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Cambridge B2
FIrst (FCE)

Cambridge B2 First (FCE)

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*In 2023: 94% exam success rate for people who took one of our preparation courses.

1 hour of individual coaching with a certified specialized trainer

Benefit from the expertise of a Cambridge B2 specialized trainer who can answer all your practical or theoretical questions and show you the premises where your exam will take place.

CHF 100 instead of CHF 115
for candidates taking their exam at inlingua Léman


hours of individual “mock exam” training

Take 5 hours of individual training with a Cambridge B2 specialized trainer to do at least one full exam (more if possible) and to plan your exam day in detail: test schedule, useful tips and tricks.

CHF 500 instead of CHF 575
for candidates taking the exam at inlingua Léman


INTENSIVE preparation course

Reach your goals quickly with our intensive courses of 2.5 hours per day and only 4 students maximum. Courses are guaranteed from the first person enrolled (see details and conditions).

CHF 600 per week


WEEKLY preparation courses

Prepare for the exam even if your schedule is tight: Our weekly courses (1h30 per week) in groups of max. 4 students allow you to progress at your own pace. Courses are guaranteed from the first person registered (see details and conditions).

CHF 340 per month


Cambridge B2 First (FCE) is an official Cambridge English qualification at upper-intermediate level, requiring competence in all the language skills set at Level B2 of the Council of Europe's Common Framework of Reference for Languages. 

At B2 level typical users can:

  • scan texts for relevant information
  • can make notes while someone is talking, or write a letter including non-standard requests
  • follow a talk on a familiar topic
  • keep up a conversation on a fairly wide range of topics

Who takes Cambridge B2 First (FCE)?

Cambridge B2 First (FCE) formerly known as the “First Certificate”, is the most widely taken exam Cambridge English Exam in Switzerland. Cambridge B2 First (FCE) is used as a school-leaving exam at almost all educational levels (Secondary School, KV, Gymnasium, higher education such as Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences). B2 First (FCE) is also used in the corporate sector. B2 First (FCE) is an asset to every CV and improves every application where English language skills are required.

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How is Cambridge B2 First (FCE) recognised?

Cambridge B2 First (FCE) is recognised as an entry or school-leaving qualification at various educational levels (e.g. KV M-Profile, Gymnasium, institutions of higher education, etc.). Many companies today require Cambridge B2 First (FCE) as a minimum requirement in regard to English language competence and, therefore, recognise Cambridge B2 First (FCE) as a reliable qualification.

Format of the exam

(%of total)

Reading and Use of English
(1 hour 15 minutes)

7 parts/
52 questions


Shows you can deal confidently with different types of text, such as fiction, newspapers and magazines. Tests your use of English with tasks that show how well you can control your grammar and vocabulary.

(1 hour 20 minutes)

2 parts


Requires you to be able to produce two different pieces of writing, such as letters, reports, reviews and essays.

(about 40 minutes)

4 parts/
30 questions


Requires you to be able to follow and understand a range of spoken materials, such as news programmes, presentations and everyday conversations.

(14 minutes per pair of candidates)

4 parts


Tests your ability to communicate effectively in face to face situations. You will take the Speaking test with one or two other candidates.


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