First Certificate in English (FCE)

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Cambridge FCE preparation at Languages4Life

Our First Certificate in English (FCE) Exam Preparation course is designed for those looking to prove their knowledge of English by obtaining an internationally recognized certificate. Our classes are focused on helping you to develop specific test-taking strategies and improve your overall level of English.


Course duration

36 hours.


We will run a number of courses from 30th September  – 18th June 2020. The dates are listed below.

Course schedule

  • Extensive: 36 hours in 12 weeks. 2 x 1.5 hour classes (Mondays and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursdays).
  • Intensive: 36 hours en 6 weeks. 4 x 1.5 hour classes, Monday – Thursday


You must have a B2 level in English to take this course

Dates and timetable 2019/20

Extensive - 3 hours/week

Dates 2019/20

4th November – 12th December 2019
Exam date: 14th December

2nd March – 16th April 2020
Exam date: 18th April.

11th May – 18th June 2020
Exam date: 20th June.

Intensive - 6 hours/week

Dates 2019/20

4th November – 12th December 2019
Exam date: 14th December.

2nd March – 16th Abril 2020
Exam date: 18th April.

11th May – 18th June 2020
Exam date: 20th June.

How does it work?


Choose a course

Choose the course which suits you best.


Complete the level test

There are two parts: the online test and speaking test at the school.


Start your classes at the school

Our coordinators will place you in the best group for you based on your level test and needs.


We evaluate your progress

Your teacher will keep a close eye on your progress and every trimester you’ll get a personal report to make sure you’re on track.

Course prices

Extensive: 360€

Intensive: 360€

Why do the FCE preparation course?

This course is ideal for you if:

  • You want to expand your work opportunities
  • You need to improve your English quickly
  • You need the certificate to verify your English level at your university
  • You work at a bilingual school and need the certificate in order to teach classes in English

Level test

You must complete a level test before signing up to the course. You can complete the initial test online and do the speaking and listening part at the school.


Recognized center

Languages4Life is an Exam Preparation Center recognized by the University of Cambridge

Why Languages4Life?

Small groups

8 students maximum.

Free enrolment

Final price: enrolment and first book is included

Communicative classes

Improve your fluency with fun, dynamic, communicative classes.

Mixture of nationalities

Meet people from all over the world to practice English

Frequently asked questions

What will the classes be like?

Fun, engaging and dynamic! You will be in a small group of students (8 maximum) and do a mixture of activities from both the textbook and interactive whiteboard. The classes are all student centred, which means that the focus is on the students speaking and practising, led by the teacher. The classes are carefully prepared and structured by a professional teacher, with each lesson focussed around one or two topics and language points. There will also be plenty of time for reviewing and recycling previously learned material, giving you the practice necessary to achieve fluency in English.

What is the communicative approach?
The communicative approach is a method of language teaching that emphasises students interacting in real, ‘authentic’ scenarios in order to learn a language. Nowadays it is considered one of the most effective ways of learning a language. You can read more about it here.
What does 'immersion' mean?

Immersion means that from the moment you enter the classroom you will be encourage to speak only in English. You may be wondering, “how can I speak and understand Spanish if I’ve just started learning?” The answer is that all our qualified and professionally trained teachers use a range of techniques to help a student understand, without using any translation.

I feel shy about speaking English, how can you help me?
It’s completely normal to feel shy or silly speaking another language for the first time. All of our teachers are experienced professionals and are here to gently encourage you in the classroom. You won’t be put on the spot and you won’t be made to talk if you are uncomfortable. We strictly limit our groups to 8 people maximum (the average group size is about 5 students per class) so you won’t feel overwhelmed. You’ll also enjoy our excellent customer service – all our coordination and reception staff are very friendly and helpful and are here to make your time at the school as pleasant and stress-free as possible!
I am a complete beginner. Does the teacher speak my language?
All of our English teachers speak some Spanish. They always aim to do the entire class in English and are successful most of the time, but they can help you out with the occasional Spanish translation if necessary. There are also several translation tools available online if you don’t speak Spanish. You will be amazed at what you can understand and say, with the correct structure and guidance from an experienced teacher!
Which level is best for me?
You will complete a thorough level test with one of our experienced teachers in order to place you in the most appropriate level. This consists of an initial online test, followed by a speaking and listening test completed at the school. Once we have studied the results we’ll let you know shortly afterwards which group is best for you. If you feel the group is too easy / too challenging we can easily move you into a different one more appropriate for you. You can start the online level test here.

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It has been a pleasure being a part of L4L and working with all the wonderful teachers. I look back over the last 2 years and really can’t believe how much I’ve learned! It’s very centrally located in a beautiful piso in Eixample and I can say both the technology and the teaching are state-of-the-art. Classes are always quite small and they cater to your individual needs. If you are looking for a good quality language school, this is your place in BCN. I can’t say enough good things about them!
Angela Sealy

Student at Languages4Life

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