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Exam Courses

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.

Get your language certificate and enjoy summer! Combine a pleasant stay abroad with a language course that prepares you for a language diploma, such as the Cambridge Exam! Discover now where you can take your exam course to the beach! PET FCE CAE CPE

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Should you already want to dive into your language learning experience, we recommend you get to know your language level first! Here you will find our very own Eurocentres language test to assess your language skills!

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.

Duration (in weeks):
7-11
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
3
Course intensity (in lessons):
Super Intensive

First Certificate in English – the First first!

Stand out from the crowd with certified English skills: The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) is one of the most commonly attained language certificates worldwide; it enjoys an excellent reputation among many universities and companies. If successfully passed, an FCE exam is a major asset for any CV and proves your language skills at B2 level as set by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). It confirms that you can use the language independently, both in daily life and in a professional or academic context.

Who should consider taking the FCE?

  • Language students (secondary school) who are already at B1 level or higher
  • Language students (secondary school) who have been learning English for at least six years
  • University students who would like to study abroad
  • Job applicants who would like to improve their chances with potential employers
  • Employees of international companies

Are you already proficient in English (ie B2 or higher)? Then why not aim for the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)? This exam is intended for language students (secondary school) with a profound knowledge of English; it demonstrates a high level of competency in the language. If you don’t feel quite ready for the FCE, you can also sit the Preliminary English Test (PET) first. This test requires (and affirms) your practical knowledge of the language for work, study or travel.

What are the benefits of the FCE?

  • An authoritative international standard for grading language skills in English
  • Recognised by more than 12,000 universities, companies and institutions all over the world
  • Provides a solid basis for advanced study in the English language
  • Prepares you for handling everyday situations in English

Exam format and content of the FCE

Achieving the language certificate, step by step: The Cambridge First is divided into several sections. Each part of the exam tests a different aspect of your proficiency in English. Examiners appraise candidates’ abilities through various tasks that assess reading, listening, written and spoken communication, and knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. The test takes around 3.5 hours altogether.

Reading & Use of English

The first section of the Cambridge First evaluates two skills: The tasks initially focus on reading comprehension. You’ll be faced with texts from English-language books, newspapers or magazines. Your understanding of the text should cover both explicit and implicit content. ‘Explicit’ refers to detailed information and overarching themes; ‘implicit’ means the tone and any allusions or connotations in the text. Next, you’ll fill in the blanks, correct mistakes, answer multiple-choice questions about word choice and rephrase sentences to make them grammatically correct. This demonstrates your familiarity with English syntax and provides insight into your vocabulary. You have 75 minutes to finish the Reading & Use of English section of the test.

Writing

Following the first part, two exercises will let you demonstrate your ability to express yourself in writing. In the first exercise, you’ll compose a paragraph in response to a given question. This is your chance to show you can generate an argumentative text on the topic. The second task involves choosing to compose one type of text from three options. The options are usually an article, a letter or email, and a review. You have a total of 80 minutes to complete the entire Writing segment of the exam. How you divide up the time you spend on the individual texts is up to you.

Listening

The Cambridge First Certificate examiners test your listening comprehension in this section. You’ll hear some audio recordings of everyday spoken language and answer various questions on their content. During this part of the exam, you should be able to understand not only the general topic and gist of what is said, but details as well. The material used in the test comes from real situations, such as monologues or dialogues from the news, talk radio and everyday conversations.
The voices in the recordings belong to native English speakers from various places around the world. This means that you also have to prove your comprehension of the major variants of English – British versus American English, for example. The Listening section takes around 40 minutes.

Speaking

The best way to assess someone’s speaking skills is through interacting with them. That’s why the free-speaking test takes place face to face (with one examiner and one other candidate). You’ll first be asked to introduce yourself. The examiner will ask some follow-up questions on your career or interests. Next, you and your fellow test-taker will each give a short monologue about the two images or photographs you are shown. Each exam participant briefly comments on the monologue of the other.

The next phase involves a conversation with the other candidate using an image relating to a specific topic. During the conversation, the examiners often ask the two of you to reach a consensus on a question. You may discuss suitable hobbies for children or compare different sports, for instance. Once you and the other participant have come to an agreement, the examiner will give you a new prompt. By asking concrete follow-up questions and providing new ideas, they will give you the chance to expand the scope of the conversation and show off your skills.

All in all, passing the speaking test depends on your ability to have a conversation in English without struggling. Good grammar, an appropriate choice of words and correct pronunciation while placing word stress on the right syllables – all of these factors come into play. The Speaking portion of the test will take around 15 minutes and finishes off the Cambridge First exam.

Exam preparation at Eurocentres

Study hard: Even if you’ve been learning English for a few years, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ready for the FCE. The special format of the test and the time pressure during the exercises require a certain kind of preparation. That’s why Eurocentres offers courses in exam preparation at language schools all around the world.

