FCE and CAE both require knowledge of all the language skills as well as the ability to use everyday written and spoken English at B2 level and above. The aims of the course are to familiarise students with the specific format of the examination and to develop appropriate strategies for the skills involved.
- 2019 FCE Dates: Start on February 4, July 1, September 2 and November 4
2019 CAE Dates: Start on February 4, April 29, July 29 and November 4Lessons per week: 30
(Each lesson is 45 minutes long)FCE Levels: CRFR B1 to C1
CAE Levels: CRFR B2 to C1
Not sure of your English level? Take our online English testParticipants Age: adults only ( average age: 25 )Maximum Class Size: 12Course Length: 4 or 6 weeksLocation: English in Margate, Hawley Square - explore the local area2019 Prices per course:
£1040 for 4 week course
£1560 for 6 week course
Fees include training plus:
- All course material and resources
- Membership of Hawley Club and Free Internet Facilities
- In-house programme of Social Activities year-round
- Use of the self-study centre
- Detailed end-of-course report
- Access to our online learning platform "Let's Learn English" for the duration of the course
There is an exam supplement of £245 which covers the cost of the examination fee, course book, internal mock exam and transport to and from our local test centre.
The Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) and Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) are exams suitable for people who require English for professional or study purposes.
2018 Dates and Prices
Course Start Finish Exam Deadline Exam Date Duration Lessons
Course Price FCE January 29 March 9 January 26 March 10 6 weeks 30 £1500 FCE July 2 July 27 June 29 July 26 4 weeks 30 £1000 FCE September 3 October 12 August 24 October 13 6 weeks 30 £1500 FCE November 5 December 14 November 2 December 15 6 weeks 30 £1500 – CAE February 5 March 16 February 2 March 17 6 weeks 30 £1500 CAE April 23 June 1 April 20 June 2 6 weeks 30 £1500 CAE July 30 August 24 July 27 August 24 4 weeks 30 £1000 CAE November 5 December 14 November 2 December 15 6 weeks 30 £1500 FCE Levels: CEFR B1 to C1
CAE Levels: CEFR B2 to C1
Lessons per week: 30 (23 lessons in the final week for courses ending with the exam on a week day)
* The Bank Holiday course will start on Tuesday.
There is an exam supplement of £240 which covers the cost of the examination fee, course book, internal mock exam and transport to and from our local test centre.
English in Margate - Promo
English + BULATS and TOEIC Preparation
Momo - Standard Course
Mohamed - Intensive Course
‘I started in the school by missing the Walking Tour of Margate, but everything else was very good. I was so excited when I visited Canterbury. I loved the social life in EIM. Thanks to Axel, Pierre and Faizal! The teachers and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. I would always rely on Faizal if I had any problems. It’s a delight to have met him. I had to choose this school because it’s a very small school and I wanted something exactly like EIM, I was so happy. The CAE course was exactly what I imagined and I felt prepared at my exam. I felt welcome in your “family”. Thank you for everything, I’m going to miss the school and its staff.’Lena From Switzerland, CAE Preparation Course
‘The standard of the teaching is very good and I made good progress. I learnt a lot of new things and I really enjoyed the lessons. I would recommend them to my friends and family. The school also organises brilliant trips on Saturdays where a teacher will give you a guided tour of beautiful cities like Oxford. My host family were welcoming and lovely. I was looking for a small school near the sea side that does CAE preparation and I am so happy that I found it. Thank you to all the kind and helpful staff, the excellent teachers and amazing host family. It was really nice to spend these nine weeks here.’Katalin From Hungary, CAE Preparation Course
‘I am satisfied by the seriousness and the quality of the education provided at English in Margate. All staff are available, proactive and encourage to progress in their learning throughout the students stay at the school. It was also great to meet students from all over the world. I chose this school because the courses were more flexible and varied. I would recommend this school to anyone and I would like to return in the future.’Anais From France, FCE + CAE Preparation Course
‘On my first day I was quite nervous but everybody was so friendly, kind and nice that I felt really welcome. I can honestly say this has been the best experience of my life. The standard of teaching is very good and I made very good progress. I also really enjoyed the social activities in the school and the organiser is a great person to go on trips with and is always around to help the students. I hope to see you all again.’Elisabetta From Italy, FCE Preparation Course
We are open from 8:45am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday and from 7:45pm to 9:45pm two or three evenings per week, except on National Holidays. During opening hours, students are welcome to use all the school facilities, which include the self-study area, the social club, the internet café and bar, and the table tennis room.
