Butterflies Learning Centre :: Cambridge

Starters – pre – A1 level
Movers – A1 level
Flyers – A2 level
KEY for schools – A2 level

Young Learners Cambridge

Introduction to every-day spoken and written English, helping increase confidence and motivation levels so children can communicate and develop their English skills.

The Cambridge exams have a written format and take into account familiar topics that highlight necessary competencies for successful communication.

At BLC we will prepare your children for the Cambridge exam focusing on the contents developed by the Cambridge programme, but whenever possible we will inject playful elements to the learning experience, as we believe that children learn better when they learn as they play.

Teens Cambridge Courses

PET – level B1

The PET courses demonstrate that a student has acquired key English language skills and has developed linguistic competencies that allow fluency of day-to-day communication. At this level, students can read simple texts and articles in English, can write letters, e-mails and short stories about everyday topics and develop their comprehension of factual information whilst being able to express their opinion about the subjects on discussion.

The topics discussed are generally of the students’ own interest or about general culture; independent research is encouraged with a view to provide opportunities for students to present the results of their work to their peers.

The objective of this course is to prepare the students to take the Cambridge PET Exam, however, as we strive to inspire and motivate our students at all levels, our courses contain a strong hands-on and playful component.

FCE – level B2 First

The B2 First certification prove that students have acquired the necessary language skills to live and work in a English-speaking country or are apt to attend university courses taught in English.

This is one of the most recognised Cambridge courses as it is accepted by thousands of businesses and universities worldwide.

During the course, students learn how to communicate effectively, are encouraged to express their opinion regarding diverse topics on discussion and present suitable arguments to defend their point of view. At this level, students’ writing skills are given special attention so that the work presented is clear, detailed and include a wide range of vocabulary and grammar.
The topics addressed during our sessions are always pertinent, real and of general or personal interest. We aim to work in a relaxed and informal manner, giving students the opportunity to put into practice their acquired knowledge.

Butterflies Learning Centre :: Cambridge

Young Adults //
Adults Cambridge Courses

CAE – level C1 Advanced

The preparation for the C1 Advanced course helps students to develop skills that allow them to make the most of their experience of studying in an English-speaking environment or of living in an English-speaking country.

It is an advanced certification that demonstrates one has the language skills sought by international companies and universities.

During the course, students will learn how to communicate efficiently and effectively in most technical or management positions, how to participate with confidence in work meetings or academic courses and seminar and how to generally communicate in a fluent manner during day-today activities.

Proficiency – level C2 Proficiency

This is the highest-level certification from Cambridge and it proves that you are an exceptionally fluent speaker of the English language.

Attaining this certification means that you have the level of English that’s needed to work in very senior professional or highly academic environments, for example on a postgraduate or PhD programme.

Please contact the centre for more information on this demanding an complex certification.

Exams and tests // Cambridge English

Expert in this matter

Teresa de Gruyter

Over the last decade Teresa has taken a special interest in preparing children and teenagers for the different Cambridge exam levels. She has worked as an ESL Teacher with many different language schools throughout the district of Lisbon, as well as an English Teacher to the Portuguese Curriculum from pre-school, to 1st, 2nd and 3rd cycles.

Teresa de Gruyter