The courses range from eight to twelve weeks. Each week, you’ll have twenty classes on general language skills and five lessons for focused exam preparation. Five additional sessions will familiarise you with test-taking methods; together, we’ll develop a strategy that will help you pass the exam with flying colours. During the course, you’ll gain all the advantages of having excellent teachers and modern teaching materials. The latter are oriented around the Cambridge First and include English-language literature, newspapers and magazines, as well as various audio recordings. You can even take practice exams using original test materials at the Eurocentres language schools.

After the course is finished, you’ll tackle the actual exam at the language school, too. You’ll be relaxed because you’re in a familiar environment; this will give you the tools to excel.

Language travel through Eurocentres as preparation for the FCE

It’s easiest to learn a language if you’re constantly surrounded by it. When you travel to an English-speaking country to study the language, you’ll be immersed in English-language media, come into contact with native speakers every day and enrich your language skills in professional courses. Because you’re constantly being confronted with the media of the country, your preparation for the Reading, Listening and Writing sections of the exam will be very well supported. What’s more, the conversations you have during your language stay will give you important insights into pronunciation and emphasis, broaden your vocabulary and build the foundation for achieving top marks in the Speaking test.

At the Eurocentres language school, you’ll also focus on preparing for the Cambridge First Certificate. Not only will your language skills improve dramatically – you can also count on unforgettable experiences during your time studying abroad. Vibrant cities, breathtaking landscapes and authentic local culture – it’s all just waiting to be discovered by you.

Cambridge FCE is offered at numerous of Eurocentres destinations. For example, find out what selected language schools have in store for you!!

Eurocentres Cambridge Language School

Being in the birthplace of the Cambridge Certificate is excellent motivation for your studies! Located in the county of Cambridgeshire in England, the city has been shaped by centuries of learning and teaching – after all, this is the home of the prestigious University of Cambridge. The Eurocentres Language School in Cambridge is located in the same neighbourhood as that institution of higher learning. Against a backdrop of beautiful colleges and the stunning university library, we’ll help you prepare for the FCE. It’s the perfect atmosphere in which to score top marks!

Miami Language School

In addition to familiarity with British English, the American variant of the language is also relevant to the FCE. And what could be more perfect for that than language study in the USA? So you might as well treat yourself and enjoy all the benefits of the Sunshine State at the Miami Language School in Florida: Learn vocabulary in Miami Beach, relax at cafés and bars – or forget about studying for a while and dive into the city’s boisterous nightlife. Of course, you’ll return to the sun-drenched classrooms the next day to continue preparing for the Cambridge First exam. Welcome to Miami!

Assessing & Scoring the Cambridge First Certificate

In the FCE, points are awarded as follows: The Cambridge First is assessed by the staff of Cambridge English Language Assessment. This is a department of the University of Cambridge. The maximum possible score you can achieve on the Cambridge English Scale is 190 in total. If you score between 160 and 190 points, you pass the test.

If you get 160 to 170 points, your grade is C. Grade B ranges between 170 and 180 points. Both grades are something to be proud of and demonstrate English language skills at B2 level. If you achieve Grade A – between 180 and 190 points – you’ll even achieve the coveted C1 level. This indicates that your knowledge of the English language is highly proficient and you can apply it effectively and flexibly in both professional and social settings.

If your score falls below these ranges, you did not pass the FCE. However, if you achieve between 140 and 160 points, you will at least receive a certificate demonstrating B1-level English skills. Unlike other language certificates like IELTS or TOEIC, the Cambridge First certificate does not expire or need to be retaken. It will remain valid for several years.
 

Cambridge First Certificate in English

Get in touch with us if you have more questions about the FCE. We’re happy to advise you on choosing the right exam and corresponding language study abroad. You can find more information on the Cambridge First and other language certificates offered by the University of Cambridge at the Cambridge English Language Assessment website. Whip your English skills into shape and pass the FCE with flying colours at a Eurocentres language school!!

Duration (in weeks):
8-12
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
5
Course intensity (in lessons):
Super Intensive

Cambridge Advanced – English at Champions League level

Jump-start your career and studies: The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is a language certificate for people learning English as a second language. The exam is oriented towards the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and provides official proof of your language proficiency in professional and academic settings.

Who should consider taking the CAE?

  • Language students (secondary school) who are already at the B2 level or higher
  • Students at secondary school or university who would like to study in an English-speaking country
  • Job applicants who want to prove their proficiency in English
  • Employees who work in an English-speaking country
  • Employees who work in an international setting

Not on the list? Then why not aim for the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) first? This exam is intended for language students (secondary school) with less prior knowledge; it demonstrates comfort with using the language independently.

What are the benefits of the CAE?

