Fuel your passion for the language with a unique 4 month challenge to reach advanced
Intimate groups of 4-6 learners per intake to maximise learning opportunities
LIVE SESSIONS & VIDEOS
27 Sessions with expert tutors and 30+ videos tutorials of skills and strategies
3 group and 1 private coaching sessions with Tyler
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF :
You want to improve your current language ability
You believe that there is more than "good enough"
You want to boost your confidence and become an advanced communicator in all aspects
You are passionate about the language and want to delve deeper into it
You would like to teach higher level students with ease and increase your prices
You want proof of your competence, not only for yourself, but for potential employers and students
You need clear structure, guidance and measurable results in your studies
You want to be a part of a stimulating tribe of like-minded learners
What makes us different is that we provide you with the tools to gain the confidence in your knowledge and skills as a learner
Through guided lessons and coaching sessions, you learn skills that help you to become a more advanced and self aware communicator in English
BY THE END OF THIS COURSE YOU WILL:
Have a clear understanding of the exam's structure, criteria and all the intricacies of the tasks
Have improved your language on all fronts and gained confidence in your abilities
Learn the strategies on how to crush the exam
Sharpen your mindset and levelled up
Be ready for new challenges
What language level do I need to join the course?
To begin studying for this course, you must be at least a strong B2 level (FCE Pass B / IELTS 6.0)
What if I haven't passed FCE or any other Cambridge exams before? Can I join the course?
Yes, you can take a mock exam and if you score strong B2 level you can join the course.
What if I don't want to take the CAE exam at the end?
You don't have to take the exam, you can join the course just to improve your English
What time are the live sessions?
We negotiate the most suitable time for all group participants once the group is full, classes are 2-3 times per week
Can I pay for the course in installments?
Yes, you can pay in 2 installments
Will you walk us through the course book page by page?
No. We use a course book for the basis of the curriculum and assign you self-study homework. Our live sessions focus on developing the skills necessary for the exam.
How many hours per week do I need to study?
We recommend allocating at least 5 hours per week for studies outside the classroom. When it gets closer to your exam date, you might want to increase this to 7-8 hours per week.
I need this!
16 Week Course
27 Live sessions
60-minute live sessions on Zoom with tutors once or twice per week
of guided self-study with tasks, videos and quizzes in addition to live sessions
4 highly qualified tutors with 4-6 Participants
HOW THE COURSE IS STRUCTURED:
You do a complete test at the beginning to see where your strengths and weaknesses are so you know what to allocate more time towards during the course.
We meet for a group coaching session to establish goals and define our purpose for learning. This serves as your compass for your journey.
Understanding the exam
We have weekly speaking and listening sessions which walk you through each part of the exam, step by step. Once every two weeks, you have vocabulary sessions to equip you with the most useful chunks, and writing sessions to give you a full strategy for approaching the exam tasks and formulate logical responses.
At the same time you are given access to our platform with a series of videos, quizzes and tasks that walk you through the exam to help you to understand the exam requirements and get more practice for each question type. You meet with your classmates for regular discussion outside of the classroom & submit your own writing tasks for feedback.
Mid-term group coaching session
We check up on our goals to see how we are progressing, work on any blockages, and reorient ourselves for the next stage of the course.
We do one more mock exam to apply the skills we have learnt thus far and see how we are progressing. You get feedback on your performance.
Sharpening our skills
In the second section of the course, the live sessions focus the skills you need to achieve a high score in the exam, such as strategies for dealing with problematic partners in the speaking exam, cohesion and coherence in writing, etc. Self and group study continues here as well.
Last group coaching
Here we check in again to see how far we have progressed, what has helped us to become more proficient language learners, and how we can apply these skills in the future.
You do one more complete mock test to see how well you would perform under exam conditions and you receive your feedback.
1:1 coaching session
You will have a 1:1 coaching session before the exam with Tyler to make sure you are in your best state and ready to rock 🚀
In total you will have:
10 live sessions for speaking and listening skills development (60 minutes each)
10 live vocabulary sessions (60 minutes each)
4 live writing sessions (60 minutes each)
30+ Videos on the platform that walk you through exam
3 Coaching sessions
This is a learner-driven course so you are expected to meet up with your classmates outside of the live sessions to complete additional tasks!
I'm ready to join!
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MEET YOUR TUTORS
ESL Teacher, CELTA trainer, ACC Coach
Tyler Scharf is a teacher, trainer & motivational coach based in Istanbul. Born in Canada, he has 10 years of experience in the field of ELT. Throughout the years he had the chance to work in Russia, India and Turkey, where he got his full Delta and was working as a Celta & ICELT tutor, and with Oxford University Press. He is the founder and owner of Sharp English.
He is also a certified coach from Erickson International. He specialises in empowering teachers and learners to gain a clearer sense of self and develop confidence in their practice and learning.
In this course Tyler is delivering writing and coaching sessions as well as all the content in video lessons.
ESL Teacher, CELTA Trainer
Katy is a British teacher trainer, materials developer, and exam specialist with over a decade of experience in various schools and universities, including Istanbul Technical University, Sheffield University, and University of East London. Currently she is based in the UK, Sheffield.
She has also trained hundreds of teachers for Cambridge Celta, Oxford University Press, and Express Publishing. Katy has extensive experience in exam preparation and assessment, and she is known to have the most creative solutions for lesson planning and material design.
She has Delta M1, 2 and a BA in Journalism with honours.
In this course Katy is delivering Speaking/Listening sessions.
ESL Teacher, Delta Trainer
Siobhan Kizilkaya is a teacher, trainer, and former assessor for Cambridge. She is originally from the UK but is now based in Istanbul.
With decades of experience in the field of ELT, she has extensive expertise in training and assessment due to her roles as a teacher trainer for Cambridge Delta and ICELT courses, IELTS examiner.
In this course Siobhan is delivering Speaking/Listening sessions.
Maria is an ESL teacher and a lexical wizard whose passion for the language stretches back long before she started teaching in 2008. She has taught everything from general and business English to preparation for Cambridge and IELTS exams.
She graduated from a pedagogical university, obtained Pass A CAE in 2015, Pass A Celta in 2018, and a Pass A in CPE in 2020. She is based in Saint Petersburg.
In this course Maria is delivering vocabulary sessions.
Sberbank, Tinkoff and local transfers are also possible. Payment in 2 installments is possible. Get in touch with us for details!
30+ Self-Study videos, tasks and quizzes Life-long access to the online platform Feedback on 2 full writing tests Feedback on 2 speaking tests
27 Live Zoom Sessions 30+ Self-Study videos, tasks and quizzes WhatsApp group chat Life-long access to the online platform Feedback on 12 writing tasks Feedback on 12 discussion tasks 3 complete tests 3 Group Coaching sessions 1 Private Coaching session