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Cambridge exam preparation
B2 First (formerly FCE), C1 Advanced (formerly CAE), C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE), Cambridge Business English exams (formerly BEC)
in and around Zurich
Prepare for your Cambridge exam in the comfort of your home or office, or in our classrooms in central Zurich.
The best way to get your Cambridge certificate!
Why do I need a Cambridge certificate?
It is advantageous to have a qualification in English as part of your portfolio for interviews, performance evaluations or applications to educational institutions. The Cambridge English Qualifications are among the most well-known language certificates around the world.
We will be delighted to support your learning and help you to get your Cambridge certificate. We offer private exam preparation that are tailored to your needs, so you can improve your language skills for the Cambridge English exams and achieve your goals.
What is tested in the Cambridge exams?
The exams test reading and listening comprehension, speaking, writing and grammar. With the Cambridge English Qualifications, you decide which language level you want to reach and then prepare for the exam. The results of the Cambridge English exams are based on the Cambridge English Scale:
What do our customers say about us?
"Harry identified my learning needs very well and coached me in these particular areas. It was a lot of fun and really helped me improve my English. Keep up the good work!"
— Sylvia, private English lessons
Why is nativespeakers.ch the right choice for me?
It's quick and easy to get started on your ideal exam course of lessons!
✓ Native speaker - you are guaranteed an English teacher who is a native speaker
✓ Personalised - English lessons at your level, focused on your needs
✓ Professional - experienced and qualified English teachers
✓ Flexible - learn when and where you want
✓ Hassle-free - friendly and personal
✓ Successful learning - motivating lessons make reaching your goals fun
Which Cambridge certificates can I prepare for?
Private lessons for B2 First (formerly Cambridge First Certificate/ FCE)
The B2 First (FCE) is an English qualification at an "independent-user" level. Users at this level can, for example, express their feelings and opinions in writing, understand the key content of complex texts and communicate spontaneously and fluently with native speakers.
The B2 First (FCE) is the most popular Cambridge English exam in Switzerland and is used at a very wide range of schools (upper secondary schools, vocational training centres, high schools, universities, colleges of higher education, technical colleges, etc.). The B2 First (Cambridge First Certificate) is also very well recognised in the business world and is therefore a valuable addition to any CV.
At upper secondary schools and vocational schools the B2 First (FCE) is often taken when starting or leaving school and is thus advantageous in the search for a job or apprenticeship. In many sectors of the business world, the B2 First (Cambridge First Certificate) is the minimum requirement for English language skills.
Private lessons for C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Advanced / CAE)
The C1 Advanced (CAE) is an English qualification at an "advanced" level. Users at this level can, for example, understand a wide range of demanding texts, express themselves spontaneously and fluently and comprehend implicit meanings, use English effectively and flexibly in social and professional situations, and discuss complex topics in a clear and structured way.
C1 Advanced (CAE) is widely known in Switzerland and is frequently used as a final examination at higher-level schools (high schools, universities, colleges, etc.). It adds value to any CV and is recognised by a wide range of companies in Switzerland as a reliable confirmation of advanced skills in English.
These days, many companies require at least the B2 First as proof of language competence. The C1 Advanced (Cambridge Advanced) gives you the opportunity to stand out from the competition and thus increases your chances of being selected for a job.
Private lessons for C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Proficiency / CPE)
The C2 Proficiency (CPE) is an English qualification at a "highly-advanced" level. Users at this level can, for example, easily understand practically everything they read or hear, express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, and clearly communicate finer nuances of meaning when discussing complex topics.
The C2 Proficiency (CPE) is the highest-level Cambridge qualification and is used at higher-level schools (high schools, universities, teacher training colleges, etc.) as an entrance or final exam. The C2 Proficiency (CPE) provides a solid basis for studying in English or working towards a doctorate. Because of its very high level, the C2 Proficiency (CPE) enables you to stand out prominently from the competition when looking for a job. The C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English Proficiency) is an outstanding achievement for anyone.
Private and in-company lessons for Cambridge Business English Qualifications
B1 Business Preliminary (BEC Preliminary), B2 Business Vantage (BEC Vantage), C1 Business Higher (BEC Higher)
No matter what your level is, we can help you improve your English. Whether you are at beginner or advanced level, you determine priorities with us, and we customise our teaching to your personal wishes and goals. Our English teachers can come to your workplace. Use your valuable time more effectively and make English lessons more convenient for you.
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How can I sign up for English lessons?
It is very easy. We recommend that you start with a no-obligation taster lesson before deciding on a lesson package:
Step 1: Book your no-obligation taster lesson
Step 2: Start this week and get to know your teacher!
Step 3: Choose the best lesson package
Online price calculator:
Your package for private lessons or company / group lessons will cost:
Why are private lessons the right choice for me?
You make rapid progress
You save time because your English teacher comes to you
You don’t need to travel to the lessons
You can reach your goals faster with a Cambridge English intensive course
You have more opportunity to speak English and gain greater confidence and fluency.
Your English teacher can focus on you, your needs and your questions
Lessons for one or two students – there is no difference in price
Focus on the areas that are most important for you
You decide the time and place of the lessons to fit in with your schedule
Start your private English lessons whenever you like
No need to wait until the next English course starts
You can also do your English course online
Where are my English lessons held?
Our English teachers can come to your home or workplace (in the city of Zurich and surrounding area). This saves you time and money. If you do not have a suitable room available, we will be happy to arrange a quiet classroom for your English lessons near Bellevue. For even more flexibility, you can also prepare for the Cambridge exams online.
I live and work outside the city of Zurich. Can I still have private lessons?
We also offer our private English lessons for Cambridge exam preparation outside of Zurich city. If you would like private lessons outside of Zurich city, please contact us to find out if one of our great teachers lives near you!
Here is a selection of places where nativespeakers.ch has provided private English lessons:
Canton Zurich: Adliswil, Birmensdorf, Bülach, Dietikon, Dietlikon, Dübendorf, Eglisau, Effretikon, Glattbrugg, Langnau am Albis, Regensdorf, Schlieren, Uster, Volketswil, Wallisellen, Wetzikon, Winterthur, etc.
Zurich city: City centre, Altstetten, Enge, Höngg, Oerlikon, Seefeld, Wiedikon, Wollishofen, etc.
Left side of Lake Zurich: Horgen, Kilchberg, Richterswil, Rüschlikon, Thalwil, Wädenswil, etc.
Right side of Lake Zurich: Küsnacht, Zollikon, etc.
Canton Schwyz: Altendorf, Freienbach, Lachen, Pfäffikon SZ, Rapperswil, Wollerau, etc.
Canton Aargau: Aarau, Baden, Lenzburg, etc.
When will my Cambridge exam preparation course take place?
Use your precious time more effectively and arrange your English lessons to fit in with your busy schedule. You decide when you want to improve your English and prepare for your exam.
How much does a Cambridge exam preparation course cost?
Prices for private English lessons for Cambridge exam preparation
In Zurich city – at your home or office
Lessons for one or two students – there is no difference in price
You decide the length of your lessons later (60 min., 90 min., 120 min., etc.)
You decide the time, place and frequency of your lessons
Lessons in our centrally located classroom
Lessons outside Zurich city
Group lessons (3 or more people)
Useful information for you
Cambridge English exams
Exam dates and registration
Exam dates and online registration for Cambridge English exams.