Overview

Duration: 10 or 12 weeks

Start Dates:

4th June 2018 (12 week course)
Course finishes 24th August
FCE exam on 23rd August
CAE exam on 24th August
18th March 2019 (12 week course)
Course finishes 7th June
FCE exam on 11th June
CAE exam on 12th June
10th September 2018 (12 week course)
Course finishes 30th November
FCE exam on 4th December
CAE exam on 5th December
10th June 2019 (11 week course)
Course finishes 23rd August
FCE exam on 22nd August
CAE exam on 23rd August
2nd January 2019 (11 week course)
Course finishes 15th March
FCE exam on 15th March
CAE exam on 16th March
9th September 2019 (12 week course)
Course finishes 29th November
FCE exam on 3rd December
CAE exam on 4th December

Campus: This course is available at any of our two campuses: Brisbane and Gold Coast

Course Description

  • 20 hours in-class and 5 hours Accelerate and homework review
  • Regular practice tests and tasks that allow students to become familiar with the exam structure and a variety of content
  • Covers many genres of English, e.g. formal, informal, business, academic, personal
  • Preparation for obtaining a high-level universally-accepted English language qualification

Entry Requirements

CRICOS Code: 061171J

Timetable

Sample Timetable

This should be used as a guide only and may be subject to change at anytime. Our Cambridge Exam Preparation course could be scheduled onto any one of the following full time timetables: Click here to see all Sample Timetables.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:30 – 10:30 Reading
Matching paragraphs and headings
Understanding general meaning
Looking for synonyms
Writing
Transaction letter
Understanding the task
Letter structure
Language and content
Listening
Cloze activity – building and strengthen vocabulary
Listening for specific information
Use of English
Cloze procedure – using context clues to identify words
Creative writing activity
Language Development
Prepositions, nouns and adjectives
Feelings and expressions
10:35 – 11:35 Grammar
Identifying adverbs and adjectives
Choosing correct adjective and adverb forms
Grammar
Adverbs of degree – expressing intensity
Multiple choice questions and error correction
Speaking
Comparatives and superlatives
Pronunciation Stressing content words
Grammar
Practicing gerunds (-ing forms)
Using infinitives
Distinguishing the two forms
Use of English
Multiple choice questions and answers
Tips and strategies for taking the exam
11:45 – 12:45 Mock Exam
Lunch
13:45 – 14:45 Reading
Gapped text – reading the paragraph and filling in the gaps
Listening
Multiple matching
Awareness raising activity using predicting skills
Writing
Formal Application
Letter Having an appropriate register and format
Listening
Multiple Matching – demonstrating comprehension
Error correction
Use of English
Word formation
Identifying the noun form of adjectives and adverbs
14:55 – 15:55 Use of English
Word formation – looking at collocations
Forming nouns from verbs
Speaking
Collaborative task
Initiating, interrupting, offering and closing
Reading
Skimming and scanning – two important fast reading techniques
Writing
Formal letters
Using accurate grammatical structures
Writing for the target reader
Speaking
Collaborative Task
Taking turns initiating, interrupting, offering and closing

Testimonials

FCE Testimonial - Brazilian Student

Andrea Rodrigues

Brazil

Video: English | Portuguese

FCE Testimonial - Spanish Student

Paula Ruiz

Spain

Video: English | Spanish

FCE Testimonial - Korean Student

Sunjeng Lim

Korea

Video: English | Korean

Cambridge Guarantee

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Cambridge Guarantee

If you do not achieve a pass or above, BROWNS will guarantee you a FREE Cambridge FCE/CAE Preparation course (same number of weeks as your original booking).

Conditions Apply

  • Complete the BROWNS Cambridge FCE/CAE preparation course (10-12 weeks in length)
  • Take the BROWNS Online Placement Test (BOPT) prior to enrolling and follow the BROWNS recommended study plan
  • Take the FCE/CAE mock test in week 1, 5 and 9 of the course
  • Maintain 100% attendance rate, or provide medical documentation for explained absences
  • Receive no warnings for not “speaking English” during the course
  • This offer expires 3 months after graduation from the FCE/CAE Preparation course at BROWNS

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