FCE course (distance learning)

To help you prepare for the exam we have a First Certificate distance preparation course to help you prepare for the FCE exam.  The full course costs 290€ and includes:
  1. Three books covering the grammar, vocabulary, listening, reading and writing skills you need for the exam.  Your books will be sent to you via courier.
  2. 12 hours of 1-1 classes using Skype.  24 x 30 minute speaking classes.  Days and times to be arranged. 

When does the course start? The course is ongoing - you can register and start whenever you like.

What level of English do I need to do this course?  You should at least have a B1 / PET level of English.

How much time do I need to dedicate to my studies?  This course involves a lot of self-study and will need to be able to dedicate at MINIMUM of 3 hours a week to your studies, over and above the 30 minute speaking class every week. 

How much does it cost?  The course costs 290€ which includes all the material (3 books). 

Do I have to buy any books?  No, you don't.  Everything is included and the books will be sent to you via courier.

How long is the course?  6 months to 1 year.  Each person has different requirements  -  we´ll work out what best suits your needs and timetable.

What do I do if I don't understand something?  If you have any questions at all while you are studying, simply email me and I'll get back to you within a couple hours. 

How do I practice my writing skills?  Your books include writing assignments, which you will  email to me to correct and critique. 
What happens if I need more practice with my grammar?  The course includes lots of grammar practice, but if you need more - I'll send you extra exercises.

How can I practice my speaking skills? The course includes 12 hours of one-to-one conversation with me (via Skype).

Do you speak my language?  I speak Catalan and Spanish, so there's no problem in case you can't explain yourself in English.

How do I pay for the course?  You can pay via a bank transfer, I will email you the account number when you register.

Are you an experienced English teacher?  Yes, I am.  I have been preparing students for this exam for 11 years. I love teaching and derive a great deal of satisfaction from my students' success.  I'm from South Africa, and my accent is very easy to understand (or so I am told).  English is my first language, I'm TEFL qualified and an IATEFL member.  I'm also very lucky to be based on the beautiful Costa Brava in Catalonia (Spain). 

Do you have references? Of course - references will be supplied on request.
Do you also offer a CAE preparation course?  Yes - it follows the same sort of structure as the FCE course.

I have other questions.  No problem - just leave a comment below.

If  you´d like to know more about the FCE (First Certificate Exam) please visit:  http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/fce/index.html


  1. Hi Dear! I got really interested in your FCE course distance learning. It seems it was developed just for me as I am a busy person. I live in Lisbon so how can I enrol? Regards, Bianca