EiM is open from Wednesday 2 January to Friday 20 December, but will be closed on the following National Holidays: 19 and 22 April, 6 and 27 May, 26 August, and from 23 December to 3 January 2020. The first day back for students in 2020 is Monday 6 January.
On national holidays there are no classes. Students have the option of joining a teacher-led excursion (transport not included) instead of classes. Any missed individual classes will be taught on another day. When the national holiday is on a Monday, students arriving will have their induction on the Tuesday. However, the above does not apply to our Christmas Break (from 23 December to 3 January 2020), where no trips may be offered as the Centre will be fully closed.
On arrival, students receive a Welcome Pack as part of English in Margate’s Induction programme. This contains comprehensive information about the school as well as relevant details about the local area, including transport and recreational facilities. During the Induction, students are given both a written and oral test to determine their levels, followed by a tour of the school. After a mid-morning break, during which they have the chance to meet other students, they join classes at 11:30 (in summer this will be an introductory class).
After the first afternoon lesson, there is an orientation tour of Margate and an academic induction to our self-study facilities.
One of the key features of our Academic team is the degree of hands-on support offered to students from the moment they arrive until their departure. This is an ongoing process of communication with all students, including feedback questionnaires at various points during their stay. Students are also welcome to express their opinions to their classroom teacher, particularly if they have concerns over their placement and class level. In addition, fortnightly tests and a system of 1-to-1 tutorials enable us to assess and monitor the progress of all students, ensuring appropriate classroom provision.
For students who wish to add additional elements to their learning programme, our self-study centre, open weekdays from 8:45am to 9:30am, 11am to 11:30am, most of the day from 8:45am to 5:30pm and on two or three evenings from 7:45pm to 9:45pm, offers the ideal practice opportunity, with assistance from staff available whenever necessary.
With academic progress being so closely linked to a student’s personal circumstances, we have a strong system of pastoral care in place, based on care and confidentiality. During their stay, students can be sure of finding a sympathetic and helpful member of our Welfare team who will offer the appropriate advice and guidance, with the individual’s best interests in mind.
Working LunchPrice: £50 per dayLevels: A2 to C1
Price to add to any course. In the business world it is often as important to know how to use language in a social situation as it is in the office. We offer a bistro lunch with a teacher. Conversation can focus around general or business situations. You can add any number of working lunches to any course, from one during your stay to one each day. This lunch may also be shared with one or two other students.
Self Study PlusPrice: Included in the registration fee for a period of three months
Self Study Plus, licensed by “Let’s Learn English” and incorporating the useful, interactive “Grammar Doctor”, allows you to maximise your learning opportunities. The programme can be used on a PC, laptop or any mobile device and in our self study centre. If you wish to continue using Self Study Plus after the first three months the cost is £25 for a 3-month period.
BULATS TestDates: Any timeLevels: A2 to C1Price:
Reading and Listening Test: £50
Speaking Test: £60
Writing Test: £60
BULATS (Business Language Testing Service) is a recognised test of business English. It is used internationally for business and industry recruitment, for identifying and delivering training, for admission to study business-related courses and for assessing the effectiveness of language courses and training. The test is computer-based and includes three parts, Reading & Listening, Speaking, and Writing, which can be taken separately or combined.
Transfer ServiceLondon Airports - (Gatwick, Heathrow, City) £140 each wayLondon Airport - (Stansted) £145 each wayChannel Ports - (Dover, Folkestone) £80 each wayEurostar Stations - (Asford, Ebbsfleet International) £85 each way
We can organise taxi transfers from your point of arrival to your accommodation in Margate and for your return.
*SPECIAL OFFER: Arrival transfer at London Gatwick Airport (South Terminal) at a fixed price of £20 every Sunday.
Meet at Costa Coffee opposite exit from baggage at 3pm. Students arriving at north terminal should take shuttle train to south terminal.
Students should request this service at time of booking and confirm flight details at least 2 weeks before arrival.
(please note that transfers may be shared)