THE BENEFITS OF STUDYING CAMBRIDGE IGCSE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language is accepted by universities and employers as proof of ability to understand and communicate in English. It is aimed at students whose first language is not English, but who use English as a language of study.
A grade C in IGCSE English as a Second Language satisfies the English proficiency requirements of many universities in the UK and in other English speaking countries.
Please note that we also offer IGCSE English Language and IGCSE English Literature for those who are already fluent in English.’
KEY TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE
- Understanding, identifying and selecting texts
- Carrying out a range of writing tasks on a number of topics
- Describing and reporting a wide range of information
- Organising and presenting material in appropriate format
- Retrieving facts and details from a range of information
- Understanding ideas and the connection between them
- Authentic Speaking and Listening practice, with exam preparation via Skype
PRIOR REQUIREMENTS/HOURS OF STUDY
- Our Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language homeschooling course is for non-native English speakers. It assumes a basic level of fluency in the language
- The course includes live tutorials to prepare for the speaking exam
- Your child should allow for up to 150 hours’ study time to complete the course plus additional time for completing assignments. 150 hours is an approximate figure which depends on their learning abilities and the pace at which they work
- We offer Study Skills Sessions for those students who need some extra help managing their studies
THE SYLLABUS AND THE EXAM
The course will prepare your child for the reading, writing, speaking and listening parts of the syllabus for the Cambridge (CAIE) English as a Second Language syllabus 0511 or 0991.
The exam comprises three components:
Paper 2: Reading and Writing (2 hours) – 60% of the total mark
Paper 4: Listening (50 minutes) – 20% of the total mark
Component 5: Speaking (10-15 minutes) – 20% of the total mark
Please note that the marks for the Speaking component contribute to the overall grade.
There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient.