Nuevos cursos este año

Ofrecemos algunas novedades este año:

Preparación del PET en dos horarios: 

  • martes y jueves a las 19:40
  • martes y jueves a las 10:50 
  • los viernes a las 18:40

Preparación para el final de nivel B1-B2. Es para alumnos que quieren certificar un nivel B1+ y para los que necesitan perfeccionar la gramática de nivel intermedio. Sobre todo es un paso para mejorar en fluidez (rapidez y precisión).

También es muy útil para los que en el futuro necesitan el FIRST pero no tienen el nivel para alcanzarlo en un año. Es la mitad de la gramática para FIRST y una buena puntuación sirve para certificar el nivel B2.

First for Schools

Para adolescentes con nivel B1-B2 y B2. Es un curso de dos años que combina la metodología especial de The Warehouse (grupos pequeños, concursos, juegos para fomentar el habla) con un enfoque hacia un exam oficial que les permite estudiar un grado en inglés en la Universidad o hacer un año de Erasmus.

Más de lo de siempre:

Inglés General niveles A2 a B2:

  1. Inglés General A2
  2. Inglés General B1
  3. Inglés General B1-B2
  4. Inglés General B2

Preparación de exámenes niveles B1, B2, C1, C2

  1. Preparación del PET
  2. Preparación de First Certificate
  3. Preparación de Advanced Certificate
  4. Preparación de Proficiency Certificate

Clases de conversación basadas en temas distintos cada clase

  • Tea Time conversation

Clases sin libro y muy dinámicas para niños y adolescentes divididas por nivel y edad 

  • 1° y 2° de primaria
  • 3° y 4° de primaria
  • 5° y 6° de primaria según nivel
  • 1° y 2° de secundaria según nivel
  • 3° y 4° de secundaria según nivel
  • Bachillerato según nivel

Si tienen interés en saber más acerca de nuestras clases no dudes en contactarnos en el 629736023

New Scoring System by Cambridge English for KET, PET, FCE, CAE, and CPE

New Scoring System by Cambridge English for KET, PET, FCE, CAE, and CPE

For those of you who aren’t aware of the changes recently made by Cambridge English Language Assessment, Cambridge has changed their grading scale as well as their FCE and CAE exams for 2015.

One critique about the old exam was its letter grades and «pass/fail» quality.

Employers and students now want to know where they rank amongst fellow employees and other job candidates. A higher score allows students to stand out from the crowd.

The score also allows for comparison with other exams, which gives students more options in terms of Cambridge Exams’ use.

The changes give you a number on a scale that goes from 80 to 230.

numerical score cambridge

The New Scores will look like this:
• 122 to 190 for Cambridge English: First
• 142 to 210 for Cambridge English: Advanced
• 162 to 230 for Cambridge English: Proficiency

What is a passing mark in each exam?

  • First Certificate: 160
  • Advanced Certificate: 180
  • Proficiency Certificate: 200

Anything below these marks will be deemed at a lower level than the test demands. Anything higher than:

180 for the First Certificate, 200 for the Advanced Certificate and 220 for the Proficiency Certificate mean that the student passed the exam with

  • A C1 level in the First Certificate
  • A C2 level in the Advanced Certificate
  • A HIGH C2 level in the Proficiency Certificate

While these recognitions have existed for some time now, the new numerical system shows you how close you are to acheiving those goals better than ever.

For more information on the test and how it’s scored, check out Cambridge’s Factsheet.

The Warehouse Madrid now offers First Certificate Prep during the week as well as Advanced Prep. We’ve also opened a Proficiency Course on Fridays. For more information on our courses visit our website or call us at 917550978.

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First Certificate: Why it should be your FIRST official certification in English

fce-logoWhile there are many certifications available for Spanish speakers who would like to certify their English level, Cambridge ESOL examinations offers three exams: First, CAE and CPE which seem to be the gold standard on this peninsula and for travel around Europe. Here’s why:

1. The Spanish Ministry of Education accepts them

Teaching in bilingual schools is all the rage in Spain and you can’t even be considered for over half the schools in Madrid if you don’t have English certification. Also, it avoids having to submit oneself to the arbitrary whims of a selection committee and is valid for more than just teaching in public schools: it is recognized in charter (concertados) and private schools as well.

2. Your boss or future boss has heard of them

As an English teacher, every once in a while someone will ask about an exam I’ve never heard of because such and such a program ONLY accepts it, or they’ve heard that it’s easier than the Cambridge exams. EVERYONE in Spain has heard of Cambridge and having the First Certificate, or the Advanced Certificate (never sign up for English classes that refer to this certificate as ADVANCE) can be the key to a face-to-face interview.

3. The format for the First Certificate is manageable (abordable)

Many exams are full of different sections and just learning how to prepare for an English level exam can be dizzying. First Certificate is realistic in what it expects you to know about its exam. Also, the format for First Certificate differs very little from the Advanced Certificate or the Proficiency Certificate, so once you feel familiar with the First Certificate, you’ll know the format for the higher level exams.

4. Cambridge has improved upon its grading scale and gives you a universal number as a reference to your level

Employers can now look at your number and compare it to other tests, giving them a better idea of how your English level compares to others who took different exams. Also, employers can recognize progress in an employee beyond a “pass/fail” evaluation.

5. Spain has “titulitis”

We all know it and it’s unfortunate, but it’s true. To avoid being “descartado” or written off even before you get to the first interview, cross your “t’s” and dot your “i’s” on your résumé, which includes having some type of English certification. You won’t regret it.

For more information regarding our courses please visit our website or call us at 917550978. We’d love to hear from you.