EC Partners

Exam Preparation

Raise your English level and certify it with an internationally recognised qualification. Whether you are taking an exam for work, study or as a personal measure of achievement, we will help you get prepared to meet the challenges of the exam.

What can you expect on this course?

Improve Your Level
Core English training in reading, writing, speaking and listening will focus on:

  • methods and strategies for successful integrated and independent writing
  • the skills needed to speak confidently and succeed in a one-to-one interview
  • listening strategies such as listening for the idea of what’s said and for detail
  • skim reading for meaning, scanning for detail, paraphrasing, making inferences, and more

To help you get the best score possible in your chosen exam, these courses will focus on:

You will be taught methods and strategies for successfully completing integrated and independent writing skills.


You will learn the skills needed to speak confidently on a number of topics in order to succeed in a one-to-one interview.

You will be exposed to various natural English accents and taught listening strategies, such as listening for the idea of what’s said and listening for detail.

You will practise reading a number of authentic academic writings, and will be taught many reading skills. These include scan reading for general meaning and detail, paraphrasing, making inferences, and much more.


Using authentic test materials, you will participate in regular mock tests and finish your course well prepared for all sections of the exam.

Perfect Your Exam Technique
On these thorough, targeted courses, you will learn the valuable exam skills needed to meet or surpass your expected result. Using sample papers and with continuous practise of specific tasks, you will become familiar with the exam you are taking and learn how to answer the questions as effectively as possible.

Improve Your English
Being in an English-speaking environment for a long time improves your level. You will be speaking English inside and outside of your classroom. Your lessons will focus on preparing you for your exam; however, you will also see your English fluency improving from spending time in an English-speaking country.

EC provides exam preparation course for the following exams:

These exams are recognised by employers, universities and colleges all over the world, and the results are valid for life. Choose from:

B2 First (FCE — First Certificate in English)
This exam is suitable if you can deal confidently with a wide range of spoken and written English.
Available in: San Diego (US),  Vancouver (Canada); London, Brighton, (UK); Dublin (Ireland); Cape Town (South Africa); Malta (Malta); 

C1 Advanced (CAE — Certificate in Advanced English)
This exam is aimed at high-level English users who can use written and spoken English for most professional and academic purposes.
Available in: San Diego (US); Vancouver (Canada); London, Brighton, (UK); Dublin (Irland), Cape Town (South Africa); Malta (Malta); 

C2 Proficiency (CPE — Certificate of Proficiency in English)
Cambridge’s most advanced exam is aimed at students who are able to function effectively in almost every English-speaking context.
Available in:  Vancouver (Canada); Malta (Malta).


IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
An IELTS qualification is required by most British, Canadian, Maltese and South African universities and, in some cases, American academic institutions. IELTS is often required by professional bodies and is even needed for immigration to Canada.
Available in: Toronto (Canada), London, Bristol, Brighton and Manchester (UK); Dublin (Ireland); Cape Town (South Africa); Malta (Malta); 

There are two types of IELTS test, Academic and General. Most of our students choose to prepare for Academic IELTS. Should you wish to prepare for the General Training IELTS test, please select this option on your Needs Analysis and speak to your academic team.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Taken by over 25 million English language learners, the TOEFL test is a widely respected English language test. It measures your ability to use English at university level and is recognised by over 8,000 institutions in more than 130 countries, including the majority of North American universities. TOEFL is also accepted as proof of English proficiency for immigration into many countries.
Available in:  New York (US); , Toronto (Canada)

TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
TOEIC test scores are used by over 10,000 companies, government agencies and English language learning programmes in 120 countries, and more than 6 million TOEIC tests were administered last year. This test is used to assess the everyday English skills of people working in an international environment.




FCE: Intermediate (San Diego, Vancouver, London, Brighton, Cape Town, Malta, Dublin)

CAE: Pre Advanced
(San Diego, Vancouver, London, Brighton, Cape Town, Malta, Dublin)

CPE: Advanced (Vancouver, Malta)

IELTS: Intermediate to Advanced (Brighton, Bristol, Cape Town, Dublin, London, Malta, Manchester, Toronto)

TOEFL: Intermediate/Upper Intermediate to Advanced (New York, Toronto)

TOEIC: Intermediate (Toronto)

Course Duration

Minimum of 4 weeks

Course start dates

IELTS and TOEFL/TOEIC: Every Monday (between 12 June – 8 Sept only for EC New York)

FCE, CAE, CPE: See price list for specific dates


1 Lesson = 45 minutes (USA, Canada, UK, Malta, Cape Town)

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