Cambridge Exam Preparation - CAE

Globe English Centre

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Course description

10 week preparation course for the Cambridge Advanced Examination (CAE).

Students follow our Core Programme in the morning sessions and prepare for the exam in the afternoons. . The aim of the course is to improve English, familiarise students with all exam components and to give practice in exam skills. All students do a mock exam, usually around week 8.

Homework: this is set regularly with a written task completed at least once a week.

It may be possible to follow this course for less than 10 weeks, please enquire for more information.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
10 weeks
Start dates
30 Mar 2020, 15 Jun 2020 and 21 Sep 2020
Classes per week
28 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 45 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
21 Dec 2020 - 01 Jan 2021

Class times

Morning session
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Morning session
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Afternoon session
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

Intermediate
High intermediate
Advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Exeter.

Class size

Average 3 students
Maximum 6 students

Student age

Age range 18 years old and older
Average 25 years old
(30 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

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based on 7 reviews
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"A brilliant experience with working on myself"

Blanka Travnickova, student from Czech Republic

I would love to say that Globe English Centre is a beautiful place with very nice people. They are thoughtful, helpful, nice, pleasant and they also consider any of your needs at any time. I enjoyed classes with well prepared teachers. The location of school is brilliant, right next to the heart of the city. Not only rooms are cozy but also the backyard garden, which is perfect for spending breaks and socializing with other students. The school organizes an activity for a weekday as well as Saturdays. I was very happy with them too. Housing was handy, just right next to the school building. I had a nice room for my own use and I was satisfied with it. There was nothing to worry about, all my four weeks were perfect!

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My ratings for this school

Quality of teaching
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School location
Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
17 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was very good!!"

Nayara Mariano Soares da Silva, student from Angola

I really liked the school. The teachers and the class are very good. The activities are very good, my favorite activity was the bowling, it was very funny, the house is very comfortable and Exeter City is very safe, calm, small but very good with a lot of thing to see and do and the people in Exeter are very kind and friendly.

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My ratings for this school

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Housing
Duration of study
11 weeks
Date of study
19 Nov 2018 - 8 Feb 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was amazing. I improved my English and met new people. I'm happy I did this experience"

Alice Sivieri, student from Italy

I liked my classes; it was beautiful spending time with my classmates and I enjoyed learning new things. The teachers were good, they were nice and ready to help us in every situation. I liked some activities more than others; the trip to Cardiff was amazing, I loved the castle we went in and the city centre, it was really fun. I didn't like the trip to the abbey - I thought it was boring and not interesting. The activities in the afternoon were fun and helped us being all together! My favourite one was the trip to the music hill, it's been a dream come true to write and record a song! The night activities were nice, and I liked the disco but I didn't like much Zumba while the karaoke was pretty fun.

My family was strange to me, my hosting parents were very nice and kind, but they left me alone very usually and they didn't spend lot of time with me while I know lot of others hosting family did. My room was little but big enough for me, but the bed wasn't really clean. The first week I had to have dinner at home alone because they weren't there. My hosting sister and brothers basically didn't even speak to me. In the end my family was okay but I don't think that a little guy would find good with them.

Generally, my experience was amazing, I loved the school, I met so many people and we became really close friends, so I'm grateful for it. I'd totally do this again!

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My ratings for this school

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Housing
Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
6 Jul 2015 - 24 Jul 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It was a good experience. Thank you all :)"

Hamid Nahil T Alderi, student from Saudi Arabia

The classes made you feel very welcome and the teachers were very friendly and kind to me. They helped me a lot, and the host family was very nice to me. They helped me practice my English, and I felt very welcomed. I was very happy that the students were from other countries like me, so I didn't feel like it was only me who came from another country.

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My ratings for this school

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Housing
Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
8 Jun 2015 - 19 Jun 2015
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Great first experience. If I had to do it again it would be without hesitation!"

Ugo Antonia M Delecour, student from Belgium

This week-long experience in a foreign country away from my family and my friends brought me a lot both linguistically and culturally. I found it to be a very educational trip. It allowed me to discover new things.

About my English, I discovered new words while having fun.

A trip is interesting because we learn many things in a good atmosphere. There were not many of us, which was fine.
The language was not a barrier. It was a great time, the atmosphere was very good among the students.
The teachers were also very friendly.

About my accommodation - it was really nice. The place was nice, quiet and not so far from school. My hosts were kind and friendly towards me. Thank you to them.

The stay was too short. Smiles on the faces of students and their eagerness to provide feedback to those around them when they return from traveling is much more interesting than any official statements on the need to maintain and develop these kind of initiatives.

