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Exam Preparation Courses and Test centres at EC  

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With so many courses and accreditations to choose from, which is the right one for you and your needs? 

Cambridge Exam Prep 

The Cambridge English Exam Prep Course prepares students for a set of exams which will attest to their English level at B2 First (FCE), C1 Advanced (CAE) and C2 Proficiency (CPE) which are recognised by employers, universities and colleges around the world, and the results are valid for life. 

As part of the course, one-to-one interviews, skim reading for detail, and independent writing are skills that this course will help students to master. 

This course is available at: 

  • EC San Diego 
  • EC Vancouver 
  • EC Brighton 
  • EC London 
  • EC Malta 
  • EC Dublin 
  • EC Cape Town 

EC has Cambridge Exam Test Centres offering at: 

  • EC Brighton 
  • EC Malta 
  • EC Vancouver 

TOEFL exam prep 

If you want to improve your career prospects in general, work for an international company – or want better opportunities you should take a course that prepares you for the TOEFL exam

TOEFL measures your ability to use English at university level and is recognised by over 8,000 institutions in more than 130 countries, including most North American universities. It uses American English. 

We run these courses at: 

  • EC New York 
  • EC Toronto 


IELTS is accepted by governments in many countries where an English language test is a requirement for permanent residency. The governments of the UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand accept IELTS results. The score you need depends on the requirements of your visa. 

Aside from immigration, having an IELTS qualification will also enable you to skip the English test, depending on your score and the specific requirements, to attend an English-speaking university, and is valid for working in an international environment. 

The IELTS preparation course teaches aspects such as grammar, idioms, and vocabulary as well and exam strategy, exam thinking and wider English language skills to build your fluency and confidence. 

We run IELTS prep in: 

  • EC Brighton 
  • EC Bristol 
  • EC Cape Town 
  • EC Dublin 
  • EC London 
  • EC Malta 
  • EC Manchester 
  • EC Toronto 

Teacher training courses: CELTA and DELTA 


Run in both EC London and EC Toronto as well as online, the CELTA course is for those wishing to teach English who as yet, don’t have the relevant qualification. It trains in the full spectrum of teaching English enabling successful candidates to assess learner needs, plan lessons and deploy appropriate teaching strategies. 

The course follows the CELTA syllabus and includes: 

  • The teaching and learning context 
  • Language analysis and awareness 
  • Language skills: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening 
  • Planning and resources for different teaching contexts 
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism 


Taught in London and Toronto, this advanced qualification combines seminars and lectures with teaching practice and is delivered in 3 modules: 

  • Module One looks at the background to teaching and learning and is assessed with a written exam.  
  • Module Two explores professional practice and is assessed with a portfolio of teaching assignments.  
  • Module Three is a specialist extended assignment. 

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