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Cambridge Courses in Australia

Cambridge Preparation courses are designed to prepare you for the Cambridge exam

Cambridge Preparation Courses Australia

The Cambridge English examinations are considered as highly reliable competency tests for both employment and study purposes.

You should do this course:

  • if you wish to improve your English intensively for either employment or academic studies or
  • if you are an international student for whom English is a foreign language and you require a certain Cambridge Certificate Pass as an entry qualifications for employment or other purpose or
  • if you wish to have a formal qualification in English

You could also take preparatory studies in General English and enter a Cambridge course as soon as you have reached the necessary level of English proficiency.

Important examinations such need adequate preparation time! Students need to enrol for at least one semester (12 weeks) of full time study.

Study times:

  • 9 or 10 weeks full time, beginning of the beginning of January every year.
  • 12 weeks full time, beginning of the middle of March and middle of September every year.

Every course will usually end in an exam. (The exam fee needs to be paid separately)

Discover our Cambridge Preparation Course Offers

B1 Preliminary English Test (PET)

PET is the second level of the Cambridge examinations. Achieving a pass at this level indicates that the student has developed the English Language skills to cope in mainly predictable social and work situations.

Preliminary English Test (PET)

Content

The PET course will help you to communicate more clearly when you write and speak, and to understand English when you read and listen.

The PET course is very intensive and you need to work hard during the course. There is a lot of homework every night, which you must do!

Level

Intermediate level of English

Studies

  • Reading: understanding public notices, brochures and instructions.
  • Writing: completing forms, write letters, give information, report events, describe situations and express your opinions.
  • Listening: listening to public announcements and conversations.
  • Speaking: communicate better and more confidently.
  • English: improve your grammar and accuracy, especially using prepositions and tenses.
  • Vocabulary: greatly increase

B2 First Certificate of English (FCE)

FCE is at the Upper-Intermediate English level, and aims to develop your skills in English to a level that is ‘sufficient for public contact in employment in areas such as banking, airlines, catering, or for studies taught in the English language.

First Certificate in English (FCE)

Content

The FCE is the most widely taken of all the Cambridge examinations. It is at the Upper-Intermediate English level, and aims to develop your skills in English to a level that is ‘sufficient for public contact in employment in areas such as banking, airlines, catering, etc’.

Entry

You will have an entrance test.

Level

Upper Intermediate level of English

Studies

  • Use of English: improve your grammar, increase your vocabulary, particularly phrasal verbs, idioms and expressions…
  • Writing: Informal letters, formal letters, articles, reports, opinion type compositions, narratives
  • Reading: read magazine articles to increase your reading speed, understanding of text organisation
  • Listening: Short extracts, longer monologues, announcements, extracts from radio programmes/news
  • Speaking: pronunciation, developing your spoken accuracy and fluency for conversational English

C1 Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

The C1 Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English is one of the most popular ad recognised qualification as proof of high-level achievement in learning English. With the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English you will develop strong skills necessary to study, work or live in an English speaking country. 

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Content

This is the second-level course. It is more advanced and will develop a high level of English language competence to use English socially, at work or for study purposes.

Level

Advanced level of English.

Entry

All students MUST take an entrance test.

Studies

Like FCE on a higher level

C2 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

The C2 Proficiency qualification is the most advanced of all. This test will show that you have truly mastered the English language and can communicate with fluency and with a high standard of English. With a C2 Cambridge preparation course and exam you can study a PhD or work in a professional environment. 

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

Content

This is the third-level course and highest general English Cambridge course. It is more advanced than CAE and will develop a high level of English language competence to use English socially, at work or for study purposes.

Level

Upper Advanced level of English.

Entry

All students MUST take an entrance test.

If you want to study Cambridge English in Australia, please contact us!

Cambridge Course Australia

Where can I study a Cambridge Preparation Course in Australia?

Study Cambridge Courses at Shafston International College

Shafston is one of Australia’s largest providers of preparation programs for the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations. They are highly valued by employers in many countries, especially Europe.

Shafston offers a very wide range of Cambridge preparation programs including all levels of the main suite exam preparation programs (PET, FCE, CAE and CPE) as well as the full suite of Cambridge Business Certificate (Vantage and Higher) exam preparation programs.


WHY ARE CAMBRIDGE STUDENTS AT SHAFSTON SATISFIED?

Always the best and most reliable source of information is the client herself or himself. You may read bellow some of the testimonies of students.

“A friend of mine suggested to me to come to study at Shafston and it was the best choice. It is worthwhile. I like Shafston and my teachers, Adrian & Chris, are such a good teachers. I have got the maximum from this class.” -Ricardo Coli from Sao Paulo, Brazil

“I had have done Cambridge FCE before I started on Business English BEC-Higher. FCE was a great way to improve my English skills. Later on I decided to take the Business English because I already studied business in Germany. I can say that I made the right choice of studying at Shafston.” -Swantje Wolter from Hamburg, Germany

“My goal was to achieve a good level of English which will be useful for my further business study. I mean, first of all I wanted to speak fluently and the good understanding of native English speakers was also important for me. I can say, after 6 month study and leaving with Australians I am more confident. Every experience what I have got are
a good motivation to continue my study in English and to be perfect in English.” -Stephanie Merger from Paris, France

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