Test preparation courses

 

 

Dar Al-Alson offers the Cambridge

FCE and CAE exams preparation courses.

Cambridge ESOL offers the world’s leading range of qualifications for learners and teachers of English.

Over 3.5 million people take our exams each year in 130 countries.

Cambridge ESOL offers assessments across the full spectrum of language ability. We provide examinations for general communication, for professional and academic purposes, and also specialist legal and financial English qualifications. All of our exams are aligned to the principles and approach of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

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Cambridge English exams

  • are based on realistic tasks and situations so that preparing for their exam gives learners real-life language skills.
  • accurately and consistently test all four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – as well as knowledge of language structure and its use.
  • encourage positive learning experiences, and seek to achieve a positive impact on teaching wherever possible.
  • are as fair as possible to all candidates, whatever their national, ethnic and linguistic background, gender or disability proven quality.

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possible quality is underpinned by an extensive programme of research and evaluation, and by continuous monitoring of the marking and grading of all Cambridge English exams. Of particular importance are the rigorous procedures which are used in the production and pretesting of question papers.

All our systems and processes for designing, developing and delivering exams and assessment services are certified as meeting the internationally recognised ISO9001:2008 standard for quality management and are designed around

   

Are our exams an authentic test of real-life English?                                                           

   

Do our exams behave consistently and fairly?                                                                    

   
Does our assessment have a positive effect on teaching and learning?                                 
   

Does our assessment meet learners’ needs within available resources?                                 

   

How we plan, deliver and check that we provide excellence in all of these fields.                     

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The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) is the third level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an upper intermediate level exam. FCE is designed for learners whose command of English is adequate for many practical everyday purposes, including business and study. Successful candidates will have a wide grasp of vocabulary, and should be able to construct an argument and use appropriate communication styles for a variety of situations.

They also need to show an awareness of register and of the conventions of politeness and degrees of formality as they are expressed through language. FCE is recognized by many universities and other educational institutions as proof of intermediate level English skills, and these institutions accept it as meeting part of their entrance requirements. Because the examinations are based on realistic tasks, an FCE certificate is an important asset for anyone who wants to work or study abroad, or in international business. Employers throughout the world recognize FCE. It indicates sufficient proficiency in English to be of practical use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs in many industries, in particular tourism, where contact with English speakers is required. Successful candidates have the ability to deal with routine letters and telephone enquiries, and to cope with some non-academic training courses and simple textbooks and articles.

FCE is also useful preparation if you are working towards higher level exams, such as CAE (Certificate in Advanced English).

Click below to download FCE brochure

 

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The Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) is the fourth level of the Cambridge exams in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). It is an advanced exam.

Although the level of language skills required is not as high as for the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, CAE recognizes the ability to communicate with confidence in English and deal with most aspects of everyday life. CAE is seen by institutions of higher education in many countries as proof of adequate language skills for courses taught and assessed in English. Almost all universities in the United Kingdom and a growing number in the USA recognize CAE, as do many employers throughout the world.

Studying for CAE helps learners to improve their language skills and use them in a wide range of contexts. The examinations are based on realistic tasks, and indicate the ability to use the language in practical situations. Successful candidates are able to participate in meetings and discussions, expressing opinions clearly and are able to understand and produce texts of various types, including business letters and reports. They will also be aware of the different styles of English appropriate to different situations.

Click below to download CAE brochure

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