  • Recognised by more than 6,000 educational institutions, companies and government agencies worldwide
  • Fulfils entrance requirements for many universities in the UK, Canada and Australia
  • Fulfils visa application requirements for the UK and Australia
  • Helps you prepare for living, studying and working in an English-speaking country

Exam format and content of the CAE

A talented all-rounder: The Cambridge Advanced exam has four parts, each of which tests a different aspect of the candidate’s proficiency in the language and provides a comprehensive picture of your language skills. The test includes reading and language usage, writing, listening and free speaking. The exam takes around four hours.

Reading & Use of English

The first part of the Cambridge Advanced exam focuses on reading comprehension. You’ll have to answer multiple-choice questions on various texts. The sources for these are authentic: short stories, novels, newspapers, magazines or online articles. Here, you have the chance to prove you can reliably grasp both overall themes and detailed information in the text. Next various types of fill-in-the-blank test your vocabulary and knowledge of grammar. These require wide-ranging familiarity with language use. You have 90 minutes to answer the questions in the Reading & Use of English section of the test.

Writing

Next up, two writing exercises will let you demonstrate your ability to express yourself in writing. The first part of the Writing test is for you to compose a paragraph about a given text. The text might be a newspaper article, brochure or letter. Your job here is to summarise what you’ve read in your own words, then reflect on the exam text from a specific point of view (you will also receive a prompt for this).

During the second half, you can choose one of three writing exercises. Usually this means writing a letter, application, report or assessment. You are given 90 minutes for both exercises. How you divide up the time you spend on the individual texts is up to you..

Listening

The Cambridge Advanced Exam tests your listening comprehension in this section. As you listen to short snippets of conversations, monologues of varying length and interviews or discussions, you’ll answer questions on the general topics of the conversations, detailed information or the speakers’ opinions and attitudes. This material also comes from everyday sources. The recordings might be of presentations, speeches, interviews or radio shows, for example.

What’s more, you’ll have to deal with different accents of the English language: The speakers on the recordings come from the UK, the United States and Australia – this challenges your ability to adapt to different ways of pronouncing the language. The Listening section takes around 40 minutes.

Speaking

The test of free speaking attempts to approximate a normal conversation as closely as possible. Therefore the Speaking section takes place face to face (with one examiner and one other candidate). First, the examiner individually asks each candidate a few questions about themselves and their interests. Once you’ve warmed up a bit, you and your test-taking peer will each give a short monologue about a selection of images.

Next, the two of you will have a discussion based on a specific task, using another selection of images. For example, this task might be deciding on a suitable recreational activity to do after the exam, or choosing the perfect location for your next holiday. You’ll then go into more depth on the topic with the examiner. This is the Cambridge Advanced method of testing both your ability to state your own opinions in English and your skill at responding to unexpected conversational input. At the same time, you’re proving that you can use grammar and vocabulary correctly, not to mention pronounce English words and place the stress on the right syllables. The Speaking test takes around 15 minutes..

CAE preparation with Eurocentres

Be prepared: Cambridge Advanced sets high standards for its candidates’ knowledge of English. Beginner English-language learners should therefore start with the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE). However, the CAE may still be a piece of cake for more experienced language students who have prepared properly. That’s why Eurocentres offers intensive preparatory courses for the exam at language schools all over the world.

During these eight to twelve-week courses, you’ll become familiar with test materials such as English-language literature, newspaper articles and an array of audio recordings. We’ll also help you prepare for the testing environment and work on the right strategies using sample exams. After the course concludes, you’ll have approximately one more week of time to prepare independently before the exam date. You will then sit the exam in the familiar atmosphere of the Eurocentres language schoo - exactly as you’ve been practising over the previous few weeks.

Language travel through Eurocentres as preparation for the CAE

To learn English, you need to speak the language – and not just during the lesson, but in everyday life too. That’s why language study abroad in an English-speaking country is the ideal opportunity to improve your English skills. During your language stay, you’ll frequently talk to native speakers and try out your newly acquired abilities. There’s no better way to prepare for the speaking test. What’s more, you’ll expand your vocabulary and fine-tune your use of the language.
Your constant exposure to English-language media will get you ready for the reading and listening portions of the exam. In addition to the high-quality language courses at our language schools and contact with the language, language study abroad also means you’ll have lots of unique experiences.

For example, let’s find out what two selected Eurocentres language schools have in store for you:

Eurocentres Cambridge Language School

Study for your language certificate right near the birthplace of the Cambridge Certificate. The English university city of Cambridge has been shaped by a unique academic atmosphere. Grand buildings such as the colleges and university library bear witness to a centuries-old tradition of learning and teaching. We invite you to dive into this environment and study for the Cambridge Advanced Certificate at the Eurocentres Language School in Cambridge. Let yourself be swept up in the allure of academia – and pass your exam with flying colours!

