Below are the details regarding each of the courses that you can take from the ELC.

Course Descriptions for the Examination
Preparation Course Program

Here you will find the detailed descriptions of all of the Examination Preparation
courses that the Red Rock ELC offers.

FCE Preparation Course (ENGL 501)

  1. CEFR Level: B2
  2. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of CEFR B1-Level 3b
  3. Required resource(s) purchased by the student for use in this course:
    - FCE Gold Plus, Pearson Longman,
      Coursebook CDRom Pack — ISBN 978-1-40-587678-0
    - Exam Maximiser and CD + Key Pack — ISBN 978 1-40-587679-7
  4. Exam for which the student will be prepared at the completion of this course: FCE
  5. Scheduled class time for live video-conferencing instruction: see Video Class Schedule.
  6. Brief course description: Within a vibrant online community of learners, students interact daily with their teacher using a blend of live video/web conferencing and email conferencing. Students will study English through 14 new and unique topics, with each topic having its own language review at the end of the topic. The teacher has designed the course to utilise authentic texts, motivating topics, and fun communication activities which will engage students of different ages. Students will become familiar with the University of Cambridge exam format and will build their confidence in writing these exams by consistently completing graded texts and exam tasks as part of the course. Students will develop their writing skills by interacting with the Extensive Writing Reference section. The iTest CD ROM resource will provide authentic exam practice with instant feedback to the student, allowing students to immediately identify areas which require further practice.
 


CAE Preparation Course (ENGL 503)

  1. CEFR Level: C1
  2. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of CEFR B2 - Level 4
  3. Required resource(s) purchased by the student for use in this course:
    - CAE Gold Plus, Pearson Longman,
      Coursebook CDRom Pack — ISBN 978-1-40-587680-3
    - Exam Maximiser and CD + Key Pack — ISBN 978-1-40-587681-0
  4. Exam for which the student will be prepared at the completion of this course: CAE
  5. Scheduled class time for live video-conferencing instruction: see Video Class Schedule.
  6. Brief course description: Within a vibrant online community of learners, students interact daily with their teacher using a blend of live video/web conferencing and email conferencing. Students will study English through 14 new and unique topics, with each topic having its own language review at the end of the topic. The teacher has combined a thorough exam syllabus with enjoyable topics and tasks. Students will build their confidence through the regular review sections, progress tests, exam tips, and strategies. The iTest CD ROM will provide authentic exam practice with instant feedback to the student, allowing students to immediately identify areas which require further practice.
 


CPE Preparation Course (ENGL 505)

  1. CEFR Level: C2
  2. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of CEFR C1 - Level 5
  3. Required resource(s) purchased by the student for use in this course:
    - New Proficiency Gold, Pearson Longman — ISBN 978-0-58-250727-2
    - New Proficiency Gold Maximiser, Pearson Longman — ISBN 978-0-58-250733-3
  4. Exam for which the student will be prepared at the completion of this course: CPE
  5. Scheduled class time for live video-conferencing instruction: see Video Class Schedule.
  6. Brief course description: Within a vibrant online community of learners, students interact daily with their teacher using a blend of live video/web conferencing and email conferencing. The course will provide thorough exam training and preparation with guidance from the teacher on all task types in order to ensure exam success. Students will benefit from the teacher's systematic skills development exercises which will be enhanced by support and reference sections from the coursebook. The Exam Maximiser resource will provide additional thorough language practice along with exam tips, strategies, and learner training.
 


IELTS - Upper Intermediate Preparation Course (ENGL 502)

  1. CEFR Level: B2
  2. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of CEFR B1 - Level 3b
  3. Required resource(s) purchased by the student for use in this course:
    - IELTS Masterclass, Oxford University Press — ISBN 978-01-9457547-8
  4. Exam for which the student will be prepared at the completion of this course: IELTS with an expected outcome score of Band 6.0 - 6.5
  5. Scheduled class time for live video-conferencing instruction: see Video Class Schedule.
  6. Brief course description: Within a vibrant online community of learners, students interact daily with their teacher using a blend of live video/web conferencing and email conferencing. This course will train students in broad academic skills and will develop critical thinking strategies. The course content and teacher instruction will enable students to raise their knowledge and fluency of the English language to the level required for university admission. This course provides the student with the ability to choose comprehensive training in either the Academic Training or General Training modules, and this course will cover all four of the language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), will build upon the student’s knowledge of relevant English vocabulary and grammar, and will encourage learner independence.
 


IELTS - Advanced Preparation Course (ENGL 504)

  1. CEFR Level: C1
  2. Pre-requisite: Successful completion of CEFR B2 - Level 4
  3. Required resource(s) purchased by the student for use in this course:
    - Objective IELTS Advanced, Cambridge University Press — ISBN 978-05-2160883-1
  4. Exam for which the student will be prepared at the completion of this course: IELTS with an expected outcome score of Band 6.5 - 7.0
  5. Scheduled class time for live video-conferencing instruction: see Video Class Schedule.
  6. Brief course description: Within a vibrant online community of learners, students interact daily with their teacher using a blend of live video/web conferencing and email conferencing. This course will prepare the student to earn a score between 6.5 and 7.0 on the IELTS exam while also providing the student with the ability to choose comprehensive training in either the Academic Training or General Training modules. The course is uniquely formed by the Cambridge Learner Corpus and uses analysis of real IELTS candidate papers. The students will have the use of a special CD-Rom, which accompanies the textbook, that will provide extra IELTS practice in each of the four language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), and will offer the students additional exercises on pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.















Summary Table of Examination Preparation Course Description Information

CEFR Level Placement Test Range Course Abbrev. ELC Course Name Exam Options Examination Coursebook
B2 60 - 80  ENGL501 FCE Preparation Course FCE FCE Gold Plus
B2 60 - 80  ENGL502 IELTS - Upper Intermediate Preparation Course IELTS expected outcome score of Band 6.0 - 6.5 IELTS Masterclass
C1 80 - 100  ENGL503 CAE Preparation Course CAE CAE Gold Plus
C1 80 - 100  ENGL504 IELTS - Advanced Preparation Course IELTS expected outcome score of Band 6.5 - 7.0 Objective IELTS Advanced
C2 > 100  ENGL505 CPE Preparation Course CPE New Proficiency Gold
New Proficiency Gold Maximiser