​​​​C1 Advanced preparation smart-course

Calmer. Quicker. Smarter.

Pass the C1 Advanced with flying colours: Learn all the tips, tricks and skills you need in our 19-hour C1 Advanced preparation smart-course.

The course outline

The smart-course includes:

  • 4 hours of group lessons with a professional, native speaker teacher
  • 15 hours of engaging webinars, curated by a team of experienced teachers.
  • Correction of 5 writing tasks by a Cambridge examiner
  • A wealth of self-study resources to deepen knowledge of pertinent grammar and vocabulary

All for just €119* per person!

*price goes up to €139 on 1st December 2020.

Additional required materials.

Students are required to purchase a copy of C1 Advanced Trainer 2. The resources from this book will be used throughout the course. The book costs around €27, 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 C1 Advanced exam and give an overview of the goals and structure of the course ahead.

Listening paper - parts 1-4

8x 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 detail
    • Deducing meaning from context
    • Listening for gist, global understanding
    • Inferring attitude, feeling, mood
    • Predicting
  • 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;
    • Inferring attitude, feeling, mood 
    • Using interactive strategies 
    • Summarising
    • Paraphrasing
    • Discourse management
    • Negotiation
  • 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 and Use of English paper - parts 1-7

16x 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:
    • Reading for detail 
    • Reading for gist
    • Deducing meaning from context
    • Note-taking
    • Skimming
    • Scanning
    • Inferring attitude, feeling, mood 
    • Predicting
  • 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

5x 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;
    • Cohesion
    • Proofreading
    • Editing 
    • Summarising 
    • Paraphrasing
  • Guided practice;
  • Individual, free practice;
  • Review of level-appropriate grammar, vocabulary and functional language.

Plus:

complete webinar notes and post-webinar assignments.

correction* of 5 writing tasks by a certified Cambridge examiner

*with instructional feedback and scoring by marking categories

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