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Our intensive exam preparation courses deliver results rapidly by personalising the course to your academic needs and exam goals. Our exam specialist teachers can help you prepare for English exams like IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge and also university and work exams.

Using the Homelingua Advanced Learning System we can deliver results and progress much faster than other study methods.

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English Level: A2 Elementary to C2 Proficiency

Ages: 18+

Suitable for: All students preparing for a college, university or company English exam

Dates: Year-round January – December

Study hours: 15, 20, 25 or 30 hours per week

Adult immersion exam preparation courses

  • Cambridge (KET, PET, First/FCE, Advanced/CAE, CPE)
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL iBT
  • TOEIC
  • Business exams (BEC, BULATS)
  • Work exams

Learning outcomes of the course

  • Living and learning English at your teacher’s home means you make maximum progress quickly
  • Maximise your exam performance
  • Learn effective exam techniques
  • Study the format of the test and how to best answer questions
  • Develop your time-management skills and ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Develop independent study skills

Homelingua Advanced Learning System

Personalising the course to your needs

Your teacher will assess your level of English at the beginning of the course and plan a personalised exam course for you. The teacher will focus on language points and skills you find difficult and help make the maximum progress possible. Our teachers can also customise the course based on your study goals, interests and hobbies, language needs and other special requests.

Isidora – 31 years old from Spain

Bucksmore Homelingua student profiles

  • English level: B2 Upper-intermediate
  • Course: Cambridge First (FCE) exam preparation
  • Teacher: Ruth
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon

A few years ago, Isidora had taken the Cambridge Preliminary (PET) exam to pass her master’s degree. She was now looking to pass the Cambridge First (FCE) exam to improve her job prospects. Isidora studied on a 4 week exam preparation course with Ruth in Plymouth. The student likes nature, walking and playing musical instruments and Homelingua matched her with a teacher that shared the same interests.

Course price includes

  • Personalised course with an experienced and qualified teacher
  • Accommodation in the home of the teacher with private bedroom
  • All meals taken at home
  • 2 half-day trips or activities per week and one full-day weekend trip for courses of more than 2 weeks
  • Study materials for use during the stay
  • Personalised end of course report
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Insurance

Adult immersion course fees

United Kingdom

London

Ireland

Per week 1:1 2:1 (pp) 1:1 2:1 (pp) 1:1 2:1 (pp)
Weekend £475 £350 £510 £370 €620 €440
15 hours £950 £665 £1040 £730 €1230 €860
20 hours £1040 £750 £1140 £810 €1380 €965
25 hours £1140 £830 £1240 £890 €1530 €1070
30 hours £1250 £910 £1340 £970 €1680 €1175

Notes

1 lesson hour is 60 minutes

Lessons are usually in the morning, however, a flexible timetable is possible

A week is 7 days, 6 nights

Transfers to/from the teacher’s nominated airport is £120 / €100 one-way

Non-EFL courses and courses taught in the Republic of Ireland are not accredited by the British Council

Please read the course terms and conditions page for full details

Please view our welfare policy and student supervision policies

Related courses

Homelingua IELTS Preparation Course

IELTS Preparation Course

TOEFL iBT Preparation Course

TOEFL iBT Preparation Course

Sample
Timetable


An example of an exam preparation course timetable.

Morning Afternoon Evening
Sunday Arrival Arrival & Settling In Dinner & Meeting the Family
Monday Needs Analysis & Course Design Review of Exam Format & Requirements Orientation in the Local Area Traditional Fish & Chip Supper Presentation Preparation
Tuesday Reading Skills: Speed Reading and Predicting Practice with Newspaper Texts Excursion with your tutor: Local shopping trip Dinner & Relax with the Family Film Night
Wednesday Speaking Skills: Presentation Delivery & Feedback Conversation & Discussion Practice Exam Practice: Past Paper & Review Speaking Test Practice Dinner & Relax with the Family Presentation Preparation
Thursday Listening Skills: Signposting Words in Listening Excursion with your Tutor: Visit to the Coast Dinner & Relax with the Family Writing an Essay Plan
Friday Writing & Study Skills: Recording & Reviewing Vocabulary Free Time in the Local Area Grammar & Vocabulary Review Cooking Dinner with your Tutor Dinner & Relax with the Family
Saturday Excursion with your Tutor: City Centre Visit & Shopping Excursion with your Tutor: City Centre Visit & Shopping Farewell dinner with the Family
Sunday
Morning
Arrival
Afternoon
Arrival & Settling In
Evening
Dinner & Meeting the Family
Monday
Morning
Needs Analysis & Course Design Review of Exam Format & Requirements
Afternoon
Orientation in the Local Area
Evening
Traditional Fish & Chip Supper Presentation Preparation
Tuesday
Morning
Reading Skills: Speed Reading and Predicting Practice with Newspaper Texts
Afternoon
Excursion with your tutor: Local shopping trip
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family Film Night
Wednesday
Morning
Speaking Skills: Presentation Delivery & Feedback Conversation & Discussion Practice
Afternoon
Exam Practice: Past Paper & Review Speaking Test Practice
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family Presentation Preparation
Thursday
Morning
Listening Skills: Signposting Words in Listening
Afternoon
Excursion with your Tutor: Visit to the Coast
Evening
Dinner & Relax with the Family Writing an Essay Plan
Friday
Morning
Writing & Study Skills: Recording & Reviewing Vocabulary
Afternoon
Free Time in the Local Area Grammar & Vocabulary Review
Evening
Cooking Dinner with your Tutor Dinner & Relax with the Family
Saturday
Morning
Excursion with your Tutor: City Centre Visit & Shopping
Afternoon
Excursion with your Tutor: City Centre Visit & Shopping
Evening
Farewell dinner with the Family

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