FCE & CAE Summer Courses


Intrigued about the Cambridge Exam Preparation courses? In this Academic Blog, one of our amazing teachers, Tom tells you everything you need to know about the Cambridge exam courses. The advantages, the content and what to expect while studying it. Tom is a seasoned exam teacher with an impeccable track record on students’ pass rates. So here is what he has to say.


“Have you ever thought about taking an official English qualification? Many English learners, sooner or later, think about taking an examination, whether for a specific job requirement, to get a certificate, or just to prove their ability to themselves. However, once they start to do some research they are confronted with a bewildering array of options, IELTS, CAE, TOEFL, BULATS, FCE, TOEIC, and more other confusing acronyms, which can make it a very difficult choice for the student!

I would like to talk about two exams from Cambridge, the First Certificate in English (FCE) and the Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), the value of taking those exams, and the advantages of studying for the test on our Cambridge summer course here at Tti School of English.

Both the FCE and the CAE are internationally recognised qualifications, with over 20,000 organisations specifically recognising the certificates, a number that is only growing. This figure includes businesses, academic institutions like schools and research centres, and even governments! They can be useful in college applications, as well as giving your CV the edge over other job candidates with similar work experience. One advantage in this area is that, unlike the IELTS and TOEIC certificates which both expire after just two years, once you have the FCE and CAE you have them for life!

There are also advantages in terms of language-learning itself; the Cambridge exams are the only major English tests that include a ‘Use of English’ section, the practice of which will improve your knowledge of the language as well as giving you more confidence with English grammar. Not only this, but the difficulty of the questions are targeted to students of a specific level (B2 for FCE, C1 for CAE), whereas in the IELTS and TOEIC there will be questions above your level as well as below because with those exams everybody takes the same text regardless of ability.


What are the benefits of taking a Cambridge exam course at Tti School of English in the summer? Of course, there are the obvious advantages of studying here in Camden, a vibrant counter-cultural hotspot in the heart of London, and learning at such a friendly school with a great community as we have here at Tti! The other thing we can offer is flexibility. Many dedicated courses for Cambridge exam preparation have a fixed length of say eight weeks, and a fixed start and end date. Here at Tti, we recognize that this is not always a realistic proposition for our busy students, who may have to fit any course around existing commitments like jobs or family, so we offer you the ability to choose when you start your course and how many weeks you want to study.”

So what are you waiting for? Contact us at info@ttischool.com for more information, or to book your course now!

Tips on how to nail the CAE Exam


The Cambridge Advanced Certificate is a much sought after qualification. It is the final reward for an often long journey of English Language studies. Here at Tti School, we offer preparation courses for the exam, led by our very experienced teachers – who boast an impeccable pass record. It is a long and demanding course which requires grit, endurance and hard work from the students. But fear not! We spoke to our teacher Luke who’s currently teaching the Cambridge Advanced course to ask for his best tips. And we asked his students what they expect from the course and exam. Keep on reading!

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Sports events around London


Summer and sports really go good together, especially when you don’t have to do the sports yourself and can watch others do them! In this blog entry, I’ve collected and compiled a list of sports events happening around London this summer which you might like to attend.

ICC Cricket World Cup

The Cricket World Cup is taking place in the UK this year with games scheduled in the Oval in Kennington. If you’d like to take a look at this popular English sport then what’s better to get an impression than to have a look at the biggest event happening in it?ICC Cricket

When: (30 May-14 July) 30 May, 2 June, 5 June, 9 June and 15 June
Where: (England and Wales) The Oval, London
Nearest Tube Station: Oval station
Website: icc-cricket.com


Mr Porter Nocturne London

The Nocturne Series is an established highlight of London’s event calendar and has been running since 2007. It was held in Smithfield Market, Farringdon before moving in 2016 to the City of London. At the core, this is a cycling event but it also involves fashion, music, food and drinks.Processed with VSCO with hb2 preset

When: 8 June
Where: Cheapside, London
Nearest Tube Station: St. Paul’s station
Website: http://www.nocturnecycling.com/


MLB London 2019: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

An old rivalry adds a new chapter to its book when the Boston Red Sox face the New York Yankees in London in one of the most heated sports rivalries of sports history. On June 29-30, history will be made as two regular season MLB games will be hosted in Europe for the very first time.MLB

When: 29-30 June
Where: London Stadium, London
Nearest Tube Station: Stratford Station, Pudding Mill Lane station, and Hackney Wick Station
Website: mlb.com/london-series


Wimbledon Championships 2019

WimbledonThe Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is regarded by many as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts.

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Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt in 1988, Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass.

Wimbledon remains one of the very few major UK sporting events where you can still buy premium tickets on the day of play.

Tickets are sold strictly on the basis of one per person queuing. More info: https://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/atoz/queueing.html

When: 1-14 July

Where: All England Club, London
Nearest Tube Station: Wimbledon Park
Website: https://www.wimbledon.com/index.html


Muller Anniversary Games 2019

Returning in 2019, the Müller Anniversary Games is one of the best international athletics meetings in the world and is not to be missed, attracting the world’s biggest athletics stars.Muller

When: 20-21 July
Where: London Stadium
Nearest Tube Station: Stratford Station, Pudding Mill Lane Station, and Hackney Wick Station
Website: https://london.diamondleague.com/tickets/#


Longines Global Champions Tour London 

Royal Hospital Chelsea will once again be the unique and prestigious venue for the London leg of the Longines Global Champions Tour. The high calibre showjumping event features the sport’s Olympic and World Champions.Longines

When: 2-4 August
Where: Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
Nearest Tube Station: Sloane Square



NFL London Games 2019

The world’s greatest American football competition returns to the UK in 2019 with four NFL fixtures announced for this year. The release of the International Series fixtures have become some of the most anticipated in the UK sporting calendar – and this year’s draw does not disappoint.wembley-nfl-0

This year sees the Los Angeles Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 2019 NFL London games will be played at both Wembley Stadium and at Tottenham’s new stadium, with each venue hosting two of the four games. These will be the inaugural games for the new and highly anticipated Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium.

Make sure you don’t miss out!

When: 6, 13, 27 of October & 3 of November.
Tottenham Hotspur & Wembley Stadium
Nearest Tube Station:
Wembley Park Station & White Hart Lane (Overground station)


Formula 1 British Grand Prix in Silverstone

This could be the last time Formula 1 comes to Silverstone so you should definitely go and take a look at it at the Home of British Motorsport. In addition to the race, Silverstone offers an incredible line-up of concerts and entertainment activities throughout the whole weekend.Formula 1

When: 12-14 July
Where: Silverstone Circuit
Get there: The best option would be to book a coach transfer. These mostly cost around £30.
Website: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2019-formula-1-british-grand-prix/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0ZL20JCR4gIVT77tCh0Z9QiEEAAYASAAEgJJpPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


2019 GoPro British Grand Prix MotoGP

The MotoGP race at Silverstone will be the pinnacle of two-wheel racing in the UK in 2019. In addition to the track action, there will be a line-up of concerts including Grammy winner Clean Bandit.MotoGP

When: 23-25 August
Where: Silverstone Circuit
Get there: Again the best option would be a coach bus. Prices start around £20.
Website: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2019-british-grand-prix-motogp/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlbnUvZmR4gIVypTtCh2WLAaEEAAYASAAEgK_nfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


Come to explore London! Book your course with us this summer visit our website www.ttischool.com or email us info@ttischool.com