ESOL Upper Intermediates [B2] (FCE)

ESOL Upper Intermediates [B2] (FCE)

The course is aimed at those who are reasonably fluent in everyday spoken and written English. It focuses on the grammar points identified at the beginning of the course as those most useful to the group and students are given the opportunity to practise these language structures through a range of activities with fellow students. In addition, the course covers reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, with attention given to pronunciation. All of these activities are used to expand vocabulary.


Although not an exam class, the content of the course is useful as preparation for the Cambridge English First examination. The materials used are drawn from a range of sources including authentic spoken and written texts, and Cambridge English examination resources.


The emphasis is on interaction with other students and learning through enjoyment. Topics covered include describing people, health, everyday objects and activities, money and travel.


Please note: If you are new to the college you may want to take the OUP online placement test to ensure that you are placed in the appropriate course for your level of English. You should enrol for 'ESOL with diagnostic test' in the first instance.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have been given the opportunity to:


  • Improve your speaking and listening ability in everyday situations
  • Expand your vocabulary and use of English to include a basic awareness of some common idioms
  • Improve your grammatical accuracy when referring to situations in the past, present and future, as well as use structures such as the conditional and modal verbs
  • Communicate orally via discussions and debates
  • Learn new skills to help your writing both in an informal and formal context
  • Correct common pronunciation problems


Your Tutor

Deirdre Lomasney Deirdre Lomasney has a B.A. in French language and literature. Having taught ESOL since 2000, she has worked with students from a range of backgrounds for a local authority in London, and Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre.  She has also been a writing examiner for Cambridge Assessment since 2012. Deirdre aims to create a positive learning experience for all students, in a strong and supportive group.  


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £110.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Thu 26/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 03/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 10/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 17/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 31/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 07/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 14/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 21/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 28/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Thu 05/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

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Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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