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CPE (Cambridge English Proficiencz Exam) Summer Crash Course
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CPE Course Description
Start Date: 2nd July 2012
Finish Date: 2nd November 2012
Course Duration: 18 weeks, examination date: 10th November
Target: Preparation towards Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
MInimum Entry: C1 (advanced or higher)
Suggested Materials: CPE Gold, CPE Masterclass, other selected coursebooks, past examination papers, supplemented by suitable teacher and course director selected materials.
The Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English presents candidates with the foremost challenge in English Language Studies. Success in CPE represents the highest achievement in English Language learning. With good attendance, supported self-study outside the classroom, and regularly completed homework assignments it will be possible to confidently anticipate success in the examination.
There will be a central course book providing a structure for study towards the examination. This will ensure that all necessary aspects, and particularly cardinal points of the syllabus will be studied in depth. The central course book will be supplemented with practice tests based upon past examination papers, relevant additional material, study materials compiled by the teacher with advice from the course director. Classes will be conducted within a framework of classroom activities designed to develop communicative skills in English, analysis of the language, and encourage maximum progress.
The Director of Studies will ensure that the English lessons all follow the syllabus in a meaningful and relevant way, and provide a focus for the individual needs and requirements of all participating students. All aspects of the English language will be studied at a level suitable to the demands of the examination syllabus, including grammar and sentence construction, vocabulary, discourse study, as well as pronunciation and English phonology. This, together with the interactive classroom activities, will provide a basis for further developing the four language skills; listening, speaking, reading, and writing. All of which will take place in a relaxed, enjoyable and informal atmosphere, but with a level of challenge and demand suitable to attaining success in the examination.
The overriding objective of the course will be best possible attainment in all examination papers of the CPE, and English classes will therefore be balanced to address skills for all these components. By the end of the course you will be able to write coherently in English. Your vocabulary will expand along with your knowledge of idiomatic English. In the spoken language you will be able to express your ideas with fluency and accuracy. Twice during the course there will be a mock examination, replicating examination conditions, which is intended to give you a reliable estimate of your likely result in the real examination.
Of course, you are always encouraged to develop your language informally outside the classroom, and you might want to consider joining some of the many events in our lively social programme.
The Director of Studies is always available to discuss individual learning needs with students. You should feel free to approach him at any time during the course for help and advice on any aspect of your studies, the examination, or the school in general.