• Requisitos: Student has passed Level B2.1
  • Tipo: 1º and 2º semester
  • Horas: 60 horas / 4 horas por semana
  • Créditos: 4 ECTS
  • Certificación: Level B2.2 Idiomas Complutense
  • Coordinador: Richard Griffiths

Course Outline

ACCREDITATION B2 is a 60‐hr course with 15 hours of complementary work to be done outside class, in which the 5 main language skills are consolidated and practised:

  1. Oral expression (speaking)
  2. Oral interaction (conversation)
  3. Listening comprehension
  4. Reading comprehension
  5. Writing


This course is aimed at people looking to take the ‘CertAcles’ Accreditation exam in September. To that end, students are prepared not only in the linguistic elements required to pass the exam but also in ‘exam technique’. Students will be prepared for all papers of the exam and have the opportunity to practise the speaking part of the exam. Advice will also be given on how to manage your time in all papers. The course focuses on giving ample practice of
the four skills that are tested in the Accreditation exam.

Course Content

  • Preparing for the written exam
    • Describing people and places
    • Language of speculation and deduction
    • Describing habits
    • Tense review
    • Sentence structure and word order
    • Verb patterns
    • Gerunds and infinitives
    • Relative clauses
    • Review of the passive
  • Preparing for the speaking exam
    • Giving opinions
    • Comparing and contrasting
    • Turn‐taking
    • Speculating
    • Suggesting
    • Asking for + justifying opinions
    • Agreeing / Disagreeing
    • Reaching a conclusion
    • Question formation
  • Vocabulary: words and expressions related to the following:
    • Entertainment
    • Types of houses, rooms, furniture
    • Technology
    • Professions + places of work
    • Food + healthy eating habits
    • Cultural differences + diversity
    • Linking words and phrases
  • Writing: This includes a step by step guide to the different types of writing that may come up in the accreditation exam and work on the appropriate type of language needed for each.
    • A formal Email: including a cover letter for a job application
    • ’For and against’ essay
    • An ‘opinion’ essay
    • A review
    • An article
    • A report
  • Reading: A wide range of practice of the different types of reading tasks that can be found in the accreditation exam, such as multiple choice questions, short answer/sentence completion questions, multiple matching and gap fill tasks.
  • Listening: A wide range of practice of the different types of listening tasks that can be found in the accreditation exam such as multiple choice questions, short answer/sentence completion questions and multiple matching tasks.


Final mark = 60% continuous evaluation* + 40% final exam (compulsory)
*60% Continuous Evaluation (50% assessed tasks / homework + 10% participation)


The teacher will give details of the book, materials and class blog or email on the first day of class