Although English World is not an official test centre, we have been preparing students for exams since we opened in 2010. Due to the often incongruent English levels of students wishing to undergo exam preparation, the majority of the courses are individual, focusing on what the student needs to give them the greatest possibility of passing the exam. Once a student has been prepared to the correct level grammatically, and with spoken and comprehension skills, special packages of lessons are offered which provide exam technique practice specific to the exam they are undertaking. In addition to helping students reach an intermediate level of English in order to graduate from university, we have also prepared students for the following exams which they took in authorised centres in Arezzo and Florence;
PET (Preliminary English Test)
PET is an intermediate level qualification (B1) which demonstrates the ability to communicate using English for everyday purposes such as for work, study and travel. The test is composed of three exam papers to test the written, speaking and comprehension skills of the student. An adult version and a version for schools exist both have the same level and same format, but the subject matter is targeted to the age group. The exam is a common requisite for Italian school children.
FCE (First Certificate in English)
The FCE is an upper-intermediate, international English language qualification that focuses on Level B2 (upper intermediate) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Langauges. It is widely accepted in commerce, industry and universities as proof of a good level of written and spoken English for work and study purposes. The exam exists in an adult format and a schools format, with the subject matter to suit the interests and experiences of the target group.
TOEFL (the Test Of English as a Foreign Language)
The TOEFL iBT test measures a student’s ability to understand English at university level and it evaluates how well a student is able to combine the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing to perform academic tasks. Students are between intermediate and advanced level. The test is accepted in over 130 countries and as such is ideal for students who are considering studying a masters or other academic qualifications abroad.
IELTS (the International English Language Testing System)
IELTS is the most popular English language test for higher education and global migration. The test covers all the English language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking and is designed to reflect the use of English at work, study and in your personal life abroad. It is accepted by more than 9000 organisations worldwide including schools, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies. The test is ideal for those looking to move to an English speaking country.
BEC (the Business English Certificate)
BEC is designed to show employers your ability to use English in the workplace. There are three international levels of the BEC exam which adhere to the Common European Framework of Referene for Langauges. The levels are Preliminary (B1 intermediate), Vantage (B2 intermediate) and Higher (C1 advanced).