Cambridge School prepares its students for exams internationally recognised by several institutions:
University of Cambridge
Portuguese Ministry of Education
Ministère Français de l´Education Nationale
Ministries of Education of Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Cambridge University exams are recognised as proof of the level of language competence in English. The exams are generally carried out in December, March, June and July of each year.
Represents a general standard of practical English competence at an upper-intermediate level. In Portugal, it is widely recognised in commerce and industry.
Indicates a high level of practical English competence for those entering, or already in, the working world. It is recognised by the majority of British universities as fulfilling entrance requirements in the English language.
Represents a very high standard of competence in English which is recognised not only by many British universities, but also by universities in other English-speaking countries for the purpose of matriculation.
IELTS is a test of knowledge in English, which can help anyone who wants to live, study and work anywhere in the world. There are many organisations around the globe that recognize IELTS, including academic, business and Government institutions.
The IELTS exam is the only test which is accepted for immigration purposes by any country that requires an evaluation in English. Our experienced and qualified teachers will help you achieve your required level.
Cambridge School prepares candidates for the IELTS assessment exam, which consists of 4 modules:
Applicants are rated on a scale of 1 to 9 (most universities require a rating of 6.0 or higher). Candidates can take IELTS exams monthly.
Cambridge School prepares its students for the following official French as a Foreign Language Exams authorised by the French Ministry of Education:
Level B1 of the Common European Framework for languages certifies the capacity to understand and maintain a conversation, give one’s opinion and deal with unfamiliar day-to-day situations. The user can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Level B2 of the European Common Framework for languages certifies that the user has acquired a degree of independence and a practical and operational knowledge of the French language. The candidate is capable of developing, defending and arguing a particular point of view about different topics. He can interact and feel at ease about giving his opinion on current affairs.
Level C1 of the European Common Framework for languages is equated with the level of an independent user and certifies a deep understanding of the French language. The user can express himself fluently and spontaneously regarding complex subjects and is also able to produce elaborate discourse in his area of expertise. The DALF is recognised by the majority of French universities as the acceptable linguistic level for their classes.
Cambridge School prepares students for the following German exams:
This exam consists of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking parts and represents the A1 level of the common European framework for languages. Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking are also a part of this exam and it represents level A2 of the Common European Framework for languages. The user can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). S/he can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. S/he can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
This exam represents level B1 of the Common European Framework for languages and consists of the following exam parts: Listening, Reading, Letter-writing, Grammar and Vocabulary and Speaking. The user can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. S/he can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. S/he can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. S/he can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Este exame consiste em Leitura, Compreensão, Escrita e Expressão Oral e representa o nível B2 do Quadro Europeu Comum de Referência para línguas, o mesmo nível que o CF em Inglês. O candidato pode compreender as ideias principais de textos complexos de tópicos concretos e abstratos, incluindo discussões técnicas na sua área de especialidade. Pode interagir com um grau de fluência e espontaneidade, o que torna possível a interação regular com nativos da língua, sem constrangimento de qualquer das partes. Pode produzir texto claro e detalhado num leque variado de assuntos e explicar um ponto de vista num tópico, designando as vantagens e desvantagens das várias opções.
This exam consists of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking parts and represents level C1 of the Common European Framework for languages. As this is an advanced level certificate, it is seen as sufficient to enrol in numerous German universities. The user can understand a wide range of demanding longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
S/he can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. S/he can use language flexibly anf effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. S/he can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Cambridge School prepares students for the following Portuguese exams:
ests basic ability to deal with a limited number of predictable everyday communicative situations. Whether in the workspace or studying, holders of the CIPLE are expected to deal with communicative situations requiring very limited use of Portuguese.
The gramatical and lexical structures to be used at this level are those necessary for successful production and comprehension of written and oral texts. Language users are expected to deal with a number of situations in everyday life, in the workplace and while studying which require mostly predictable use of the language.
At this level, users gain the independence that allows them to deal with a variety of communicative situations. They have already developed linguistic mechanisms of communication, which allow a certain degree of flexibility. Their understanding of oral and written texts goes beyond mere understanding of factual information. They are able to produce texts of various types. This level allows users to function in situations in which Portuguese is the language of work. However, there may still be difficulties in situations in which Portuguese is simultaneously the language of work and the language of communication. At this level, users may attend courses, including academic ones (e.g. within the framework of exchange programmes between universities).
Corresponding to level C1 of the Common European Framework of the Council of Europe, the DAPLE represents an advanced level of knowledge of Portuguese. One is able to use the language in a creative and flexible way with the ability to respond appropriately in both predictable and unforeseen situations. This level allows users to work in contexts in which it is only the language of work. This level also allows users to follow academic courses.
At this level, users have communicative competence which allows them to use the language with much confidence and ease. Users are able to extend their active and passive vocabulary and improve their command of register in both written and oral texts. Candidates can increase the cultural component of their Portuguese as well as follow academic courses and work in situations in which Portuguese is the medium of communication.