If I had to do it again, it would be without hesitation. Hoping the next trip can be as successful as the first, with many more discoveries.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
4 Aug 2014 - 8 Aug 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Nice people and well-designed program for a children."

Dina Bader J Alnakhli, student from Saudi Arabia

The teachers have good experience with children and they know how to handle them. The management is flexible and the program was enjoyable for children, as it has activities which encourage them to learn with full interest. The classes are ok. The building a little bit old but clean.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
2 weeks
Date of study
26 May 2014 - 13 Jun 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Excellent"

Shaima Alhaidary, student from Saudi Arabia

The classes were clean and nice. The location was far but we didn't feel the long distance. The activities were amazing. I really loved it . Everything was nice.

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
17 Jun 2013 - 21 Jun 2013
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
housing

Housing

Globe English Centre offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay Adult - Single-person room - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

A$ 322
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 meals per week)
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, carpet, and heating
Distance to school: 10 - 30 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 322
Our families follow the English UK Code of Practice in accordance with the British Council and British
Authority recommendations. Families provide a comfortable heated bedroom and offer breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal. They will do some light laundry on a weekly basis if required.

Families never have 2 students of the same mother tongue unless the students ask to share with a friend or family members. We select families for the comfort of their homes, their kindness and the quality of their welcome. Many of our families are personally known to our staff. Families are within walking distance of approximately 30 minutes/2.80 kms and on a bus route.

Homestay Plus - Single-person room - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

A$ 478
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (21 meals per week)
Facilities: Carpet, hardwood, and heating
Distance to school: 15 - 30 minutes
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 478
Host Family Plus gurantees a higher standard of home and welcome. A private bathroom must be requested ion booking and cannot be guaranteed in busy periods.

Our families follow the English UK Code of Practice in accordance with the British Council and British
Authority recommendations. Families provide a comfortable heated bedroom and offer breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal. They will do some light laundry on a weekly basis if required.

Families never have 2 students of the same mother tongue unless the students ask to share with a friend or family members. We select families for the comfort of their homes, their kindness and the quality of their welcome. Many of our families are personally known to our staff. Families are within walking distance of approximately 30 minutes/2.80 kms and on a bus route.
apartment

Shared Apartment - Single-person room - No meals

A$ 291
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Housing type: Shared apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, carpet, and heating
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 291
Students may book a room in one of our self catering apartments. They will have a private bedroom and share the kitchen and bathroom with 1- 3 other students. Apartments are next to the school and include free wi-fi. They are fully furnished and equipped, and towels and bedding are provided.

Private apartment 1-3 people - No meals

A$ 780
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Exeter
Housing type: Private apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, carpet, hardwood, heating, and garden
Distance to school: 1 - 15 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 780
The Globe owns 11 self-catering apartments, 10 of which are located on campus and 1 is just 5 minutes' walk from the School. We also offer another 5 off-campus apartments which are located 20-30 minutes' walk from the Globe. All Globe apartments comprise a minimum of 1-2 double and/or twin bedrooms, a living room with a TV/DVD, a kitchen with cooking facilities and utensils. There is free WiFi internet access in all apartments.
Clean bed linen and towels are provided in all Globe apartments
None of the apartment facilities are shared with the other occupants of the building.

Private apartment 4-5 people - No meals

A$ 1,040
weekly
Age range: 18 years old and older
Location: In the city center of Exeter
Housing type: Private apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Kitchen, laundry, wireless internet, free internet, tV room, carpet, hardwood, heating, and garden
Distance to school: 1 - 15 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 1,040
The Globe owns 11 self-catering apartments, 10 of which are located on campus and 1 is just 5 minutes' walk from the School. We also offer another 5 off-campus apartments which are located 20-30 minutes' walk from the Globe. All Globe apartments comprise a minimum of 1-2 double and/or twin bedrooms, a living room with a TV/DVD, a kitchen with cooking facilities and utensils. There is free WiFi internet access in all apartments.
Clean bed linen and towels are provided in all Globe apartments
None of the apartment facilities are shared with the other occupants of the building.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

If you are studying in the UK for over 11 months, you will receive a reference number called a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that you need to submit to the UK embassy along with your General Student Visa application. Students who have successfully booked a language course and have paid their fees will receive a CAS from . Please note that UK law states that a CAS can only be issued to students who intend to pursue English language studies for over 11 months.

If you are studying in the UK for 11 months or less, you have to apply for a special visitor visa called a Student Visitor Visa. As a student visitor, you will not be able to work part-time while studying. If you plan to study in the UK for 11 months or less, a letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged £ 80 when you register.

Learn more about how to get a UK visa »

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Exeter based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

Learn more about our insurance plan »

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