ENGLISH DIPLOMAS

About Diploma Courses
I teach all levels of both the general and business suites of Cambridge diplomas. If you are looking for a particular one and it is not advertised now, please contact me.

IELTS is also something I have taught at university level. I also offer this course or coaching on separate IELTS papers. Please contact me for more information.

Coaching for specific diploma papers is something I specialize in. For example, if you feel that you need help with one paper, be that reading or writing, speaking or listening, you can simply book a private session with me to work on that. I also offer practice tests for pairs of clients at reasonable rates. This includes written feedback and tips for improvement.

First Certificate in English
Diploma Course, Semester 1
To start the course, we will look at all five papers of the test and discuss how to optimize preparing for them. Learners can use both written and online materials to study and practice the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Vocabulary acquisition and grammar work are tailored to this exam and to course participants. This semester will end with a practice test and evaluation for the following semester.

Starts: from 17.10.19, or as soon as three participants sign up
Thursdays, 18.30 – 19.45
Length: 20 weeks
Price: CHF 800 (4-6 participants)/CHF 900 (3 participants)
Materials: CHF 80 – 120 (used for both semesters 1&2)

Certificate in Advanced English
Diploma Course, Semester 1
This course will begin with going through a sample CAE test and doing self-evaluation, and setting individual focus points for the course. We will also look specifically at what “advanced” means in terms of language ability in all four skills. Participants may use a blend of learning material options, including online practice tests and the latest course book material from publishers. The semester will end with a practice test and evaluation for the following semester.

Starts: from 17.10.19, or as soon as three participants sign up
Thursdays, 20.00 – 21.45
Length: 20 weeks
Price: CHF 800 (4-6 participants)/CHF 900 (3 participants)
Materials: CHF 80 – 120 (used for both semesters 1&2)

Coaching for English Exam Papers
Sometimes people just need to work on one or two test papers before going to the exam. This might be the Reading Test, but it could also be Speaking, Listening, Writing or Use of English. For BEC exams it might be timing and the ability to write a short report and a longer more detailed text in the time period allowed. Or, parts of the Reading Test that are language-in-use tests. Or even, knowing how to practice for the challenging listening questions on tests today.

In this case it is often better to focus on that single paper and also be sure that you understand exactly what is being tested and how and where you might need more work. Practice sessions with coaching and feedback can be of help here, rather than retaking a part of a whole course.

Practice Speaking Test
Levels B1-C2
In pairs or a group of three, you participate in a practice test, followed by feedback and tips.

CHF 40 per 30’ session
CHF 30 per 30’ for students

Practice Listening Test
Levels B1-C2
In pairs or a group of three, a 30’ practice test followed by correction and coaching of any parts that were difficult.

CHF 50 per 60’ session
CHF 40 per 60’ for students

Writing Test Coaching
Levels B1-C2
Individual or paired coaching and correction on practice writing papers.

CHF 40 per 30’ session
CHF 30 per 30’ for students

Reading Test Coaching
Levels B1-C2
Individual or paired coaching on one or more parts of the test.

CHF 40 per 30’
CHF 30 per 30’ for students