Exam Courses

Having a foreign language certificate in your portfolio or on your c.v. can provide a cutting edge when it comes to job interviews or performance reviews. Our afterwork exam preparation courses are available in various formats to help clients polish their Cambridge, Goethe, CELI, DELE & DELF/DALF skills

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Business English Certificates (BEC Higher)

The Cambridge English Business Certificates are a suite of three examinations (Preliminary, Vantage and Higher) designed to test English language ability used in the context of business. They are suitable for students who are either preparing for a career in business or already in work. LSI offers exam preparation courses for the Cambridge English Business Higher exam (BEC H) at the C1 level.

  • 3 lessons of 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evening weekly for 30 weeks
  • Intermediate to Advanced level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: English
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Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 6 lessons

This examination is intended for people who have an advanced level of English and who need to use the language on a daily basis. In this examination, practical use of language is stressed, such as skim reading reports for important information, contributing effectively to meetings and seminars, writing memos for colleagues or more formal business correspondence. The CAE is the Cambridge Certificate is accepted internationally as proof of an advanced level of competence in English and can put the icing on the cake of your c.v. Our courses are designed to prepare you for all 4 parts of the exam (Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking), to let you sit the exam with confidence.

  • 6 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 2 evenings weekly for 12, 20 or 30 weeks
  • Intermediate level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: English
Prices

First Certificate in English (FCE) - 6 lessons

The First Certificate is the most popular of the Cambridge examinations, and can lead to new opportunities professionally and in further education. Our courses are designed to prepare you for all 4 parts of the exam (Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking), to let you sit the exam with confidence.

  • 6 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 2 evenings weekly for 12, 20 or 30 weeks
  • Intermediate level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: English
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Goethe-Zertifikat C1

The Goethe-Zertifikat C1 calls for very advanced language skills and certifies that you have the necessary competence in German to pursue studies in Higher Education. It corresponds to the C1 level on the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Our examination course is designed to provide you with a complete preparation (reading, writing, listening and speaking) for this exam.

  • 3 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evening weekly
  • Advanced level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: German
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Goethe-Zertifikat B2

The Goethe-Zertifikat B2 requires advanced language skills and demonstrates that you have the language skills required for employment purposes. The examination corresponds to the B2 level of the six-level scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Our examination course is designed to provide you with a complete preparation (reading, writing, listening and speaking) for this exam.

  • 3 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evening weekly
  • Upper Intermediate level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: German
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Goethe-Zertifikat B1

The Goethe-Zertifikat B1 demonstrates that you have a sound intermediate knowledge of German and possess the language skills required to deal with a wide variety of every day situations. The examination corresponds to the B1 level of the scale of competence laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Our examination course is designed to provide you with a complete preparation (reading, writing, listening and speaking) for this exam.

  • 3 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evening weekly
  • Intermediate level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: German
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DELE Examinations

The DELE B1 exam certifies candidates’ capacity to understand the gist of clear texts, in standard language, if they involve well-known topics related to work, studies or leisure. It also certifies students’ ability to deal with most situations that occur while travelling in areas where Spanish is spoken; to produce simple and coherent texts about familiar topics, or topics of personal interest; and lastly to be able to describe experiences, events, wishes and hopes, as well as to be able to briefly express opinions or explain plans. Our exam courses are designed to prepare you for every aspect of this examination.

The DELE B2 exam certifies students’ ability to interact with native speakers with a sufficient degree of fluency and spontaneity to enable easy and natural communication between interlocutors; produce clear and detailed texts about diverse topics, as well as defend an opinion about general topics, expressing the pros and cons for each argument; and lastly, understand the gist of complex texts about both concrete and abstract topics, including technical texts, provided they are within the candidate’s area of expertise. Our exam courses are designed to prepare you for every aspect of this examination.

The DELE C1 exam certifies sufficient linguistic competence to understand a wide variety of lengthy, and somewhat demanding texts, as well as to grasp implicit meaning in the same; to express themselves fluently and spontaneously without apparent effort to find the right words; to be able to use the language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; and finally, to be able to produce clear, well-structured and detailed texts about topics of some complexity, correctly using mechanisms of organization, articulation and cohesion in the text. Our exam courses are designed to prepare you for every aspect of this examination.

  • 3 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evening weekly for 30 weeks
  • Intermediate to Advanced level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: Spanish
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CELI Examinations

CELI 3 (B2) When travelling in Italy, you can generally express yourself with ease; in unexpected situations you can react and communicate well. With the CELI 3 you can study at Italian universities.

