To help your learners prepare and understand what to expect on exam day, we’ve created four new candidate booklets that you can download for free.
Each booklet contains details about the exam, information about how to prepare, and section-by-section tips. There’s also practical information about how the exam is conducted, and how learners will receive their results.
The start of the academic year is the perfect time to explain the benefits of Cambridge English Qualifications to both students and parents.
Whilst your sc
hool may have already decided to offer Cambridge English Qualifications, some parents will need more information to understand the value of learning and assessing English.
Our level-based exams provide a clear path for developing English language skills, step by step. This clear path for progression inspires learners to go further, opening doors to exciting higher education and workplace opportunities.
New! Fun poster activities help prepare school students for the revised exams
Our updated A2 Key, A2 Key for Schools, B1 Preliminary and B1 Preliminary for Schools exams will be going live in January 2020.
To help you prepare students, we’ve created colourful classroom posters that include words from the updated wordlists. They encourage students to develop their speaking, listening, pronunciation and vocabulary. Each set of posters also includes a range of classroom activities.
Here are some examples of the classroom activities you can try – they’re fun and require no preparation!
Put students in groups of three or four. One student chooses a word from one of the posters but doesn’t tell anyone what it is. The other group members take it in turns to ask questions to guess the word. Example questions for the food poster: Is it a feeling? ‘No.’ Is it a place? ‘No.’ Do you eat it? ‘Yes.’ Is it sweet? ‘Yes.’ Is it healthy? ‘No.’ Is it ice cream? ‘YES!’
Challenge your students to write a story in 35 words using as many words from the poster as possible. You could adapt this and ask students to make a dialogue instead – they could then act them out!
Student-created memory cards
Students cut up paper to make 20 squares (this could be more or fewer). In pairs, students choose ten words from the poster to draw as pictures on different squares. They then write the vocabulary to match the pictures on the other 10 squares. Once they have finished, they can play Pelmanism together by turning the squares over so the pictures and words are not visible. Each person takes it in turns to choose two squares. They must find the word that matches the picture. If they find a pair, they keep it. This can be adapted depending on the level of the class – students could make a complete sentence using the word when they find the matching pair.
Download the posters and classroom activities for:
You can plan your school year more easily with our new Information for preparation centres section on our website. Resources are mapped to key milestones throughout the school year, alongside useful advice for communicating with students and parents.
Our candidate experience videoshave been a popular addition, as they show learners what it’s like to take a Cambridge English Qualification.
Download our timeline for teaching to remind yourself of what’s coming up this year and how to access teaching materials quickly.
Using the same style and artwork as in the campaign, we have created some digital banners for Authorised Exam Centre websites.
They feature stats about the benefits of our qualifications. Thanks to the feedback gathered in previous campaigns, we have noted that you prefer to link them to your own sites, so we are happy for you to link these banners to any relevant page showcasing information for new Preparation Centres.
We’ve added hundreds of free flashcards for Pre A1 Starters, A1 Movers and A2 Flyers ready for you to download! They are a great way to help young learners develop their vocabulary and practise new words.
Simply download the flashcards, print them off and start using them in your lessons. You can even display them around the classroom to help students revise.
We have A4 Flyersthat include all the benefits, facts and resources schools and PLSs will get from working with us once they start preparing for our exams. Take them with you to schools and language centres. We have them in two languages, in English or Spanish, choose the one you want!
If you would like to know more, please click here.
Are you a Private Language School teacher?
We are pleased to announce the second edition of the Help to Learn competition, organised by FECEIand Cambridge Assessement English.
In our second competition we encourage our students to prepare a poster or video to raise awareness among young people of the possible consequences of their digital fingerprint.
Online learning – the future of English teaching?
Teaching English online is becoming more popular all over the world, offering greater flexibility in where English is taught and learned.
Our free online course, starting on 28 January 2019, which explains the skills, knowledge and resources you need to design and deliver effective online English lessons.
Online teachers, trainers and other learners will help you understand how to adapt your face-to-face teaching skills to an online environment and how to get started.
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