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In today’s competitive world it is important to have a recognised certificate showing your English language level. Taking an internationally recognised examination as part of your English language studies is a key aim of many English language students.

We can guide and prepare you for a range of external examinations to help you take the next step towards your future goals. Our team of experienced teachers will support you on your language learning path towards achieving the result you need.

In addition to the key aims of all our language courses, when you join an examination preparation course you can expect;

  • To be taught by teachers with in depth experience of the examination, or by Senior Teachers and members of the Academic Management team
  • Complete practice of examination tasks with feedback and correction
  • Further advice and tips from the Academic Management, through progress meetings, self-access materials and strategies for improving your examination skills outside of the classroom
  • Regular and systematic mock tests (simulated tests) of your chosen exam at a frequency agreed with the Academic Manager, depending on your study aims
  • A realistic, professional assessment and ongoing progress checking to establish your readiness for your chosen examination
  • To have access to all your results and progress meetings to allow you to make the correct decision regarding your examination choices
  • Information on dates, prices and timetables of examinations at local and national centres

Popular examinations

The most commonly taught examination courses at our school are Cambridge Main Suite, IELTS and Trinity SELT. If you require language training for a different examination, please contact us with your requirements. Our experienced academic management team will be able to quickly advise you if we can provide a bespoke course for your needs.

Timetable and class hours

Examination classes usually take place in the afternoons and full-time or intensive students will take General English and weekly simulated exam tests as part of the total number of timetabled hours, in addition to examination preparation in order to provide a complete study experience. It is very important that in conjunction with practice of the examination, students continue to study all language skills and complete homework and self-study.

Please contact us to find out more about our current availability of examination preparation courses.

Cambridge English examinations by the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Board are an internationally recognised set of qualifications that you can use to officially show your English language level.

At Peartree we have been helping students to prepare for Cambridge Exams since the day we first opened our doors in 2005. We are an official Cambridge Exam Preparation Centre. The most popular exams are the Preliminary English Test (B1), First Certificate in English (B2) and Certificate in Advanced English (C1) however we also have experience of preparing students for exams at other levels. Our preparation courses operate on a ongoing basis from September to June and most lessons take place in the afternoons. Students can study part-time or full-time, by combining General English in the morning with examination preparation. The courses are taught by Senior Tutors with experience of tutoring students for these examinations.

The curriculum is based on the requirements of the exam and the class materials and course books offer students the chance to practice the skills that are required to successfully complete the various papers of the exams. This is essential examination training. To ensure that students are properly prepared for the exam, the course offers guidance on exam techniques and language support and introduces students to particular grammar and vocabulary that is relevant to the specific exams. Students are offered the possibility to take regular practice tests, which are monitored by the Academic Manager and which also provide a basis for feedback and areas of improvement as the exam date approaches. In addition to a course book students must also buy a workbook to study at home and gain extra practice.  

For more detailed information about the FCE and CAE examinations, including prices, please visit our Peartree Life Blog spot:

http://peartreelife.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/thinking-about-cambridge-exam-find.html

Please contact us to find out more information about the courses that we currently have available and the timetables.

If you require an examination for visa or immigration purposes, for acceptance to University or for registration with a professional body, the IELTS is likely to be the test that you will be asked to take.

At Peartree we have a dedicated IELTS ‘expert’ who oversees all aspects of this popular course. If you need to study this course, you are in the right place! With many years of experience of helping students to navigate this high-stakes examination, we can support and guide you on your IELTS journey until you reach the score you need.

If you are just beginning to study for the IELTS...

For students who are starting their IELTS studies, our preparation courses operate on a ongoing basis from September to June and most lessons take place in the afternoons. Students can study part-time or full-time, by combining General English in the morning with examination preparation. The IELTS courses are taught by Senior Tutors with experience of tutoring students for these examinations.

The curriculum is based on the requirements of the exam and the class materials and course books offer students the chance to practice the skills that are required to successfully complete the various papers of the exams. This is essential examination training. To ensure that students are properly prepared for the exam, the course offers guidance on exam techniques and language support and introduces students to particular grammar and vocabulary that is relevant to the specific exams. Students are offered the possibility to take regular practice tests, which are monitored by the Academic Manager and which also provide a basis for feedback and areas of improvement as the exam date approaches. In addition to a course book students must also buy a workbook to study at home and gain extra practice.  

Experienced IELTS test takers and native speakers...

If you have taken the examination already but need to improve specific scores in certain areas, for example writing, or if you are a native speaker who has some difficulty achieving high scores in one area of the exam we will offer you private tuition. In our experience of teaching this exam, we have discovered that many IELTS candidates, especially those aiming for very high scores, will have very individual areas of weakness that need to be identified by a Senior Teacher, corrected and then practiced until the desired score is reached. This is best done on a one to one basis. We will also give you ongoing support and encouragement to persist with this difficult examination until you reach your goal.

Test your level

When you take an IELTS examination you are not given any feedback on your scores. This can be frustrating. If you are looking to have a diagnostic assessment of your current score or readiness to take the examination, we can provide you with a full mock test and feedback. This will give you the opportunity to assess your own level without registering to take a full examination.

Please contact us to book an assessment test or to begin to improve your IELTS score immediately. We can give you complete information on current course availability. We also teach IELTS online, so no matter where you are in the world, you can benefit from the knowledge of our tutors. Contact us for more information.

For more information on the format of the IELTS exam please visit our Peartree Life Blog:

http://peartreelife.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/ielts-prepare-with-peartree-languages.html

When you are ready to take the exam, there is an IELTS test Centre in Cardiff.

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/ielts/about-ielts

The fees for 2018 is £170

If you require a SELT IELTS for UKVI, please visit the website below for detailed information on locations and prices.

https://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/ielts-ukvi/

 

We can also offer further advice and support at Peartree Languages on how to enter for the exam.

Peartree Languages is an official provider of Trinity SELT courses and our licence number is LSCP1006Peartree. Trinity provides Secure English Language Tests (SELTs), across the UK. These tests are approved for applications to UKVI for visas, Leave to Remain and British Citizenship.

We organise preparation for SELT examinations on a one to one (private classes) basis or in small groups, on demand. Prices are available upon inquiry. Following an initial consultation we will recommend a tailored package of study in order to prepare you for the correct examination, according to your requirements.

Please contact us for more information and class availability.

There are ten Trinity SELT test centres across the UK, including Cardiff, providing exam sessions throughout the week.

http://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=3286

We can offer support and guidance on how to enrol for the examinations and the following links provide more detailed information on the range and requirements of the examinations.

SELT course preparation: http://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=3526

Further Leave to Remain (A1): http://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=3219

Further Leave to Remain (extension visa) (A2): http://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=3600

Indefinite Leave to Remain (or settle) British Citizenship (B1): http://www.trinitycollege.com/site/?id=3220

At Peartree Languages we have been committed to providing you with a memorable language learning experience since we first opened our doors in 2005. We are an independent school with our year-round adult teaching facilities and offices located in a vibrant area of Cardiff, Canton, located 10 minutes by bus from Cardiff Castle (city centre).

 

  • 2a Llandaff Rd, Cardiff CF11 9NJ
  • 029 2034 2067
  • info@peartreelanguages.com

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