Unlock a world of endless opportunities and elevate your language proficiency with BROWNS English Language School's Cambridge First Certificate English (FCE) Preparation program. Tailored to help you achieve success in the internationally recognised Cambridge FCE exam, our comprehensive curriculum focuses on refining your language skills across all aspects - reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Led by certified teachers with vast experience in Cambridge exam preparation, our engaging classes and practical exercises ensure that you are fully prepared to excel. Immerse yourself in a motivating and supportive learning environment, surrounded by like-minded individuals aspiring to reach new heights. With our proven track record of FCE success, BROWNS is the perfect launchpad for your future endeavors, whether it be in academia, career advancement, or global travel. Enrol now and let BROWNS be your stepping stone to success in the Cambridge FCE exam and beyond.

Duration: 10 - 12 weeks

Recommended Program Dates: Contact BROWNS

Campus: Available at our Brisbane and Melbourne campus.

Mode of Study: On-campus

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
  • Useful preparation for students looking to study the Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) Preparation program
  • Preparation for obtaining a high-level universally-accepted English language qualification

Entry Requirements


CRICOS Code: 061169C


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 Schedules.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Matching paragraphs and headings
Understanding general meaning
Looking for synonyms
Transaction letter
Understanding the task
Letter structure
Language and content
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
Identifying adverbs and adjectives
Choosing correct adjective and adverb forms
Adverbs of degree – expressing intensity
Multiple choice questions and error correction
Comparatives and superlatives
Pronunciation Stressing content words
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
Mock Exam
Gapped text – reading the paragraph and filling in the gaps
Multiple matching
Awareness raising activity using predicting skills
Formal Application
Letter Having an appropriate register and format
Multiple Matching – demonstrating comprehension
Error correction
Use of English
Word formation
Identifying the noun form of adjectives and adverbs
Use of English
Word formation – looking at collocations
Forming nouns from verbs
Collaborative task
Initiating, interrupting, offering and closing
Skimming and scanning – two important fast reading techniques
Formal letters
Using accurate grammatical structures
Writing for the target reader
Collaborative Task
Taking turns initiating, interrupting, offering and closing


FCE Testimonial - Brazilian Student

Andrea Rodrigues


Video: English | Portuguese

FCE Testimonial - Spanish Student

Paula Ruiz


Video: English | Spanish

FCE Testimonial - Korean Student

Sunjeng Lim


Video: English | Korean

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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