First Certificate in English (FCE) exam preparation

Practical information

  • Teacher :           Suzana Zink
  • Level :                B2
  • Classroom :      TBA
  • Address:           Av. du 1er-Mars 26
  • Time :                Tuesday 12:15pm - 1:45pm
  • Dates:                From 23 February to 1 June 2021
  • Credits:             3 ECTS
  • Price:                 Students/doctoral students UniNE, PATB : CHF 182.-
                               Academic Staff UniNE : CHF 234.-
                               SAN member, Alumni : CHF 254.-
                               Students other institutions (EPFL, HE-Arc, etc.) : CHF 254.-
                               Staff other institutions : CHF 306.-

This course is aimed at learners who need an FCE qualification as proof of their proficiency level in an academic or professional context. Further information about the Cambridge ESOL exams can be found on http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/

There are no special entry requirements. The course is aimed at students whose proficiency level is around B1. If you are not sure of your level, you can check the evaluation forms on our page enseignement 

The course will allow students to:

  • familiarize themselves with the format of the FCE exam
  • master key skills assessed in the Speaking test, including talking about past, present and future, making comparisons, expressing and justifying opinions, speculating, negotiating and reaching a decision
  • recognize the format of the different FCE writing tasks
  • write an essay, putting forward a coherent argument on a given topic
  • use a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures tested at intermediate level

Each lesson will provide practice based on the different sections of the FCE test (Reading and Use of English, Listening, Speaking and Writing). Students will work individually, in pairs or take part in whole-class activities.


Students will be required to write one FCE-type essay and take one end-of-semester test.

Please make sure you get a copy of the coursebook before the start of classes.
To order, please use the ISBN number below.

The course book can be purchased online from www.lelivre.ch

Complete First, second edition
Author: Guy Brook-Hart
ISBN: 9781107656178
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

English Tutorial

English tutorials are held 4 hours/week during the semester :
Tuesday : 17h00 - 19h00
Wednesday : 12h00 - 14h00