Cambridge Courses

Prepare for any of the Cambridge Main Suite exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, and CPE) at ESE and get the results you need to improve your career prospects.  

 

Cambridge Courses in Malta

The Cambridge Main Suite of exams are available at authorised centres all over the world and they are recognised by employers and universities as Secure English Language Tests (in the UK, for example). You can prepare for any of the Cambridge range of exams (offered at various levels KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE) at ESE although the exam you sit for will depend on your level of English on entry into the exam preparation course. The result you receive on your certificate certifies the language level you have achieved.  Exams are held three to four times a year.

Course Fast Facts 
Entry level (Min. levels
apply per exam):
KET - A2
PET - B1
FCE - B2
CAE - C1
CPE - C2
Minimum age:17 years
Length of course:8 weeks
Start date:8 – 10 weeks before exam dates
Lessons/week:30 (22.5 hours)
Class size:Maximum 12

 

By following one of the Cambridge English courses, you improve your general level of English across the four essential language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing and develop your fluency through discussion about various topics. In addition, you continue to perfect your grammar, broaden your vocabulary and improve your punctuation.

During the morning sessions, the focus is on developing generic exam skills and techniques on how to approach an exam. During afternoon classes, your teacher will help you adopt effective study skills, develop exam techniques specific to the Cambridge exam you are working towards and give you feedback on the past papers you practise.

Your Cambridge English exam preparation class includes guidance on how to become a more independent learner, participation in the Student’s Podium (giving presentations and peer teaching) and monthly tutorials.

 You may study English for Cambridge exams at the following different levels:

  • Key English Test (KET)
  • Preliminary English Test (PET)
  • First Certificate Test (FCE)
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge Proficiency English (CPE)

To follow a Cambridge exam preparation course with ESE you must be at least 17 years old and have a minimum language level relevant to the level of the exam you choose to sit for.  Our Academic Team will assess your proficiency before accepting you on the course.  As part of your entry level assessment, you will be required to submit an essay and undergo a telephone interview conducted by one of the members of the Academic Team.

The levels of proficiency required to be accepted on a Cambridge course are as follows:

  • You must have a pre-Intermediate level (A2 CEFR) of English to apply for KET
  • You must have an intermediate level (B1 CEFR) of English to apply for PET
  • You must have an upper intermediate level (B2 CEFR) of English to apply for FCE
  • You must have an advanced level of English (C1 CEFR) to apply for CAE
  • You must be proficient in English to apply (C2 CEFR) to apply for CPE

If you are not yet at the required language level, you can join a pre-sessional English language course or Academic Year Course before enrolling on the Cambridge examination preparation course of your choice. The Cambridge examinations are held in Malta in March, June, August (FCE and CAE only) and December. Start dates for the Cambridge courses depend on the level and examination you can follow. The course is 8 weeks long.

LevelStart of course datesEnd of course datesExam dates
KET09 Oct 17
22 Jan 18
16 Apr 18
15 Oct 18
01 Dec 17
16 Mar 18
08 Jun 18
07 Dec 18
01 Dec 17
17 Mar 18
07 Jun 18
07 Dec 18
PET09 Oct 17
22 Jan 18
16 Apr 18
15 Oct 18
01 Dec 17
16 Mar 18
08 Jun 18
07 Dec 18
01 Dec 17
17 Mar 18
07 Jun 18
07 Dec 18
FCE16 Oct 17
22 Jan 18
30 Apr 18
02 Jul 18
08 Oct 18
08 Dec 17
16 Mar 18
22 Jun 18
24 Aug 18
30 Nov 18
09 Dec 17
16 Mar 18
23 Jun 18
23 Aug 18
04 Dec 18
CAE16 Oct 17
22 Jan 18
30 Apr 18
02 Jul 18
08 Oct 18
08 Dec 17
16 Mar 18
22 Jun 18
24 Aug 18
30 Nov 18
09 Dec 17
17 Mar 18
23 Jun 18
24 Aug 18
05 Dec 18
CPE09 Oct 17
15 Jan 18
23 Apr 18
15 Oct 18
01 Dec 17
09 Mar 18
15 Jun 18
07 Dec 18
30 Nov 17
10 Mar 18
14 Jun 18
06 Dec 18