Cambridge B2 First (FCE)
Why study Cambridge B2 First (FCE) at NZLC?
Cambridge English exams are the most recognised English exams in the world and are accepted by employers, Immigration New Zealand, educational institutions and government departments around the world. B2 First (FCE-First Certificate in English) covers the four main language skills – reading, (+ use of English) writing, listening and speaking. Materials are taken from real life sources, including published personal experiences, business meetings and informal/formal writings. Cambridge English B2 First (FCE), is a thorough test of all areas of language ability at an Upper Intermediate level.
The format of the exam is divided into Reading (+ Use of English), Writing, Listening, Speaking.
NZLC Cambridge B2 First (FCE) courses prepare students with the language and skills they need to sit the exam once their course is finished.
• Taught by qualified, supportive and friendly teachers.
• High success rate.
• Additional after school study support twice a week.
• Dedicated study areas with computers.
• Extra B2 First (FCE) study materials available and homework is given regularly.
• Regular mock tests, academic counselling and feedback
• Graduation certificate and academic report.
• An B2 First (FCE) “A” Pass is accepted by Immigration New Zealand in the Skilled Migrant Category.
• Guaranteed start dates.
Choose your programme!
NZLC has a wide range of quality English programmes including General English, IELTS, Business English, Cambridge, Pathway Programme, Young Learners Courses, English Teacher Training, and Group Study Tours.
Below, you can see the full level and course chart. This will give you an idea of the courses available to suit your level of English.
Beginner: Can understand simple statements and requests within very familiar situations and can respond in short, learnt phrases or words.
Elementary (A1): Can understand and use very basic language on some personal topics.
Pre-Intermediate (A2): Can understand and use simple language on a range of personal topics and in relation to daily needs.
Intermediate 1 (B1): Can understand and use language related to personal or common every day topics such as education, work, travel and socialising, as well as discuss more abstract topics such as experiences, giving and asking for opinions, and agreeing and disagreeing politely.
Intermediate 2 (B1+): Can understand and more confidently use language related to familiar topics such as education, work, travel and socialising, as well as discuss more abstract topics in greater detail, such as experiences, hopes and plans for the future.
Upper Intermediate (B2): Can understand the main ideas of complex language on a range of concrete and abstract topics, and participate in conversations with native speakers without communication breaking down.
Advanced (C1): Can understand almost everything heard and read, and express ideas and information clearly, precisely and fluently on a full range of complex topics.
English Levels A1-C1 refer to the levels on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Passing an FCE exams means that you can:
• Understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing.
• Keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics, expressing opinions and presenting arguments.
• Produce clear, detailed writing, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view.
You can use it to:
• Study in English at a foundation or pathway level.
• Work in an English-speaking environment.
• Live independently in an English-speaking country.
• Reading skills and strategies with exam practice exercises.
• Writing skills and strategies with exam practice exercises.
• Vocabulary and grammar to complete the Use of English section (phrasal verbs, collocations etc.).
• Listening skills and strategies with exam practice exercises.
• Speaking skills and strategies with exam practice exercises.
• Topical vocabulary and grammar to complete the speaking exam.
|Cambridge B2 First (FCE) (Morning Class)|
|Entry Test||Yes – B2 First (FCE) Entry Test|
|Length||10 or 11 weeks|
|Type – Morning||Full Time (20 hrs/wk) from 8:30 to 13:30|
|Course Dates 2023||18 Sep – 24 Nov (10w) Exam: 28 Nov|
|Course Dates 2024||8 Jan – 15 Mar (10w) Exam: 16 Mar*** (Latest 17 Mar)|
|18 Mar – 31 May (11w) Exam: 4 Jun*** (Latest 9 Jun)|
|16 Sep – 22 Nov (10w) Exam: 26 Nov*** (Latest 1 Dec)|
|Class Size||12 (average) 16 (maximum)|
*Minimum student numbers required.
**16 and 17 year old: Young Learners Tuition fee and Cambridge Material Fee apply.
***These test dates are an indication only. We will confirm exact date at least 1 month before the test date. Latest test dates are in the brackets.