FCE preparation course

Course description

Our exam preparation courses will help you to improve your chances of success in the exams. The preparation course will help you get ready for all the 4 papers of the exam: reading and use of English, writing, listening and speaking.

FCE is also useful preparation if you are working towards higher level exams, such as CAE (Certificate in Advanced English) and CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English).

Course key facts:


Upper Intermediate – Pre Advanced (B2)

Next FCE preparation courses in Varna

WINTER TERM 2019: Start 10 January 2019; Registration 11 - 19 January 2019

SPRING TERM 2019: Start 8 April 2019; Registration 1 - 6 April 2019

SUMMER TERM 2019: Start 8 July 2019; Registration 1 - 16 July 2019

AUTUMN TERM 2019: Start 19 September 2019; Registration 11 - 18 September 2019

Course duration

Autumn, Winter and Spring terms: 12 weeks

Summer term: 8 weeks


4 hours per week, 60 minutes each, during Autumn, Winter and Spring terms

6 hours per week, 60 minutes each, during the Summer term

Average class size

8 students

Maximum class size

12 students

Exam fee

380,00 leva for 2019

Exam registration:

You can register for the FCE exam at English Academy. Please bring with you your ID card/passport and a proof of a bank transfer. If you are unable to come you can send a person with your notarised written agreement and with a copy of your ID card/passport to register you.

The fee for the test for 2017 is 360 BGN, and 370 BGN for 2018. Fees must be paid by bank transfer to British Council bank account:
CITIBANK, 2 Maria Luiza Blvd, Sofia.
IBAN Leva account: BG77 CITI 9250 1051 0015 01

All FCE candidates registered at English Academy receive free access to the British Council online exam preparation plattform "Road to Success".

Course aims:

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • understand texts from a wide variety of sources
  • use English to make notes while someone is speaking in English
  • talk to people about a wide variety of topics
  • understand people talking in English on radio or television programmes
  • understand the main ideas of complex pieces of writing
  • keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics, expressing opinions and presenting arguments
  • produce clear, detailed writing, expressing opinions and explaining the advantages and disadvantages of different points of view

What to expect from the course: 

The course will:

  • Prepare you to take the FCE exam with improved confidence.
  • Improve your General English by increasing your confidence and ability to use the language more effectively.
  • Improve all areas of English; be able to read and hear more effectively, write more accurately, speak more fluently and accurately and increase your vocabulary range in written and spoken English.
  • Help you get a globally recognised certificate that is valid for life.
  • Build confidence in using English in real life situations.
  • Help you will get used to different exam tasks, timings and exam conditions and you will develop good exam techniques.
  • Homework is an integral part of the course and will allow you to identify, practise and improve in the areas you need to focus on at home based on your teacher'sindividualised feedback.