At Grand Studies Africa, we offer preparation courses for a range of English language exams, focusing on both British and American English. We prepare you for the world-renowned Cambridge English: First (FCE) and Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) exams. We also offer extensive preparation for the IELTS exam, with Intensive and Super Intensive options if you require more in-depth tuition. We also prepare you for the TOEFL, IBT SATS, GMAT, and EDXCEL. Our preparation course usually takes four classes and after the course students are briefed on what to expect in the exam.
Testing your English before the course.
For all English language courses but especially for courses which are aimed at preparing you for a specific English language test, it is extremely important for us to know what your level of English is before you arrive.
Knowing how proficient you are will allow us to judge whether you can prepare for a specific exam in the timescale of the programme, or if you need additional tuition and time.
When we receive a booking for an English language course, as part of the admissions process we give the student a test.
We ask the student to do this on their own, as receiving help from someone else will only invalidate the test. We also test all students on the first day of their course and if their level of English does not correspond to that of the pre-arrival test, we will be forced to change study plan for the student.