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.
- 2023 FCE Dates: Contact us for start dates
2023 CAE Dates: Contact us for start datesLessons 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 area2023 Prices per course:
£335 per week
Fees include training plus:
- All course material and resources
- In-house programme of Social Activities year-round
- Detailed end-of-course report
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.
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‘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 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday except on National Holidays. During opening hours, students are welcome to use all the school facilities, which include the social club and the table tennis room.
EiM is open from Monday the 9th of January to Friday the 15th of December, but will be closed on the following National Holidays: the 7th and the 10th of April, the 1st and the 29th of May, the 28th of August, and from the 15th December 2023 to the 8th of January 2024. The first day back for students in 2024 is Monday the 8th of 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 the 18th of December to the 8th of January), where no trips may be offered as the Centre will be fully closed.
The school opens at 9:00 a.m. Please arrive by 9.00 a.m. and go to Reception. Please bring your passport.
At 9.00 you will have an induction with one of our staff. That means we will give you some information about your class, your timetable, the social programme, and Margate and the surrounding area. We will also show you the school and its facilities.
At 9.30 a.m., you will join your class.
After lunch, at 2.00 p.m., there will be an hour-long walking tour of Margate, guided by a member of the school staff.
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.
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.
Linguaskill (Business Language Test)Dates: Any timeLevels: A2 to C1Price:
Reading and Listening Test: £80
Speaking Test: £90
Writing Test: £90
Transfer ServiceLondon Airports - (Gatwick, Heathrow, City) £160 each wayLondon Airport - (Stansted) £160 each wayChannel Ports - (Dover, Folkestone) £90 each wayEurostar Stations - (Asford, Ebbsfleet International) £90 each way