Exam Preparation

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15 (All Year Round)

Level:
Beginner to Advanced

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We are an exam centre for Cambridge and Trinity exams and we offer preparation courses in Cambridge, Trinity, IELTS and TOEIC exams.

Our Cambridge, TOEIC, IELTS and Trinity exam preparation courses are designed to help students improve their English while developing the skills and techniques needed to pass exams. The course combines General English with specialised exam preparation. We provide our students with all the support, practice, information and encouragement required when preparing for exams.

The courses allow students to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and to develop their vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Exam techniques and mock exams are also covered to help students achieve the best possible marks.


Cambridge and TOEIC Exam Preparation

20 x 45 minute Exam Preparation lessons per week. The course focuses entirely on preparation for the Cambridge and TOEIC Exams. Students will practise exam techniques and complete mock exams.

Course Aims

  • Improve language skills in the four key areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Develop vocabulary
  • Improve pronunciation and fluency
  • Consolidate and extend key grammar areas
  • Improve English for everyday situations
  • Become familiar with the different types of exam questions and how to answer them
  • Perfect exam techniques and practise under exam conditions

Course Content

Cambridge and TOEIC Exam Preparation Courses include a variety of activities to encourage students to progress as much as possible.

Writing: improving writing skills for various situations and answering typical exam questions.

Reading: developing reading skills, expanding vocabulary and reading skills for Cambridge exams.

Listening: understanding spoken English in a variety of contexts and listening skills for Cambridge exams.

Speaking: conversations, class discussions and exam speaking practice.

Pronunciation: students will be encouraged to improve their pronunciation throughout the course.

Grammar: reviewing and practising key points of grammar and usage.

Exams: specialised exam preparation.


CAMBRIDGE AND TOEIC EXAM PREPARATION

We prepare students for the following exams:

KET (Key English Test)

PET (Preliminary English Test)

FCE (First Certificate in English)

CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)

CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English)

TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)

Course Details

Lessons per week: 15 hours

Available: All year round

Duration: Minimum 1 week – No maximum

Levels: All levels from beginners to advanced

Times of Classes: 9:30-12:30 OR 2:00-5:00

Non-Teaching Dates: The North-West Academy is open for the majority of public holidays. We will always endeavour to accommodate groups, whatever the time of year, and any loss of teaching hours will be compensated. Minimum Enrolment Age: 10+

Maximum Class Size: 12


TRINITY EXAM PREPARATION

North West Academy of English is an authorised and listed Trinity College exam preparation centre for those who want to apply for a SELT (Secure English Language Test) that is approved for UKV applications. From November 2015, if you want to apply for a Spouse/Partner visa, Indefinite Leave to Remain (Settlement/Permanent Residency) or British Citizenship (Naturalisation), you will have to take a Secure English Language Test (SELT). We offer the following:

  1. Test preparation for Trinity GESE Grade 2 – CEFR A1 in listening and speaking (for further leave to remain).
  2. Test preparation for Trinity GESE Grade 5 – CEFR B1 in listening and speaking (for indefinite leave to remain or British Citizenship).

The preparation for the A1 and B1 exams will be done in North West Academy of English and the exam will be taken by Trinity London at their testing centre in Cromore Square, Belfast.

For these exams we can offer you:

  • Learning materials and resources based on the actual test
  • Highly qualified teachers with extensive experience in Trinity GESE exams
  • A weekly timetable
  • Mock test based on actual Trinity A1/B1 exams

Course Aims

GESE Grade 2

This course will develop the speaking and listening skills needed to:

  • Understand and respond to simple questions
  • Respond to simple requests and statements
  • Use a basic range of words and expressions to talk about yourself and familiar situations
  • Ask for basic personal information

GESE Grade 5

This course will develop the speaking and listening skills needed to:

  • Respond appropriately to Examiner questions
  • Give information about a prepared topic
  • Participate in an informal discussion
  • Clarify and give reasons

Course Content

Trinity GESE Preparation Courses include a variety of activities to encourage students to attain the desired grade.

Speaking: conversations, class discussions and exam speaking practice.

Pronunciation: students will be encouraged to improve their pronunciation throughout the course.

Grammar: reviewing and practicing key points of grammar and usage.

Exams: specialized exam preparation.

Course Details

Lessons per week: 15 hours

Available: All year round

Duration: Minimum 1 week – No maximum

Levels: All levels from beginners to advanced

Times of Classes: 9:30-12:30 OR 2:00-5:00

Non-Teaching Dates: The North-West Academy is open for the majority of public holidays. We will always endeavour to accommodate groups, whatever the time of year, and any loss of teaching hours will be compensated. Minimum Enrolment Age: 10+

Maximum Class Size: 12

 


IELTS EXAM PREPARATION

Our IELTS courses are designed to help students improve their English while developing the skills and techniques needed to obtain a high score in the IELTS exam. We provide our students with all the support, practice, information and encouragement required when preparing for the exam. The courses allow students to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills and to develop their vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Exam techniques and practice are also covered to help students achieve the best possible mark.

Intensive Exam Preparation

20 x 60 minute IELTS Preparation lessons per week.

An intensive course that focuses entirely on preparation for the IELTS Exam. Students will practise exam techniques and complete mock exams.

Course Aims

  • Improve language skills in the four key areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Develop vocabulary
  • Improve pronunciation and fluency
  • Consolidate and extend key grammar areas
  • Become familiar with the different types of exam questions and how to answer them
  • Perfect exam techniques and practise under exam conditions

Course Content

The IELTS preparation courses include a variety of activities to encourage students to progress as much as possible.

Writing: improving writing skills focusing on structure and answering typical exam questions.

Reading: developing reading skills, expanding vocabulary and reading skills for IELTS.

Listening: understanding spoken English in a variety of contexts and listening skills for IELTS.

Speaking conversations, class discussions and speaking skills for IELTS.

Pronunciation: students will be encouraged to improve their pronunciation throughout the course.

Grammar: reviewing and practicing key points of grammar and usage.

Exams: specialised exam preparation.

Course Details

Lessons per week: 20 hours

Available: All year round

Duration: Minimum 1 week – No maximum

Levels: Intermediate+

Times of Classes: 9:30-13:30

Non-Teaching Dates: The North-West Academy is open for the majority of public holidays. We will always endeavour to accommodate groups, whatever the time of year, and any loss of teaching hours will be compensated. Minimum Enrolment Age: 16+

Maximum Class Size: 12