B2 First Exam Preparation // Adult Courses
The B2 First exam assesses your ability and fluency at level B2 of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference. To take the B2 First course and exam, students must be a minimum age of 16 and their English speaking level should be intermediate.
The B2 First (formerly known as Cambridge FCE) course is a high intermediate level Cambridge ESOL exam at level B2 on the CERF levels.
The course is to help students to prepare for the Cambridge B2 First exam. Students will learn new techniques and strategies for dealing with the kind of exam questions which may come up in the exam. Students will also review and consolidate their language skills via additional practice in the systems of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
To be successful, students would need to have a good vocabulary to be able to construct an argument by using appropriate communication for a variety of situations. Also, they will need to show an awareness of register, conventions, politeness and the degrees of formality expressed through their language.
Please note: There must be a minimum of 5 students for B2 First Exam Preparation classes to run. If you would like to take your exam in Bournemouth, please contact us for up-to-date examination dates.
Course Fees & Exam Fees
You can both prepare for and take your B2 First Exam at ETC.
B2 First Exam Preparation
🗸 15 hours tuition per week
🗸 20 lessons per week
🗸 Minimum level: B2
Who is the B2 First Exam Preparation course for?
The B2 First exam preparation course is ideal if you want to work or study abroad or to develop a career which requires language skills (e.g. business, medicine, engineering). B2 First indicates sufficient proficiency in English to be of practical use in clerical, secretarial and managerial jobs in many industries, in particular tourism, where contact with English speakers is required. Successful candidates have the ability to deal with routine letters and telephone enquiries, and to cope with some non-academic training courses and simple textbooks and articles.
The B2 First course is also useful preparation if you are working towards higher level exams, such as C1 Advanced (formerly known as CAE) and CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English).
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are classes?
Each lesson in 45 minutes long.
The B2 First exam preparation course provides 15 hours of tuition per week. The course lasts for 12 weeks.
When can I start studying?
You can enrol at ETC from any Monday of your choice. On your first Monday at ETC you will take a test that will help us gauge your current level of English. There must be at least 5 students enrolled for this course to run.