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Cambridge English: First (FCE)


B1/B2 (Intermediate/Upper Intermediate)

Course Duration
6-13 weeks

Start Dates
Set start dates

Lessons per week
20, 22 or 28

Lesson length
50 minutes

Maximum in class

Available at
Brighton, Eastbourne, London Central, London Highgate, New York City, San Francisco, Vancouver
  • The St Giles Cambridge English: First (FCE) course is available to take separately or as a module as part of one of our International Semester Course (ISC) programmes
  • It is for Intermediate to Upper Intermediate English speakers.
  • The FCE is one of several Cambridge examination preparation courses at St Giles.

Cambridge English: First (FCE) Course Objectives

The Cambridge English: First (FCE) course aims to help students understand intermediate and upper intermediate levels of English, demonstrate independent study skills and take internationally recognised exams.

Cambridge English: First (FCE) Course Description

The FCE course begins with a placement test and orientation, during which students are introduced to the FCE exam and to their student peers.

The Cambridge English: First (FCE) course includes the following lessons:

  • Vocabulary lessons such as ‘Entertainment Vocabulary’ and ‘Adjectives of Feeling
  • Listening lessons such as ‘Sentence Completion’ and ‘Interview Strategies’
  • Speaking lessons such as ‘Comparing’ and ‘Language for Agreeing and Disagreeing’
  • Grammar lessons such as ‘Time Expressions’
  • Writing lessons such as ‘Informal Emails’ and ‘Editing for Register’
  • Skill integration lessons such as a ‘Speaking Skills’ that combines vocabulary from the reading, grammar and vocabulary lessons

Progress is measured throughout the FCE course and there is a review of unit material at the end of each week. You can find an FCE complete sample timetable here.

Further Information

Course Objectives

After you take a FCE at St Giles, you should:

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