CELI 4 (C1) After completing this course you will be able to communicate proficiently, for example, in situations that you are not prepared for and interact fluently in study or work environments.

CELI 5 (C2) Being able to reliably and efficiently express yourself on complex topics and, depending on the context, correctly interpret nuances in meaning in the communicative goal of this course.

  • 3 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evening weekly for 30 weeks
  • Intermediate to Advanced level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: Italian
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DELF/DALF Examinations

The DELF B1 certificate is recognised by the French Ministry for Education and demonstrates your skills in the French language at the intermediate level. You will develop your knowledge and confidence with French and prepare for the exam using exercises similar to those which you will encounter in the test. School level French is the minimum requirement for participation in this LSI examination course. The examination takes 1 hour & 45 minutes.

The DELF B2 certificate is recognised by the French Ministry for Education and demonstrates your skills in the French language at the upper-intermediate level. You will develop your knowledge and confidence with French and prepare for the exam using exercises similar to those which you will encounter in the test. The examination takes 2 hours & 30 minutes.

The DALF C1 is an advanced French diploma, pitched to correspond with the CEFR C1 level.  It is structured the same way as the DELF examinations. The diploma, issued by the French department of education, grants people access to a French university without an additional language test. The examination takes 4 hours.

The DALF C2 is an advanced French diploma, pitched to correspond with the CEFR C2 level.  It is structured the same way as the DELF examinations. The diploma, issued by the French department of education, and like the DELF C1 exam grants people access to a French university without an additional language test. The examination takes 3 hours & 30 minutes.

  • 3 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evening weekly for 30 weeks
  • Intermediate to Advanced level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: French
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Exam Preparation with Blended e-Learning Flex

Our blended learning courses are designed for clients who are not able to come to class every week.  Our Flex course offers in class teaching every 2 weeks. In between classes you can access course content online and use the online forum to stay in contact with your class teacher and fellow students.

LSI offers blended learning preparation courses for the FCE & CAE examinations.

  • 1 evening session every 2 weeks for 30 weeks
  • Each evening session: 3 lessons of 45 minutes
  • Intermediate to Advanced level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: English
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Business English Certificates (BEC Vantage)

The Cambridge English Business Certificates are a suite of three examinations (Preliminary, Vantage and Higher) designed to test English language ability used in the context of business. They are suitable for students who are either preparing for a career in business or already in work. LSI offers exam preparation courses for the Cambridge English Business Vantage exam (BEC V) at the B2 level.

  • 3 lessons of 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evening weekly for 30 weeks
  • Intermediate to Advanced level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: English
Prices

Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

This examination is the most famous, the oldest, and also the most demanding of the Cambridge examinations. Our course is designed for students who already have a high level of proficiency in English. The CPE meets the admission requirements of many universities and is highly regarded by companies and institutions. To pass the exam is an exceptional achievement fon any non-nativre speaker of English. Our courses are designed to prepare you for all 4 parts of the exam (Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking), to let you sit the exam with confidence.

  • 3 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evening weekly for 30 weeks
  • Advanced level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: English
Prices

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 3 lessons

This examination is intended for people who have an advanced level of English and who need to use the language on a daily basis. In this examination, practical use of language is stressed, such as skim reading reports for important information, contributing effectively to meetings and seminars, writing memos for colleagues or more formal business correspondence. The CAE is the Cambridge Certificate is accepted internationally as proof of an advanced level of competence in English and can put the icing on the cake of your c.v. Our courses are designed to prepare you for all 4 parts of the exam (Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking), to let you sit the exam with confidence.

  • 3 lessons à 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evenings weekly for 12, 20 or 30 weeks
  • Intermediate level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: English
Prices

First Certificate in English (FCE) - 3 lessons

The First Certificate is the most popular of the Cambridge examinations, and can lead to new opportunities professionally and in further education. Our courses are designed to prepare you for all 4 parts of the exam (Reading and Use of English, Writing, Listening and Speaking), to let you sit the exam with confidence.

  • 3 lesson of 45 minutes per week
  • 1 evenings weekly for 12, 20 or 30 weeks
  • Intermediate level
  • Participants: maximum 8
  • Age: 16+

Languages: English
Prices

Courses

Intensive Courses

Intensive Courses

Learn German during the day, Mondays - Fridays

Evening Courses

Evening Courses

Once a week for English. German, French, Italian & Spanish

Exam Courses

Exam Courses

Vorbereitung für Cambridge, Goethe, DELF/DALF, CELI & DELE Examen

Premium Courses

Premium Courses

Individual teaching or in small groups of 2-3 participants