​​​​A2 Key preparation smart-course

Get ready. Fast.

In just 15½ hours, we give students all the skills and tips they need to ace the A2 Key test

The course outline

The smart-course includes:

  • 4 hours of group lessons with a professional, native speaker teacher
  • 11½ hours of engaging webinars, curated by a team of experienced teachers.
  • Correction of 4 writing tasks by a Cambridge examiner
  • A wealth of self-study resources to deepen knowledge of pertinent grammar and vocabulary

All for just €69* per person!

*price goes up to €79 on 1st December 2020.

Additional required materials.

Students are required to purchase a copy of A2 Key Trainer 2. The resources from this book will be used throughout the course. The book costs around €20 and can be purchased here

How do I know if this is the right level for me?

Get advice from your regular language teacher at school.

Or just enrol now, and we’ll do a level test to help you decide which is the right level for you.

How can I enrol?

Click the button below to open the enrolment form.

When does the course begin and when are the lessons?

A new course begins at the beginning of each month.

Check out an example timetable here.

Durning the enrolment procedure, you can state your availability for lessons and webinars and we’ll build a course timetable to suit.

Course structure and content

The structure, content and objectives of the smart-course are detailed below.

To make the information more accessible, the information is organised according to exam paper.

Smart-course introduction and exam overview

30-minute webinar in which we introduce the Cambridge B1 Preliminary exam and give an overview of the goals and structure of the course ahead.

Listening paper - parts 1-4

10x 30-minute live webinars covering:

  • What to expect in each part of the exam; 
  • The best tricks and techniques for exam success!
  • Honing of listening comprehension sub-skills:
    • Listening for specific information
    • Listening for gist
    • Listening for detailed information
  • Guided practice;
  • Individual, free practice;
  • Guided homework correction;
  • Q and A sessions;
  • Review of level-appropriate grammar, vocabulary and functional language.

Plus complete webinar notes and post-webinar assignments.

Speaking paper - parts 1-4

4x 60-minute group lessons (4-8 students) via Zoom:

  • The order and structure of each part of the exam; 
  • What Cambridge expects and how to deliver it!
  • Development of performance-optimizing strategies and sub-skills;
    • Interactional and social language
    • Interactive strategies
  • Guided practice;
  • Free practice in groups and pairs;
  • Review of level-appropriate grammar, vocabulary and functional language.

Plus complete lesson notes and post-lesson assignments.

Reading paper - parts 1-6

10x 30-minute live webinars covering:

  • What to expect in each part of the exam; 
  • The best tricks and techniques for exam success;
  • Honing of reading comprehension sub-skills:
    • Understanding short texts
    • Scanning for detail
    • Reading for gist
    • Understanding words in context
    • Understanding grammatical forms
  • Guided practice;
  • Individual, free practice;
  • Guided homework correction;
  • Q and A sessions;
  • Review of level-appropriate grammar, vocabulary and functional language.

Plus complete webinar notes and post-webinar assignments.

Writing paper - parts 1 and 2

2x 30-minute live webinars covering:

  • Each of the different writing tasks;
  • The Cambridge marking criteria. (What Cambridge expects and how to deliver it!; 
  • Planning, time-management, and other techniques for exam success!
  • Development of writing sub-skills;
    • Write short, communicative texts
    • Write short narratives
  • Guided practice;
  • Individual, free practice;
  • Review of level-appropriate grammar, vocabulary, and functional language.

Plus:

complete webinar notes and post-webinar assignments.

correction* of 4 writing tasks by a certified Cambridge examiner

*with instructional feedback and scoring by marking categories

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