Exam Preparation Courses


The Cambridge ESOL General English suite of exams is recognized around the world by thousands of employers, universities and government ministries as proof of ability to use English. The Cambridge certificates never expire and do not need to be renewed — they are an achievement for life.


Of the main suite of examinations, IH Whistler offers preparatory programs for the First Certificate in English (FCE) for Mid-Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate students, and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) for Advanced students.  


FCE & CAE preparation courses consist of 25 hours per week* and are available for 9 - 12 week sessions beginning in January, March, June or September. Contact IH Whistler for specific course schedules and recommended start dates.



Cambridge English: First, also known as First Certificate in English (FCE), is an upper-intermediate level qualification. It proves you can use everyday written and spoken English for work or study purposes.


The demand for high-level English language skills is increasing all around the world. Passing Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is proof that you have a high-level achievement in English.




*Minimum students policy: The Cambridge FCE and CAE preparation courses are guaranteed to run at specific start dates throughout the year however a minimum number of 5 students per exam is required to run as a closed course. Due to the small size of our school, if there are less than 5 students per exam, the FCE and CAE courses will be run together. Additionally, in the case that there are fewer than 5 students enrolled, the course will run with a changed schedule as follows:


► 2 to 4 students: The students will be offered 2 hours of exam preparation following the standard 3 hours of General English lessons.

► 1 student: The student will be offered 1 hour of individual exam preparation following the standard 3 hours of General English lessons.



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