Cambridge Exam VS IELTS: What is The Difference & Which One is For You

Cambridge Exam VS IELTS: What is The Difference & Which One is For You

Did you know that we offer exam preparation classes? Nowadays, it is not rare for universities or employers to require a certain test score proving your level of English. But which test should you take? What are the differences? Here’s a quick guide to help you understand the differences between the Cambridge exams and the IELTS.

Here at inlingua Edinburgh, you can prepare for the FCE, CAE, CPE or the IELTS. But what do these letters stand for?

  • FCE = First Certificate in English, (aka Cambridge English: First)
  • CAE = Certificate in Advanced English (aka Cambridge English: Advanced)
  • CPE = Certificate of Proficiency in English (aka Cambridge English Proficiency)
  • IELTS = International English Language Testing System.

While both the Cambridge exams and the IELTS test all four major English skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking, there are quite a few differences between them.

The main difference between the Cambridge tests and the IELTS is that while there is only one IELTS for every level, the Cambridge tests are level-oriented. FCE is for an upper-intermediate, B2 level qualification, the CAE is a C1 qualification exam and the CPE is for a C2 proficiency level.

Now let’s look at the ways in which they are assessed.

Despite their differences, one test is not more difficult than the other. You might find the Cambridge tests more interesting than the IELTS, which is a bit more academic, but it doesn’t mean that one is easier than the other.

Whether you need to do it to apply to the university of your choice, to get that job you have been after for a while or just because you want to boost your CV, book a class now at inlingua and pass that exam with flying colours!

All our Exam Preparation packages here

[New!] Daytime Language Courses!

[New!] Daytime Language Courses!

Due to very high demand we have decided to launch daytime language courses. The new term will start in March 2018. The lessons will take place once per week from 9:30 am to 11am for beginners. You will be able to choose from:

  • Gaelic (Thursday)
  • German (Wednesday)
  • Italian (Friday)
  • Japanese (Tuesday)
  • Russian (Thursday)
  • Spanish (Monday)

How much is it? 

The full cost is £180 per term (£15 per lesson including all course materials (book and CD for beginners) and refreshments.

 

Why choose us?

Our language centre is centrally located in Edinburgh’s West End and has a relaxed yet professional atmosphere for an enjoyable learning experience. inlingua’s world-renowned teaching method was established in 1968 and has been proven to get results time and time again. We offer lessons in small groups (max. 10 per class). Our qualified teachers are all native speakers of the target language. We make sure you will have a lot of speaking practice We offer classes for all abilities – no mixed-level groups

Study at inlingua for less with 10% off with no booking fee!

Study at inlingua for less with 10% off with no booking fee!

Book an English course taking place between now and the end of April and get 10% off with no booking fee!*

Brush up your English skills before the summer by signing up to one of our intensive English courses. Enjoy the best Edinburgh has to offer in low season and practise your English in small groups of no more than 10 students!

*To take advantage of this offer please quote “InlinguaApril10” when booking.

Terms & conditions:

  1. Offer valid on English Half Day Group and English Half Day Group + afternoon courses
  2. Courses must end before 30th April 2017
  3. Students may continue their course after 30th April 2017 and the usual tuition rate will apply
  4. Discount can not be applied in conjunction with any other offer
  5. Offer valid on tuition only (not accommodation)
  6. Offer not valid on courses already booked
  7. Our usual terms & conditions apply
New Evening Term for Languages Starting January 2018!

New Evening Term for Languages Starting January 2018!

Our new term for evening language classes will begin on 22nd January 2018

Our language centre is centrally located in Edinburgh’s West End and has a relaxed yet professional atmosphere for an enjoyable learning experience. We also provide free tea & coffee, Wi-Fi and a comfortable student’s lounge. inlingua’s world-renowned teaching method was established in 1968 and has been proven to get results time and time again.

  • Lessons in small groups (max. 10 per class)
  • Qualified teachers who are all native speakers of the target language
  • A lot of speaking practice
  • All course materials included (including a book and CD for beginners)
  • Classes for all abilities – no mixed-level groups
Click here to see a full list of the languages we offer!

 

Timetable 22nd January – 12th April 2018

Our language lessons take place once per week from 18.30 – 20.00

The full cost is £180 per term (£15 per evening incl. material and refreshments)

Contact us to enrol!

Try lessons in a selection of our languages for free!

Visit us on one of our Open Evenings and try a class for yourself!  Open Evenings on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th January 2018. Before the term begins we invite you to come and try a 45-minute lesson at our language centre. If your language doesn’t appear on the list, feel free to come along to chat with a teacher and have a look around!

Monday 15th January:

  • Croatian (18:00)
  • German (18:00)
  • Polish (18:00)
  • Spanish (18:00)
  • Russian (19:00)
  • Portuguese (19:00)
  • Italian (19:00)
  • French (19:00)
  • Japanese (19:00)

Tuesday 16th January:

  • German (18:00)
  • Norwegian (18:00)
  • Turkish (18:00)
  • Gaelic (19:00)
  • Swedish (19:00)
Book your tickets here!
🔥 Black Friday 2017 is TOMORROW: Get 20% Off! 🔥

🔥 Black Friday 2017 is TOMORROW: Get 20% Off! 🔥

Black Friday, the shopping extravaganza, is TOMORROW. The monster shopping event, which started in the US, is a major date in the UK’s shopping calendar as people snap up bargains in preparation for Christmas. This year we wanted to offer you a very special deal!

Friday 24th November Only!

 

Get 20% off and no booking fee on any daytime English course booking of one week or more.

How can I get the 20% discount?

Please contact us via our website or call us and quote the code #BlackFriday2017

Terms and conditions

  • Daytime courses only
  • Booking for courses taking place in 2017 or 2018
  • Maximum of 3 students per booking
  • Application form needs to be received by midnight on Friday 24 November 2017
  • Payment needs to be received by midnight on Monday 27 November 2017