IELTS and Cambridge English Exam Preparation in Edinburgh

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Cambridge English exam preparation

At ELA our general English syllabus is based on 'Cambridge English'. Most of the content you would need for PET, FCE, CAE and CPE would be covered in four to eight weeks of the 25 hour a week Intensive English course. Our exam preparation course is aimed at giving you extra lessons based purely on Exam strategy and practice.

You would typically study three hours a day general English and then two hours a day exam preparation. The prices below are for a total of twenty-five hours per week full time and ten hours per week part time (pure exam prep classes).

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Whether it is Preliminary, First, Advanced, Proficiency or Business Certificates, preparing for a Cambridge English exam does not need to be an arduous task.  At ELA-Edinburgh we will provide you with the training and support required to achieve your desired score.

At ELA-Edinburgh you will receive:

  • A Structured Course: all of our Cambridge Exam courses are structured to give you opportunities to practise each of the question types you will meet in the exam and you the techniques you will need to succeed.  Our syllabus is based on the most up-to-date preparation material and is fully supplemented with official Cambridge practise test papers. Our courses vary in length, depending on the length of your stay with us. 
  • Continuous Assessment: regular testing is vital in exam preparation and every fortnight you will be tested using official Cambridge Exam Past Papers to measure your progress.  We have qualified speaking examiners and supervisors on staff who can add to the exam experience. 
  • Fortnightly Tutorials: continuous assessment is not only vital, but a chance for your tutor to review your progress.  Every two weeks you will receive a 1 to 1 tutorial with your tutor where you can discuss your development. 
  • Reading and Listening Preparation: improve your receptive reading and listening skills through completing exam tasks and other development tasks. Your tutors will highlight the sub-skills involved in each task and show you the tactics that can save you valuable points. 
  • Development of productive skills: your speaking development will not be restricted to completing exam tasks, you will also partake in activities to develop your fluency. Our highly trained staff will provide you with in-depth feedback on your writing assignments which will include of all of the possible question types. 

The exam preparation courses available:

  • FCE - First Certificate 
  • CAE - Advanced 
  • CPE - Proficiency
  • BEC - Business English Certificates - Preliminary, Vantage and Higher 

The recommended length of the course is 8 weeks. However, you can choose a different course duration.
The fee for the 8-week course is £2500.


Cambridge English Exam Preparation course details:

Start date: Any Monday
Course duration: 4-12 weeks
Course options:
Intensive 25 hour a week course from £291 per week 
OR
Part-time 10 hour a week course at £180 per week (exam techniques and skills lessons only)

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I was a student at ELA for almost one semester. And I sincerely want to thank everyone, mainly the teachers, who are fully qualified. My aim was to attend an English course for IELTS exam preparation in order to apply for a masters in Business School. Thanks to their flexibility I was well prepared for the exam and I passed it with required marks. ELA is a family school where everyone can feel comfortable to learn English, being in a good company at the same time. It was a pleasure to work with you. Hope to see you all again soon. Guillaume

Guillaume Cavallari, Monaco
What to say, you guys are just brilliant, hard to top. Throughout my course, I had the privilege to be taught by several different teachers, and every single one of them I found to be extremely knowledgeable and well prepared with a good sense of humour on the side, all of which was greatly appreciated. Not only have I enjoyed their always resourceful lessons, but they also gave me an awful lot from the human perspective. It will be hard to ever forget Steve's plentiful history "lessons" and interesting insights on just about every topic there is, all the controversial debates on burning political issues I enjoyed partaking, and all the weirdly enlightening conversations on sushi, fermentation and roses with Douglas - thanks guys for the giggles! Thanks to Anthony and Duncan for their dedication and uniqueness as well, and to all the staff for their effort, it was just wonderful meeting you all. On a separate note, I firmly believe learning should be fun and enjoyable before anything else and you sure know how to walk that tight rope! ;-) 
Irena Susa,Slovenia
"And finally all of my efforts have come to an end. Today is the beginning of a new way of thinking and experiencing life, focusing my mind on my future. I've passed my final exams with the mark I needed to enter university in Scotland. Finally, I've won my challenge, and I would like to thank all of my teachers who supported me in ELA, especially I'd like to thank my teacher and personal supervisor Oana Morgan, I finally made it! And now hold on, my future life in Scotland is waiting for me [High Hopes!]"
Simone Di Blasio, Italy
IELTS exam preparation
Intensive, Part-time and Distance Learning IELTS exam preparation courses
from £30 to £435 per week

ELA specialises in exam preparation courses for the internationally recognised IELTS (International English language testing system) exam. IELTS is an entry requirement to the UK Universities (undergraduate or postgraduate courses) and also Univerisities in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is also recognised by many governments and international employers. IELTS is one of only two SELT exams recognised by UKVI (UK Visas & Immigration). When preparing your documents to apply for a Tier 4, make sure you have the IELTS for UKVI certificate. 

At ELA the IELTS Exam Preparation course is offered as Intensive 25 hour or Immersion 30 hour course, so our serious students can immerse themselves in the Academic English and exam skills 5-6 hours a day.


Cambridge English exam preparation
Cambridge Exam Centre
from £180 to £360 per week

At ELA our general English syllabus is based on 'Cambridge English'. Most of the content you would need for PET, FCE, CAE and CPE would be covered in four to eight weeks of the 25 hour a week Intensive English course. Our exam preparation course is aimed at giving you extra lessons based purely on Exam strategy and practice.

You would typically study three hours a day general English and then two hours a day exam preparation. The prices below are for a total of twenty-five hours per week full time and ten hours per week part time (pure exam prep classes).

Trinity SELT and Trinity exams for groups
Trinity GESE and ISE
from £180 to £360 per week

ELA-Edinburgh offers Trinity GESE, ISE and SEW as part of English language courses for middle and high-school groups preparing to take one of the exams.



BULATS exam preparation

ELA specialises in preparation courses for the internationally recognised The Business Language Testing Service - BULATS exam.


Life in the UK test
Life in the UK test preparation for immigration purposes

Life in the UK test can be prepared independently in your own time. 
However, we recognise that some people feel they require additional support to feel confidently during the test. 
For such candidates we can offer a 1 week part-time course or an intensive weekend course. 


Pearson PTE
from £180 to £360 per week

Hundreds of our students have successfully passed exams at ELA to go onto university, improve their position within the work place or progress within their domestic education systems.  Preparing for and taking exams, is often an anxious and pressurised process! It's important to feel confident that you know what you're meant to be doing and are preparing in the most effective way.

TOEFL
from £180 to £360 per week

If you are a non-native speaker of English and you want to study a degree in the US and Canada, a TOEFL is an exam required by most to prove proficiency in English.

 
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