and its people better – and maybe find unexpectedly interesting local stories.
DELF A2 – achieving fluency in French
With a DELF A2 – Diplôme d’études en langue française level A2 – you are a distinguished member of French-speaking society. You have already learnt French for two to four study years, and now want to polish your skills in our exam preparation course, ready to take the test. Four wonderful cities – Lausanne, Paris, La Rochelle or Amboise – await your selection. Depending on whether you are the hip city type or prefer an idyllic, peaceful small town, you can chose between a pulsating lifestyle or leisurely tranquillity after the lessons. However, you probably won’t have much time after the intensive oral and written training. Your aim, after all, is to collect your diploma, n’est ce pas?
But with the diploma in sight, learning is much more fun. With a maximum of 14 fellow students, our experienced teachers will help you to train your language skills in speaking, writing, pronunciation and vocabulary in the morning classes. Examination preparation is specifically targeted in the afternoons. Advanced language skills mean that you can express yourself politely and carry out a conversation at a medium level. In the DELF A2 examination, among other things, you prepare a report and an informal letter, and discuss a text with the examiner. Officially approved by the French Ministry of Education and an internationally recognised diploma, the DELF A2 proves it: you can converse in advanced French. Employers and educational institutions all over the world value this.
DELF B1 – valuable supplemental qualification
With the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) B1, you can prove your excellent French language skills. You can show that you are not only able to easily follow a discussion, but that you can also participate. The DELF B1 is internationally recognised by employers and educational institutions, and confirms that you fulfil the minimum requirements for French language skills in a working environment. In the examination – as in the two lower levels A1 and A2 – your listening and reading comprehension will be tested, as well as your oral and written skills. Naturally, the requirements at level B1 are higher. You may be asked, for example, to express your opinion in French on a certain subject.
Our special course prepares you carefully for the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) B1 examination. With your enjoyment of the French language, your motivation and our many years of experience in examination preparation, you will acquire a formidable start in the acquisition of this internationally recognised certificate, which is officially undersigned by the French Ministry of Education. Our teachers use tried and tested teaching tools and diverse learning units on the pathway to your success. A small tip: in addition to the lessons, it is advisable to read French newspapers or magazines as part of your examination preparation – this way, you make learning a pleasure.
DELF B2 – a masterly performance in French
When you hold the Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) B2, issued by the French Ministry of Education, in your hands, the Francophone world is at your feet. For example, you are exempted from the language test on entry to a French university and the business world can rejoice in your excellent French. As part of the examination for the DELF B2 certificate, you are required, among other things, to express your opinion in French, to justify your standpoint and explain it further. So that you pass this oral part, and of course also the written section of the exam, with flying colours, Eurocentres offer you the best possible preparation in Paris, La Rochelle, Amboise and Lausanne.
The Diplôme d’études en langue française (DELF) B2 is proof of your excellent French language skills. Topical subjects are often handled in this very modern exam, which is why the intensive preparatory course tackles current matters, discusses world affairs and trains your eloquence. Following the motto ‘C’est en forgeant que l’on devient forgeron’*, our teachers provide interesting tuition and work with wide-ranging, proven teaching tools and sample tests. You can be really proud of passing the exam: The DELF B2 certificate is highly respected worldwide and is recognised and valued by both employers and educational institutions in many countries.
* Practice makes perfect
Supplement your Eurocentres qualification by taking the DELE test. DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language) is the officially accredited test of Spanish language competence.
DELE has three levels: Inicial, Intermedio and Superior. Modules are offered for the first two levels. DELE Intermedio has similar status to Cambridge First Certificate and the Alliance Française Diplôme de Langue. Tests listening, speaking, reading and writing in a communicative way. Eurocentres offers first class preparation for the DELE test.
Supplement your Eurocentres qualification by taking the Goethe test. Goethe certificates at levels B1 to C2 are recognized as proof of German language ability by employers and educators worldwide and for visa applications. The Goethe exams have a communicative basis and make very good objectives for any learner of German. The status of the Goethe Institute is similar to the Cambridge Certificate for English. Goethe-Zertifikat (B2) is the first serious qualification for employers. Goethe-Zertifikat (C1) is the first qualification for universities. Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung (ZOP / C2) is a valued qualification for German universities. Eurocentres offers first class preparation for the Goethe test.