English Exam Preparation

English Exam Preparation

Make rapid progress towards exam success

Our Exam Preparation courses are aimed at helping students develop their language skills and techniques for specific, internationally-recognised examinations.

Our host tutors across the UK provide a mature and experienced approach to every training programme, focussing on the key skills development and outcomes required.

Course Content

Students’ language levels are assessed using InTuition’s unique Language Assessment Profiler™, covering the key language skills:

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Bocabulary
  • Pronunciation

Students receive their own Personal Study Plan and accessed to personalised materials, with a course book to keep at the end of their programme.

Key Facts

  • One-to-one lessons from an experienced English language exam trainer
  • A course delivered just for the student’s needs, at their precise level and at the optimal speed
  • Free online video English lessons included in the standard course fee.

Hours per Week

  • Select 15, 20, 25 or 30 lessons per week. In addition, you would normally be given between one and two hours' work to prepare for the next day's lessons. Each lesson is 60 minutes.

Course Length

  • Minimum 1 week. (The TOEIC exam prep is a minimum 2 week course)

Options

  • Upgrade to a Private bathroom with the Prestige Homestay option
  • Two-to-one study option available for colleagues, family members or partners.

Cambridge ESOL examinations


  • First Certificate in English (FCE): for Upper Intermediate level students, ideal for those who want to use English for work or study purposes; internationally recognised for business & study purposes.
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): for people who can use English in most professional & social situations; a higher level certificate than the FCE.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): the most advanced exam; for those at level C2 (proficient user)
  • IELTS is a graded exam used for University entrance in the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA and Canada.

The easy reference table below links the Cambridge exams to ALTE


Level Level General English English for Business English for Academic Purposes
C2 ALTE Level 5 Goo User Certificate in Proficiency in English IELTS Band 9,8
C1 ALTE Level 4 Competent User Certificate in Advanced English Business English Certificate Higher IELTS 7,6
B2 ALTE Level 3 Independent User Fist Certificate in English Business English Certificate Vantage IELTS 5,4
B1 ALTE Level 2 Threshold Level User Preliminary English Test Business English Certificate Preliminary Final Presentation

Sample Timetable


Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Arrival Arrival & settling in Dinner & meeting the family
Monday Needs analysis & course design.
Grammar review
Discover the local area Traditional fish and chips supper.
Presentation preparation
Tuesday Presentation delivery.
Pronunciation & fluency focus
Diary writing & punctuation.
Free time in the local area
Dinner & relax with the family.
Visit the local pub
Wednesday Grammar & vocabulary review.
Improving writing skills
Excursion with your tutor: visit to the coast Dinner & relax with the family.
Presentation preparation
Thursday Presentation delivery.
Focus on discourse markers
Focus on grammar & accuracy.
Free time in the local area
Dinner & film night with the family.
Diary writing
Friday Grammar & vocabulary review.
Improving listening skills
Excursion with you tutor: visit to a local castle Dinner & relax with the family.
Evening walk
Saturday Excursion with your tutor: city visit & shopping Excursion with your tutor: city visit & shopping Dinner and relax with the family.
Diary writing

Enrol For This Course

If you’re not sure which is the right course for you, please call +44 (0) 20 7739 4411.

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Classic

£1035

Per Week
  • 15 Lessons Per Week
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Fast Track

£1315

Per Week
  • 25 Lessons Per Week
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Super Intensive

£1455

Per Week
  • 30 Lessons Per Week
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Student FAQs


All InTuition courses include spare time – it’s important to have the chance to relax, both for the student and the teacher! Students also have additional work assigned, which needs to be completed outside lesson time.
Students have two afternoons or evenings a week where their host tutor will accompany them on a local excursion or activity, taking into account the student’s interests and preferences.

Outside of these times, students are welcome to relax in their host tutor family’s home – perhaps catching up on emails or other work – or take the time to explore the area independently. Host tutors will provide full support with using public transport, and other expert guidance about what is available to see and do where they live.

We choose our host tutor families carefully. The number one thing we look for – other than quality of teaching – is their ability to offer a warm and friendly welcome to all students who come into their home. This means that it is very unlikely that any student won’t get on with their host tutor family – in fact, in most cases they quickly become very good friends.
InTuition Languages is accredited through Accreditation UK to issue Short Term Study visas for courses up to six months in length. You may need to apply for this kind of visa if you are not from an EEA country or a Swiss national.

As part of our course application service for international students, we issue all documentation required and have it couriered directly to you, for a small fee.

If, for whatever reason, your visa is refused, we guarantee a full refund of your entire course fee.

Please contact us if you have any questions about applying for a Short Term Study visa to study with InTuition.

Our courses are designed around each student’s needs and requirements – academic, social and personal. This makes us ideal for a student with special requirements or disabilities.

We have a number of host tutors with a wealth of experience and training in teaching students with disabilities, including learning, visual and auditory.

For students that are not fully independent, we are happy to arrange for an accompanying carer to join them on their programme for a special discounted rate. Many carers choose to take an English course during their stay, too, in which case our standard 2:1 fees apply.

Wheelchair Access

We have a number of teachers in the UK and Ireland that have wheelchair-accessible homes

For us to best serve the student and offer a unique learning and cultural experience it is fundamental that we receive full details of the student’s learning and motor skills during the enquiry process.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Placement Manager, Valia. She has extensive experience in coordinating Paralympic and Special Olympic athletes’ accommodation and access requirements.

We only work with the best tutors. We personally interview them and inspect their accommodation, before they join our team. They will have a recognised qualification to teach English as a foreign language and in most cases a honours degree and experience in both teaching and hosting.
We take great care in getting to know our students and teachers in order to successfully match them together.
Based on the information you provide about your reasons for studying, your priorities and interests, our Placements team carefully select the right tutor for you. They then send you a very detailed Host Tutor Profile, outlining the teacher’s background, expertise, home, family and location. You choose whether to accept their recommendation or not – you’re always 100% in charge.
All students must take out suitable travel insurance before commencing their InTuition Languages home tuition programme.
We recommend the specialised cover provided by Guard.me. Guard.me are specialists in the language travel industry, providing peace-of-mind to international students all over the world. They have a global network of offices that provide an exceptional, local service.

The Guard.me insurance policy offers you cover for medical insurance whilst staying with us, loss or damage to your or your host teacher’s property and of course covers you in the unlikely event you have to cancel your course. The insurance offered by InTuition has been specially designed with you in mind.

Junior students receive Guard.me insurance cover as part of their standard course fee.

For adults, we can arrange specialised cover from just £5.25 per student per week. Please contact us for full information.

International House language schools’ mobile vocabulary book helps you store words that you learn in class or pick up on your travels so that you can refer to them later.

Includes voice recording to aid pronunciation, self-translate into two languages, word search facility and photo reference.

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At the end of each course, host tutors prepare an End of Course Report which tells students what they have studied, how much they have improved, and what they need to do to continue improving their English. Students also receive a certificate of attendance via email shortly after their course finishes.
InTuition Vis-a-Vis® online tutoring helps students continue developing their language skills after they return home.
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