New York Language School

There are many other amazing places to learn the English language besides Great Britain. Along with masterpieces of architecture and world-famous destinations, New York also offers outstanding options for social interaction. Experience the English language live – at concerts, plays and musicals – and have conversations with the residents of the Big Apple. Not only will the Eurocentres Language School on the East Side of Manhattan prepare you for your exam – it’ll also guarantee unforgettable experiences in the city that never sleeps.

Assessing & Scoring the Cambridge Advanced Certificate

In the CAE, points are awarded as follows: The Cambridge First is assessed by the staff of Cambridge English Language Assessment, a department at the University of Cambridge. It is possible to attain up to 210 points on this test. If you score between 200 and 210 points, you achieve Grade A – and are even awarded a C2-level certificate. This means that your language skills are on a par with those of a native speaker. Grades B and C are likewise excellent results, falling between 180 and 200 points, and demonstrate your capabilities as a C1-level speaker of English.
All three scores mean that you will receive the Cambridge Advanced language certificate. If you score any lower, however, you do not pass the CAE. However, if you achieve between 160 and 180 points, you will at least receive a certificate demonstrating B2-level English skills. Unlike other language certificates like IELTS or TOEIC, the CAE does not expire or need to be retaken. It will remain valid for several years.

 


If you have any other questions about the CAE, you can contact us here. We’re happy to advise you on choosing the right exam and can help you find a corresponding language study abroad programme. You can find more information on the CAE and other language certificates offered by the University of Cambridge at the Cambridge English Language Assessment website. Use the opportunity to officially demonstrate your English skills!

Duration (in weeks):
8-12
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
7
Course intensity (in lessons):
Super Intensive

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.

Duration (in weeks):
8-12
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
8
Course intensity (in lessons):
Super Intensive

Fulltime Cambridge First (FCE)

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.

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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!

Duration (in weeks):
8-12
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
5
Course intensity (in lessons):
BasicFulltime First Course

Fulltime Cambridge Advanced (CAE)

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.

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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!

Duration (in weeks):
6-12
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
7
Course intensity (in lessons):
BasicFulltime Advanced Course

TOEFL

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.

Duration (in weeks):
2-52
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
2
Course intensity (in lessons):
IntensiveSuper Intensive

TOEIC

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.

Duration (in weeks):
2-52
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
1
Course intensity (in lessons):
Intensive

Intensive TOEFL

For students and professionals who would like to focus on preparation for the internet-based TOEFL.

Duration (in weeks):
11
For following language levels:
6-9 (B2-C1)
Max. Class Size:
13
Course intensity (in lessons):
University Programme

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!

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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.

Duration (in weeks):
2
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
1
Course intensity (in lessons):
Intensive

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?

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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.

Duration (in weeks):
2
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
1
Course intensity (in lessons):
Intensive

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.

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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.

Duration (in weeks):
2
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
1
Course intensity (in lessons):
Intensive

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.

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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

Duration (in weeks):
2
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
1
Course intensity (in lessons):
Intensive

DALF C1

The Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF) language course is intended to prepare C1- and C2-level speakers for the globally recognised French Diploma and follows on from the DELF Diplôme. At C1 level, you will be able to use French fluently and expressively in both written and oral work, as well as comprehend and accurately summarise media broadcasts. At C2 level, you will be comfortable using French in advanced academic situations, as well as possessing fluent debating skills. The DALF exam covers reading, writing, speaking and listening, and lasts for around four hours. Passing this exam will open the door to studying at most French universities, as well as providing you with an internationally recognised qualification which will enhance your CV.

The Eurocentres French course is designed for the DALF syllabus and will prepare you for the requirements of the C1 or C2 exams. You will enjoy the opportunity to learn French abroad in a French-speaking country and to further develop your skills in the language. Our teachers will use tools that have been shown to produce results, and will provide an interesting and diverse set of units covering a broad range of subjects and language use appropriate for advanced students. You will find it helpful and enjoyable to use your French as much as possible while preparing for the exam, for example by watching TV or listening to radio debates, as well as reading magazines and newspapers.

Duration (in weeks):
2,4
For following language levels:
8-9
Max. Class Size:
14
Course intensity (in lessons):
Intensive

Goethe

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.

Duration (in weeks):
2-52
Max. Class Size:
14
Min. Exam Level:
4
Course intensity (in lessons):
Intensive

Open Choice Ielts

Duration (in weeks):
22-52
For following language levels:
4-9 (B1-C1)
Course intensity (in lessons):
Open Choice 20Open Choice 25Open Choice 30
Free Language Test
Students
Should you already want to dive into your language learning experience, we recommend you get to know your language level first! Here you will find our very own Eurocentres language test to assess your language skills!
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