Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Programme:
Free trial class on Sat. 30th Sept 2017 10am – 1pm for those wishing to see if this course is suitable. Please confirm attendance via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What is FCE? FCE stands for First Certificate in English and it is one of the most popular Cambridge English qualifications accepted by thousands of businesses and educational institutions worldwide. Who is it for? It is a test for people who need to prove they can use everyday written and spoken English. It is set at Level B2 (upper intermediate) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. What is the format of the FCE exam?
- 1. Reading and Use of English: 1 hour 15 minutes
- 2. Writing: 1 hour 20 minutes
- 3. Listening: 40 minutes
- 4. Speaking: 14 minutes What can I expect to achieve by the end of the course?
You will have improved your language skills necessary to pass the exam such as keeping up a conversation on a wide range of topics, presenting arguments, writing an opinion essay or extracting specific information from a newspaper article. You will have also developed successful strategies to approach the exam in order to efficiently deal with various challenges of the exam.
There will be a trial class on Saturday 30th Sept 2017 from 10am – 1pm for those who wish to meet the tutor and find out if the class will be suitable for them.
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|Speaking: Part one – Interview||Vocabulary: Forming adjectives||Exam task:
|Writing: Informal letter||Grammar: Review of Present tenses|
This course would suit anyone living in Ireland for a short term to learn the language, such as Au Pairs or language exchange students, or those who plan on living in Ireland for an extended visit.
Saturday’s 10 weeks €150 10am – 1pm
About the tutor: John Walsh
I have been teaching for just under 5 years. I have taught in New Zealand, Ireland and Japan. I graduated with a degree in digital media technology and after 4 years traveling I became a teacher for a new challenge, which I have loved. I like to try and make my classes as fun and as communicative as possible. I have experience teaching all levels and all exam classes.