By following one of the Cambridge courses, you improve your general level of English across the four essential language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing and develop your fluency through discussion about various topics. In addition, you continue to perfect your grammar, broaden your vocabulary and improve your punctuation.

During the morning sessions, the focus is on developing generic exam skills and techniques on how to approach an exam. During afternoon classes, your teacher will help you adopt effective study skills, develop exam techniques specific to the Cambridge exam you are working towards and give you feedback on the past papers you practise.

Your exam preparation class includes guidance on how to become a more independent learner, participation in the Student’s Podium (giving presentations and peer teaching) and monthly tutorials.

 You may study English for Cambridge exams at the following different levels:

Key English Test (KET)
Preliminary English Test (PET)
First Certificate Test (FCE)
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
Cambridge Proficiency English (CPE)

To follow a Cambridge exam preparation course with ESE you must be at least 17 years old and have a minimum language level relevant to the level of the exam you choose to sit for.  Our Academic Team will assess your proficiency before accepting you on the course.  As part of your entry level assessment, you will be required to submit an essay and undergo a telephone interview conducted by one of the members of the Academic Team.

The levels of proficiency required to be accepted on a Cambridge course are as follows:

You must have a pre-Intermediate level (A2 CEFR) of English to apply for KET
You must have an intermediate level (B1 CEFR) of English to apply for PET
You must have an upper intermediate level (B2 CEFR) of English to apply for FCE
You must have an advanced level of English (C1 CEFR) to apply for CAE
You must be proficient in English to apply (C2 CEFR) to apply for CPE

If you are not yet at the required language level, you can join a pre-sessional English language course or Academic Year Course before enrolling on the Cambridge examination preparation course of your choice. The Cambridge examinations are held in Malta in March, June, August (FCE and CAE only) and December. Start dates for the Cambridge courses depend on the level and examination you can follow. The course is 8 weeks long.

Fast Facts

Cambridge Courses in Malta

The Cambridge Main Suite of exams are available at authorised centres all over the world and they are recognised by employers and universities as Secure English Language Tests (in the UK, for example). You can prepare for any of the Cambridge range of exams (offered at various levels KET, PET, FCE, CAE and CPE) at ESE although the exam you sit for will depend on your level of English on entry into the exam preparation course. The result you receive on your certificate certifies the language level you have achieved.  Exams are held three to four times a year.

Prepare for any of the Cambridge Main Suite exams (KET, PET, FCE, CAE, and CPE) at ESE and get the results you need to improve your career prospects.